Smart Readers and Magnifiers for the Visually Impaired
“As a low vision Optometrist for over 17 years, I have evaluated hundreds of innovative tools to help the blind and visually impaired and I cannot think of an innovation that is more efficient than the Eye-Pal. I started using it myself to remain productive with the onset of my own loss of vision.”
Dr. Bill Takeshita
Eye-Pal: Converts print into speech and Braille
Faster than a flatbed scanner and weighing in at just 1 lb., Eye-Pal is a portable USB scanner/reader that instantly converts printed material into speech, text files or refreshable Braille. Eye-Pal may be used with Braille displays from Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and Handytech. Eye-Pal may be purchased for use with a PC or Mac computer.
Best of both worlds. Eye-Pal is now compatible with Kurweil K1000. Learn more...
With Eye-Pal’s intelligent design & engineering, it doesn’t get much easier than this.
We designed simplicity and ease of use into all facets of this instant scanner. Eye-Pal has two lightweight legs that pivot into an L-shaped position from their compact carrying position. This securely supports the Eye-Pal, assuring that its scanning camera is always at the exact distance to obtain a crystal clear image. It also serves as a tactile guide for blind users to precisely position the material to be scanned. No camera focus adjustments are ever necessary.
The Eye-Pal works quickly to increase your productivity.
At home, at the office, and even in the dark, Eye-Pal allows you to quickly browse through piles of letters and organize them either as paper or computer files. With Eye-Pal, you can read bound books, newspapers, professional magazines and instructions on food packaging. Listen to our Human-Like Synthetic Voices Kate | Paul
Text can be saved as a text file for future editing. With the press of a single key, Eye-Pal will describe a page layout as a sighted person sees it. You can instantly read text placed under the camera using a Braille program.
Eye-Pal’s patented motion detector can scan up to 20 pages per minute in a bound book. Just turn a page in your book and wait for the shutter sound. Turn the page again. It's that easy. With a single keystroke, you can easily start and stop scanning or reading or get the description of the page layout spoken as a sighted reader sees it. Click here to view the demonstration and see more details.
Save an audio file and carry it with you by uploading it onto your iPod, flash drive or burning it onto a CD.
Less is more. Eye-Pal’s intelligent design aligns your text.
Minimum System Requirements
Now compatible with Kurzweil 1000™