1026 East 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (410) 235-3073
Reading Print Material
This list of resources is divided into two sections, devices that enlarge print text and present it visually and devices that convert print into speech. You will notice that some companies provide both types of devices and more. Descriptions were taken from the companies’ web sites.
141 Parker St., Suite 210
Maynard, MA 01754
Phone: (800) 681-5909
Fax: (253) 595-3623
Web site: http://www.abisee.com
Maker of Zoom-Ex "three tools in one'" scanner, reader and magnifier. Also sells ZoomTwix video camera and Zoom Office software.
AI Squared, Inc.
P.O. Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-3612
Toll Free: (800) 859-0270
Fax: (802) 362-1760
Web site: http://www.aisquared.com
Sells ZoomText magnification software; offers a downloadable 60-day trial version.
Beyond Sight, Inc.
Reseller of screen readers and magnification software, closed circuit televisions, Braille embossers, scanners and many other low tech items.
Central Vision Solutions
111 Warren Rd.
Phone: (410) 667-3633
Fax: (410) 667-0330
Local distributor of low vision aids sold by Enhanced Vision Systems Inc.
Chesapeake Low Vision Inc.
Phone: (410) 515-0536
Distributor of optelec Products
Clarity USA Inc.
2222 Park Place, Suite 1C
Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (800) 575-1456
Fax: (775) 7783-0966
Web site: http://www.clarityusa.com
Sells Clarity video magnifiers including portable and tablemate Inline models.
Enhanced Vision Systems Inc.
5882 Machine Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA92649
Phone: (888) 811-3611
Fax: (714) 374-1821
Web site: http://www.enhancedvision.com
Manufactures the Jordy (head-born magnifier); Merlin closed circuit television; Flipper Auto-focus camera; Amigo portable desktop magnifier; and Nemo pocket-sized digital magnifier.
Provides assistive technology solutions and training including closed circuit televisions.
Products include: my Reader, a stand-alone closed circuit television; the first low vision auto-reader.
Manufactures flat panel, auto focus, manual focus, as well as PC compatible closed circuit television systems.
3030 Enterprise Court, Suite C
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: (800) 828-1056
Fax: (800) 929-2444
Web site: http://www.optelec.com
Manufactures and distributes closed circuit televisions; magnifiers; accessible PDA's; as well as speech and Braille products.
Readers that convert print to speech.
KNFB Reading Technology Inc.
15 Walnut St., Suite 200
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Phone: (877) 547-1500
Web site: http://www.knfbreader.com
Hand held reading machine that converts printed text into speech. This portable device reads most printed documents, from letters and memos to pages in a book. It also reads restaurant menus, address labels, package information, and instructions. The machine stores thousands of printed pages with easily obtainable extra memory and its files can be transferred to desktop and laptop computers or Braille notetakers.
Envision America Inc.
Manufactures a bar code reader called the I.D.Mate. Bar code reader will identify product labels on cans, boxes and other items.
11800-31st Court N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Toll Free within the US: (800) 444-4443
Worldwide: (727) 803-8000
Fax: (727) 803-8001
Web site: http://www.freedomscientific.com/
SARA™ (Scanning and Reading Appliance) uses the latest in advanced optical character recognition (OCR) technology to scan text and then read it aloud in crisp, clear speech in a variety of voices and languages.
Produces software for reading Daisy books, with special emphasis on math and science.
Guerilla Technologies Inc.
Manufactures a variety of reading machines to scan printed materials into text.
Products include: Victor Reader family of digital talking book players and ScannaR. There are several Victor players that enable the user to read digital audio books in DAISY format available from such sources as the NLS Library Program and Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic. The ScannaR is a flat–bed scanner that will scan any text document and read it back to you in seconds. It does not need to be connected to a PC, as it has its own hard drive with room for up to 500,000 pages of text.
Kurzweil Educational Systems Inc.
Maker of Kurzweil 1000 software for scanning printed text in a variety of formats and converting it to speech. Also manufactures the Kurzweil 3000 software for people with learning disabilities.