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For over 20 years Freedom Scientific has provided access to print and computers for individuals with blindness and low vision. Our innovative technology is designed to promote independence, allowing blind and low vision individuals the same access to information as their sighted peers. Our team is passionate about what we do and committed to the communities that we serve.

Eye Conditions

Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be fully corrected with regular eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Despite all conventional treatment, vision remains blurred or distorted, and it interferes with the ability to perform every day activities such as reading, writing, and shopping. Millions of Americans lose some of their vision every year due to a variety of eye conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration or Retinitis Pigmentosa. If you are among the growing number of people living with low vision, you can still live independently with the help of low vision aids.

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataract
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Blindness
  • Strabismus
  • Nystagmus
  • LHON
  • Ocular Tumors
  • Keratoconus
  • Graves' Disease
  • Dyslexia
  • Color Blindness
  • Choroideremia
  • Albinism
  • Refractive Errors
  • Stargardts
  • Usher Syndrome


Macular degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a medical condition often associated with aging (also referred to as “age-related Macular Degeneration”) that results in a loss of vision in the centre of your visual field. Central vision helps us to see objects clearly and perform tasks such as reading and driving. - Credit: Optelec



Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the optic nerve is damaged, causing vision loss. The optic nerve is located at the back of the eye and transmits the images we see to the brain for interpretation. Glaucoma results in progressive damage to the optic nerve, which almost always begins with a subtle loss of peripheral (side) vision.


Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication brought on by diabetes where the retina, the lightsensitive tissue that lines the inner surface of the eye, is damaged. Diabetes causes abnormal changes in the body’s blood sugar levels. High levels of blood sugar can alter the blood flow to the body’s organs, including the eyes.  - Credit: Optelec


Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Our eyes’ lens is mainly made up of water and protein. The proteins are arranged in such a way that the lens stays clean and light is able to pass through. As we grow older, some of these proteins may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is a cataract.


Retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa is a group of genetic eye conditions causing progressive degeneration of the retina, the light sensitive layer of tissue lining the back of the eye. The light receptors of the retina are called rods and cones. As a result of Retinitis Pigmentosa the rods, and in a later stage the cones, slowly die, causing reduced vision. - Credit Optelec


Blindness

Blindness is the state of being sightless. A blind individual is unable to see. Some may have a limited ability to see objects using special aids or may be able to perceive light or a light source. All people who are blind experience sightlessness to various degrees. Blindness can be the result of a variety of causes. - Credit Optelec


Strabismus

Strabismus is an eye condition in which the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions. One eye may look straight ahead, while the other may turn inward, outward, downward or upward. The manner in which the eye turns may be consistent or it may vary. Which eye is straight and which eye turns may also differ. - Credit: Optelec


Nystagmus

Nystagmus is an uncontrolled and involuntary movement of the eyes. The movement is often side to side (horizontal) but it can also be up and down (vertical) or circular (rotary). The movement can vary between slow and fast and almost always involves both eyes. - Credit: Optelec


Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) is a genetic eye disease which leads to a sudden loss of central vision. While the condition usually emerges in a person's teens or twenties, rare cases may appear in early childhood or later adulthood. For unknown reasons men are more affected than women. - Credit: Optelec


Ocular tumors

Ocular tumors are tumors inside the eye. They do not occur frequently, but when they do, they will often grow on the coloured part of the eye, called the iris, or in the back of the eye. Left untreated, ocular tumors can not only threaten your vision, but also your life.- Credit: Optelec



Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition in which the cornea of the eye thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. Together with the eye’s lens, the cornea reflects light. The cornea is responsible for approximately two-thirds of the eye’s total optical power. Credit: Optelec


Graves disease

Graves’ Disease is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is overactive, producing high levels of thyroid hormones. These high levels of thyroid hormones are referred to as hyperthyroidism. In a small percentage of people with Graves’ Disease, the fat and muscle behind the eyes are also affected, causing various symptoms. - Credit: Optelec



DyslexiaDyslexia is a learning disability that makes reading, writing, spelling and sometimes speaking difficult. It is caused by an impairment of the brain’s ability to translate images received from the eyes or sounds received from the ears into understandable language. Dyslexia is not an intellectual disability, since dyslexia and IQ are not interrelated. - Credit: Optelec


