i-Reader 2

The all new i-Reader 2 represents the next generation of our i-Reader text-to-speech series. Incorporating many new features and additional languages the new i-Reader 2 is now even more simple to use and set up.

Incorporating a new 8MP camera which allows for increased scanning accuracy and camera arm that is really simple to set up, you can accurately capture a full A4 sheet or  letter format. The i-Reader 2 comes with a built-in battery as standard so you can use it on the go as easily as you use it at home. The higher specification camera allows for more languages to be incorporated as standard.

We have retained large tactile buttons that make navigation of all functions of the device easily accessible to all. All required user functions are onboard and easily accessible through the key pad with no need for additional key pads or feature packs.

Save or load files from the conveniently placed USB connection now located at the front side of the device. When connected to a monitor, the i-Reader 2 will allow the user to view the scanned document and read the spoken text via highlighted words.

Product specifications

• Compact and intuitive design
• Easy-to-use one step 8 MP HD camera setup
• Column and table detection
• Easy-to-use controls with tactile knobs and buttons
• Pause/play, skip words, lines and paragraphs
• Reading speed and volume adjustment
• Built-in speaker and connection for external sound
• Automatic language detection
• Documents can be saved and loaded on device or USB
• VGA & HDMI connection for external monitor view
• Built-in battery for use on the go
• Carrying case, power supply and headset included

Veel gestelde vragen

A text-to-speech device is an electronic aid that consists of a camera arm above a table with an integral speaker. Software converts the text into speech. The device can read printed text such as bank statements, books and folders, etc., out loud to you.

You put the printed text on the text-to-speech device’s table, under the camera. You press a button to give the device the command to record the page and use OCR text recognition software to convert the page into digital text. The text-to-speech software then reads the text out loud to you from the integral speaker or, if you so wish, from the speaker of an audio set connected to the headphone jack socket.

First of all, the device has been designed for people with low vision for whom glasses or a handheld magnifier is no longer sufficient and for people who are completely blind. Our text-to-speech devices are used by people with disorders such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts, and complete blindness.

Our text-to-speech devices are supplied with an integral battery so that you can not only use them at home but also at the office, on holiday and when you are out. The internal memory and output for external storage enable you to save important documents and take them with you in digital form.

You qualify for an electronic magnifier when you have been diagnosed with a visual impairment to a degree that makes it impossible or almost impossible to read without this aid.

This must in any case state the explicit reasons and your medical data. The applicant is usually an ophthalmologist, the physician who is treating you or an institution for the blind and visually impaired. A GP cannot usually prescribe an electronic magnifier.

The healthcare insurance reimburses the full costs of our text-to-speech devices. The text-to-speech device must by prescribed by a specialist recognized byt the healthcare insurer to qualify for reimbursement. This can be an ophthalmologist or regional centra like Koninklijke Visio or Bartiméus. About the reimbursment of the costs you can find more information on our website under the text “Your health insurance”.

Your GP will usually refer you to an ophthalmologist or other specialist. In The Netherlands there are several regional addresses where there is much knowledge about text-to-speech devices and here you can test some demo devices. For an address nearby you can contact us.

What is a text-to-speech device?

A text-to-speech device is an electronic aid that consists of a camera arm above a table with an integral speaker. Software converts the text into speech. The device can read printed text such as bank statements, books and folders, etc., out loud to you.

How does a text-to-speech device work?

You put the printed text on the text-to-speech device’s table, under the camera. You press a button to give the device the command to record the page and use OCR text recognition software to convert the page into digital text. The text-to-speech software then reads the text out loud to you from the integral speaker or, if you so wish, from the speaker of an audio set connected to the headphone jack socket.

Who use text-to-speech devices?

First of all, the device has been designed for people with low vision for whom glasses or a handheld magnifier is no longer sufficient and for people who are completely blind. Our text-to-speech devices are used by people with disorders such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts, and complete blindness.

Where can text-to-speech devices be used?

Our text-to-speech devices are supplied with an integral battery so that you can not only use them at home but also at the office, on holiday and when you are out. The internal memory and output for external storage enable you to save important documents and take them with you in digital form.

When do I qualify for a text-to-speech device?

You qualify for an electronic magnifier when you have been diagnosed with a visual impairment to a degree that makes it impossible or almost impossible to read without this aid.

Which conditions must be met by applications for text-to-speech devices?

This must in any case state the explicit reasons and your medical data. The applicant is usually an ophthalmologist, the physician who is treating you or an institution for the blind and visually impaired. A GP cannot usually prescribe an electronic magnifier.

Are the costs of a text-to-speech device reimbursed?

The healthcare insurance reimburses the full costs of our text-to-speech devices. The text-to-speech device must by prescribed by a specialist recognized byt the healthcare insurer to qualify for reimbursement. This can be an ophthalmologist or regional centra like Koninklijke Visio or Bartiméus. About the reimbursment of the costs you can find more information on our website under the text “Your health insurance”.

How can I contact a specialist who can prescribe this for me?

Your GP will usually refer you to an ophthalmologist or other specialist. In The Netherlands there are several regional addresses where there is much knowledge about text-to-speech devices and here you can test some demo devices. For an address nearby you can contact us.

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