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Enhanced Scanning and Reading Software

Making print and text accessible to the blind and those with low vision

OpenBook converts printed documents, including text saved in TIFF or PDF format, into an electronic text format on your computer, using the latest in accurate optical character recognition (OCR) and quality speech.

Clear, Understandable Speech

OpenBook includes the two leading software synthesizers: RealSpeak Solor Direct with its natural, human sounding voice; and the efficient syntehsized voice of Eloquence for editing or skimming documents.

Customised Viewing

Tailor the appearance of text on your screen, including font style, size, character spacing and colours. The Split View option allows for easy comparison of the original document and the results of OCR conversion. The Masking and Word Spotlighting features synchronise with the text being read, making it easy to follow the screen position during reading.

Mark Up Your Documents

Utilise the Highlight feature to mark important passages of a document for later reference and to quickly navigate within your document. Insert comments in a document and keep those comments hidden or have them announced during document review. Export highlights and comments into new documents for easy review.

Maximise Productivity

Share your documents with friends, co-workers, or relatives. Easily export OpenBook documents to other applications. The Photocopy feature in OpenBook uses your computer, scanner, or PEAL camera, and printer to create copies. Import documents from other applications so you can read and work with them in OpenBook. Create and quickly optimise settings for specific tasks.

OpenBook is a downloadable program. Purchase from us online and receive details for your log in for a quick and easy download.


Additional Features:

  • Easy document navigation.
  • Search for and download books from the Internet.
  • Full support for DAISY and other audio files.
  • Built-in Braille support.
  • Easy-to-learn keystrokes.
  • Multi-user option included.

Additional Features if used with PEARL camera:

  • Compact, lightweight, portable folding camera depolys in seconds to connect to your computer and snap a picture of your reading material.
  • Instantaneous capturing of images shortens the time to access text to mere seconds.
  • Use the PEARL to view a magnified live video image on your computer.