ReadEasy Move 2 has 2 optional feature packs that greatly enhance its capabilities. The feature packs are listed in order and each feature pack includes all of the additional features and enhancements of the previous feature pack.
This feature pack is for anyone who wishes to have a little more functionality from their ReadEasy Move 2. The main reasons users wish to have this pack are as follows:
The pack includes a tactile, 22 button wired keypad which connects to the ReadEasy Move 2.
As standard, a keypad overlay is also provided which reduces the total number of accessible buttons to just 10, simplifying the learning process. This simply clips over the keypad so it can easily be removed or re-attached at any time.
The Keypad Feature Pack adds the following main features:
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.
If you wish to capture multiple pages of a document or book without having to press the append key for every page, just start multi-capture. ReadEasy Move 2 will then inform you that it's capturing the first page, let you know when it's photographed, tell you to you turn the page. As soon as you've held it still for two seconds, it will automatically take the picture, then tell you to turn the page again. This will repeat until you tell it to stop, at which point it will immediately start reading your first page aloud, whilst it processes the remaining pages in the background.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Navigate directly and instantly by page, paragraph, sentence and word (with spelling) with dedicated buttons for all of these functions.
Place bookmarks in your documents to be able to navigate between them immediately (e.g. for chapter headings in books).
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.
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!
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.
This feature pack is for users with some usable vision who wish to use the latest touch screen technology to access their documents.
The main reasons users wish to have this pack are as follows:
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 Low Vision Touch Feature Pack adds the following main features:
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.
ReadEasy Move 2's high resolution camera allows documents and objects to be magnified in real time at up to 40x 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.
ReadEasy features a total of 8 different colour enhanced or re-formatted modes to ensure the user can find the exact reading style that best suits their needs. These are:
1) Image View
This shows the original image of the document that can then be altered and enhanced. Image mode is most commonly used when a user has hand written documents where ReadEasy is unable to recognise the handwriting so that it can be re-formatted. It's also ideal for looking at purely photographic documents. Image view contains four modes:
This is the original representation of the document where users can adjust the image saturation to enhance their document.
b) Enhanced Greyscale
This replaces the colours of the document with your chosen two colour combination. This is extremely useful for users who wish to read and magnify hand written letters or other text that cannot be recognised and read aloud.
A variation on Enhanced Greyscale mode, Binary can help to bring out the user's document in their chosen two colour combination even if the document contains coloured backgrounds with similarly coloured text on top of them.
2) Overlay View
This unique mode allows you to retain your document layout and full colour images whilst fully enhancing the text. It's also a great view to choose exactly which word you would like ReadEasy to begin reading your document to you.
3) Column View
This view automatically wraps text across the screen depending on the user's chosen magnification level. The document can then be scrolled and read vertically. It is ideal for reading longer passages of text.
4) Horizontal View
This view stretches all of your document's text into a single line, reducing potential confusion and interference that can be caused by multiple lines of text.
5) Vertical View
This view centres a single word on each line which can then be scrolled vertically. For users with Retinitis Pigmentosa (tunnel vision) this can sometimes greatly increase their reading speed.
6) Word View
This displays one word of text on screen at a time, in the middle. This view can be ideal if very high magnification levels are required or for users learning the spelling of words.
Next and Previous screen allows instant navigation around your document one screen of text at a time with no scrolling or blurring of text. Just read what's on the screen and press the next screen button. No scrolling of text means less eye strain and faster and more comfortable reading!
Three customisable text highlights are present- underline, rectangle and inverse to suit your reading style.
Clear, colourful and customisable size icons make it easy to use the most common features of the Low Vision Feature Pack, just by pressing on them directly with the cursor.
To start reading from a particular word in your document, simply double press it. To use any control on the Easy Access Toolbar, simply press on it.
To decrease the magnification, simply use a pinching motion with two fingers. To increase it, just do the same in reverse.
To move around your document, simply press one finger on the screen and drag it in the direction you wish to move your document.