Color blindness

Color blindness is the inability to distinguish the differences between certain colors. Color blindness results from an absence of color-sensitive pigment in the cone cells of the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye. - Credit: Optelec


Choroideremia is a genetic condition that causes progressive loss of vision due to degeneration of the retina and the choroid. Night blindness is the most common first symptom. As the disease progresses, there is loss of peripheral vision (tunnel vision) and later a loss of central vision. - Credit: Optelec


Albinism

Albinism refers to a group of conditions in which people have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin or hair. Albinism occurs due to inherited altered genes which do not make the usual amounts of pigment called ‘melanin’. Based on the amount of melanin in the eyes, different types of albinism can be distinguished. What the different types have in common is that they are all associated with vision problems. - Credit: Optelec


Refractive errors

Refractive errors are errors in which the eye’s ability to focus light is affected, causing reduced visual capacity. This is the most common and well-known eye condition including various types.- Credit: Optelec


Stargardts disease

Stargardt’s Disease is an inherited eye disorder that causes loss of central vision at a young age. It affects the macula, the area of the eye responsible for central vision and seeing colour and fine details. The symptoms are very similar to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Stargardt’s Disease causes progressive vision loss and, in some cases, near blindness. - Credit: Optelec


Usher syndrome

Usher Syndrome is the most common condition affecting both vision and hearing. It is a rare genetic disorder that is the main cause of deaf-blindness. The major symptoms of Usher Syndrome are loss of hearing and an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. - Credit: Optelec

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$3,295.00$2,795.00

Brilliant Magnified Images with Easy-to-Use Controls. The Freedom Scientific Topaz EZ HD Desktop Video Magnifier is simply uncomplicated magnification. This economical video magnifier emphasizes ease of use with single-function controls and a high-definition camera. The HD camera provides superior image quality, a wider field of view, and a lower magnification range.

Features:

  • Magnification to 64 times (on a 24-inch monitor)
  • Choice of monitor sizes: widescreen 20-inch or 24-inch
  • Custom high-contrast color modes
  • Color-boost contrast
  • Brightly-colored control buttons
  • Over 8 inches of working space to write and work comfortably
  • Comfortable swivel screen
  • LED lighting reduces glare
  • One-touch button to freeze images
  • TOPAZ EZ 20” 3.5x - 64x 41 lbs / 18.6 kgs
  • TOPAZ EZ 24” 4.2x - 77x 43.7 lbs / 19.8 kgs
  • TOPAZ EZ HD 20” 2.5x - 60x 41 lbs / 18.6 kgs
  • TOPAZ EZ HD 24” 3.0x - 72x 43.7 lbs / 19.8 kgs

*Product Maintenance Agreement (PMA) extends warranty by 2 years

Warranty

Warranty Information

Your product includes a three-year warranty against manufacturing defects. You may extend this warranty to add two additional years by purchasing a Product Maintenance Agreement (PMA). This can be chosen from the drop-down menu.

Documents
$575.00

The RUBY is our smallest on-the-go video magnifier yet, with a 4.3-inch screen to magnify items from 2 to 14 times the original size. View items and read text with ease, even in dark rooms with the built-in LED lighting. RUBY’s slim design supports a wide range of reading needs to help you maintain your independence.

The RUBY handheld video magnifier is small and lightweight enough to fit into a pocket or purse, yet provides the magnification you need to help you read or see details, whether you are at home or on the go. The 4.3-inch, full color, bright screen makes it outstanding for reading bills, letters, checks, and receipts. The RUBY is easy to use, with large buttons that are easy to see and feel.

The RUBY is available in two models: RUBY and RUBY+*. RUBY is offered in traditional red with color buttons. RUBY+ is offered in gray with high-contrast, black and white buttons.

Features:

  • View text and images on the compact 4.3-inch screen
  • Built-in LED lighting
  • 2x–14x magnification with handle extended
  • 5x to 10x magnification flat on table
  • Lightweight design at only 7.7 ounces
  • Uses rechargeable or disposable AAA batteries
  • Goes anywhere with 2 hours continuous use
  • Fast reading with no blur
  • Easy flip-out handle

Advanced Features:

  • Freeze Frame with adjustable magnification
  • 5 high-contrast color viewing modes so you can adjust text to be easy on your eyes
  • Internal memory to store up to 15 images
  • Includes batteries, charger, wrist strap, and case
  • Optional reading stand
Videos

Documents
$680.00

The Freedom Scientific Ruby HD Portable Low Vision Video Magnifier brings you crystal-clear images and advanced features in a compact, lightweight body with a 4.3-inch screen. Features include 20 high-contrast color modes, Reading Lines and Masks, Freeze Frame, and the ability to store and transfer images.

The RUBY HD combines high-definition camera technology with a lightweight body to bring you crystal-clear images in a small package. The 4.3-inch screen and built-in LED lighting provide magnified high-contrast images with no distortion. Its streamlined design means it can slip comfortably into a pocket or purse, giving you easy access to photos, prescription labels, and much more. The RUBY HD is easy to use and has advanced features that can make you even more independent.

The RUBY HD is available in two models:

  1. RUBY HD is offered in traditional red with color buttons.
  2. RUBY HD+ is offered in gray with high-contrast, black and white buttons.

Features:

  • View text and images on the 4.3-inch LCD
  • Continuous zoom with 2x–13x magnification
  • Lightweight design at only 8 ounces
  • Fast reading with no blur
  • Easy flip-out handle
  • Uses rechargeable or disposable AAA batteries
  • Goes anywhere with 2 hours continuous use

Advanced Features:

  • Freeze Frame with adjustable magnification
  • Adjustable Reading Line and Masks to keep your place
  • 20 high-contrast color viewing modes so you can adjust text to be easy on your eyes
  • Save images and send to computer with USB port
  • Slide Show mode for hands-free review
  • Includes batteries, charger, wrist strap, case, and USB cable
  • Optional reading stand
Documents
$1,225.00

The new RUBY 7 HD has a larger screen, high-definition image, and enhanced functionality to meet the needs of today’s low vision consumers. The unique PivotCam™ camera offers a wide range of viewing modes for reading, writing, distance viewing, and even a mirror-image self-view. The RUBY 7 HD combines convenience and flexibility as the leader in the next generation of handheld video magnifiers.

The all-new portable RUBY 7 HD makes reading easier. The seven-inch screen can display more text, and magnifies materials up to 24 times. This ultra-portable device can go anywhere with ease.

The RUBY 7 HD is easy to learn and to use. Use the built-in tilt stand to read books, magazines, and mail. The unique PivotCam™ camera offers a wide range of viewing modes for spotting, reading, writing, working on hobbies, distance viewing, and even a mirror-image self-view. The RUBY 7 HD combines convenience and flexibility as the leader in the next generation of handheld video magnifiers.

The RUBY 7 HD is available in two models:

  1. RUBY 7 HD is offered in traditional red with color buttons.
  2. RUBY 7 HD+ is offered in gray with high-contrast, black and white buttons.

Features:

  • Continuous zoom with 2x–24x magnification
  • See more on the vibrant 7-inch screen
  • Lightweight design at 18 ounces
  • Fast reading with no blur
  • Unique PivotCam rotating camera

Advanced Features:

  • Freeze Frame with adjustable magnification and panning
  • Adjustable Reading Line and Masks to keep your place
  • 20 high-contrast color viewing modes so you can adjust text to be easy on your eyes
  • Built-in reading stand
  • HDMI port to connect to your TV
  • Save images and send to computer with USB port
  • 4 hours continuous use
  • Includes charger, carrying case, and USB cable
Documents
$940.00

The RUBY XL HD has a larger screen and a high-definition camera for the sharpest possible image. RUBY XL HD has all the advanced features in RUBY HD, plus a built-in reading stand that holds the screen at a comfortable angle as you slide it across a page of text.

The all-new RUBY XL HD puts crystal clear, high-definition magnification in the palm of your hand. The slim RUBY XL HD goes anywhere with you, while the five-inch screen brings out even the finest details. You can magnify materials up to 14 times – books, photographs, newspapers, medications, labels, and more.

