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BrainPort® V100

The BrainPort V100 prototype is an oral electronic vision aid that provides electro-tactile stimulation to aid profoundly blind patients in orientation, mobility, and object recognition as an adjunctive device to other assistive methods such as the white cane or a guide dog. It translates digital information from a video camera into gentle electrical stimulation patterns on the surface of the tongue. Users feel moving bubble-like patterns on their tongue which they learn to interpret as the shap

'k' Sonar (Model 1-07000-00)

The 'K' Sonar, model 1-07000-00, is an audible electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small electronic device aids users who are blind or visually impaired with orientation and mobility. By listening to sounds produced by the device, users can determine the distance and location of objects and some of the object's features. The device attaches to the golf grip handle of a long cane. Headphones provide audio feedback, w

1-2-3 How Many Do You See? Cuantos Ves?

1-2-3 How Many Do You See? Cuantos Ves? by Lilia Molina-Ruiz, is a braille and tactile counting book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The book is bilingual (English and Spanish), with braille and raised tactile letters and numbers.

1-Foot Braille Rulers: English Measurement Ruler (Model 1-03070-00) & Metric-English Measurement Ruler (Model 1-03100-00)

1-Foot Braille Rulers are tactile rulers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. There are two versions: An English Measurement Ruler, model 1-03070-00, and a Metric-English Measurement Ruler, model 1-03100-00. Both rulers are made of molded plastic. On the English Measurement Ruler, inches and fractions are indicated by raised lines. Braille figures are located at inch divisions. On the Metric-English Measurement Ruler, one-centimeter and 1/2 centimeter intervals are

1-World Raised Relief Maps & 1-World Extreme Raised Vinyl Relief Maps

1-World Raised Relief Maps are low vision maps designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. These full-color textured maps are available for the United States, the World, or for specific geographic regions, continents, or U.S. states. Also available is a raised relief map of the ocean floor. The Extreme Raised Vinyl Relief Maps are full-color and soft and flexible. These extremely raised maps show the Earth's contours in three dimensions. The rubbery material returns to its original

10-Digit Talking Calculator With Music And Alarm

The 10-Digit Talking Calculator with Music and Alarm is a voice-output calculator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The calculator has a 10-digit liquid crystal display (LCD), with voice output for entries and results. Other features include voice volume control and shutoff; a time and date display mode, with automatic return from calculator to time mode after eight minutes idle; a built-in talking alarm clock; calculation results reported in digits or units; and 15 m

10-Inch Braille Reading Platform (Model Brs1)

The 10-Inch Braille Reading Platform, model BRS1, is a bookholder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit is made of acrylic and fits over a Perkins Brailler (see entry), a computer keyboard, or the slate and stylus. It can be used to hold a telephone on top and a brailler beneath. It also fits over braillers with a Brailler Pad and a braille book or worksheet can rest on the platform, which encourages two-handed braille reading. DIMENSIONS: 10 inches high wi

12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator

The 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator is a voice output, large button, large print calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The calculator features an extra-large crystal display (LCD), oversized number and function buttons with large white numbers, and volume control. The user can push the buttons to do standard calculations and entries appear on the large easy-to-see display screen while the calculator also speak each number and function pressed as well as t

12-Inch Metal Ruler (Models 23-5201-1 & 23-5301-9)

The 12-Inch Metal Ruler is a braille ruler designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ruler is made of metal with 0.25-inch markings. The ruler is available in non-folding (23-5201-1) and folding styles (23-5301-9).

15 Numbers

15 Numbers is an educational math puzzle game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game is completely self-voicing, so a separate screen reader program is not necessary. The player has 15 numbers, 1 through 15, on two game boards called the task board and the work board. The task board shows the 15 numbers arranged in a specific pattern that the player must match using the work board. The work board has the same 15 numbers mixed up with one empty slot, a

17-Inch Flame Retardant Oven Mitt

This 17-Inch Flame Retardant Oven Mitt can help prevent burns when used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The long mitt protects hand, wrist, and lower arm from direct contact with hot oven surfaces. The mitt is made from a quilted flame-retardant protective material. DIMENSIONS: 17 inches long. A 13 inch long model is also available. COLOR: Charcoal.

18-Inch Flexible Ruler (Model 1-03050-00)

The 18-Inch Flexible Ruler, model 1-03050-00, is a tactile, braille, and large print ruler designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This flexible plastic ruler allows tactual and visual measurement of flat or curved surfaces. It has raised lines in quarter-inch increments and numbers in braille and large print. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 47 x 4 centimeters. COLOR: Ruler is white with black lines.

19-Ring Krebs Binder (Models 1-04240-00, 1-04250-00, & 1-04260-00)

The 19-Ring Krebs Binder, models 1-04240-00, 1-04250-00, and 1-04260-00, is a braille binder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 19-ring binder is made of heavy-duty board covered with water-resistant imitation leather. The binder holds 11.5 x 11 inch 19-hole punched braille paper, and comes in three sheet capacities: 60 sheets (1-04240-00), 80 sheets (1-04250-00), or 105 sheets (1-04260-00). The 19-ring binder assembly consists of a metal back plate, heavy-gau

2Gb Blank Cartridge For Nls/bard And Library Of Congress New Digital Talking Book Players

The 2GB Blank Cartridge for NLS/BARD and Library of Congress New Digital Talking Book Players is a digital talking book cartridge designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or physical disabilities that prevent holding a book. This cartridge is the new format for digital audio materials from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress, and is used by eligible borrowers to download digital talking books and magazines

30-Centimeter Flexible Ruler (Model 1-03031-00)

The 30-Centimeter Flexible Ruler, model 1-03031-00, is a tactile, braille, and large print ruler designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This flexible plastic ruler allows tactual and visual measurement of both flat and curved surfaces. Centimeters are indicated with raised black lines, and even numbered marks are labeled in both braille and large print. These rulers are sold in packages of five. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 30 x 3 centimeters.

3D Feel & Find (Model 5060)

The 3D Feel & Find, model 5060, is a tactile discrimination training activity designed for use by children from age 3 years old and older with sensory or neurological disabilities. The set includes 20 printed tiles with 20 matching wooden shapes (10 geometric and 10 object shapes) and a cloth drawstring bag. The child is given or selects printed tiles and then reaches into the bag to find the corresponding shapes by touch. The difficulty of the activity may be increased or decreased by the n

3D Soundscape Technology

PROTOTYPE------3D Soundscape Technology is designed for use by individuals who are blind and have low vision during naviation of an urban environment.  The assistive technology relies on three components: a smartphone, a bone conductive headset that rests over the users ears (see image at top), and Bluetooth beacons placed throughout the city or suburb.

50 / 50 Cane

The 50/50 Cane is a folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This two-section white cane has a plastic handle with a wrist loop. OPTIONS: Fiberglass or carbon fiber. DIMENSIONS: 55, 57, 59, 61, or 63 inches in length. COLOR: White.

6Dot Braille Label Maker

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: As part of a class project, a team of MIT students created a prototype design of a Braille labeler for individuals with visual impairments (blind) to label objects they use. The 6dot Braille Label Maker is a small, easily portable device which can produce all possible Braille characters (including commonly used two-character contractions). The device can be easily loaded and operated by touch. While still under development the estimated cost is $200. Existing de

7-128 Software Game Book

The 7-128 Software Game Book is a set of computer video games that are accessible to individuals with blindness, low vision, color blindness, deafness, or who have upper extremity disabilities. The Game Book and games are self-voicing and work with JAWS, ZoomText magnifier, Dragon NaturallySpeaking (not included; see separate entries). Additional accessibility features include options for Big Type and Windows high contrast settings. Videos are captioned. All controls are single keystroke amd all

7.25-Inch Braille Reading Platform (Model Krs1)

The 7.25-Inch Braille Reading Platform, model kRS1, is a bookholder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit is made of acrylic and fits over a Perkins Brailler (see entry), a computer keyboard, braille notetakers, or the slate and stylus. It can be used to hold a telephone on top and a brailler beneath. A braille book or worksheet can rest on the platform, which encourages two-handed braille reading. DIMENSIONS: 7.25 inches high with a 10 x 20 inch platform.

8-Digit Talking Calculator (Model 6638)

The 8-Digit Talking Calculator, model 6638, is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The calculator features an extra-large liquid crystal display (LCD), an audio result only key, a repeat key, and automatic power shutoff. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (HxW): 5 x 6.875 inches. WARRANTY: 90 days.

9 Inch Protractor (Model 23-4301-0) & 23 Cm Protractor (Model 23-4401-8)

The 9-inch Protractor, model 23-4301-0, and 23 Centimeter Protractor, model 23-4401-8, are braille protractors designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The instruments are made of metal and feature a cursor and a ruler embossed in inches or centimeters. The protractors display angles from 1 to 190 degrees.

A Braille Spelling Dictionary For Beginning Writers

A Braille Spelling Dictionary for Beginning Writers is a manual for teaching braille spelling to students who are blind or have low vision. This one-volume braille dictionary contains 1,400 words, listed alphabetically without definitions, enabling elementary school-age children to look up the spelling of words independently. The dictionary is in both print and braille, so sighted and blind children and teachers or parents can use it together.

A Special Phone

A Special Phone is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind, have low vision or have cognitive or memory disabilities. This application (or app) provides audio and tactile (through vibration) feedback to ensure that the user calls the correct person. The program allows a person to establish up to six contacts who can be speed dialed. To establish a contact, the user (or an assistant) selects a person or organizatio

Abacus Attack

Abacus Attack is a math game designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. Designed to reinforce math facts and abacus skills for students in grades one through six, the game is played on a magnetic board with large print and a braille overlay. The student uses game pieces to travel to "Attack Alley." Each space on the board has a raised shape. Upon landing on the shape, the student answers a math problem from the enclosed cards. Math problems are included for all elementary gra

Abacus Basic Competency: A Counting Method (Models 7-00219-00 & 5-00219-00)

"Abacus Basic Competency: A Counting Method," by Susan M. Millaway, is an instructional manual designed for teaching skills in performing the four basic math operations on the abacus to children and adults who are blind or have low vision. It comes in a large print edition, model 7-00219-00, and a braille edition, model 5-00219-00. The braille edition is 102 pages. This manual employs both instruction and exercises to teach abacus skills, using the Counting Method rather than traditional indirec

Abc's Of Braille (Model 5-00200-00)

ABCs of Braille, by Bernard Krebs, model 5-00200-00, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille textbook provides a simplified introduction to the characters and rules of English braille. The plan and layout of instructional materials are designed to assist both the teacher and the student.

Ableroad Application

AbleRoad is an Iphone or Ipad application designed for individuals with many types of disabilities who wish to know the accessibility of a location. AbleRoad allows the user to locate, rate and review accessible places near them. Rate accessibility of locations based on categories such as Mobility, Hearing, Sight, Cognitive. Ratings and reviews appear in the app and on the AbleRoad.com website for the entire AbleRoad community in user's area to use.

Accenda Universal Remote Control

The Accenda Universal Remote Control is a voice input and voice output remote control designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities. This universal remote control can be used with a television, VCR, cable box, satellite box, or DVD player. Users have the choice of hands-free voice operation or hand-held operation through tactile buttons with large type lettering and voice feedback. The remote control can perform complex oper

Accenda Voice Control For Ipod

Designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or visual impairments, the Accenda Voice Control For iPod® is a voice input device that adds hands-free operation to all of the most popular iPod models. As soon as the user plugs in their existing earbuds or headphones into the Accenda Voice Control For iPod® and plugs the cable into the iPod dock connector, they are ready to tell the iPod what to do - no set up is required. Using the sound of their voice and the Accenda Voice Co

Accessaphone

Accessaphone is a voice output telephone and caller identification (ID) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides voice output for the standard functions on a multi-user desktop telephone or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) pffice telephone system, and enables the user to control telephone functions through a computer keyboard or alternative input device. Its internal text-to-speech (TTS) capability provides voice output for caller ID and

Accessibility Suite

Accessibility Suite is a suite of computer access interfaces and functional applications that support reading and writing, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The suite is designed for use in schools, businesses, and other organizations to make workstations accessible to the largest number of users. It includes diverse software that provides support for the differing needs of students, employees, and others who find reading and writing a cha

Accessible Aquarium

PROTOTYPEPURPOSE: To create more engaging, dynamic exhibits for museums science centers, zoos, and aquaria for individuals with visual impairments. The Accessible Aquarium project combines the fields of psychology, computing, music, and assistive technology to develop cutting-edge bio-tracking and behavior- analysis techniques to provide input for multimedia auditory displays, music, and sonifications (use of sound to convey information about data to the listener). The first adaptation is for u

Accessible Entry System (Model Aes-2000)

The Accessible Entry System, model AES 2000, is a building entry system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system includes a large print and voice output tenant directory with both written and verbal operating instructions. The system's visual display uses half-inch high black characters against a back-lit green background. The system incorporates the etched tactile diamond shaped EZ Help system developed by the University of Wisconsin TRACE Center. Pressing th

Accessible Pedestrian System

The Accessible Pedestrian System is an audible and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed to make street crossing safer for individuals who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or who have low vision. The system consists of a driver unit and a push button unit. The driver unit provides all the necessary electronics to drive an audio tactile transducer, located in the push button unit, which creates audible and tactile walk and don't walk signals. The audible output of the push button has three

Accessible Testing System

Accessible Testing System (ATS) is a voice output test program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision, learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, or fine motor disabilities. This testing software features computer generated speech, with a choice of voices for test content and software functions; high resolution magnification up to 16 times original size; adjustable background and text colors; on-screen highlighting by word, sentence, and section; synchronized text and

Accessnote

AccessNote is a word processor program and voice input and output audio notetaker program designed for people who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as an electronic notetaker. It is designed particularly for people who use the VoiceOver feature (see separate entry) of Apple's iOS. AccessNote creates notes in the .TXT file format, and it can also import .TXT files from e-mail or Dropbox accounts. The AccessNote ho

Accuvote-Tsx

AccuVote-TSX is a voice output voting machine system designed for use by voters who are blind or have low vision. This direct record entry (DRE) voting machine system is a voter-activated, interactive touch-screen system with enhanced screen visibility for individuals with low vision and voice output through headphones to ensure voting privacy and independence for individuals who are blind. Using an intelligent Voter Card as the voter interface, this system permits voters to cast their votes eit

Aco Detectable Warning Device

The ACO Detectable Warning Device is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The polymer concrete surface is made from polyester resins reinforced with mineral aggregates and fillers, with an enhanced micro-texture design located on and between truncated domes for increased slip resistance and sound-on-cane detectability. The surface provides up to four times the compressive strength of cement concrete, with minimal water absorption to preve

Active And Passive Light Probe

Light sensor and source are in a small, rectangular block at the end of a long flexible cable. Circuitry, controls, speaker and batteries are in a small box at the other end of the cable. When the light is detected, the unit produces a tone whose pitch is proportional to the amount of light falling on the sensor; the higher the tone, the more light is being detected. Unit can also operate as an active light probe. It has its own light source and can, therefore, measure the amount of light from t

Acu-Life Jumbo 7 Day Pill Box Organizer (Model 400447)

ACU-LIFE Jumbo 7 Day Pill Box Organizer, model 400447) is a pill organizer designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This seven-compartment plastic organizer features individually opening lids marked with the day of the week in extra-large letters and identified in Braille. The compartments are large to accommodate multiple medications. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): The compartments are 2 1/16 x 1.5 x 1.25 inches. The organizer is 11 x 2 1/16 x 1.25 inches.

Ada 121 Audio Visual Alert System

The ADA 121 Audio Visual Alert System is a flashing light and enhanced audible doorbell signal.This modular device enables people with visual and/or hearing impairments to be made aware of incoming telephone calls and/or when visitors to their residence are outside their front door and ringing the doorbell. Resident awareness is stimulated via a very loud piezoelectric buzzer and a flashing strobe light. The length of the sound emitted and the strobe flashing may be adjusted from 1 to 60 secon

Ada Compliant Blue Light Tower Phone (Models E-1600-Blt-Ewp & E-1600A-Blt2-Ewp)

ADA Compliant Blue Light Tower Phone, models E-1600A-BLT-EWP and E-1600A-BLT2-EWP, is an emergency telephone designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This emergency phone has a brightly colored enclosure made of Marine grade 316 stainless steel and powder coated aluminum. It features hands-free activation and Grade 2 braille labels. Whenever the emergency phone goes off-hook, the phone automatically dials up to five pre-

Ada Compliant Paver (Model 200)

The ADA Compliant Paver, model 200, is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paving stone with truncated domes provides visual as well as textural contrast to guide individuals with visual impairments on conventional publicly utilized pavements, sidewalks and other components of the public right of way, including wheelchair curb ramps at street intersections. The unit is made from a concrete mix under extreme pressure and high frequen

Ada Detectable Warning Paver

The ADA Detectable Warning Paver is a detectable warning surface designed for use on sidewalks, crosswalks and entries to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The surface features truncated domes that can be felt underfoot or with a white cane. The paver is manufactured from recycled glass using RG Stone hardface technology. It has an extra dense surface that handles heavy traffic, harsh weathering, salt, and ice removal, and it can be cut, fit, and contoured

Ada Paver

The ADA Paver is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These dry-pressed paving bricks bear a Braille-like detectable warning surface to help pedestrians with visual impairments anticipate and avoid a hazard ahead. The provision of the detectable warning surface on locations such as curb cuts and the edges of loading docks or elevated or level boarding platforms in transit stations enables most visually impaired persons to come to a stop b

Ada Restroom Sign With Braille (Models 507, 508, 509, 527, 528, & 529)

These Handicap Signs are access signs designed for use to indicate restrooms for individuals who are blind or have low vision, or to indicate wheelchair-accessible restrooms for individuals with mobility disabilities. Signs are for Men's, Women's, or unisex restrooms with or without wheelchair access, and include a pictogram of a man and/or a woman, with or without the international handicapped access symbol. The appropriate text is included (Men, Women, or Restroom for unisex restrooms). All si

Ada Tactile Sign - Access Left/right (Models 369L & 369R)

The ADA Tactile Sign - Access Left/Right is a braille and tactile access sign designed to indicate wheelchair access for individuals with mobility or visual disabilities or spinal cord injury. The sign is made of plastic with a raised international access symbol (a stylized figure in a wheelchair) facing in the direction of a left arrow (model 369L) or right arrow (model 369R) above the word ACCESS. A Grade 2 braille translation is at the bottom. The sign is individually packed in a poly bag, an

Ada Tactile Sign - Exit (Model 368E)

The ADA Tactile Sign - Exit, model 368E, is a braille and tactile access sign designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs and individuals who are blind or have low vision. This plastic sign has a raised international access symbol (a stylized figure in a wheelchair) above the word EXIT, with a Grade 2 braille translation at the bottom. Signs are individually packed in a poly bag, and are fastened with double-sided pressure sensitive tape. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 8 x 6 x 0.13 inch thick. COLOR:

Ada Tactile Sign - Men/women (Models 365M & 365W)

The ADA Tactile Sign - Men/Women is a braille and tactile bathroom sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each plastic sign has a raised tactile symbol of a man (model 365M) or woman (model 365W), with the word Men or Women in raised letters and a Grade 2 braille translation. Signs are individually packed in a poly bag, and are fastened with double-sided pressure sensitive tape. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 8 x 6 inches x 0.125 inch thick. COLOR: Brown, black, or blue with w

Ada Tactile Sign - Men/women/restroom (Models 370M, 370U, & 370W)

The ADA Tactile Sign - Men/Women/Restroom is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The plastic sign is triangular (model 370M) or circular (models 370U and 370W) with raised symbols and lettering. Model 370M has a stylized male figure above the word MEN; model 370W has a stylized female figure above the word WOMEN; and model 370U has stylized male and female figures separated by a vertical bar above the word RESTROOM, all enclosed in a trian

Ada Tactile Sign - Numbers (Model 366R)

The ADA Tactile Sign - Numbers, model 366R, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign is plastic with raised numbering and a Grade 2 braille translation. Signs are individually packed in a poly bag, and are fastened with double-sided pressure-sensitive tape. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 2.5 x 5 x 0.13 inch thick. COLOR: Brown, black, or blue with white numerals.

Ada Tactile Sign - Stairs (Model 366S)

The ADA Tactile Sign - Stairs, model 366S, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign is made of plastic with a raised symbol representing a flight of stairs above the word STAIRS. A Grade 2 braille translation is at the bottom of the sign. Signs are individually packed in a poly bag and are fastened with double-sided pressure sensitive tape. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 8 x 6 x 0.13 inch thick. COLOR: Brown, black, or blue with white symbol and

Ada Tactile Sign - Unisex/men/women (Models 368U, 368M, & 368W)

ADA Tactile Sign - Unisex is a braille and tactile bathroom access sign designed for use by wheelchair user and individuals who are blind or have low vision. This plastic sign has a raised international access symbol (a stylized figure in a wheelchair) above the word MEN (model 368M), WOMEN (model 368W), or UNISEX (model 368U), with a Grade 2 braille translation at the bottom. Signs are individually packed in a poly bag, and are fastened with double-sided pressure sensitive tape. DIMENSIONS (HxW

Adapted Computer Keyboard

PROTOTYPEPURPOSE: To design a customized computer keyboard for an individual who is legally blind and has fine motor skill disabilities. Initial tests included two visual and two motor skill tests to determine the consumer’s abilities so the keyboard would meet all specified needs. The final design included keys that were large enough and spaced so the consumer would be able to identify and depress only one key at a time. The size of the lettering was also increased to accommodate the consumer’s

Adapted Play Frame

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To custom adapt the height of a play frame for a child with multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual impairment, and developmental delay. The child’s current play frame provides her with stimulation and entertainment. The play frame consists of a square fabric base on which the child lies, and two hooped rods with padded covers which anchor in pockets on opposite corners of the square and cross in the middle. The child had ou

Adult Black Eye Patch With Elastic Band

The Black Eye Patche With Elastic Band is an eye patch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or a temporary visual disability. Outlined in soft black leather, the edge of the patch also adds to its comfort. The eye-shaped patch has an elastic headband to hold the patch securely over the eye. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 2.2 x 3 inches (78 x 60millimeters). COLOR: Black.

Advantage Graphite Cane

The Advantage Graphite Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The adult-size cane comes in three styles: a rigid style, a folding style with five sections, and an "Identity" style (a folding cane with seven sections). Children's canes come only in rigid or five-section folding styles. The cane is made of graphite, a material that is lighter but stronger and more durable than aluminum. Graphite canes are also more sensitive since the graphite transm

Advantage Graphite Support Cane

The Advantage Graphite Support Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who also need a cane for support. The rigid, non-folding cane is height adjustable. The handle is bent at a 90-degree angle and has a rubber grip. The cane is made of graphite, a material that is lighter but stronger and more durable than aluminum. This white cane also has a reflective tape covering for safety. WARRANTY: One year.

Advantage Surface Applied Tactile Warning System

The Advantage Surface Applied Tactile Warning System is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of stainless steel, this tactile warning system has truncated domes that resist snow plow damage during snow and ice removal in cold climates. The surface can be applied to curb ramps, platform edges, and other locations in public rights of way requiring an upgrade to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines. DIMENSIONS: 2 x 3 fe

Advantage Tactile Cast In Place Tile

The Advantage Tactile Cast In Place Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of stainless steel, the surface has truncated domes that are resistant to snow plow damage during winter clearing of snow and ice. This replaceable cast in place tile is installed by setting it directly in newly poured concrete, but can be replaced without demolishing the existing concrete. DIMENSIONS: 2 x 3 feet, 2 x 4 feet, or 2 x 5 feet.

Advocate Duo Talking Blood Glucose Plus Blood Pressure Monitor (Model Td-3223)

The Advocate Duo Talking Blood Glucose Plus Blood Pressure Monitor, model TD-3223, is a voice output glucose analyzer and electronic blood pressure meter designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This glucometer speaks in English or Spanish and provides results in 7 seconds using 0.7 microliters of blood. As many as 450 tests are retained in memory. The unit also calculates averages for 7, 14, 21, 28, 60 and 90 days. The unit tells the user the code number a

Advocate Redi-Code Talking Glucose Meter (Model Td-4223)

The Advocate Redi-Code Talking Glucose Meter, model TD-4223, is a voice output glucose analyzer designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This talking unit provides results in English or Spanish in 7 seconds. Results are also presented on a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. The unit requires no coding, and uses a small blood sample size of 0.7 microliters, which may be taken from other parts of the body besides the fingertips, such as the palm, forearm, u

Aesop

Aesop is a voice output keyboard interface designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. Designed to aid users with vision disabilities in learning touch typing, the unit is connected to a PS/2 standard computer keyboard and speaks each letter as it is typed in a digitized human-quality mail voice. Features include calculation of typing speed up to 99 words per minute, adjustable volume via the keyboard, and headphone or internal speaker output. POWER: Uses a 9-volt battery or al

Aftershokz Sportz 2

The AfterShokz Sportz M2 are bone conductive headphones designed for use by people with hearing and other disabilities. These lightweight, water-resistant headphones fit around the back of the head and rest in front of the ear, delivering stereophonic sound through the user's cheekbones to the inner ear. This permits the user to hear ambient noises such as oncoming traffic, car horns and other warning noises, while listening to the headphones. These headphones have a 3.5 millimeter (mm) gold-pla

Aidcolors

aidColors is a color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user launches the app, points the camera at a distance of 10 to 15 centimeters (cm) from the surface whose color he/she wants to recognize, clicks the "Get color" button, and the app displays the color along with the color name on the screen. Available languages include English, F

Aids For Teaching Basic Concepts Of Sensory Development (Model 7-02250-00)

Aids for Teaching Basic Concepts of Sensory Development, model 7-02250-00), is a handbook containing perceptual training activities for children who are blind or have low vision or multiple disabilities. This print handbook discusses sensory development concepts, and provides guidance for professionals on perceptual training activities. Hand skills are one of its principal topics. Introduced are various shapes and sizes: small, medium and large circle, similiar and different triangles, container

Aladdin Ambassador & Aladdin Ambassador Pro

The Aladdin Ambassador is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert text from books, magazines, and other printed materials to high-quality speech using DECtalk speech synthesis software. This system has a 1.08 gigabyte hard drive with the capacity to hold 60,000 pages of text. A built-in tape recorder jack allows a tape recorder to be attached to make recordings. Fea

Alcazar Audiobooks

Alcazar Audiobooks are recorded books on CD designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Specializing in classical stories and books for younger listeners, the collection also includes literary classics, books with inspirational themes, and titles commissioned for the home school market.

Alertcast Detectable Warning Tile

The AlertCast Detectable Warning Tile is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Made from glass-reinforced thermoset plastic, it has a top panel molded with truncated domes and bottom docking anchors that are embedded into wet concrete. The anchors lock the unit securely into the concrete without trapping air beneath the surface. The surface is safety-speckled for slip resistance, and the perimeter has a beveled

Alertmat Detectable Warning System

alertmat Detectable Warning System is a detectable warning surface and non slip outdoor matting designed to provide tactile warning of dangers to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This surface-applied detectable warning mat is made from 100 percent recycled styrene butadiene from tires mixed with nylon, rayon and polyester fibers. It has truncated domes and can be used for retrofitting or new installations. It is slip-resistant and has a thin surface profile and perimeter beveled edg

Algebra Teaching Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To assist individuals who are blind in learning to multiply monomials. The device provides a tactile representation of the FOIL method of multiplying (First terms in each set of parentheses; then the Outer terms; then the Inner terms; and then the Last terms). This article describes a set of manipulatives created to aid in locating the appropriate terms in the proper positions. The device uses a folder and four library card pockets. Two pockets are fixed to each half

All Terrain Walkaroos

These All Terrain Walkeroos are designed for individuals who use walkers to get around. The Walkaroos are supportive tips for walkers. They glide and move smoothly across carpet and floors while offering stability. Easy to install: remove old cap, put Walkaroo on and twist in place to secure. Comes in sets of 2. Designed not to catch on or mark flooring. Made of high density polyethylene. Non-porous material decreases chance of spreading harmful germs. Comes in a set of 2.

Allreader

AllReader is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device integrates a scanner, optical character recognition (OCR), voice synthesis, a Daisy player, and a CD-ROM drive in a single unit. It digitizes any type of printed material and reads Daisy format e-books and text files. Voice output is provided in English, French, Spanish, and German. The device has built-in stereo speakers, a headphone jack, a USB port, and a Super VGA out con

AllWrite

AllWrite is talking word processor program designed for use by visually impaired children or individuals with dyslexia.  It provides complete speech support and large print editing. It can be used a first typing program for children who are visually impaired.  In addition, it can be used as an alternative to a screen reader.

Alphabet & Number Puzzles (Models 626 & 640)

Alphabet and Number Puzzles are tactile numbers and letters designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. These large letters and numbers combine visual and tactile senses to teach youngsters to recognize number and letter shapes by sight and touch. The number set (model 640) includes 0 through 9, each with the corresponding number of dots to encourage active learning of counting concepts. Numbers and Letters (model 626) are brailled. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 5 x 4 inches. COLOR: Yello

Alphaboxes

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To teach braille letter recognition to pre-readers. The activity uses a container with six compartments to represent a braille cell (a muffin tin or a plastic box divided into three rows of two compartments each).Children arrange objects starting with the corresponding letter in the compartment(s) to match the pattern of the braille letter. The number of items used corresponds to the number of dots that form the letter. For example, one plastic apple might represent the

Aluminum Diagramming Foil (Models 1-04120-00, Sheet 1-04090-00

Aluminum, 0.005 inches thick and sprayed on one side with an off white flat paint which will readily accept drawings made by pencil or ink. After design has been penciled in, the foil can be embossed using the tools in the Tactile Graphics Kit, 1-08840-00. Can be used for Braille. The roll (model 1-04120-0, $45.26) is 11 inches wide and approximately 150 feet long. Also available in 11 by 11 inch sheets (model 1-04090-00, $15.20), 30 per pack.

Aluminum Signature Guide

The Aluminum Signature Guide is a signature guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It helps to ensure proper signature placement for checks, contracts, etc. DIMENSIONS: Rectangular ring 3.5 x 1 inch.

Ambutech Aluminum Folding Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Aluminum Folding Mobility Canes are folding travel canes designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The heavy-gauge aluminum construction results in strong joints and the ability to withstand abuse and the joint design provides superior tactile transmission. The canes are available in four-, five-, or six-section models and the double-corded assembly is designed for ease in field stripping with minimal training. An extra knot allows for easy replacement o

Ambutech Fiberglass Folding Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Fiberglass Folding Mobility Canes are folding travel canes designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The fiberglass composite construction results in strength and outstanding tactile transmission. Unique connector joints eliminated sharp edges and pinching. The canes are available in four-, five-, or six-section models. DIMENSIONS: The four-section model is available in 38 to 54 inches long in two-inch increments. The five-section models are available i

Ambutech Kiddie Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Kiddie Mobility Canes are rigid canes designed for use by children with blindness or low vision. These canes are intended for use by children who are beginning mobility training and are available with aluminum, fiberglass, or graphite shafts. DIMENSIONS: These canes are available in a range of lengths from 24 to 34 inches, in one inch increments. Custom lengths are also available for all models.

Ambutech Mobility Cane Tips

The Ambutech Mobility Cane Tips are white cane tips designed for use with rigid and folding travel canes by people with blindness or low vision. The High Mileage Tip is marshmallow-style tip moded of highly abrasion-resistant polymer for long life. This tip is available in an eyelet style or a slip-on style. Available in eyelet-style, slip-on style, or threaded tip for RNIB Canes, the Pencil Tip is molded of nylon. The Marshmallow Tip Cap slips on over the pencil tip, converting it to a Marshmal

Ambutech Rigid Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Rigid Mobility Canes are rigid canes designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. These canes are available with aluminum, fiberglass, or graphite shafts and straight handles. The aluminum cane is also available with a crook-style handle. DIMENSIONS: The aluminum and graphite canes are available in a range of lengths from 36 to 60 inches, in one inch increments. The graphite cane is available in a range of lengths from 36 to 58 inches, in one inch increments. Custom

Ambutech Ultralite Graphite Folding Mobility Canes

The Ambutech UltraLITE Graphite Folding Mobility Canes are folding travel canes designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The graphite canes have aluminum ferrules and double-stranded elastic cords for ease in folding and unfolding and the extra-stiff construction provides outstanding tactile transmission. The canes are available in four-, five-, or six-section models and have putter-style grips. DIMENSIONS: The four-section model is available in 36 to 54 inches lon

Analog Clock Model (Model 5-82700-00)

The Analog Clock Model, model 5-82700-00, is a teaching clock designed for use in teaching time concepts to children who are blind or have low vision. This teaching clock has braille and raised large print markings on its face, its hands are easily rotated, and the minute and hour hands are synchronized like those of an actual, functioning clock.

Analog Talking Clock

The Analog Talking Clock is a voice output clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This alarm clock has a rounded triangle shape. A loud female voice announces the time at the push of a large button on the top. It can also provide an hourly time report. POWER: Uses two double AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS(WxHxD): 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: Black case, white face, black numbers, and white button for voice announce.

Andros Insulin Dosage Monitor (Model 074300)

Andros Insulin Dosage Monitor, model 074300, is a syringe needle guide designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. The guide is a sturdy plastic strip that the physician snips off at a point on the scale that corresponds to desired insulin dosage. This guide is for use only with Becton Dickinson's ##8410 Plastipak U-100 disposable syringes. To self- inject, the user pushes the U-100 syringe lip into the Insulin Dosage Monitor's slot and draws the plunger back

Animas 2020 Insulin Pump

The Animas 2020 Insulin Pump is an audible insulin pump designed for use by individuals with diabetes, including those who are blind or have low vision. This automatic pump delivers insulin at a basal rate of 0.025 units per hour to keep blood sugar steady between meals and during sleep. The user can establish up to four personalized basal programs and set times for insulin-to-carb ratios, insulin sensitivity factors (ISF), and blood glucose targets in 30-minute increments, with up to 12 persona

Anple

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype rice cooker for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The rice cooker features three buttons to set the water and heating level and includes a speaker to speak the existing settings so that the visually impaired user can ensure everything is correct. The ANPLEe also has an ergonomic handle to open the cover All the user needs to do is load in the ingredients and set the commands. AUTHOR: Matthew Chung. TITLE: ANPLE Rice Cooker for

Apex 7 Day Pill Organizer (Models 70010 & 70042)

The Apex 7 Day Pill Organizer, models 70010 and 70042, has 1 compartment for each day of the week. The days are clearly indicated with raised and highlighted letters and Braille on top of each of the 7 compartments for blind individuals or persons with low vision. All compartments open individually. OPTIONS: Available for imprinting. SIZES: Medium (##70010) and Extra Large (##70042). DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 1.25 x 0.75 x 4.5 inches (medium) or 1-5/6 x 7/8 x 6-3/16 inches (extra large). COLOR: Both a

Aph Embossed Graph Sheets (Models 1-04052-00, 1-04055-00, 1-04053-00, & 1-04054-00)

Graph paper 8 1/2 by 11 inches comes 50 to a package. Standard 100 pound manila sheets are embossed with horizontal and vertical lines of small Braille dots and are designed for use by transcribers and or students. Coordinate axes are represented as solid lines.

Aph Embossed Graph Sheets (Models 1-04056-00, 1-04057-00, & 1-04058-00)

100 pound manila sheets are embossed with horizontal and vertical lines of small Braille dots and are designed for use by transcribers and/or students. Coordinate axes are represented as solid lines. 11 1/2 inches by 11 inch packages of 50.

Aph Friction Pad Kit (Model 1-03190-00)

The APH Friction Pad Kit, no. 1-03190-00, is designed for use with braille slates to reduce the noise of the stylus and to prevent marring of surfaces, and with other devices that tend to slip while in use. The kit consists of 3 assorted sizes of self adhesive, plastic foam strips.

Aph Glue Down Rule (Model 1-03081-00)

The APH Glue Down Rule, model 1-03081-00, is a tactile rule designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This brass ruler has raised lines at 1/8 inch intervals. It can be bonded to sewing machines, band saws, cutting or drawing boards, etc. This ruler is sold in packs of five. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.01 x 12 x 0.5 inches.

Aph Insights Art Calendar

The APH Insight Art Calendar is a large print and braille calendar designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This annual calendar includes months, days, holidays, and moon phases and is designed for desk or wall placement. Text and numbers are in both large print and Braille, and each month features art work by visually impaired artists.

Aph Number Line Device (Model 1-03480-00)

The APH Number Line Device is a tactile aid for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. It has ten interchangeable vinyl line segments with black raised lines and dots at intervals. Forty plastic cylinders serve as pegs and/or interlocking bars. Numerals are in braille and print. The base allows two line segments to be used at once. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Base measures 6.5 x 24.5 inches.

Aph Signature Guide (Model 1-03530-00)

The APH Signature Guide, model 1-03530-00, is an aluminum signature guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This guide aids people who are visually impaired in writing their signatures. The aluminum frame has an opening with an elastic band; the band provides a guide for writing and flexes to allow for the descenders of letters. The frame also has a rubber backing to prevent slipping. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 4.5 x 2.25 inches with a window of 3.5 x 1 inches.

Aph Soundpage (Model 6-77505-00)

The APH SoundPage, model 6-77505-00, is a digital recorder designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This recording device can provide sound effects, music, or messages to accompany storybook text for young readers. The basic set includes two digital recording devices and a thermoformed plastic page slotted to hold up to three devices. The plastic page fits into the 3-ring binder of any On The Way to Literacy storybook (see separate entry). Each device is able to record, sto

Apple Iigs Owner's Guide: Disk Edition

The Apple IIGS Owner's Guide: Disk Edition is an ASCII text version of Apple Computer, Inc.'s Apple IIGS Owner's Guide on a single disk for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The disk contains a manual-reading program, permitting the user to read the entire guide with a speech synthesizer. The user may also print a large type or Braille copy of the text. Information on the about the Apple IIGS includes: setting up the machine and booting up the system; formatting disks and using appli

Aps-10

The APS-10 is an audible pedestrian signal designed to aid pedestrians who are blind or have low vision in crossing streets safely. When connected to existing pedestrian signals, it produces separate and distinctive electronic bird chirping sounds for both north/south and east/west crossings. It has a universal mount and is easily installed on any existing pedestrian signal. The sound output of this audible pedestrian signal is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter, with sound output automatically switc

Aria

Aria is a braille notetaker with speech output designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This computerized organizer is designed with word processing, mathematical and communicating capabilities. The user can construct full-fledged documents, transfer files, drive a modem or use a statistical calculator. With DOS interface, this device can run external software. It can be upgraded; the system runs on 1 Megabyte of RAM and 2 Megabytes of Flash ROM (contains the Aria software).

Armor-Tile Tactile Systems

Armor-Tile Tactile Systems are detectable warning surfaces designed for use by individuals with low vision or who are blind. Designed to mark curb ramps and pedestrian walkways, these tiles can be used for casting into wet concrete or for surface applcation in retrofitting or new construction. The complete system includes tile, adhesive, fasteners, and sealant. The tile has a textured surface and beveled edges and can be cut to conform to angled and radius ramps. DIMENSIONS: Available in 12 x

Art History Through Touch And Sound Series (Models 1-09003-00, 1-09002-00, 1-09004-00, & 1-09001-00)

The Art History Through Touch and Sound Series is a series of multimedia textbooks designed to teach art appreciation and art history to individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each title in the series includes a Diagram Manual with printed images of artworks and corresponding tactile representations; cassette tapes that guide users through the tactile diagrams; and an accessible Teacher's Supplement on a personal computer (PC)-formatted floppy disk, containing the text of the audio narrat

Asb Braille Books

ASB Braille Books are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. All books are spiral bound with print and braille pressboard covers. Categories include Biographies, Classic, Comedy, Cookbooks, Drama, History, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, and Young Adults/Children. More than 100 titles are currently available, including books by popular authors like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Danielle Steele, and Sandra Brown; classics like Lord of the Flies and The Call of the

Ask Me More Tigger, Ask Me More Pooh, & Ask Me More Eeyore

Ask Me More Tigger, Ask Me More Pooh, and Ask Me More Eeyore are stuffed animals designed for use by children with upper extremity, vision, and severe physical disabilities. Sold separately, when children squeeze each animal's paw, they answer yes or no questions and occasionally ask questions of their own.

Assist With Windows Tutorials

ASSIST With Windows Tutorials are audio computer training tutorials designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The tutorials provide keyboard instruction for using popular Windows programs like Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, and Internet Explorer in conjunction with a screen reader program, either JAWS For Windows from Freedom Scientific or Window-Eyes from GW Micro (not included). Lessons include screen reader strategies and step-by-step keystroke exerci

At&t Natural Voices Text-To-Speech Desktop Sdk

The AT&T Natural Voices Text-to-Speech SDK (Software Developers Kit) is a speech synthesizer and software authoring program designed for use by software designers in creating applications accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program can be used to create applications that speak. It is available in multiple voices, called fonts, and multiple languages. Each kit comes with one voice font. OPTIONS: Additional voice fonts; Server SDK. COMPATIBI

Atlas Of Central And South Asia

The Atlas of Central and South Asia is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 13 countries and the region of Kashmir. The countries include Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and ph

Atlas Of East Asia

The Atlas of East Asia is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers China, Mongolia, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of which are labeled in braille. The atlas contains 106 pages and 26 maps.

Atlas Of Eastern And Central Africa

The Atlas of Eastern and Central Africa is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 14 countries: Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, and Sao Tome & Principe. Each country has an introductory section in braille featuring facts and general information followed b

Atlas Of Eastern Europe

The Atlas of Eastern Europe is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Western Russia to the Ural Mountains. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The

Atlas Of North And South America

The Atlas of North and South America is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The atlas is divided into three units in four volumes with an emphasis on geography. The maps show boundaries, mountains, rivers and bodies of waters, elevation, major cities only, climate, land use and resources, each of which has a braille label. Each unit is self-contained and can be used alone. Unit 1, Northern North America, covers Canada and the United State

Atlas Of Northern Africa

The Atlas of Northern Africa is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 13 countries: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan and Southern Sudan, and Cape Verde. Each country has an introductory section in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map. The maps show cities, towns, rivers, mountains, and places of special inte

Atlas Of Southeast Asia

The Atlas of Southeast Asia is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and the Philippines. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of which are labeled in braille. The atlas contains 83 pages

Atlas Of Southern Africa

The Atlas of Southern Africa is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 14 countries: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, and Mauritius. Each country has an introductory section in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map. The maps show cities, towns, rivers, mountains, and place

Atlas Of The Middle East

The Atlas of the Middle East is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 17 countries: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine National Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of whic

Atlas Of Western Africa

The Atlas of Western Africa is a set of braille and tactile maps designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume covers 14 countries, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Each country has an introductory section of facts and general information in braille, followed by a full page tactile map showing cities, towns, rivers and mountains. LENGTH

Atlas Of Western Europe

The Atlas of Western Europe is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This two-volume set of maps covers 21 countries and their nearby territories. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of which has a braille label. Volume 1 has 72 pages and 23 maps, covering Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Norway

Atomic Talking Alarm Clock

The Atomic Talking Alarm Clock is a voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. Internal receivers synchronize with signals from national atomic clock in Colorado to maintain accurate time and the unit automatically adjusts for daylight savings and leap year. At the push of a button, this clock speaks the time. It also speaks the day of week, month, and year. The round face also has large numerals for visibility. POWER: Uses two C batteries (not included).

Atomic Talking Watch

The Atomic Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This watch automatically adjusts for standard and daylight savings time. It can be adjusted for Pacific, Mountain, Central, and Eastern Time zones. The watch communicates with atomic time signals if placed face down in a window overnight; the adjustment occurs at 3 a.m. every day. At the push of a button, this clock speaks the time, date, day of week, month, and year. The watch has an easy

Aud A Dexer (Model 1035)

Tone indexer for tapes and cassettes. Places indexing tones on any tape or cassette as it is recorded. Small box with single push button and level control, plugs into recorder. Provides tone indexing with microphone or copy input. Low frequency tone does not interfere with recording at normal listening speeds. On fast forward or rewind it is heard as high pitched beep. Lectures, readings, tapes being copied can be indexed without the recorder. Indexing can be heard only on machines which operate

Aud A Level (Models 1102 & 1100)

Aud A Level, models 1102 & 1100, are audible recording level indicators designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The devices connect to the monitor jack of recording equipment. A small speaker produces a tone if the volume level of the recording exceeds the proper level. Pitch of tone is proportional to the degree volume exceeds proper level; varying pitch level allows rapid adjustment of equipment. Time can be read to 2 second accuracy for broadcast and other precis

Aud A Mometer (Models 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, & 1134)

Audible thermometer. Stainless steel probe on end of flexible cable. Probe is placed on object being measured. Tone is balanced to zero (no sound) by turning knob and taking reading on a raised dot scale. Accuracy ranges from 0.1 degree to 1 degree with greatest accuracy on the shortest scale. Available in Centigrade or Fahrenheit scales for clinics, darkroom, labs, weather. Special ranges can be custom fabricated.

Aud A Sphere Football (Model 1902)

Foam football with continuous audible beep. Dense foam with plastic coating. 3/4 regulated size 10 1/2 ounces. Battery operated rechargeable foam football, operates for approximately 3 hours between charges.

Aud A Sphere Soccer Ball (Model 1903)

The Aud A Sphere Soccer Ball is a foam soccer ball with a continuous audible beep, and is designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ball is 3/4 regulation size. Dark blue and orange color. Battery operated rechargeable foam soccer ball, operates approximately 3 hours between charges.

Aud A Toss Ring Toss (Models 1932)

Audible ring toss game. Post emits burst of sound every 5 or 6 seconds. 4 rings in 2 colors with 1 color set banded for tactual identification.

Aud-A-Ball Beeper Ball (Model 1913)

Kapok 16" circumference softball, electronic beeper. Very lively response. Extra-rugged, rechargeable.

Audiam Os & Audiam Fs

Audiam OS and Audiam FS are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Audiam OS is an audible signal designed to help pedestrians who are blind or who have low vision to locate the traffic signal request box. It gives off a ticking sound, which can be heard five meters from the traffic signal mast. The Audiam FS provides an acoustic signal to indicate when the green (go) signal is on, and to guide pedestrians who are blind or who have low visio

Audible Battery Tester

The Audible Battery Tester is designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. The device tests 9-volt, AA, AAA, C, D, and N size batteries. The user places the battery in the tester, then presses a button. As the button is pressed, a continuous beep is heard if the battery has power. The louder the beep, the more power remains in the battery. The Audible Battery Tester also has a light indicator for those who can see.

Audible Digital Audiobooks

Audible Digital Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Over 27,000 titles are available, including abridged and unabridged books, radio shows, audio magazines, and daily newspapers. To protect copyrighted material, books and other items are presented in a proprietary digital format that prevents a customer from passing along duplicated digital audio files to another listener. Audio titles can be downloaded and played on a PC using Apple iT

Audie Ball

Sponge-rubber, audible ball with which children with visual and other disabilities can play various ball games. It is lightweight, foam-rubber and equipped with an inserted 9 volt battery powered sounding device which emits a pulsating beeping signal (2900 Hz, 68 to 80 decibels). Ball is seven inches in diameter and fully equipped weighs one pound. The Sonalert sound unit is identical to one used in the Cricket sounding device (see separate entry) except that the Audie ball is activated by squee

Audio Bible For The Blind

Audio Bible for the Blind is a recorded book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or severe physical disabilities. Bibles include the New Testament, Proverbs, and Psalms, and are available in English (King James Version or selected other versions) in cassette tape or CD/MP3 format. The MP3 format allows the user to locate books and chapters via keyboard shortcuts; it plays on a MP3-compatible CD player or on most Windows-based computers. Bibles are also available in a

Audio Bookshelf Audiobooks

Audio Bookshelf Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. All books are unabridged, and most are available on either cassette or CD. There are titles for children, teens, and adults, including "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water," by Michael Dorris; "Sacajawea: The Story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition," by Joseph Bruchac; "Ashley Bryan's Beautiful Blackbird and Other Folktales," by Ashley Bryan; "The Fifth of March," by Ann Rinaldi

Audio Classics

Audio Classics are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The subject matter is primarily based on the great ideas and events of history. Titles are available on audiocassette or CD, and include educational books in the areas of Philosophy, History & Science, Economics, Political Thought, and Religion & Ethics. Narrators include well-known personalities such as George C. Scott, Walter Cronkite, Ben Kingsley, Louis Rukeyser, Charlton Heston, and L

Audio Graphing Calculator

The Audio Graphing Calculator (AGC) is an audible graphing calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or visual dyslexia. This on-screen graphing calculator is capable of displaying graphs or other sets of y-versus-x data both visually and audibly as a tone graph. The audio tone plot gives users access to plots comparable to that on standard graphing calculators. The AGC also has advanced matrix functions as well as the abilities to locate polar coordinat

Audio Internet

Audio Internet is web site accessibility software designed for use by owners of Internet sites to make their sites accessible to seniors and individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The software translates and organizes web site content (including text, podcasts, RSS feeds, pictures, videos, HTML, Flash and a variety of other formats) into accessible audio or visual output. It provides access to the content for use on the Internet, mobile phones or any other Interne

Audio Notes

Audio Notes is a voice input audio notetaker program and a voice output audio notetaker program designed for use by individuals who are blind or with low vision, cognitive or communication disabilities. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as an audio recorder. The user launches the app and recording begins after start up. Audio Notes can also record in the background except for phone calls so the user can multitasks. The user can forward or rew

Audio Partners Audiobooks

Audio Partners Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Titles include abridged and unabridged books and audio originals on cassette, CD, or MP3-CD format. Authors include Vikas Swarup, Douglas Adams, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and William Shakespeare. Categories include Classics & Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Humor, Mystery & Suspense, Nonfiction, Personal Improvement, and Children's Classics & Young Adult. Imprints include AUDIO ED

Audio-Based Environment Simulator (Abes)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an audio map for individuals who are blind or have low vision to enable them to navigate in unknown places. Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School have developed software that uses audio signals to convey a map of an area that a blind person will then walk through. The Audio-based Environment Simulator (AbES) is virtual environment software designed to improve real world navigation skills in the

Auditory Breakout Box

The Auditory Breakout Box is a computer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The box consists of two functionally separate parts. The first part works as a standard "breakout box" which allows users to create individual wiring schemes for the serial RS-232C computer interface. The jacks are arranged in the same physical shape as the commonly used 25-pin plugs and sockets, so that no numbering system need be devised for users with blindness. The other part c

Auditory Choice Making Communicator (Model 4399 & 4399B)

The Auditory Choice Making Communicator, model 4399 & 4399B, is a scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This device scans through pre-recorded messages at a lowered volume. When the user pushes the switch plate again it plays the chosen message at an amplified volume. The unit has 16 levels with 300 seconds of total recording time at 18 seconds per level. It has a built in switch and a jack for an external switch (not included). POWER: Uses 4 AA batt

Autoject 2

The Autoject 2 is a syringe injection aid designed for use by individuals with vision or fine motor disabilities or use of only one hand with diabetes. Available in two models, for either fixed or non-fixed needle syringes, this device features adjustable penetration depth, a safety lock to prevent accidental firing, and a dose completion indicator. At the touch of a button, the unit automatically inserts the needle and contents of the syringe into the skin without the user having to see the nee

Automark

The AutoMARK is a voice output and switch adapted voting machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or upper extremity disabilities. This touchscreen electronic voting machines has adjustable on-screen font sizes for voters with low vision, voice output for voters who are blind, and a sip/puff tube for voters unable to use the touch screen or buttons. The unit also has multiple language capability and supports write-in candidates, and can be used in combination with

Automatic Braille: English text to Braille mechanism

Automatic Braille: English text to Braille mechanism is a device to assist the visually impaired to "read" text messages, especially those text messages that are displayed at train stations. This system essentially is an English text to braille conversion with the use of a microcontroller and solenoids. It was developed by a group of students from Singapore Polytechnic, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Autopen

The Autopen syringe injection aid designed for use by individuals with vision or fine motor disabilities. Designed for use with pre-filled 3 milliliter insulin cartridges from Eli Lily. The one step dose selector allows maximum volume of 32 units in two increments, or 16 units in one unit increments. A single button release returns selector to "0", resetting syringe for next use. One- and two-unit models are available.

Avc Advantage

AVC Advantage is a voice output voting machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This electronic voting system has a full ballot display with audio voting and smart card activation. A large candidate area on the ballot display accommodates large type. A tactile voting switch and visual indicator confirm that a voting selection has been made. The voting machine is wheelchair accessible. The machine supports up to 2,000 ballot styles with 504 ballot positions. POWER

Avc Edge

AVC Edge is a voice output voting machine designed for use by voters who are blind or have low vision. Its audio ballot capability helps voters with vision disabilities cast a secret ballot. It has a large high resolution color screen which is adjustable to serve voters of varying heights and physical abilities. The machine accommodates bilingual and multilingual ballots with up to 12 languages in up to 2,000 ballot styles, with a maximum ballot size of 500 pages with 1,000 contests/races/propos

Awareness Box

The Awareness Box is a tactile discrimination training kit designed for use by individuals with cognitive, vision, or neurological disaqbilities. Designed to raise tactile awareness, the set includes one Koosh Softee Ball, one Mini Koosh Ball, one Spiderball, one foam ball, one Squeezeball, one Waterlog, one SensaBall (see also separate entry), 10 Mini FringeBalls, and five large FringeBalls. The set also includes an Awareness Guide and a carrying/storage case.

Babbles To Books: First Sounds Bee

The Babbles to Books: First Sounds Bee is an educational toy designed for use by children ages three months and up with neurological, cognitive, visual, or communication disabilities. This soft bee introduces babies to sounds, words, and songs that relate to their natural babbling, one of the building blocks of language development. When the child bats at the bee or turns the soft wings like the pages of the book, the child is rewarded with lights, sounds, and music. A story and guidebook are in

Babbles To Books: Mouse's Word House

The Babbles to Books: Mouse's Word House is an educational toy designed for use by children ages six months and up with neurological, cognitive, visual, or communication disabilities. This toy takes the child on a tour of the house with the friendly mouse. The doors open like turning the pages of a book, and depending on which setting is chosen, the child is rewarded with word rhymes or rhythmic songs. The child can also enjoy bysy activities such as dropping the mouse down the chimney or throug

Babbles To Books: Silly Sentence Caterpillar

The Babbles to Books: Mouse's Word House is an educational toy designed for use by children ages twelve months and up with neurological, cognitive, visual, or communication disabilities. This toy helps children discover how words and sounds are joined to form sentences. The child turns the pages on the sections of the caterpillar and is rewarded with sounds, pictures, and lights. Settings enable selection of early words, adjectives, or full sentences. A story book and language development games

Baby Booster Infant Stimulation Kit

The Baby Booster Infant Stimulation Kit is a sensory integration activity kit designed for use witt infants and toddlers with neurological or sensory disabilities. This interactive kit includes activities that focus on six different sensory areas: preceptor stimulation, tactile stimulation, auditory stimulation, olfactory/gustatory stimulation, and vocalization. Special components and instructions are provided for each area to maximize the skill-building and learning process.

Backtpack

The BackTpack is a carrying bag designed for use by individuals with neurological disabilities, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), blind and low vision or shoulder and back pain. It is adjustable and designed for children and adults ranging from ages 5 years old and above. This backpack type carrying bag is designed to load on the spinal axis to improve and train good posture, body mechanics, balance, reduce pain, and provide ease and security carrying everyday items. Featu

Bagel Biter Guillotine

The Bagel Biter Guillotine is a bagel slicer and cutting guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This bagel slicer has a serrated, Xylan-coated, non-stick blade behind an acrylic safety shield. The bagel is sliced while held in the Bagel Biter's specially designed base. The unit is upper shelf dishwasher safe.

Ball Call Target Game (Model 1943)

Audible target game. Brightly colored 13 inch diameter target mounts on wall. Audible beeper at center of target. Velcro covered ping pong size balls stick to target. 3 balls included. Rechargeable. Set of 3 extra balls, $4.95.

Ball Party Light & Sound Ball (Model 1267)

The Ball Party Light & Sound Ball, model 1267, is an audible ball designed for use by children with visual or neurological disabilities. Thissuper soft ball features a smiley face that lights up and giggles when the ball is in motion, providing auditory tracking and sensory stimulation. POWER: Each ball is operated by three button-cell batteries (six are included). COLOR: The ball is white with a bright blue smiley face on it.

Barnabus The Talking Bible Verse Bear

Barnabus The Talking Bible Verse Bear is a voice output toy animal designed to recite Bible verses for children with low vision, blindness or communication, learning, or speech disabilities. Barnabus recites select bible verses when its ears, paws, tummy or feet are pressed. Books of the Bible, text number and verse are etched on each pressed area. A total of nine excerpts from the Bible are recited in a child's voice. This cuddly stuffed animal can be enjoyed by everyone. POWER: Requires 2 AA b

Basic Acoustic Cabinet (Model 71030)

The Basic Acoustic Cabinet is a cabinet that functions as a noise shield for a Basic-D or Basic-S Braille printer (see separate entries), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. When used with a Basic printer, the Basic Acoustic Cabinet provides a Braille production module with a maximum noise level of 60 decibels (dB), allowing the printer to be used in a standard work environment. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 46 x 18.5 x 24 inches. WEIGHT: 90 pounds.

Basic Acoustic Top

The Basic Acoustic Top is a cover that functions as a noise shield for a Basic-D or Basic-S Braille printer (see separate entries), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. When used with a Basic printer, the Basic Acoustic Top can provide noise reduction of up to 10 decibels (dB).

Basic Human Anatomy

Basic Human Anatomy is a braille textbook and tactile graphics set for anatomy designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume contains tactile drawings of cross-sections of the head and brain; nose, mouth and throat; teeth; respiratory tract; heart; digestive system; villus; urinary tract; kidney; nephron; nerve cell; eye; ear; skin; male and female reproductive systems; and a fetus in the womb. Each of these drawings has braille labels. There are 31 pages in total

Basic Map Reading Concepts: Map Study Ii (Model 1-01120-00)

Basic Map Reading Concepts: Map Study II, model 1-01120-00, is map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training program presents 30 map reading concepts in three areas: location and direction; finding corners; and diagonal, vertical, and horizontal movement. This program includes 13 sequential lesson plans in print, and three plastic relief maps with contrasting colors designed to introduce area, linear, and point symbols.

Basic Tactile Anatomy Atlas (Model 1-08845-00)

The Basic Tactile Anatomy Atlas, model 1-08845-00, is a tactile graphics set for anatomy designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This two-volume set of thermoformed graphics provides a comprehensive overview of the human body. It features illustrations of major groups and systems, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. The thermoforms have braille and print labels and brief braille descriptions. An instruction manual in regu

Basic-D (Model 70100)

The Basic-D, model 70100, is a double-sided Braille printer or Braille embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Basic-D uses continuous tractor-feed paper and can print double-sided (interpoint) Braille pages at a rate of 340 pages per hour. The control panel is labeled in both Braille and ink, and voice confirmation is provided when keys are pressed. The Basic-D supports as many as 20 Braille alphabets, and can also print Braille graphics (tactile graphics). Th

Basic-S Model 70021

The Basic-S is a single-sided Braille printer or Braille embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Basic-S uses continuous tractor-feed paper and can print single-sided pages at a rate of 170 pages per hour. The control panel is labeled in both Braille and ink, and voice confirmation is provided when keys are pressed. The Basic-S supports as many as 20 Braille alphabets, and can also print Braille graphics (tactile graphics). This printer comes with a copy of Win

Be My Eyes

Options:  Languages available:  English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese Size: 74.3 MB Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized

Be-B Braille Educaton Ball

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype educational game/toy to assist in sighted, visually-impaired, and blind individuals to learn Braille characters. The prototype, be-B: Braille Education Ball was created for and entered in Game Changers Competition for global game design held by DESIGN 21. The be-B: Braille Education Ball is a method for both blind and sighted users to learn the Braille system using a challenging and educational game. The be-B consists of a ball and 26 magne

Beep 'n Tell

Beep 'n Tell is a voice output medication reminder designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The device may also be useful for others who need to be reminded to take medications. Beep 'n Tell has two reminder functions, an alarm, and a voice recorder-player. The alarm is set once by setting the time between alarms, up to 24 times a day. After the medication is taken, replacing the cap resets the alarm. The voice recorder can record the voice of a doctor or family member. Beep

Beep Baseball

The Beep Baseball is an audible baseball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This audible ball is made of kapoc and emits a beeping sound. POWER: Uses rechargeable battery. An optional charger and charge pin are available. DIMENSIONS: 16 inches in circumference.

Beep Baseball Bases

Beep Baseball Bases are audible baseball bases designed for use by beep baseball players who are blind or have low vision. These audible bases are vinyl-covered pylons with sound devices that emit a buzzing sound. The loudness of the buzzing sound is adjustable. Bases come in a regulation set for beep baseball. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries. DIMENSIONS: The bases are 48 inches high and 8 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: 5 pounds.

Beeping Foam Balls

The Beeping Foam Balls are audible balls designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and in therapeutic equestrian activities. This balls is equipped with an on/off switch. POWER: Use one 9-volt battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 7 inches in diameter.

Beginner's Abacus (Model 1-03180-00)

The Beginner's Abacus, model 1-03180-00, is an abacus designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This abacus is a counting frame that helps reinforce beginning mathematical concepts such as one-to-one correspondence, counting, place value, addition, and subtraction. It also introduces basic abacus terms such as "set" and "clear." It consists of a rectangular frame with felt backing and two rods, with nine large beads sliding on each rod. This abacus comes with a print manual.

Beginning Braille For Adults

Beginning Braille for Adults, by Mabel Nading and Ramona Waldhof, is a braille reading tutorial program designed to teach braille to adults and high school students who are blind or have low vision. The textbook covers the braille alphabet, numbers, punctuation, and Grade 2 abbreviations and contractions. It is written entirely in Braille, with an accompanying instructional cassette, and can be used for self-instruction or in Braille classes.

Beginning With Braille

Beginning with Braille, by Anna Swenson, is a braille instruction manual designed for use by teachers of students who are blind or have low vision. This is the braille edition of Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, published by AFB Press (see separate entry). This book contains real-life case studies of beginning reading and writing instruction, with practical teacher-friendly strategies for getting students started toward braille literacy.

Beginning With Braille: Firsthand Experiences With A Balanced Approach To Literacy

Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, by Anna M. Swenson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of children who are blind or have low vision. The text provides activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille instruction. It includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering braille instruction and offers suggestions for reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile bo

Berlin Button

The Berlin Button is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or who have low vision or mobility disabilities. The button can be fitted to all traffic lights, including retrofits. The button has a large surface and is touch sensitive. Available features include extension of the green phase for pedestrians with mobility disabilities; audible signals for visually impaired pedestrians; tactile signaling through a vibration module for pedestrians

Biblecourier

The BibleCourier is a digital talking book player pre-loaded with a digital Bible, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a streamlined version of the manufacturer's BookCourier digital talking book player (see separate record), containing only those features that enable the user to navigate the text of the Bible. It is available with a variety of translations, including King James, American Standard, New International, and others. The text is read by a built-

Big 10 Aud A Sphere (Model 1906)

Foam ball with continuous audible beep. Activates by pull string. 10 inch diameter, 6 ounces. Battery operated.

Big Button Caller Id Telephone

The Big Button Caller ID is a large button telephone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The phone features large buttons with raised numbers and Braille markings. It also includes a digital, LCD caller ID screen that allows sighted users to see information about callers before answering the telephone.

Big Number Talking Calculator

The Big Number Talking Calculator is a voice output large print calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The calculator's visual display shows eight characters 0.5 inches high. Its speech output is in a female voice with a three-level volume control. The calculator performs math functions, including percentage and power calculations, with memory and a repeat button. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.75 x 7 x 5 inches. COLOR:

Big Number Talking Calculator

The Big Number Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. A female voice announces the results for basic functions and percentages. The calculator has a large number eight-digit readout. Features include memory function, repeat audio, and adjustable volume with on/off. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (not included). COLOR: Black with white numbers. Separate on and off buttons are green with white marking.

Bionic Glasses

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of normal-looking pair of glasses to enhance vision for individuals with certain types of low vision using similar technology developed for mobile phones and gaming. Exhibited at the Summer Science Exhibition in Oxford, England, the Bionic Glasses enhance vision for individuals who are blind or have little to no vision left. The glasses are appropriate for common types of visual impairment such as age-related macular degeneration and diabet

Black Leather Organizer Wallet

The Black Leather Organizer Wallet is a money organizer designed for use by for individuals who are blind or who have low vision or who have have cognitive disabilities. The wallet features three coin compartments, three paper money compartments, 10 credit card slots, a zippered pocket, an ID window, and a checkbook pocket. It has Velcro closures. COLOR: Black.

Blackstone Audiobooks

Blackstone Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Over 2,000 titles are available. Books are unabridged and include both fiction and non-fiction titles. Categories include biography, classics, current affairs, general fiction, history, philosophy, religion, science fiction and fantasy, sports, travel, and Westerns. OPTIONS: Cassette, CD, or MP3-CD format.

Blind Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype text-to-Braille converter for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Blind Reader is a device that looks like a smartphone but functions like a text-to-Braille converter. The user skims the device over a paper publication, and the device uses optical character recognition to "read" the text. The back of the Blind Reader is refreshable Braille display. The device translates the text to Braille which appears on the back of the Brai

Blind Spot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a "smart" white cane that integrates a mobile phone, wireless technologies, and Bluetooth technology to improve the social lives of individuals who have low vision or are blind. BlindSpot appears to be an ordinary white cane but incorporates the features of a GPS-enabled smartphone with a tactile and audio interface to let a user walk more confidently while navigating social settings a little more easily than usual. BlindSpot offers a fr

Blind-Drivable Vehicle

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a car that can be driven independently by blind and visually impaired individuals. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) has partnered to demonstrate the first-street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently. The NFB Jernigan Institute—the only research and training facility on blindness operated by

Body Buddy

-DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To aid children and adults with blindness and low vision in learning to use a long white cane safely and correctly. One of the most important things to learn is to keep the cane in front of the body, a difficult skill to master because the natural tendency is for the dominant arm to drop to the side of the body, causing an awkward swing with reduced protection from obstacles. The article describes a soft pillow that is carried by prssing it between the body

Bolinda Audio Books & Large Print Books

Bolinda Audio Books and Bolinda Large Print Books are recorded or large print books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Audio books are available on audiocassette or CD. Large print books are printed in 16-point type. Books include both abridged and unabridged titles in genres such as mystery, action/suspense, general fiction, general non-fiction, biography/autobiography, classics, travel, and children's/young adult.

Book Port Dt

Book Port DT is a desktop-style Digital Talking Book player and recorder designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The design includes a large, clear-sounding speaker and easy-to-use controls. Book Port DT is ideal for reading Digital Talking Books. Users can also record or edit their own material in Digital Talking Book format. In addition, users can listen to internet radio or podcasts for education or entertainment. Book Port DT offers: • National Library Service (NLS) Ca

Book Port Plus

The Book Port Plus is a digital talking book player and MP3 player designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This small device incorporates an audio book player, an accessible MP3 player, a clockand a voice recorder and player in one unit. The Book Port Plus contains a Wi-Fi chip, USB port, SD card port (up to 32 gigabytes [GB]), stereo microphone and headphone jacks, and a built-in speaker and microphone. One SD card is included. The USB can be used to connect to a computer

Book Wizard Reader (Models D-03531-00 & D-03531-Ed)

Book Wizard Reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This progam allows the user to read digital talking books using a PC sound card and speakers. It supports all the media types covered by the DAISY (Digital Audio Information System) Consortium's Digital Talking Book 3.0 specifications, including audio only, text only, and synchronized text and audio. The program can be used to create digital talking books in DAISY 3.0 for

Bookcourier

BookCourier is a voice output electronic book (e-book) reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or other disabilities that make reading difficult. The e-book reader can be used for listening to electronic text, voice files, and digital music. Files can be downloaded from a personal computer (PC) or the Internet using the supplied transfer software. The device includes a built-in MP3 player; a built-in voice recorder; fast forward and fast reverse controls; bookmark

Bookcrafter Accessible Book Publishing Suite

BookCrafter Accessible Book Publishing Suite is an optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device scans printed books and other documents and converts them to accessible digital books (aBooks) that are compatible with screen reader, voice output, and braille output programs (not included) and Digital Talking Book and DAISY formats. Existing PDF files and other file formats may also be converted into aBooks. Teachers' lesson plan

Bookdrive

BookDrive is an optical character recognition scanner designed for use by inidividuals who are blind or have low vision. Once the user enters the number of pages to be scanned, this scanner automatically turns the pages of a book as it is scanned. It digitizes bound content in a variety of formats, at a speed of less than 10 seconds per page, or 500 pages per hour. Other automatic scanning functions include rotation, edge detection, image cropping, and adjustment for brightness and contrast. POW

Books From The Braille Institute Press

Books from the Braille Institute Press are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A wide range of titles are available for both children and adults, including titles for preschool children through young adult readers, textbooks for kindergarten through grade 12, books for college preparation, beginner braille books for adults, and recreational reading for adults. Over 1,100 children's titles are available, including both popular and classic fiction, biogr

Books In Motion Audiobooks

Books in Motion Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. All books are unabridged, and titles include mysteries, romance, historical fiction, westerns, Americana, classics, science fiction, war, and Christian fiction. Books are recorded on BASF cassette tapes and come in vinyl book packs with nylon webbing in the spine.

Books On Cd-Rom

Books on CD-ROM are digital book libraries designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each CD-ROM library contains hundreds of titles in unencrypted electronic text format. Most titles date from before 1920 and are out of copyright. The books are readable with a wide variety of voice output and large print devices and software, so readers can control type size, font, and other characteristics of presentation to suit their needs and tastes. The plain text books on these CD-

Books On Tape & Books On Cd

Books on Tape and Books on CD are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Thousands of unabridged titles are available in such categories as Adventure, Travel and Sea; Biography; Classics; Fiction; History and War; Humor; Mystery; Non-Fiction; Personal Achievement; Science Fiction; and Young Readers. OPTIONS: Cassette tape, CD, or MP3-CD format. Cassette and CD titles are available for rental as well as purchase. WARRANTY: 90 days for Collector's Edition

Booksense (Model T50)

The BookSense, model T50, is a digital talking book player, voice output electronic book reader, and digital recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It can play audio books and reads digital text in a wide range of formats. Media file types supported include DAISY, NLS, Learning Ally, BookShare, Audible.com, NISO, MP3, MP4, WMV, FLAC, ASF, OGG, WAV, WAX, M4A, WMA and Apple iTunes. The BookSense also supports the following document types: TXT, HTML, XML, RTF, DO

Booksense Xt (Model T50Xt)

The BookSense XT, model T50XT, is a digital talking book player, voice output electronic book reader, and digital recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has more storage than BookSense (see separate entry), and it includes several additional features such as an FM radio with up to 6 channel presets and Bluetooth. It can play a wide range of audio formats and read a wide range of text formats. Support media file types include DAISY, NLS, RFB&D, Bo

Bookworm

The Bookworm is a portable braille reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The size of a portable cassette player, this device enables all kinds of electronic text (e.g., from the Internet, diskette, e-mail, CD-Rom, etc.) to be stored and read on eight concave, built-in Braille elements. The unit stores four megabytes of information (the equivalent of approximately 4,000 print pages or approximately 50 Braille binders) and operates with four buttons (forward, bac

Boom'r Beeper

The Boom'R Beeper is an audible foam ball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ball has a hardened, slip-in / slip-out sound module that produces loud electronic sounds to enable it to be located by players with low vision. The ball is tough and can be thrown, bounced, or kicked. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 6.25 or 8.25 inches in diameter. COLOR: Yellow.

Bosch Vision 500 Series Dryer

The Bosch Vision 500 Series Dryer is a front loading clothes dryer designed for use by wheelchair users or individuals who are blind or have low vision. Controls are on the front of the unit above the loading door. The door hinges can be reversed from the left side to the right. The dryer has a dial control for selecting the drying time and tactile buttons to select the heat level. There is an LED status indicator. Drying options include a no-heat cycle, a denim cycle, and steam cycles to relax

Bosch Vision 500 Series Washer

The Bosch Vision 500 Series Washer is a front loading clothes washer designed for use by wheelchair users or individuals who are blind or have low vision. Controls are on the front of the unit above the loading door. The washer has a dial control for selecting the wash cycle, and four tactile buttons. There are 15 wash cycle options, including a jeans cycle and a comforter cycles for blankets. The washer uses as little as 13 gallons per load. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 36.9 x 27 x 31.6 inches. WEIGHT:

Bow Maker

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one hand to form large bows for gift baskets. This simple jig acts as a second holding hand. Two one-inch dowels are placed about seven inches apart on a plastic platform laid on a sheet of Dycem to keep it from slipping and the jig and the pad are held in place with a one-hand clamp. A plastic spring clip is bonded to the base and rests against the right-hand pillar. This clip holds one end of the ribbon, which is the wi

Boys Restroom Ada Sign & Girls Restroom Ada Sign

The Girls Restroom ADA Sign and Boys Restroom ADA Sign are braille signs designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Each sign is made of high impact styrene with a non-glare surface, and can be used outdoors or indoors. Each sign features a pictogram of a boy or a girl with the word "BOYS" or "GIRLS" in sans serif lettering and Braille. Each sign comes with double-faced adhesive tape on back for mounting. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 6 inches. Signs are 1/8 inch thick with 0.

Bp442 Elevator Braille Jamb Plate

The BP442 Elevator Braille Jamb Plate is a braille elevator button label designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These plates have a powder epoxy background color with brushed stainless steel character(s). Standard plates carry one or two characters; three-character plates are also available. Plates are 19 gauge with pressure sensitive adhesive backing. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 4 x 4 inches (some 3-character plates may be 4 x 5 inches). Characters are 2 inches high. Plate is 0

Braillabel

Braillable are clear plastic, adhesive-backed sheets designed for braille labeling sheets designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sheets are placed in a Brailler or stylus to create raised, color contrasted labels. The braille can then be cut out with scissors, the backing peeled off, and stuck on most objects. There are 12 sheets per package. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches.

Braillable Labels And Sheets (Models 1-088710-00, 1-08872--00, 1-08873-00, 1-08874-00, & 1-08875-00)

Braillable Labels and Sheets are braille labeling sheets designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These clear, blank self-adhesive labels can be brailled and used to label items around the home, school, and office. The labels come in a variety of packages and sizes. Pre-cut, peel-off labels that accommodate braille lines 15 cells wide come in two sizes, Large and Small. Two lines fit on the small labels and four lines fit on the large labels. The Small Label Pack (model

Braille Books From The Braille Superstore

Braille Books from the Braille Superstore are braille books designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. Over 500 books for children are available, including books by Dr. Seuss, Margaret Wise Brown, Eric Carle, and Robert Munsch; books about Madeline, Curious George, the Berenstain Bears, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Franklin the Turtle, Mr. Gumpy, and the tiny town of Chewandswallow; Mother Goose nursery rhymes; and classic fairy tales. Books for older children include

Braille 'n Speak

Braille 'N Speak is an electronic braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit features a six-key Perkins-style braille keyboard and the capability to provide output in print, synthesized speech, or braille. This portable stand-alone data manager offers a simple command structure; word processing capabilities and spell check; a fully-adjustable speech synthesizer which enables the user to control the rate of speech, tone, pitch, and more; a Grade 2

Braille & Tactile Overlays For Intellikeys (Model H-38)

Braille & Tactile Overlays for Intellikeys, model H-38, are braille keytop overlays designed to enable children who are blind to access Intellikeys (not included; see entry). The set includes two sets of the six standard Intellikeys overlays in tactile format, with one set in Grade One Braille and one set in raised large print. Each overlay is bar coded for communication with Intellikeys, so no additional sending software is required.

Braille - Large Print Combination Labels

Braille - Large Print Combination Labels are braille and large print keytop overlays designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These labels are placed on the keys of an existing keyboard to convert it to a braille and large print keyboard. Letters are U. S. standard English. COLOR: Three color schemes are available: white letters on a black background, black letters on a white background, and black letters on a bright yellow background.

Braille / Print Protractor (Model 1-04115-00)

The Braille/Print Protractor, model 1-04115-00, is a braille and large print protractor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 180- degree half circle protractor has bold large type numbers and braille dots to mark the degrees. Two braille dots mark ten-degree increments, while a single braille dot marks the five-degree increments. This protractor features a "wand," a long, flat piece which is pointed at one end and anchored on a pivot at the center of the protra

Braille / Tactile Jumbo Die

The Braille/Tactile Jumbo Die is tactile dice designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Sold individually, the over-sized die has black tactile dots. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. COLOR: White cube with black dots.

Braille And Low Vision Monopoly

Braille and Low Vision Monopoly is a tactile board game designed with large print and braille for player who are blind or have low vision. Cards are extra large in sized with braille and large print. The game board has an overlay molded on to it so players can identify all the spaces and the location of the properties. The perimeter of each game space is labeled in braille and in print. Includes braille dice, braille cards, braille boards and complete braille instructions.

Braille Basics Series For Teens And Adults

The Braille Basics Series for Teens and Adults is a braille training program designed for use by adults and students age fourteen and over who are blind or have low vision. Sold as a set or individually, the series consists of two courseware packages designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). The two packages are Braille Basics 1 For Teens and Adults: Introduction to Braille, and Braille Basics 2 for Teens and Adults: Learning the Braille Alphabet. Bot

Braille Bicycle Playing Cards

The Braille Bicycle Playing cards are Braille and Large Print playing cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a poker deck with Braille lettering and large numbers and pips, printed on professional quality Bicycle stock. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Numerals and symbols are 1.25 inches high. COLOR: Available with red or blue backs.

Braille Bingo Card

The Braille Bingo Card is a tactile game card designed to enable individuals who are blind or have low vision to participate in bingo games. The card features print numbers, raised numbers, and Braille markings. A plastic case and markers are included. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 9.25 x 7.75 inches.

Braille Bingo Card (Model Plu-276)

The Braille Bingo Card, model PLU-276, is a braille and large print game card designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The card consists of a plastic tray with printed numbers and a braille overlay with raised letters and numbers. The card comes with markers. COLOR: Tray is white with black numbers and the markers are yellow. DIMENSIONS: Numbers are 0.75 inches tall.

Braille Bookmaker

The Braille BookMaker is a portable desk-top Braille printer that produces Braille characters on both sides of the page for individuals who are blind. Commands are issued from a calculator-style keypad, and confirmed by tones so that the operator can change settings without having to print out prompts and responses in Braille. A brief comma sequence places the unit in single-sided mode, where it can become a terminal using the optional external keyboard, or generate samples for easier proofreadi

Braille Books From The Clovernook Store

Braille Books from the Clovernook Store are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Titles include A Different Kind of Hero, by Leslie Lehr Spirson; Bunnicula Strikes Again, by James Howe; City of Light, by Lauren Belfer; Elbow Room, by James Alan McPherson; In Dubious Battle, by John Steinbeck; Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B. Ross; Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, by Susan Faludi; Stress and Natural Healing; The Sacrifice, by Diane Matchec

Braille Books From The Louis Braille Center

Braille Books from the Louis Braille Center are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Titles include biographies of Louis Braille, resources for learning braille, the writings of Helen Keller, books of wisdom and inspiration, poetry, books of quotations, and books for children and teens. Books for children and teens include fables, fairy tales, and legends; Christmas books; poetry, riddles, and jokes; fiction by A.A. Milne, Beatrix Potter, Laura Numeroff

Braille Buddy

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an educational device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to transition into Braille literacy. The Braille Buddy is a 2-phase educational device aimed to assist individuals who are blind or low vision with the most difficult stages of learning Braille (e.g., reading and writing). The Braille Buddy folds down into an easy-to-hold device that expands to and includes the Braille cell and the Braille keyboard. In Stage 1,

Braille Bug Alphabet Card

The Braille Bug Alphabet Card is a braille alphabet card designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This colorful card is designed to help teach the braille alphabet. It is embossed with the braille alphabet, numbers, and commonly used punctuation. The reverse features a brief description of braille and how it is used. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 3 inches.

Braille Bulb Ornament

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable individuals to create simulated braille on ornaments. Fabric paint applied to a glass ornament creates a tactile image. Using a Simulated Braille Technique (see entry), a braille message can be added to the ornament. Required supplies include fabric paint in a variety of colors, round or bulb-shaped glass ornaments in solid colors, and a wine glass to support the bulb during decorating. Place the bulb in the wine glass to support the bulb. With fabric paint, ma

Braille Calc

Braille Calc is a Braille spreadsheet program designed for use by individuals who are blind. Available for use with Freedom Scientific braille notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see entries), this program offers the same type of cell-referencing and automatic calculation capabilities provided by computer-based spreadsheets. This program manages a spreadsheet of up to 16 columns by 64 rows (1,024 cells) with full editing and formatting capabilities. It saves

Braille Car Plate (C100138, C125125, C138138, & C163125R)

The Braille Car Plate, movels C100138, C125125, C138138 and C163125R, is a braille elevator button label designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of acrylic, this square or rectangular plate displays a floor number, a letter comination such as PH (penthouse), or a word such as "Lobby" in large characters with the braille equivalent just below the text. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 1.375 x 1 inch (model C100138), 1.25 x 1.25 inches (C125125), 1.375 x 1.375 inches (C138138), or

Braille Car Plate (Model Crsnt145125)

The Braille Car Plate, model CRSNT145125, is a braille elevator button plate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of acrylic, this plate has one side that is crescent-shaped so it fits around the side of an elevator buttons that is 1.5 inches in diameter. Each plate displays a floor number or letter combinations such as PH (penthouse) in large characters with the braille equivalent of the label just below. COLOR: Available in a variety of color combinations.

Braille Car Plate (Models C125Rnd & C138Rnd)

The Braille Car Plate, models C125RND and C138RND, is a braille elevator button plate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of acrylic, this circular plate displays a floor number or a letter comination such as PH (penthouse) in large characters with the braille equivalent just below the text. DIMENSIONS: Diameter is 1.25 inches (model C125RND) or 1.375 inches (C138RND). COLOR: Available in a variety of color combinations.

Braille Car Plate (Models Oval238138 & Oval175135)

The Braille Car Plate, models OVAL238138 and OVAL175135, is a braille elevator button label designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of acrylic, this oval plate displays a floor number, a letter combination such as PH (penthouse), or a word such as "Lobby" in large characters with the braille equivalent just beneath the text. DIMENSIONS (LxH): 2.375 x 1.125 inches (OVAL238138) or 1.75 x 1.375 inches (OVAL175135). COLOR: Available in a variety of color combinations.

Braille Cards

Braille Cards are braille greeting cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each card includes a braille graphics design and a braille message. Occasions include Anniversary, Birthday, New Born Child, Graduation, Wedding, Retirement, Easter, Father's Day, Friendship, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Sympathy, Teacher, Thank You, Thinking of You, Valentines Day, Get Well Soon, Christmas, New Years, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Grandparents Day, and Good Luck.

Braille Check Register

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with blindness or low vision to track checkbook transactions. Write transaction information such as the date and checks written, and deposits, or withdrawls made in Braille on individual file cards and file sequentially on a file box. MATERIALS: Blank file cards and file box. TOOLS: Brailler. SKILLS REQUIRED: Braille. AUTHOR: McKenna, K. TITLE: Check Out these Options (in Springboard). JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 38 no. 3, Fall 2006:

Braille Clinical Thermometer (Model 172955)

Metal tactile thermometer. Fahrenheit reading, range 94 to 108 degrees. Scale has raised dots and pointer. Push button on side of scale to lock pointer so thermometer can be read by touch. Sterilize with denatured alcohol.

Braille Code Recognition Materials: Students' Kit (Model 1-03240) & Teachers' Kit (Model 1-03250)

Braille training materials to increase speed and accuracy in recognition of contractions, word signs and short-form words in braille. The Kit provides materials for five students: Braille booklet of 5 print sets, BCR lists 1-20; print copy of Directions for BCR Lists; print booklet of BCR Exercises; braille booklet of BCR Exercises; print copy of Percentage Accurate Conversion Table; Braille Progress Charts. The Teacher's Kit consists of a 30-minute instructional cassette, 2 sets of practice/ass

Braille Connection: A Braille Reading And Writing Program For Former Print Users (Models 7-11100-00 & 5-11100-00)

Braille Connection: A Braille Reading and Writing Program for Former Print Users is a braille tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program guides adult and teenage former print readers from tactual discrimination to Grade 1 Braille, which corresponds to print, and then through Grade 2 Braille, the standard code for braille books and magazines. The instructional program is designed to be used under the supervision of a qualified braille teacher. T

Braille Contraction Sheets (Models 5-35960-00 & 7-35960-00)

Braille Contraction Sheets are pamphlets designed for use in teaching braille to individuals who are blind or have low vision. These pamphlets contain many of the common Grade 2 braille units, including contractions, word signs, short-form words, punctuation, and composition signs. OPTIONS: Available in braille (5-35960-00) or print (7-35960-00).

Braille Cookbooks From The Cookbook Of The Month Catalog

Braille Cookbooks from the Cookbook of the Month Catalog are braille cookbooks designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A total of 76 cookbooks are available. Each cookbook is one or two volumes and focuses on a particular type of food, cooking method, or regional or ethnic cuisine. OPTIONS: Purchasers may join the Cookbook of the Month Club to receive new braille cookbooks automatically.

Braille Credit Card

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille credit card to be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Braille Credit Card is a refined version of the Blind CC, but from a different designer. This card is sleek and easy to carry with dimensions similar to a regular credit card. It displays each transaction on a refreshable braille display and reconfirms it with audio feedback. It also will calculate tip amounts and currency conversion. The braille displ

Braille Datebook

The Braille DateBook is a braille notebook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This planner comes with 250 sheets of punched blank filler paper for brailling appointments or other information, together with tabbed plastic calendar pages for organizing the filler pages. The notebook's binder holds 100 pages, including calendar pages and other tabbed pages, and features a Velcro fastener, a slate pocket on the inside front cover, and a stylus pocket on the inside spin

Braille Edge 40 (Model B40K)

The Braille EDGE 40, model B40K, is a refreshable braille display with a braille keyboard and braille notetaker functions designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit's 40-cell braille display provides Braille representation of information from the screen of a computer or mobile device, and its Perkins-style keyboard allows Braille input to the same device. The unit has 2 four-way navigation keys and 8 function keys (Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Shift, Insert, Windows

Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary

The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary, compiled and edited by Koenig and Holbrook, is a braille manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume presents braille transcriptions of more than 29,000 common and not-so-common words in the English language. All listings are in conformity with the latest revisions of the braille code. Syllabic divisions are shown for words in inkprint, and a listing of prefixes and suffixes is given for all those words in which a cont

Braille Eraser Holder For Braille Writer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To attach a Braille eraser to a Braille writer. Attach a piece of self-adhesive hook-and-loop material to the Braille eraser and the corresponding piece of self-adhesive hook-and-loop material to the Braille writer immediately to the right of the handle. Attach the Braille eraser to the Braille writer using the hook-and-loop material when the eraser is not in use. TITLE: Taming the Wild Braillewriter (in Springboard). AUTHOR: West, D. and Pruim, N. JOURNAL: RE:v

Braille Express (Models 100 & 150)

The Braille Express, models 100 and 150, is a Braille printer designed to print in book format with two pages on each sheet for individuals who are visually disabled. The printers offer interpoint Braille at a rate of 100 or 150 characters per second. They both print up to 44 characters per line macimum, combine text and graphics on a single sheet, save up to 16 full groups of settings, and emboss raised print characters for tactual or visual reading. A rear panel impact control selector allows

Braille Flash Cards

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To create inexpensive Brailled flashcards for classroom or study use. Free paint sample cards are available at paint or hardware stores, and many are large enough to contain a word or short phrase in Braille. Cards for the Disney paint line are almost the size of index cards and fit in a Perkins Braillewriter. MATERIALS: Paint sample cards. TOOLS: Brailler. SKILLS REQUIRED: Braille. AUTHOR: Amato, S. TITLE: Freebie Flashcards (in Springboard). JOURNAL: RE:vi

Braille Holiday Cards

Braille Holiday Cards are braille greeting cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Three designs are available: (1) A Chrismas tree with the braille inscription, "String of Dots" printed inside; (2) a holiday wreath with the braille inscription, "The berries on this wreath are more than they may seem: for they are really dots of braille with a most important theme. Peace on Earth is the message hung upon the door; touch it with your finger and feel some peace som

Braille In

Braille In is a Braille keyboard designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Braille In connects to the keyboard port of a personal computer and requires no resident software on the computer, which allows this keyboard to work with any operating system. Braille In has eight Braille keys, a space bar, and ten function keys, and provides support for a full 102-key keyboard, including key combinations with Shift, ALT, CTRL, etc. Its ergonomic design makes long documents easier to

Braille Interpreter

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille interpreter for individuals who are blind or visually impaired who cannot read Braille. The Braille Interpreter is a single-finger glove featuring a tactile sensor, a Bluetooth headphone and interpreting software allowing individuals with sight impairments to read Braille. The index finger portion of the glove contains the tactile sensor, which is skimmed over the Braille text and sends data to a small computer housed on the ba

Braille Is Beautiful Curriculum Set

The Braille is Beautiful Curriculum Set is designed to promote braille literacy and awareness of Braille among students who are blind or have low vision as well as others in the 4th through 6th grades. It suggests a variety of learning formats including full group discussion, small work groups, fact sheets, quizzes, interactive games, and applied projects. This curriculum set includes a course discussion guide, a service learning guidebook, six slates and styluses, 30 Braille workbooks, six deck

Braille Is Beautiful Video Set

The Braille is Beautiful Video Set is a braille instruction kit designed to promote braille literacy and general awareness of Braille among students who are blind or have low vision, as well as others in the 4th through 6th grades, and their teachers and parents. This instructional set includes two videos about Braille, "Jake and the Secret Code" and "That the Blind May Read." It also includes a course instruction guide, a Braille slate and stylus for Braille writing demonstrations, and a Braill

Braille Jamb Plate (Models J500400, J400400, J350350, J325325, J300400, & J400Rnd)

The Braille Jamb Plate, models J500400, J400400, J350350, J325325, J300400 and J400RND, is a braille sign designed for use to indicate floor numbers for elevator passengers who are blind or have low vision. Each unit has a floor number or a designation such as PH (penthouse) in large print, together with the braille equivalent. The unit is placed in the elevator door jamb so that passengers can tell which floor they have reached before leaving the car. Made of acrylic, the unit comes in rectangu

Braille Keyboard For The Blind And Visually Impaired

The Braille Keyboard for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 104-key keyboard is equipped with clear braille labels that allow the original key legends to show through enabling both blind and sighted users access to the keyboard. This keyboard is ready to plug into a computer, and can be used to convert an existing computer for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It can also help those losin

Braille Label

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of Braille clothing tag for use by people who are blind or have low vision. The Braille Label provides information about clothes, simple washing instructions and textile details for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Braille Label prototype was a 2012 International Forum (iF) Design Talents entry. TITLE: Clothes Tag Get Braille! WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/10/29/clothes-tag-get-braille.

Braille Label Maker

The Braille Label Maker, model 521014, is a braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This lightweight labeler has a tactile dial with braille letters, as well as print letters for sighted use. The dial comes with markings for the complete alphabet, number signs, commonly used contractions, and many punctuation marks. OPTIONS: Three pack of 0.5-inch braille clear label. DIMENSIONS: Braille can be embossed on 0.38- or 0.5-inch wide vinyl tape

Braille Labeling Tape

Braille Labeling Tape is designed for use with the Grade 1 and Grade 2 Braille Embossers (see separate entry). Tapes for the Grade 1 Braille Embosser have model numbers BLT1 through BLT9. BLT1 is made of .013 aluminum and is $8.95 per roll. All other models up to BLT9 are $6.95 per roll. Each roll is .5 inches wide x 12 feet long. The vinyl tape is available in clear, red, green, blue, black, brown, gray, and woodgrain. Tapes for the Grade 2 Braille Embosser have model numbers BLT10 through BLT

Braille Lite Millennium (Series M20)

The Braille Lite Millennium, Series M20, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 20-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M20 features a 56K modem, e-mail capability, word processing, one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually unlimited

Braille Lite Millennium (Series M40)

The Braille Lite Millennium, series M40, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 40-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M40 features a 56K modem, e-mail capabilities, word processing, quick one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually un

Braille Literacy Curriculum

The Braille Literacy Curriculum, by Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille to students who are blind or have low vision. This manual supports the goals of the National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities. It emphasizes outcomes, presents strategies for incorporating braille into the total curriculum, and provides resources, references, and tips and techniques for making braille come alive for the student

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach, by Diane P. Wormsley with contributions by Frances Mary D'Andrea, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision and cognitive disabilities. The book is a practical resource for teachers of students challenged by learning braille through traditional methods because of additional physical or cognitive disabilities, the inability to speak English well, or difficulty in making the transition from

Braille Matching Test

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide blind students taking a Braille matching test with a method of indicating when an answer has been used. Transcribe the question and answer columns of a matching test double-spaced on the same page or, if the questions are long, on two separate pages. Beginning at the right side of the page, cut a horizontal line from the end to the beginning of each answer just below the Braille. As each student uses an answer, he/she folds it back under the paper leaving a ga

Braille New Revised Standard Version Bible & New Testament

The Braille New Revised Standard Version (NSRV) Bible and NSRV New Testament are braille Bibles designed for use by individuals who are blind. The complete New Revised Standard Version Bible is available in 36 Braille volumes, and the NRSV New Testament is available in 9 volumes.

Braille Notebooks, 3-Ring (Models 1-04320 & 1-04380-00)

Braille Notebooks, 3-Ring, are made of heavy-duty board and covered with water proof vinyl. The metal binders contain three rings for holding approximately 100 pages of braille paper. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 or 9 x 12 inches ($7.10), 11 x 11 inches ($6.50), and 11.5 x 11 inches ($6.50). COLORS: Binder colors are blue, turquoise, and green.

Braille Outline Maps (Models 1-01600-00 Through 1-01611-00)

Braille Outline Maps, models 1-01600-00 through 1-01611-00, are tactile maps designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. These maps of the United States are inexpensive and consumable, so teachers can mark them appropriately for the lessons of the day. There are ten different types of maps embossed on 80 pound braille paper. One map is of the 48 continguous states and bordering areas of Mexico and Canada. Another map is an overview map which depicts all of North America includ

Braille Paper

Braille Paper is braille paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The 100-sheet packages are available in medium, medium punched, heavy, and heavy punched. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches.

Braille Paper

The Braille Paper is desiggned for use in one-sided or interpoint Braille applications. This paper can be used with most Braille embossers. A box contains approximately 1,000 sheets of sprocket-holed, fan-folded paper. DIMENSIONS: Each sheet is 8.5 x 11 inches.

Braille Paper

Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is continuous feed braille paper with perforated detachable side panels for use in tractor-feed braille printers or embossers. It comes in two sizes, narrow (notebook size) and wide, with and without 19 hole (GBC) punch. The wide size is sold in cartons of 1,000 sheets, and the narrow size is sold in cartons of 1,500 sheets. The paper is 100 pound tag. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 11.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 11 tear-off size (12

Braille Paper (Heavy, Light, & Three-Hole Punched)

Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is available in two grades, heavy and light, and in two styles, plain and three hole punched. Both heavy and light grades are suitable for use with Perkins Braillers(see separate entries). Available styles are plain heavy grade, plain light grade, or three hole punched heavy grade. Paper is sold in reams of 500 sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 8.5 x 11 inches (all grades with or without holes) or 11 x 11.5 inches (pla

Braille Paper Pad (Model 24-0108-1)

The Braille Paper Pad, model 24-0108-1, is braille paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Sheets have three punched holes to fit the Howe Press Small Loose-Leaf Pocket Notebook (see separate entry). DIMENSIONS (LxW): 3.5 x 6 1/8 inches.

Braille Peg Board

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ---PURPOSE: To serve as an aid for teaching braille to students who are blind or visually impaired. Cut apart rubber peg mats (sold in school supply stores) to form separate six-dot braille cells. Press pegs into the appropriate holes to form braille characters. AUTHOR: Johnson, P.J. TITLE: Braille Peg Boards Are a Good Fit. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 36, No. 4, Winter 2005: p. 166. PAGES: 2 (including cover).

Braille Playing Cards (Models 2319 & 2321)

Braille playing cards. Standard size deck of cards with braille markings. Poker, Bridge, Pinochle.

Braille Poker Playing Cards

The Braille Poker Playing Cards are Braille playing cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These playing cards are standard size and have braille markings on two corners for easy identification. The cards are plastic coated with large print numbers, letters and symbols.

Braille Prescription Labels

A Braille label is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision.  It allows users to quickly gather important information about your prescription such as, Patient Name, Drug Name and Instructions.

Braille Printer (Model Bpw-32)

The Braille Printer, model BPW-32, is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer can emboss six- or eight-dot braille on a single side, or on both sides simultaneously using either the interpoint or interline method. The noise level has been reduced by using an embossing method that pushes the braille embossing pins into the paper instead of striking the paper. This embossng method also allows an entire line of braille to be printed a

Braille Printer (Model Tp-32)

The Braille Printer, model TP-32, is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The printer can emboss six-dot or eight-dot braille on one side, or on both sides simultaneously using either the interpoint or interline method. The noise level has been reduced by using an embossing method that pushes the braille embossing pins into the paper instead of striking the paper. This embossng method also allows an entire line of braille to be printed at th

Braille Proofreading Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To Enable a teacher to mark errors in Braille text for correction. To mark errors in spelling, place a vertical in the space immediately before and immediately after the word to be corrected. If the error is the omission of a word or punctuation, place two staples, one after the other, in the space between words. Bracket incorrect punctuation with two staples. This technique can also be used when grading tests with single-letter or one-word answers. Incorrect an

Braille Punch Sticker

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of Braille label maker for use by individuals who are blind or with low vision. The Braille Punch Sticker is a braille labeler that is shaped to easily fit in the hand of the user. It has braille instructions on the side, six embossing buttons in two rows of three, a cutter, a spacebar, and a push button. TITLE: Braille Punch Sticker. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/01/31/braille-punch-sticker.

Braille Rook Cards

Braille Rook Cards are braille playing cards designed for use by individuals who are blind. This is a braille version of the bidding game with 23 variations. Rook is a partnership game for four players. The deck contains 57 cards and comes with complete instructions.

Braille Salt And Pepper Set

The Braille Salt and Pepper Set is a salt shaker and pepper shaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The set includes two wooden shakers and a wooden base to keep the set together and prevent accidental spilling. Each shaker has the letter S (for salt) or P (for pepper) embossed in either Braille or large print on all four sides. The shakers are equipped with plastic stoppers in the bottom for filling. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 5 x 2 x 3 inches.

Braille Sense U2 (Model H432B)

The Braille Sense U2, model H432B, is a Braille notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable braille notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 32-cell braille display and an LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to seven tasks simultaneously. The Braille Sense U2 includes mu

Braille Sense U2 Qwerty (Model H432Q)

The Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, model H432Q, is a Braille and electronic notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a QWERTY (alphabetic) keyboard, a 32-cell braille display, and an optional LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to sev

Braille Series

The Braille Series is a Braille reading tutorial program designed for teaching braille to students who are blind or have low vision. The set includes a set of three textbooks, with Book 1 covering Grade 1 braille, Book 2 covering Grade 2 braille, and Book 3 covering advanced Grade 2 braille. OPTIONS: Each volume is available in a Braille version and a print version for sighted teachers or parents.

Braille Sheet Music

Braille Sheet Music is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These are braille editions of pop music from the print music publishing company Hal Leonard Corp. Twenty-five individual sheet music pieces are available, consisting of the piano-vocal-guitar (pvg), easy piano (ep), or piano solo (ps) versions of the following music: Forrest Gump Main Title (Feather) Theme (ep, ps); Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis) (pvg); Heart and Soul (pvg, ep, ps); Imagine (John Lenn

Braille Sight

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an eyewear system that translates images into tactile feedback for users who are blind or with low-vision. The Braille Sight uses an eyewear system that looks like glasses frames (Frame of Sight) to capture images and then translates those images into tactile images on a handheld pad shaped like the lenses (Braille Pad). TITLE: Trendy Braille Eyewear. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/02/14/trendy-braille-eyewea

Braille Signage For Atm's

Braille Signage for ATM's are braille overlays for automatic teller machine (ATM) controls designed to make ATM's accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. These overlays have both graphics and braille to indicate ATM functions. The overlays are made of heavy stainless steel to prevent corrosion and are applied to the ATM using strong adhesives to prevent vandalism. Overlays are available for the following ATM models: Diebold models 906, 910, 911, 1060 MDS, 1062, 1064, 1072, 10

Braille Signs

Braille Signs are designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These signs have pictorial symbols and/or lettering along with braille. They are made of thick, rigid plastic and have pressure-sensitive self-adhesive mounting pads. Messages and symbols include Men - Wheelchair Accessible; Women - Wheelchair Accessible; Men/Women & Wheelchair Accessible; Men/Women Restroom; Men/Women Restrooms; No Smoking; Wheelchair Accessible; Exit; Arrow (horizontal or up 45 degrees); Me

Braille Smartphone

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille smartphone for individuals who are blind or have low vision. 2011 TED Fellow and interaction design graduate of the National Institute of Design (NID) Sumit Dagar is collaborating with the IIT Delhi to create a prototype of the world's first Braille smartphone with a completely tactile display. The phone, which has yet to be officially named, has a tactile screen comprised of a grid of pins that move up and down under a soft me

Braille Sol

Braille Sol is designed for use by individuals who are blind.  Braille translation programs exist, but team Braille Sol wanted to make a haptic device that allows greater control of a phone or tablet. The Arduino Uno at the heart of the device can be connected via Bluetooth or serial port, and the pins are actuated by solenoids.

Braille Stapler

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of Braille writer that is portable and can be used anywhere by individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Braille Stapler is portable, six-button braille embosser that includes a space button and functions tab for controlling the size of the Braille. The design expedites the writing process” and the Braille need not be written and/or read in reverse. TITLE: Writing Braille Anywhere. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesig

Braille Star 40

The Braille Star 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit can function both as a braille computer display terminal and as a portable braille notetaker. With Braille Star's Scratchpad feature, users can take notes while the device is connected to a computer, or download a file from the computer or the Internet and read, edit, and save changes to it when the Braille Star is disconnected. The Scratchpad can store up to four mega

Braille Stylus: Regular, Jumbo, Reversible, & Pencil (Models 23-3101-7, 23-2901-9, 23-3101-5, & 23-3401-9)

The Regular, Jumbo, Reversible, and Pencil Braille Styluses are designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Regular Stylus (23-3001-7) is durable and easy to use. The Jumbo Stylus (23-2901-9) is designed for creating Jumbo braille with larger, more widely spaced dots that can be felt more easily by individuals with neurological impairments such as diabetic neuropathy. The Reversible Stylus (23-3101-5) has a braille stylus and Teflon braille eraser in one unit. The steel

Braille Tape

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of braille tape to be used by individuals who are blind or low-vision. Braille Tape is a sticky tape with parallel dots that can be hand punched to write a Braille message. This device allow for individuals who are blind or low vision to label items and areas within their environment. First, the user adheres a length of Braille Tape onto an object, and cuts the strip to the desired length. Next, the user presses down on protuberant dots, l

Braille Term Program

The Braille Term Program is a telecommunication program designed for use with Freedom Scientific's electronic notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Braille Lite, Type 'N Speak, or Type Lite; see separate entries). This easy-to-learn program enables the user to use a modem to dial phone numbers. Standard features include context-sensitive help, a 50-entry dialing directory, auto-redial that will dial a number until the line is free, a session logging feature that saves e-mail to a separate file to enable

Braille Trail: An Activity Book

The Braille Trail: An Activity Book, by Frances Mary D'Andrea and Anna M. Swenson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of children who are blind or have low vision. The book provides an introduction to braille with games, graphics, activities, and information on braille, assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired and are by readers of braille, and the biographies of Helen Keller and Louis Braille. The book is based on the Braille Bug, which i

Braille Transcriber's Kit: Math (Model 1-01400-00)

The Braille Transcriber's Kit: Math, model 1-04100-00, is tactile graphics set for math designed to be used by teachers of students who are blind and by transcribers of braille mathematics texts. It is a collection of embossed drawings of figures frequently occurring in elementary math textbooks, enabling transcribers to create braille math texts more quickly and easily. The master sheets included in this tactile graphics set contain five each of the following raised-line drawings: rulers, numbe

Braille Uno

Braille Uno is a tactile card game designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These cards are standard Uno cards that have Braille markings so that the game can be played by individuals who are blind, have low vision, or are sighted.

Braille Voyager 70

Braille Voyager 70 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This display is designed for use with a desktop personal computer. It has thumbkeys to assist in screen navigation, making it unnecessary for the user to repeatedly switch hands from the keyboard to the display, and thereby ensuring an ergonomic posture. Display functions can be adjusted to fit individual preferences, and it works with all major screen readers. This display comes

Braille Wave

Braille Wave is a refreshable Braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This slimline 40-character Braille display provides access to most computer operating systems, including DOS, Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000, and Linux, and features a built-in note-taking facility that can be used with or without connection to a computer. The included software enables notes taken to be transferred to Microsoft Word on a personal computer. Standard features include

Braille Wave Music System Remote

The Braille Wave Music System Remote is a Braille remote for music system designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This full-function remote control is designed for use with the Bose Wave music system or Wave music system – SoundLink. All buttons on this larger-sized remote include Braille characters embossed over printed visual symbols,. COLOR: Platinum white.

Braille World Atlas (Model 5-06000-00)

The Braille World Atlas, model 5-06000-00, is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This one-volume atlas has 37 maps with descriptions, including maps of the solar system, the seasons, continents, oceans, countries, and the regions and states of the United States.

Braille Writer Positioning Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To keep a braille writer stationary during use. On the table where the Braille writer is used, mark an area slightly larger than the dimensions of the Braille writer's base. Place rope or clothesline on three sides of the resulting shape, omitting the side nearest the user. Secure the rope/clothesline with duct tape to form a "parking space" for the Braille writer. TITLE: Taming the Wild Braillewriter (in Springboard). AUTHOR: West, D. and Pruim, N. JOURNAL: RE:

Braille+ Mobile Manager (Model 1-07450-00)

The Braille+ Mobile Manager, model 1-07450-00, is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille-input version of the Icon from LevelStar has a Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 30 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability. Features include word processing; an MP3 player; a book player that supports DAISY books and Bookshare; voice recording; an address book, clock

Braille, Large Print, & Audio Instructional Booklets From Horizons For The Blind

Braille, Large Print, and Audio Instructional Booklets from Horizons for the Blind are cookbooks and crafts guides designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each booklet includes braille and large print text and comes with an audio cassette or CD. Titles currently available include Oriental Recipes, with 18 recipes for such dishes as fried noodles, almond chicken, and fortune cookies; Baking with Mixes, with instructions for using cake, biscuit, bread, and cookie mixes, r

Braille-Labelled Diskettes

Braille Labelled Diskettes are 3.5-inch and 5.25 inch computer diskettes designed to allow people who read Braille to determine the technical specification of a diskette and to create their own labels. An enclosed user kit contains pressure sensitive labels that may be embossed with information about the diskette contents and applied to the diskette. The diskettes are packaged in boxes of ten, and the price varies according to the number of boxes ordered. COMPATABILITY: For use on all computers.

Braille-Large Print Yardstick( Model 1-03002-00)

The Braille-Large Print Yardstick is designed for individuals with low vision. This yardstick is made of durable white plastic and is drilled for hanging. It has raised-line markings along one edge in 1/4 inch increments, with braille markings every 1 inch. Black large print markings are along the opposite edge in 1/4 inch increments.

Braille-Only Rubik Cube

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of the traditional Rubik Cube toy using only Braille characters for individuals with visual impairment and/or blindness. A previous version created by a Yanko designer used textures; however, in this Braille-only version the colors are embossed and include green, blue, red, yellow, white, and pink. This device is a wonderful concept which allows users to learn Braille and/or just have a good time playing a classic game from the 1980s. TITL

Braille2000 Student Edition, Direct Entry Edition, & Document Processing Edition

Braille2000 is a braille text editor designed for the production of braille documents for individuals who are blind. Some versions also include a braille translation program. This braille text editor is compatible with ED-IT PC (see separate entry) but has additional features. It is Internet-compatible, can read and write ABT files, and can be used to read and write braille XML files and to translate XML print text into braille. The Student Edition is a braille editing tool for the beginning bra

brailleBOT

The brailleBOT, a prototype developed by the UNC-Chapel Hill 2012 Senior Design Group, is an educational, electronic toy designed to help children with visual impairments learn Braille and phonics. Also known as AlphaBraille, the brailleBOT provides both audio and tactile feedback, allowing the child to feel the textures of the full Braille alphabet while simultaneously listening to a melodic description of each character. When the child inserts one of the 26 puzzle pieces into the device, brail

Brailleconnect 12

The BrailleConnect 12 is a braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 12 refreshable Braille cells and can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA) or notetaker. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.7 x 8.1 x 13.0 centimeters.

Brailled Desk Calendar (Model 142150)

9 by 12 fiberboard loose-leaf holder with brailled calendar pages. Each page has two days and can be easily removed to braille appointments, messages and birthdays. 12 monthly separators have brailled index tabs. New year available in November.

Brailled Plastic Dice

Brailled Plastic Dice are tactile dice designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. They are made of plastic with raised dots representing numbers. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.75 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches. COLOR: White with black dots.

Braillemaster Braille Publishing Software

BrailleMaster Braille Publishing Software is a Braille software package with Braille translation programs and text editors designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. With BrailleMaster, the user can translate text to braille and send it either directly to a Braille embosser or printer or to an interim braille file; edit a file, including a braille file; print or emboss Braille from a Braille file; view the completed braille on screen; customize formatting and controls in a

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and a 32-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX32 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

BrailleNote GPS & Receiver for BrailleNote, VoiceNote, or BrailleNote PK - 8GB

BrailleNote GPS & Receiver for BrailleNote, VoiceNote, or BrailleNote PK - 8GB is intended for blind and low vision people to help with way-finding. The GPS alerts the user the names of streets, when approaching an intersection and when it’s time to take a turn. It's a software designed to guide the user with precise information about the surroundings. It is a portable device and can be used exploring by foot or the surrounding.  Allows as well as a note taking and voice recorder. 

Braillenote Pk

BrailleNote PK is a braille notetaker and personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-key braille keyboard, speech output, and an 18-cell braille display with thumb navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph. Other features include Bluetooth technology for connecting to wireless devices; USB functionality; WiFi (wireless) connectivity; Internet Explorer (version 6); and KeySoft media player. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.

Braillepen 12 Touch

BraillePen 12 Touch is a Bluetooth Braille keyboard with Braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This keyboard connects to a phone, netbook, PC or tablet. It allows the user to navigate an external device with a joystick, write SMS, browse the Internet, complete 6-key entry into a Braille translator or simply type. The user can also switch between 6-dot and 8-dot Braille entries. Notes can be edited and memos created by using ActiveTouch cursor routi

Braillepen Slim

Braille Pen Slim is a Bluetooth Braille Keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It connects to the user’s phone, notebook, PC or tablet. It allows the user to write SMS, complete a 6-key entry into a Braille translator or simply type. It is equipped with 6 Braille dot keys, 3 function keys (shift, space and control). The Shift and Control keys become dots 7 and 8 in 8-dot Braille. The BraillePen Slim works with iOS VoiceOver, Talks, BrailleBack, Mobile Acc

Brailleplace

BraillePlace is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This interpoint embosser has a print speed of 300 characters per second and is designed for use in braille publishing. It can print lines 45 characters wide using Library of Congress spacing, with 27 lines per page maximum. It connects to any computer through the parallel or serial ports, and has keypad controls with ET Speaks to vocalize controls and do other audio tasks. Braille can be printed i

Brailletouch

BrailleTouch is a braille input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a person to type words into an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch in braille rather than using the standard touchscreen keyboard. BrailleTouch features a split keyboard design based on the layout of the braille cell. Dots 1, 2, and 3 are arranged vertically on the left side while dots 4, 5, and 6 are arranged in the same way on the right side of the screen. The curr

Braillewise Signage System

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a Braille signage system to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate airline lavatories. Airplane lavatories can be challenging to navigate for any traveler, but for individuals who are blind or have low vision they can be especially difficult to navigate. Designers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed an easy to use system that helps readers of Braille know where everything is once they enter the lav

Braillewriting Dot By Dot (Models 5-17400-00 & 7-17400-00)

Braillewriting Dot by Dot is a braille writing program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This training program provides instruction in writing braille with either a braillewriter or a slate and stylus. The kit includes a Teacher's Manual with ten basic lessons in each writing method and three Beyond the Basics lessons; an Exercise Cassette with dictation exercises; an Alphabet Etc. braille reference sheet; and a Peg Slate and Big Cell teaching device for the slate

Braillex El 2D-80, Braillex El 2D-66, And Braillex El 2D-40

The Braillex EL 2D-80, Braillex EL 2D-66, and Braillex EL 2D-40 are refreshable braille displays designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Braillex EL 2D models all have a standard horizontal Braille display, which presents lines from a computer screen in Braille, together with a vertical positional display that shows the cursor's location on the computer screen. By touching a routing key built into the positional display, users can quickly move the Braille display to des

Braillex El 80, Braillex El 40 Desktop, And Braillex El 40P

The Braillex EL 80, Braillex EL 40 Desktop, and Braillex EL 40P are refreshable braille displays designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. All three models have a standard horizontal Braille display, which presents lines from a computer screen in Braille. The Braillex EL 80 has an 80-cell Braille display, and the Braillex EL 40 Desktop and Braillex EL 40P models each have a 40-cell Braille display. The Braillex EL 40 Desktop is ergonomically optimized for use with a desktop c

Braillex Tiny

The Braillex Tiny is a portable refreshable braille display designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Braillex Tiny has a 40-cell Braille display with integrated cursor-routing. Thumb-operated controls enable users to move around the screen and use computer function keys without lifting their fingers from the Braille display. When a button is pressed, the Braille display functions as a positional display showing the location of the cursor on the screen. The Braillex Tiny

Brailliant 24

Brailliant 24 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 24-cell refreshable braille display enables the user to read the screen of a computer when used with screen reader software. A copy of Window Eyes screen reader is included (see separate entry); the display also works with other screen readers. The display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth co

Brailliant 40

Brailliant 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-cell refreshable braille display enables the user to read the screen of a personal computer when the computer is loaded with a screen reader program. (A copy of the Window Eyes screen reader program is included.) The display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth connectivity or 100 hours when

Brailliant 80

Brailliant 80 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille display has 80 braille cells and can be used to read the screen of a computer that is loaded with a screen reader program. A copy of the Window Eyes screen reader is included (see separate entry). This braille display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth connectivity, or 100 hours when

Braillino

Braillino is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a 20-character braille display with two Triple Action keys and an eight-key braille keyboard. It can be used independently or connected by a docking station to the Nokia Communicator, models 9210i or 9290 (see separate entry), a cell phone / personal data assistant (PDA). When the notetaker is connected to the Communicator, the latter can be controlled using the notetaker's brail

Braillo 200

The Braillo 200 is a Braille printer that can print six and eight dot braille at 200 cells per second. A liquid crystal display indicates the page count. Operator controls include form feed, reset, and paper stop. The printer may be connected directly to a paper cutter. The page lenths and line length are both adjustable; the maximum line length is 42 characters. DIMENSIONS: 22.62 x 25.74 x 33.93 inches. WEIGHT: 320 pounds.

Braillo 400 S

The Braillo 400 S is a braille printer that can print six and eight dot braille at 400 cells per second. A liquid crystal display indicates the page count. Operator controls include form feed, reset, and paper stop. The printer may be connected directly to a paper cutter. The page lenths and line length are both adjustable; the maximum line length is 42 characters. DIMENSIONS: 48.36 x 26.13 x 39.78 inches. WEIGHT: 530 pounds.

Braillo 400 Sr Embosser

The Braillo 400 SR Embosser is a Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Braillo 400 SR Embosser reduces paper costs because it uses paper rolls up to 40 inches in diameter rather than standard continuous fanfold paper. Paper widths from four to fourteen inches are accepted. Once the paper is brailled, a built-in paper cutter cuts the paper and releases it to the stacker. When the stacker reaches its1000-sheet capacity, a sensor stops the machine so the

Braillo 440 Sw

Braillo 400 SW is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer is designed for large volume production of braille. It prints simultaneously on both sides of the paper at a rate of 440 characters per second continuous printing. It uses standard paper rolls up to one meter in diameter, and can print two or four page sheets with a maximum sheet length of 13 inches. It has a built in paper cutter and a stacking unit for handling large format braill

Brailon

Brailon is a plastic sheet for use with thermoform machines for individuals who are blind. The paper has a matte surface, and is non-toxic, moisture proof and classroom safe. It is available in regular, heavy and extra heavy thicknesses and can be three-hole and 19-hole punched. DIMENSIONS: Thickness is regular: .005 inch, thick: .008 inch and extra thick: .01 inch. Paper sizes vary from 8.5 x 11 inches to 13-7/8 x 18-5/8 inches.

Brailon Plastic, 3-Hole Punch Or 19-Hole Punch

Brailon Plastic Paper is plastic braille notebook filler paper available in 3-hole punch (no. 1-04690-00) or 19-hole punch (no. 1-04630-00). DIMENSIONS: Both the 3 and the 19-hole punch are 11.5 x 11 inches (500 sheets).

Brain Quest Braille / Large Type Edition (Models 6-17000-00, 6-17001-00 6-17002-00 & 6-17003-00,

Brain Quest Braille/Large Type Edition is a braille and large print educational game designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. Four braille/large print editions of this quiz game are available, with 1,000 questions in the areas of Science (model 6-17000-00), American History (model 6-17001-00), English (model 6-17002-00), and Geography (model 6-17003-00). Each model includes a deck of cards with questions and answers, and a score card set consisting of two reusable, brightly

Brainovi

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille and voice output navigation map for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Brainovi is a Braille navigation map that uses a combination of verbal instructions and touch display, to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired greater freedom and independence while traveling alone. All the user needs to do is "speak" his or her destination into the device and wait for a 3-D map to pop-up, allowing him or he

Brannan Cubarithm Slate & Cubes (Models 1-00320-00 & 1-00330-00)

The Brannan Cubarithm Slate, model 1-00320-00, and Cubes, model 1-00330-00, together form a tactile aid for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. The slate is a rubber frame with a 16 by 16 grid of nests that hold small plastic cubes. The cubes are numbered zero through nine in braille, with no print. Each cube represents one digit. Students can use the slate to represent arithmetic problems, including long division and multiplication of large numbers. The cubes (pi

Brigance Diagnostic Comprehensive Inventory Of Basic Skills - Student Braille Edition (Model 5-00000-00)

The Brigance Diagnostic Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills - Student Braille Edition, model 5-00000-00, is a braille assessment evaluation test designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This is a braille version of the Brigance Diagnostic Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (Green), Revised 1999, a criterion-referenced inventory designed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of children from pre-kindergarten through grade nine in selected skills areas. The skill ar

Brigance Diagnostic Inventory Of Early Development - Aph Tactile Supplement (Model 5-17681-00)

The Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development - APH Tactile Supplement, model 5-17681-00, is a set of braille and tactile test materials designed to make the Brigance Diagnostic Inventory (Yellow), Revised 1991, an assessment evaluation test, accessible to children who are blind or have low vision. The Brigance Diagnostic Inventory (Yellow), Revised 1991, is a criterion-referenced, self-directed inventory designed to assess the level of mastery of selected skills in children from birt

Brilliance Audiobooks

Brilliance Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The book list focuses on popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Books are recorded on tape, compact disc, or MP3-CD, and published at the same time as the print edition. Books are offered in a selection of categories, including children, business, classics, poetry, fiction, mystery, thrillers, suspense, romance, science fiction, fantasy, faith-based fiction and non-fiction, young adult, an

Brookestalk

BrookesTalk is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is function key driven for blind users but also provides a configurable large text window for visually impaired users and a standard visual browser so that visually impaired and sighted individuals can work together. Users can select the volume of speech output, the number of words spoken per minute, and the gender of voice. In the configurable large text window, users can choose the f

Brown Glaze Paper, 3-Hole Punch

Brown Glaze Paper, 3-hole Punch, is braille heavy-weight notebook filler paper. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches (150 sheets), 9 x 12 inches (125 sheets), 11 x 11 inches (115 sheets), or 11.5 x 11 inches (110 sheets).

Brown Slate And Stylus (Model 1-00170-00)

The Brown Slate and Stylus, no. 1-00170-00, is designed for writing Braille for individuals who are visually impaired. The slate's back can be opended to allow for reading the Braille without having to remove the paper from the frame. The slate is made of metal and features 4 lines of 28 cells each. DIMENSIONS: 8 3/8 x 2.25 inches.

Brunton Braille Compass (Model 16B)

The Brunton Braille Compass, model 16B, is a tactile compass designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The compass has a raised dial on which an arrow represents north, while east, south, and west are represented by Braille letters. Dots denote intercardinal points. The user holds the compass level for roughly 10 seconds to allow the compass card to find North, then opens the cover slowly to lock the card in place. With a finger, the user finds the graduation on the compa

Brush And Touch Stimulation Set

The Brush And Touch Stimulation Set is a tactile discrimination training kit designed for use by individuals with cognitive, vision, or neurological disabilities. Designed to offer a range of tactile experiences, the set includes a soft massage mitt, barbershop shaving brush, two big-tooth foam combs, a long-nub massage brush, a curved-handle brush, a genuine Florida sponge, a lava stone and two loofa pads.

Btc Audiobooks

BTC Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Titles include classic and contemporary Canadian writing by authors such as Stephen Leacock, W.O. Mitchell, Jane Urquhart, George Elliott Clarke, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, and Mordechai Richler. More than forty titles are currently available, encompassing readings, poetry, and dramatizations in both CD and cassette tape format.

Bump-Dots (Models 1*85333, 1*5003, 1*5020, 1*5007, & 1*85885)

Bump-Dots are tactile markers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These smooth, raised tactile dots have an adhesive back, and can be used to tactually mark appliances, computer keyboards, typewriters, etc. The adhesive will not damage product surfaces. Available types include round dots (models 1*85333, 1*5003, 1*5020, and 1*85885), square dots (model 1*5007). SIZES: Small or large. DIMENSIONS(HxW): Small, 0.085 x 0.3 inches (models 1*85333 and 1*5020); large, 0.2

Bumps

Bumps is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet. The program allows a person to learn the braille alphabet in three ways. In the Quick Reference mode, all 26 letters are displayed on the screen, with or without their equivalent English letters, and the user taps on a letter to fill the full screen. The Flash Cards mode displays braille letters randomly, and the equivalent English letter appears after a time period selected by the user. Finally,

Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary

The Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary, by Mary F. Burns, is a braille dictionary designed for use by producers of braille text for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handbook is a reference tool for checking print-to-braille and braille-to-print meanings and symbols. It provides the braille alphabet, contractions, punctuation, and signs and symbols for braille, as well as brief descriptions of rules for their use. The handbook is organized into four sections aimed at providi

Business Cards For Learning Braille

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To help a first grade Braille student learn to read and spell Braille words. To convert an unused business card to this purpose, punch a hole in the top left corner and cut off the upper right corner of the card. Then, braille and print the word to be learned on the card. Finally, attach the card to a metal ring by putting the ring through the hole in the upper left corner. The ring can be attached to the student's bookbag. TITLE: Business Cards for Learning Bra

C2 Talking Compass

The C2 Talking Compass is a hand-held compass with speech output designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The C2 speaks the four major compass points and four interim points (northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest). The user orients the compass in the desired direction, then presses a button to hear the direction. The standard version comes pre-installed with English and Spanish. The custom version can be chosen with two languages from these: Arabic, Czech, Danis

Caketalking For Sonar

CakeTalking for SONAR is a voice output music composition program designed to make SONAR, a software program used for recording music and printing scores, accessible to persons who are blind or have low vision. CakeTalking customizes the JAWS for Windows screen reader (see separate entry) so blind users can access the SONAR software. It also offers a series of tutorials for blind users in the form of electronic documents of hundreds of pages that instruct the JAWS user on all the "how to's," pro

Cal-10

The CAL-10 is a caliper audio unit designed to provide talking readouts for standard digital micrometers or calipers for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a serial interface that plugs directly into the caliper and allows for clear, concise, natural voice annunciation (male or female) in English or metric, up to the furthest decimal expansion the micrometer supplies. A simple push of the button gives you the measurement in either spoken english or spanish. All sound is encoded

Cal-Tac Notecard

CAL-tac Notecards are braille greeting cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each card has a tactile illustration with a caption in grade II braille, and space to add an individual message using a brailler, slate, typewriter, or single feed braille printer. The illustration is embossed on a soft white plastic sheet that fits into a firm card stock backing. A white envelope is also included. Designs currently available include six balloons (CONGRATULATIONS); sno

Campbell Ada Compliant Pedestrian Push Buttons (Models 200, 400, 500, 800, 900, 4 Evr 120, 1371-412, & 4960-412)

Campbell ADA Compliant Pedestrian Push Buttons are audible pedestrian control switches designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Controls include a large round button in a round or rectangular mounting plate of stainless steel, aluminum, or PVC plastic. An audible tone and LED visual signal are momentarily activated when the button is pressed. Available switches include pressure sensitive solid state (model 4 EVR 120), typical movement solid state (model 700, 800, and 900

Can-Do Cassette Player / Recorder With Sleep Switch

The Can-Do Cassette Player/Recorder with Sleep Switch is a four track cassette player designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It plays both four- and two-track cassettes and records two-track cassettes. The sleep switch turns the player off when the user falls asleep listening. The user holds the switch in one hand, and on falling asleep the user releases the switch. When not needed, the sleep switch can be deactivated. The user can listen to cassettes with or without the i

Canadian Bank Note Reader

The Canadian Bank Note Reader is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or deaf-blind or who have low vision. The Canadian Bank Note Reader recognizes all Canadian bank notes currently in circulation and those expected to be in circulation over the next few years. Output modes that may be selected by the user include tone output, vibration, and speech in either French or English. There is a volume control for speech and tone announcements as we

Cane Helper

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in learning to use a cane. This device is designed to aid mobility and orientation instructors in teaching proper cane movements without having to bend over. This device is equipped with a loop that fits loosely over the student's cane enabling the instructor to guide cane movements. To make the device, put together two or three sections (depending on the height of the instructor) of a broken folding cane. Gl

Car For The Blind

Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS, and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. He is careful to note that it is not a "self-driving" car, but a car in which a non-sighted driver can determine speed, proximity and route — and drive independently. Professor at Purdue University (2002) Dennis Hong, PhD is developing a car that can actually be driven by the blind. The aim is to integrate several computer systems, sensors, and cameras to observe the enviro

Card Chart Kit (Model 1-03550-00)

The Card Chart Kit, model 1-03550-00, is a braille flash card holder designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This product is designed to hold the 3.5 x 2 inch braille and large print flash cards sold by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), such as Expanded Dolch Word Cards, Grade 2 Braille Cards, and Math Drill Cards (see separate entries). The flash card holder is a chart board with holes for hanging and a corner cut for orientation. Up to five cards can be in

Carrying Case With Shoulder Strap (Model 1-07010-00)

Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap. Designed specifically for the 4 Track Cassette Recorder, Model 3-5194A (1-07110-00). Black vinyl casing has front pocket space for accessories and tapes; adjustable shoulder strap with movable cushioned pad; and hook/loop closures on the case and front pocket.

Cassette Circulation / Storage Container (Models 1-02620-00 & 1-02630-00)

The Cassette Circulation/Storage Container is a talking book mailing container designed for use by indivduals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This plastic container can be used to mail talking book cassettes. Models are available to hold either four (model 1-02620-00) or six (model 1-02630-00) cassettes. Snap-shut plastic straps hold the box closed. On the front there is a slot that holds an address card. The back is embossed with "Free Matter for the Blind or Handicap

Cassette Labeling Slate (Model 23-0351-9) & Cassette Labels (Model 23-4151-9)

The Cassette Labeling Slate, model 23-0351-9, is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision as a braille labeler for cassettes. This braille slate is designed for use with Cassette Labels, model 23-4151-9, which are made of clear adhesive tape. The slate has two full rows of 14 cells on the top and bottom lines. The second and third lines have two cells at each margin. Cassette Labels are sold in a package of 25 labels.

Cast In Place Replaceable Tactile Warning Surface Tile

The Cast in Place Replaceable Tactile Warning Surface Tile is a detectable warning surface designed to provide warnings of streets and other potentially dangerous areas for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a detectable warning surface with truncated domes for use in new curb ramps or new construction. It is installed by being pressed into place in freshly poured concrete. The unit may be replaced by removing the bolts and inserting a new interchangeable unit in the existing

Cast-Dwd

CAST-DWD is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The CAST-DWD panels are made from cast iron, with truncated domes to provide tactile warnings to visually impaired pedestrians. The panels can withstand rigorous conditions such as snow plows, street cleaning machines, and vehicular traffic. Panels are installed directly into wet concrete and held in the concrete by a locking device. The panels have a static coefficient or friction (slip re

Castintact 3 Tactile Warning Panel

The CASTinTACT 3 Tactile Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cementitious concrete panel is for exterior use at the bottom of curb ramps and other locations where tactile warnings are needed, such as depressed corners, raised crosswalks, raised intersections, borders of medians and islands, the edge of transit platforms, and sidewalks where railroad tracks cross. Panels can be used for both new construction and retr

Casual Talking Watch With Leather Slide-On Cuff Band

The Casual Talking Watch with Leather Slide-On Cuff Band is a voice output watch designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch has a slip-on cuff band feature that allows the user to easily put it on and take it off. The watch features large black hands and numbers, and it has a single button that causes the watch to speak the time when pushed. COLOR Gold case with tan cuff or silver case with black cuff.

Cd Dots

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide large braille dots for games, teaching activities, and bulletin boards. Use damaged, advertising, or obsolete CD disks for braille enhancement activities. Place disks on a sheet of black paper to enhance contrast and ask questions such as "How many letters can be made using only two dots?" or "How many letters can be made with four dots?" More advanced activities might include presenting a specific set of CD Dots and asking how many contractions can be made.

Cepstral Text-To-Speech (Tts) Voices

Cepstral Text-to-Speech (TTS) Voices is a voice synthesizer program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. From one to 14 synthetic voices are available for six languages (US English, UK English, Italian, Canadian French, German, and Americas Spanish) and five platforms. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple Macintosh or IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Mac OS X, Windows, Windows CE, Linux, or Solaris operating system.

Chang Tactual Diagram Kit (Model 1-03130-00)

The Chang Tactual Diagram Kit, model 1-03130-00, is a tactile map skills training kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This tactile aid enables teachers of orientation & mobility and other curricula to construct diagrams and maps using brightly colored plastic pieces that adhere to a dark felt board covered with hook and loop material. The kit includes flat geometric forms in 27 different shapes and sizes (104 total), a print instructoral guidebook, and a carryi

Chatbox 40-Xt

ChatBox 40-XT is a direct selection, scanning, and keyboard communicator designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities. This sturdy voice-output device speaks pre-recorded (digitized) or synthesized messages when the user presses buttons on its alphabetic/symbolic keyboard, which has 40 keys with 10 levels for a total of 400 messages. The device has 30 minutes of recording time, and supports single-switch, dual-switch, and joystick scanning, with auditory prompts for

Checkers

This Checkers set is a tactile boardgame designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. The checkers are square or red wood pieces for easy tactile identification. The board is plastic. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12 inches. COLOR: The squarepieces are black and the round pieces are red. The squares on the board are black and white.

Checkers/chess Set

The Checkers/Chess set is a tactile board game set designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. The checkers are square and round wood pieces for easy tactile identification. The chess pieces are distinguished by their flat or rounded tops. A dowel on the bottom of each chess piece fits into corresponding holes on the board. The set includes one plastic board. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12 inches. COLOR: The square checkers are black and the round are red. The squares on the board a

Chess

This Chess set is a tactile board game designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. The chess pieces are distinguished by their flat or rounded tops. A dowel on the bottom of each chess piece fits into corresponding holes on the plastic board. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12 inches. COLOR: The squares on the board are black and white.

Chess Set For Individuals Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of chess set for individuals who are blind or low vision to enjoy the fun, interactive experience of playing chess. The chess set is comprised of textured magnets that hold the pieces in place and indicate the direction of play. The white pieces are composed of matte steel and the black pieces are hardwood, making them identifiable by heat and texture. The magnet strength has been adjusted so the amount of “stick” will indicate what color

Child Black Eye Patch With Elastic Band

The Child Black Eye Patch With Elastic Band is an eye patch designed for use by children or small adults who are blind or have low vision or temporary visual disabilities. This patch is shaped to cover the eye and has an elastic headband to hold it in place. SIZE: (70 x 52 millimeters). COLOR: Black.

Child Talking Watch

The Child Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This watch features a round silver tone case with a white face and a Velcro band closure strap that fits all wrists. The watch speaks the time only. COLOR: The band is available in royal blue, pink, or red.

Chillingham

Chillingham is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. After receiving a desperate letter from a friend, the player travels to the village of Chillingham and begins a quest to find her, while at the same time fighting just to stay alive. A four-key interface enables the player to travel throughout the village and surrounding countryside; collect, use, combine, or give away various items; examine locations and objects; talk to people and other

Chiming Talking Calculator

The Chiming Talking Calculator is a voice-output calculator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This calculator has an eight-character visual display and speech output with a female voice. The speed and volume of the speech output can be controlled. The calculator performs math functions, including percentages. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: The plastic casing is black.

Choicemmed Oxywatch Talking Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

The ChoiceMMed OxyWatch Talking Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is a voice output oxygen monitor and pulse meter designed for use by individuals with cardiac or respiratory disabilities who are blind or have low vision. To operate the instrument, the user places a fingertip into the reader window. Large digits display oxygen saturation and pulse rates. The product has a two-color high definition OLED display that can be read from any angle and offers adjustable 10-level brightness. The monitors output

Chromevox

ChromeVox is a screen reader program for people with reading disabilities and people who are blind or have low vision. It is an extension for the Google Chrome browser. ChromeVox offers support for web technologies like HTML5, CSS and Javascript. It was designed to enable access to modern web applications (apps), including those that utilize W3C ARIA (Access to Rich Internet Applications). COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PC and similar and Apple Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft

Clarity D714 Amplified Cordless Phone

The Clarity D714 Amplified Cordless Phone is a large button, cordless, amplifier telephone with speakerphone and answering machine, designed for use by individuals with vision, hearing, or mobility disabilities. This telephone amplifies incoming sound up to 40 decibels or 20 times louder than a standard home phone. It offers 4 tone settings to customize the user's listening experience. The handset utilizes DECT 6.0 technology for clear, interference-free communication that minimizes background n

Classroom Calendar Kit (Models 1-18970-00 & 1-18973-00)

The Classroom Calendar Kit is a tactile and braille calendar designed for teaching time concepts to children who are blind or have low vision. This large wall calendar includes a raised-line grid and removable plastic labels for the year, names of the months, days of the week, and numerals one through thirty-one, as well as holiday and weather symbols. The high-contrast labels are also marked in braille. In addition to the time concepts of year, month, week, and date, the calendar can be used to

Clear Labeling Tape (Model 2892)

Clear Labeling Tape, model 2892, is braille labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This vinyl, adhesive-backed labeling tape can be used in handheld braille labelers or a braille writing slate. The clear labels can be used for labeling objects like jars, cans, and CD or DVD cases without covering up the print beneath the Braille label. The tape is available is packages containing 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, or 96 rolls. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Each roll is 144 x 0.5 inch

Clear Labeling Tape (Model 830072)

Clear Labeling Tape, model 830072, is braille labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This vinyl tape with adhesive backing can be use to emboss Braille lables. Since the tape is transparent, labels can be placed over print while allowing the print to be read through the label. The tape comes in a pack of three rolls. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 144 x 0.5 inches.

Clearreader+ And Clearreader+ Basic

The ClearReader+ is a low vision reading system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable system features user-friendly controls and uses text-to-speech and optical character recognition (OCR) technology to scan printed text and read it aloud in a matter of seconds. This lightweight unit offers four pre-selected reading voices; 42 total different voices are available in 29 languages. Audio output is provided through built-in high sound quality stereo speaker

Click Pocket Money Brailler

The Click Pocket Money Brailler is a braille labeler for paper money designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device has two metal plates embossed with the braille numbers 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. To mark paper money with braille numbers, the user places the edge of the bill between the plates and squeezes. The device comes with a chain, and fits on a key chain. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 1.5 x 3 1/8 inches.

Click Rule & Metric Click Rule

The Click Rule and Metric Click Rule are tactile and auditory measuring devices designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. They allow for quick measurements of wood and tool setups as well as for general use The Click Rule measures up to 12 inches and is accurate to 1/16 of an inch. It measures outside and inside dimensions as well as depths of holes 3/8 inches in diameter and larger. The Metric Click Rule measures up to 20 millimeters with accurate measurements of one millimeter

ClickAndGo Navigation

ClickAndGo Navigation is a patented wayfinding technology designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Accessible online and via mobile app, ClickAndGo Navigation provides detailed audio and text-based route information throughout the chosen venue - both indoors and outdoors. In addition to narrative directions, ClickAndGo Navigation provides customized low vision maps as well as real-time location support. It also features Pre-Journey Learning, which provides users with a virtual

Clock Face Sheets In Braille (Model 1-03111-00)

Clock Face Sheets in Braille, model 1-03111-00, are tactile clockfaces designed for use in teaching time reading skills to children who are blind or have low vision. Each sheet has four braille clock faces embossed on manila transcribing paper. Hands can be added to these blank clock faces. Sheets are three-hole punched and come in packs of 25. DIMENSIONS (HxW): Sheets are 11.5 x 11 inches.

Clock Face With Raised Print And Braille Numbers (Model 1-03120-00)

The Clock Face with Raised Print and Braille Numbers, model 1-03120-00, is a tactile clockface designed for teaching clock skills to children who are blind or have low vision. This tactile clockface displays time in braille and raised print, and by the position of the clock hands. Hour and minute hands of the plastic clock face are synchronized like those of mechanically driven clocks. DIMENSIONS: The clock face is 7 inches in diameter.

Clock Timer (Model 2305) & Deluxe Clock Timer (Model 2306)

Tactile timer clock and low vision timer clock. Programmable 24 hour clock timer; 2 on and off programs daily. Controls small appliances. Has keyboard entry system. AC with 9 volt battery backup. Regular clock timer has large display. Deluxe model has braille markings, cassette instructions, and a disable switch for independent setting by user.

Clozepro

ClozePro is a voice output, large print, and switch adapted testing program designed for use by students who need test-taking accomodations, including students with cognitive or learning disabilities, physical disabilities, blindness or low vision. This assessment tool enables a teacher in lower or upper elementary or secondary school to build a cloze activity from any text in any subject area. For standardized test preparation and alternate assessments, it provides the teacher with detailed inf

Cobra Braille

COBRA Braille is a voice output screen reader and braille output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output or read the information on a braille display. COBRA Braille accesses the user's computer software programs and optimizes the information on a braille display in text form. The user can switch between Braille Grade I and Grade II by pressing a button, and he or she ca

Cobra Pro

COBRA Pro is a voice output screen reader, braille output, and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output, read the information on a braille display, or see a magnified version of the display on the screen. COBRA Pro accesses the user's computer software programs and optimizes the information on a braille display in text form. The user can switch betwe

Cobra Zoom

COBRA Zoom is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output or see a magnified version of the display on the screen. COBRA Zoom runs on Unicode which makes texts in Arabic, Hebrew, and Cyrillic/Russian readable. The program also saves all personal configurations in the user's profile. TASO sliders enable the user to get an

Cocoons Overx Sunglasses & Low Vision Cocoons Overx Sunglasses

Cocoons OveRx Sunglasses are sunglasses designed for use by individuals with blindness, low vision, or neurological disabilities. Sized to fit comfortably over perscription eyeglasses, these polarized fit-over sunglassess have a Ballistic Nylon frame with Flex2Fit adjustable temples. The lightweight, wrap-around frames have a brow bar, under scoop, and polycarbonate side shields for 360-degree protection. The lenses are scratch-resistant lenses and completely shield the eyes from the sun's ultra

Color Clothes Braille Markers / Tags

The Color Clothes Braille Markers/Tags are aluminum clothing tags designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This set includes 100 small aluminum tags that can be sewn onto any piece of clothing to identify color. Designed to be used on solids, plaids, or stripes, these tags can be machine washed and dried and the name of the color is printed and Brailled on the tag.

Color Reader

Color Reader is a color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user launches the app, points the device’s camera towards an object and live video will be displayed on the screen. The user touches the screen and the app will tell the user what color he/she is touching. The device’s VoiceOver feature also allows the user to use the app when

Color Talk

Color Talk is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user positions the device on the surface of the material whose color is to be identified, and presses a button. The sensor then identifies the color and speaks the color name. Approximately 220 colors can be distinguished using 13 standard colors and qualifiers for lightness, saturation, and hue. The unit calibrates itself when used, so the correct information for each color is given. POWER: Us

Color Teller

Color Teller is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device announces all the common colors, plus many tints and shades like pink, pale blue-green, dark brown, and vivid yellow. Users can choose between two levels of color detail. The volume is adjustable and users can choose between English, French, and Spanish. The device can be operated with a single button. A "Hold" option allows the user to bring the device up to an ear before the color n

Colorino Talking Color Identifier

Colorino is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device can detect more than 150 nuances of color, announcing them in a clear voice. It is available in 20 different languages, including English and Spanish. Its light probe function can detect sources of light and differentiate between natural and artificial sources. It can be connected to other electronic devices. Other features include a hole for inserting a ribbon to carry the device around

Colortest Ii Talking Color Analyzer (Models 1-03951-00 & 1-03951-Sp)

The ColorTest II Talking Color Analyzer is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Using a clear human voice, this hand-held device announces the color of any object placed in contact with its sensitive detector. It can distinguish more than 1,000 nuances of color. About the size of a remote control, the device has a detector on one end that senses color, a built-in speaker, and three operations buttons. Depending on the settings selected, the device

Compass (Model 23-4201-2) & Tracing Wheel (Model 23-4501-5)

The Compass, model 23-4201-2, and Tracing Wheel, model 23-4501-5, are tactile drawing tools designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The compass comes with a tracing wheel to draw circles up to 5.5 inches in diameter in reverse image. The tracing wheel can be used to create outlines of pictures, patterns, diagrams, etc. in reverse image.

Complete Reading System

The Complete Reading System is a voice output optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Most functions of this OCR program can be activated by pressing a single key. When the user presses the F5 key, the program activates the scanner and recognizes the text. When the scanning is finished, the user presses the F6 key and the program starts reading. This OCR program has full talking menus, so no screen reader is required to navigate thr

Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (Model S213)

The Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (CVES), model S213, is a vocational assessment and cognitive skills evaluation system designed for use in assessing individuals who are blind or have low vision. This assessment system identifies relative strengths and weaknesses in the areas of Learning, Problem Solving & Achievement; Sensory & Motor Abilities; and Emotional-Coping & Adaptive Behavior. The system includes the Cognitive Test for the Blind (CTB), the Haptic Sensory Discri

Compu.dot

Compu-Dot is computer braille paper available in two grades for individuals who are blind. Final Edit style is 100 pound manila stock used for textbooks and thermoforming masters. It is available in standard and 19-hole punched version. Rough Draft style is 60 pound kraft stock for proofreading, editorial tasks and correspondence use. Both come boxed in 1000 sheets. DIMENSIONS: Both styles are available in 11 x 11.5 inches. Final Edit is also available in 8.5 x 11 inches.

Computer Books, Children's Books, Magazine, Newspaper

The National Braille Press Catalog lists braille books and magazines for sale. Sample titles include TAKE CHARGE: A STRATEGIC GUIDE FOR BLIND JOB SEEKERS, and OUR SPECIAL magazine, as well as SYNDICATED COLUMNISTS WEEKLY newspaper and selected children's books. Some titles are available on cassette or PortaBook (a disk containing a Grade 2 braille file that is formatted to be read easily by a braille reading device, braille notetaker, or computer with a braille display). The catalog is available

Computer Reference Cards

The Computer Reference Cards are braille computer instruction cards and reference guides. Cards are available for: WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.0, ProComm Plus 2.01, dBase IV (including 3.0 commands). One volume quick reference guides are available for Lotus 1-2-3 and MS-DOS 5.0.

Connect Four Adapted For The Visually Impaired (Model 93)

Connect Four Adapted for the Visually Impaired is a tactile game designed for use by individuals withblindness or low vision. This vertical checkers game has been adapted by adding textured rubber to the black pieces for tactual identification and ease of recognition. Players try to build a row of four checkers in any direction while blocking opponents from doing the same. A base has been added for stability and can be mounted on tabletops with a clamp. OPTIONS: C-clamp. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 8.5

Continuous Index Cards

Continuous Index Cards are index cards designed for braille paper use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These blank, continuous feed index cards are perforated and folded for machine feeding in a braille printer. Perforations between cards allow the cards to be separated after being embossed with braille. The sides of each card are also perforated to allow the sides with the tractor holes to be torn off. Cards are made of 100 pound weight tag paper, and are sold in cartons contain

Cook With Ease Cookbook

The Cook With Ease Cookbook, by Margaret Weber Martinez, is a large print and audio cookbook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each recipe uses six ingredients or fewer. The book is available in a choice of four-track cassettes or large print. The large print version is printed in 24-point type on heavy laminated paper with spiral binding; the laminated pages can be wiped in case of spills.

Coolspeech

CoolSpeech is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This text-to-speech player reads text files (.txt format), rich-text files (.rtf format), and HTML files (.html format). It can read e-mail messages, web pages, and clipboard contents aloud. It also reads words or sentences as they are typed, and converts text files into spoken WAV files. Files, URLs, and e-mails can be scheduled to be read aloud, and the program can be set to read the time and date in differen

Copy Machine Savin 880L

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow touch sensitive switches, which cannot be felt, to be usable by blind persons. A pattern of the switches, using a brailling system on a transparent overlay, is made. This allows a blind person to feel the switch locations and does not interfere with operation by a sighted person. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J J; Tindall, L W TITLE: Tools, Equipment and Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education and Employment of Hand

Corded Phone With Big Buttons And Speakerphone

This corded phone with big buttons and speakerphone is designed for the blind or visually impaired. This product has braille augmented keys with tactile numbers to make it easier to see or feel. Handset, receiver, volume control, (normal/high), large buttons, and visual ringer. Some of its features include 13 number memories, power failure protection, line powered, a hands free speakerphone, speaker volume control, ringer on/off switch. It is hearing aid compatible.

Correction Slate (Model 23-1301-3)

The Correction Slate, model 23-1301-3, is a braille correcting slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-cell, four-line slate has the same cell spacing as a Perkins Brailler (see separate entry). It is made of aluminum and comes with a braille stylus.

Covers For Braille Documents (Models 1-04010-01 & 1-04010-02)

Covers for Braille Documents are braille binders designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. They can be used to bind braille books and other braille documents. These 19-hole punched covers work with 19-ring comb binding or twin loop binding, and can be used to bind tractor-feed, manila, or Brailon 19-hole papers. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11.75 x 11 inches. The binders accept pages measuring 11.5 x 11 inches.COLORS: Royal blue (model 1-04010-01) or clear frosted (model 1-04010-02

Crafty Graphics Stencil Embossing Kit (Model 1-08844-00)

The Crafty Graphics Stencil Embossing Kit, model 1-08844-00, is a tactile drawing kit designed for creating tactile graphics for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains stencils, embossing tools, and other items needed to create tactile graphics by dry pressure embossing. The kit contains nine brass stencils, including block letters, geometric, and bold plaid stripe stencils; eight stenciling tools, including a stylus with medium and large tips, a serrated tracing w

Cranmer Abacus

The Cranmer Abacus is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The abacus has 11 rows of beads and is useful for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Each row of beads is divided into two sections, with four beads in one section representing one (1) through four (4) and a single bead in another section representing five (5). A felt backing prevents slippage of beads during calculations. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.5 x 3 x 6 inches.

Cranmer Abacus (Model 1-03150-00) & Coupler (Model 1-03160-00)

The Cranmer Abacus, model 1-03150-00 is an abacus designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a 13-rod soroban abacus with a frame made of high impact plastic and beads formed of rigid polyvinyl plastic. The Coupler, model 1-03160-00, is a cadmium plated, spring steel coupling device that can be used to link two abacuses together. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Frame measures 6 1/8 by 3 9/32 inches. Beads are approximately 5/16 inch in diameter.

Crazy Darts

Crazy Darts is an audible video game program designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. The player hears a dart panning at a random speed from left to right or from right to left, and uses the spacebar to shoot the dart. The closer the dart is to the center when the player shoots at it, the more points the player gets. When the player shoots a total of ten darts, the player is told his or her score and asked if he or she would like to play again. The maximum attainable score i

Creative Ensembles For Beginning Musicians, First Series (Print And Braille)

Creative Ensembles for Beginning Musicians, First Series, is a Braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This instructional course-curriculum is a collection of 25 trios for readers of music at the beginning level. The book follows the progression of concepts as presented in Richard Taesch's An Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, Part I (see separate entry). These trios can be played on keyboard, sung, or performed on a student's primary

Credit Card For The Blind

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic credit card/reader for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Credit Card for the Blind uses a miniature scanner and fingerprint recognition software to verify the cardholder’s fingerprint as their signature. A Braille display allows the user to read the details of the transaction, and the card's built-in speaker says the name or type of the products being bought, thus giving the user a complete account of the tr

Cricket Ball with Rattles

Cricket Ball with Rattles is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision.  This ball was designed for cricket, but is also great for baseball or just for playing catch. It consists of a hard plastic outer surface with ball-bearing rattles inside for audible tracking. It allows the user to hear where the ball is going.

Custom Braille Signs

Custom Braille Signs are tactile access and facility signs that the purchaser may have customized to include the messages they need, with or without graphics, with the Grade 2 Braille translation. Depending on the model, messages may include 1, 2, or 3 lines of 5 to 11 letters each. DIMENSIONS: 8 x 8 inches ($32), 8 x 4 inches ($23.95), 8 x 2 inches ($18.30), and 4 x 4 inches ($18.30). COLOR: White on black, brown, red, blue, or burgundy background; or black, brown, red, blue, or burgundy on whi

Custom Level Numbering With Braille (Model Rre-675)

Custom Level Numbering with Braille, model RRE-675, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Signs are custom engraved to mark the levels in a building. Each sign has a large number in raised text in the center. Below the number in Grade 2 braille are the word "level" and the number. The sign has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved top color / tactile layer and a matte finish. The sign includes permanent acrylic adhesive with removeable ba

Custom Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs-Cust)

The Custom Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS-CUST, is a custom-built personal cleansing system designed for individuals with mobility, balance, upper ectremity, or neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. The device installs on the toilet, replacing the seat. This model can be configured for the individual's special needs. The customized controls include the choice of a left or right control lever, back controls, or wired remote control. Features include an adjustable rear was

Custom Wording With Braille Sign (Model Rsme-Custom)

The Custom Wording with Braille Sign, model RSME-CUSTOM, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sign is engraved with the print word or phrase specified by the user and the braille equivalent of that word or phrase just below the print. The sign has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved top color layer, tactile symbol, Grade 2 Braille, and a matte finish. The sign can be mounted using the included permanent acrylic adhesive with remov

Customized Table

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized table with a top level for a laptop computer and a lower slide-out lockable tray for a keyboard for persons with visual impairments, diabetes, and mobility disabilities who use a manual wheelchair. The table top and tray are made from plywood with pine surrounds, and the legs are solid maple. The legs have lockable casters so the table can be easily moved and stored when not in use. The tray slides back and forth in slots on either side, and i

Cyclone Brailler

The Cyclone is a light-weight, single-sided embosser that is designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Produces characters at speeds up to 60 characters per second and is compatible with all major Braille translation programs. Produces single-sided Braille up to 45 characters per line. Embosses high-quality, single-sided Braille on continuous form, tractor feed Braille paper up to 12 inches wide. Features rear-feed paper path so paper is safely stacked behind the embosser. Come

D.I.Y. Lamp Switch For Dogs

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This DIY product is specially designed for people who use trained service dogs to help them in daily life. The problem was that the service dog could not push the button very well, therefore this lever system was the solution. Another advantage of this specific product is that it can be used by service dogs, people who use a wheelchairs and older people. MATERIALS USED: Strong wooden plates (we used multiplex) thickness: 6millimeter; surface: 1x 450mil

D.I.Y. Toy Bar/Gym

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To allow children with cortical blindness MATERIALS USED: 2 right angles, 3 opening 1 inch diameter “T” connectors, 4 right angles, 2 opening 1 inch diameter “elbow” connectors, 4 right angles, 3 opening 1 inch diameter “corner” connectors, Nine 2 foot long pieces of 1 inch diameter PVC piping**, Four 1 foot long pieces of 1 inch diameter PVC piping**, Elastic bands (typical white elastic bands, found at fabric and arts & crafts stores), Toy rings,

Darci Usb

The Darci USB is a Morse-code interface for a computer designed to provide mouthstick access for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The Darci USB also has audio feedback through a built-in speaker, making it usable by persons who are blind or have low vision. The lightweight Darci USB uses Windows keyboard drivers, and when it is plugged into a computer's USB port, the computer recognizes the device as if it were the keyboard. The Darci USB can be customized to match the user's capab

Dark Probe

The prototypes have been built: a single probe version and a double probe model. System consists of a small box with circuitry and speaker and a photosensor probe or probes at the end of a cable. Each probe also has a suction cup to hold it in place over an indicator lamp. The probe is silent when the sensed indicator lamp is on. When no light is sensed the speaker emits a constant tone. The two probe model emits two distinctive tones and has a switch to select a constant tone or a beeping tone

Darwin Reader

The Darwin Reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a cell phone or tablet computer running the Android operating system to function as a voice output electronic book reader for full-text, full-audio, and combined books and other print media in the standard DAISY 2.02 and 3.0 formats. Darwin Reader has a voice input search feature, and the user can download books directly into their device

Darwin Wallet

The Darwin Wallet is a voice output money identification program for people with blindness, low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is designed to be used with a cell phone running the Android operating system. The app uses the phone's camera to detect currency denominations for U.S., U.K., Canadian, European Union, and Australian bills. The user holds the bill in front of the phone’s camera, and then the app will analyze the image of the bill and speak its value. COMPATIBILITY: For use with a

Datahand Professional Ii Ergonomic Keyboard & Datahand Personal Edition

The Datahand Professional II Ergonomic Keyboard and DataHand Personal Edition are modified keyboard systems designed to reduce or eliminate the discomfort associated with repetitive motion conditions such as Carpal tunnel syndrome, and to increase typing productivity. Both models consist of two separate keypads, one for each hand, that plug into most computers. Each hand rests on an ergonomically shaped and padded palm support. Five keys surround each fingertip and the thumbs. The keypads have

Dazor Esd Safe Hi-Lighting Clamp Base Magnikfier

This Dazor magnifier is designed for the vision impaired. It has a highlighting effect on irregular surfaces. The clear crown-optical glass lens allows for clear and distortion-free viewing. The curve of the arm provides a total reach of 30 inches. Can be clamped on permanently to a horizontal surface.

Dect 6.0 Expandandable Digital Cordless Phone With Answering System (Models Kx-Tg9332T & Kx-Tg9333T)

The DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) 6.0 Expandable Digital Cordless Phone with Answering System is a cordless telephone with speakerphone and voice output caller identification designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In addition to talking caller ID, other voice output features include a talking alarm clock and talking battery alert. The phone has a digital answering system, speakerphone function, call block, night mode, light-up indicator, and two (

Dectalk Express

DECtalk Express is a speech synthesizer designed to provide computer speech output for people who are blind or who have low vision. This portable, external synthesizer provides human-like tones and several voice styles. This synthesizer plugs into the serial port of a computer and works in conjunction with screen access software to provide speech output of keyed input and other information displayed on the screen. The Express includes a carrying case, a detachable accessory pouch, headphones, a

Dectalk Pc

DECtalk PC is a speech synthesizer card designed to translate ASCII text files into synthesized speech output for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The synthesized speech capability of the card includes nine predefined voices with user-adjustable inflection. The rate of speech ranges from 75 to 650 words per minute. A user-modifiable dictionary enables the addition of custom vocabulary. The card plugs into the ISA slot of a personal computer and works in conjunction with screen acces

Deluxe Dressing Stick And Sock Aid, Model 2145

Deluxe Dressing Stick And Sock Aid is ideal for hip surgery clients to put on socks, stockings or other clothing. Normal hand function is necessary for fastening garter clips and manipulating socks. Garters are positioned in a way, that they release by a downward push.

Deluxe Scrabble Game: Braille Version

The Deluxe Scrabble Game: Braille Version is a braille board game designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game, adapted from the standard Scrabble game, comes with brailled tiles, a tactile game board, and instructions in braille and on audio tape. DELIVERY TIME: Usually ships within 3 business days.

Deque Undoc For Pdf

Deque UnDoc is accessible document software designed to make Portable Document Files (PDF) accessible to individuals with vision and reading disabilities. This software tool repurposes PDF documents into well-structured HTML and XML so that it can be made accessible for people with disabilities. Deque UnDoc is accessible with JAWS For Windows (see entry) and transforms embedded images into appropriate formats, such as EPS, TIF, PSD or JPEG, GIF, and PNG. This software supports tagged and untagge

Desk Board With 27 Cell Braille Slate And Large Handle Stylus

The Desk Board with 27 Cell Braille Slate and Large Handle Stylus are designed for braille writing for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 27-cell per line slate provides a stiff, flat writing surface. The board is made of durable white plastic and the slate is made of metal. A hinged clamp at the top of the board holds the paper in position. Small round pegs are mounted on the black of the slate and fit into the grooves on both sides of the board. After the first four lines of wr

Desk Slate (Model 23-1401-1)

The Desk Slate, model 23-1401-1, is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-line, 4-cell slate allows the user to write more braille on 11 by 11.5 inch paper, and is recommended for use in transcribing. It comes with a 28-line masonite board and a braille stylus. OPTIONS: Slate (23-1501-8) and board (23-1601-6) are available separately.

Desktalk

DeskTalk is a voice output computer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This desktop computer includes a preloaded screen reader program and software. The computer features an Intel Celeron one gigahertz (GhZ) processor, a 20 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, 256 megabyte (MB) random access memory (RAM), a built-in modem, speakers, and the Window Eyes Professional screen reader program (see separate entry). This package also includes the "My Office" suite, featuring word pr

Detectable Warning Panel

The Detectable Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use on pre-cast curb ramps and other locations to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The surface comes as cladding for a custom precast concrete unit available in various colors and configurations, with matching custom components. The paver is wet set into fresh concrete and mechanically anchored to the sidewalk to become part of the walking surface. The non slip surface has truncate

Detectable Warning Plate

The Detectable Warning Plate is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of cast iron, the plate is durable and adheres to concrete without wearing, pealing, cracking or delaminating. The measured coefficient of friction is 0.9. The cast iron material can withstands snow plow abuse. The unit is installed into prepared concrete with reusable lifting springs. Upon exposure to moisture, the unpainted cast iron plates forms a temporary iron

Detectashield

DetectaShield is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is composed of panels that can be integrated into paved surfaces to help visually impaired individuals detect intersections by foot or cane. It has high-traction surfaces located on both truncated domes and bands of the panel surface between the rows of domes. The domes' smooth sides increase audibility when a pedestrian's cane strikes the surface. Made from sealed concrete reinforc

Dial For Perfect Vision Glasses

Theses Dial for perfect vision glasses are designed for individuals who have a disability which affects their vision. They are strength adjustable from +0.5 to +4.5 power by rolling the dials near the hinges.

Dictionary Of Braille Problem Words

The Dictionary of Braille Problem Words is a Braille book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume identifies words that may be ambiguous or have other problems when written in contracted Grade 2 Braille. It is published in Twin Vision format with adjacent pages of ink-print and Braille, making it possible for sighted teachers and parents to use the dictionary together with students. It comes in two volumes, A-L and M-Z.

Die-Raised Aluminum Ada-Compliant Signs

The Die-Raised Aluminum ADA-Compliant Signs are tactile and braille signs designed for indoor and outdoor use at schools, institutions, mass transit stations, and other public settings. These signs are fabricated using .102-inch thick 3003 alloy H-13 anodized aluminum sheet. The copy is then die-raised to produce raised, anodized copy. The background has a baked enamel matte or wrinkle finish. OPTIONS: ADA-compliant copy with Grade 2 Braille and vandal-resistant mounting are available. COLOR: Sa

Digi-Temp (Model 1572)

The Digi-temp, model 1572, is a voice output large print thermometer designed for use with the manufacturer's Talking Sphygmomanometer (see separate entry). The digital thermometer features an extra- large display and is equipped with a cable that allows it to be plugged into the sphygmomanometer speech module. WARRANTY: Customer satisfaction is guaranteed: the unit may be returned in its original condition for a full refund within 30 days. A limited 3-year warranty applies thereafter. Repairs o

Digicite

DigiCite is a voice output digital display reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system continuously monitors and captures images of digital displays, such as alphanumeric LEDs (light emitting diodes). Whenever the display changes, it converts the display image to text and provides notification using recorded (digitized) speech or other, optional outputs. It works with telephone consoles, alarm displays, measurement devices, recording and test equipment, a

Digit-Eyes

Digit-Eyes is a bar code reading program and a voice output bar code reading program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to scan bar codes and hear the names of the items in four ways. First, the user can record his/her own audio labels by visiting the Digit-Eyes website, printing quick-response (QR) barcode labels, applying the labels to calendar dates or other items, and recording messages t

Digit-Eyes Lite

Digit-Eyes Lite is a bar code reading program and a voice output bar code reading program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to read Digit-Eyes quick-response (QR) text bar code labels and standard QR bar code labels. The user points the camera at the item he/she wants to scan, taps the “Scan” button, the application, or app, will display the text of the label on the device’s screen and the A

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-05)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-20, is a voice output module designed to offer a single pre-recorded voice, music or sound effects to products and processes for persons with low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide a recording serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various types of

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-10)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-10, is a voice output module designed to offer pre-recorded voice, sound effects or music to products and processes for persons with low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide recordings serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various types of sensors (

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-20)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-20, is a voice output module designed to offer pre-recorded voice, sound effects or music to products and processes for persons with low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide recordings serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various types of sensors (

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-30)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-30, is a voice output module designed to offer pre-recorded voices, sound effects or music to products and processes for persons who are blind or have low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide recordings serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various

Digital Clock Model (Model 1-03126-00)

The Digital Clock Model, model 1-03126-00, is a tactile teaching clock designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This teaching model of a digital clock has three rotating wheels with braille and raised numerals that may be manually adjusted to any time. This non-functioning model may be used to teach basic time concepts, contrast digital and analog clocks, or introduce travel schedules or time/distance tracking. Its housing is plastic with non-skid rubber feet. DIMENSION (Lx

Digital T87 Round Thermostat (Model Ct8775)

The Digital T87 Round Thermostat, model CT8775, is a digital thermostat designed for use by individuals with low vision. Temperature is adjusted by twisting a cover ring. As the ring is twisted, the user can feel and hear clicks that confirm the changes. The new temperature setting is registered on a large digital display. A backlight illuminates the display when a button is touched or when the dial is twisted. Heating mode is indicated by a flame icon; a snowflake indicates cooling mode. The te

Digital Talking Bible

The Digital Talking Bible is a digital talking book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The full text edition of the New International Standard Version (New Testament only) is read at the push of a button. The user presses a single button to skip back and forth through chapters and books. Each skip announces the name of the book and chapter number before reading begins. Other features include a large speaker on the front of the Bible and volume levels that can be ra

Digital Talking Indoor / Outdoor Thermometer

The Digital Talking Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer is an electronic thermometer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The unit can sit on a table or be mounted to a wall. It has two large liquid crystal displays (LCD), and reads indoor and outdoor temperatures in a true human voice when a button is pressed. It can be preset to read temperatures at a fixed time or hourly, or to give alerts for high temperatures and freezing temperatures. It also can provide the daily high and

Digital Talking Watch

The Digital Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch features a polished metal case, leather or metallic expansion band, a large speaker located on the front, and digital display. The watch also features an alarm with a choice of three sounds - a beep, rooster or cuckoo. The alarm and the current time are set by pressing buttons that are indented to ensure that once the watch is set, it will not be reset by mistake. To hea

Digital Talking Watch With Voice And Alarm

The Digital Talking Watch with Voice and Alarm is a voice output watch designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch has a digital LCD display, a plastic case with a matching band with a buckle that adjusts to fit very small to large sized wrists. All functions are controlled by buttons on the face with different shaped buttons for each function. The watch also features an alarm with a choice of two sounds: beep or cuckoo. The user can set the alarm and have the time ann

Disk Drive For Notetaker

The Disk Drive for Notetaker is a disk accessory designed to enable users of Freedom Scientific braille and electronic notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see separate entries) to save any file from a notetaker to a standard diskette. The diskettes are formatted in standard PC-compatible format and are readable by any IBM or compatible computer. The diskettes can be used for data storage or sharing or to serve as a backup of file memory for the notetaker. Thi

DIY Rubik's Cube - Blind Man's Cube - Metal Rubiks cube

DIY - Rubik's Cube - Blind Man's Cube - Metal Rubik’s is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. 

Diy Blind Rubix Cube

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself (DIY) tactile Rubik's cube for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Step 1: Remove all color stickers on a Rubik's cube except for the orange side. Tweezers may be used for for this step. Step 2: Prepare all the tactile items by cutting the items into 0.625-inch squares. Step 3: Using the hot glue gun, glue like items to each of the five available sides (i.e. glue all the green felt squares to one side of the cube) s

Diy Drill Guard

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself drill guide for an individual with low-vision. The DIY drill guide is created using an empty spool of thread or a sewing machine bobbin. First mark the spot to be drilled by making a "start hole" with an awl, nail, or ice pick. Next place the drill bit through the spool or bobbin and align the point of the bit with the start hole. With the drill in the "off" position, place the flat end of the spool or bobbin firmly against

DIY Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) for Low Vision users

The Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) is designed to enable people with low vision, or other vision impairments, to engage with their direct surroundings through vibration feedback from a range detector. 

DIY Microwave Markers with Sugru

This DIY project is for individuals who are blind and have difficulty differentiating the numbers on a microwave’s flat number pad. Use Sugru - moldable glue that turns into rubber - to create tactile markers on the pad. Mark the 1, 3, and 5 buttons with a braille number or with a Roman numeral (depending on the user’s preference) and let Sugru cure. With these tactile markers in place, the user will know where he or she is on the number pad and whether to move down or across to find the other n

DIY Talking Clock

D.I.Y. Talking Clock is a switch activated clock designed for use by individuals who have low vision or are blind.  It may also be used for individuals with limited upper extremity mobility, strength and coordination.  Users can press the switch to hear the time.

Diy Talking Shampoo Or Conditioner Bottle

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself auditory alert for a shampoo or conditioner bottle for the elderly and/or individuals with visual impairments. The bottle plays an auditory message (e.g., "shampoo" or "conditioner") when the lid is opened. The message is intended to help someone differentiate or identify bath products when in the shower or bathing. Step 1: Record a message onto a recordable greeting card. Open and close the card to check that the message h

DIY: An Accessible Overlay for a Flat Touch Screen Panel

An Accessible Overlay for a Flat Touch Screen Panel is designed for use by individuals who have low vision or are blind. The control panels on a LCD oven are sensitive to touch and make it difficult for a user to guide his/her finger across the panel without activating the very first button he/she touches. The control panel is completely flat without adequate room between buttons for braille labeling. In addition, there is no verbal feedback to alert the user of which button he/she has pressed.

Dj Propack Speech Module (Model M96)

The DJ ProPack Speech Module, model M96, is a speech synthesizer designed to put high quality speech in all Don Johnston talking software for individuals with communication disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This program includes the latest MacinTalk Pro text-to-speech software which has a complete selection of natural sounding, intelligent voices. Numbers are pronounced correctly, words are spoken in context, and many abbreviations can be understood. COMPATIBILITY: Macintosh. SYS

Do-Dots

Do-Dots, model 30080, are clear clothing markers with Braille markings that snap onto the hem, cuff, or collar of clothing to identify it. These buttons, one male and one female for snapping together, feature the braille for the clothing's design (light or dark, print, plaid, stripes or plain) on one side and one of 45 braille symbols for the color on the other. A Braille-coded key to the abbreviations accompanies each package of 100 buttons.

Dog Drinking Bowl Signalization For Visually Impaired

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist visually impaired individuals with determining if more water is needed in the water bowl for guide dogs. This solution is a balance system that is positioned under the dog’s drinking bowl. When the weight of the water in the bowl is too low a switch is turned on. This triggers a signalization unit (solar powered flashing light) that immediately draws the attention of the user and impels him/her to fill the water bowl. To make the system

Dog Feeder Automatic

Dog Feeder Automatic allows users to eliminate the need to bend and constantly fill a dog’s feed bowl.  It is designed for use by individuals with arthritis, back injury, balance/core stability, bariatric, blindness/low vision, diabetes/diabetic neuropathy, stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and vertigo. After feeding, the door drops down to protect feed from rodents and moisture. Feeds all dogs, except very large ones (70 pounds and over), for several days to a week. 

Dolphin Pen

The Dolphin Pen is an access software pen drive designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This USB pen drive device comes loaded with Dolphin computer access software, and allows users to carry the software with them and run it on any personal computer (PC) on which Dolphin Interceptor software has been installed (this software can be installed from the pen drive if it has not been previously installed on the PC). The device is available with one of four computer access p

Dominoes - Boxed Set (Model Aig11D)

Dominoes - Boxed Set, model AIG11D,are tactile dominoes designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. The set includes 28 plastic pieces. A plastic case and instructions in print and Braille are included. DIMENSIONS: EACH DOMINO is 1.9375 x 1 x 0.25 inches. COLOR: The case is black and the pieces are white with black raised dots.

Door Hanger

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable individuals to create simulated braille on ornaments or door hangers. Fabric paint applied to a precut craft foam or wooden door hanger creates a tactile image. Using a Simulated Braille Technique (see entry), a braille message can be added to the hanger. Required supplies include fabric paint in a variety of colors, wood or foam door hanger, foam shapes or other tactile pieces (numbers, letters, shapes, or designs), and a glue gun. Write a name or message on t

Doro Memoryplus 335 Locator

The Doro MemoryPlus 335 Locator is a lost item location system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or with cognitive or memory disabilities. When an item is connected to a wireless sensor and misplaced, pressing the corresponding sensor button on the remote transmitter causes the sensor emit a repeating beep to aid in locating the item. The system has a range of 90 feet and includes the remote, two key ring sensors, a key ring clip-on sensor, and a credit-card-sized

Dot & Print

Dot & Print is a dual braille / print printing system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer can produce standard ink print and six-dot braille on alternating lines. It prints at a rate of 50 characteres per second, using Hewlett-Packard inkjet technology for ink print. In addition to braille and print on alternating lines, it can also produce braille alone, standard print alone, and large print alone.

Dot Marker Collection (Models Dm1 & Dm2)

The Dot Marker Collection is a set of tactile markers designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Each set includes dots having seven different textures in sizes ranging from the size of a Braille dot to 11/16 inch. Included are cork, felt, clear vinyl, velour, spongy, transparent dome-shaped, and Braille-sized clear Locator-Dots (see separate entry). The Standard Dot Marker Collection, model DM1(shown), includes 386 dots. The Jumbo Dot Marker Collection, model DM2, in

Dot View Series Tactile Graphics Display (Model Dv-1)

The Dot View Series Tactile Graphics Display, model DV-1, is a tactile graphics display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable tactile display device converts graphical information from a computer screen into touchable images in real time. It can display all types of tactile images, including text characters, braille, magnification and reduction, scrolling, and moving images. Users can touch the image of a computer mouse in performing the click and drag o

Dot View Series Tactile Graphics Display (Model Dv-2)

The Dot View Series Tactile Graphics Display, model DV-2, is a tactile graphics display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device is capable of converting graphical information from a computer screen into touchable images in real time. It can display text characters and braille; maps, animal figures, and other line art; scanned photographs and images from digital cameras; and moving images. Operations such as click and drag with the computer mouse, scrolling,

Double Metal Spatula

The Double Metal Spatula is a spatula and tongs designed for kitchen use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of cast aluminum with high heat resistance, this product consists of two spatulas that can be attached at the base of their handles for use as barbecue tongs, or they can be detached for separate use as turners.

Double Spatula

The Double Spatula is a spatula and tongs designed for kitchen use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This utensil has two spatulas joined at the end of the end of their handles for gripping and turning food while cooking or serving.

Double Spatula

The Double Spatula is a pair of spatulas joined as tongs at the base of their respective handles for kitchen use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or have grasping disabilities. The two spatulas are joined at the handles for use as tongs, or they can be separated for use as single spatulas. The nylon, open-slotted spatulas can be used with non-stick cookware and are dishwasher safe.

Doubletalk Chipset (Models Rc8650 & Rc8660)

The DoubleTalk Chipset is a speech synthesizer designed for use in talking devices accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision, or in speaking aids for individuals with speech disabilities. Applications include talking optical character recognition systems, ATM machines, talking pagers and PDAs, GPS navigation systems, vending and ticketing machines, dial-up information systems, handheld barcode readers, security systems, and aids for individuals with speech or visual disabilities

Doubletalk Pc & Doubletalk Lt

DoubleTalk PC and DoubleTalk LT are speech synthesizer cards designed to provide computer speech output for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The DoubleTalk PC includes four types of speech synthesizers. This card does not effect the speed of the application in use, converts English or Spanish text to speech, and can play back several types of digitized speech. The device offers 11 programmable modes and user-controlled parameters such as selectable voices, translation modes, ind

Dragon Naturallyspeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition system enables hands-free operation of personal computers and permits users to speak at their normal pace. The program also permits hands-free mouse operation using MouseGrid technology. Users can create, move, edit, and format text by voice command in virtually all Windows applications, including w

Dream Dog Print And Braille Series

The Dream Dog Print and Braille Series is a series of braille books designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. These picture books come with braille overlays and a companion Sing Along Songs CD/cassette (sold separately) that stimulates key audio and mental senses to expand the storyÆs message. Two titles are available: Jerome's Jam, in which Jazz the Dream Dog helps Jerome overcome sibling jealousy; and Monsters in Your Bed ... Monsters in Your Head, in which Angie meets mon

Ds100 Series Audible Pedestrian Signal

The DS100 Series Audible Pedestrian Signal is designed to improve crosswalk safety for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This audible pedestrian signal (APS) features up to four Walk "Cuckoo" & "Peep" sound and Dynamic Proportional Volume Compensation that monitors the ambient noise level and adjusts output to ensure the audibility of the signal. Volume is normally preset to 5 decibels (dB) above ambient noise. Another feature, Sound Inhibit, allows the audible signal to be disab

Dual Channel Headsets For The Visually Impaired (Model Smh 1783-11)

The Dual Channel headset for the Visually Impaired, model SMH 1783-11, is a microphone headset designed to fit a variety of communication applications requiring the use of two channels for individuals with a visual disability. The models are designed for use by secretaries and receptionists in transcribing from dictation devices and for use by telephone operators with visual disabilities using talking terminals. It is based on the StarMate Supra headset where one channel allows the user to trans

Dual Screen Reader And Magnifier

Dual Screen Reader and Magnifier is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program combines the features of LookOUT Screen Reader and Magnus Screen Enlarger (see also separate entries). The program reads contents of the computer screen, while simultaneously magnifying everything on the screen up to 16 times. The program speaks what the user types, and reads documents, e-mails, web pages aloud. No extra

Durabak Detectable Warning Mat

The Durabak Detectable Warning Mat is a detectable warning surface designed for use as a tactile warning system for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This suface is designed to be applied to an existing surface to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is a permanent single-piece mat with truncated domes, molded in resilient rubber. The mats come pre-coated with 3 coats of Durabak, a slip-resistant, flexible polyurethane safety coating. The bottom of the

Duralast Detectable Warning Plate

The DURALAST Detectable Warning Plate is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warning of potential danger to pedestrians or transit passengers who are blind or have low vision. This surface-mounted, square or rectangular iron plate has a surface pattern of raised bumps. It is locked in place with underside bolts. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 24 x 18 inches; 24 x 24 inches; or 30 x 24 inches. COLOR: Gray.

Duralast Radial Detectable Warning Plate

The DURALAST Radial Detectable Warning Plate is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warning of potential danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The plate has a radial shape, based on a radius of either 10 or 15 feet, for use in a curb ramp. Its surface has a pattern of raised bumps. This surface-mounted iron plate is locked in place using underside bolts. It is available with no coating or powder coated. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 18.81 x 24 inches. COLOR: Gr

Duratek

Duratek tile is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of possible danger to individuals who are blind or have low vision. Applications include curb ramps and pedestrian crossings, transit platforms and bus stops, store entrances, parks and recreational areas, building access areas, and temporary ramps. These heavy duty tiles are pressure molded into rigid, solid plates with tactile surfaces using the preferred truncated dome design. Tiles are lightweight and transport

Duratek-Ci

Duratek-CI is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide warning of potential danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This detectable warning tile has a solid cast iron plate with a truncated domes design. Applications include curb ramps and pedestrian crossings, transit platforms and bus stops, store entrances, parks and recreational areas, and building access areas. Cast-in-place installation is helped by the tiles slim undercarriage. Fasteners are built into the

Duxbury Braille Translator For Windows (Dbt Win)

The Duxbury Braille Translator for Windows (DBT Win) is a Braille translation program designed to provide Braille computer output for individuals who are blind. DBT Win is also designed to help persons who are not familiar with Braille as well as professional Braille transcribers to create highly accurate Braille versions of school textbooks and other teaching materials, office memos, restaurant menus, and signs compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Features include compatibi

Duxbury Trutype Braille Fonts

Duxbury TrueType Braille Fonts designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. These fonts enable users to include simulated braille in Windows documents and in specialized applications they can be used to produce tactile braille.

Dw Dots

DW Dots is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The surface features a pattern of raised domes that can be felt by a pedestrian. The surface can be installed onsite after the walking surface is installed or cured, or it can be installed offsite in a marble, granite or paver stone prior to a tile installation. It can be installed in any spacing pattern. DW Dots are made with precise tolerances and appearance. D

Dymo Tape

Dymo Tape is braille labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This labeling tape is made of clear adhesive plastic and fits the classic Perkins Brailler. DIMENSIONS: Rolls are 0.5-inch wide x 12 feet long.

Dymo Tape Holder (Model 22-0208-3)

The Dymo Tape Holder, model 22-0208-3, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It attaches to any Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) and permits fully contracted braille to be produced on Dymo labeling tape without the necessity of using a slate and stylus. This accessory is easy to attach and features durable, all-metal construction.

E Z Fill Liquid Alarm

The E Z Fill Liquid Alarm is an audible liquid level indicator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This liquid indicator alarm is intended to prevent overflow mishaps while pouring liquids into a cup or other container. This device attaches over the lip of a cup and extends down on the inside and outside of the cup. Once the liquid reaches 1 inch from the top of the container, the device emits a buzzing sound that alerts the user to stop pouring. POWER: Uses three 1

E-Library Volume 1

E-Library Volume 1 is a digital book library designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. It includes over 1,500 complete literary works in electronic form, covering a broad spectrum of subjects and written by authors from ancient to modern times. Subject areas covered include Literature, Mystery, Biography, Religion, Children's Literature, Science, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Drama, Westerns, Family Fiction, Greek and Roman Classics, and History

E-Pill 7-Day Organizer And Reminder Medinizer Combo

The E-Pill 7-Day Organizer and Reminder Medinizer Combo is a pill organizer and voice output medication reminder system designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It may also be useful to others who need reminders about taking medications. The E-Pill 7-Day Organizer and Reminder Medinizer Combo includes a compact storage pack made of durable high quality canvas, with seven EZ-to-OPEN Medinizer pill boxes. Each pill box has a day of the week imprinted on top, and includes four

E-Text Reader

E-Text Reader is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This software reads text files aloud using Cepstral Voices. It can open and read entire files or read user-selected text within a document. An Auto Summarize feature summarizes the information in a document or selected text. Words are highlighted as they are read. Highlighting colors can be changed by clicking the mouse. The user can change voices and reading speed,

E-Text Reader Igt

E-Text Reader IGT is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program has all the features of E-Text Reader (see separate entry), together with IGT - Intergalactic Translator, a built-in document translator. The program can read electronic documents aloud using digital voices and translate them into eight different languages: French, Spanish, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese. Electronic format

E-Touch

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a walking cane with an integrated navigation system for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The E-Touch is a touch sensitive and interactive system designed to make navigating in an urban environment easier. The device features an SD card slot where an individual can load maps into the device. The E-Touch beams out guided turn-by-turn directions for the user via a wireless earpiece and tactile feedback through the triangle prot

E-Z Read Slates (Models 23-0701-5, 23-0801-3, 23-1101-7, & 23-1201-5)

E-Z Read Slates are braille slates designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These are aluminum slates with pins on the top leaf to secure the paper so that the user can read the braille without removing the paper from the slate. Available models include the ##1 E-Z Read, model 23-0701-5, a 27-cell, 4-line slate; the ##2 E-Z Read, model 23-1801-3, a 19-cell, 6-line postcard size slate; the 8 Line E-Z Read, model 23-1101-7, a 28-cell, 8-line slate; and the Jumbo E-Z Read,

Earl

Earl is a voice input, voice output and screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is powered by iSpeech, allowing a person to use his or her voice to turn an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a reading machine with voice output. The user launches the app, double taps the screen, speaks commands into the device's built-in microphone and Earl will read selected articles from over 250 newspapers, magazines and websites from

Easereader Daisy Player

The EaseReader DAISY Player is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program enables publishers of audio e-books to deliver text and audio content that is protected from unauthorized copying, viewing, or editing of the source text. Content published using this program can be played back on DAISY-format playback devices, but cannot be copied, edited, or distributed in other formats. When content is viewed in applications such a

Easy Threading Needles

Easy Threading Needles are easy thread sewing needles designed for use by persons with limited dexterity, or who are blind or have low vision. The metallic needle's square eye is easier to thread than standard needle eyes. DIMENSIONS: 0.5 inches long.

Echolocation Training Game

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an echolocation trainer for children and adults who are blind or have low vision. Echolocation is a method by which humans and some type of animals (such as bats and dolphins) can navigate their environment by making sounds and determining the location of objects based on the echos of that sound. The Echolocation Trainer was designed as a learning game for parents with children who have visual disabilities. The game can assist in develop

Eclipsereader

The eClipseReader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software plays text documents and DAISY format digital talking books. It has a talking user interface that can be customized for keyboard operation or a simple graphic interface for users with low vision. The software is screen reader compatible. Volume and speed controls are selectable via a hot key or tool bar. The software allows chapter, page, heading, and phrase

Ed-It Pc

ED-IT PC is a braille text editor and braille translation program designed for use by individuals who are blind. This program is a production tool for braille transcribers. It is a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) braille editing system that allows a braille transcriber to input and edit braille documents. Input can come from the keyboard in a six-key braille writer-style input mode, or from text files via an automatic print-to-braille translator. When the direct-input mode is used (six-

Effective Use Of Objects: A Process Centered Intervention (Model 7-35500-00)

Effective Use of Objects: A Process Centered Intervention, model 7-35500-00, is a problem solving program designed for use by parents and professionals teaching problem solving skills to children with cognitive or learning disabilities who are blind or have low vision. This program helps individuals develop task-oriented behavior that is self-regulating. It focuses on the kinds of problem solving skills that encourage the functional use of objects. The first section stresses task orientation and

Elba - Braillex El Braille Assistant

The Braillex EL Braille Assistant (ELBA) is a Braille notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The ELBA features a built-in modem and software providing full Internet and e-mail access. Also included are a word processor, day-planner, scientific calculator, MP3 player, spreadsheet program, database program, and Braille translation program. It uses the Linux operating system. The ELBA has 16 megabytes (MB) of non-volatile flash memory and 32 MB RAM, allowing storage

Electrical Room Sign With Braille (Model Rre-945)

The Electrical Room Sign with Braille, model RRE-945, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign features a stylized drawing of a bolt of lightning, with an arrow point at the end, above the phrase, "Electrical Room," in raised text with the Grade II braille equivalent of that phrase printed just below the text. The sign provides visual, tactile and Grade 2 Braille information. It has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved top color /

Emacspeak

Emacspeak is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program provides voice output for the Emacs desktop that runs on UNIX and Linux operating systems. Voice output is provided for built-in Emacs functions, including its text editor, e-mail application, calendar/appointment program, cd-player, and games, as well as for additional applications that can be added to Emacs, such as Web browsers, the LaTeX text editor, mp3 players, and others. The

Embossables

Embossables are Braille labeling sheets designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Embossables are designed to be brailled using a Braille embosser or printer. They are made of plastic with an adhesive backing. After brailling, labels can be cut to the desired size, then pressed onto any smooth surface of plastic, metal or painted wood. Embossables are sold in packages of 50 continuous sheets and boxes of 500 continuous sheets. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches.

Embrace Tactile Electric Shaver

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic tactile shaver for individuals with low vision or are blind. The Embrace electric shaver utilizes an ergonomic design positioning the three shaving heads within the hands of the user in the form of a glove-like device allowing for tactile feedback and increased pressure sensitivity, reducing the negative impact of getting repeated shaving of the skin. An adjustable sensor also measures the smoothness of the area so the perf

Emfuse Color Braille Station

The EmFuse Color Braille Station is a dual Braille/print printing system designed for use in the production of print and Braille books and documents. This unit can print 1200 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) in full color while embossing up to 400 Braille cells per second (cps). It prints double-sided with ink and Braille, and can emboss Braille in 8 different dot heights for high-resolution tactile graphics. It holds 2,350 pages up to 12x18 inches and can be reloaded while printing. It works with bra

English Braille American Edition 1994 On Cd-Rom For Windows

English Braille American Edition 1994 on CD-ROM for Windows is a manual for teaching braille designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD-ROM edition contains the complete text of the literary braille code manual published by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), including all the print and braille examples, and all the latest officially published updates. This CD-ROM allows both sighted and blind users to access the manual interactively on a personal computer, wit

English Talking Dictionary

The English Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This dictionary is designed to work with screen readers and screen magnifiers and contains over 250,000 words and phrases, including jargon and proper nouns such as geographic locations and historical persons. It reads the definition of a word to the user as well as how to use it in a sentence. This program also highlights

English Talking Dictionary For Ipad

The English Talking Dictionary for iPad is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This application (or "app") is designed to work with the iPad's accessibility features. It contains over 250,000 words and phrases, including jargon and proper nouns such as geographic locations and historical persons. Also known as the Ultimate Talking Dictionary, this app reads the definition of a word to the use

Entrance Sign With Braille (Model Rre-185)

The Entrance Sign with Braille, model RRE-185, is a braille and tactile access sign designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury, or who are blind or have low vision. The sign features the International Access Symbol, a stylized drawing of a figure seated in a wheelchair, above the word, "Entrance," in raised text with the Grade II braille equivalent of that word printed just below the text. An arrow above the figure points to the left. The

Eraser For Brailler

The Eraser for Brailler, model 13159, is a wooden braille eraser made specifically for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entry).

Eslate Disabled Access Unit (Model Dau 5000)

The eSlate Disabled Access Unit, model DAU 5000, is a voice output and switch-accessible voting machine designed for use by voters who are blind or have low vision or who have severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. This voting machine has interfaces for head movement and sip and puff switches, which enable individuals with severe physical disabilities to cast their ballot using only head movement or their breath. An audio ballot reader includes audible signals that provide confirmation

Essential Straight Blind Cane (Model W1310)

The Essential Blind Cane, model W1310, is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cane has a hook-style handle. DIMENSIONS: 40 inches long. COLOR: White with red tip.

Essential Straight Blind Cane (Model W1311)

The Essential Folding Aluminum Blind Cane, model W1311, is a folding travel cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cane collapses into four sections and has a straight rubber handle with an attatched wrist loop. DIMENSIONS: 50 inches long. COLOR: Aluminum shaft with a black handle and a red tip.

Esys 12

The Esys 12 is a braille notetaker, braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable unit has 12 braille cells with 12 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 12 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user can type notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), or notetaker. The user can

Esys 24

The Esys 24 (also known as the esys24) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 24 braille cells with 24 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 24 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can also be used to send and

Esys 40

The Esys 40 (also known as esys40) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have vision. This portable unit has a large display with 40 braille cells with 40 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The esys40 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can be used to read and

Esys 64

The Esys 64 (also know as the esys64) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 64 braille cells with 64 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 64 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via

Esys 80

The Esys 80 (also known as the esys80) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 80 braille cells with 80 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 80 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station or

Esyslight

The esysLight is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 40 braille cells with 40 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It can be used independently or connected to another device via Bluetooth or mini USB. The esysLight can be connected to a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), or personal computer (PC) to read text messages and Internet content. The two navigation joysticks and four n

Esytime

The esyTime is self contained computer with a refreshable braille display and a braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 32-character braille display with 32 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a 10-key braille keyboard. The device has two joysticks and eight function keys located left and right of the display. The user can use the optical sensors and tactile finger movements to advance/reverse the braille lin

Et Braille Printer

The ET Braille Printer is a desktop interpoint printer designed for printing on both sides of the paper at higher speeds for individuals with visual disabilities. The ET is an improved version of the Juliet (see separate entry) with a 40 character line and a speed of 60 characters per second. It will accept paper weighing from 20 to 100 pounds and prints on either one or both sides of the paper. Other features include high resolution graphics and a multi-copy buffer, which will print a 30 page d

Eti-Eloquence

ETI-Eloquence is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by product designers to provide speech output for individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program supports speaking rate modifications with no loss in speech quality. It has a fast execution speed and low memory requirements. Memory size is independent of the number of voices used, so the software can be used to create a multi-voice speech application without additional memory resources. The progra

Evaluation Profile Analysis & Reporting System (Model S148)

The Evaluation Profile Analysis & Reporting System (EPARS), model S148, is a vocational skills assessment program designed for use in assessing individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program provides a computerized interpretation of vocational functioning. It identifies individual strengths and needs, estimates appropriate vocational and residential placement levels, and can generate an individualized evaluation report. The program comes with one package of EPARS Data Sheets.

Evas Dell Xtra Series Latitude Notebook

The EVAS Dell Xtra Series Latitude Notebook is a notebook computer designed for users who are blind, deaf, or hard of hearing, or who have learning disabilities, low vision, or physical disabilities. This is an adapted version of the Latitude D600 Pentium IV notebook computer from Dell. The computer comes fully supplied with peripherals and configured for a specific disability, including low vision, blindness, deafness, literacy disabilities, or physical disabilities. OPTIONS: Hard drive or memo

Eve For Windows

EVE (Etrek's Vocal Eyes) for Windows is a screen reader program with voice output designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It reads text in English or Korean, including Chinese characters with Korean pronunciation. Reading modes include full text, word, paragraph, and block unit. Speech speed, volume, and pitch can be controlled by the user. The program shows the current window status by reading the title and status bar and scanning the window. It offers a button list fo

Everest Acoustic Hood (Model 71000)

The Everest Acoustic Hood is a noise reducation shield for the Everest Braille Embosser (see separate entry), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Hood is a single-compartment table-top cabinet with transparent doors in front. When used with the Everest printer, the Everest Acoustic Hood reduces noise to 60 decibels (dB) or less, allowing the printer to be used in a standard work environment.

Everest Braille Embosser (Model 70010)

The Everest Braille Embosser, model 70010, is a Braille printer designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. The Everest is a double- and single-sided Braille printer that uses cut sheet card-stock paper of the sort that is available off-the-shelf in office supply stores. Keys are labeled in ink and in Braille, and provide voice confirmation when pressed. The Everest will print Braille with dot distances of 1.6, 2.0, and 2.6 millimeters, and it will print tactile graphics images creat

Exit Ada Sign

The Exit ADA Sign is a braille sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The sign shows a pictogram of a figure running out a door, with the word Exit in sans serif lettering and braille. The sign is made of high impact styrene with a non-glare surface and can be used outdoors or indoors. Double-faced adhesive tape is included on back for mounting. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 6 inches. Signs are 1/8 inch thick with 0.5-inch radius corners. Pictograms, borders, letterin

Exit Sign & Exit Route Sign (Models Caext69 & Caexrt4534)

The Exit Sign, model CAEXT69, and the Exit Route Sign, model CAEXRT4534, are braille and tactile signs designed for use to mark exits in a way that can be read by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each sign has tactile raised letters and/or symbols with Grade II Braille. Both models are rectangular in shape. The Exit Sign (CAEXT69) has a stylized human figure running towards a door above the word "EXIT." The Exit Route Sign (CAEXRT4534) has only the words "EXIT ROUTE." Signs come wit

Exit Sign With Braille (Model Rre-655)

The Exit Sign with Braille, model RRE-655, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign features the word "Exit" in raised print with the Grade II braille equivalent just below the print. It has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved, .03125-inch top color and tactile layer and a matte finish for improved visibility. Each sign includes permanent adhesive tape with removable backing for mounting. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 4 x 6 inches. COLOR: Ava

Expanded Dolch Word Cards (Model 1-03560-00)

Expanded Dolch Word Cards, model 1-03560-00, are braille language flash cards designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. These braille flash cards have words on both sides in braille and print, with one side featuring grade 1 braille and the other side featuring grade 2 braille. A corner cut provides orientation. Words include pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and common verbs. Some cards feature a drawing corresponding to the word. The cards can be used by a

Express One

Express One is a single-message communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. This unit has an extra-large, touch-sensitive area with a pocket to accommodate photos. It can be wall mounted as a talking sign or used as a table top communicator. Touching the picture or the play button on the durable, lightweight unit activates speech. Recording time is 10 seconds. DIMENSIONS: Touch sensitive area is 5 x 7 inches.

Extra Jumbo Braille Labeler

The Extra Jumbo Braille Labeler is a labeler designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is ideal for individuals who would like to learn braille but are unable to read standard jumbo Braille due to nueropathy, circulatory problems, or advanced age. This slate is well suited for labeling of card files for phoen numbers and addresses, or it can be used with dymotape, braille paper or index cards. The Labeler is used with a standard or jumbo stylus (not included).

Extreme Reader (Model Er-1)

Extreme Reader, model ER-1, is an optical character recognition (OCR) device designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This device is a stand-alone OCR system designed to convert printed text and text stored on compact disks (CDs) or floppy diskettes to audible speech, large screen magnification (television or monitor required, but not included), a transportable electronic file format, or braille. Features include navigation capability, internal speakers, four-button

Extreme Reader (Model Xr-10)

Extreme Reader, model XR-10, is an optical character recognition (OCR) device designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision or other print disabilities. This stand-alone OCR system converts printed text and text stored on compact disks (CDs) or floppy diskettes to audible speech, large screen magnification (video monitor or TV with VGA Adapter required, but not included), a transportable electronic file format, or braille. This model is a storage reader that reads up to 20 books (

Eye 21

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a visual assistance system similar to sonar technology that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to be aware of their surroundings through the use of sound. Developed by the engineers from the Research Center for Graphic Technologies at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the EYE 21 consists of a pair of sunglasses with two built-in micro-video cameras, a computer, and a pair of headphones. The cameras analyze

Eye Drop Guide

The Eye Drop Guide is a liquid medication guide designed to enable individuals who are blind or have low vision to self-administer eye drops. The user places the guide around the eye drop bottle, then holds the guide against the eye for perfect alignment. The guide is made of soft plastic and conforms to the contours of the face.

Eye Dropper

The Eye Dropper is a grasping aid and liquid medication guide designed to enable users with weak upper body strength, manual dexterity, or spasticity to apply eye drops with a standard eye dropper bottle. The device is a metal clamp consisting of machined aluminum, steel tubing, and plastic. The user places the eye dropper bottle in the holder at the top, then grasps the device by the two long handles at the bottom. The device is then raised up to the head, with the bottle positioned over the ey

Eye Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of cane that only uses light and ultrasonic sensors to guide individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane. It consists of just a handle that is comparable in size to a flashlight. The Eye Stick uses light rays and ultrasonic sensors to identify obstacles and determine distances to help individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate their surroundings safely as they would with a cane. T

Eye Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype enhancing the traditional red and white stick used by individuals with visual impairments. The Eye Stick is designed as a practical solution for commuters with visual impairments. Fitted with a sensor lens toward the bottom part of the stick, the Eye Stick picks up location bearings such as nearing a staircase or traffic lights. The Eye Stick then sends feedback to the user via vibrations, communicating a scenario of the environment so that

Eye-C

The Eye-C is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. The Eye-C magnifier features a 4.3-inch widescreen TFT (thin film transistor) LCD (liquid crystal display) screen with freeze frame and anti-blur technology. It has five levels of magnification from 1.5 times to 17 times and seven color modes - true color, black and white, white on black, blue on yellow, yellow on blue, blue on white, and yellow on black. The user holds the Eye-C over the content to be viewe

Eye-Pal

The Eye-Pal is an optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind. This portable USB scanner/reader connects to a computer and instantly converts printed material into speech, text files, or refreshable Braille (when used with a Braille display from manufacturers such as Freedom Scientific, Optelec, or Handytech). The unit has two lightweight legs that pivot into an L-shaped arrangement from their compact carrying position. This securely supports

Eye-Pal Ace Plus

Eye-Pal Ace is designed for use by individuals with low vision or who have difficulty reading printed text. Eye-Pal Ace incorporates ABiSee’s AudioMinder technology. Thus, allowing it to assist the user with their daily scheduling needs. Cameras, controls and a screen are integrated into a single convenient unit.

Eye-Pal Solo

The Eye-Pal SOLO is a voice output reading machine and optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This motion activated optical character recognition device reads from a book, newspaper, or other printed material automatically after the material is placed face down on the unit's scanner. Reading stops when the material is removed. When a hand is waved near the reading material, the reading pauses; when the hand passes again, the readin

Eye-Scan

The Eye-Scan is a voice output reading machine designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Scan scans text or numbers or numbers on paper placed on its flatbed scanner, reads the text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 10 to 12 seconds in a clear female or male voice. The volume is adjustable using a control wheel on the base of the unit. The Eye-Scan recognizes paper currency so it m

Eye-Scan Low Vision

The Eye-Scan Low Vision is a voice output reading machine and video magnifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Scan Low Vision scans text or numbers or numbers on paper placed on its flatbed scanner, reads the text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 10 to 12 seconds in a clear female or male voice. The volume is adjustable using a control wheel on the base of the unit. The

Eye-Scan Plus

The Eye-Scan Plus is a voice output reading machine designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Scan Plus scans text or numbers or numbers on paper placed on its flatbed scanner, reads the text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, and speaks the text aloud. It can store up to 20 pages of scanned text, and it has a USB port to allow text to be stored on a flash drive. The unit starts reading the document within 10 to 12 seconds in a clear female or male voi

Eye-Scan Ultimate

The Eye-Scan Ultimate is a voice output reading machine designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Scan Ultimate scans text or numbers or numbers on paper placed on its flatbed scanner, reads the text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 10 to 12 seconds in a clear female or male voice. It has an unlimited capacity to store scanned text, and it can import and export MP3 media files. A

Eye-Snap

The Eye-Snap is a voice output reading machine designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Snap scans text or numbers or numbers on paper, including open books, placed on its flatbed below a camera mounted on an arm extending above the base unit. It then reads the scanned text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 4 seconds in a clear female or male voice. The volume is adjustable using a

Eye-Snap Low Vision

The Eye-Snap Low Vision is a voice output reading machine and video magnifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Snap Low Vision scans text or numbers or numbers on paper, including open books, placed on its flatbed below a camera mounted on an arm extending above the base unit. It then reads the scanned text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 4 seconds in a clear female or m

Eye-Snap Plus

The Eye-Snap Plus is a voice output reading machine designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Snap Plus scans text or numbers or numbers on paper, including open books, placed on its flatbed below a camera mounted on an arm extending above the base unit. It then reads the scanned text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 4 seconds in a clear female or male voice. It can store up to 20

Eye-Snap Ultimate

The Eye-Snap Ultimate is a voice output reading machine designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Snap Ultimate scans text or numbers or numbers on paper, including open books, placed on its flatbed below a camera mounted on an arm extending above the base unit. It then reads the scanned text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 4 seconds in a clear female or male voice. The volume is

Eyemusic

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a sensory substitution device that employs pleasant musical scales to convey visual information for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created EyeMusic, which allows users who are blind or have low vision to "see" by assigning sounds to images. EyeMusic consists of a pair of glasses with an attached video camera, which is wired to a pair of headphones. The headphon

Eyenote

EyeNote is a voice output and vibrating money identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application image recognition technology and a device's integrated camera to recognize bank notes and communicate their value to the user either verbally or through audible pulses. All current circulating Federal Reserve notes (U.S. paper currency) from 1996 forward can be recognized by the app, including $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. In Spoken

Eyering

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to identify objects and read text. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a camera-equipped ring, EyeRing, that can identify objects and read text, transmitting the information to the user audibly. The EyeRing is a finger-worn device that the user points at an object, takes a photo, and hear voice feedback describing the object that the ring is f

Eyes-Free Shell

Eyes-Free Shell is an audible screen navigation, voice output dialing and screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns an Android device into an eyes-free communication device and provides one-touch access to applications and mini-apps built into Eyes-Free Shell. The user interacts with the touch screen to check status information, launch applications, and direct dial or message a contact. The main screen has seven widget

Ez Magnibar Reading Bar Magnifier With Red Tracker Line -- 6 Inches

The Magnibar with Red Tracker Line is designed to be used as a magnifier, a placeholder, or a paper weight. Its design is to help those individuals with blind or low vision. It also would help persons with a disability that affects the ability to scan because this magnifying ruler has a red tracker line on it meant to be a placeholder. Uses 1.5x magnification.

Ez Magnibar Reading Bar Magnifier With Red Tracker Line -- 9 Inches

The EZ Magnibar with Red Tracker Line is designed to be used as a magnifier, a placeholder, or a paper weight. Its design is to help those individuals with blind or low vision. It also would help users with a disability that affects the ability to scan as this magnifying ruler has a red tracker line on it meant to be a placeholder. Uses 1.5x magnification.

Ez Test Battery Tester (Models 1-03968-00 & 1-03969-00)

The EZ Test Battery Testeris an audible or audible and vibrating battery tester designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or who have low vision. The tester is available in an audible version (model 1-03968-00) that reports battery status by beeps, and an audible/tactile version (model 1-03969-00) that reports battery status by vibrations and beeps. A flexible testing wire allows for testing of 1.5-volt batteries, including AAA, AA, C, and D batteries. Also included are two con

Ez Warm Wash Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs130)

The EZ WarmWash Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS130, is a personal cleansing system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurologogical, mobility, or balance disabilities, or arthritis or spinal cord injury. The unit installs under the existing toilet seat and the control unit can be placed on the left or right or moved aside to accomodate certain bathroom wheelchairs. Features include a temperature-controlled rear wash and adjustable water pressure. The device uses the existing

Ez Wash Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs105)

The EZ Wash Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS105, is a personal sleansing system designed for use by individuals with mobility, balance, upper extremity, or neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury, or arthritis. The unit installs under the existing toilet seat, requires no electricity, and connects directly to existing plumbing. Features include natural water rear wash and a turn-dial water pressure control. WARRANTY: A two-year warranty is standard with an optional two-year extended wa

Ez-Form Thermoform Duplicating Machine

The EZ-Form Thermoform Duplicating Machine is a copy machine for producing tactile relief images for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device will copy any brailled or embossed original by means of a vacuum forming process. The original is placed in the unit, a sheet of Brailon (see separate entry) is placed over the original and secured, the heating unit is pulled into position which starts the automatic timer. The vacuum pump starts automatically to produce a copy. Originals mu

Ez-Set Tile

The EZ Set Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warnings of danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This heavy duty replaceable cast-in-place detectable warning tile is a double-reinforced polymer concrete composite with a stainless steel anchoring system,. It is an all season product that can be used in high wear conditions such as transit platforms or shopping cart areas. The tile installs in concrete, and it has a flat bottom surface to elim

Family Restroom Sign Ada

The Family Restroom Sign ADA is a braille wheelchair access sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision or mobility disabilities. The sign has the international disability symbol, a pictogram of a man and a woman holding a child by the hand, and the words "Family Restroom" in sans serif letters and braille. The sign is made of high impact styrene with a non-glare surface, and can be used outdoors or indoors. It comes with double-faced adhesive tape on back for mount

Feel 'n Peel Sticker Kit (Model 1-08843-00)

The Feel 'N Peel Sticker Kit, model 1-08843-00, is a set of tactile, braille, and large print labels designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The kit includes more than 2,300 stickers, including more than 1,200 point symbol stickers, more than 200 smiley/frowny face stickers, 200 reward statement stickers, and more than 600 braille/print alphabet stickers. The stickers come in sheets, and are made of durable plastic in bright, translucent colors. They can be used by teac

Feelor Touch The Color

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a color pencil set with specialized character-forms on the head as a teaching aid for young children with low-vision and/or blindness. Because young children are able to grasp concepts of shapes better than mere words or Braille, creating a pencil for the color red that has an apple shape on the head allows the child to color by association to real-life objects. Each color in the set has a retractable led pencil with a button on its side

Find The Buttons

Find the Buttons is a computer instruction program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This audible button program teaches users about the computer graphical user interface (GUI) by providing audible feedback for the movements of the mouse. The program offers ten sizable and movable on-screen buttons, each of which has its own individual audible tone. As the user leaves a button, another sound is heard. When the mouse is in the margin where there are no buttons, a d

Fine Motor Development Materials: Twist, Turn And Learn (Model 1-08420-00) & Teacher's Guidebook (Model 7-40400-00)

Fine Motor Development Materials: Twist, Turn, and Learn, model 1-08420-00, is a fine motor training kit designed for use by infants who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains eight specially designed modules to attract child's attention with bright colors and ringing bells. For assisting young visually impaired and multihandicapped children in developing and refining fine motor functions. These items help develop skills like reaching-grasping, raking or whole hand use, pincer grasp, wri

Finger Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a combination finger reader with a wireless speaker using Bluetooth technology for individuals who are blind or have low vision for shopping at grocery stores and other retail establishments. The Finger Reader has two components, a finger-worn device and Bluetooth headset. The reader scans a product bar code and/or Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and then communicates information about the product audibly through the Bluetooth

Finger-mounted reading device for the blind

Finger-mounted reading device for the blind is designed for use by individuals who have low vision or are blind. Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback — either tactile or audible — that guides the user’s finger along a line of text, and the system generates the corresponding audio in real time.

Fire Exit Sign With Braille (Model Rre-275)

The Fire Exit Sign with Braille, model RRE-275, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign features a human figure moving away from a flame, in the direction indicated by a pointing arrow. Below is the phrase, "Fire Exit," in raised text with the Grade II braille equivalent of that phrase printed just below the text. The sign provides visual, tactile and Grade 2 Braille information. It is available in standard or metallic acrylic with

First Aid Sign With Braille (Model Rsme-350 & Rsme-350-Sym)

The First Aid Sign with Braille, models RSME-350 and RSME-350-SYM, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign has the phrase, "First Aid," in raised print. The Grade II braille equivalent is located just below the text. In model RSME-350-SYM signs, there is a first aid symbol (a Swiss-style cross) to the right of the words; in RSME-350, the words appear without a symbol. The sign has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved top color lay

Fishburne Alphabet For The Blind

The Fishburne Alphabet for the Blind is large print embossed labels designed for use by individuals who are blind and not able to read braille. Embossed sequence of dots and dashes form alphabetical characters and numbers. Training aids include a plastic sheet with embossed alphabet and guide lines, a metal slate with embossed single characters mounted on magnets, and series of three audio cassettes with lessons on use of the alphabet, embosser, and tape cutter. The letter embosser creates label

Five Function Activity Center (Model 510)

The Five Function Activity Center, model 510, is a sensory busy box designed for somatosensory stimulation for individuals with physical, cognitive, or sensory disabilities. The five stations include a plate that vibrates when touched, a large plate that activates an AM/FM radio, a wooden roller that produces a buzzing sound when rotated, a pull-ball that turns on a music box, and a large plate that turns on a bright light. Stations are mounted on a sturdy plastic base. POWER: Uses two C batteri

Fix For Fixing Braille Errors

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual doing braille transcription to accurately correct an error while the document is still in the brailler. Place a fresh sheet of braille paper in the braille writer and space to the center of the line, approximately at cell 22 or 23. Write the braille letter "x" and follow it with a space, then type the braille letter "y." Press keys one and three with the left hand and simultaneously using a permanent ink pen to draw a vertical line or dot on the s

Flashing Cane

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide greater visibility of people who use white canes at night or in low light. Red flashing "cat's eye" reflector lights designed for bicycles can be attached to support or folding canes with the included clamps. The reflectors are available in a variety of sizes and can be set to different flashing modes or as a steady light. TITLE: Flashing Cane (in Springboard). AUTHOR: Bill Rudkin. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol 34 no 4, Winter 2003: p. 170-171. PAGES (including

Flexi-Paper

Flexi-Paper is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Flexi-Paper can be used with the Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) and Tactile Image Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) tactile graphics embossers or with a Thermo-Pen (see separate entries) to create tactile maps, tactile educational materials, and other tactile documents. Flexi-Paper documents can be folded or crumpled without creasing or distorting the tactile image. Flexi-Paper is sold in multiple lo

Floppy Braille Binder (Model 1-04295-00)

The Floppy Braille Binder, model 1-04295-00, is a braille binder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These plastic three-ring binders hold 11.5 x 11 inch braille sheets and have an inside pocket. COLOR: One each of green, blue, and yellow.

Foam Board Tactile Maps

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide tactile maps for individuals with vision disabilities. These maps can be made to any size that accommodates the project. Applications include neighborhood or campus maps, a route down a hall to a nearby destination, or a study aid for a social studies unit. The base of the map is made of foam board cut to size and thin cardstock is used to represent features on the map, such as walls, hallways, or streets. Shapes can also be cut out to represent other

Focus 40 Braille Display & Focus 80 Braille Display

Focus 40 Braille Display and the Focus 80 Braille Display are refreshable braille displays designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The Focus 40 has 40 braille cells and the Focus 80 has 80 cells. These displays navigate the Windows environment and a new design eliminates seams between the braille cells, making the display feel like paper. The location of navigation keys, bars and buttons promotes comfort and economical hand movement. An additional Perkins-style keyb

Foldrite Letter Folding Tool (Model 1-08009-00)

The FoldRite Letter Folding Tool, model 1-08009-00, is a letter folding frame designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This letter folding frame is designed to aid in folding 8.5 x 11 inch paper with a neat and professional appearance. The device consists of two hinged plates made of durable plastic. Letters can be tri-folded by placing the paper between the plates and and folding the frame twice. This frame can also be used to create str

Food Bumper

The Food Bumper is a food guard designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This snap-on plastic bumper provides a high edge to the plate aid in moving food onto utensils. DIMENSIONS: Fits plates 9 to 11 inches in diameter. COLOR: White or translucent.

Food Chopper

The Food Chopper is a circular chopper designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It is designed to be used inside a metal or glass bowl. The food, such as vegetables or nuts, is placed inside the bowl, and can then be safely chopped. DIMENSIONS: 3 inches in diameter.

Formboard With Removable Hands (Model 1-03700-00)

Formboard with Removable Hands, model 1-03700-00, is a form board and spatial orientation activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision or cognitive disabilities. This form board has a base with incised left and right hand shapes and removable hand pieces. The tops of the hand pieces are smooth and the bottoms are textured. This activity promotes orientation to left and right hand positions and texture recognition. Print instructions are included. COLOR: Base is light gr

Fotodialer

The FotoDialer is an automatic dialer designed for use by individuals with cognitive or memory disabilities, visual disabilities, or fine motor disabilities. This device enables users to dial an analog telephone without using the standard keypad. The FotoDialer has six plastic pages, each of holds 24 pictures of people, places, or symbols that illustrate the person or organization that a phone number contacts. The user presses the button adjacent to a picture to dial the corresponding telephone

Foundations Of Braille Literacy

Foundations of Braille Literacy, by Robert L. Baker, Alan J. Koenig, Evelyn J. Rex, and Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of students who are blind or have low vision. This text addresses the teaching of braille reading and writing in the context of literacy in general, the whole language approach, and the way in which print reading and writing are taught. Both a theoretical framework and practical applications for instruction in braille literacy ar

Fractional Parts Of Wholes (Model 1-03290-00)

Fractional Parts of Wholes, model 1-03290-00, are tactile aids for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. The set includes one work tray; three form boards with one, two, and three recesses; and four circle figures, one whole and the others divided into halves, thirds, and fourths. These tactile aids introduce fractions in a concrete manner. The thickness of the circles is greater than that of the form board recesses for easy identification. DIMENSIONS: Circles are 3

Franklin Money Identifier

The Franklin Money Identifier is a voice output paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This machine identifies a U.S. paper bill from any angle or position above the bill. The user holds the device approximately five inches above the bill, and it can identify all current and recent U.S. bills, up to $100. Verbal results are announced in either English or Spanish through the built-in speaker or earbuds. The device comes with earbuds, a lanyard, a

Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition (Model Lm-6000Sev)

The Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition, model LM-6000SEV, is a hand-held augmentative communication and learning device and voice output dictionary designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision, or individuals with speech or learning disabilities. This unit combines a spelling corrector, dictionary, thesaurus, grammar guide, and 10 educational games. The Language Master 6000SE features a typewriter-style keyboard with high-contrast lettering and raised locator dots

Freehand Drawing Stylus (Model 23-5401-7)

The Freehand Drawing Stylus, model 23-5401-7, is a braille drawing stylus designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a sturdy, stable long-reach stylus that can be used to create reproductions of geometric shapes on braille paper. The stylus allows for proper placement of one dot at a time.

Freeze Dance Blue & Freeze Dance Periwinkle

Freeze Dance Blue and Freeze Dance Periwinkle are touch activated toys designed for use by children with severe physical, upper extrmity, and vision disabilities. When Blues's or Periwinkle's (sold separately) paw is pressed, they dance and move. Blue's paws move up and down as she plays her keyboard and she barks "Magenta's Coming Over." Periwinkle's head moves as he says his signature phrases into his microphone. Children can hear the "Blue's Clues Theme Song" when they press either toy's righ

Freund Long Hand Writing Kit (Model 1-03330)

The Freund Long Hand Writing Kit is a tactile script letter guide designed to teach cursive writing to individuals who are blind or have low vision. The main purpose of this kit is to teach students how to write their signature. Some of the concepts that are introduced are: how to hold a pen, pencil or crayon; the importance of good posture; left to right direction of handwriting; baseline and upper and lower areas where letters are formed; basic handwriting strokes; how letters are connected; a

Full-Page Braille Display

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To develop a full-page, refreshable Braille display for individuals with low-vision or who are blind. Currently, Braille displays typically show only one line of text at time. The researchers at North Carolina State University are working on an electroactive polymer-based Braille display that would enable full-page Braille displays. The researchers have developed a concept called a “hydraulic and latching mechanism,” which allows to raise dots to the correct hei

Full-Page Slate

The Full-page Slate is a Braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This 25-line, 28-cell plastic slate accommodates standard North American paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and has Braille line numbers embossed down the side. It also has the guides used for embossing Braille on labeling tape.

Future Forms Braille Paper

Future Forms Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paper is sold in cartons of 1,000 sheets in five sizes/styles: 11.5 x 11 inches, GBC punched; 11.5 x 11 inches, unpunched; 8.5 x 11 inches, GBC punched; 8.5 x 11 inches, unpunched; or 8.5 x 11 inches, 3-hole punched.

Fuzzy Puzzles

Fuzzy Puzzles are tactile puzzles designed for use by children with neurological, fine motor, perceptual, and visual disabilities. These handcrafted wooden puzzles have four slightly raised pieces with soft, fuzzy material on each and brightly-painted backgrounds. Available puzzles (each sold separately) include farm, pets, or jungle.

G-Navi

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a GPS navigation and hands-free voice control system to be used to steer a guide dog to a selected location by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The G-Navi combines GPS navigation system with a voice input control and a guide dog harness with vibrating-calibration technology to assist in steering a guide dog to any waypoint the user selects. The G-Navi includes a headset into which the user speaks the location to which he or

Galaxy Library

The Galaxy Library system provides large print and braille books on demand for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books are distributed in all electronic formats, traditional print, and single or short run print-on-demand, including customizable large font and braille print-on-demand. Braille versions are translated, transcribed, and produced using software from Duxbury Systems. Books can be rented in electronic format or purchased in hard copy. Publishers and content owners can post

Game Kit (Model 1-08440-00)

The Game Kit, model 1-08440-00, is a collection of tactile game parts designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The kit includes common board game parts that can be used to adapt commercial games, or to create new games. Parts include three generic game boards that can be marked with shapes, textures, letters, or words; tactile/visual dice with a shaker and dice tray; tactile/visual board game playing pieces; card holders; and a spinner with tactile overlays. The kit also

Game Of Squares (Model 1-08430-00)

The Game of Squares, model 1-08430-00, is a tactile board game designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Playing board is divided into 16 small squares. Sides and markers are included. Players alternate placing sides on the board to enclose a small square. When a player completes a square, he or she claims it with a marker and places the next side. The player who has claimed the most squares at the end of the game is the winner.

Gemini Braille Printer

The Gemini Braille Printer, also called the Gemini Print and Braille Embosser, is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille printer can print braille and ink print simultaneously on the same page. Ink characters can be printed in a standard size or two or four times larger, and the user can also adjust the shading. Ink characters can be positioned either above or below the braille. Ink characters that can be printed include the major Europea

Gemini Metal Ada Plaques

Gemini Metal ADA Plaques are braille signs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These signs have large restroom symbols (a stylized drawing of a man in pants and/or a woman in a skirt), with the word Restroom(s) in large letters below the symbols and in braille letters underneath. Symbols and letters are available with either a smooth or stippled background. These signs are made of solid aluminum, bronze, or brass. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 8 x 6 x .25 inches. COLORS: Male

Geometric Forms (Model 1-03410-00)

Geometric Forms, model 1-03410-00, are tactile aids for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. These tactile aids for math introduce primary level students to the shape of a circle, square and triangle. The kit includes three plane figures, four solid figures, and a plastic sheet illustrating the three shapes in high contrast raised lines. COLOR: Plane and solid figures are yellow. Plastic sheet is white with black raised line.

Geometry Tactile Graphics Kit (Model 1-08841-00)

The Geometry Tactile Graphics Kit, model 1-08841-00, is a tactile graphics set for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. The set includes 52 thermoformed raised-line drawings depicting concepts, figures, and relationships that are covered in nearly all geometry textbooks. The tactile graphics in this set provide advantages over braille textbook graphics in that they are large enough for students to measure with rulers or protractors, and they incorporate some featur

Geometry Teaching Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To demonstrate the difference between various types of angles for young children with vision disabilities. This technique was developed by a third-grade student who is blind for teaching younger children. The student uses his folding travel cane to demonstrate a right angle, showing the other students that if the corner of a piece of paper fits in the angle between two sections of the cane, a right angle has been created. If the angle is smaller than the right

Geosafari Talking Globe & Geosafari Talking Globe Jr

The GeoSafari Talking Globe and GeoSafari Talking Globe Jr are voice output globes with built-in electronic geographical quiz games suitable for children with learning disabilities or low vision. Games may be played by one to four individual players or teams and may be customized to three skill levels. The GeoSafari Talking Globe asks and answers over 10,000 questions about countries, capitals, cities, rivers, oceans, landmarks, and national songs. The GeoSafari Jr version features a simplified

Gh Player

The gh PLAYER is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This playback software enables users to play DAISY-standard digital talking books, save time finding information, and improve reading productivity. Text can be read aloud with or without an on-screen display. Users have the option of navigating a book by individual sections or segments or by going directly to a specific page, and can determine their location within the book us

Giant Textured Beads (Model 1-03780-00)

Giant Textured Beads, model 1-03780-00, are a perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity introduces a variety of concepts, including shape, color, and texture. It also assists in the development of muscular and eye-hand coordination. The set includes 12 painted wooden beads in three shapes: cube, rectangular solid, and cyclinder. The shapes have three textures: smooth, striped, and grid. A bead stringer and instructions in print are

Giant Textured Beads With Pattern Matching Cards

Giant Textured Beads with Pattern Matching Cards help teachers and parents working with young students in preschool, kindergarten and early elementary grades who are blind and have visual impairments. These Pattern Matching Cards reinforce the tactile continuum from real object (most basic level) to raised-line graphics (most advance level). Students in higher grades will be challenged by the increasing difficulty posed by the “Platform” and “3-D View” matching cards.

Giant-View Clock - Tactile Easy View Clock (Model 47520)

The Giant-View Clock - Tactile Easy View Clock, model 47520, is a low vision analog clock designed for table or wall use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This quartz clock has a square case and a traditional clock face with hour and minute hands that sweep around in a circle. The face has large numbers with high contrast colors. The clock has tactile markings that designate numbers as follows: one dot on the 12; three dots at the 3, 6, and 9; and two dots at all the other number

Gilligan Plastic Sheets (Model 23-8013-7)

Gilligan Plastic Sheets, model 23-8013-7, are plastic sheets for tactile graphics designed for use in creating graphics, diagrams, and maps for individuals who are blind or have low vision. These clear, heavy plastic sheets can be embossed with letters, braille characters, lines, and other markings. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 11 inches.

Gobible Traveler

The GoBible Traveler is a digital talking book and digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld, portable unit is pre-loaded with an audio version of the entire Christian. An interactive on-screen menu with voice output enables the user to scroll through the Old and New Testaments, select the book, chapter and verse, and begin play. Text appears on screen as it is read. The unit is available preloaded with either the King James Versi

Gobible Voyager

GoBible Voyager is a recorded book and voice output recorded book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld, portable unit is preloaded with an audio version of the entire Christian Bible, with 3 gigabytes (GB) of space available for additional content (approximately 750 songs or over 100 hours of audio books). An interactive on-screen menu with voice output enables the user to scroll through the Old and New Testaments, select the book, chapter and ve

Goin' On A Bear Hunt - Moving Ahead Storybook Series (Model 6-77903-00)

Goin' On a Bear Hunt - Moving Ahead Storybook Series, model 6-77903-00, is a braille book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This braille book is part of a series that introduces symbolic representation, raised line illustrations, and text. Students explore tactile illustrations with varying levels of detail; track varying types of lines and intersecting lines; encounter tactile symbols, simple keys, and maps; discover braille words embedded in the graphics and locate

Goodfeel Braille Music Translator & Goodfeel Lite

Goodfeel Braille Music Translator and Goodfeel Lite are braille music translation programs designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Goodfeel Braille Music Translator automatically converts computer music files into braille music files. It transcribes lyrics as well as files in instrumental and keyboard formats. Goodfeel Braille Music Translator fully supports the 1997 international standards for music symbols and provides a choice of international, North American or United K

Grade 1 Braille Embosser & Grade 2 Braille Embosser

The Grade 1 and Grade 2 Braille Embossers are Braille labelers and raised dot makers designed to enable the user to make Braille messages including both letters and numbers to adhere to existing signs or to stand alone as a label. GRADE 1 MODEL: This is a hand-held unit that produces labels on aluminum or vinyl materials. (Label tape sold separately; see separate entry.) GRADE 2 MODEL: This embosser is a desk unit that will produce Braille messages that comply to ADA regulations when properly pl

Grade 2 Braille Cards (Model 1-03561-00)

Grade 2 Braille Cards, model 1-03561-00, are braille language flash cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These cards can be used to drill students on the braille literary code. The cards show the braille alphabet and numbers, punctuation and composition signs, one-cell whole-word and part-word signs, two-cell contractions, and short-form words. There are 247 flash cards in the set, including 26 cards with the braille alphabet on one side and large print on the

Graph-It & Graph-It Pc

Graph-It is a braille graphics program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Available for use with Freedom Scientific braille notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see entries) or IBM and compatible computers, users can use this tactile scientific graphing calculator with an embosser to create braille graphs to enhance higher math comprehension. Standard features include the capability to plot graphs, save them to a file, and emboss

Graphic Aid For Mathematics (Model 1-00460-00)

The Graphic Aid for Mathematics is a tactile aid for math designed for students who are blind or have low vision. It is used in the construction of graphs and other mathematical figures necessary for the study of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. It is particularly useful for coordinate geometry and for graphing algebraic equations. The aid consists of a cork board mounted with a rubber mat embossed with a 34 by 30 grid of 1/2 inch squares. Pins are inserted to mark coord

Graphic Braille Signs

Graphic Braille Signs are tactile facility signs made of acrylic designed to indicate rooms, services, and other features of a building. The signs contain a graphic, English word, and Braille translation for the following: Restrooms, Men, Women, Escalator, Telephone, Stairway, Elevator, Cafeteria, and Lobby. MOUNTING: Signs supplied with double-faced foam tape for mounting. DIMENSIONS: Signs are 8 x 8 inches; letter height is 5/8 inch; graphics area is 6 inches; and Braille is raised 1/32 inch.

Grill Right Wireless Talking Bbq / Oven Thermometer (Model Aw131)

The Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer, model AW131, is a voice output cooking thermometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This wireless thermometer verbally alerts the user when meat on the barbecue grill has reached the right temperature. It can be programmed for eight entrées and for various levels of doneness. It has a digital liquid crystal display (LCD) screen with a remote wireless probe to identify temperature/readiness of meat. The unit s

Grizzly Gulch Western Extravaganza

Grizzly Gulch Western Extravaganza is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The game presents a virtual world set in the Old West and created purely from sound imagery. The player invents a character, which develops in an interactive evolving story line as the player meets and interacts with many crazy characters while exploring the town of Grizzly Gulch. The player can settle into the saloon to play a game of chance, fight outlaws in blazi

Grooved Fiber Writing Cards (Model 23-7201-9)

Grooved Fiber Writing Cards, model 23-7201-9, are raised line cards designed for use in handwriting practice by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cards have wide-ruled grooves and are suitable for pens or pencils. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches.

Grooved Writing Board

The Grooved Writing Board is a writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The lones on the board are slightly raised so that they may be felt through a sheet of paper. The user places a sheet of paper on top of the board, then writes above the lines. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 8.5 inches.

Guide Strip

The Guide Strip is a tactile orientation marking, detectable orientation surface, and emergency evacuation navigation aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a surface material with grooves that can be detected and followed using a white cane. It serves as a tactile guidance system enabling individuals to track safely to an emergency exit or place of refuge. At transit platform door openings, it can indicate door location and appropriate path of travel. It can

Guidelines And Games For Teaching Efficient Braille Reading

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading, by Sally S. Mangold and Myrna R. Olson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. It presents a general reading program adapted to the needs of braille readers, based on research in the areas of rapid reading and precision teaching. Educational braille games are included. This 116-page paperback was originally published in 1981. ISBN: 0-89128-105-3.

Guitar Tuner for the Blind (using an Arduino)

Guitar Tuner for the Blind (using an Arduino) is designed for individuals who are visually impaired. It uses Arduino Pro mini microcontroller, (all code is provided). This project was undertaken for the charity Remap, which provides custom-made equipment for people with disabilities.

Gund Storytime Bear

The Gund Storytime Bear is a stuffed animal designed for use by children with low vision or cognitive disabilities. When the bear's paw is pressed, it reads the poem, "The Night Before Christmas." Pressing the paw again stops the reading. The bear reads in a natural male voice, not a computer voice. While reading, the bear's mouth moves in sync with the words, the head and body move. Five seconds of recording time is provided to enable a child's name to be inserted. The bear will then greet the

Hachette Audiobooks

Hachette Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books include abridged and unabridged titles on audio cassette or CD, selected from print editions published by the Hachette Book Group USA, with a focus on best-sellers in the categories of self-help, humor, business, and mainstream fiction. Authors include Candace Bushnell, Michael Connelly, John Le Carre, Janet Fitch, Malcolm Gladwell, Joshilyn Jackson, Brad Meltzer, and James Patterson.

Hal Arabic Screen Reader

Hal Arabic Screen Reader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an Arab-language version of the Hal Screen Reader program (see separate entry). It reads the full screen, including text, dialog boxes, icons, buttons, menus, and controls, with voice and braille output in Arabic. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium processor; Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP operating system.

Hall Divider For Blind Students

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To indicate to blind students and staff in a school hallway that they are moving to the left side of the hall into oncoming students. Apply a colored "tap strip" down the middle of the hall for its entire length. The strip is easily seen by sighted staff, and it returns a distinct sound and feel when tapped by the blind students' canes. TITLE: Hold That Line (in Springboard). AUTHOR: Pfotenhauer, M.. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring 2004: p. 34. PAG

Hand Washing Signs - Braille

The Hand Washing Signs - Braille are tactile braille signs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each surface mount acrylic signs carries one of the following phrases in raised print: "Wash Hands," "Hand Wash Sink Only," or "Hand Wash Station." The Grade II braille equivalent of the phrase is located just below the print. These signs come in a large format with one of three drawings above the words, or in a smaller horizontal format with or without a drawing to the ri

Handbook For Learning To Read Braille By Sight (Model 7-51450-00)

Handbook for Learning to Read Braille by Sight, by Leland Schubert, model 7-51450-00, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers or parents of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This basic manual helps sighted teachers and parents to learn contracted (Grade 2) braille. The book is in regular print.

Handbook Of Braille Contractions

The Handbook of Braille Contractions is a manual for teaching Grade 2 Braille contractions and abbreviations for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This dictionary presents contractions and abbreviations with their meanings in alphabetical order, with Braille and standard print on facing pages.

Handheld Braille Labeler (Model 2891)

The Handheld Braille Labeler, model 2891, is a braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This lightweight plastic braille label gun has both braille and print characters on its character selection dial. The user holds the unit in one hand, while turning the dial with the other to select the correct letter or character. When the handle is squeezed, the letter is embossed in braille on vinyl labeling tape (one roll of half-inch tape is included

Handicapped Accessible Ada Sign

The Handicapped Accessible ADA Sign is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign features the international access symbol above the word "Accessible" in sans serif letters and in braille. The sign is made of high impact styrene with a non-glare surface and can be used outdoors or indoors. The sign comes with double- faced adhesive tape for mounting. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 6 inches. The sign is 1/8 inch thick with 0.5-inch radius corners.

Hands On Functional Activities For Visually Impaired Preschoolers (Model 1-03260-00)

Hands On Functional Activities for Visually Impaired Preschoolers, model 1-03260-00, is a functional skills activity kit designed for use by parents and professionals working with young children who are blind or have low vision. The activities in this kit are designed to help children develop skills such as concentration, hand and visual coordination, the ability to complete a cycle of activity, and socialization skills. The activities also help children develop a sense of order and a positive s

Hands-On Experience With The Cranmer Abacus (Model 1-30004-00)

Hands-On Experience with the Cranmer Abacus, model 1-30004-00, is a math training program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. It consists of a video and an accompanying booklet designed to familiarize students with the basic mathematical uses of the Cranmer abacus, including how numbers are represented and how the four arithmetical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) are performed.

Hanover Detectable Warning Paver

The Hanover Detectable Warning Paver is a detectable warning surface that can be used in a pedestrian area to warn individuals who are blind or have low vision of an impending hazard on the route ahead. The paver has a distinctively textured walking surface with truncated domes that can be sensed by a cane or underfoot. The paver is made from crushed limestone and granite bonded together under extreme hydraulic pressure. A non-slip texture is applied to the surface of the paver. The paver can wi

Happy Sounds Ball (Model 2631)

Happy Sounds Ball, model 2631, is an audible ball designed for use by individuals with visual or neurological disabilities. This super soft vinyl ball plays one of seven random, silly sounds when the ball is bounced or tapped, providing auditory tracking and sensory stimulation. POWER: Uses three button-cell batteries (included). COLOR: This ball is red, yellow, green, white, and blue.

Haptic Braille

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a haptic Braille device that translates ordinary text into Braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Haptic Braille is a device similar to a computer mouse that translates ordinary text into Braille. It has a small digital camera on the bottom. The user skims the Haptic Braille over text, and the device uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert the image of the text from the camera into text tha

Haptic Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a haptic reader which can convert paper books into Braille or speech for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Haptic Reader allows individuals with visual impairment to read regular paper books. The device is placed directly on the page of a book, and it scans the text on the page. Using optical character recognition (OCR) software, the Haptic Reader converts the text into braille, which is displayed on the devices refresha

Haptica

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a haptic Braille watch for individuals who are blind or low vision. Created by David Chavez, Haptica is an award-winning Braille watch concept that allows blind people to check the time quickly and accurately without an audible disruption. the Haptica watch is read by sliding a finger through a slot on the watch's face at the base where Braille dots represent the time. While Braille watches already exist, the Haptica watch is unique in t

Harperaudio & Caedmon Audiobooks

HarperAudio and Caedmon Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books are published in CD format and include abridged and unabridged versions. Current authors include Charles J. Bukowski, Roald Dahl, Tommy R. Franks, Neil Gaiman, C. S. Lewis, Dennis Miller, A.A. Milne, Ann Patchett, Sidney Poitier, Lemony Snicket, Dylan Thomas, Rebecca Wells, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Marianne Williamson, and Simon Winchester.

Hasbro Playskool Magnetic Numbers (Model 02057)

Hasbro Playskool Magnetic Numbers, model 02057, are educational toys designed for use by children age 3 years and up who are blind or have low vision. Each set has 26 brightly colored, large magnetic pieces representing numbers and arithmetic symbols. The set has 21 numbers plus 5 arithmetic symbols, with Braille numbers engraved on front of the numbers.

Heavyweight Self-Threading Sewing Machine Needles

Heavyweight Self-Threading Sewing Machine Needles are self-threading needles designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision or limited dexterity. These large needles have a separation just under the machine head for threading.

Helping Eyes (Mountable Visual Aid)

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Helping Eyes is a "visual aid" which can be mounted to any apparel to prevent injury to the visually impaired. It uses an ultrasonic range sensor to "sense" objects and sends vibrations to warn its wearer of the incoming object (or wall/ceiling). As an object comes closer, the vibration's intensity increases.

Hi-Mark Tactile Pen

The Hi-Mark Tactile Pen is a tactile marker designed for tactile marking of household items by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a tube of fluorescent liquid paste that becomes hard plastic when it dries. Drying time is approximately two hours. It can be applied directly to paper, plastic, wood, glass, cloth or metal. It will not stick to flexible plastic. It can be used to create tactile maps or to mark control settings on stoves, microwave ovens, toaster ovens, washers, dryer

High Noon Books Sound Out Series Set A-1 (Model S0S7)

High Noon Books Sound Out Series Set A-1 is a set of six braille books that make up a braille training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). SAL helps students with minimal reading skills read these books from cover-to-cover. Some pages show pictures; users can press on the word "picture" to hear the picture described. The series gives students pra

Highbridge Audiobooks

HighBridge Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Audiobooks include unabridged and abridged books on CD or cassette. Titles include New York Times best-selling fiction and nonfiction, Oprah’s Book Club selections, and others. Categories include Humor, Fiction, Westerns, Classics, Poetry, Business / Finance, Personal Development, Biography / Memoir, and History / Culture. Approximately 45 titles are added each year. In addition to book-bas

Highdots (Model Hd1)

High Dots, model HD1, are spongy, adhesive-backed tactile marker dots designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. These dots can be attached to computer keyboard keys, to mark maps or other items to provide tactual reference points. Each packet of dots includes 112 small dots, 48 medium dots, and 32 large dots; the largest dots are slightly smaller than a dime.

Hims Blaze Ez (T70Ez)

HIMS Blaze EZ is a digital book player with OCR and text-to-speech for use by individuals with Low vision or blindness. Blaze EZ features stand-alone, single-button OCR capture and read aloud capabilities and is about the size of a deck of cards. Simple navigation includes three easy-access buttons with Braille letters “M”, “R” and “B” which give quick access to Music, Radio and Books. Blaze EZ can read and play a variety of file including DAISY, TXT, BRL, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV, OGG, ASF, AAC,

Hims Braille Sense U2 Mini

The HIMS Braille Sense U2 mini is a Braille and electronic note taker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The HIMS Braille Sense U2 mini allows the user to create and read documents, highlight important points with advanced fonts and style options. Has a Windows-like interface making operating of the Braille Sense familiar to Windows PC users.Includes address manager, schedule manager, scientific calculator, database manager, alarm clock, stop wa

Hinged Check Writing Guide

The Hinged Check Writing Guide is a check writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Features include a hinged back permitting checks to be inserted and cut-out fields that assists in filling in all necessary entries. The device fits standard checkbooks. DIMENSIONS: (Haw): 2.75 x 6 inches.

Hinged Full Page Letter Guide

The Hinged Full Page Letter Guide is a writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The hinged back holds the page securely in place and 13 evenly slotted openings act as a guide for writing. The guide fits standard letter-size paper. DIMENSIONS (WxH): 8.5 x 11 inches.

Holiday Homecoming Braille Cookbook

The Holiday Homecoming Braille Cookbook is a braille cookbook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a braille version of Kraft Kitchens' Holiday Homecoming cookbook, a cooking and entertaining guide for the holidays or for any special occasion during the year. The cookbook provides recipes, menus, and side dishes to make holidays festive. Pages are in Interpoint braille, with 148 pages in 2 volumes.

Home Page Reader For Windows

The Home Page Reader for Windows is a voice output program designed to read web pages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program audibly communicates information from any graphical user interface (GUI) on a web page. This includes tables, frames, forms, and alternate text for images, as well as link information and alternate text for objects like image maps. In addition, it verbalizes HTML 4.0 information provided by web page authors, such as summaries and table captions. Adv

Home Repair Skills Training Program

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in becoming familiar with basic home hand tools and home repair and maintenance tasks. This program is designed for students from 10 to 22 years of age and takes the form of a one-day hands-on workshop. Goals for the workshop participants include learning to identify and use basic handtools (hammer and nails/anchors, awl, saw, screwdrivers, tape measure or click rule, sdjustable wrench, sandpaper, and level);

Homework Folder

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual with blindness or low vision to organize homework and other work. For students in primary grades, a two-pocket folder with paper fasteners down the center form the basis of the system. A plastic case with a zipper with holes to hold it in a binder is fastened to the center of the folder. Students place work to be done in the left pocket and flash cards or other small items in the case. When the work is complete, it is transferred to the right pock

Honeywell Easy-To-See Thermostat (Model T87N1026)

The Honeywell Easy-To-See Thermostat, model T87N1026, is a large-number and tactile thermostat designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This mercury-free thermostat controls both heating and air-conditioning in one unit. Its large, easy-to-see numbers are tactually raised, and the thermostat clicks at every 2-degree setting change from 40 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches in diameter and 1.75 inches deep. Numbers are 0.38 inches high.

How To Read Braille Music, 2Nd Edition

How to Read Braille Music, 2nd Edition, by Bettye Krolick, is a manual for teaching music braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This book gives an overview of braille music, and explains the music braille symbols most frequently found in elementary through intermediate-level music. It is written at a fifth grade reading level and is suitable for both children and adults. This edition has 44 pages and was published in 1998. OPTIONS: This manual is available in braille, print,

Huarong For The Blind

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an ancient Chinese game which includes tactile feedback for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Huarong is an ancient Chinese puzzle game that tests a person's judgment of textures and sense of shapes. There are 10 pieces with different sizes and shapes that fit into a large rectangle. These pieces include a large square, five rectangles and four small squares. In the adapted version of this game, each piece is covered with a

Huevue

HueVue is a color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user takes a picture with the device’s camera or chooses a picture from the device’s library, touches the image and the app will tell the user the image’s color names and detailed color information. Other features include: save and organize favorite colors and swatches, colors list s

Hundreds Boards And Manipulatives (Model 1-03105-00)

Hundreds Boards and Manipulatives, model 1-03105-00, is a math training device designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. It consists of two desk-size boards made of heavy plastic, the Grid Board and the Number Board, and hundreds of manipulative pieces. The Grid Board has a raised-line ten by ten grid with blank squares to which manipulatives can be attached. The Number Board also has a raised-line ten by ten grid, but its squares are preprinted with the numbers one through

Hunter

Hunter is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This arcade-style game involves adventure role-playing. The player's character, Hunter Joe, has a mission to reach the ancient land of Bobo and obtain the ancient Bobo tribal statue. On the way to Bobo, the player scores points on 10 levels and fights through the jungle, fishes for food, crosses the valley of tigers, climbs a treacherous mountain, discovers hidden treasure, swings across a wat

I-Speak

I-Speak is a screen reading program designed for use by individuals with vision or learning disabilities. This screen reader reads text from text files. E-mail and websites can also be saved as text files for reading. Files are read in a natural male or female human-sounding voice using inflection, intonation, and pauses to facilitate listeninng comprehension. Although the program reads only text files, text files can be recorded as Wave (.wav) or MP3 (.mp3) files. The program operates in two mo

I.d. Mate Quest

The i.d. mate Quest is a voice output bar code reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable talking bar code scanner provides voice identification of an item by scanning the item's bar code or Universal Product Code (UPC) label. It has a cyclone scanner that can read bar codes without exact positioning. As the user rotates the scanner around the product, it identifies the product and reads the product description aloud in a natural-sounding, synthesized

i.d. mate Quest

i.d. mate Quest is a portable “all-in-one” talking bar code scanner that aids visually or print impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product’s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. With i.d. mate Quest, the user can quickly add additional voice recorded information to existing products or to items not foun

Ibill Talking Banknote Identifier

The Ibill Talking Banknote Identifier is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or who have low vision. This device recognizes all U.S. bills in circulation with 99.9 percent accuracy. A female voice announces currency denominations in three different volumes. The device can also be set to deliver a pattern of beeps or vibration feedback to let hard of hearing users know what currency he or she is holding. Other features in

Ibm Easy Web Browsing

IBM Easy Web Browsing is a web site access utility designed for use by individuals with low vision. By providing large print and voice output options directly on a web site, this program enables visitors with low vision to access sites without their own assistive access features. This program is installed as a usability tool on a web site and started by users who visit the site. The user clicks the utility link to download, and the necessary program components are set up automatically. The progr

Ibm Viavoice Speech Recognition Sdk

The IBM ViaVoice Speech Recognition SDK (Software Developers Kit) is a voice output and software authoring program designed for use by software developers to create software accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This kit contains documentation, samples, and tools to help the developer to speech enable applications using IBM ViaVoice dictation and/or command & control Runtimes. This large vocabulary

Ibm Viavoice Text-To-Speech Sdk

The IBM ViaVoice Text-To-Speech SDK (Software Developer Kit) is a software authoring and voice output program designed for use by software developers in making their programs accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program can be used to create voice output for Windows or Linux applications, including applications with limited system resources such as ATMs. An almost unlimited number of voices can be generated by modifying gender, pitch, head siz

Ibsar

Ibsar (Vision in English) is an Arabic- and English-language voice output optical character recognition and screen reader program and web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This integrated program is based on Sakhr Arabic/English text to speech (TTS) and optical character recognition (OCR) engines. The program reads printed books and documents aloud as well as electronic files. Screen content is read with a high quality human voice. The screen reader functi

Icanemail (Models Sm-24 & Sm-27)

ICanEmail is a voice output electronic mail program designed for use by individuals with learning, visual, or physical disabilities. This full-screen talking email program operates in a sequential manner, where it asks one question at a time, such as "Who would you like to send this to?" or "If you'd like to speak your message, you can do that here." The email partner (sender or recipient) does not require any special software to interact with the user of this program. The program also enables t

Icon

Icon is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used by itself, this device is a portable electronic organizer and digital talking book player. Used in conjunction with the optional docking station, it is a notetaker and Internet access device. Pre-installed software applications include a calendar, address book, Web browser, e-mail, word processor, music player, podcast player / recorder, voice re

Ida-Reader

ida-reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by people who are blind, dyslexic, or have reading disabilities or low vision. This software accepts ePub 2/ePub 3, Daisy 2.0/2.02, Daisy 3.0, HTML, RTF and XML as input and reading file formats. It has a bookshelf feature that automatically collects information on, and displays the names of, the books stored on a computer or on external devices like memory sticks, CDs or DVDs. When a book is being read, the text is displayed a

Ideal Currency Identifier

IDEAL Currency Identifier is a voice output money identification program for people who are blind or have low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is designed to be used with a smartphone or tablet that has a camera and runs the Android operating system. The app uses the device's rear-facing camera to detect currency denominations for three generations of U.S. currency notes beginning in 1993. The user places the note on a flat surface, in a horizontal position and in good lighting. It does not

Ideal Group Reader

IDEAL Group Reader is a voice output electronic book (e-book) reader that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision or other disabilities that make reading difficult. An application (or app) for an Android device, this program reads text aloud and highlights sections of text as they are being read. The app’s screenreading capabilities and accessible navigation features enable the user to read both ePub2 and ePub3 books. The program also allows the user to take notes using speec

Ideaworks Extra Wide Talking Scale

The Ideaworks Extra Wide Talking Scale is a voice output scale designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This talking scale has a 15-inch platform with a tempered glass top. It features two-person memory tracking (up to 30 memories for each track); a pleasant and easy to hear voice; auto zero and shut off feature; large LCD display; and a low battery indicator. This scale measures in pounds or kilograms. POWER: Uses 1 9-volt battery (not included). DIMENSIONS: 16.2 x 14 x

Iglasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid

iGlasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The iGlasses™ Ultrasonic Mobility Aid is a head-mounted device which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects and communicate via gentle vibrations. As obstacles get nearer the frequency of the vibration will increase. The device is intended as a secondary mobility device. The iGlasses are worn like a normal pair of glasses. Press the power button and an audible series of beeps indicates the

Ihear Dialer

iHear Dialer is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The application (or app) for an iPhone allows the user to dial a phone number without looking at the keypad. When the user moves a finger around the keypad, iHear Dialer will say each number as the finger touches it. The user lifts the finger after the number is read aloud to select if that is the number for dialing then browses to the nex

Ila Braille Labeler (Model 126740)

The ILA Braille Labeler, model 126740, is a portable braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This labeler is equipped with a rotating character selection dial. The upper rim of the dial is brailled, while the lower rim shows the standard print alphabet. Symbols include small words, contractions, and punctuation marks. A roll of transparent labeling tape is included. DIMENSIONS: This labeler can accommodate 0.4- or 0.5-inch wide labeling tap

Ila Music Alert Liquid Indicator

The ILA Music Alert Liquid Indicator is an audible liquid level indicator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches with a hook over the lip of a cup and extends down on the inside and outside of the cup. Designed to prevent liquid overflow, this device emits a musical tune once the liquid reaches 1 inch or 25 millimeters from the top of the cup, alerting the user to stop pouring. The unit comes with two spare batteries. POWER: Uses two 357 A batterie

Imagecast Precinct

The Imagecast Precinct is a voice output voting machine designed for use by voters who are blind or have low vision. The machine has an LCD touchscreen with an alternative audio and tactile interface using off-the-shelf headphones, and it includes a display for accessible interactive voter review of the ballot. It retains a secure digital image of every ballot cast, and eliminates ambiguous vote markings. The unit has one off/on switch and one security key. Tabulation and central databases encry

Impacto-600 Interpoint Braille Embosser

The Impacto-600 is an interpoint (double-sided) Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This unit can print high-quality interpoint Braille pages at a rate of 600 pages per hour. The number of working parts has been reduced to a mininum to ensure reliability, and an integrated test function allows quick diagnostic testing. The printer includes permanently installed Braille character sets in several languages, together with a built-in Braille editor that allo

Impressor Braille Business Card Embosser (Model 1-03380-00)

The Impressor Braille Business Card Embosser, model 1-03380-00, is a braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This business card embosser is similar to the stamp used by notary publics. It embosses up to four lines of braille on a standard 3.5 x 2 inch business card. The labeler is made of metal with an acrylic base for one-hand operation.

