New Technology from Crawford Technologies Allows Visually-Impaired To Read Printed Pages

CSUN 2016 attendees will learn about smartphone application that can save organizations millions and provide state-of-the-art accessible documents to visually-impaired customers


February 24, 2016, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies will showcase a new solution that allows visually-impaired users to read printed pages at the 2016 CSUN Conference in San Diego from March 21 -26, 2016. Innovative Voiceye technology enables people with visual or cognitive impairment to read text from printed pages using a smartphone.

“Voiceye is possibly the biggest breakthrough in accessible documents since Braille was invented by Louis Braille in 1821,” said Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies. “Voiceye allows organizations to create ‘talking paper’, so all their documents can be read by anyone.”

Voiceye is based on a patented, ultra-high-density barcode – smaller than a QR code – that can hold the information from several pages in a single barcode. Using a free smartphone app, Voiceye barcodes are scanned and allow visually-impaired users to use their phone’s standard accessibility features to hear the document spoken to them. They can also read the printed document in large font and high contrast viewing modes or display them on refreshable Braille displays. The app can also link to ‘Google Translate’ for people who need to read their documents in a different language.

Crawford Technologies has released a new solution – ‘Voiceye Maker for Operations Express’ – that allows high-volume document producers to make all their documents into fully accessible pages. By implementing ‘Voiceye Maker for Operations Express’ to make documents accessible, organizations can significantly reduce the costs of creating separate documents in braille, large print, etext and audio from scratch.

CrawfordTech’s Dennis Quon and Aimée Ubbink will be presenting two educational sessions at CSUN including:

Compliance or Accommodation – Automating Accessible Client Correspondence
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Third Level, Cortez Hill AB

Inclusion by Design: One-Step Alternate Format Automation
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 2:20 PM
Location: Third Level, Mission Beach AB

CSUN 2016 attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about ‘Voiceye Maker for Operations Express’ from the CrawfordTech team at the Voiceye booth #912. For more information about CrawfordTech’s ‘Voiceye for Operations Express’, click here. For more information about the CSUN 2016 Conference, please click here.