The PEARL™ brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human-sounding voices. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material.

With so many features for those with low vision, you can tailor the appearance of text on your screen (font style, size, character spacing, and color), view with split-screen and compare your original document and OCR conversion results, use Masking and Word Spotlighting to help you follow text as it is read, and more.

The PEARL expands the features of OpenBook 9.0 to provide instant OCR. Press a keystroke to snap a picture, and hear your book read back to you with Eloquence or one of the human-sounding voices from RealSpeak Solo Direct®. You control the reading rate and voice.

In automatic mode, the PEARL senses motion, so it knows to snap an image whenever you turn a page. Place your paperback novel sideways, and the PEARL will snap two pages at a time and maintain the pagination. For larger books, you can capture even pages first. Flip the book over to capture the odd pages. You can keep turning pages and capturing images while OpenBook reads.

Use the PEARL to read books, newspapers, magazines, and bills. OpenBook identifies columns and places them in logical reading order. Change the language setting to read foreign language documents with native speaker voices.

Use the PEARL to show a live video image on your PC. Magnify your document and navigate with the virtual XY table from the keyboard. The PEARL works in most room lighting. If the room is dark, simply turn on the built-in LED lighting. You can even write under the camera in a magnified view

Once your page has been captured, you have multiple options for viewing the information. You can display the text so that it wraps on the screen, enlarge the font, change the font style, and change the foreground and background colors. Have the individual words spotlighted as they are spoken.

The PEARL sets up in seconds to provide a stable platform for the camera with alignment features to ensure you capture a good image every time.


  • Bringing Portability to Scanning and Reading
  • Customize your viewing
  • Lightning Fast OCR
  • Automatic Page Capture
  • Read All Kinds of Documents
  • Use as a video magnifier
  • Reformat Text for Easier Reading
  • It runs off a single USB port
  • no battery or external power supply required.
  • It folds into a compact 14"x 3"x 2 1/8" package and zips into its protective neoprene case - slip it into a bookbag or briefcase.
  • Scans 20 pages per minute while reading
  • Write under the camera in magnified view
  • Add comments and highlighting
  • Export to other applications like Microsoft® Word or Notepad