New digital reader is designed for people with visual impairments

11/10/2009 | VentureBeat

Creators of a $1,500 digital reader by Intel say the design of the device is based on years of research and is aimed at improving quality of life for people with visual impairments. Among other things, the device features text-to-speech technology to read books aloud at varying speeds to its users along with Braille and audio instructions. Intel said the product has received support from a number of advocacy organizations, including the Council for Exceptional Children.

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