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Intel’s new Reader converts printed text to digital text, then reads it to the user. This ereader is geared for people who have trouble reading printed text and should not to be confused with the Kindle-style ereader that is much cheaper and allows the user to read digital books. Rachel King has more on the Intel ereader.
The device will read text aloud at 120 or 250 words per minute and carries a $1,500 price tag.
Intel Portable Capture Station
The Intel Portable Capture Station will convert printed text into digital text where it can be read by the Reader.
The Intel Reader is about the size of a paperback.
Intel says an estimated 55 million people in the U.S. have specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, or have vision problems such as low-vision or blindness, which makes it difficult or impossible to read printed words.