Dolphin GuideConnect Desktop

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Dolphin GuideConnect Desktop

Manage everyday life and have fun with the GuideConnect Desktop Computer!
The GuideConnect low vision all-in-one computer 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. 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!  You can connect to CNIB’s library, CELA (The Centre for Equitable Library Access) using GuideConnect.

The GuideConnect all-in-one touchscreen computer arrives preinstalled with the Dolphin GuideConnect software.

Easy-to-Use Low Vision Computer
Complete tasks with simple step-by-step menus
View high-contrast, large print text on the 24″ touchscreen
Listen to the human sounding voices guide you every step of the way
Navigate via touchscreen, mouse pad, keyboard or optional remote
Write emails, documents, or search the internet with your voice
Effortlessly browse the web
Listen to audio books, today’s newspapers or your favorite radio station
Use forward-facing camera for self-view: Useful for grooming
Plug and play: Works straight out of the box
Save space with this 24″ all-in-one touchscreen computer – no bulky tower

Effortless email, entertainment and internet

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!

Meet GuideConnect

How to use GuideConnect - With the Keyboard & Mouse

How to use GuideConnect - With the Touchscreen

GuideConnect Touchscreen Guide

How to use GuideConnect - Voice Input

How to use GuideConnect - With the Dolphin Remote

Simple step-by-step menus

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.
Simple step-by-step menus

Text and menus as BIG as you need

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.
Text and menus as BIG as you need

Talks you through every task

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.
Talks you through every task

Voice Input

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!
Voice Input

Flexible access - touch, remote, keyboard or mouse

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.

Effortlessly write, send and receive email

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.

Manage your calendar and address book

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.

Browse and read 1000s of free audio books

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)

Newspapers you can read, delivered daily

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.

Listen to the radio

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.

Scan and read your mail, independently

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.

Thoughtfully designed by and for people with sight loss

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

Get started right away with technology made simple

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.

Stay connected with family and friends

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.

Manage Everyday Tasks Independently

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. 

GuideConnect System Requirements

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

Manuals and User Guides

GuideConnect Training Manual: DOCX  |   PDF

PDF DocumentUS English GuideConnect QRG

Word DocumentUS English GuideConnect QRG

Available GuideConnect Packages: Tablet; TV; Laptop; Desktop; All-in-One Desktop

SKU: DLP-GC-AIO - GuideConnect All-in-One Desktop Computer

SKU: DLP-GC-ADD - Additional License
SKU: DLP-GC-SMA - Annual Software Maintenance Agreement
SKU: DLP-GR-RMT - GuideReader Remote

GuideConnect Remote

GuideConnect Keyboard Shortcuts

Meet GuideConnect - 7 Video(s)

Meet GuideConnect

GuideConnect on Your TV, with a Remote Control

How to use GuideConnect - With the Keyboard & Mouse

How to use GuideConnect - With the Dolphin Remote

How to use GuideConnect - With the Touchscreen

How to use GuideConnect - Voice Input (English Speaking)

How to use GuideConnect - New Dolphin Remote

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