Reading Machines

Book readers and reading machines will read text out loud for the blind visually impaired. We carry portable to desktop solutions and computer-based to standalone solutions. Read aloud books, newspapers, & typewritten mail. Some operate with a camera & some with a scanner.

  • Reizen Daisy Digital Recorder and Player

    Internet access for FM radio/podcast recording
    Availability: In Stock
    SKU: 307591
    List Price: $259.95
    Our Price: $219.95
    You Save: $40.00 (15%)
    Specs: ?8GB internal memory, external memory extended up to 32GB with SD card ?DODP application connecting to...
  • ReadDesk Lite Plus Scanner- Reader- Magnifier

    Hear text aloud, magnify on a PC & save as PDF/MP3
    Availability: In Stock
    SKU: 357123
    List Price: $999.00
    Our Price: $895.00
    You Save: $104.00 (10%)
    Hear books, newspapers, prescription labels, utility bills and other text and documents read to you? plus, convert...

Optical character recognition (optical character reader, OCR) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text, whether from a scanned document, a photo of a document, a scene-photo (for example the text on signs and billboards in a landscape photo) or from subtitle text superimposed on an image (for example from a television broadcast).[1] It is widely used as a form of data entry from printed paper data records, whether passport documents, invoices, bank statements, computerised receipts, business cards, mail, printouts of static-data, or any suitable documentation. It is a common method of digitising printed texts so that it can be electronically edited, searched, stored more compactly, displayed on-line, and used in machine processes such as cognitive computing, machine translation, (extracted) text-to-speech, key data and text mining. OCR is a field of research in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision.