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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Reading on the go for blind people

This is an amazing device that combines a camera and PDA to scan a document, convert it to text, and read the contents aloud. The device is the latest invention from Raymond Kurzweil, a well known American inventor. Devices like this have been made in the past but bulky hardware meant that the document had to be taken to the machine and not the other way around.

This new device is portable and handheld which allows blind people to read documents like menus and timetables on the go. The device, named the K-NFB, is set to be released to the UK market next month (July) for about $4860 (£2,625). While the price tag certainly isn't small, its well worth the investment to be mobile and independent.

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