Morning list, SARA stands for Scanning and Reading Appliance. it's a stand-alone device; most of them these days are flat bed scanners, although the newer models are scanners with a camera above the machine, looking down on a page of print that is facing up. Flat bed scanners work with the camera underneath, and the printed matter face down. The idea is to have the scanner scan and then read you the document, or store it in its memory and later displayed in braille, or read aloud, or copied to a thumb drive. You can attach a braille display and read the document in braille if you use the model with the camera above the page. You can listen to the SARA reading as you read the document or page with the optacon. Mary to view the list archives, go to: www.freelists.org/archives/optacon-l To unsubscribe at any time, just send a message to: optacon-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" (without the quotes) in the message subject. Tell your friends about the list. They can subscribe by sending a message to: optacon-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) in the message subject.