The RUBY XL HD is easy to learn and to use, whether at home, in the office, or on the go. It snaps open to hold the screen at a natural angle, sliding effortlessly across a document as you read. Color-coded tactile buttons make it easy to adjust magnification, select the color mode, or add a reading line or masks. The convenient fold-out handle has two positions for a firm and balanced grip while reading packaging labels or prescription bottles.

The RUBY XL HD is available in two models:

  1. RUBY XL HD is offered in traditional red with color buttons.
  2. RUBY XL HD+ is offered in gray with high-contrast, black and white buttons.

Features:

  • See more on the 5-inch widescreen LCD
  • Continuous zoom with 2x–14x magnification
  • Lightweight design at 10.5 ounces
  • Fast reading with no blur
  • Built-in reading stand
  • Two-position flip-out handle
  • Goes anywhere with 3 hours continuous use

Advanced Features:

  • Freeze Frame with adjustable magnification
  • Adjustable Reading Line and Masks to keep your place
  • 20 high-contrast color viewing modes so you can adjust text to be easy on your eyes
  • Save images and send to computer with USB port
  • Includes batteries, charger, wrist strap, case, and USB cable
  • Slide Show mode for hands-free review
Documents
$3,395.00

The ultimate desktop video magnifier, TOPAZ XL HD provides high-definition magnification with the sharpest image and the crispest text, allowing for low magnification levels that fit more text on the screen for faster reading and better comprehension with less fatigue. With its extra features and computer connectivity, TOPAZ XL HD is the video magnifier of choice for those looking for maximum productivity in work and school environments.

Features:

  • All the features of our standard TOPAZ HD and TOPAZ EZ HD models PLUS…
  • High-definition camera to provide a crisp image that is easy to read at all magnification levels
  • 1080p resolution
  • Widest field of view to fit more text on the screen at once, for greater productivity with less fatigue
  • Position Locator to pinpoint the area you see on the monitor
  • Use with GEM® and OpenBook® Scanning and Reading Software to send the image from TOPAZ XL HD to your computer to read it aloud
  • Magnification to 64 times (on a 24-inch monitor)
  • Auto-focus camera
  • Accurate colors and even illumination with no glare to minimize fatigue
  • 33 screen color modes including high-contrast full color, true-color, and grayscale to fit your viewing needs
  • Over 8 inches of working space to write and work comfortably
  • Unique can and bottle holder holds round objects steady
  • Extra-wide reading table to smoothly glide large books and objects under the camera
  • Adjustable monitor can be raised or lowered, tilted forward or back, or turned 90 degrees to the right or left
  • Freeze Frame to stop movement for close inspection of small objects or to keep your place
  • Focus Lock to maintain focus while writing
  • Find feature to quickly zoom out, find your place, and zoom back in to read
  • Reading Lines, Shades, and Masks to reduce eye fatigue and focus on what you want to read
Downloads

GEM Software

Warranty

Your product includes a three-year warranty against manufacturing defects. You may extend this warranty to add two additional years by purchasing a Product Maintenance Agreement (PMA). This can be chosen from the drop-down menu.

$375.00$295.00

The Freedom Scientific PEARL, combined with JAWS, Fusion, or OpenBook scanning and reading software, 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 and begins reading it aloud instantly.

In automatic mode, the PEARL senses motion, so it knows to snap an image and begin reading again whenever you turn a page. The PEARL sets up in seconds and folds into a compact 14”x 3”x 2 1/8” package, and zips into its protective neoprene case for maximum portability.

Features:

  • Plug and Play USB with the latest versions of JAWSFusion, and OpenBook
  • Motion Sensor to detect new pages for Multi-Page scanning
  • Built-in LED lighting for dim settings
  • Scan 20 pages per minute while reading
  • Your product includes a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Computer does NOT come with the product

Additional OpenBook features

  • Add comments and highlighting to scanned text
  • OpenBook scanning identifies columns and places them in logical reading order
  • Saves in many formats including BRL or even Audio
  • Export to other applications like Microsoft® Word or Notepad
$2,800.00

The Freedom Scientific ONYX Deskset HD is a portable video magnifier that adapts to multiple environments and tasks for productivity at school, work, and at home. The new sleek design integrates a high-definition camera and monitor to let you clearly see what you want, whether it’s across the room or at your desk. The 3-in-1 flexible camera provides document reading, distance viewing, and self-viewing modes with versatile controls

