Taking the extensive research in to account, we arrived at our solution. We needed to be able to scan a page, convert it to text on a screen, and allow extensive options for the reader to utilize.
We implemented Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which uses algorithms to scan the document, and return, with accuracy, the content of the document. This means that a user can take a picture on their phone, and instantly have the text from the image they captured. In continuity, we apply the same logic to PDF files, which allows you to scan in large documents and have it instantly converted to text.
That text is then posted into a dynamic and editable text field that allows you full control over the appearance of the text to best suit the reader.
In addition to the visual options, a reader also has the ability to have the text read back to them using Text-To-Speech Technology which allows higher comprehension for unfamiliar words or on-the-go learning. You can listen to the text in your car, from your phone, or from any device running EduClear. Our technology allows you to listen to the text in over 50 dialects to provide localization to foreign readers.
We still needed a way to combat the unfamiliar word issue to prevent readers from skipping over words they might not see often, which led us to our next technological advancement. We implemented our On-Screen Dictionary , so a reader simply enters the word, and a full dicitionary definition is available instantly.
To learn about the features, read our Features section.