Making reading accessible wherever you are
The kReader PC from K–NFB Reading Technology, Inc., is a break-through in assisted reading and study skills software for students, including struggling readers. Developed under the direction of assistive technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil, the kReader PC makes reading fun for students with its engaging and easy to use interface. What the Apple iPod has done for music, the kReader PC does for books using the latest state-of-the-art video game technology. The kReader PC allows you take create books from a variety of popular PC applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and many others. Advances in file format and conversion technology make content acquisition fast and simple. Student created multi-media content provides an interactive way for students of all levels to create their own stories and books.
|Advantages for Students
Many students, particularly those with difficulty reading,
struggle with the complicated document displays and
intricate navigation commonly found in PC programs.
kReader PC has developed a clean, uncluttered interface
with a natural book-like display of reading materials.
Content displayed in the 3D book format features
realistic animated page turning - engaging the student
and enhancing the user experience. Study and reference
tools are easily accessible. Reading is highlighted and
read aloud in high quality text to speech. Word study
tools such as dictionary, thesaurus, translation, internet
search and other features are immediately available for
more detailed study of words or phrases that are not
clear. Voice painting encourages students to create
documents with multiple speaking characters - inspiring
creative writing at all levels. Notes, even handwritten
ones are easily exported for later reference or study.
|Advantages for Teachers
Acquisition of content has always been a time intensive
labor issue for schools who are creating alternate
displays of educational content for access by students.
kReader PC uses the most advanced Microsoft file
format, XPS, to standardize file formats within the
program. The XPS file format is created natively in MS
Office 2007 and MS Office 2003. PDF and KES files
are easily and quickly converted to XPS with no errors.
Documents saved as XPS give an exact, high quality
image of the original document. This standardized XPS
format allows the kReader PC to work seamlessly with all
MS Office applications and does not require introduction
of specialized file formats. For documents which are not
available electronically, kReader PC provides Omnipage
16 OCR for quick and easy scanning into XPS.
Operating System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows XP (service pack 2) or
- Microsoft Windows Vista (service pack1)
- A Pentium processor-based PC or compatible
computer that meets the hardware requirements of
Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista.
- 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) processor
- 1 GB of system memory
- A DirectX 9 compatible graphics card (with 128 MB of
graphics memory (minimum)
- Audio output
- Internet access for certain features
Benefits and Features
- Assisted reading and study skills solution for struggling
readers and others
- State of the Art Technology
- Creation of electronic content is quick and easy
- Clean, simple, uncluttered user interface
- 3D books for the video game generation
- Student created multimedia content with Voice
- Ability to import many file formats: MS Office, PDF,
KES and others
- Highlights words as they are being read aloud in high
quality Text To Speech
- Reference Tools available for students include:
Dictionary, Thesaurus, Notes placed on text,
highlighting, translation, internet exploration
- Highlights and Notes easily exported into separate file