Features

  • Self-contained and easy to carry
  • Three-in-one flexible camera with distance, document, and self views:
    • In distance view, even objects from across large rooms or auditoriums can be seen in sharp focus
    • Document view gives you the ability to magnify items such as reading materials, daily business tasks, classroom assignments, product labels, and craft projects
    • With self view, you get a magnified true mirror image close up
  • Automatically remembers your last working settings in every view
  • Choice of monitor sizes: widescreen 20-inch, 22-inch, or 24-inch
  • Magnification up to 131 times the original size, depending on monitor
  • Read what you want, where you want, with camera rotation in all three directions
  • True full color plus high-contrast full color
  • Optional rolling carrying case (20-inch and 22-inch models)
 

Productivity Features

  • 33 color modes including high-contrast, true-color, and grayscale to fit your viewing needs
  • Freeze Frame allows you to freeze the image on the screen for close inspection of small objects or to keep your place
  • Focus Lock to keep the camera focused on the paper while writing
  • Keep your place easily with the adjustable Reading Lines, Masks, and Shades
  • Quickly zoom out to easily find your place and zoom back in using the Find feature
Highlights

With its integrated camera and monitor, the ONYX Deskset HD lets you read what you want, whether it’s across the room or at your desk. The 3-in-1 flexible camera provides document reading, distance viewing, and self-viewing modes with versatile controls, adapting from one viewing situation to the next as quickly as you do.

  • Self-contained and easy to carry
  • Magnification up to 131x, depending on monitor
  • Available in various LCD sizes
  • Distance, document, and self views
  • Camera settings saved for each view
  • Camera rotation in all three directions
  • 33 high-contrast color viewing modes (6 default plus 27 configurable)
  • True full color plus high-contrast full color
  • Freeze Frame
  • Adjustable Reading Lines, Masks, and Shades
  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Unique, pocket-sized RF remote control
  • Available with optional rolling carrying case
$3,895.00$3,195.00

The TOPAZ Ultra is a portable magnifier with a unique folding design, making it extremely easy to take with you wherever you go. With crisp, full-HD images, available in a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch screen, clearly see what you want, whether across the room or at your desk. The monitor height is fully adjustable, ensuring you always have the right reading angle. And its compact size lets you store it when not in use.

TOPAZ Ultra offers the same reading comfort, ease of use, and functionality as a desktop video magnifier – but in a compact and foldable design. TOPAZ Ultra is the ideal solution for individuals who need a lightweight magnification solution in different locations – at home, in the office or classroom, and on the go. Use the TOPAZ Ultra right out of the box to magnify text and objects up close, in the distance, and even look at yourself with its convenient 3-in-1 camera.

Enjoy crisp, clear, full-HD images on either a 15.6-inch or a 17.3-inch screen. The fully adjustable monitor height makes reading, writing, or viewing at a distance easy at any angle. Our unique folding design makes it convenient to take the TOPAZ Ultra with you, or to store it when you do not need it.

Features:

  • Full 1080p HD with autofocus
  • Large and intuitive control buttons
  • Video magnifier with a large 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch screen that easily folds away
  • Read text and view objects up close, in the distance and view yourself
  • Portable with long, 5-hour battery life
  • Unique zoom and pan features
  • 3 selectable magnification ranges to suit your eye condition
  • Read full pages without moving reading material thanks to the movable camera
  • View larger images by connecting to your TV screen via built-in HDMI port
  • Click Here To Download The User Manual
$4,595.00$3,995.00

The TOPAZ OCR combines video magnification and text-to-speech features into a single desktop video magnifier. The high-definition camera produces a clear picture with sharp images and crisp text. This lets you use a lower magnification to maximize the amount of information displayed on the screen. It also reduces the need to move the XY table as much when reading text, looking at pictures, or working on crafts and other projects. The TOPAZ also includes an OCR camera. A simple screen tap changes TOPAZ from a video magnifier to a scanning and reading device with speech. When in OCR mode, TOPAZ displays, processes, acquires, and reads aloud the document currently displayed on the screen.

