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Assistive Devices for Differently Abled Users at Prof. S S Basavanal Library, Karnatak University, Dharwad


Sl. No Name of the Device Description

SARA CE Instant Text Reader


A simple text reading machine for those  who are not computer Literate but still  need to read printed books and materials  all that the user needs to do is simply  place the text on the unit and SARA CE  instantly reads out the contents aloud in  a clear Indian accent voice and even  magnifies the text, object, diagram,    picture to be viewed.


ZoomEx Instant Reader


A light-weight portable camera device that uses Motion Sensor technology in combination with its proprietary software to make Scanning & instant reading of text fast and easy in an Indian accent English voice.

Kurzweil K1000 Scanning & Reading        Software

Converts the computer into a Scanning & Reading machine to enable the blind & low vision people to scan and read printed books independently.                                   

Plex Talk PTN2 Talking DAISY Player

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An excellent tool to study DAISY books or E-books or listen to audio titles from music CDs, MP3, or WMA CDs or audio books on CDs, SD Cards and USB pen drives.

JAWS Talking Software for the Blind


JAWS Software converts your computer into a talking computer enabling the blind to operate the same independently suitable for windows Vista, XP, Windows 7 and now even Windows 8.1 including all windows application such as MS Office. Special Features includes Pace Marjers & Custom Labels, Research it feature, Word Index, FS Reader, Convenient OCR, and Flexible Web. Touch Cursor, Advanced Navigation Speech History & Text Analyzer.

Magic Screen Magnification Software with speech


MAGIC magnifies the computer screen from 1.1 to 36 times its normal size to suit the comfort level of the user having Law Vision to enable him/her to operate the computer independently And also to give training in computers to those with low vision/partial sight.


Prisma Desktop Magnifier


Magnifies upto 52 times on a 21” screen. Increase or decrease magnification easily by adjusting the camera. 3 viewing modes such as full color, black on white, white on black In-built light for reading in poor illuminated environment. Easy to use controls for brightness adjustment and fine focus. Connects to a standard TV and to a PC monitor/Laptop using a TV Tuner Box.


Lex instant reader and scanner

Reads printed documents and books. Fast upto 20pages per minute. Auto capture. Accurate reads right into the spines of books. Choose document colours and tints. 6 enhanced viewing modes. Quickly & easily transfer documents to your MP3 player, Dictaphone. MS Word, PDF etc.




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Prof. S. S. Basavanal Library Karnatak University, Pavate Nagar Dharwad - 580003 Karnataka. India