GuideConnect

$895.00$995.00

Highlights

Simple talking technology for everyday computer use

  • Complete tasks with simple step-by-step menus
  • View high-contrast, large print text
  • Listen to the human sounding voices guide you every step of the way
  • Navigate via touchscreen, mouse pad, keyboard or optional remote
  • Write emails, documents, or search the internet with your voice
  • Effortlessly browse the web
  • Listen to audio books, today’s newspapers or your favorite radio station
  • Make video calls to friends and family – NEW with premium plan
  • 2 hours of free training included
  • Purchase includes 1 year of premium plan services

GuideConnect Low Vision Computers – Get a powerful computer preinstalled with GuideConnect software so it works right out of the box! Choose between a robust laptop or tablet.

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Effortless email, entertainment and internet

Losing your sight is life changing. Technology could help you gain greater independence, but what if you don’t feel confident?

GuideConnect is a talking digital assistant that brings you closer to family and friends. It helps you manage your everyday life and have fun. Simple internet access makes it easy to find information, be entertained and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world. GuideConnect is thoughtfully designed by and for people with sight loss, enabling you to enlarge the text or have it read to you. There are straightforward menus and lots of help. GuideConnect will talk you through every step of the way – you won’t believe how easy it is to use!

Try GuideConnect free for 30-days or buy GuideConnect as a download, on a tablet or a laptop

Simple step-by-step menus

  • Never get lost or overwhelmed – GuideConnect’s simple step-by-step menus talk you through your choices.
  • Whether you’re composing an email, browsing the internet or scanning your mail, GuideConnect simplifies the process into a series of effortless steps.
  • Follow along with high contrast, large print talking menus and you’ll have achieved your task before you know it.

Text and menus as BIG as you need

  • Unlike iPads and other tablets, with GuideConnect there’s no restriction on how big you make the words. Choose large print menus and text, wherever you need them.
  • High contrast colors that suit your sight and a selection of easy-to-read text fonts, ensure you can always see the action.
  • With GuideConnect there’s no small text, no searching for low contrast app icons and no complicated gestures to remember.

Talks you through every task

  • Everything is read aloud with GuideConnect. The simple step-by-step menus are spoken at a speed that suits you. You can hear email from a family member read aloud, as if they were in the room. Have today’s post announced for your ears only.
  • Whether you choose GuideConnect for your TV, tablet or on a computer, the voice announces just enough information, so you always feel in control and never overwhelmed.
  • GuideConnect includes a selection of human sounding voices and can read as slow or as fast as you are accustomed to.

Voice Input

GuideConnect’s simple voice input makes life even simpler. Writing a letter to an old friend? Use voice input in documents to quickly compose a detailed message. Sending an email? Voice input makes adding email addresses and content fast and easy. Want to know what the weather will be like today? Just open the web browser and ask the question!

Flexible access - touch, remote, keyboard or mouse

  • GuideConnect’s touchscreen access is ideal for partially sighted people who have chosen a portable tablet or touchscreen laptop. There are no complex gestures to memorise, just the handy side buttons that sit naturally under your fingers.
  • For the quickest access to GuideConnect’s entertainment features, reach for the Dolphin remote control. The natural partner for TV and tablet users, the Dolphin Remote can also be paired with your laptop or desktop computer. Sit back in your favorite chair and use the simple tactile buttons that feel instantly familiar.
  • For people that choose a laptop or desktop solution, GuideConnect is equally intuitive with your favorite keyboard and mouse.

The ability to connect with loved ones is more important than ever. With this in mind, Dolphin has launched:

  • A new, easy to use Video Calling feature in GuideConnect
  • The free Dolphin Video Calling Service for Friends and Family

Video Calling is a great way to stay in touch with the ones you love. GuideConnect makes video calling easier than ever for people with sight loss. Using GuideConnect’s step-by-step menus, you can speak to family and friends on a tablet, computer or through your TV. Your family and friends will be able to video call you for free from their own device too.

Video Calling is available now, exclusively for GuideConnect customers with an active Premium Plan.

Video Calling Benefits for GuideConnect Users

With GuideConnect, making video calls is now easier than ever. While mainstream video calling services can be tricky to use, GuideConnect makes video calling accessible for people with visual impairments.

Step-by-step menus talk you through every stage, so people with sight loss can connect with their friends and family with ease. It’s like being in the same room, even when you’re apart.

Video Calling for Friends & Family

You don’t have to own GuideConnect to make a video call – friends and family can make video calls for free from their own device using the Dolphin Video Calling Service. All you need is an internet connection and to log in on the Dolphin website.

Sign up for a free Dolphin Account to connect with friends or family members who are visually impaired, in a way that’s accessible to them.

Effortlessly write, send and receive email

Email has never been easier or more accessible than with GuideConnect. The simple speaking menus walk you through every step of writing, sending and receiving email.

