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Micro-Speak Plus now available

Micro-Speak Plus is a brand new digital voice recorder that combines smart design with ease of use and high quality performance. is packed with useful features including specifically designed software that provides spoken prompts and beeps to assist blind and low-vision users
Record instantly with the press of a button and playback immediately via the built-in speaker. High Definition recordings in uncompressed WAV format ensure impressive results for unlimited speaking and listening activities.

Ideal for verbal note-taking great for Podcasts

 

FEATURES, (Special Audio Prompt Version):

  • Easy to use and simple navigation
  • Includes specifically designed software to provide spoken prompts and beeps to assist blind and low-vision users, including battery level, recording and file deletion.
  • Voice recording via a built-in microphone
  • Recording Format: High definition WAV, 192kbps, 48kHz sample rate
  • High quality audio playback via a built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm earphone socket for personal listening
  • Large tactile function buttons. Record, Play/Pause, Next, Previous and Volume Control
  • LCD display, (Note:The back light is deactivated. This version is for low vision users only)
  • Support for playback of MP3 and WAV audio formats
  • Mini USB Port for audio file downloads and uploads via a PC and Mac
  • Rechargeable Battery. Recharge using Micro USB Port
  • Built-in memory. 4GB providing 48 hours of high quality recording time
  • Approximate size 105 × 60 x 25mm
  • Model No: MIC-4GB-APG
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NEW PRODUCT

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Synapptic Easy-to use Phones & Tablets

A range of easy-to-use smart Samsung Phones and Tablets with built-in speech and magnification.

With Synapptic you can have access to the latest easy-to-use technology, via a Tablet Computer or Mobile phone. so whether you’re on the move or relaxing at home, these stylish portable devices make keeping up-to-date easy and fun.

Packages

The Carbon PhoneCarbon Phone
Compact, entry-level smartphone, ideal if you’re on a budget and looking for all the basic features of a Smartphone. Great for communicating and social networking with friends and family and accessing the Internet while you’re on the move. Not suitable for entertainment features such as digital TV or for hand-held video magnification features.

Price: £199.00

Graphite Phone
The Graphite phoneCompact mid-range Smartphone which is a great all-rounder if budget is less of an issue. Ideal if you want to access all the entertainment and communication features of Synapptic software, together with the benefits of our basic hand-held video magnifier, for reading text while you’re out and about. The powerful dual-core processor means that you can complete tasks more quickly and a larger touch screen makes it easier to find your way around the features you need.

Diamond Phone

The Diamond Range
LEFT:4 Inch — Centre: 5 Inch — RIGHT: 6 Inch

Premium quality mobile phones available in 4, 5 and 6 inch ultra-bright, high contrast display.

The Diamond is a premium, fully featured smartphone. It uses the most advanced screen technology available, producing an ultra-bright, high contrast display. Ideal for low vision users who rely heavily on screen magnification features, or anyone wanting a high specification, future-proof device. The Diamond also offers the best in both communication and entertainment features, combining highly powerful processor speeds with premium quality streaming of TV/radio programmes and films through the internet.

Prices: 4 Inch £440.00.   5 Inch £595.00.  6 Inch £695.00

Chromium 7 Inch Tablet
The Chromium TabletA premium quality tablet with powerful functionality and a large screen. Ideal if you want to make text bigger on-screen, or watch your favourite TV channel or film, whether you’re on the move or curled up in bed. No bigger than an average book, this tablet is thin, light and portable enough to take wherever you go.

Price: 375.00

Titanium Tablet
The Titanium TabletOffering all the functions of the Chromium tablet, while giving you maximum screen size, this tablet also has front-facing stereo speakers, giving excellent sound quality. Its larger screen size is also ideal if you want bigger icons and text on-screen, for easier navigation.

Price: £475.00

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Aspire adds new product to its catalogue

ALTO 2 MOBILE PHONE
Let the Alto 2 mobile read to you with its built-in talking features. On-screen information is spoken and you’ll also hear key presses. Scroll through your contact list and hear names read out, open a text message and Alto 2 will read it to you. Writing text messages is just as easy as each letter is read aloud.

