RNIB Pen Friend Audio Labeller
This is such a great device for those who are visually impaired. It is a microphone styled device which comes with small circular stickers, audio can be recorded on to these stickers and when the device is place over them, the recording will be read back meaning it's easier to know what item of food or product you're holding. I find that the PenFriend is particularly useful when I want to know the expiry date of a food item or when I have more than one shade of a makeup product and want to know which one it is that I've found.
- It makes the process of discovering the products/items you want quicker and easier.
- It is possible to record for as long as you like meaning it's possible to record as much information as you want.
- The stickers can be placed on items such as food packaging, beauty products, medication and labels of clothing.
- It allows visually impaired people to become more independent when wanting to find the items they're after.
The only con I have for this device is the fact that it can be quite time consuming to place the labels on products and make the recordings but this is a very small negative aspect in comparison with all the positives it provides.
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