New Vision Concepts
EZReader

    

    New Vision Concepts is proud to present EZReader, a combination of computer hardware and custom software that is designed specifically for users with vision impairments.

EZReader includes 30+ applications, including a book reader, file editor, email client, calender, internet browser, spreadsheet, games and more! These applications are all custom written to meet the needs of visually impaired users.

Online Help for EZReader can be found here.

This page gives you an overview of EZReader, including available software, computer configurations and camera information.

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See Online Help for more detailed information on EZReader capabilities.

 EZReader Software

The EZReader software can be purchased separately and runs on Windows 10. An Intel i5 processor is recommended, although performance on an i3 should be acceptable. EZReader requires about 400MB of space.

 Hardware Options

If you don't want to install EZReader on your own PC, then one of our three PC configurations is bound to fit your needs. Each offers a different screen size, mounting method and navigation options. All work great with EZReader software!

 Software Design

Every screen in EZReader embodies the same key design elements, combining to give users unprecedented ease of access to computer capabilities that were once out of reach.

  • Minimal computer skills
  • Compatible with Windows 10
  • Touch screen navigation
  • Keyboard and mouse support
  • Unlimited text size
  • Large on-screen images
  • High contrast, user-selected colors
  • Minimal visual complexity

The result is that users with vision impairments can more easily access information and have access to capabilities that allow them to keep in touch with friends, family or coworkers.


 How it started!


As my 95-year-old mother-in-law's macular degeneration progressed, she was no longer able to read even the largest text in her Kindle app. After her doctors advised her that her condition could not be improved further with medical treatments, I came up with the idea of the EZReader.


With the large viewing size of EZReader, its large fonts and images, and its extremely easy-to-use touch navigation she was able to read books again. The same solution is now available to others with visual impairments.

Gary Beene
gbeene@airmail.net
Inventor of the EZReader System


 Locations

EZReader is available for viewing at the following locations.


 Book Reader

EZReader's large viewing screen and easy-to-use touch-screen design makes reading not only possible but exceptionally easy for many people with visual impairments. With EZReader, you can once again enjoy the pleasure of reading. EZReader can even read books to you.

The book reader allows the user to adjust colors, fonts, text size, character spacing and more to best fit their vision constraints.

EZReader can import Kindle books for reading. A free library of 200 popular, classic books from the Gutenberg Project is installed with EZReader.

Additionally the Book Reader can be used to view free, daily newspapers available from the NFB Newsline website.


 File Editor

EZReader allows users to create and edit text files of their own!

A small library of useful files is provided, including recipes for two of the best desserts ever!

Users may create folders to help organize their files. Files may be renamed and moved between folders, exported as Word (DOCX) files with inline images and files may be attached to emails.


 Email

Coupled with ease-of-use and a full list of standard features, the EZReader email client opens new doors to communication with friends and family for users with visual impairments.

Incoming email is converted to text and displayed using the same user-selected settings with which text is viewed throughout EZReader. Email attachments may be viewed using EZReader's internal viewers or using the default clients installed on the user's PC.


 Calendar

Users can view monthly calendars and maintain appointment lists using the EZReader calendar.

When EZReader is opened, users are alerted if they have appointments that day.


 Spreadsheet

Coupled with ease-of-use and a full list of standard features, the EZReader spreadsheet provides a much needed office tool for users with visual impairments.

Number and string manipulations, mathematical operations and sorting, formatting and graphing are all supported by the EZReader spreadsheet.


 Document Camera and Viewer

EZReader users can view printed materials using the included optical zoom camera. Newspapers, printed books and other printed materials can be seen at up to 12X magnification with no distortion.

The primary camera, included with EZReader, provides an amazingly clear image of printed materials. Camera properties include:

By default, EZReader is set to display the provided camera. However, EZReader can display any camera attached to the PC, such as webcams.

A smaller, more portable USB camera is also available for folks on the go.