PEARL Portable Electronic Video Magnifier and Reading Camera


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PEARL Portable Electronic Video Magnifier and Reading Camera

Big Update For Pearl Camera

The PEARL Portable Reading Camera, combined with JAWS 2018, Fusion 2018, 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.

  • Plug and Play USB with JAWS 2018, Fusion 2018, and OpenBook 9
  • Motion Sensor to detect new pages for Multi-Page scanning
  • Built-in LED lighting for dim settings
  • Scan 20 pages per minute while reading


Big Update For Pearl Camera

Introducing FSCamDSBridge, the software that makes your PEARL camera available to any Windows app.

Highlighted Features:

  • Allows the PEARL camera to now be used on any computer for text-to-speech
  • Can we used with JAWSOpenBook, or and any 3rd party product
  • Helps with to make sure companies are compliant for paper accessibility

<Click here to read more about FSCamDSBridge and access the download>


Turn your computer into a portable scan and read system on the fly with a PEARL add-on.

In JAWS 2018 and Fusion 2018 our Convenient OCR feature supports input from the PEARL camera, allowing users to capture and recognize a page in seconds. The PEARL is a highly portable document camera, take it anywhere you take your laptop and always be ready to read otherwise inaccessible print documents.

Once recognition is complete, the text is displayed in the Results Viewer where you can use standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy it to other applications. When capturing from the PEARL, JAWS announces the page orientation such as “sideways”, “upside down”, or “right side up.” This is especially helpful for users who need to make sure a page is positioned correctly for folding and inserting into an envelope so the correct information is showing through the window.

 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

If you’ve been thinking for a while about making the PEARL a part of your toolbox, remember that it’s only $295 and can be ordered directly from New England Low Vision and Blindness.

We Are Here To Help

To learn more about this or any of our products and services or to schedule a no obligation demonstration, contact a Low Vision Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. You can also call our toll free number 888-211-6933 or email us at

Our two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms are a wonderful resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers and blindness products.  You can schedule an appointment with one of our Vision Specialists who can help you find the right technology, training and care solution.

If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation product demonstration. We offer a comprehensive line of products including electronic magnification low vision aids, blindness products, and leading low vision products for people with glaucoma, macular degeneration and other forms of vision loss.

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