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KnfbReader Mobile

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The knfbReader Mobile combines a cell phone with the functions of a reading device. Users can read mail, product labels, or identify currency wherever the they happen to be, and with a truly pocket-sized solution.

The software makes use of the camera built into the cell phone (currently only the Nokia N82) to capture the information that is to be read. The user takes a photo of the print, and character recognition software in conjunction with high quality text-to-speech will read the contents of the document aloud. At the same time, it can display the print on the phone’s built-in screen and highlight each word as it is spoken.

The product was developed as part of a joint venture between Kurzweil Technologies and the National Federation of the Blind.

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Contributed by: Jason Cardinal
Affiliation: Florida Reading and Vision Technology, distributor for Florida Region
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