Hit the right button every time with the well designed colour coded buttons, large, well spaced number keypad and simple menus. Its bright case makes the Alto 2 standout and easily spotted. Available in blue, orange or dark grey.

Product details
•choose either a male or female voice
•incoming calls announce names stored in the phonebook
•adjust the speech speed between 85 and 120 per cent
•compatible for use with hearing aids with a rating of M3/T3
•supplied with desk stand for easy recharging

Phone features
•store up to 200 contacts in the phonebook
•built-in hands free speakerphone
•alarm clock
•emergency call feature. Programme up to three emergency numbers. Press and hold the emergency button the phone will automatically begin dialling each number in turn until a call is answered.

Font sizes
•typed numbers displayed in 24 point font (6mm)
•text messages displayed in 12 point font (3mm)
•black number keypad buttons with white numbers in 20 point font (5mm)

Technical specifications
•choice of Nuance RealSpeak English voices – Daniel and Serena
•English and five other languages built-in: French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian
•three ring tones and vibration alert
•quad band GSM mobile phone enabling worldwide use
•battery standby time up to 10 days and talk time up to 5 hours
•supplied with desk stand, T-mobile SIM card, mains charger and handsfree earpiece.

Dimensions: Height:2cm (0.79″) Width:5.2cm (2.05″) Depth:10cm (3.94″)
cotact Aspire for price of product

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Training Services

Training Services
Aspire offers bespoke training in a range of mainstream and assistive software packages.

Before delivering training we will always liaise with the client in order to establish what computer system, software and access technology they are using if we have not supplied it, their level of knowledge of the product, and what they wish to gain from the training.
Product Training
Training is provided for the following:

•Jaws
•Hal
•Lunar
•Supernova
•ZoomText
•Guide
•Cicero
•Open Book
•Kurzwel 1000
•Braille Note Takers
•Microsoft Word
•Microsoft Outlook Express
•The Internet

Aspire also offers training over the Internet using Skype. Please contact us for details of costs.

Dolphin Approved
Aspire is a Dolphin trained and approved trainer.

Assessment and Training Rates
Corporate clients

•Half day = £295.00 (3 hours)
•Full day = £395.00 (6 hours)
Prices exclude VAT. No charge is made for travel etc.

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refurbished braill lite milenium 40

your chance to own a refurbished braill lite milenium 40 for only £750 or best offer. please contact Aspire at [email protected] if interested

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Lowest of the low:

Lowest of the low: Taxi driver cheated blind woman out of £300 after she asked for help using her cash card to pay for fare
Shafak Hussain, 36, took advantage of regular passenger Jill Holland
He was taking her back to her home in Oldham from hospital

A callous taxi driver stole £300 from a blind woman after she asked him to help get money from a cash machine to pay the fare.
Shafak Hussain, 36, had picked Jill Holland, 52, up from Manchester Royal Infirmary and was taking her back to her home in Oldham when she asked to stop at a cashpoint.
When she asked him to key in £30 Hussain pressed £300 instead – giving Mrs Holland only the money she asked for and pocketing the rest, a court heard.

Lowest of the low: Taxi driver cheated blind woman out of £300 after she asked for help using her cash card to pay for fare
Shafak Hussain, 36, took advantage of regular passenger Jill Holland
He was taking her back to her home in Oldham from hospital
Found guilty by magistrates and given four-month suspended sentence

A callous taxi driver stole £300 from a blind woman after she asked him to help get money from a cash machine to pay the fare.
Shafak Hussain, 36, had picked Jill Holland, 52, up from Manchester Royal Infirmary and was taking her back to her home in Oldham when she asked to stop at a cashpoint.
When she asked him to key in £30 Hussain pressed £300 instead – giving Mrs Holland only the money she asked for and pocketing the rest, a court heard.

