i-Speak

Reading is a challenge for the blind and visually impaired, but also for people with dyslexia. Daisy CDs are the solution to these problems. These CDs contain books, magazines or newspapers with a Daisy structure that make it easy to navigate, be it through time, in chapters, paragraphs or per page.

The i-Speak is a Daisy player with very user-friendly operation. The device is designed with simplicity and ease of use as a starting point. Daisy and audio books can be read aloud, allowing the user to easily determine the reading speed, pitch and volume.

The book memory remembers where you left off in a book and continues reading automatically when you switch on the device, or when you reload the Daisy book into the device.

The built-in battery and the lightweight design make the i-Speak the ideal Daisy player for at home and on the road.

Product specifications

  • User-friendly and intuitive operation
  • Lightweight design, easy to carry
  • Playback option for Daisy, audio and MP3 CDs
  • Navigation in time, level or page adjustable
  • Dedicated speed, tone and volume controls
  • Sleep timer for automatic switch-off
  • Built-in speaker and 3.5mm headphone output
  • Automatic book recognition and book memory
  • Built-in battery with around 6 hours of playing time
  • Charging time of 4-5 hours
  • System language available in 37 languages

Frequently asked questions

Daisy players are small, portable devices with an internal battery which, in addition to audio CDs and audio books, can also play so-called Daisy CDs. These CDs contain books, magazines or newspapers prepared according to the Daisy structure. This makes it possible to easily navigate per paragraph, chapter and page (this depends on the material).

A Daisy player can be used by people with reading disabilities such as, among other things: dyslexia, visual, cognitive and motor impairments.

Daisy players are small and portable with an internal battery, making the device easy to use at home, at school, at work and on the road. With the built-in headphone connection, the user can personally enjoy Daisy books, magazines and newspapers, for example at breakfast, on the beach or before bed.

A Daisy player is a tool that allows people with a reading disability to read books in the form of audio CDs, audio books, and Daisy CDs. These Daisy CDs can contain books, magazines and newspapers.

The i-Speak can play Daisy 2.0 and 3.0 CDs. The i-Speak recognizes the Daisy structure and can navigate through the document according to this structure. In addition, the i-Speak can play audiobook CDs, music CDs, MP3 CDs and MP3 DVDs. There media offer limited navigation, only per track.

The i-Speak can play / pause and adjust volume, pitch and reading speed. With audiobook CDs, music CDs, MP3 CDs and MP3 DVDs, navigation is possible by track. With Daisy-2.0 and -3.0 CDs, navigation is possible by making small 10 second jumps forwards and backwards, by jumping through paragraphs and chapters of the reading material or by page.

In many cases, Daisy players are reimbursed by all health insurers for insured persons with a certain limitation, such as: visual impairment, dyslexia, cognitive and motor impairments. You can find more information about the reimbursement of our Daisy players on our website under the heading “your health insurer”.

This must in any case be provided with a clear motivation and your medical details. The applicant is usually an ophthalmologist, your treating specialist or an institution for the blind or partially sighted. In the case of Dyslexia you must have a statement of ‘treated out’ Dyslexia, issued by a health care psychologist or remedial educationalist.

If you are eligible for a Daisy player, the purchase costs will be fully reimbursed by your health insurer.

In order to qualify for reimbursement, the Daisy player must, in the case of visual impairment, be prescribed by an expert (recognized by the health insurer). This can be an (eye) doctor or regional centers such as Koninklijke Visio or Bartiméus. In the case of Dyslexia you must have a statement of ‘treated out’ Dyslexia, issued by a health care psychologist or remedial educationalist. You can find more information about the reimbursement of our Daisy players on our website under the heading “your health insurer”.

Your doctor will usually refer you to an eye doctor or another expert. There are various regional institutions in the Netherlands, where a great deal of knowledge is available about aids and demonstration equipment. You can contact us for an address in your area.

How does a Daisyplayer work?

Daisy players are small, portable devices with an internal battery which, in addition to audio CDs and audio books, can also play so-called Daisy CDs. These CDs contain books, magazines or newspapers prepared according to the Daisy structure. This makes it possible to easily navigate per paragraph, chapter and page (this depends on the material).

Which users does a Daisy player have?

A Daisy player can be used by people with reading disabilities such as, among other things: dyslexia, visual, cognitive and motor impairments.

Where can a Daisy player be used?

Daisy players are small and portable with an internal battery, making the device easy to use at home, at school, at work and on the road. With the built-in headphone connection, the user can personally enjoy Daisy books, magazines and newspapers, for example at breakfast, on the beach or before bed.

What is a Daisy player?

A Daisy player is a tool that allows people with a reading disability to read books in the form of audio CDs, audio books, and Daisy CDs. These Daisy CDs can contain books, magazines and newspapers.

Which CD's can I use in the i-Speak?

The i-Speak can play Daisy 2.0 and 3.0 CDs. The i-Speak recognizes the Daisy structure and can navigate through the document according to this structure. In addition, the i-Speak can play audiobook CDs, music CDs, MP3 CDs and MP3 DVDs. There media offer limited navigation, only per track.

What operating options do I have with the i-Speak?

The i-Speak can play / pause and adjust volume, pitch and reading speed. With audiobook CDs, music CDs, MP3 CDs and MP3 DVDs, navigation is possible by track. With Daisy-2.0 and -3.0 CDs, navigation is possible by making small 10 second jumps forwards and backwards, by jumping through paragraphs and chapters of the reading material or by page.

Which conditions must be met by applications for a Daisy player?

In many cases, Daisy players are reimbursed by all health insurers for insured persons with a certain limitation, such as: visual impairment, dyslexia, cognitive and motor impairments. You can find more information about the reimbursement of our Daisy players on our website under the heading “your health insurer”.

What requirements must the application for a Daisy player meet?

This must in any case be provided with a clear motivation and your medical details. The applicant is usually an ophthalmologist, your treating specialist or an institution for the blind or partially sighted. In the case of Dyslexia you must have a statement of ‘treated out’ Dyslexia, issued by a health care psychologist or remedial educationalist.

Are the purchase costs of a Daisy player reimbursed?

If you are eligible for a Daisy player, the purchase costs will be fully reimbursed by your health insurer.

When do I qualify for compensation from a Daisy player?

In order to qualify for reimbursement, the Daisy player must, in the case of visual impairment, be prescribed by an expert (recognized by the health insurer). This can be an (eye) doctor or regional centers such as Koninklijke Visio or Bartiméus. In the case of Dyslexia you must have a statement of ‘treated out’ Dyslexia, issued by a health care psychologist or remedial educationalist. You can find more information about the reimbursement of our Daisy players on our website under the heading “your health insurer”.

Where can I find an expert prescriber?

Your doctor will usually refer you to an eye doctor or another expert. There are various regional institutions in the Netherlands, where a great deal of knowledge is available about aids and demonstration equipment. You can contact us for an address in your area.

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