The easy reader machine also comes with monitor. The machine has easy slide table with which to line up reading material to view on the monitor. My mother-in-law was nearly blind in one eye and had trouble seeing her crochet instructions. With this machine she was not only able to do this with ease but also read her mail. She bought the machine new bout 15 years or so ago. She paid around $2000.00 for it. Still looks new.