*Your product includes a three-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Click Here To Download The User Manual

Magnification Features

  • All the features of our standard TOPAZ XL HD magnifier PLUS…
  • 24-inch touchscreen display
  • High-definition camera provides a crisp image that is easy to read at all magnification levels
  • Widest field of view to fit more text on the screen at once, for greater productivity with less fatigue
  • Use the optional GEM® image management software to view, capture, and save magnified images from TOPAZ to your computer

OCR Features

  • Acquire and process documents displayed on the screen
  • Listen to the unit read the processed text
  • See a full page view of the document with clearly marked reading zones
  • Reading zones permit fast document navigation by tapping a zone and having immediate speech from that part of the document
  • Continue to add more pages to the document, and quickly save it to an SD card
$4,495.00$3,795.00

The Freedom Scientific ONYX OCR magnifies and reads aloud any document. The clear voice, magnification and high contrast makes reading so much easier. Comfortably change your focus from reading magnified texts yourself, to letting the ONYX OCR read them to you when reading becomes too tiring. Just place your document under the fixed OCR camera on the left and activate the speech function. Enjoy listening to any document as it is read aloud by a high quality voice, without straining your eyes. This four-in-one solution integrates two separate cameras: one for transforming text to speech output and one for magnifying documents and observing the room around you. This way, you can clearly see what you want, whether it is across the room or at your desk!

The ONYX OCR is a video magnifier for users who want to combine magnification and speech. The self-contained design integrates two cameras and a 24-inch touch screen. It allows you to view a full letter page on screen, and to magnify materials up to 131 times. The ONYX OCR combines the perks of several video magnifiers in one design. With this four-in-one solution, you can magnify text on your desk, write, work on hobbies, view images from a distance, view yourself, and even listen to documents as they are read aloud! You can comfortably switch between reading magnified text and listening to documents. Just place your document under the fixed OCR camera on the left side of the magnifier, tap the touch screen and enjoy listening to the text, without straining your eyes.

Features

  • Four-in-one video magnifier with two separate cameras for distance, document, self view and OCR functionality:
    • Flexible camera to observe objects across the rooms or auditoriums in sharp focus (distance view), to magnify documents such as reading materials, daily business tasks, classroom assignments, product labels and craft projects (document view), and to get magnified true mirror image (self view)
    • Convenient fixed position OCR camera to listen to documents effortlessly – Always place the document in the same place
  • Touch screen monitor: Tap the screen to begin reading at any point and from any place in the document
  • Displays full pages and automatically identifies the document layout
  • Your product includes a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects. 
 

Advanced Features

  • Autofocus HD camera
  • OCR camera – 13 Megapixels
  • Magnification Range: 24-inch monitor: 1.7x to 131x
  • 24-inch full color TFT widescreen display
  • Point & Read functionality: intuitive touch interface
  • Overview: full letter page viewing
  • Assistive reading with automatic text zone recognition
  • Fast text recognition (OCR)
  • Over 60 reading voices in 31 languages
  • Saving and opening documents on a SD card or USB stick
  • Large icon and large font menu
  • Volume control
  • Speed control
  • Digital photo viewer
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • SD card slot
  • USB port
  • Headphone connector
  • Weight: 24-inch – 25.8 lbs / 11.7 kg
  • Working height under camera: 16.4 inches / 41.6 cm
$2,949.00$2,495.00

The Freedom Scientific omniReader® reads printed text to you by pressing a single button. You can follow the magnified text in high-contrast colors on the built-in screen, or simply listen as the omniReader reads text out loud. You can also use the screen to instantly magnify objects and text and display them in high-contrast colors to see them more clearly. Thanks to its lightweight design, built-in handle, and long battery life, you can pick it up and use it wherever you want – at home, at the office, and even on-the-go.

