Resources For The Blind
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HALOS tactile overlays and stickers for home appliances, helping the blind and visually impaired. From Tangible Surface Research, LLC
Tactile stickers and custom overlays for your microwave, oven, dishwasher and more! Oven Overlay
Introducing tactile icons - shapes that identify your home appliance features. These helpful tactile shapes can be used as individual stickers or part of a tactile appliance overlay. Perfect for people with low or no vision who have appliances with flat touch surface controls.
Vision America Assistive Technology for the Blind and Low-vision Community
En-Vision America, Inc. is a company providing high-tech products aimed at solving problems for those with visual impairments. Located in Normal, Illinois, En-Vision America has successfully introduced several voice-enabled products like i.d. mate OMNI, the talking bar code reader, and ScripTalk, the talking pharmaceutical reader. Originally founded by Philip C. and David B. Raistrick in 1996, the cornerstone of the company was based upon one single premise: To provide customers with greater independence through technology.
Prodigy Voice® Talking Glucose Meter | Prodigy Diabetes Care
Second Sight Medical Products
The world's first approved device intended to restore vision for people suffering from blindness.
Magnifying Aids, Magnifiers, Magnifying Glasses, and Low Vision Aids
A Comprehensive Guide to Age Related Macular Degeneration
Welcome to Edel-Optics, your online optician
Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Macular degeneration is a disease of the eye which can affect the patient’s field of vision. There is a strong link with aging with some ten percent of people over 65 being affected to a greater or lesser extent. The disease is, therefore, often referred to as age-related macular degeneration or AMD.
- Harbolt Company
At The Harbolt Company, we never pay retail for anything, and you shouldn't either! Our company sells cool and unusual electronics, gadgets, and gizmos.
This is fun for us and you might say it is our hobby. We are visually impaired and so our web site is fully accessible for those who are visually impaired. You will find audio descriptions for every item that is sold on our site. There will be special web site sales so keep checking in and you might get yourself a great deal on something you can't live without!
- Guide Lights and Gadgets
Products for service, pet or guide dogs and the people they empower and products that are accessible, useful, unique or just fun.
KaeAnn Rausch and Barry Scheur welcome you to our new site where you will find lots of low-cost high-tech and unusual low-(and a few high-) "dog-tech" gadgets. GuideLights and Gadgets carries a diverse line of products that promote safety and enhance quality of life for guide, service & pet dogs, the people of all abilities who they help to empower, AND ANYONE who enjoys technology that is accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Eo ne – Designed for everyone
- the Bradley designed
to see & touch
A superior wristwatch for everyone.
we believe that good design
is not exclusive but inclusive
Good design is universal, considering everyone -
from all backgrounds and walks of life
muttluks.com - Integrity is Woven into every Muttluks Product
- Muttluks is a proudly Canadian company founded by compassionate animal lover Marianne Bertrand. Muttluks began in 1994 as a home based business making and selling dog boots. The rest as they say is ‘history’. The company has grown to an 11,000 square foot production facility in Toronto, Ontario. The company’s product range has expanded considerably over the years and now includes dog boots, dog coats , pet beds and paw balms.
Note: I use these boots on my guide dog.
Ice Cleats, Slip Resistant Overshoes & Shoe Attachments | SlipResistant.net
Note: The > AltraGrips-Lite is the product that I use when working my guide dog in the winter. It is pretty safe to use with a dog.
You can walk on any surface with them, ice, snow, dry pavement or indoors.
Welcome to Mutt Muffs!
Hearing protection for your dog.
Note: I use these on my guide dog.
IRIE-AT brings the best assistive technology training and products to people with vision disabilities in order to enhance daily lives and create vocational opportunities.
Talking Blood Glucose Meter by Biosense Medical Devices
A T Guys, Your Assistive Technology Experts
Horizons for the Blind
Horizons for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired, through our consumer products and services, the cultural arts, education and recreation.
LookTel: The Future of Mobile Accessibility
- LookTel is a company whose aim is to sell software than can be downloaded onto mobile devices, making them completely accessible to the visually impaired in ways that are truly incredible.
