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Friday, March 13, 2009

Humanware, a manufacturer of assistive devices

Humanware is a designer and manufacturer of technology for people who are vision impaired. Their products include:

  • The SmartView video magnifier, a low vision aid that enlarges objects, actions and text onto a display screen
  • PocketViewer, the truly portable low vision device
  • Victor Reader, a line of digital talking book players that allow reading of talking books recorded in digital format
  • Trekker, a revolutionary system that uses GPS and digital maps to help blind people find their way in urban and rural areas
  • Maestro, a PDA using a text-to-speech technology adapted application and a tactile keyboard membrane over a PDA touch screen
  • BrailleNote, provides a choice of output options by combining a crisp high definition Braille display with clear, responsive speech
  • BrailleNote PK, the world's smallest blindness PDA, it combines a high definition braille display with speech output
  • VoiceNote, provides high quality speech output without the Braille display

For more about Humanware and their products, use the contact information below:

175 Mason Circle
Concord, CA 94520
Toll Free: 800-722-3393
Phone: 925-680-7100
Fax: 925-681-4630

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