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Freedom Scientific Enhances Scanning and Reading Appliances

Adds FineReader Optical Character Recognition

(St. Petersburg, Florida - November 30, 2011)

Freedom Scientific today announced an upgrade to its SARA™ and SARA CE Scanning and Reading Appliances to improve speed and accuracy.

"We've added ABBYY FineReader® to the OmniPage® OCR engine we were already using, combining the best features of both products to offer our best and fastest print-to-speech conversion yet," says Dusty Voorhees, Senior Product Manager. "We've also made improvements to our SARA flatbed scanning model to reduce the time to gain speech and Braille access to printed text by a third. While the SARA CE camera model is faster overall, the flatbed scanner SARA now matches its processing performance.

"These enhancements are sure to improve productivity and enjoyment for our many blind and low vision customers who use the SARA and SARA CE to access books, magazines, mail, and other printed documents. The addition of FineReader should be particularly appreciated by those who use the additional languages available in both the SARA and SARA CE."

To learn more about the SARA and SARA CE, visit the Freedom Scientific Low Vision Products page, where you'll find a listing of features, samples of the human-like reading voices, and a short video demonstration to introduce you to both products.

The SARA CE model is still available for the special introductory price of $1,895 until December 31, 2011 - a $500 savings.

For complete specifications, visit or contact Freedom Scientific at 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000.

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Freedom Scientific is part of Vispero™. Vispero has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Through Vispero's multi-tier distribution, Freedom Scientific products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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