Access Ingenuity3635 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, California 95405
Telephone: 877-579-4380 or 707-579-4380.
Products distributed by Access Ingenuity (listed alphabetically)
The Able Table is a height-adjustable tilt-top work table and overhead bookholder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or eith severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit lifts books for eye-level or overhead reading within a range of 9 to 18 inches high. Springs provide the lifting power. The unit is designed so that the book will stay where placed: up or down, left or right, at any angle without adjustment of knobs or levers. A single knob locks the top in place for holding reading materials up to 30 pounds. Straps keep the pages from arcing. A lip at the top edge adjusts high or low. The Able Table also serves as a bed table, easel, portable desk, copy holder, music stand, drawing table, lap computer holder, lectern, etc. DIMENSIONS: The top surface measures 18 x 12 inches and the base width is 19.5 inches. WEIGHT: 4.5 pounds.
AFFINITY BASIC & AFFINITY BASIC VGA
Affinity Basic and Affinity Basic VGA are desktop video magnifiers designed for use by individuals with low vision. This CCTV consists of a base unit with a 60 hertz (Hz) CCD camera above a reading tray. The base unit can be connected to a television monitor (not included) in either an in-line or side-by-side configuration. Affinity Basic VGA can also be connected to a VGA computer monitor. Documents placed on the reading tray can be viewed in color or black and white, with magnification ranging from 2.8 times original size up to 57 times original size depending on monitor size. Other features include light emitting diode (LED) illumination of the reading tray; two modes of auto focus, continuous auto-focus and one-touch instant focus; photo and text modes with contrast modulator and choice of various background/foreground color combinations in text mode; choice of positive or negative text mode; shadow mask and underlining for reading. OPTIONS: Second camera available with switch-screen function.
The BrailleConnect 12 is a braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 12 refreshable Braille cells and can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA) or notetaker. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.7 x 8.1 x 13.0 centimeters.
The ClassMate Reader audio book player is a voice output electronic text reader designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or low vision. This unit reads electronic text and digital recorded books aloud and simultaneously displays text on its color screen. The user can highlight text and enter bookmarks by touching the screen. The user also can record text or voice notes within the text, and transfer them to a computer through a USB 2.0 port. It also can store and retrieve data from USB flash drives through the USB port, and two USB cables are included. The ClassMate Reader features a speaking dictionary containing more than 25,000 words, and it provides spelling, pronunciation and definitions. The built-in text-to-speech (TTS) engine uses Nuance Vocalizer with two female voices and one male voice. It can play digital files in a variety of formats, including DAISY 2.x, DAISY NISO, NIMAS, MP3 WAV, ogg Vorbis, unprotected WMA, txt, RTF, HTML, and XML. The unit has voice recording through a built-in microphone and playback through stereo headphones (included) or a built-in speaker. It has a built-in stand for hands-free listening and a built-in user guide. POWER: Uses a replaceable, rechargeable battery. A power adapter is included. One charge supports 7 hours of playback, and the battery can fully recharge in 4.5 hours. DIMENSIONS (WxLxH): 3.54 x 6.1 x 0.98 inches. The screen measures 2 x 3 inches. WEIGHT: 10.7 ounces. WARRANTY: 1-year warranty.
JOT A DOT POCKET BRAILLER
The Jot a Dot Pocket Brailler is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small, lightweight brailler has six keys for Braille entry. The keys have high contrast colors for identification by users with low vision. Braille is written from the left hand side of the page to the right, with 20 cells of braille per line. The user can read braille as it is written by turning the unit over. A built-in reading stand keeps the unit stable when resting on hard surfaces. Tactile line and cell indicators show the current location on the page. The line indicator shows which line is being brailled, and the cell indicator shows the position of the embossing head on the line. This brailler uses standard photocopy paper (80 GSM Bond or 20-pound paper) in A5 and A6 paper sizes (one-half and one-quarter letter size paper). The unit is constructed in one piece, so there are no parts that can be lost. A neck strap is included. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 5.5 x 11 x 20.5 cm. WEIGHT: 350 grams. COLORS: Blue with green keys.
