Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 10, 2009
Starting today CTL adds the Intel® Reader to their product offering. CTL will be working with Intel to introduce this assistive technology—a mobile handheld device designed to increase independence for people who have trouble reading standard print.
“We are happy to work with CTL to provide an innovative solution for communities of people who have difficulty accessing standard print because of learning disabilities or vision problems that can make reading a challenge,” said Louis Burns, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Health Group. “The Intel Reader can help people more easily access information that many of us take for granted every day, such as a job offer letter or even the menu at a favorite restaurant, improving their quality of life and helping them reach their full potential.”
The Intel Reader is a mobile handheld device designed to increase independence for people who have specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, or have vision problems such as low-vision or blindness, or anyone who struggles with reading standard print. Its unique design combines a high-resolution camera with the power of an Intel® Atom™ processor, allowing users to point, shoot and listen to printed text. When the Intel Reader is used together with the Intel® Portable Capture Station, large amounts of text–such a chapter or a book–can be easily captured for reading later. With the Intel Reader, users have convenient and flexible access to a variety of printed materials, helping to increase their freedom, enjoyment and confidence in their daily lives, and to improve their productivity and efficiency at school and work.
Mike Mahanay, CTL’s Sales and Marketing General Manager, said, “The Intel Reader is one of the most exciting technology products that we’ve seen in years and we’re incredibly excited to be able to offer it to our government and education customers. Its potential to transform the lives of our customers’ clients and students is monumental, and we are thrilled to be part of the solution to support people who struggle with reading standard print. Further, the Intel Reader is an important product strategically for CTL because it complements our existing offerings from education-oriented notebooks to public sector hardware.”