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Features of ImageReader

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ZoomText ImageReader is a great companion product to either ZoomText Magnifier or Magnifier/Reader.  You can also use it as a standalone product, or in conjunction with computer access products from other providers.  Either way, you get all of these amazing and easy to use features:

    • Fast capture and OCR processing
      ImageReader uses a high resolution document camera and ABBYY OCR software to quickly and accurately capture text from all types of printed and electronic materials.
    • Support for over 150 languages and dialects
      The new Multilingual Edition of ImageReader can automatically detect and read text in over 150 languages and dialects.  Text is read aloud using your choice of over 70 premium-quality “ZoomText Voices”.  You can quickly enable and disable languages and assign voices according to your needs.
    • Captures and reads in two simple steps
      Capturing and reading is performed in two simple steps.  Just place your document or other printed item underneath the camera and press the capture command.  Capturing images from files, the clipboard or the computer screen is just as easy.
    • Automatic reading of captured text
      Enable ImageReader’s AutoRead feature and each time a new item is captured, ImageReader will automatically start reading.
    • Displays captured text in your choice of fonts and colors
      ImageReader’s Text View can be customized with your choice of font, text size and high-contrast colors.  Spoken words are highlighted in a choice of colors and shapes that make it easy to follow along.
    • Reads aloud in natural sounding voices
      ImageReader comes with premium male and female voices for reading captured text. English-Only versions of ImageReader come with NeoSpeech English voices, while the new Multilingual Edition comes with NeoSpeech English voices plus the new library of “ZoomText Voices”.  You will have over 70 premium-quality voices for the most commonly spoken languages and dialects from around the world to choose from.
    • Simple controls for reading and skimming text
      Start and stop reading or skim forward and backward using simple keyboard commands that you can perform with just one hand.
    • High definition USB document camera
      ImageReader is available with your choice of two portable USB document cameras.  The Adesso 500 captures letter and A4 size documents while the Adesso 510 can capture two pages of a book or magazine at a time (tabloid / A3).  Both cameras are USB powered, so you can use them with your laptop even when you are away from a plug-in power source.
    • Tactile document position mat
      ImageReader includes an custom document positioning mat that makes it easy for the visually impaired user to quickly and accurately position items under the document camera without sighted assistance.
    • Copy, save and share captured images and text
      Captured images and text can be copied and pasted into other applications or documents you are working on, or saved to a variety of standard document and image file types for use at a later time.
    • Simple, straightforward, easy to use
      Using ImageReader couldn’t be easier.  The single toolbar is laid out in a manner that’s intuitive to learn and use, putting all of the important features in plain sight and only a click away.

    • Lightweight, compact and portable
      ImageReader’s software and camera solution is designed for streamlined and portable use.  Both large and small camera options fold up for easy carrying or placement in your backpack.  And ImageReader’s unique document position mat can be folded for compact storage and transporting, but instantly lays flat when unfolded onto your table or work surface.
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