The PEARL brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human-sounding voices. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material.
With so many features for those with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other causes of low vision, you can:
The PEARL expands the features of OpenBook to provide instant OCR. Press a keystroke to snap a picture, and hear your book read back to you with Eloquence or one of the human-sounding voices from RealSpeak Solo Direct. You control the reading rate and voice.
In automatic mode, the PEARL senses motion and knows to snap an image whenever you turn a page. Place your paperback novel sideways, and the PEARL will snap two pages at a time and maintain the pagination. For larger books, you can capture odd pages first. Flip the book over to then capture even pages. You can keep turning pages and capturing images while OpenBook reads on.
Use the PEARL to read books, newspapers, magazines, and bills. OpenBook identify columns and place text in logical reading order. Change the language setting to read foreign language documents with native speaker voices.
Show the enlarged image on your PC, and navigate with the virtual XY table from the keyboard. This feature is especially helpful when filling out forms.
Once your page has been captured, you have multiple options for viewing the information. You can display the text so that it wraps on the screen, enlarge the font, change the font style, and change the foreground and background colours. Have the individual words spotlighted as they are spoken.
The PEARL sets up in seconds to provide a stable platform for the camera with alignment features to ensure you capture a good image every time. It runs off a single USB port – no battery or external power supply required.
The PEARL folds into a compact 14”x 3”x 2 1/8” package and zips into its protective neoprene case - slip it into a bookbag or briefcase.