[tabi] the KNFB reader on past TECH TALK show

  • From: Lynn Evans <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "TABI Mailing list" <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:36:23 -0400

TEK TALK PRESENTS "The KNFB Reader iPhone App: Fast, Accurate, and easy to use"
Presented by: James Gashel, vice president of business development, K-NFB 
Reading Technology, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts

For further information contact: James Gashel jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Website: http://knfbreader.com/

The wait is finally over. The highly anticipated KNFB Reader iOS app that 
provides access to print text on the go, was presented at the 74th Annual 
Convention of the National Federation of the Blind to enthusiastic cheers and 
applause. Major benefits include:

" Fast--With the touch of a single button, read virtually any type of printed 
text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents.
" Accurate--Accuracy is facilitated by a field of view report, automatic page 
detection, and tilt control.
" Efficient--Proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and 
reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech.

Features--Several features make the KNFB Reader an excellent choice for 
capturing and reading documents on the go wherever you are.
" Reading Modes--Reading modes for single column and multicolumn formats.
" Synchronized Highlighting--Synchronized text highlighting with Braille and 
high quality speech output.
" Text Navigation--Text navigation by line, sentence, word and character.
" Viewfinder & Tilt Assist--Viewfinder for live field of view. Tilt guidance 
and report to assist with aligning the camera relative to the document.
" Automated--Automatic text detection to enable hands-free operation or 
touch-free operation.
" Import and Export Documents--Ability to import, OCR and read image based PDF 
and JPG. Export HTML and TXT files to cloud storage including Dropbox and 
Google Drive.
" Read Multi-Page Documents--Capture and read documents, brochures, pamphlets, 
and books.
" Multi-Language Support--The KNFB Reader can recognize and read printed 
materials in a variety of languages including: English, French, German, Dutch, 
Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish. The 
user-interface and documentation is currently available in English, French, 
German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and Portuguese.

About K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.

Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc. is a joint 
venture between Kurzweil Technologies, founded by Ray Kurzweil, a forty-year 
innovator and pioneer in assistive technologies and the inventor of the first 
print-to-speech reading machine for the blind; and the National Federation of 
the Blind, the largest, most influential membership organization of blind 
people in the United States. The company is known worldwide having launched the 
world's first hand-held text to speech reader in 2006 followed in 2008 by 
release of the world's first reading technology-the popular knfbReader Mobile 
software running on a cell phone. The company's latest product, the KNFB Reader 
iPhone app will be released in late summer 2014 and made available for purchase 
and download from Apple's App Stores throughout the world.
Presenter: James Gashel Vice President of Development,
E-Mail: jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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