reading machine for the blind

reading machine for the blind

An electronic device that converts printed matter into speech. Several machines for home use are available. Information may be obtained from the Lighthouse National Center for Vision and Aging at (800) 334-5497 or the American Foundation for the Blind at (800) 232-5463.
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His inventions include the Kurzweil Reading Machine for the blind and a line of Kurzweil Music Synthesizers.
I've been interested in technology, and machine learning in particular, for a long time: when I was 14, I designed software that wrote original music, and later went on to invent the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, among other inventions.
He designed software that enable a computer to write original music and his inventions include the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, according to the website kurzweilai.
Ray Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesiser, and the first music synthesiser capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments.
Inventor Ray Kurzweil, who developed the first text-to-speech reading machine for the blind and the first charge-coupled device (CCD) flatbed scanner.
Ray Kurzweil, inventor, entrepreneur, author and futurist, was the principal inventor of the first omni-font optical character recognition (OCR), the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer and the first commercially marketed large vocabulary speech recognition.
Ray Kurzweil developed in 1976 the world's first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind - the Kurzweil Reading Machine.
He is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors of our time, creating the first print to speech reading machine for the blind and the first CCD flatbed scanner.