KURZWEIL - NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND READER
The Kurzweil - National Federation of the Blind Reader is a voice output optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld unit scans text and reads it aloud with synthetic speech. The user holds the unit's camera over print, and it snaps a picture. In seconds it reads the contents of the printed document in clear synthetic speech. Scanned text can be discarded, stored for later reading, or transferred to a computer or braille notetaker/ PDA. To aid the user in aiming the camera, the unit provides a spoken Field of View report, telling the user which of the edges of a document are within the camera's field of view and how large the image is in the viewing area. There is also a viewfinder for sighted use. The device has nine control buttons, a visual display screen, and a headphone jack. POWER: Uses household current and a rechargeable camera battery. An extra battery and an external recharger are included.
ONYX FLEXIBLE-ARM PC EDITION
The Onyx Flexible-arm PC Edition is a computer-linked video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. The system's camera is mounted on an omni-directional articulating arm for magnfication up close or at a distance. Magnified images can be viewed on any computer screen through the included USB connector. The system comes with MAGic screen magnfication software (see separate entry) with speech, enabling the user to view magnified camera images and a magnified PC screen at the same time on a split sreen, or alternately in full screen mode. The camera arm can move horizontally, vertically, and laterally with a total reach of up to 32 inches. The camera magnifies up to 75 times on a 15-inch screen (not included). Other features include focus lock, freeze frame, the ability to change text and background colors and contrast levels, masking and reading lines, and an RF remote control. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Requires support for Microsoft DirectX 9. POWER: Camera uses power from PC via two USB ports. WEIGHT: 4 pounds, 7 ounces.
ONYX SWING -ARM PC EDITION
The ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition is a computer-linked video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. Its detachable camera is mounted on a swing arm that is secured to a sturdy base. The camera connects to any computer via the included USB connection, and comes with MAGic screen magnification software (see separate entry) with speech and image-management features, allowing the user to view a magnified PC screen and magnified camera images at the same time using a split screen, or switch between them on a full screen. The camera provides magnification up to 75 times original size on a 15-inch screen (not included). The swing arm allows the user to switch between viewing documents or distant objects and mirror-image self-views. Viewing features include focus lock, freeze frame, and the ability to capture images (snapshots). The ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition can change text and background colors, adjust contrast levels, flip between multiple snapshots, add masks to reduce glare, and add reading lines. An RF remote control is included. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Requires support for Microsoft DirectX 9. POWER: Uses 110 or 240 volts. Camera can be powered from a PC via two USB ports. WEIGHT: 6 pounds.
Pocket Hal is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This screen reader produces voice output for Pocket PCs (PDAs), and it also supports input and output via compatible Braille display devices. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC Second Edition (SE), Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (SE) Phone Edition, Windows Mobile 5 (WM5) for PDA, or Windows Mobile 5 PDA Phone Edition; 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM on the PDA. WARRANTY: 30-day money back guarantee.
READ & WRITE GOLD, READ & WRITE GOLD FOR MAC, & READ & WRITE GOLD MOBILE
Read & Write Gold, Read & Write Gold for Mac, and Read & Write Gold Mobile are voice output word processor programs designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. All three versions include text to speech, dual color highlighting, TextHelp voices, audible phonetic spell checker, audible homophone support, context-based speech-enabled word prediction, audible dictionary, Word Wizard, and scanning from paper or a saved image. Other features include pronounciation control, speech maker for portable text (for example, MP3), Fact Finder for quick specific web searches, online fact mapper to organize facts visually, DAISY book reader, one-word display with speech feedback, speech enabled calculator, Internet compatibility, PDFaloud, screenreading, study skills, and online translator. The Windows and Mobile versions also include several features not in the Mac version: speech input, screenmasking, pronounciation tutor, the ability to read Dragon-recognized text, screenshot reader, a summarize tool, and Fact Folder to store collected data. The standard, non-mobile Windows version also offers logging of student progress and a teacher's toolkit. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers (Read & Write Gold), USB devices (Read & Write Mobile), or Macintosh computers (Read & Write Mac). SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Read & Write Gold and Read & Write Gold Mobile require Windows 2000, XP, or Vista. Read & Write Mac requires MAC OS 10.4 or above (Intel-based Macs only).
