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SKU: LEX-001
Individual Licensing: Single license listed below (3 installs)
Primary School Licensing: $3,096 Can (approx.)
Secondary School Licensing: $5,069 Can (approx.)
College/University Licensing (up to 5,000 students): $8,299 Can (approx.)
College/University Licensing (up to 10,000 students): $10,696 Can (approx.)
College/University Licensing (up to 15,000 students): $13,599 Can (approx.)
College/University Licensing (up to 20,000 students): $16,349 Can (approx.)
College/University Licensing (over 20,000 students): $18,899 Can (approx.)
Price: $550.62
$414.00

Option?:   _Lex Air Camera & LEX Software (Add $523.02)
Option?:   _ SMA for Lex with Lex Air (Add $379.50)
Additional voice 1?:   Danish (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 2?:   Dutch (NL) (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 3?:   French Canadian (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 4?:   German (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 5?:   Icelandic (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 6?:   Italian (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 7?:   Polish (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 8?:   Portuguese (PT and BR) (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 9?:   Romanian (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 10?:   Russian (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 11?:   Spanish (ES and MX) (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 12?:   Swedish (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 13?:   Turkish (Add $82.80)
Additional voice 14?:   Welsh (Add $82.80)
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Lex Software - Perfect Dyslexia Reading Aid!Lex Logo

Lex - Perfect Dyslexia Reading Aid! 

Lex Software - re-colour, re-format, annotate, magnify, read, import (virtually any electronic file), convert, bookmark... your perfect dyslexia reading aid! See screen.

Screenshot of Lex

What is Lex Software?

Lex is a specially designed software package for dyslexic users and users with learning difficulties that allows them to quickly acquire or import their documents and then convert them into a viewing style or document format that makes them far easier and faster to read and comprehend.

This includes colour adjustments, (colour replacement and tinting), line spacing adjustment, 6 viewing modes (visualisations), custom highlighting and many more.

Users can also have their documents read out loud in any one of 26 languages with the latest human sounding voices.
When purchased with the recommended LexCam, users can capture documents at up to 20 pages per minute, then store them on their PC, laptop or Mac* and never need the physical book or document again!

Who is Lex for?

Lex is for any dyslexic or learing difficulties user with a computer system, who wants near instant, easy and accurate access to printed (via scanner or LexCam) or electronic format documents.
It has been designed with the aid of dyslexia assessors and dyslexic students at Bristol University in the UK, to ensure its features are as honed as possible.

Lex Software with Lex Air could be your ideal system if you

Lex Software running on a Macbook Air with VMWare Fusion 4.0 and Windows 7 and 8 (future).

Experience a benefit from using coloured overlays or tints when reading.

Prefer reading documents in a particular type of font.

Can read documents more easily if the size of the font or spacing between letters and/or lines is increased slightly.

Find that when reading a whole page of text, the characters or words move around and it becomes difficult to follow the document.

Find that you can more quickly understand a passage of text if someone reads it out loud to you either at the same time as you are reading it, or separately.

Need to read or study more than one language?

What are Lex's benefits?

Lex features many benefits for dyslexic users as well as benefits over traditional dyslexic applications including

Users read faster and comprehend more of their document

This is Lex's number one benefit. With its advanced text visualisations and styling modes, users can find their perfect viewing style which makes reading far easier and more enjoyable.

This can also be combined with speech output to further increase reading speed and degree of document comprehension.

Ease of use

Lex Software has been designed to be as intuitive to use as possible.

Sensibly grouped features, easy access toolbars with specially designed icons make it possible for users to start using the software with no training at all!

Acquire and store entire text books in minutes Lex Software with Lex Air

Lex could be your ideal system if you

Lex software running on a Macbook Air with VMWare Fusion 4.0 and Windows 7.
Experience a benefit from using coloured overlays or tints when reading.
Prefer reading documents in a particular type of font.
Can read documents more easily if the size of the font or spacing between lines is increased slightly.
Find that when reading a whole page of text, the characters or words move around and it becomes difficult to follow the document.
Find that you can more quickly understand a passage of text if someone reads it out loud to you either at the same time as you are reading it, or separately.
Need to read or study more than one language.

Lex features many benefits for dyslexic users as well as benefits over traditional dyslexic applications including:

Users read faster and comprehend more of their document

This is Lex's number one benefit. With its advanced text visualisations and styling modes, users can find their perfect viewing style which makes reading far easier and more enjoyable. This can also be combined with speech output to further increase reading speed and degree of document comprehension.

Ease of use

Lex has been designed to be as intuitive to use as possible. Sensibly grouped features, easy access toolbars with specially designed icons make it possible for users to start using the software with no training at all!

