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Printed Pages (books, magazines, etc.)

Tools to make the printed page accessible to students with print disabilities
A dark blue background with a white and red graphic, consisting of a camera scanning a sheet of paper.

Using the native iOS camera, the app can "scan" paper documents and read the text content out loud.

Screenshot of five lines of large green text on black background with the word Florida highlighted in blue and a series of icon-labeled menu choices across the top.

A voice output and optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities.

A medium-sized black device with four round menu buttons, similar to a scanner. Next to it is a separate component, resembling a TV remote.

Voice output reading machine designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision.

A large platform base on which documents are placed and a small camera mounted on a tall pole above it. A separate component, similar to a TV remote, is shown adjacent.

Voice-output reading machine (text-to-speech) designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision.

A large yellow device with round, blue menu buttons on the left-hand side and various coin icons, as well as a U.S. dollar image on the right and center of the device. At the top, there is a narrow LCD display panel.

A hand-held coin counting calculator that features realistic coin and dollar buttons and has an easy-to-read LCD screen display with animated voice, sound effects for feedback, and an automatic shutoff. 

Long, slender, dark gray handheld device with a button on the left side and raised indicator dots on the top front.

A pocket-sized reading device with a single braille character. The text moves through the cell of the device so that the reader’s finger is immobile on it.

Stand device with a camera above and a platform base at the bottom to place printed materials on. The device is black in colour.

Portable reading machine for reading printed texts.

Laptop connected to a stand magnifier, with an open book underneath at the magnifier's base.

Portable video magnifier with built-in read-aloud software.

Various models of handheld scanners. Three resemble electronic rulers and have small color display screens and menu buttons. One model is a small-sized rectangular box with a non-color display screen. It also features several menu buttons and is shown scanning a business card. One model is black; one is turquoise; the other two are silver.

Handheld scanners allow a user to scan entire documents or lines of text with a lightweight, portable device.

Various models of pen scanners. They are roughly the size and shape of a highlighter pen, but they are electronic devices with a flat scanner end (similar to a barcode scanner) where a highlighter nib would be.  One model has a small display screen on the side of the pen for displaying translated text and other data. Two of the models are corded; two are wireless. Three models are black, and one model is white and orange.

Slide the pen across a line of text to digitally scan it to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.