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Losing your sight is life changing, and a struggle when it comes to computers, which is why GuideConnect brings you simple talking technology, for sending emails, reading books, browsing the internet, and much more. GuideConnect is the simplest way for anyone with sight loss to get online, send email and be entertained. Add GuideConnect to your existing computer or choose a new GuideConnect Package. You can connect to CNIB’s library, CELA (The Centre for Equitable Library Access) using GuideConnect.
Simple talking technology for everyday computer use
Simple step-by-step menus help you complete every task
High contrast large print text, as BIG as your eyes need
Human sounding voices guide you every step of the way
Touch, remote, keyboard or mouse access
Write emails, documents, or search the internet with your voice
The simplest way to write, send and receive email
Compose letters and print envelopes
Effortlessly browse the web
Scan and read your print mail
Listen to audio books or today’s newspapers
Maintain a calendar and receive timely reminders
Tune in to your favorite radio stations
Losing your sight is life changing. Technology could help you gain greater independence, but what if you don’t feel confident?
GuideConnect is a talking digital assistant that brings you closer to family and friends. It helps you manage your everyday life and have fun. Simple internet access makes it easy to find information, be entertained and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world. GuideConnect is thoughtfully designed by and for people with sight loss, enabling you to enlarge the text or have it read to you. There are straightforward menus and lots of help. GuideConnect will talk you through every step of the way – you won’t believe how easy it is to use!
Never get lost or overwhelmed – GuideConnect’s simple step-by-step menus talk you through your choices.
Whether you’re composing an email, browsing the internet or scanning your mail, GuideConnect simplifies the process into a series of effortless steps.
Follow along with high contrast, large print talking menus and you’ll have achieved your task before you know it.
Unlike iPads and other tablets, with GuideConnect there’s no restriction on how big you make the words. Choose large print menus and text, wherever you need them.
High contrast colors that suit your sight and a selection of easy-to-read text fonts, ensure you can always see the action.
With GuideConnect there’s no small text, no searching for low contrast app icons and no complicated gestures to remember.
Everything is read aloud with GuideConnect. The simple step-by-step menus are spoken at a speed that suits you. You can hear email from a family member read aloud, as if they were in the room. Have today’s post announced for your ears only.
Whether you choose GuideConnect for your TV, tablet or on a computer, the voice announces just enough information, so you always feel in control and never overwhelmed.
GuideConnect includes a selection of human sounding voices and can read as slow or as fast as you are accustomed to.
GuideConnect’s simple voice input makes life even simpler. Writing a letter to an old friend? Use voice input in documents to quickly compose a detailed message. Sending an email? Voice input makes adding email addresses and content fast and easy. Want to know what the weather will be like today? Just open the web browser and ask the question!
GuideConnect’s touchscreen access is ideal for partially sighted people who have chosen a portable tablet or touchscreen laptop. There are no complex gestures to memorise, just the handy side buttons that sit naturally under your fingers.
For the quickest access to GuideConnect’s entertainment features, reach for the Dolphin remote control. The natural partner for TV and tablet users, the Dolphin Remote can also be paired with your laptop or desktop computer. Sit back in your favorite chair and use the simple tactile buttons that feel instantly familiar.
For people that choose a laptop or desktop solution, GuideConnect is equally intuitive with your favorite keyboard and mouse.
Email has never been easier or more accessible than with GuideConnect. The simple speaking menus walk you through every step of writing, sending and receiving email.
New email – GuideConnect will notify you
Composing a response – GuideConnect will read as you type
Proofing for mistakes – GuideConnect alerts you to spelling errors
Add a contact to the address book – GuideConnect assists you
With talking, high contrast, large print menus that patiently guide you, staying in touch with friends and family has never been simpler.
Never miss an appointment or birthday again. Add events and receive timely reminders. There are no complex calendars to navigate. With GuideConnect all the details are in large, high contrast print and also spoken.
Store your contacts’ addresses, email addresses and phone numbers in GuideConnect’s address book. Effortlessly and independently send an email, write a letter, or print an envelope or a label.
Experience the widest range of audio books, human narrated and delivered with large, crystal clear text. From top ten best sellers to old classics, romance to tragedy, GuideConnect has them all, free and ready to read. Simply sign up to your regional accessible library provider and get reading.
Explore the full list of library providers and sign up for their free services, then browse titles in your local language by popular titles, genre, title or author.
GuideConnect Libraries: Anderslezen; Bookshare; epubBoks; KDD; LEGIMUS; LIBRO PARLATO; MTM Taltidningar; NFB; NEWSLINE; NLB; NLS BARD; Nota; Passend Lezen; Project Gutenberg; RNIB Newsagent; RNIB Overdrive; UICI; Vision Australia; CNIB’s library, CELA (The Centre for Equitable Library Access)
Local, regional and national newspapers are all accessible and delivered daily with GuideConnect.
With print as big as you need it, you can browse the headlines and the sections.
Love sport? Jump straight in! With GuideConnect you can choose, read and listen to the articles that interest you.
Browse thousands of local, regional and national radio stations, or just play your favourites.
Discover stations catering for all kinds of interests and groups of people.
Listen to content while using other GuideConnect features, or just sit back and enjoy the programme with your Dolphin remote in hand.
Easily find your station with GuideConnect’s speech, high contrast text and station preset buttons.
With GuideConnect, there’s no need to wait for someone sighted to visit and read your mail. You can independently and – most importantly – privately read your letters and print documents.
GuideConnect is the simplest way to hear printed text read aloud. Choose GuideConnect’s tablet package and use the inbuilt camera. Or TV and computer users can plug in a lightweight scanner.
Add high contrast colours to make the text or images easier on the eye. Save photos to look at again, and again.
GuideConnect is intuitive to use, so that even if you’re new to technology or lack confidence, it’s easy to get started with the clear and simple menus.
Tweak the speech and magnification to suit your visual impairment and know that GuideConnect can evolve with you if your sight changes.
Large print that can be as big as you need, in the font and colours of your choice.
Every option is announced with a human-sounding voice – it’s like having a person guiding you every step of the way
GuideConnect is so simple to use – get started quickly and easily, even if you are lacking in confidence or new to technology.
Step-by-step video tutorials guide you through the basics.
Set-up is stress-free with helpful hints and tips for a friend or relative.
Easily use email to send messages and documents for business and pleasure.
Simple internet access means you can share photos online to celebrate family news and special events.
Use online forums to discover what’s happening in your local community, make new friends with similar interests, and stay in touch.
GuideConnect’s straightforward menus mean you’ll find connecting and communicating painless.
GuideConnect makes it easy to organize daily appointments and tasks.
Checking information on the web and shopping online are a piece of cake.
Easily sort out internet banking matters and pay bills.
There is no more waiting around – independently read and respond to your own post.
Computer & Processor Celeron N4100 / Intel Core i3 or higher
Memory (RAM) Minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) RAM
Hard disk Minimum of 64 gigabytes (GB)
Operating System The following operating systems are supported:
Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Audio Sound card and speakers/headphones for audio output
Input Any standard pointing device (mouse/trackpad).
Dolphin Remote also supported
Connectivity: Internet connection required for downloading books, newspapers, radio, email, web browsing and product updates; Bluetooth required for connecting a Dolphin Remote
Available GuideConnect Packages: Tablet; TV; Laptop; Desktop; All-in-One Desktop
SKU: DLP-GC-SW - Software (Download)
SKU: DLP-GC-ADD - Additional License
SKU: DLP-GC-SMA - Annual Software Maintenance Agreement
SKU: DLP-GR-RMT - GuideReader Remote
GuideConnect Keyboard Shortcuts