Text to speech scanning machines

Text to speech scanning machines

Text to speech scanning machines scan and translate printed text into synthetic speech, you place a book or sheet of text in/on the machine and it will read the text to you.

This section also lists handheld text to speech machines which are swiped over text, like a highlighter pen, reading one word at a time.

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Clearview C24 Hd Speech Video Magnifier

Optelec Ltd
From £3295  (Exc. VAT)


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Eye-pal Ace

Abisee
From £1750  (Exc. VAT)


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Blaze Ez Multi-player

Hims Co Ltd
From £475  (Exc. VAT)


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Eye-pal Rol

Abisee
From £1650  (Exc. VAT)


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Readeasy Move

VisionAid Technologies Ltd
From £1595  (Exc. VAT)


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Sophie Pro Text Reader

AbilityStore
From £2995  (Exc. VAT)


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Clearreader+

Optelec Ltd
From £1795  (Exc. VAT)


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Reading Pen Oxford Touch Screen

Wizcom Technologies Ltd
From £199  (Exc. VAT)


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Vocatex Read Aloud Magnifier

Koba Vision
From £2999  (Exc. VAT)


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Davinci All In One Hd Video Magnifier

Enhanced Vision
From £2195  (Exc. VAT)


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Readdesk

Issist Inc
From £500  (Exc. VAT)


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Koba Easyreader Text Reader

From £1495  (Exc. VAT)


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Readanywhere

From £1495  (Exc. VAT)


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Reading Pen Oxford Edition

From £175  (Exc. VAT)


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Clearview + Speech

Optelec Ltd
POA


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Zoom-ex

From £1700


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Help and advice

Some models can be connected to a screen to give a magnified image of the text as well as speech output. Another function that some models have is the ability to connect to a Braille display to give Braille output of the scanned text.

Alternatively, a computer and scanner can be used to provide speech from text with appropriate software. This requires setting up and tends to be slower to use than the purpose built machines.1 There is also software which can be added to certain mobile phones to give it a reading aid function. The software uses the phone's built-in camera to capture an image of text and then converts it to synthetic speech. For information about this software refer to the RNIB factsheet Assistive Technology

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