What is the ReadEasy Evolve?
ReadEasy Evolve is a lightweight portable machine that reads to you. It is the world’s first standalone reading machine capable of reading newspapers (A3 size).
With the push of a single button the ReadEasy Evolve photographs printed text & within seconds, begins reading it out loud. Letters, bank statements, books, recipes, product packaging etc. are all read with ease.
Who is the ReadEasy Evolve for?
It is ideal for both partially sighted & blind people of all ages & abilities. It offers the ability to magnify & enhance reading material in a variety of viewing modes whilst simultaneously reading it out loud (with the Feature Pack).
Perfect for reading books, newspapers, magazines, post, bank statements, food packaging, medicines, tins & much more.
The ReadEasy Evolve has been specifically designed to be as simple as possible to set up and use. It features an integrated foldable carrying handle making it effortless to move from room-to-room.
It has a detachable camera for easy transportation & both the camera and the optional Feature Pack stow neatly inside the back of the unit.
The camera positions easily for either A4 or A3 capture. The supplied positioning guide & retractable tab enable users to align both A4 & A3 documents by touch alone.
ReadEasy Evolve could be the ideal system for you if you:
- Are finding it difficult to read with a magnifying glass.
- Would like to be more independent and be able to read your own documents (post, newspapers, bills etc).
- Have a learning disability.
- Find reading with a video magnifier too difficult because you can't fit enough characters on the screen to read at your desired speed.
- Find the constant movement of text on video magnifiers' screens make you tired or nauseous.
- Already have a reading machine but wish it was faster, more accurate and had more features, (available with additional Feature Pack).
- Have a deteriorative eye condition and would like a system that is suitable both now and for the future.
- Would like to be able to read in more than one place.
What are the ReadEasy Evolve's benefits?
ReadEasy Evolve features many benefits over other scanner and digital capture reading machines including:
- Ease of use: ReadEasy Evolve is easy to use. A single button press is all it takes to start reading your document. The six tactile built-in controls are all that are required to access ReadEasy Evolve's main features. It is incredibly simple and intuitive to use.
- Accuracy: ReadEasy Evolve uses the latest camera and recognition technology to ensure it is extremely accurate when reading both simple & complicated material. It analyses the page layout to identify columns & pictures. It is capable of reading text as small as 5pt when capturing A4. ReadClear Technology ensures accurate text recognition. It stops text being captured when a document is moving / being positioned.
- Quality of speech: Using the latest natural sounding voices, together with a custom designed, stereo speaker system, voices are both loud and clear.
- Speed: ReadEasy Evolve reads your document to you in as little as 3 seconds, which means less waiting. It also has 40 different reading speeds.
- Stylish and practical design: A stylish, all aluminium case together with a unique folding handle and magnetically detachable camera means the ReadEasy Evolve fits anywhere in your home.
- Weight: ReadEasy Evolve is one of the world's lightest free-standing reading machines at just 2 kg, (4.4 lbs), making it easy to take with you or pack away.
- Versatility: Reads from almost any surface, flat or round. ReadEasy Evolve's camera allows it to capture deep into the spines of books without flattening them, as well as read 3D objects like tins, boxes, cartons etc.
- Support: Intuitive Help button with audio instructions of each button’s function.
- Advanced features available: The Feature Pack is available for both partially sighted and blind users.
- For blind users: The tactile Wireless Control Pad with multi-year battery life enables additional features; multi-page document capture, navigation control, & the ability to; save, load, import, export & bookmark documents. The dedicated ‘multipage’ button enables reading long documents without interruption whilst the unique navigation dial allows quick word-by-word navigation for rewinding or fast-forwarding of text if something was not heard or fully understood. Includes magnetic simplifier.
- For partially sighted users: The ReadEasy Evolve connects to any TV or monitor to magnify (over 100x), enhance & display documents, whilst reading them aloud. The control pad’s integrated joystick makes sliding documents around under the camera a thing of the past; read faster & more comfortably than with a video magnifier. ReadEasy Evolve fully supports touch-screens; pinch to zoom, effortlessly pan around & tap on a word to start reading. 6 enhanced text views with the ability to fully customise the cursor size, spacing, highlighting etc. for your individual requirements. Additional guidance available with on-screen help. The PowerRead feature for avid readers enables immediate reading of multiple pages. Listen to & navigate the first page immediately whilst the remaining pages can be captured automatically in the background. The ReadHere feature only reads the parts of a document that are of interest. Click or press on your chosen word in Live Mode to capture the text & start reading from that word. This eliminates the text always being read to you from the beginning, saving time & frustration.