New Vision Concepts
New Vision Concepts is proud to present EZReader - an all-in-one touch screen computer,
document camera and custom software suite designed specifically for users
with vision impairments. EZReader provides low vision users with 75+ customized applications to give
users unprecedented access to computer capabilities that were once out of reach for users with vision impairments!
Low vision users struggle to use basic Windows capabilities and struggle even more to use applications which were not written to accomodate the visual limitations of low vision users. In both of these areas, EZReader addresses the needs of low vision users by providing software with the following key design criteria:
The result is that users with vision impairments can more easily use computers and can regain access to capabilities that allow them to keep in touch with friends, family or coworkers.
EZReader online help is split into two sections:
A brief overview of EZTaskBar and EZLauncher are provided below, along with some background and contact information on EZReader.
The EZWinBar displays the same icons that the user pins to the Windows taskbar, whereas the EZTaskBar provides custom icons to access the EZReader suite of 75+ custom applications. The user can control which icons/applications are shown on the EZTaskBar.
From either taskbar, the user clicks on an icon to run the indicated application. When the mouse hovers over an icon, a large font popup tip is shown as a reminder of which application the icon represents. Most taskbar applications are full-screen applications and may not be resized.
Both taskbars offers icon sizes up to 192x192 pixels - over 2" in size, making them very easy to see. They also provide easy-to-use single click operation. The icons' colors and size can be changed to fit the user's visual preference.
The EZTaskBar icons are shown in high-contrast colors pairs. The user can change the colors to match their low vision limitations or color preferences.
See EZTaskBar Help for additional details.
The left image displays EZLauncher with just a toolbar available, from which applications can be opened. EZLauncher can display any of 8 different rows of icons, for a total of 40 different applications that can be launched.
In the right image, EZLauncher presents an array of 40 icons in the center of the window. Each icon opens a different application, corresponding to the row of icons that can be displayed on the toolbar.
Each of the 40 application have their own main screen, but all use a common look and feel, as is shown in this next image which shows the Book Reader application.
The image provides a great example of how EZReader applications look - visual simplicity, large fonts and high contrast colors.
Users typically display EZLaunch applications full screen, but the applications may be resized by the user.
See EZLauncher Help for additional details.
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 tablet. 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, with expanded capabilities, to others with visual impairments.
Low Vision Clinic|
Greenville Medical Tower
Greenville Ave - Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75231
Dr. Brian Celico, OD PA, has provided care for low vision patients for over 20 years,
offering low vision exams and a wide selection of devices to aid patients in reading and
performing day-to-day tasks.
Viewings are by appointment on Wednesdays. If your schedule is not open on those days, please contact the office to make other arrangements for viewing EZReader.
Stuart Low Vision Center|
12820 Hillcrest Road, Suite C100
Dallas, TX 75230
Dr. John Stuart has recently moved to Dallas from his practice of 35 years in Canada where for the
last 15 years he emphasized Low Vision Rehabilitation. He is experienced in ocular health and low vision treatment,
and general medical optometry.
EZReader viewings are by appointment Monday through Thursday. If your schedule is not open on those days, please contact the office to make other arrangements for viewing EZReader.
Low Vision Clinic of Florida|
2323 Curlew Road, STE 7A
Dunedin, FL 34698
Dr. Ed Huggett earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, Texas. Dr. Huggett has completed an Externship at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Florida, a Fellowship at the University of Houston College of Optometry in Texas and has completed post-graduate course work in low vision and vision rehabilitation at Lighthouse International in New York, NY.
Board certified as an optometric physician, Dr. Huggett specializes in comprehensive evaluations and treatment for people who have lost vision due to eye disease, head trauma or stroke.
New Vision Concepts|
11936 Jamestown Road
Dallas, TX 75230
EZReader is also available for viewing at the New Vision Concepts home-office.
I'm away from my office frequently, supporting customers, so an appointment is required.