The omniReader® is a lightweight, portable scanning and reading solution that helps those who are blind or have low vision retain the pleasure of reading. Simply press a button and the omniReader® reads printed text aloud or you can follow along with the magnified text in high-contrast colors on the built-in screen. You can also use the screen to instantly magnify objects to see them more clearly. Thanks to its lightweight design, built-in handle, and long battery life, you can pick it up and use it wherever you want – at home, at the office, and even on-the-go

Product Features

  • Accurately and instantly read and magnify text
  • Large, easy-to-use controls with customizable controls for low vision and blindness features
  • Portable and lightweight – ideal to take with you
  • Magnify small objects and fine print in Live Viewing Mode
  • Scan and read documents in portrait orientation
  • Save scanned images and multi-page documents
  • Connect a headset to listen to documents privately
  • Connect to a Focus Blue Braille Display to read in Braille
  • Read from and save to a USB thumb drive
  • Click Here To Download The User Manual
Specifications

Specifications

  • Display 10-inch (diagonal) color display
  • Weight 1.51 Kg , 3.32 pounds
  • Dimensions 24.9cm x 27.6cm x 10.5cm 9.8 in x 10.9 in x 4.1 in
  • Power Rechargeable battery and/or AC – 12-hour battery life
  • Camera 13 MP autofocus HD camera
  • Input/Output 2 USB ports
  • Audio Stereo speakers, headset jack

Languages

  • English* – American, Australian, British, Indian
  • Danish*
  • Dutch* – Netherlands and Belgian
  • French*- European and Canadian
  • German*
  • Portuguese*- European and Brazilian
  • Russian*
  • Spanish* – Castilian and Latin American
  • Czech*
  • Finnish
  • Hungarian*
  • Italian*
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Slovak*
  • Swedish
  • Turkish*
$2,295.00$1,895.00

Scan your favorite book, magazine, letter, and more. With the push of a button, SARA CE will read it aloud to you. It is designed for people with little or no computer experience. SARA CE is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for people who are blind or have low vision. It is simple to use, and quickly converts printed text to spoken text. No computer experience is needed. Read your documents without the need for sighted assistance.

The SARA CE (Scanning And Reading Appliance, Camera Edition) is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for the blind and those with low vision. Just place a printed page under the camera, and the SARA CE instantly starts reading it to you with RealSpeak human-sounding speech. No computer experience is needed. You don’t even need to push a button to read almost any printed material – books, magazines, mail, and more. The camera automatically senses when a new page is presented and snaps an image and begins reading whenever you turn a page.

Pause reading, move forward and backward, or hear a word spelled out. Change the reading speed and volume. Select a different voice. Scan and read in one of 18 languages. Change the scanning mode to capture bound books, and save them on the 160GB hard drive or a USB thumb drive. The SARA CE talks you through each step with audible menus. There is even built-in Help and an audible onboard user manual.

Connect a monitor to access the customizable low vision features. Increase the text size. Change text and background colors. Add more space between letters, and highlight words as they are spoken.

Features:

  • Easy to learn, easy to use – no computer experience needed
  • Convert printed text to human-like speech in your choice of voices and languages
  • Built-in keypad with brightly-colored tactile keys and an audible menu
  • Document camera providing instantaneous access to printed material
  • Add a monitor for a complete low-vision scanning and reading appliance
  • Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
  • Fast, automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
  • Save files in SARA CE or send to a USB thumb drive
  • Built-in Braille support
  • Your product includes a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects
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The lightweight TOPAZ® PHD offers the comfort and productivity features of a desktop video magnifier but folds away like a laptop. With auto-focus, a wide magnification range, intuitive controls, six default and 27 customizable high-contrast color modes, and adjustable reading lines and masks, the new TOPAZ PHD offers the freedom to independently read and view the details that matter in the home, office, classroom, or on the go.

Features:

  • Brilliant image quality that is easy to read at all magnification levels with magnification to 31 times (on a 15-inch monitor; up to 24 times on a 12-inch monitor)
  • Lightweight, collapsible, portable design
  • Choice of monitor sizes: 12-inch or 15-inch
  • Auto-focus camera
  • Six default and 27 configurable screen color modes for a total of 33
  • Document reading and self-viewing modes
  • Over 9 inches of working space to write and work comfortably
  • Adjustable reference lines and masks to easily keep your place and reduce glare
  • Find function to quickly zoom out, locate the next area of interest, and zoom back in
  • SD Card slot to quickly store images
  • USB PC connectivity when used with GEM® software

Options:

  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • XY table for a smooth gliding motion while you read
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