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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jul 19, 2019

Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!

IRIS is a company that builds software and products to help people increase their productivity while scanning and converting documents. One of their available portable options is the IRIScan Book 5.

According to the website’s description, the IRIScan is “the world’s fastest book scanner.” It allows users to scan magazines, books, recipes and more – anytime, anywhere!

Features of the device include:

  • Simple, easy-to-use interface
  • Long-lasting, built-in rechargeable lithium battery
  • Bright and sharp colored screen for instant scan preview
  • SD Card slot
  • Ability to convert your printed documents into audio files so they can be read aloud to you
  • And so much more

Visit to learn more!

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