The software they've designed will be tethered with camera enabled smart phones and features artificial sight programs used to identify objects and landmarks.
Products for Blindness, Low Vision &
Learning Disabilities - HumanWare USA
- HumanWare products are designed to last, to grow (and in many cases,
to go) with the user. Giving them the independence to compete
effectively with peers, to feel connected – to be a vital part of the
global information age in which we live.
Founded in 2007, LowVision.com was created to become the resource center
for Low Vision. Recognizing the need, Lynne Noon, OD and Optelec U.S., Inc.
joined forces to fill in the gap between patient and doctor in the
Low Vision Industry. The purpose was to give patients, friends and
family of patients, and doctors a forum to find all their answers and
solutions in one place. With that concept in mind, LowVision.com
is the one stop shop for all low vision needs. Whether it is
information, news, discussion groups, or products, LowVision.com is
dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with visual
- Orbit Research is dedicated to the development of products for the physically challenged.
Our mission is to employ cutting-edge, mainstream technology to develop innovative products that are essential for an independent and productive lifestyle.
Our primary goal is to make these products available to the community at a price everyone can afford.
Independent Living Aids
- independent living aids, inc. is the oldest privately-held,
mail-order company in the United States of products for
individuals who are visually impaired or blind.
- Welcome to Blind Mice Mart -
Why shop anywhere but Blind Mice Mart? Purchases fund the Mouse Hole Scholarship Program and do not go into the pockets of the MICE! Your purchase goes
back to the blind community by funding scholarships for the visually impaired and sponsoring Cooking in the Dark!!
Last year shoppers purchases raise $2,250.00 for scholarships! We challenge you to find anyplace that does this!
Low Vision Aids | Hard of Hearing | Magnifiers | Assistive Technology - LS&S Products
LS&S has served the needs of the visually impaired and hard of hearing
for over 27 years. In June 2001, LS&S experienced a new beginning
and a new invigoration
of its operations, marketing, and customer service when we acquired the
company from its founder. When Melissa’s father developed the
macular degeneration, we realized how important a resource
a company like this could be. Living with a family member with
low vision and experiencing the related
- MaxiAids.com, -
Products for Independent Living. For blind, low vision,
Deals & News for the Blind &
Visually Impaired at BlindBargains -
Welcome to BlindBargains, your home for the latest deals and bargains
for the blind and visually impaired.
-We have tons of Braille books and cool products.
Welcome to Bay Area Digital -
Bay Area Digital, LLC leads adaptive technology companies worldwide
in researching, developing and marketing accessible medical products for
blind and visually impaired people. When selecting a product to make
accessible, we focus on the most modern, state-of-the-art,
best-of-breed, and innovative equipment manufacturers in the
medical industry. We examine their cutting edge products and,
working in partnership with these companies, we create a version of that
product that is accessible to blind and visually-impaired people.
- LSSProducts.com, Products for the Visually Impaired and Hard of Hearing -
LS&S has served the needs of the visually impaired and hard of hearing for over 26 years. In June 2001, LS&S experienced a new beginning and a new invigoration
of its operations, marketing, and customer service.
Comfort Solutions for seniors and persons who are blind,
visually impaired or disabled
VIP Series of residential Talking Thermostats
that promote independent living
Ankenbrant Enterprises: The New Vision Store -
Welcome To The New Vision Store
- Assistive Technology -
The EnableMart mission is to market, promote, and distribute
innovative technology-based products and services
that promote independence, enhance productivity, and
change the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. - IRTI has been In
business since 1979, providing everyday useful products
as well as high tech innovations for the blind, visually impaired,
individuals with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
Cobolt Systems Ltd - U.K. based company specialising in the
design, manufacture and supply of innovative aids for
the blind and partially sighted.
- Freedom Scientific - Welcome to Freedom Scientific, the world’s leader in assistive and adaptive technology for individuals who are blind, or have low vision or learning disabilities.