Acquire and store entire text books (in minutes with LexCam)

Use standard flatbed scanners (from version 1.1 onwards) or the recommended LexCam to capture documents and books at up to 20 pages per minute. Once documents have been captured or scanned, they can be stored on your computer, meaning you never need to carry them with you again! Lex even remembers your exact position in each document when you re-open it.

Incredible accuracy

Lex uses the latest OCR (optical character recognition) technologies to ensure it is as accurate as possible. This means importing poor quality image based PDF files or previously scanned documents still give excellent results.

Licensed for 3 installs per user

Install the Lex software on up to 3 machines with every purchase, allowing the user to read and transfer their documents to multiple machines.

Multi-touch support

Lex fully utilises the power of multi-touch on Microsoft Windows 7 to make the software more accessible. Simply double tap on a word to start reading from it or use pinch zoom for example.

Import and Export your documents

Import any existing electronic format document - PDF, Word, Email etc and reformat and read it directly in Lex. Export (including Quick Export) documents to Word, txt, RTF, MP3. MP3 export can be very useful as a revision aid. (Please note for most document import formats, either Microsoft Office is required or a suitable PDF printer).

Quality of speech

Using the latest natural sounding voices, Lex's voices are clear and easy to listen to for long periods.
Automatic language switching: Lex is the only dyslexia software currently available that features the revolutionary automatic language detection and switching. This makes it ideal for users wanting to read more than one language - even on the same page!

* Mac users must be running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer, together with VMWare Fusion 4.0 or newer with Windows 7.

Lex Software Key Features

New Features include

Crop to text

When capturing or scanning a document, Lex now has the ability to remove the additional area outside of your main document (background permitting) which means it stores only the information you need it to. This can also improve the quality of exported Microsoft Word documents.

Crop to text

Pause on line breaks

To help break up the reading of your documents, Lex now features the ability to automatically pause at the end of every line. This is especially useful when reading lists and tables.

Pause on line breaks

Line, word and character spacing

The spacing options for text have now been enhanced to include word and characters adjustments as well as line spacing. This means users can perfectly tweak the layout of the recognised text within their documents to precisely suit their visual preferences.

Line, word and character spacing

Key Features

Lex Software allows dyslexic users of all ages and capabilities and users with other learning difficulties the ability to to read their documents faster and more easily than ever before. Some of its key features include:

Lex Air icon for aquiring documents.

Import / acquire images quickly and easily

Quickly import practically any document on your PC or Mac*, either directly through Windows Explorer or "File" -> "Import" in the menu.

 Import & acquire images quickly and easily

Easy to use

The Lex software has been designed to be as simple to operate as possible - with just a few keystrokes you perform all the main functions. The adjustable size easy access toolbars with clear, colourful icons give instant access to all the main controls.

Lex Main Toolbar

Speech output of documents

Lex can instantly begin reading your document out loud at any point with a simple double-left click on your desired starting point. For many users, the speech output combined with the enhanced visualisations of the document make reading far easier.

Speech output of documents

Enhanced visualisations for reading

Lex features a total of 9 different colour enhanced or re-formatted modes to ensure the user can find the exact reading style that best suits their needs. These are:

Enhanced visualisations for reading

1) Image View

This shows the original image of the document that can then be altered and enhanced. Image mode is most commonly used when a user has hand written documents where Lex is unable to recognise the handwriting so that it can be re-formatted. It's also ideal for looking at purely photographic documents. Image view contains four modes:

Image view

a) Colour

This is the original representation of the document where users can adjust the image saturation to enhance their document.

Colour

Image view colour

b) Tint

Subtly enhances the document with an effect that is directly comparable to the use of a coloured overlay.

Tint view

Image view tint

c) Enhanced Greyscale

This is stronger than tint in that it actually replaces the colours of the document with your chosen two colour combination. For users who prefer reading text in a particular colour combination, this will likely be of benefit to them.

Enhanced greyscale

Image view greyscale

d) Binary

A variation on Enhanced Greyscale mode, Binary can help to bring out the user's document in their chosen two colour combination even if the document contains coloured backgrounds with similarly coloured text on top of them.

Binary view

Image view greyscale

2) Overlay View

This unique mode allows you to retain your document layout and full colour images whilst fully enhancing the text. You can simply click on a word to start Lex reading your document to you from that point.

Overlay view

Overlay view

3) Column View

This view automatically wraps text across the screen depending on the user's chosen magnification level. The document can then be scrolled and read vertically.

Column view

Column view

4) Horizontal View

This view stretches all of your document's text into a single line, reducing potential confusion and interference that can be caused by multiple lines of text.

Horizontal view

Horizontal view

5) Vertical View

This view centres a single word on each line which can then be scrolled vertically. For certain users this can greatly increase their reading speed and comprehension

Vertical view

Vertical view

6) Word View

This displays one word of text on screen at a time, in the middle. This view can be ideal for younger users or users with certain levels of dyslexia.

