SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance
SARA is an affordable and easy-to-use stationary solution for reading a wide variety of printed material, including books, mail, newspapers, magazines, and so much more. Using OCR technology, the SARA scan texts and reads it aloud in crisp, clear speech with your choice of human-like voices and languages. SARA automatically stores and remembers the contents of hundreds of thousands of scanned pages.
SARA is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for people who are blind or have low vision. SARA is simple to use, and quickly converts printed text to spoken text. No computer experience is needed. Read your documents without the need for sighted assistance.
Easy to learn, easy to use - no computer experience needed
Convert printed text to human-like speech in your choice of voices and languages
Built-in keypad with brightly-colored tactile keys and an audible menu
Add a monitor for a complete low-vision scanning and reading appliance
Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
Fast, automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
Save files in SARA or send to a USB thumb drive
Two models to choose from:
1) SARA includes all features plus a built-in flatbed scanner
2) SARA CE includes all features plus a document camera providing instantaneous access to printed material
Built-in Braille support
Start using the SARA right out of the box, with no experience or training. Large color-coded keys with raised markings make the operation simple. Just place your book or document on the SARA, and press the scan button. The SARA automatically recognizes the text and reads it to you. You control the speech rate, and volume.
The low vision user can attach a computer monitor, providing colorful, large print access to complement the speech. The blind and deaf-blind have the additional option of reading with the SARA in Braille by connecting a Braille display via the SARA’s USB port.
Intuitive Help button describes every button’s function
Read books you have saved on CD and also read DAISY-format books
35 interchangeable text and monitor background color combinations for the best appearance when using a monitor
Includes a classic literature starter library of 100 books
This product has a 12-month warranty.