Our products include screen reading software for the blind, magnification software for those with low-vision, and other products for accessible scanning
and reading, as well as braille displays, notetakers, and the world’s leading accessible PDA for the blind.
- Welcome to GW Micro -
Since 1990, GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions.
- Dolphin Computer Access - Screen Reader and Magnification Software -
It is our vision to deliver independence to people with vision and print impairments worldwide. With over 160 million visually impaired people and 600 million dyslexic or learning disabled people, that's no small challenge but we're determined to make a difference and have been working hard on that goal
Home Page -
Serotek was founded in 2001 by a blind entrepreneur who wanted to create products that were powerful, intuitive, affordable, and extremely easy to use for the beginner computer user who is blind or visually impaired. While Serotek’s products have evolved over the years to meet the demands of professionals in a growing list of industries, the company remains true to its mission of building tools inspired by the community it serves.
- Code Factory: Making mobile phones and PDAs
accessible to the blind and visually impaired -
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Terrassa/Barcelona, Spain, Code
Factory is the global leader committed to the development of products
designed to eliminate barriers to the accessibility of mobile
for the blind and visually impaired. Today, Code Factory is the
leading provider of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and
Braille interfaces for the widest range of mainstream mobile devices
including Symbian-based and Windows Mobile-powered Smartphones.
ai squared - making accessibility simple
Having trouble seeing your computer?
Ai Squared is here to help – for over twenty years, we’ve been helping
people use their computers with greater comfort and ease. We offer a
range of screen magnification and screen reading software products
to fit anyone’s needs. Whether you are visually impaired,
or squint at your computer screen and
lean in to read the fine print, we have a solution for you.
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- Accessibility contacts
Apple Accessibility Center (877) 204-3930
Microsoft Accessibility Support, 1-800-936-5900
Comcast Accessibility Support:855-270-0379
Adaptive Technology Home Page
ATI, (Adaptive Technology Inc.) is a 5o1c3 non profit corporation registered in the state of Missouri and special interest affiliate of the Missouri Council of the Blind.
Resource Guide for the Physically Blind
Helping Students with Visual Impairments
The guide was created in part by four experts in the field, who lent their experience and expertise to help us provide students with visual impairments
the tips and resources needed to succeed in school. Key features of our guide include:
- Tips for choosing the right college
- An in-depth look at the top assistive technology and tools being used today
Ultimate Guide for Blind & Visually Impaired College Students - Universities.com Advice
Students with Visual Disabilities | Affordable Colleges Online
A Guide toVisual Disabilities
How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed
Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.
Tax Tips for the Blind - TurboTax® Tax Tips & Videos
- Several aspects of federal tax law apply specifically to blind or visually impaired citizens. Anyone whose field of vision falls at or below 20 degrees, who wears corrective glasses but whose vision is 20/200 or less in his best eye, or who has no eyesight at all, meets the legal definition of being blind and is eligible for certain deductions.
Do It Blind, A Vision beyond losing sight
- Our goal is to provide workable solutions to the challenges facing blind and visually impaired customers with the software the rest of the world is using.
JFW (JAWS for Windows) accessibility scripting solutions for the blind, by the blind.
- Taking the vision of the future one step further.
Recording For The Blind And Dyslexic
The nation's educational library for those with print disabilities.
RFB&D Individual Membership is now FREE.
Thanks to major funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office
of Special Education Programs, Grant #H327D090001 and support of private
donors, RFB&D Individual Membership is now free to individuals with
World eBook Fair
- Welcome to the home of the World eBook Fair, the
largest showcase for eBooks, eBook publishers, editors, and others
working in the new world of eBooks.
Braille it offers many braille and blind related services ranging from brailling business cards and documents, product sales, website testing, screen reader instruction (JAWS), audio transcriptions, information and referral, audio games training, motivational speaking, and much more.
Does your company have brochures, pamphlets, manuals, catalogues, or other information you would like to make available to current or potential blind customers?
Are you a blind Internet user who has something you would like transcribed into Braille?
