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Cell phone reads to blind and dyslexic users A new cell phone developed by K-NFB Reading Technologies, a joint venture of Kurzweil Technologies and the National Federation of the Blind, offers the smallest text-to-speech reading device available. Users of the pocket-sized K-NFB reader, which weighs 4.2 ounces, need only to point the cell phone at print material and push a button to activate the text-to-speech software. The cell phone also includes features for music playback, a global positioning system (GPS), wireless communications, photography, e-mail, text messaging, calendars, and more. The device can store thousands of files of print materials and may be upgraded with additional memory. The phone and its software costs between $2,100 and $2,200. For more information visit knfbreader.com or call 1-877-547-1500.
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