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Eye-Pal: Converts print into speech and Braille

Faster than a flatbed scanner and weighing in at just one pound, the Eye-Pal is a portable USB scanner/reader that instantly converts printed material into speech, txt or MP3 files or refreshable Braille. The Eye-Pal may be used with  Braille displays from Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and Handytech. The Eye-Pal may be purchased for use with a PC or Mac computer.

Best of both worlds. Eye-Pal is now compatible with Kurweil K1000.

With the Eye-Pal’s intelligent design & engineering, it doesn’t get much easier

We designed simplicity and ease of use into all facets of this instant scanner. The Eye-Pal has two lightweight legs that pivot into an L-shaped position from their compact carrying position. This securely supports the Eye-Pal, assuring that its scanning camera is always at the exact distance to obtain a crystal-clear image. It also serves as a tactile guide for users who are blind to precisely position the material to be scanned. No camera focus adjustments are ever necessary.

The Eye-Pal works quickly to increase your productivity

At home, at the office, and even in the dark, the Eye-Pal allows you to quickly browse through piles of letters and organize them either as paper or computer files. With the Eye-Pal, you can read bound books, newspapers, professional magazines and instructions on food packaging.

Text can be saved as a txt file for future editing. With the press of a single key, the Eye-Pal will describe a page layout as a sighted person sees it. You can instantly read text placed under the camera using a Braille program.

The Eye-Pal’s patented motion detector can scan up to 20 pages per minute in a bound book. Just turn a page in your book and wait for the shutter sound. Turn the page again. It’s that easy. With a single keystroke, you can easily start and stop scanning or reading or get the description of the page layout spoken as a sighted reader sees it.

Save an MP3 file and carry it with you by uploading it onto your iPod, or flash drive or burning it onto a CD.

Less is more. The Eye-Pal’s intelligent design aligns your text.

Minimum System Requirements

Computer type Windows-based PC Apple Mac Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 – 64 bit only OS X Version 10.5 or higher
Processor 2 GHz Pentium or equivalent AMD processor Intel Processor
Memory 1GB 1 GB
Free Space on Hard Drive 1GB 2 GB
USB Port USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Installation Drive DVD DVD


Now compatible with Kurzweil 1000™