Intel has launched a text to speech E-Book reader that is designed to be used by the visually impaired, the Intel Reader.
The Intel Reader features Intel’s Linux based Moblin OS, and it converts books into MP3’s by taking a photograph of the text with its built in 5 megapixel camera.
The Intel Reader is easy to use. Just point, shoot, and listen to quickly access printed text such as schoolwork, work material, or menus on the spot. The Intel Reader does not require sight to operate. Easy-to-locate buttons, audio and visual navigation, and straightforward menus make it easy to locate the functions you need. For people with low vision, the large screen display can zoom in and out and text size can easily be adjusted.
The Intel Reader features an Intel Atom processor, and it is also designed to be used by people who suffer from sever Dyslexia, it features 2GB of built in storage which can hold up to about 500,000 pages of text.
The Intel Reader is available now for $1,500 from Intel.
via Slippery Brick