[AI] portable reader.

harish kotian hpkotian at rbi.org.in
Mon Jul 23 07:20:33 EDT 2007


Hi

Access to Accessable technology is not a very far dream these days.

In a year or 2, I estimate there would be many comperable technology for a 
more competitive price.

Harish.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "moiz tundawala" <moiztundawala at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] portable reader.


> Ah, Most unfortunate!
> Can't anything be done? Accessible technology at affordable prices is
> the need of the hour, especially in developping countries.
> Moiz.
>
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> Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:53:12 +0530
> From: "Amiyo Biswas" <
> amiyo.biswas at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [AI] portable reader
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> Hello,
>
> The current price is $2550. It does not support any Indian language. The
> company does not have an agent in India. You can see the details at
> www.knfbreader.com
>
> Best regards,
>
> Amiyo.
>
> Cell: +91-9433464329
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Prasanna Pincha" <
> prasannapincha at gmail.com>
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> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 11:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [AI] portable reader
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> That's really exciting! I think, you're referring to the National 
> Federation
> of the Blind. This product, it appears, would revolutionise blind people's
> access to the world of knowledge.
>
> Prasanna Kumar Pincha.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anjali Arora" <
> anjali.arora at accessindia.org.in>
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> Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 7:17 AM
> Subject: [AI] portable reader
>
> hi friends,
> I came across this portable reader. from the specification and description
> it appears great to me. ..or may be everything that is an improvisation
> brings excitement to me.
>
> from the point of technology, utility for blind and any other aspect,
> reviews are welcomed from the experts of this list on the    portable 
> reader
> as described below
> --
> Technology that scans and reads printed
> material to the blind is nothing new, but this
> personal reader is the first truly handheld
> device to do the job. Combining a state-ofthe-
> art digital camera with a powerful
> personal data assistant housed in a customdesigned,
> attractive case, the Kurzweil-
> National Federation of the Blind Reader puts
> the best available character recognition software
> together with text-to-speech conversion
> technology, all in the palm of your hand.
> Hold the Reader?s camera over print?a
> restaurant menu, directions, or a memo from
> your boss?and snap a picture. In seconds you
> can hear the contents of the printed document
> in clear synthetic speech. Capture, read, and
> discard pages; store them for later reading; or
> transfer files to a computer or Braille-aware
> PDA. The Reader even has a headphone jack
> so you won?t disturb your neighbors.
> The Reader?s convenient size, simple design,
> and powerful technology deliver unprecedented
> access to printed matter.
> The Kurzweil?National Federation of
> the Blind Reader
> ? Reads most printed documents from
> letters and memos to pages in a book.
> ? Reads address labels and package
> information and instructions.
> ? Reads an entire page or a few lines for
> identification.
> ? Stores thousands of printed pages
> with easily obtainable extra memory.
> ? Transfers files to desktop and laptop
> computers or Braille notetakers.
> ? Reads documents from computers or
> other devices.
> Imagine how the Reader will change your life.
> A colleague hands you a document for review
> in the next hour? No problem. You come
> back from vacation to an overflowing in-basket?
> Put the Reader to work, and the clutter is
> gone. Need to check your seat assignment in
> the airport? The information can be a
> snapshot away.
> You?ll find hundreds of uses for the Reader
> every day?all in one small package and for
> less than you would pay for a portable notetaker
> with a Braille display.
> No other device in the history of adaptive
> technology for the blind has provided quicker
> access to more information than the
> Kurzweil?National Federation of the Blind
> Reader. The world of the printed word is
> about to be opened to the blind in a way it has
> never been before. Get ready; the revolution
> begins today.
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