Word view

Word view

Instant Next and Previous Screen reading

Next and Previous screen allows instant navigation around your document one screen of text at a time with no scrolling or blurring of text. Just read what's on the screen and press the next screen button. No scrolling of text means less eye strain and faster and more comfortable reading!

Instant next and previous screen reading

Text highlighting

Three customisable text highlights are present- underline, rectangle and inverse.

Text highlighting

Highlighting underline Text highlighting rectangle Text highlighting inverse

Annotate documents

Lex's annotation feature allows users to quickly and easily add notes or comments to particular points in their document. This is ideal for creating revision notes to refer back to at a later date

Annotate documents

Bookmark documents

Place bookmarks in your documents to be able to navigate back to them immediately (e.g. for chapter headings in books)

Bookmark documents

Text search

Powerful text search functionality lets you navigate straight to any word or phrase in a document, saving time.

Text search

Edit Pages

Made a mistake in your document? Simply remove the page, re-order it, rotate it, re-recognise it or delete it with a simple to use "Pages" dialog

Edit pages

Dictionary lookup

Lex features an integrated dictionary to allow instant lookup of words with fully accessible definitions, (currently UK / US only).

Dictionary lookup

Speak punctuation

For users needing to hear all punctuation being read aloud, they can instantly enable "Speak punctuation". All forms of punctuation are then fully verbalised. Please note, this is for US and UK voices only at present.

Speak punctuation

Speech replacements

Easily correct the pronunciation of a word by editing it in the "Speech replacements" dialog. This is very useful for people and place names. The replacement dictionary can also be exported and imported to different computers.

Speech replacements

Full Mac OS X support

Mac users running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer, together with VMWare Fusion 4.0 or newer with Windows 7 can enjoy all of Lex's powerful features as if it were running natively on Mac!

Full Mac OS X support

Affordable site licenses

For schools, colleges and universities of all sizes, VisionAid International offer exceptional value site licenses. Please ask us for details - 1-877-724-4922.

Multiple Language Support with Auto Language Switching

Lex is the first dyslexic software that features full automatic language detection. It is highly intelligent and allows sentence-by-sentence switching making it the perfect tool for learning and reading in multiple languages.

Lex ships with one voice pack as standard. Additional Voice Packs can be trialled free of charge for 30 days and then easily activated once purchased from your local distributor.

Please see the table below for the full list of supported languages

Lex 20+ Languages

Windows 7 multi-touch support

Featuring pinch and stretch zoom, press and hold document panning and double tap reading on a word, Lex can be even more intuitive to operate with a multi-touch enabled device running Microsoft Windows 7.

lex-win7.png

 Specifications

Lex Magnification and Performance

Magnification 0.2 to 4x on a 22 inch screen
Time to read (approximate)
This depends on both the computer speed
and complexity of document
Intel Atom (dual core): 15 seconds 
Intel Core2Duo: 4 seconds 
Intel Core i5: 2 seconds

Lex Documents

See the table below for information on the Lex document format (VisionAid Document format (VAD)) and supported import / export document types with the Lex software

Please note, for importing and export for documents other than image files or PDFs, Microsoft Office must be installed on the user's computer.

VisionAid Document Format: Size per page: 0.2 to 3 MB (typically 1MB per page)
Multi-page capture speed: Up to 20 pages per minute
Import formats supported: Adobe PDF, Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF), MS Excel (XLS and XLSX), MS PowerPoint (PPT and PPTX), MS Word (DOC and DOCX), OpenDocument Formats (ODF), plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF)
Export formats supported: Adobe PDF, Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF), Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX), MP3, Open Document Format (ODF) plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF).

Lex Computer Requirements

Although Lex will function on any computer system 3 years old or newer, below is information on the minimum and recommended computer requirements.

Minimum

Processor: Single core Intel Atom 1.6Ghz or equivalent
Operating System: Windows XP (32 bit only), Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bit)
RAM: XP 512MB, Vista 1.5GB, 7 - 1GB
HDD Space: Language dependent, minimum 400MB

Recommended

Processor: Core2Duo 2.0 Ghz or faster
Operating System: Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
RAM: XP 1GB, Vista 2.0 GB, 7 - 2GB
HDD Space: 5 GB (to include document storage)

Lex Software Overview

Lex Software Quick Reference

Software Maintaince Agreement – SMA (only available with Lex Air camera)

Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA)

Includes the next two (2) major software release

Major software releases are planned to be an annual event

NOTE: Download only

Lex Handout - Easy 4 page overview of Lex Software

Contact us for a free 30 day trial of the Lex Software

Site licences: From Primary School and above include all languages and Vocalizer voices.

Installation Note

Lex Software and each language you require must be installed on your computer. Therefore, for Lex Software English you must install 1) Lex Software and 2) English Language from the installation pack. To use French at the same time, the French Language pack must be installed (for a total of 3 program installations).

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