Scanning and Reading

PEARL Portable Reading Solution

PEARL portable reading solution that converts printed text to human-like speech in seconds. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material.


OpenBook™ allows you to convert printed documents or graphic based text into an electronic text format using accurate optical character recognition and quality speech. OpenBook's many powerful low vision tools allow you to customize how the document appears on your screen, while other features provide portability.

OpenBook and PEARL Portable Reading Camera Bundle

Scanning and Reading Software

OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, using high-quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology. OpenBook is innovative software designed to enhance success for people who are blind or have low vision who need access to printed and electronic materials. OpenBook and the PEARL document camera create a complete scanning and reading system for work, home, and school.

OpenBook Upgrade 8.0 or below to Current Version

Freedom Scientific’s OpenBook 8.0 scanning and reading software goes beyond providing access to printed documents or graphic-based text. The December 2007 release provided new synthesizers, updated optical character recognition (OCR) engines, improved access to online books, common keyboarding with JAWS and MAGic, built-in braille support, new low vision features, new reference features, and much more.

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Kurzweil 1000 Scanning Software

Kurzweil 1000 is reading software that makes printed or electronic text accessible to people who are blind. This product can only be sold in Northern California.

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Kurzweil 1000 Upgrade

Upgrading to the new Kurzweil 1000 version 11 will give you access to many new features and superior text recognition and reading quality. This product can only be sold in Northern California.

Serotek: System Access

System Access (Download only)

Please call AI Customer Service for more information about this software prior to purchasing.

K-NFB Reader Mobile Software

knfb Reading Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest breakthrough in print accessibility. We have developed software which places the functionality of a reading machine into a multifunction cell phone. The Mobile Reader products can be activated and ready to use with the touch of a single button on the phone. The user takes a photo of the print to be read and the character recognition software in conjunction with high quality text-to-speech will read the contents of the document aloud. At the same time, it can display the print on the phone’s built-in screen and highlight each word as it is spoken.

SARA CE - Camera Edition Scanning & Reading Appliance

Freedom Scientific’s SARA™ CE (Scanning And Reading Appliance, Camera Edition) is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for the blind and those with low vision.

SARA™ - Scanning and Reading Appliance

Freedom Scientific’s SARA™ (Scanning and Reading Appliance) is an affordable and easy-to-use solution for those who are blind or low-vision to read a wide variety of printed material including books, mail, newspapers, magazines, and so much more. SARA™ uses the latest in advanced optical character recognition (OCR) technology to scan text and then read it aloud in crisp, clear speech in a variety of voices and languages.

i.d. mate Galaxy

i.d. mate Galaxy is a portable “all-in-one” talking bar code scanner that aids visually individuals with the identification of items via the product’s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. It integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an MP3 player.

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