Optelec Unveils ClearReader+, an Intuitive Portable Reading System with Text-to-Speech Technology

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High-tech portable reader offers low vision and blind users instant text recognition and audio playback by converting printed text-to-speech.

Within seconds a visually-impaired person can read any printed text

Being able to read a letter, cooking recipes or magazines when you have low vision or when you are blind could be a struggle, if not impossible. From now on you can enjoy reading again with the new Optelec ClearReader+ by Optelec.

Optelec, a world leader in innovative and life-changing assistive technology for the blind and visually challenged, is introducing its latest low vision and blindness solution, the portable Optelec ClearReader+, an intuitive reading system in a sleek and retro design. To read any printed text using text-to-speech, the Optelec ClearReader+ device combines ease-of-use with a high quality multilingual voice output and fast text recognition technology.

The Optelec ClearReader+ allows a visually impaired user to read any kind of printed material by just a press of a button within a matter of seconds. Access to printed documents such as magazines, newspapers, books or a letter from a friend has never been so easy. Portable and battery powered, the Optelec ClearReader+ assistive technology device can be used anywhere at home, at school or at work – making it ideal for reading a recipe in the kitchen, reading a book in your favourite chair or reading today’s newspaper in the garden.

With only five controls, the Optelec ClearReader+ is one of the most intuitive and user-friendly reading devices available for those with low vision and other retinal eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration. To operate, simply power on the unit, release the camera arm and place the reading material under the high resolution camera. Press the scan button to take a snap shot of the text, and in seconds the Optelec ClearReader+ will read the desired text in high quality speech.

Additionally, the Optelec ClearReader+ is easily customized to read text in different speeds, in up to twelve different languages and up to twenty-three different voices. For more information about the specifications of this device please visit http://www.optelec.com.

About Optelec
Based in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, Optelec is the leading distributor, designer and manufacturer of life-changing assistive technologies for people who are visually impaired and dyslexic with a multi-tier distribution in more than 60 countries. Visit http://www.optelec.com to find out more about our products and distributors.

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