OrCam Read is a handheld reading device that reads from any printed surface or digital screen. It is the size and shape of a pen and has an amazing OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capabilities – it’s fast, accurate and easy to use. Similarly to OrCam MyEye, it takes a picture of the text and instantaneously reads it aloud.
Who can benefit from Orcam Read?
OrCam Read has been designed to address the needs of people with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, and those with mild to moderate low vision.
OrCam Read features:
• 13-megapixel camera in front
• Built-in speaker
• Only 4 buttons
o Plus – increases volume or rate of speech
o Minus – decreases volume or rate of speech
• Bluetooth connectivity
2 reading options
o Capture a block of text with a box-shaped laser beam
o Choose where to start reading with an arrow-shaped laser beam
• No need to scan text or follow a line, all you have to do is hold the device in front of the text, push a button, and the text is read aloud instantly
• No internet connectivity is required and there is no connectivity to the cloud