Thursday, January 14, 2010

Amazing new Intel Reader

Intel has released a new text to speech reader that is absolutely amazing. It will take a photo of any print - book, newspaper, magazine...whatever, convert the image to text, and then read it to you. It also saves each piece of this process, the photo, the text file, and the audio all of which you can access through your computer.

The device is quite portable as it folds into a small satchel. It sells for about $2000, complete. I can easily see libraries acquiring these for in-house use and even possibly check-out. Below is a video demonstration:

1 comment:

Sara said...

Great video find! We have an Intel Reader in our loan library. If you'd like to read more about assistive technology, check out our blog at ;]