SAPPHIRE PORTABLE MAGNIFIER
The Sapphire Portable Magnifier is a video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. It magnifies text and objects from 3.4 to 16 times on a bright, high-contrast display screen. The video image can be displayed in 23 combinations of type and background color, including full color, white type on a black background, and yellow type on a blue background. The top can be opened to magnify three-dimensional objects, or rotated back for reading flat documents or books. For its highest magnification, the magnifier connects with a video cable to a television. A built-in writing stand elevates the magnifier to provide space to work under the camera with a small tool or the writing end of a pen or pencil. A carrying case is included. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries. DIMENSIONS: 7 inch liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. WARRANTY: 30-day money-back guarantee.
STANDARD PERKINS BRAILLER (MODEL 22-0001-2)
The Standard Perkins Brailler, model 22-0001-2, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy, portable braille writer can emboss 25 lines with 42 cells each on an 11 by 11.5 inch sheet of braille paper. It can accommodate narrow paper widths and paper lengths up to fourteen inches long with adjustable margin stops, large paperfeed knobs and a paperfeed roller system. This braille writer comes with braille operating instructions in English and printed operating instructions in English, Spanish, French, and German; printed instructions in Italian and Portuguese are available upon request. A dust cover and a large wooden eraser are also included. WARRANTY: One year.
SYSTEM ACCESS STANDALONE
System Access Standalone, also called SA Standalone or Stand Alone, is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides access to all Windows-based applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, e-mail, and Web browser programs. It has an intuitive interface with extensive help files, and comes with a license for one or two computers. OPTIONS: NeoSpeech VoiceText text-to-speech voices (one male, one female). COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and IBM compatible computers.
TIGER PREMIER 80 BRAILLE PRINTER
The Tiger Premier 80 Braille Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 80 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from Microsoft Word or Excel and for tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw. OPTIONS: Floor stand for printer; Braille paper. COMPATIBILITY: Connects to IBM-compatible personal computers, network printer servers or braille notetakers through a USB port. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows Vista, XP, or 2000. POWER: 85-264 volts at 50-60 hertz. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 8.8 x 22.3 x 13.8 inches. WEIGHT: 60 pounds. WARRANTY: 1-year full warranty on parts and service.
The Zoom-Twix is a video magnifier and optical character recognition (OCR) device designed for use by individuals with low vision. This system combines a digital scanner and OCR with a zoomable long distance camera to capture and magnify what's on a blackboard or whiteboard or on a desk, all controlled from a laptop computer keyboard. The foldable stand holds two autofocus cameras, while the edges of the stand and its anodized aluminum support legs act as an alignment guide for material to be scanned. The system enables the user to view and save the magnified image of a blackboard and write under magnification. A motion detector can scan an entire book at 20 pages per minute as the user turns the pages. The system can convert any printed text into multiple accessible formats such as speech, large print, audio file, or text files. Magnified text is wrapped within the screen. The system includes voice indicators and instructions. The Zoom-Twix folds down like a tripod to travel in a laptop bag. COMPATIBILITY: For use with an IBM compatible personal computer. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows XP, Vista (32 or 64 bit), or Windows 7 operating system; 2 gigahertz (GHz) Pentium or equivalent AMD processor; 1 GB RAM memory; 1 GB free space on hard drive; two USB 2.0 ports. WEIGHT: 2 pounds.