The Intel Reader enhances independence for people with reading-based learning difficulties, visual impairments, or blindness by providing convenient and flexible access to a variety of printed materials. The unique design of the Intel Reader combines a high-resolution camera with the power of an Intel Atom processor, to take a picture of printed text, convert it to digital text and then read it aloud to the user. For adults and children facing challenges in reading, improving access to the printed word can be life-changing. Being able to “read” for yourself can increase your freedom, enjoyment and confidence, and it can help you accomplish more at school or work. Capturing and playing back text with the Intel Reader is as easy as point, shoot, listen. You just hold the Intel Reader over the printed text, push the “Capture” button to take a picture of the page and the Intel Reader will play it back to you on the spot. You can listen to it through the earphones if you want more privacy.
The mobile device that reads print aloud
The Intel Reader, easy access to functions and features. View larger
The Intel Reader, more easily accessible functions and features. View larger
Weighing just over 600 grams and about the size of a paperback book, the Intel Reader fits easily in a handbag or backpack and is ideal for reading on the go, with a sturdy magnesium case and generous battery life. Point-shoot-listen mode enables reading in a variety of locations, from work and school to shopping or travel, making it easy to read product labels, concert programs, guidebooks and other text on the go, and the earphones allow private listening, clearly and discretely, without disturbing others.
Gain Independence, Privacy and Confidence
The Intel Reader does not require sight to operate. Easy-to-locate buttons, audio and visual navigation, and straightforward menus make it easy to locate the functions you need. For people with low vision, the large screen display can zoom in and out and text size can easily be adjusted.
Content Management Features
The Intel Reader helps you organise and access your content efficiently so you can accomplish tasks faster. The library feature lets you bookmark favourite documents for fast access. The Intel Reader allows you to navigate within a document by word, sentence, or by page, and go to a specific page or jump to the beginning or the end. During playback, the text is highlighted as it is read aloud, and the Intel Reader can pause and spell out highlighted words.
Convenient Bulk Capture for Large Documents
The Intel Portable Capture Station is used with the Intel Reader to quickly and conveniently capture large amounts of text for school, work or pleasure. The sturdy, portable stand enables complete, rapid text capture, holding the camera to help capture books, magazines, newspapers, and other documents. A transparent film holds books flat for easy capture, and the large, easy-to-find capture button on the base helps users quickly capture lots of pages. The Capture Station folds up into a convenient briefcase size for use at home, work or school. It is sold separately from the Intel Reader. The Intel Reader will function without the Portable Capture Station.
Content and Playback Choices
The Intel Reader can store and play back a wide choice of content. It will play most content, including MP3, DAISY* books and even text transferred from a PC or Mac*, as well as MP3 or WAV music files. It can also generate audio versions of printed materials, such as MP3s, that can be played on most digital music players or computers. Users can play back content with lifelike voices, selecting gender, pitch, and speed to suit their personal preferences. A USB connection makes it easy to transfer files to or from a personal computer or USB drive.
The Intel Reader has been tested and successfully used by people of all vision levels, including those who have visual impairments such as partial sightedness or are blind.