Here are some of the adaptive technologies:
– K-NFB Reader is a handheld electronic reading device that converts photographed text into spoken audio. Through the use of the K-NFB Reader, the visually impaired can instantly make printed materials, like a menu, audible.
BrailleNote is a specialized computer with a braille keyboard, text-to-speech synthesizer, and braille output display. BrailleNote is commonly used in work and school environments.
A – closed circuit television (CCTV) or video magnifier is a device that projects a magnified image of printed text, handwriting, and photographs onto a large monitor. CCTV helps the visually impaired to read printed materials and see what they are writing. The DaVinci, a hybrid CCTV, combines the ability to boost font and character size with an optical scanner. The scanner reads the document to the user.
Job Access with Speech (JAWS) is software package to convert on-screen text elements into text-to-speech or braille display.
ZoomText Screen Magnification Software –
ZoomText Screen Magnifier is a screen magnifier for Microsoft Windows that assists the visually impaired by increasing the size font and characters.
Desktop & Laptop Computers
– A powerful and reliable computer is necessary to run software such as JAWS.
– A hand-held, mobile talking GPS, directed in walking terms, that allows independent mobility and seamless navigation.