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ReadEasy Move 2 's Feature Packs

Image showing ReadEasy Move 2 with its optional Low Vision Feature Pack, capturing various document types and outputting them onto its attached screen in clear, large print.

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.

1) Keypad 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:

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

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.

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

The Keypad Feature Pack adds the following main features:

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Multi-page documents

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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Automatic multi-capture

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.

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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.

 


2) Low Vision Touch Feature Pack

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:

  • If you have some usable vision and would like the option to either read your document yourself, or listen to it, or do both at the same time.
  • Use a video magnifier system but are finding it difficult, tiring or frustrating to read at higher magnifications due to the constant movement of the text.
  • Want to be able to examine diagrams or read tabular information.
  • Image showing ReadEasy Move 2 Low Vision Feature Pack's included trackball.
  • Want to be able to magnify documents at up to 40x in real-time. This is useful for examining items or reading hand written letters that cannot be recognised and read automatically.
  • Want to be able to choose exactly where to start the reading of your document, or easily move between different sections of your document.

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:

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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 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.

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Enhanced visualisations for reading

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:



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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:

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a) Colour

This is the original representation of the document where users can adjust the image saturation to enhance their document.

ReadEasy Move 2 displaying a document in image view in full colour mode.
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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.

ReadEasy Move 2 displaying a document in image view with enhanced greyscale mode enabled which can help users read handwriting or text that cannot be re-formatted.
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c) Binary

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.

ReadEasy displaying a document in image view with binary mode enabled which can help bring out colour text on similarly coloured backgrounds.
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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.

ReadEasy displaying a document in overlay view which preserves the layout of the document but enhances all text, thus making it easy to find your place to start reading, or examine tables of information or diagrams.
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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.

ReadEasy displaying a document in column view which automatically wraps text across the screen depending on the user's chosen magnification level.
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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.

ReadEasy displaying a document in horizontal view which presents a single line of text across the middle of the screen.
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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.

ReadEasy displaying a document in vertical view which presents one word of text on each line, down the middle of the screen. This view can be particularly useful for users with Retinitis Pigmentosa (tunnel vision).
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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.

ReadEasy displaying a document in word view which presents one word of text on screen at a time, in the middle of the screen.
Lex's next and previous screen icons.

Instant Next and Previous Screen reading

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!

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Text highlighting

Three customisable text highlights are present- underline, rectangle and inverse to suit your reading style.

ReadEasy's underline highlighting mode. ReadEasy's rectangle highlighting mode. ReadEasy's inverse highlighting mode.

Easy access toolbar

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.

ReadEasy Move 2's easy access toolbar.


Touch Screen

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Press to start reading / toolbar access

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.

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Pinch to zoom

To decrease the magnification, simply use a pinching motion with two fingers. To increase it, just do the same in reverse.

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Drag to pan

To move around your document, simply press one finger on the screen and drag it in the direction you wish to move your document.