Tomek Wardega is trying to raise money to create a new stand to help blind people take pictures of documents. The creator of the Fopydo scanning stand is seeking $4,000 to create a complementary book reading base.
According to the Kickstarter page, "A book reading aid was designed for the blind and visually impaired to make it easy to read printed books and documents using applications like KNFB Reader, Prizmo or TextGrabber. It may also be used by all who can see, but would like to convert images of book pages to text and have the text read to them using tools available on their mobile device."
The book reading base would include sections of foam that would hold an open book in place, ensuring that pages wouldn't turn during scanning. Users can pledge $25 to receive just the base or $35 for the base and stand, with an estimated November delivery date.
As of this post, $2,153 of the $4,00 goal has been raised,. The money must be raised by October 8 for the crowdfunding campaign to be successful. Check the Kickstarter page for more information and a much better description of the stand and base.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.