[AI] KNFB Mobile Reader

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Thu Jan 31 00:34:05 EST 2008


Individuals may not afford it, but there are NGO's in this country who
can buy a piece or two and let us use it --the same way they do with
JAWS.

Subramani 



-----Original Message-----
From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Vetrivel
Adhimoolam
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:56 AM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] KNFB Mobile Reader

But the exploiters of our needs don't care. State buys them for
Americans 
any way! Who cares about people like us?

Vetri.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Syed Imran
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] KNFB Mobile Reader


Fifteen hundred dollars! approximately 60000 rupees! that's too
expensive.
Thanks for the info
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dinesh Kaushal" <dineshkaushal at hotmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:03 PM
Subject: [AI] KNFB Mobile Reader


Hi all,

I really got excited to know about it, KNFB has developed software which
can
be installed on N82 as it has 5 mega pixel camera. Although they only
say it
works with N82, I think it should also work with N95.

I have yet not tried this software, and I am not sure about it's price,
but
it's approximate  price is 1500 dollars.

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knfb Reading Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest
breakthrough
in print accessibility. We have developed software which places the
functionality
of a reading machine into a multifunction cell phone. The Mobile Reader
products can be activated and ready to use with the touch of a single
button
on
the phone. The user takes a photo of the print to be read and the
character
recognition software in conjunction with high quality text-to-speech
will
read
the contents of the document aloud. At the same time, it can display the
print on the phone's built-in screen and highlight each word as it is
spoken.

The Mobile Reader Product Line:
. Reads most printed documents, from letters and memos to pages in a
book
. Reads address labels and package information and instructions
. Easily recognizes U.S. currency
. Displays each sentence visually and highlights each word as it is read
. Stores thousands of pages using easily obtainable flash memory
. Transfers text files to and from computers or Braille note takers
. Adjusts reading speed to suit user's preference.

In addition, with the use of a screen reader, the user can access the
other
functions of the phone device including making and receiving phone
calls,
personal
information management such as contacts, calendar, etc. Also contains
ability to run accessible GPS programs, access to Adobe PDF files, voice
recorder,
music player and much more.
Photograph of a hand holding up the Nokia Mobile Reader

Specifications
. Operating system - Symbian S60, 3rd Ed, FP1
. Supported phone models - Nokia N82
. Supported languages - US English or UK English
. On phone free flash storage - 50 Mb required
. Flash card storage - up to 500 images per GB
. Memory - 40 Mb free RAM required
. Camera - 5 megapixel, autofocus with xenon flash required

Accessories
. Training page
. Polarizers for camera and flash

Documentation
. Includes printed and on-device help files. Braille available by
request.

Software Upgrades
. One year from date of software activation.

Accessories available for the N82
. Accessibility software (Talks or MobileSpeak)
. GPS Software
. Phone cases
Photograph of a Nokia Mobile Reader from the back

Features
. Reading modes for books, articles and labels; bills and memos.
. US printed currency recognition (knfbReader only)
. Synchronized text highlighting with output speech
. Text navigation by sentence, word, character.
. User self-training page for taking pictures
. Viewfinder for live field of view
. Field of view analysis (knfbReader only)
. Import/export TXT files
. Automatic or manual saving of documents and image files
. Automatic screen rotation for portrait and landscape reading
. Save settings to and from memory card

Requires that the phone carrier supports unlocked GSM phones (in the US
-
ATT and T-Mobile).


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