Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc.13465 Colfax Highway
Grass Valley, California 95945
Telephone: 800-322-4784 or 530-274-2090.
Products manufactured by Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
The eClipseReader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software plays text documents and DAISY format digital talking books. It has a talking user interface that can be customized for keyboard operation or a simple graphic interface for users with low vision. The software is screen reader compatible. Volume and speed controls are selectable via a hot key or tool bar. The software allows chapter, page, heading, and phrase level navigation of DAISY format books, and use of DAISY study tools including the ability to make notes and create multiple bookmarks. Notes can be exported to Microsoft Note Pad in outline style. A password protected multi-user mode saves each user's books library, bookmarks, text notes, and visual and audio preferences settings. Synthetic voice output is provided through VoiceText in SAPI 5.1 US English text-to-speech. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium 233 MHz (megahertz) or higher processor; Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/XP-PRO operating system; Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; 64 MB (megabytes) RAM (random access memory); 50 MB hard disk space for installation; Sound Blaster-compatible multi-wave sound card; 8X or faster CD-ROM drive; DirectX 8.1 or higher; video display adapter with 800x600 256 Colors or higher resolution.
WIDE ANGLE MOBILITY LIGHT
The Wide Angle Mobility Light is a low vision light designed for use as a night vision aid by individuals with low vision. This hand-held high intensity wide angle beam lantern is designed primarily for use as a night travel aid by individuals with constriction of the visual field and night blindness. The light comes with a shoulder strap to allow the light to be carried at waist height, leaving the hands free. POWER: Includes an AC recharger. Intensity of the beam is 1400 candle power. WEIGHT: 5 pounds.
Products distributed by Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
EZ VIP READING SYSTEM
The ezVIP Reading System is an optical character recognition program combined with a software speech synthesizer designed to convert a personal computer with a scanner into a reading machine for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This program can be customized to each individual's vision for optimal performance by adjusting the type font, letter spacing, size, and color, together with a choice of four formats for viewing text: Marquee, RSVP, Word Wrap, and Image View. Once the adjustments are made, the system is switched to user mode and the operations for reading can be controlled using two buttons, scan and read. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 100 megaHertz Pentium processor, 16 megabytes (MB) RAM, Windows 95, Trackball Controller, TWAIN-compatible scanner, 1 MB DRAM video card, Sound Blaster compatible sound card, CD-ROM drive, and a VGA or higher monitor.
The Looky is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This magnifier can be used to examine text and pictures at home or during chores such as shopping. It magnifies between 3 and 8 times in full color and contrast modes, with reverse video and freeze functions. Its camera is in the middle of the screen. It has a folding handle and carrying strap and comes with a carrying case and user manual. POWER: Uses two rechargeable NiMH batteries or external alternating (AC) power adapter (included). WEIGHT: 7 ounces. WARRANTY: Two year limited warranty.
PLEXTALK POCKET (MODEL PTP1)
Plextalk Pocket, model PTP1, is a portable digital recorder and electronic talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This pocket-sized unit plays Daisy-format digital talking books, music CDs, MP3 CDs, and audio books on CD. It reads HTML input from SD cards and USB flash memory so the user can input media, including text-to-speech (TTS), without connecting to a PC. The unit has a built-in microphone and speaker for voice recording and play-back, and comes with earbud stereo headphones with differing cord-lengths to aid in identifying left and right channels. POWER: Uses rechargeable battery that is recharged via USB connection to a personal computer (PC). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.6 x 4.4 x 2.2 inches. WEIGHT: 3.9 ounces. COLOR: Black or white.
PLEXTALK PORTABLE RECORDER (MODEL PTR2)
The Plextalk Portable Recorder, model PTR2, is a digital talking book player and recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit can record DAISY 2.02 books and audio file or music CDs, and can play DAISY titles, music and audio file CDs, and CF cards. When connected to a computer, it can be used as a CD-RW or memory card drive. The unit comes with Plextalk Recording Software (PRS) for recording, editing, and finalizing audio only DAISY 2.02 books. Radio programs, TV programs, lectures, and conference proceedings can be recorded on a CD or CF card. Data can be compressed for recording on a single CD, and the unit can be used to make backup copies of DAISY or music CDs or cassette tapes. Other functions include alarm, sleep timer, power-on timer, memo, talking watch, and talking calculator. POWER: Uses rechargeable lithium ion battery or an alternating current (AC) adapter (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 50 x 205 x 167 millimeters. WEIGHT: 940 grams.