Or do you have a blind friend/relative for whom you’d like to give a gift of something in Braille?
- Mind’s Eye Travel -
Mind’s Eye Travel creates tours for people who are visually impaired or
blind. Our hosted trips let both visually challenged and fully sighted
people tour comfortably and free of worry. The itineraries are customized
not only for comfort, camaraderie and enjoyment, but also for full sensory
discovery, and they offer options for independence. Our destinations are
carefully screened and I hand-pick activities, restaurants and lodging while
keeping in mind our needs as visually impaired and blind travelers.
- TV and
movie guide: Zap2it.com
Blind Cool Tech Podcast - Blind Cool Tech is a podcast
that brings some fun, education, and variety into your mp3 player.
The show provides interviews, brings you along on sound
seeing tours, and discusses life and cool technology, especially
technology that blind people can use.
Optasia Ministry is a non-profit organization with the mission:
To provide Christian ministry resources
for those with visual disabilities and other disabilities
who can benefit from text in alternative format.
Site - Information and links for people with Retinitis Pigmentosa
and other retinal degenerative diseases
Lorimer's Home Page
- Assisting the Visually Impaired computer user in locating
information and services relating to blindness
Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs
Resources for the Blind and Vision Impaired
When it comes to finding online resources for the blind and vision impaired, there is a range of tools, sources and solutions for most needs. Even so, becoming aware of and finding the tools that you need can be an overwhelming experience, not only because of the sheer numbers of tools available, but also because new eye health treatments and discoveries, as well as low vision tools and services are continuously emerging.
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- A guide for travelers with vision impairment -
useful traveling tips, rights for the visually impaired and other additional resources.
- Blind Not Alone | Bringing blindness to light, so no one is left alone. -
Blind Not Alone aims to dispel myths and educate readers about various aspect of blindness, resources to aid in the transition processes, disability rights and benefits, and most importantly stories to normalize life’s journey.
A warm welcome from all of us at VIP Conduit. -
You may wonder how we got our name. The acronym VIP has the
traditional meaning "very important person", but in some
circles it also stands for "visually impaired person". We
believe that all of our visitors and guest are VIP's in the
traditional sense but VIP also describes the group we serve.
& IT Information Center
Fred's Head Database: American Printing House for the Blind
- The Fred's Head Database is a source of tips and
techniques for and by blind or visually
American Council of the Blind
- The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading
membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. It was
founded in 1961 and incorporated in the District of Columbia.
- National Federation
of the Blind
- The real problem of blindness is not
the loss of eyesight. The real problem
is the misunderstanding and lack of
information that exist. If a blind person
has proper training and opportunity,
blindness can be reduced to a physical
Community Association of the
- The purpose of this organization is to create a stable and rich
environment which will help to meet, foster and enhance the vocational,
recreational, social, and personal needs of each blind and visually
impaired person in their community.
- BlindHow Homepage
- Finding answers & sharing knowledge related to any question regarding blindness & visual impairment.
Ron Marriage's Blind Related Links
Blindness Resource Center Index
- text version
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people
partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.
National Association of Guide Dog Users -
- A Proud Division of the National Federation of the Blind
Do you have questions about your legal rights as a service dog user?
Do you need an advocate to work with you regarding an access denial?
You can now call the NAGDU Education and Advocacy Hotline!
Toll-Free 1-888-NAGDU-411 (1-888-624-3841).
Or call 1- 813-658-5749.
- the Audio Description Project -
The mission of the American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ADP) is to boost levels of description activity and disseminate information on that work throughout the nation, sponsoring a broad range of activities designed to build awareness of audio description among the general public as well as its principal users, people who are blind or have low vision.
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TheReImage – Re-creating the image of people with vision loss while establishing new possibilities
TheReImage began with an idea that person first stories can serve as a way to bridge the gap between the sighted world and those with vision loss.
The team consists of individuals from different demographic backgrounds, careers and reside in multiple states. They individually bring many perspectives with the single goal – dispelling misperceptions of what it means to live as a person with vision loss; from those with low vision to those who are totally blind.
Welcome to VoiceOverEasy.Net!
This website was developed in order to provide a detailed, step by step tutorial for users of the Voiceover assistive technology found in iPhones and iPads. This site makes no assumptions that the reader has any previous knowledge of or experience with iPhones or iPads, and no previous experience using Voiceover is necessary to begin using these lessons.
Perkins | Education & Services for People Who Are Blind
School for the Blind
Welcome to Gateway For the Blind,
your Gateway to independence. -
We offer to you the very best in adaptive technology training. Our professional staff is equipped to give you a full line of service for your computer needs.
- Welcome to I Can Work This Thing - Lots of folks who are blind throughout the years have had in their possession something that they could not work. Then they found a manual in a form that they could read, or had someone read the manual to them and somehow learned to work that thing. Maybe that thing was a piece of amateur radio equipment, a radio scanner, a cell phone, or digital recorder and the list goes on.
As they learned how to work that thing, they made notes and developed quick guides or cheat sheets to make it easier for them to work that thing. More and
more folks are sending us these cheat sheets or quick guides; information on how to start using that particular thing.
Woodworking for the blind
This website is composed and edited entirely by blind woodworkers who are members of Woodworking for the Blind and participate in a Yahoo Groups forum answering each other's woodworking questions and exchanging information about tools, techniques and projects. The website will archive important how-to-do-it information and resources for blind and low-vision woodworkers.
The Blind Woodworker
This is a place where blind & sighted woodworkers can share with each other techniques and abilities that lead to safe & successful woodworking.
VAL SMITH A TEACHER OF THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
- My name is Val Smith and I have written various papers regarding the teaching of information and technology for the blind and visually impaired. The location of this training is in Wolverhampton at the Adult Education Service and Beacon Centre for the Blind. www.beacon4blind.co.uk
PDF - article about the "Pathogenesis and Management of Age Related Macular Degeneration
Welcome to The Listen Factor
- Here at The Listen Factor, we stream a variety of great media sound tracks specifically designed for folks who are blind and/or visually impaired making it difficult to see the TV screen.
Narrative Television Network -- Free Programming
-- Accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired to utilize screen readers.
Since 1988, NTN has been a leader in making television, movies, and educational programming accessible to our nation's 13 million people who are blind and visually impaired and their families.
WELCOME TO THE WEB SITE OF
A collection of all time favorite songs played on the Yamaha Tyros. You may download the music files.
Valiant Galaxy Associates
Valiant Galaxy Associates was formed to provide quality audio games and applications for the blind and visually impaired. Our goal is to provide low cost gaming, high quality play experience, and where possible a high degree of replayability. No one company can be all things to all people, but we wish to excel in any field we enter and to that end we will be continually expanding the scope and reach of our games.
Blindy.TV is a charitable project created by blind people that believe that the blind should be able to enjoy the same television programming that entertains and contributes to the shared culture of their sighted family and friends. We contribute freely of our time and resources to provide a free described television programming service to those that are served by neither commercial products nor government programs. The current service provides a few channels of audio-only television programming, in several genres, all with audio description.
7-128 Software - Computer Games for Everyone
Welcome to 7128.com, where you can get games that are entertaining, easy to understand, and reasonably priced.
By making our games accessible to gamers with special needs as well as those less challenged we make them easier to use for all.
PCS Games Home Page
We make audio amusements that tickle your ears! A daunting compendium of most Windows games for the blind.
Accessible math puzzles on a range of topics.
Welcome to All inPlay. Accessible Online Games. -
All inPlay is a place where blind and sighted folks from all over the
world can come together to play accessible online multiplayer games.
Card games from BlindAdrenaline!
Blind Adrenaline Simulations
Games by one of us, for all of us.
AudioGames, your resource for audiogames, games for the blind, games
for the visually impaired! -
AudioGames.net is a site dedicated to audio games
(games based on sound) and blind-accessible games. Originally
this site started out as a database of audio games only, but
due to the massive response of the blind community, we've
broadened the scope of the website.
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