  • New email – GuideConnect will notify you
  • Composing a response – GuideConnect will read as you type
  • Proofing for mistakes – GuideConnect alerts you to spelling errors
  • Add a contact to the address book – GuideConnect assists you

With talking, high contrast, large print menus that patiently guide you, staying in touch with friends and family has never been simpler.

Browse the web with confidence

  • Access a world of information with just 4 keys. GuideConnect harnesses all the power of a full screen reader, with none of the complexity.
  • Use the up and down arrow keys to explore any webpage. GuideConnect will highlight what is being read aloud, so you’ll never get lost or confused.

Scan and read your post, independently

  • With GuideConnect, there’s no need to wait for someone sighted to visit and read your mail. You can independently and – most importantly – privately read your letters and print documents.
  • GuideConnect is the simplest way to hear printed text read aloud. Choose GuideConnect’s tablet package and use the inbuilt camera. Or TV and computer users can plug in a lightweight scanner.
  • Add high contrast colors to make the text or images easier on the eye. Save photos to look at again, and again.

Confidently write letters and documents

There’s no escaping the admin of modern life, but with GuideConnect you can independently handle your own correspondence.

  • Write letters – GuideConnect builds your letter, piece by piece, so there’s no complicated formatting challenges.
  • Add your recipient’s address from the address book.
  • Choose a greeting. Write your message. Sign off.

Always large print, GuideConnect walks and talks you through each stage and even prints your envelope!

Manage your calendar and address book

  • Never miss an appointment or birthday again. Add events and receive timely reminders. There are no complex calendars to navigate. With GuideConnect all the details are in large, high contrast print and also spoken.
  • Store your contacts’ addresses, email addresses and phone numbers in GuideConnect’s address book. Effortlessly and independently send an email, write a letter, or print an envelope or a label.

Browse and read 1000s of free audio books

  • Experience the widest range of audio books, human narrated and delivered with large, crystal clear text. From top ten best sellers to old classics, romance to tragedy, GuideConnect has them all, free and ready to read. Simply sign up to your regional accessible library provider and get reading.
  • Explore the full list of library providers and sign up for their free services, then browse titles in your local language by popular titles, genre, title or author.

Newspapers you can read, delivered daily

  • Local, regional and national newspapers are all accessible and delivered daily with GuideConnect.
  • With print as big as you need it, you can browse the headlines and the sections.
  • Love sport? Jump straight in! With GuideConnect you can choose, read and listen to the articles that interest you.

Listen to the radio

  • Browse thousands of local, regional and national radio stations, or just play your favourites.
  • Discover stations catering for all kinds of interests and groups of people.
  • Listen to content while using other GuideConnect features, or just sit back and enjoy the programme with your Dolphin remote in hand.
  • Easily find your station with GuideConnect’s speech, high contrast text and station preset buttons.

Scan and read your mail, independently

  • With GuideConnect, there’s no need to wait for someone sighted to visit and read your mail. You can independently and – most importantly – privately read your letters and print documents.
  • GuideConnect is the simplest way to hear printed text read aloud. Choose GuideConnect’s tablet package and use the inbuilt camera. Or TV and computer users can plug in a lightweight scanner.
  • Add high contrast colours to make the text or images easier on the eye. Save photos to look at again, and again.

Thoughtfully designed by and for people with sight loss

  • GuideConnect is intuitive to use, so that even if you’re new to technology or lack confidence, it’s easy to get started with the clear and simple menus.
  • Tweak the speech and magnification to suit your visual impairment and know that GuideConnect can evolve with you if your sight changes.
  • Large print that can be as big as you need, in the font and colours of your choice.
  • Every option is announced with a human-sounding voice – it’s like having a person guiding you every step of the way

Get started right away with technology made simple

  • GuideConnect is so simple to use – get started quickly and easily, even if you are lacking in confidence or new to technology.
  • Step-by-step video tutorials guide you through the basics.
  • Set-up is stress-free with helpful hints and tips for a friend or relative.

Stay connected with family and friends

  • Easily use email to send messages and documents for business and pleasure.
  • Simple internet access means you can share photos online to celebrate family news and special events.
  • Use online forums to discover what’s happening in your local community, make new friends with similar interests, and stay in touch.
  • GuideConnect’s straightforward menus mean you’ll find connecting and communicating painless.

Manage Everyday Tasks Independently

  • GuideConnect makes it easy to organize daily appointments and tasks.
  • Checking information on the web and shopping online are a piece of cake.
  • Easily sort out internet banking matters and pay bills.
  • There is no more waiting around – independently read and respond to your own post.

Dolphin GuideConnect – Accredited Training

GuideConnect Training Manual

GuideConnect Train-the-Trainer PowerPoint Slides