The PEARL, combined with OpenBook scanning and reading software, brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human-sounding voices. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material and begins reading it aloud instantly. You control the voice and the reading rate. You can display the text so that it wraps on the screen, enlarge the font, change the font style, and change the foreground and background colors.
In automatic mode, the PEARL senses motion, so it knows to snap an image and begin reading again whenever you turn a page.
The PEARL sets up in seconds and folds into a compact 14”x 3”x 2 1/8” package, and zips into its protective neoprene case for maximum portability.
OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, using high-quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology. OpenBook is innovative software designed to enhance success for people who are blind or have low vision who need access to printed and electronic materials. OpenBook and the PEARL document camera create a complete scanning and reading system for work, home, and school.
Convert printed text to natural, human-like speech in many languages
Powerful optical character recognition provides editable text
Scan bound books and maintain pagination
Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
Lightning-fast OCR with the PEARL document camera
Automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
Versatile document navigation and management tools maximize your productivity
Enhanced ability to search for and download books and other materials from the Internet
Full support for listening to DAISY and other audio files
Add comments and highlighting for increased productivity
Emboss Braille documents directly from OpenBook
Export to other applications like Microsoft® Word®
Common key commands with JAWS® and MAGic®
Built-in photocopy functionality