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Making reading accessible wherever you are

The kReader Mobile from K–NFB Reading Technology, Inc. is a major advancement in portability and functionality of print access for struggling readers and those learning a second language. Developed under the direction of Assistive Technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil the kReader Mobile software package runs on a multifunction cell phone and allows users to snap a picture of virtually any document, including mail, receipts, handouts, memos and many other documents. Our proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and reads them aloud to the user. Reading in other languages is available, along with translation between languages. This is a truly portable solution to reading on the go, allowing users to read what they want wherever they happen to be.

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Mobile Reader Product Line

K–NFB Reading Technology is pleased to announce the latest breakthrough in print accessibility. We have developed software which places the functionality of a reading machine into a multifunction cell phone. The Mobile Reader products can be activated and ready to use with the touch of a single button on the phone. The user takes a photo of the print to be read and the character recognition software in conjunction with high quality text-to-speech will read the contents of the document aloud. At the same time, it can display the print on the phone's built-in screen and highlight each word as it is spoken. Additionally the user can snap pictures and read in several languages as well as translate between languages.

The kReader Mobile:

  • Reads most printed documents, from letters and memos to pages in a book
  • Reads address labels and package information and instructions
  • Displays each sentence visually and highlights each word as it is read
  • Stores thousands of pages using easily obtainable flash memory
  • Adjusts reading speed and reading voice to suit user's preference
  • Available to snap pictures and read in a number of languages
  • Ability to translate between languages, displaying and reading aloud translated text

In addition, the user can access the other functions of the phone device including making and receiving phone calls, personal information management such as contacts, calendar, etc. Also contains ability to run GPS programs, access to Adobe® PDF files, voice recorder, music player and much more.

Supported phone models: Nokia N82

User language - commands and operation

  • US English

Text languages - for reading documents (optional)

  • Mexican Spanish
  • Canadian French
Check with company for availability of additional languages


  • Protective carrying case
  • Polarizers for camera and flash
  • Earbuds or headphones available for private listening

Software Upgrades

  • One year from date of software activation

Accessories available for the N82 (available from Nokia)

  • Bluetooth external speakers
  • Bluetooth external keyboard


  • Reading modes for books, articles and labels; bills and memos
  • Synchronized text highlighting with output speech
  • Text navigation by sentence, word, character
  • Import/export text files
  • Automatic or manual saving of documents and image files
  • Automatic screen rotation for portrait and landscape reading
  • Save settings to and from memory card
  • Reads in several languages
  • Translates between languages

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