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ReadEasy Evolve's Feature Packs

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ReadEasy Evolve has an optional feature pack that greatly enhances its capabilities.

Keypad Feature Pack

The feature pack is for anyone who wishes to have a little more functionality from their ReadEasy Evolve. The main reasons users wish to have this pack are as follows:

  • Continuous reading for books and longer documents.
  • Reading more than one language.
  • Saving and retrieving documents.
  • Finer navigation control.
  • Editing pages.

This adds a tactile wireless 16 button control pad which enables many additional useful features, such as reading long documents without interruption, capturing multi-page documents whilst listening to them being read, finer navigation control, saving, loading, bookmarking, importing (PDF, image, text) and exporting (PDF, Word, Image, MP3) of documents. A unique navigation dial on the control pad allows quick word-by-word navigation to rewind / fast-forward the text if something was not heard or fully understood. There is a dedicated ‘Help’ button with intuitive audio instructions.

As standard, a keypad overlay is also provided which reduces the total number of accessible buttons to just 9, simplifying the learning process. This simply magnetically attaches over the keypad so it can easily be removed or re-attached at any time.

ReadEasy Move 2's Keypad Feature Pack being shown without its included simplifying overlay and with it attached.

The Keypad adds the following main features:

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Add Pages (quick press)

Ideal if you wish to sit and read a chapter of a book uninterrupted, from start to finish. Simply press and release the append button to join pages on to your existing document. You can even quickly capture entire books to store for later reading.

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Multi Page Capture (Long press)

Ideal if you wish to sit and read a chapter of a book uninterrupted, from start to finish. Simply press and release the append button to join pages on to your existing document. You can even quickly capture entire books to store for later reading.


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Capture

This function works in exactly the same way as ReadEasy Evolve’s built in capture button. With a document under ReadEasy Evolve, simply press and release the capture button, located in the bottom right corner of the keypad. This creates a new, single page document.

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//////Automatic splitting of book pages (facing pages)

If you're reading a novel, you can enable this feature which will automatically split the left and right pages of a book, helping you maintain the correct page numbers as you read.

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/////Original page orientation

An extremely useful feature for blind users, original page orientation lets you know exactly which way round the document was when you photographed it. This makes filing things away the correct way round much easier.

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Save / retrieve documents

With ReadEasy Move 2's integrated microphone you can either personally name each of your documents, or let it intelligently pick an automatic title from the first page of your document. To retrieve you documents, just navigate up and down them in a list and choose the one you want. ReadEasy Move 2 even remembers your reading position for you automatically, making it easy to resume from exactly where you stopped reading the last time.

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Export documents

ReadEasy Move 2 supports a wide range of export formats to USB memory stick. These include: Adobe PDF, Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF), Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX), MP3, Open Document Format (ODF) plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF).

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Import documents

ReadEasy Move 2 currently supports two formats to import from USB memory stick. These are: PDF and Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG and TIFF). It is planned to increase the supported import formats in the near future.

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Finer navigation control

Navigate directly and instantly by page, paragraph, sentence and word (with spelling) with dedicated buttons for all of these functions.

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Bookmarks

Place bookmarks in your documents to be able to navigate between them immediately (e.g. for chapter headings in books).

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Edit pages

Made a mistake in your document? Simply remove the page, re-order it, rotate it, re-recognise it or delete it with a simple to use "Pages" button.

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Intuitive help

ReadEasy Move 2 features an excellent help system. At any point, you can simply press the dedicated "Help" button (with a raised bump on it) to initiate help. ReadEasy will then allow you to press any key on the keypad and it will describe to you what that button does. If that's the button you wish to use, just press it again and ReadEasy automatically exits help and performs that button's function.

This feature means any user can teach themselves how to operate ReadEasy Move 2!

Automatic language switching

With the Keypad Feature Pack and if additional languages have been purchased, ReadEasy Move 2 offers intelligent automatic language switching. All languages are installed on ReadEasy Move 2 at time of purchase and can be activated at any time, simply by photographing a coded sheet. With multi-languages enabled, ReadEasy automatically switches the reading voice on a per sentence basis. This is an excellent feature for users who want to read in more than one language.

 

The Feature Pack also enables your ReadEasy Evolve to display your documents in large print on any screen that you connect to it. You can then magnify and enhance them as well as hear them being read out loud to you. The integrated joystick on the control pad allows you to pan documents without you having to slide them around under the camera.

The unique ReadHere feature allows you to click or press on your chosen word to capture the text and start reading from that word. This feature eliminates the frustration of text always being read from the beginning.

Multi-touch support is also available when your ReadEasy Evolve is connected to a compatible touch screen. This allows you to intuitively pan around your document, start and stop reading and zoom in and out, all with your fingers touching the screen and words directly.

The Low Vision Touch pack includes an easy to use, large button trackball, which makes selecting where you want to read from very straightforward. Simply position the large customisable cursor over the word you want to read from and click. ReadEasy Move 2 instantly starts reading to your from that word!

The visual part of the Feature Pack adds the following main features:

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Magnification of your captured documents

ReadEasy features crystal clear magnification of your captured documents up to almost any size. As they are re-generated at every size, they remain perfectly clear even at extremely small or extremely large sizes. The font can also be altered to one that is easier for the user to read.

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Real-time magnification of objects or documents

ReadEasy Move 2's high resolution camera allows documents and objects to be magnified in real time at up to 120x magnification, like a video magnifier. This can be useful for looking at something quickly like a phone number or address or for examining and magnifying 3D objects in real time.

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Enhanced visualisations for reading

ReadEasy features a total of 48 different colour enhanced or re-formatted modes to ensure the user can find the exact reading style that best suits their needs.