Document support for iPad

Posted 23 April 2019 in Case studies

Ann * is partially sighted and uses an application like Speechify on her iPad to help with reading. This clever program takes a photo of any document that she wants to read, converts it into text using OCR and then reads it aloud with a computerised voice. The program works well, but Ann was having trouble holding the iPad steady at the correct distance to take a good photo of the text.


Remap investigated the problem and came up with a wooden stand to hold the iPad and the document in the correct positions. The iPad rests on a sloping support which has a cutout for the lens. The document rests on another support the correct distance away. This allows Ann to take perfect pictures that can be converted to speech without errors. When the document support is not in use, it folds flat for easy storage.

* Name changed for privacy.

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