A regular of Hussain’s taxi company Motown cars, Mrs Holland even gave him a £4 tip as well as the fare when he eventually dropped her home.
But the next day she became suspicious of what had happened and rang her bank who revealed the £300 withdrawal.
Father-of-two Hussain denied the accusation but was found guilty after a trial at Manchester Magistrates Court last month.
He claimed he had taken the £300 out of the account with Miss Holland’s full knowledge and given it to her.
Dominic Geelan, prosecuting, said: ‘When arrested he was uncooperative and aggressive and accused the police of being racist.’
The court heard that following the offence, on August 5, Hussain had been shunned by colleagues at Motown cars who were disgusted by his actions. He has since had his licence revoked.
District Judge Paul Richardson told Hussain: ‘I am glad to say you will never work again as a taxi driver. Generally such drivers are worthy of the trust put in them – but you are not.
‘This was a very mean offence. She relied on you and you betrayed her.’
Hussain, of Plymouth Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, was given a four month suspended prison sentence, ordered to carry out 150 hours’ unpaid work and told he must repay the stolen money to Miss Holland.

Peter Etherall, defending, said Hussain continued to maintain his innocence and would be lodging an appeal against conviction and sentence.
After the case Hussain, who was ordered to pay £625 costs, said he had put his house up for sale to fund his appeal.

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Perkins Brailler required

Aspire is looking to buy a used second generation perkins brailler. If anyone has one to sell please get in touch at
[email protected]

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UltraCane

 Photo of the UltraCane handle

The UltraCane is modeled on the traditional long white cane, but the difference is in the electronic handle, which works by emitting ultrasonic waves to locate obstacles in the user’s vicinity. This includes objects at shoulder/head height, for example, wing mirrors on vans and Lorries, overhanging tree branches etc.

It gives tactile feedback to the user through two vibrating buttons, which have been ergonomically positioned on the handle. The two buttons, when vibrating, indicate the direction of the obstacle; the frequency of the vibration lets the user know the proximity of the obstacle. This type of feedback stimulates a spatial ‘mind map’ in the brain, enabling the user to obtain information about the layout of their immediate environment and surroundings. Essentially using the UltraCane offers a protective hazard ‘envelope’ around the user.

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Refurbished & Ex-Demo Equipment

The following used equipment is in stock.

Humanware Scanner R
£799.00

Pacmate Omni QX420
£799.00

Freedom Scientific 20 cell braille display
£399.00

Focus 40 Blue Braille Display
£995.00

Hims Voice Sense Braille Note taker
£749.00

Smartview Graduate
£1299.00

Nokia c5 with Talks
£150.00

please look at the website for our range of new equipment.

www.aspire-consultancy.co.uk

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Vocalize Completely voice controlled, truly hands-free & power wheelchair integrated.

Vocalize
Completely voice controlled, truly hands-free & power wheelchair integrated.

Mobile Phone Bluetooth Speakerphone. Call Contacts, Digit Dial, Answer, and Hang up all by voice.

Digital Media Player (like Apple iPod™ & Microsoft Zune™).

Listen to music, audio books, even watch movies all by voice.**

Call for help anywhere, anytime when it’s really needed most! Includes Bed Kit to extend usage to 24 hours/day. Even works during power outages.

Worldwide Compatibility — Works with any mobile phone service provider! Communicates with mobile phone wirelessly over Bluetooth protocol.*

Easy to Use — Natural voice prompts, intelligently responds and asks when it does not understand!**

Powerful — Supports any language or individuals who cannot speak clearly, only consistently. Up to 2000 voice controlled contacts without training voiceprints for each.**

Convenient — Always available without wearing uncomfortable headset all day or having it fall off .

Versatile — Optional wired headset privacy mode, and answer, hang up, start voice control, and more with included accessible push-button control.

No need to see or touch phone. Great for those with vision impairments or blindness or even to safely answer and place calls while driving with hand controls! Announces incoming Caller ID, appointment reminders, and reads incoming text and e-mail messages.**

Wheelchair Integrated – Mounts inconspicuously under wheelchair seat so it’s virtually unnoticeable yet always available without interfering with transfers. Runs directly off power wheelchair batteries so there’s nothing to forget to plug in, simply recharge wheelchair normally. Optional wheelchair charging port or lithium-ion battery pack also available for easier installation or manual wheelchair users.

* Requires mobile phone supporting Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP).
** Requires optional Advanced Voice Control Calling & Digital Media Player Package for Windows Mobile Smart phones

Price: Call for price.