[access-uk] Re: Reading Machines

Ari, very interesting indeed, and I hope you let us know how you get
on with this camera reader.

Oh yes, Africa, International relations and the cold war.  Oh, I
remember them well!  That's the trouble with getting old.

Cheers,

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
ari
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Reading Machines


Hi Ray,
Compared to other reading machines like Sara, the really expensive
KNFB
reader, and even expensive software like Open Book, which doesn't even
have
hardware, the price isn't that bad. Yesterday I emailed the company,
and
they told me they would ship it to me and that it costs, I think
$1900. OK
it is expensive, but my problem is that it's impossible here for me to
get
Politics and International Relations books electronically, for
example, I
need to do a thing on Africa's international relations and the cold
war,
there's really no way I can get much in any accessible form,
especially
because they're so academic and that sort of thing.  my best bet is to
lend
them from the library and read them by scanning or something, and even
that's really difficult because you get students marking in the books
and
some even write in the book with pen, and that messes up the original
writing anyway. If I save up for a bit, I could probably get this
after a
while, but I want to know if there are any other options and how good
the
Eye Pal is. The KNFB reader for the mobile is around R15000, which is
also
around $2000, and I definitely don't want to do that because I'd also
have
to buy a phone, and I also just don't think I need or want something
like
that. Open Book is already about $900, and then you always would have
to
upgrade it, and you'd still have the whole scanner issue. This also
comes
with one-year maintanence, and, best of all, a two-year waranty on the
hardware, plus they've agreed to let me try it for thirty days
money-back
thing, so I could at least try it as well, so it wouldn't be a risk
that I'd
be buying something which I might not like which I couldn't give back.
Ari


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