Intel debuts text reading device

By Geoff Adams-Spink © BBC News, U.K. — Chip giant Intel has shown-off a device designed to give vision-impaired and dyslexic people access to printed text. The device, known as the Reader, captures text and then reads it aloud and displays it on its built-in screen. The development is unusual because so-called “assistive technologies” are normally manufactured by specialist companies rather than global giants. The Reader is the size of a paperback book and uses a high-resolution camera and Intel’s Atom processor. The 600g (1.3lb) device was developed by Intel access technology director, Ben Foss, who is dyslexic himself…. READ ARTICLE

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