Unique Computer Access Solution for Visually Impaired
The LapTalk Computer Access Solution for visually impaired is the most intuitive computer for the blind available. The LapTalk empowers visually impaired users to instantly “get online” with no training required! Plug it in, and you’re ready to go. You will be checking your e-mail within a matter of minutes.
What makes the LapTalk so easy to use is its unique design approach. Typically computers for the blind are limited to the capabilities of a screen reader. These screen readers use applications designed for sighted individuals, then add vocalizations. While this option does provide access to the computer system, it is often very time consuming to learn, difficult to use, not integrative, and generally more expensive. The LapTalk Media System, however, is designed specifically for you, the visually impaired user. Navigation through the system is menu driven, consistent, and easy.
Ease of use is the cornerstone of the LapTalk Media System’s design. The simple five minute start up tutorial is all the training you will need to be proficient with this machine. It is as easy as selecting the option from a menu and information is instantly read out loud. Users will never get stuck within the system thanks to a dedicated help button.
Computer for the Blind is Simple and Intuitive
The LapTalk Computer delivers simple and intuitive access to information. Designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired, the Media System enables its users to read typed documents, news, e-mail, audio books, encyclopedia, dictionary, weather forecasts, and much more. The system comes pre-configured with an e-mail account, many news publication sources, and radio shows, to name a few of its features. All of these features are part of an integrated solution that blind and visually impaired users will find remarkably easy to use. Learn more about our Computers for the Blind.
The following LapTalk Computer features are intuitively easy. Here are some of its features. For a full explanation, visit our FAQ section, or contact us for more.
LapTalk Media System Help – To help you get acquainted with the basic operation of your system, we include a brief tutorial that opens at first launch. The LapTalk Media System features empowers its users with an extensive menu-based help setup.
Web Searches – Do you want to know why your refrigerator stays cool? How about a good recipe for chicken? Get answers to your questions using the Web Search feature of you LapTalk Media System.
Weather Forecast – See if it’s going to rain today using the Weather Forecast module of your LapTalk Media System.
Talking Encyclopedia & Dictionary – Let the LapTalk Media System help you in your quest for knowledge. After you type in a subject, your computer will read you answers.
Games – a library of games specifically designed for the visually impaired is included in in the system. This library is ever growing.
Screen Reader – Unlike solutions that offer only screen reader, with the LapTalk Media System you get a fully functional screen reader and much more
E-mail – E-mail is a fantastic technology that allows us to keep in touch with family and friends. The LapTalk makes e-mail incredibly easy. The system provides you with a free e-mail address. Just provide us with your name and desired e-mail address, and the LapTalk will automatically configure all the settings for you. Just plug in your system and, “You’ve got mail!”
Address Book – This is a fully integrated address book that allows you to store contact information including name, physical address, phone number, email address, and birthday.
Audio & MP3 CD’s – Do you have a Daisy audio book CD that you would like to read? Did your friend give you CD of her favorite songs? The LapTalk Media System will allow you to listen to both! Just pop it into your disc drive, prop up your feet, and let your computer do the rest.
Audio Books – In addition to being compatible with Daisy books, the LapTalk Media System will enable you to read other audio books from the web. Available to users are Books on Tape (these have been recorded with human voices) and Audio Books (these are books read by machines). The list of books available is ever-expanding, and these will be at your fingertips.
Scan & Read – The Scan & Read feature scans printed documents, then reads them back in a high-quality voice. Simply place any form of printed text on the included scanner and the system speaks the words on the page. You can store these documents on your computer or send them to a portable player to be listened to while you are on-the-go.
Scan & Magnify – For low vision users, the LapTalk Media System can scan a picture or text document and magnify it to a much larger size. Users can easily pan or zoom this image to see their document.
The LapTalk intuitive design, feature rich integrated system offers the best computer access solution for the blind & visually impaired
LapTalk Computer – $1,995
LapTalk Software Only – $495