PnC E-Mail is a voice output and large print e-mail program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software sends and receives e-mail with POP3 e-mail service providers (e.g., earthlink.net, attbi.com, qwest.net, comcast.net, etc.), including both html and txt format. Speech synthesis and text enlargement controls are built into the program, which uses a "Pick 'n Click" user interface. Screens are designed to minimize the amount of text and buttons off the screen under enlargement. Operation is aided by verbal prompts. The program sends and receives attachments and includes a spell checker. It incorporates PnC Memo (see separate entry), a voice output/large print word processor. E-mails can be written by starting from either the e-mail program or PnC Memo. Unwanted incoming messages can be deleted without downloading. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95, 98, Me, or XP operating system.
PnC Memo is a voice output and large print word processor program designed for use by individuals with low vision. Users can write letters, memos, and other documents while viewing them in large print characters. Each letter and word is spoken when typed. The program includes a built-in spelling checker that can correct misspellings automatically, or allow the user to choose from a "Pick n Click" list of additional suggested words or type in a correction.
PnC Net is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals with low vision. The browser reads the web page aloud and enlarges it on screen. Speech can be made to start at any selected point. As each word is spoken it is also highlighted. Page layout is preserved, with or without enlargement of pictures, and lines are word wrapped in order to keep all the text on the screen. The text is read down each column without skipping to the next column. The controls display menu selections in a list called "Pick æn Click" (PnC). Menu text can be enlarged as needed. Each menu item is highlighted and spoken with the arrow keys, a one-dimensional mouse movement, or by typing the first letter of the item to be highlighted. Selection of the menu item can be made with either a key or mouse button. Only two keys, in addition to the mouse or arrow keys, are needed to operate the program. Links can be downloaded by pressing the Tab key to select the Link, then pressing the Enter key. Pop-up windows can be automatically closed or not as desired. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP operating system.
VIP is an optical character recognition (OCR) program and low vision reading system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program scans printed documents, books, and magazines and reads them aloud. Text also appears on-screen in the user's choice of font, letter size, letter spacing, colors, format, and presentation. Once configured, the program is controlled with four large buttons on a trackball mouse. Presentation options include text filling the full screen (Word Wrap); one word at a time (RSVP View); a single line scrolling across the screen (Marquee View); the original page with a magnified line of text scrolling beneath it (Page View); or an enlarged image of the page (Image View). Text is spoken in any of nine different voices in Word Wrap and RSVP Views, and may be turned on or off at will. Pages can be scanned, bookmarked, and stored for reading at a later time. Templates can be created to customize scanned areas on a page, such as the portions of interest of recurrent transactions or billing summaries. Images can be magnified and stored. The program comes with a digital library of over 600 books stored and indexed on a CD, and can read these electronic books. The program can also be used to create, send, save, and receive e-mail; write and edit memos with a talking keyboard with three speech modes (normal reading, proofreading, and spelling); and auto dial phone numbers stored in the talking address book. A large print/talking calculator is included for arithmetic operations. The program can also display full screen images when it is used on a personal computer with a video camera and an ATI All-in-Wonder Video Capture card (not included).
Web LV is a voice output Internet access device and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device allows the user to access the Internet and do personal computer functions such as e-mail and word processing without a personal computer. Commands are entered through a keyboard and Pick `n Click (PnC) menus. Using a phone line or network connection, the device provides e-mail and Internet access through speech synthesis and screen enlargement. It can be connected to a television, CCTV, or VGA monitor. When it is connected to a television, either with a composite or S-Video connection, the device uses the speakers built into the television, and switching between TV operation and Internet/e-mail/word processing is done with the television's remote control TV/Video button. Connecting to a CCTV monitor (not included) allows the user to magnify printed documents while performing Internet/e-mail functions with speech in a compact space. Switching between the Internet device and CCTV operation is done with the A/B switch built into some CCTVs. OPTIONS: Modem, speakers, and a printer. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches.