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New Device Helps the Visually Impaired


Kent PlemmonsHolds up the reader device,which looks like a regular cell phone(left). Ted Fredley (right) would like the Brevard Lions Club to buy one.(Photo by Mark Todd)

There's a new device called a mobile reader that promises life-changing results for visually impaired people. They can use it to "read" just about anything. That includes books, periodicals, receipts, currency and product labels.

Contained in a cell phone with a camera, the device photographs images and then electronically reads them back to the listener.

There are two mobile reader products. One is the knfb reader and the other is the kReader.

The knfbReader Mobile is designed for the blind/visually impaired while the kReader Mobile is intended for use by those who are sighted but have re...

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