Reading Pen II Builds Language Skills Among People With Learning DisabilitiesBy Williams, John M.; National Organization on Disability E-Newsletter,
Publication Date: July 2002
Article describing the Reading Pen II from Wizcom Technologies, which is a portable scanning device for people who have learning disabilities. The Reading Pen II is used to scan unrecognized words, which, along with their definitions, can be displayed and spoken through a built-in speaker. The American Heritage College Dictionary is contained in the product’s memory. A user can scan a full line of text, which can then be read aloud in sentence form. Bold, italic, and underlined fonts are recognized, ranging from font sizes six to twenty-two. A record is kept of the last 80 words scanned, while a front keypad and central optical head make the Pen usable by people who are either left- or right-handed. An output socket for earphones that allows for private listening is included.
Assistive Products Discussed: READINGPEN2
Published by: National Organization on Disability (Website:http://www.nod.org)
Link to text: http://www.nod.org/content.cfm?id=1089