The Reading Edge reading machine

Reader, Text-to-Speech

Accession Number: 2009.9.1

Description: Black plastic chassis; rests on two rubber feet and a black enameled steel wire foot; lid hinged in back, opens to reveal glass scanning surface; angled from has yellow/black label in print/braille, "THE READING EDGE/A KURZWEIL READER"; five large fins in middle of front panel, three smaller ridges on right side; 5.5x4.1.25" keyboard connects to scanner with spural cord on right, stores when not in use in cubby at lower right of unit, black plastic keyboard chassis with labeled yellow and gray plastic keys; yellow plastic volume and speech speed knobs on right of unit; memory card in slot in lower right; black power cord and jack on left of unit; serial port and cooling fan grill on reverse; label on reverse, "Manufactured for Xerox Imaging Systems Peabody, MA/Model 7315-60 Made in Mexico/Serial No. 201894".

Height: 7.5

Width: 21

Depth: 16

Date Made: 1992

Maker: Xerox Imaging Systems

Place of Origin: Mexico; Peabody, MA

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2009.9.

Subjects: Assistive technology Electronic aids Reading devices

Dimension Notes: Overall

Made: Xerox Imaging Systems

Material: Plastic, glass, rubber, steel

Updated: 03/11/2015