[nabs-l] Is this really innovation? (Was: The Optelec FarView)

Hope Paulos hope.paulos at maine.edu
Sat Dec 6 22:36:02 UTC 2008


Hello, Joseph.  I wouldn't think they'd let  you use this device 
to take a test provided by ETS.  I'm totally blind, so can't 
can't get  any use out of this device.  Smile.

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: "T.  Joseph Carter" <carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
>To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list 
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>Date sent: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 12:44:12 -0800
>Subject: [nabs-l] Is this really innovation?  (Was: The Optelec 
FarView)

>Oh look, it's a digital camera, with crappy storage and video 
output to a
>nearby screen.  I've got a Canon that will do most of this stuff, 
although
>you really have got to hold it very still if you want a clear 
picture of
>text on a whiteboard across the room, but you can do it.  It'll 
store
>thousands of pictures on a single SD card too, not 100.  It's got 
a bigger
>screen than my digital camera, but I bet it's got a lot bigger 
price tag
>too.  Any takers?

>Also, how many people on the nabs list have taken or will take a 
test
>provided by ETS?  They're not going to let you use a device that 
can take
>pictures of the test!

>Joseph

>On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 11:32:08PM -0600, David B Andrews wrote:


>>>>> "Optelec U.S., Inc." <noreply at optelec.com> 12/5/2008 10:10 AM
>> 
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>> November 28th, 2008
>> For more information, contact:
>> Kelly O'Neill
>> Marketing Coordinator
>> KellyO at Optelec.com
>> 800-826-4200 x227
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>> Optelec FarView


>> Optelec Announces Innovated Near and Distance
>> Low Vision Solution with the FarView

>> Vista, CA, November 28th, 2008 Optelec, the world leader in 
innovative
>> and assistive technology for visually impaired and blind people,
>> announced the release of FarView, a portable and powerful 
magnification
>> solution that redefines how low vision users are able to access, 
store,
>> review and share information.

>> The unique design of the Optelec FarView and incomparable 
functionality
>> of near and distance viewing sets a new standard for other 
portable and
>> desktop devices currently on the market.

>> Using a centralized, auto focus camera and six different viewing 
modes
>> the FarView allows the user to view from a distance as well as 
up close.
>> Viewing notes on the board, reading the menu at coffee shops, 
and
>> traveling independently has never been easier!

>> 
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>> Optelec FarView


>> The FarView enables the user to store the data for up close 
review in
>> more detail at any time.  Capture a complete document or 
multiple pages of
>> a book or magazine.  Up to 100 images can be stored on the 
device and
>> accessed at any given moment.  Stored images can be adjusted to 
the users
>> needs via an integrated menu.  Ergonomic scrolling buttons help 
the user
>> to navigate through any document easily and comfortably, with an
>> auto-scroll function which brings the user back to the beginning 
of the
>> text line within a snap.  Adjust images and text to the needs of 
the user
>> though rotation, picture alignment, contrast and brightness 
settings.

>> Also, FarView offers the user flexibility to connect to an 
external
>> monitor or PC, encouraging the user to access printed text and 
photos
>> comfortably and efficiently, and share this information with 
colleagues,
>> friends and family.

>> We are ecstatic to be bringing a product such as FarView to an 
industry
>> thirsting for innovation, states Michiel van Schaik, CEO of 
Optelec
>> Holding B.V.  We at Optelec are 100% committed to combining the
>> intelligence within a product with a flexible, powerful design 
in order
>> for the consumers of our products to exponentially receive more
>> functionality for the money that they spend.

>> Whether the needs are for on-the-go portability, viewing street 
signs,
>> storing class notes, reviewing important documents, reading the 
morning
>> newspaper or sharing information the Optelec FarView puts 
freedom and
>> independence in the palms of the user.

>> Optelec expects to be delivering FarView to users in January, 
2009.
>> Contact your local Optelec distributor or sales office for more
>> information and pricing details.

>> About Optelec US
>> Improving the quality of life of visually impaired and dyslexic 
people,
>> reaching out with simple and effective solutions, Optelec was 
founded in
>> 1985 and is recognized as the worldwide market leaders in 
providing
>> innovative solutions for the blind, visually impaired and 
learning
>> disabled.  The companys flagship ClearView+ line has led the 
industry in
>> high quality, innovative products that effectively improve the 
daily
>> lives of the visually impaired.  In January 2007, Tieman U.S., 
Holding
>> Company to Optelec U.S.  spun off ShopLowVision.com
>> 
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>> non-optical and daily living aids products solutions and 
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>> www.Optelec.com

>> www.Optelec.com

>> www.Optelec.com


>> Optelec.com | 3030 Enterprise Court, Suite C, Vista, CA 92081 | 
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