Ella Tan | On 31, Jan 2015
Tucked away in Tanglin Shopping Centre is a treasure trove of CCTV reading systems, sunshades with the necessary UV-light blocker, multitude of magnifiers, talking clocks, big print books, supplements and most importantly, a friendly manager.
As a caregiver to a family member with low vision, Anne Ang is sympathetic to the needs of her customers. Young or old, she highly recommends the Acrobat HD by the American company, Enhanced Vision (www.enhancedvision.com). Customers include not just seniors, but even primary school children. More in our video.
Anne says, “It’s really a groundbreaking machine. The first version had to be connected to a TV, but the HD model is all-in-one. You can magnify up to 72 x but only for reading, expand up to 50 x, and change colour pages to black-and-white. With line markers, it’s easy to keep track of where you are, so you don’t get motion sickness moving up and down. And when you write, or sign a document, the line is helpful and it’s adjustable.
“The affordable Max is excellent for reading Chinese newspapers as the characters become clearer. Easy to use, just turn the toggle like a tap to go from colour to black-and-white.” – Ella Tan