The Invention of the Intel® Reader

April 4, 2011 in Special Education Articles by Jess

The Intel Reader, the mobile assistive technology device that converts pictures of text to speech, began with a cell phone. The creator of the Intel Reader, Ben Foss, who is a Stanford grad and has dyslexia, wanted a way to make all text accessible to those with reading-based learning disabilities like dyslexia and blindness or low vision. “I was sitting at my desk and holding a cell phone wondering if I could get it to take a picture of text and have it read it back,” says Foss.   Read the rest of this entry →

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