kReader helps the Blind to Read

by Matthew

kReader
knfbReading Technologies Inc have designed a product to help those who are blind, vision impaired or have reading difficulties. The product named kReader is a piece of software which is installed on to a Nokia N82 mobile phone. Once installed, kReader allows you to take a photo of printed writing such as a receipt, food menu or price tag, and the software recognises the printed text, converts it with character recognition software and reads it out aloud. Also the software is capable of showing the printed text on the screen and each word is highlighted as it is read.

Features

  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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

When buying the kReader software you are entitled to 1 year of updates. I do like the look of this product and believe it could be a great way to combine a mobile phone with reading software.

Source – knfbReader

Guest Post by Matthew of Gadget Venue

3 reviews or comments

Daren Says: March 1, 2011 at 1:40 am

My brother has a problem with his vision, too. But the phone he is using is the Just5 cell phone. I can say that this is also very helpful for people with low vision because it has very large keypad and voice confirm. My brother loves his phone a lot so I’m very much certain to my claim. In addition to that, this phone has an emergency SOS button as well, which he can use to call for an immediate help in case he needs to.

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