April 27, 2023 – Government of PEI: The PEI Public Library Service has added assistive technology to its Library of Things collection to help make reading more accessible for everyone.
The new technology includes C-Pens – portable scanning pens that read printed text out loud using an embedded camera, real-time optical character recognition (OCR) and natural voice text to speech (TTS).
A C-Pen is designed to assist people with reading challenges such as dyslexia, or those learning to read in English, French and some other languages.
Noise cancelling headphones have also been added to the collection, which can help adults and children on the autism spectrum and those with ADHD and sensory processing disorder cope with loud sounds.
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