In Case Of Fire Use Stairway (With Braille) Sign (Model Rre 260)

The In Case of Fire Use Stairway (with Braille) Sign, model RRE 260, is a braille emergency evacuation navigation sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign is made from acrylic plastic or metalized acrylic. It features a drawing representing flames and a figure walking down a stairway, with the upper case words "IN CASE OF FIRE USE STAIRWAY" and the equivalent in lower case braille ("in case of fire use stairway"). DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 6 inches. COLOR: Acry

Inclusive Pill Container

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype prescription-medicine pill bottle for individual who are blind or have low vision. Two University of Cincinnati design students, Alex Broerman and Ashley Ma, have designed their “Inclusive Bottles for the Blind” in order to make identification and use of pill bottles more straightforward and affordable than existing high-tech solutions. The bottles were designed after carrying out a survey of existing products and end-users identified a nu

Index Braille Stapler (Model 71100)

The Index Braille Stapler, model 71100, is a stapler for braille documents designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille stapler can be used to put the center staples in braille magazines and other braille documents and can be used by an individual who is blind. OPTIONS: Staples are available in four sizes for braille documents with two to ten, ten to 20, 20 to 30, and 30 to 40 pages. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 16 x 29 x 57 centimeters. This product can staple documents

Individual Calendar Kit (Model 1-18971-00)

The Individual Calendar Kit, model 1-18971-00, is a set of materials for making braille and tactile calendars, designed for use in teaching calendar skills to children who are blind or have low vision. Materials include twelve brightly colored embossed / bold line grid sheets, and paper labels showing the months, days of the week, and days of the month. Labels are marked in both large print and braille, with corner cuts for orientation.

Induction Neck Loop (Model 1-07095-00)

The Induction Neck Loop, model 1-07095-00, is a hearing aid accessory designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This device helps hearing aid users who are blind or have low vision to understand voices on talking books and other cassette tapes. This audio accessory enables telecoil-equipped hearing aids to directly receive a signal from a cassette tape recorder/player with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, including those sold by the American Printing House for the Blind (see separate e

Infocus Suite

The InFocus Suite is web site accessibility evaluation software designed to to aid in making Web pages accessible to people with disabilities. The suite comprises InFocus Enterprise and InFocus Desktop. InFocus Enterprise provides users with information on the ongoing compliance of their site, enabling them to assess accessibility risk and plan accessibility initiatives. InFocus Desktop provides Web developers and QA engineers an automated way to implement compliance enhancements. Features of In

Infovox Ivox

Infovox iVox is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program provides natural-sounding voices that can be used in any Mac OS X application that uses speech, including applications such as TextEdit, Preview, Acrobat Reader, Proloquo, KeyStrokes, SwitchXS, VisioVoice, and AppleWorks, as well as many educational titles. The program can also be used with built-in speech and accessibility features of Mac OS X, inc

Inner Lip Plate

The Inner Lip Plate is an inner lip plate designed for use by individuals with low vision or upper extremity disabilities. The lip on the dishwasher-safe plastic plate helps keep food from spilling or to guide it onto the eating utensil. DIMENSIONS: 9 inches in diameter.

Insights Art Holiday Cards, Art Birthday Cards, & Art Note Cards

InSights Art Holiday Cards, Art Birthday Cards, and Art Note Cards are braille greeting cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Cards feature artwork by children or adults with vision impairments. The image is printed and embossed on the front of the card. Holiday cards include a message inside such as "Happy Holidays!" or "Wishing you a beautiful holiday season" in print and braille. Birthday cards include the message, "Happy Birthday!" in print and braille. Not

Insignia Narrator Advanced Hd Radio With Radio Reader Service (Model Ns-Clhd01)

The Insignia Narrator Advanced HD Radio with Radio Reader Service, Model NS-CLHD01, is a portable AM, FM and HD radio with voice output controls and reading service receiver designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. As the user presses the buttons that control the radio, voice announcements guide the user and state the options available at each stage. Radio station information, time and settings are all assisted by vocal cues. The user can access a radio reading service b

Instructional Strategies For Braille Literacy

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy, edited by Frances Mary D'Andrea and Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handbook provides instructors with strategies and methodologies for teaching braille. It is intended to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop their instructional literacy and braille skills, and provides information on working with children who have congenital or adventi

Intel Reader

The Intel Reader is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or who have reading-based learning disabilities. This hand-held mobile device captures printed text, converts it to digital text, and reads it aloud. Reading is accomplished by pointing the Intel Reader's built-in camera at the printed material, snapping a picture, and listening to the spoken read-out. The user can change voices, select voice gender, and change pitch and playback s

Intellibraille Cd

IntelliBraille CD is a braille tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD is designed to be used with IntelliTools Classroom Suite and IntelliKeys (see separate entries). It is a complete braille curriculum with more than 70 activities. The program includes 16 lessons on the Literary Braille Code, beginning with the alphabet and all contractions; four lessons on Tracking and Braille Alphabet, including A-J and the railroad track lessons; and five l

Intellitactiles Pre-Braille Concepts (Model 1-08516-00)

IntelliTactiles Pre-Braille Concepts, model 1-08516-00, are tactile keytop overlays designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The package includes seven tactile overlays that can be used with the IntelliKeys keyboard (not included, see separate entry), or as stand-alone "worksheets," to help young children develop tactile discrimination skills, shape recognition ability, and understanding of spatial/positional concepts. The overlays in this package include Texture Recognitio

Intellitactiles Standard Overlay Companions (Model 1-08515-00)

IntelliTactiles Standard Overlay Companions, model 1-08515-00, are braille keytop overlays designed to make IntelliKeys overlays (see separate entry) accessible to braille readers who are blind or have low vision. These durable clear-plastic tactile overlays slip under the edges of the IntelliKeys keyboard on top of the standard visual overlays. They feature braille markings and special tactile point symbols, and they align with the following IntelliKeys visual overlays: Alphabet Overlay; Basic

Intellitouch Sbc-40 Talking Caller Id

The Intellitouch SBC-40 Stand Alone Talking Caller ID Announcer is a voice output caller identification unit designed for use to make caller identification accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit works on any phone line with caller ID service, using Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (Dect) technology. It has separate phone and line jacks, and volume control with mute. POWER: Uses 3 AAA batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.1 x 5.7 x 5 inches. WEIGHT

Interline Braille Writing Frame

The Interline Braille Writing Frame is a manual braille writing aid with stylus. The device consists of a wooden board with metal guides on the sides onto which the braille slate fits. As the writer moves down the page, the slate is moved to the next set of metal grooves. The metal slate has 2 lines of 21 cells each.

Intersection Explorer

Intersection Explorer is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns a cell phone or tablet computer running the Android operating system into an accessible navigation aid to help users get an understanding of a neighborhood before venturing out and while on the go. The program is used in conjunction with WalkyTalky (see separate entry), and "Walking Directions" and "Places" in Google Maps. The user starts at his o

Intro To The Guitar For The Visually Impaired

Intro to the Guitar for the Visually Impaired is an audio music training course designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This four-part training course teaches the basics of playing the guitar without using any written or Braille notation or visual references. This training course covers the basic chords, rhythms, and notes, and songs to go with them. "If" from the Guitar by Ear library is included. OPTIONS: Audio cassette or CD.

Intro To The Piano For The Visually Impaired & Piano Course 2 For The Visually Impaired

Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired and Piano Course 2 for the Visually Impaired are audio music training courses designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired is a four-part course that teaches the basics of playing the piano without using any written or Braille notation or visual references. In the course, the student learns the keys of C and G, the songs "Minuet in G" by Bach, "The Rose", and the "Theme from Love Story.

Introduction To Braille Music Transcription (Models 6-75960-00 & 8-75960-00)

Introduction to Braille Music Transcription, models 6-75960-00 & 8-75960-00, by Mary Turner De Garmo, is a manual for teaching braille music transcription for music students and musicians who are blind or have low vision. It is the text used by those studying to become certified music braille transcribers in the U.S. It gives detailed transcribing lessons with examples and exercises. The book is available in a four-volume braille edition (6-75960-00) or a 300-page, one-volume print edition (

Introduction To Music For The Blind Student, Part I (Print And Braille)

Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, Part I is a Braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This is an instructional course-curriculum in music fundamentals, music reading, sight singing, theory, and ear-training using the Braille Music Code as the medium. Print music is considered secondary, and is included for the convenience of the sighted teacher or tutor. It is possible for a sighted or blind musician to administer or to study this wor

Introduction To Music For The Blind Student, Part Ii (Print And Braille)

Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, Part II is a Braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This is an instructional course-curriculum in music fundamentals, music reading, sight singing, theory, and ear-training using the Braille Music Code as the medium. Part II builds on the braille music reading skills developed in the first four Phases of the course presented in Part I (see separate entry). Part II contains: PHASE FIVE-A The Circle of

Introduction To Piano For The Blind Student, Part 2

An Introduction to Piano for the Blind Student, Part 2 is a braille music manual designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. A piano companion course and supplement for An Introduction To Piano For The Blind Student, Book 1, Graded Studies, this course requires functional knowledge of the braille music code presented in An Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, Part I (see entry) and in An Introduction to Piano for the Blind Student, Book 1 by Richard Taesch.

Introduction To The Piano For The Blind Student: A Course In Braille Music Reading, Book 1

An Introduction to the Piano for the Blind Student: A Course in Braille Music Reading, Book 1, by Richard Taesch, is a braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This piano course is designed for the student who already has fundamental knowledge of the braille music code in general. Those who pursue the piano as a primary instrument must develop the skill of playing two parts at one time. Braille music presents music for two hands in bar-over-bar piano

IRT-1 Talking Infrared Thermometer

IRT-1 Talking Infared Thermometer is a thermometer designed for the blind and vision impaired with the intention to serve as a cooking and safety aid. The IRT-1 can measure the temperature of items being cooked, the oven, refrigerator, freezer, bath water, coffee, etc. Measures the temperature of an object or liquid without physical contact though the use of infrared energy. It includes a built in speech tutorial, and can be set to speak in English, Spanish, or French. The IRT-1 can help promote

Isis Audio Books

Isis Audio Books are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The books are unabridged voice recordings. Most are available on cassette tape, and some are available on CD. The company offers thousands of titles, including mysteries, thrillers, romances, and general fiction.

Itr-100A Hd Radio

The ITR-100A HD Radio is an AM, FM and HD radio with voice output controls and reading service receiver designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. As the user presses the buttons that control the radio, voice announcements guide the user and state the options available at each stage. Radio station information, time and settings are all assisted by vocal cues. The user can access a radio reading service by registering the radio's serial number with a local reading service p

Ivee Digit Voice Control Alarm Clock

The Ivee Digit Voice Control Alarm Clock is a voice input and output and low vision digital alarm clock designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, low vision or blindness. This clock understands 20 voice commands and enables the user to control functions such as setting the alarms, setting the time, and turning off the alarm by voice command. The voice input process is begun by addressing the clock with "Hello, Ivee!" The Ivee Digit also will speak the time, date, indoor

Ivee Flex Voice Control Alarm Clock Radio

The Ivee Flex Voice Control Alarm Clock Radio is a voice input and output and low vision alarm clock radio designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, low vision or blindness. This clock understands over 30 voice commands and enables the user to control functions such as setting the alarm, setting the time, turning off the alarm, setting an FM radio preset, and turning the digital radio on and off by voice command. The voice input process is begun by addressing the clock w

Ivotronic Touch Screen Voting System With Audio Ballot Feature

The iVotronic Touch Screen Voting System with Audio Ballot Feature is a voice output voting machine designed for use by voters who are blind or have low vision. The voice output feature presents both general use instructions and ballot choices to the voter in a human voice (not digitally synthesized) through headphones attached to the iVotronic unit. The voter puts on the audio headset provided with the unit, and the ballot is activated by inserting the ballot activator cartridge into the unit.

Izoom Web Screen Magnifier / Reader

iZoom Web is a Web-based screen magnification and screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This program magnifies the computer screen up to 32X with eight zoom modes. This software also offers color, cursor, font, speech enhancements and more. The software runs from the manufacturer's Web site at http://www.issist.ca and requires no download. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible personal computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium III, 1 Gigahertz p

Izoom2Go Screen Magnifier / Reader

iZoom2Go screen magnification and screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. The software is provided on a portable USB drive, making it available on any computer running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista with a USB port. The drive retains the user's settings for use on any computer. This program magnifies the computer screen up to 32X with eight zoom modes. This software also offers color, cursor, font, speech enhancements and more. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IB

J-Say Professional

J-Say Professional is a voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This product enables users of JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) to talk to the computer using a natural voice, and obtain speech feedback of their dictation and other related on-screen activity. This program supports use of the voice for computer input and control in conjunction with the keyboard. The program can be used for writing and formatting documents in a word processor such a

J-Talk Talking Bathroom Scale

The J-Talk Talking Bathroom Scale is a voice output digital scale designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has a large, stable weighing platform, with an extra-large digital LCD display and a foot-tap switch. A female voice speaks the user's weight in pounds and kilograms. Results are accurate within 1 percent of actual weight. POWER: Uses one 9-Volt battery. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.5 x 12.25 x 11.75 inches; the platform (LxW) is 12.25 x 11.75 inches. Display digits are

James Remind-O-Timer With Braille (Model J143Web)

The James Remind-O-Timer with Braille, model J143WEB, is a tactile alarm clock and timer designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This twelve hour analog clock has a buzzer alarm, timers, and a built-in socket for use with a bed shaker (not included). The timer can be set to start and stop electrical equipment and appliances. The buzzer is set by moving a series of small pins around the face. Any combination of quarter hour periods may be set. There are 48 set pins with a 16 minute "o

Japplis Speech

Japplis Speech is an online text-to-speech application designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or speech disabilities. This voice output program speaks the text as the user types. It can also read line-by-line, and there is a "Say It" button that prompt the Web-based program to speak selected text or all text if none is selected. Japplis Speech is available at the following website: http://speech.japplis.com. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux operating sys

Jawbone

JawBone is an interface program that allows the coordinated use of the JAWS for Windows screen reader program and the Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition program by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This product provides the necessary code for interoperability of Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional version 6.0 and JAWS for Windows version 4.0 and higher (neither included, see separate entries). It includes a lexicon of new commands to make operating a personal computer by

Jaws For Windows

JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows is a voice output screen reader program designed to read computer screens for persons who are blind or have low vision. JAWS for Windows installs its own speech synthesizer software, Eloquence for JAWS, which works with the Windows sound card and supports nine languages (U.S. and British English, Latin American and Castilian Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Finnish). Interactive talking installation makes it easy to set up with

Jaws Scripts

JAWS Scripts are screen reader script sets designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Scripts are program interfaces that facilitate the use of an application in conjunction with JAWS for Windows (see separate entry), the screen reader manufactured by Freedom Scientific. Scripts are currently available for Goldmine 6.0, Ms Publisher 2002, QuoteWerks 3.0, Quicken Expensable 98, SPSS 11.0, and Speak Freely. Custom scripting is also available for JAWS and/or Dragon NaturallyS

Jaws Training Bundle

The JAWS Training Bundle contains over 50 hours of one-on-one training sessions for JAWS, a voice output screen reader program designed for persons who are blind or have low vision (see separate entry). Produced in audio format using the DAISY standard, the JAWS Training Bundle is designed to be a starting place for both new JAWS users and those who need refresher training. It starts at the very beginning and teaches about basic Microsoft® Windows® and JAWS concepts. It then progresses to lesson

Jazz & Contemporary Chord Symbol Reading For The Blind Pianist

Jazz and Contemporary Chord Symbol Reading for the Blind Pianist is a Braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Subtitled "How to Read Braille Chord Charts in Live Performance," this instructional course-curriculum by Richard Taesch follows the progression of concepts as presented in An Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, Part I (see separate entry). While it takes two hands to play piano, one hand can be used for basic chord structures,

Jot A Dot Pocket Brailler

The Jot a Dot Pocket Brailler is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small, lightweight brailler has six keys for Braille entry. The keys have high contrast colors for identification by users with low vision. Braille is written from the left hand side of the page to the right, with 20 cells of braille per line. The user can read braille as it is written by turning the unit over. A built-in reading stand keeps the unit stable when resting

Juliet Pro 60

The Juliet Pro 60 is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer has a 40-character-wide embossing line and 60-characters-per-second speed for double-sided embossing (40-characters per second for single-sided printing). It can use either continuous tractor-feed paper or single sheets, hand-fed one at a time. A variety of different paper sizes and weights can be used. ET Speaks comes up talking automatically on the Juliet Pro 60, echoin

Jumbo Playing Cards With Braille (Model 126778)

The Jumbo Playing Cards with Braille, model 126778, playing cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These standard size cards have braille markings suits and values for easy identification. Users can identify cards by touch only. The cards are plastic coated.

Jumbo Talking Calculator

The Jumbo Talking Calculator is a large print, large button, voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This calculator's size is equivalent to a standard letter-size page. Features include an extra-large liquid crystal display (LCD) and an oversized black number pad with large white numbers. It has volume control that can be adjusted to high, low, or can be turned off completely, and the voice can be set to speak digits or the actual number value.

Jump & Learn Elmo

Jump & Learn Elmo is a touch activated educational toy designed for use by children with severe physical, vision, or upper extremity disabilities. By squeezing Elmo's hand, the child can choose from four modes of play: Jumping, singing, counting, and learning the alphabet. When Elmo jumps on his pogo stick, it makes a "boing" sound and Elmo will start play by coming up with a word, a number, or phrase that matches the selected mode of play.

Junior Assorted Primary Color Eye Patches

Junior Assorted Primary Color Eye Patches are eye patches designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision or temporary visual disabilities. Each patch has an elastic band to hold the patch in place over the eye. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 2 x 2.75 inches. COLORS: Pink and white, red, blue, and gold.

Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test (K-Fast) - Braille (Model 5-64500-00)

The Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test (K-FAST) - Braille, model 5-64500-00, is a braille assessment / evaluation tool designed for use to assess math and reading skills of children who blind or have low vision. This assessment is an individually administered test to determine the student's skills in applying knowledge of reading and arithmetic in a variety of real-life situations. Reading and arithmetic tasks on this test relate to everyday activities, such as understanding labels on drug

Kelvin Talking Thermostat

The Kelvin Talking Thermostat is a low vision thermostat designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, mobility disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This programmable thermostat controls heat, fan, and air conditioner functions. It can be operated by pushing its large tactile buttons, all of which talk, or through voice commands. To initiate voice commands, the user presses a button, claps hands, knocks on a table or desk, or whistles. When a button is pressed, a cl

Kenneth Jernigan Tactile Map

The Kenneth Jernigan Tactile Map is a tactile relief map of the United States designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The map shows all 50 states and their capitals, along with major rivers and mountain chains. The states are removable pieces. Instructions in print and Braille are included.

Key To Access

Key to Access is an accessibility software module, MP3 player, and digital recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. When this device is inserted into a computer's USB port, the user has access to a suite of ten accessibility tools: (1) Universal Reader for reading email and web pages; (2) E-Text Reader, a tool that allows the user to highlight, bookmark, search and extract text from a document; (3) Ultimate Talking Dictionary, a 250,000-

Keyboard Overlays For Apple Iie And Iigs (Models 9000, 9001, 9006, 9007, 9010, 9011, 9014 & 9015)

Keyboard Overlays are designed for use with the Apple IIe and IIGS computer for persons with sensory disabilities. The overlays are molded flexible plastic strips that cover rows of keys on the computer keyboard, while allowing full use of the keys. The overlays provide a way of temporarily labelling keys with colors, shapes, etc., and may be changed to correspond to different software programs that use different keys. Also available without labels affixed. Clear (unlabeled) or Numbers overlays

Keyboarding For Individual Achievement

Keyboarding for Individual Achievement is a typing instruction program for people with learning and reading disabilities (including dyslexia), blindness or low vision. This program teaches keyboarding skills through a visually- and audibly-cued, split screen, alphabetical approach that has been tested to meet the needs of children and adults with various learning style needs. There are three editions available - Students with Learning Disabilities; Students with Dyslexia; and Students with Visua

Keyread (Models Sm-22 & Sw-22)

KeyRead is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Tailored to users who may be new to the computer, this reader is controlled by the standard keyboard arrow keys and echoes each keystroke. This system works with most applications, including word processors and web browsers and offers selective reading of the screen and menus. COMPATIBILITY: Model SM-22 is for use on Macintosh computers and model SW-22 is for use on IBM and compatible computers e

Keystone Discrete

KeyStone Discrete is a voice output screen reader and utility program and voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program integrates discrete voice recognition technology with a text-to-speech screen reader and a homophone and spelling checker. It comprises KeyStone ScreenSpeaker (Discrete Edition) and DragonDictate software (see separate entries). In the speech recognition enrollment process, this program reads out the

Keystone Screenspeaker Solo

KeyStone ScreenSpeaker Solo is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Users can hear their work being spoken back while the text is being typed or dictated using voice recognition software (not included). Any mistakes can be found and corrected using spelling and homophone checkers. Any amount of the text can be read back at any time. Text can be read by character, word, line, sentence, pa

Kgs Automatic Braille Labeler

The KGS Automatic Braille Labeler is designed to produce Braille labels for individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This labeler can be used by persons with no Braille experience. It makes transparent single-line labels, which can be used to label hotel keys, signs, simple maps, cassettes, CD cases, vending machines, telephones, and other items. To make a label, the user selects grade 1 (the default) or grade 2 Braille, then chooses individual letters, numbers, and punctuatio

Kindle Keyboard & Kindle Keyboard 3G

The Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Keyboard 3G are voice output electronic book readers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or other disabilities that make reading difficult. These portable electronic book (e-book) readers includes a text-to-speech feature that will read aloud all books in English that are loaded onto the reader. Both models of the Kindle Keyboard hold up to 3,500 books in 4 gigabytes (GBs) of storage, and each can be used with audio books. Books can be

Kindle Touch & Kindle Touch 3G

The Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G are voice output electronic book (e-book) readers that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision or other disabilities that make reading difficult. These multi-touch portable e-book readers include a text-to-speech feature that will read aloud all books in English that are loaded onto the reader. Both models of the Kindle Touch hold up to 3,000 books in 4 gigabytes (GBs) of storage, and each can be used with audio books. Books can be downloa

Klick-Lock Padlock

The Klick-Lock Padlock is a tactile combination padlock designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The combination is selected using five levers, and the padlock is locked by clicking it shut.

KNFB Reader

The KNFB Reader is designed for use for individuals who are blind or have low vision.  It converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button on the iPhone.  Picture accuracy is facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control.   It allows users to capture pictures of virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and

Knfbreader Mobile

The knfbReader Mobile is a cell phone, optical character recognition device, and voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user takes a photo of the text to be read with the built-in cell phone camera, and the text is read aloud. An automatic viewfinder tells the user whether the entire document is in the photo. While the text is being read, the device can display the text on the phone’s built-in screen and highlight each word as it is spo

Ktp Series Thinline 2X6 With Braille Overlay

The KTP Series Thinline 2x6 with Braille Overlay is a braille control pad designed to make a variety of applications accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. This keypad has 12 keys in two columns and six rows, representing the numbers 0-9 and the star and pound signs. Each key is marked in braille and with white numbers or symbols on a black background. This keypad uses piezo technology with no moving parts to wear out. Usage of this keypad is indicated through an LED (light

Kts Refreshable Braille Display (Brailloterm 40/80 Cell Braille Display)

The KTS Refreshable Braille Display is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This display comes with software for translating text to braille and vice versa. The display is available models with 40 or 80 cells. Features include 6- or 8-dot braille selected by keystroke; screen navigation using 14 dedicated function keys; hardware cursor or 10 soft cursor tracking; display of attributes in monochrome or color modes; direct line selection;

Kurzweil - National Federation Of The Blind Reader

The Kurzweil - National Federation of the Blind Reader is a voice output optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld unit scans text and reads it aloud with synthetic speech. The user holds the unit's camera over print, and it snaps a picture. In seconds it reads the contents of the printed document in clear synthetic speech. Scanned text can be discarded, stored for later reading, or transferred to a computer or braille no

Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000 is an optical character recognition (OCR) program with voice output designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software package runs on a personal computer connected to a flatbed scanner. It scans books, magazine articles, and other printed documents, converts the printed text into electronic text files, and reads them aloud using RealSpeak, a human-sounding synthetic speech engine. Scanned documents can be edited using a text editor with voice output. Definiti

Lady's Prestige Braille Watch By Auguste Reymond

The Ladies’ Prestige Braille Watch by Auguste Reymond is a tactile watch designed for use by women who are blind. This watch features a round white face with raised braille zircons encircling the face; numbers at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10, and Swiss-made quartz movement. The watch face opens from the bottom (6 o’clock), and the watch case is thin with a curved styling that hugs the wrist. The watch case is available in gold or stainless steel, and the braille zircons are colored gold with the gold

Lady's Silver Tone Talking Watch

The Lady's Silver Tone Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by women who are blind or have low vision. The time is announced in a female voice. This four-button watch offers an optional hourly announcement, plus a choice of three alarms, cuckoo, beeps or a rooster crow. It has an indigo blue face with a silver tone bezel, and the hours are marked with silver slashes at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock and smaller silver dots at the remaining hours. It is available with a silver expansion

Laptalk

LapTalk is a voice output computer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a notebook computer with an integrated full-feature screen reader program (Window-Eyes Professional; see separate entry). The computer has an Intel Celeron one gigahertz (GHz) processor and a Windows operating system that allows it to run mainstream software. It has 256 megabytes (MB) random access memory (RAM) and a 20 gigabyte (GB) hard drive. Other features include an office suite that

Large Abacus (Model 1-03170-00)

The Large Abacus, model 1-03170-00, is an abacus designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision and fine motor disabilities. It is a 13-rod soroban abacus with large beads that can be used by those who lack fine motor skills. Both frame and beads are made of high impact plastic. DIMENSIONS (LxW): The frame measures 8.25 by 4.5 inches. Beads are approximately 7/15 inch in diameter.

Large Cell Perkins Brailler (Models 22-0114-3 & 22-0116-8)

Large Cell Perkins Braillers, models 22-0114-3 (manual) and 22-0116-8 (electric), are braille writers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These sturdy, portable machines are similar to the Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry), but produce larger braille cells with more space between the dots, allowing the braille to be read by persons with neurological problems affecting the sense of touch, including diabetic neuropathy. Each machine comes with a dust cove

Large Handle Stylus & Small Handle Stylus (Models 1-00200-00 & 1-00220-00)

The Large and Small Handle Styluses are Braille writing aids for individuals who are blind or have low vision. They are designed with wooden handles and rugged metal points. One side of the Large Handle Stylus, model 1-00200-00, is flattened to prevent the stylus from rolling. The Small Handle Stylus, model 1-00220-00, has a flat end. DIMENSIONS: Large stylus is 2 3/8 x 7/8 inches; small stylus measures 1 7/8 x .75 inches.

Large Table Top Chess Set For The Blind Or Those With Low Vision

The Large Table Top Chess Set for the Blind or Those With Low Vision is a tactile game designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This large tabletop chess set has two slide-open drawers that hold all the playing pieces for storage and transport. White pieces have bumps on top to differentiate them from the black pieces. On the board, black spaces are slightly raised over their counterparts so players can easily recognize playing fields. All spaces have holes to accept the peg

Large Textured Block (Model 1-03820-00)

For use in developing gross motor dexterity, visual and tactual discrimination, language, memory sequencing and simple matching skills. Four colors and 4 different textures make up the sides of this 3-inch- square block. Six insets, to be used in conjunction with the frame, duplicate the sides of the cube. For easy manipulation when matching insets with block sides, a "homing principle" is incorporated into the frame.

Large Wooden Eraser (Model 23-3701-2)

The Large Wooden Eraser, model 23-3701-2, is a braille eraser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is especially designed for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries).

Laser Pc6 With Text-To-Speech Option

The Laser PC6 with Text-to-Speech Option is a portable word processor designed for use by children or adults with vision, reading, or communication disabilities. This one-piece unit features a full-sized keyboard and a liquid crystal display (LCD). The text-to-speech cartridge ($50) plugs into the expansion slot in the back of the unit; the user then plugs in the headphones (included), adjusts the volume, and selects the text-to-speech option from the main menu to hear word-processing files, the

Laserline Graphics

LaserLine Graphics are tactile graphics designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. They are designed to provide clear and accurate tactile access to complex visual information, with various pattern fills, line styles, and directional indicators. These tactile graphics are produced to order as Vector-based graphics files in an XML-based conversion process. Items that can be converted into tactile graphics include maps, diagrams, flow charts, and educational materials in mat

Lawn Compass

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide outdoor directional training for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The device consists of two square frames, one placed horizontally through the center of the other, causing the two top boards to form an "x." The squares are attached at the top and the bottom with large diameter carriage bolts and wing nuts, which enables the unit to fold for portability. The vertical pieces are made of 2 x 4s and the horizontal pieces are made of 1 x 4s. Trian

Lcd Talking Travel Alarm Clock In Slim Style (Model Cl8847S)

The LCD Talking Travel Alarm Clock in Slim Style, model CL8847S, is a voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In addition to the alarm, this clock features a talking 24-hour countdown timer and a visual calendar that can show the year, month, day of the week, and date from 1990 to 2090 on a liquid crystal display (LCD). The alarm sound can be set as a crowing rooster, a beeping sound, or one of 16 melodies. This travel alarm clock also features

Le Chal System

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a navigational device similar to a white cane in the form of footwear (i.e. shoes) to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision in navigating to a specific geographic location. Anirudh Sharma, a young researcher at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bangalore, India designed this prototype system entitled "Le Chal," which is Hindi for "Take Me There." The Le Chal system is designed to assist users in navigating when walking to specific geo

Learn Braille

Learn Braille is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet and braille symbols. The program also provides training on Japanese braille, Hebrew braille, Korean braille and Chinese braille. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Apple iOS 2.0 or later.

Learn Keys: Verbal Keyboard Feedback (Models D-03410-00 & D-03410-Ed)

Learn Keys: Verbal Keyboard Feedback is a voice output keystroke announcement program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides human speech output for a variety of keyboard types via the computer's sound card and speakers. It can speak any key name and display the name on screen, and it can do this while other programs are running. The software comes with on-line help, documentation on CD-ROM, and quick start instructions in braille and large prin

Learning Ally Audio

Learning Ally Audio is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book reader for books in the standard DAISY formats. Learning Ally membership is required in order to use the app and download audiobooks from the Learning Ally website. The Direct Downloading feature allows the user to download audiobooks from their Learning Al

Learning Ladders

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To aid children with cognitive, vision, and other disabilities in setting independent living skills goals and tracking accomplishments. Designed to be made by the student and displayed in the classroom throughout the school year, the device is made of two vertical strips of posterboard with "rungs" made of strips of colored paper between them. When students master new skills, they can print or braille a sentence about their skill on a strip and staple the new "rung"

Learning Sensations Alphaspinner

The Learning Sensations AlphaSpinner is a voice output spelling tutorial device designed for use by children age three years and up with visual, cognitive, or learning disabilities. This interactive spinner enables children to "dial up" letters, hear their phonetic sounds, hear an associated word, and more. Once the basics are mastered, children can move to the next level and learn spelling. Users can quiz themselves or simply enjoy learning letters with sounds and music.

Learning Sensations Numberspinner

The Learning Sensations NumberSpinner is a math skills game designed for use by children age three years and up with visual, cognitive, or learning disabilities. This interactive spinner incorporates three learning modes that help children recognize how numbers look and sound, learn to count, and learn number sequencing. When children are ready to progress, a button switches the learning mode to simple addition and subtraction. Music and sound add to the fun.

Learning Sensations Play With Letters Desk

Learning Sensations Play with Letters Desk is a tactile discrimination training and sensory integration activity designed for use by children with visual, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. This preschool desk incorporates touch, sight, and sound to teach the alphabet, phonics, spelling, rhyming, and introductory reading skills. It features a rectangular desktop with storage space for 26 textured and Braille-labeled letters, a carrying handle, a writing surface, dry eraser, spelling and p

Lechal Shoe Insoles

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a shoe insole that vibrates to be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The insole vibrates to alert users when they’re supposed to make a turn, acting like a real-time GPS device for their feet. The insole will provide subtle feedback about where a user is going and in what direction. Can be used in conjunction with eye free interface application to further aid in directions.

Led Signaleyes Pedestrian Signal

The LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal system provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit (see separate entry), a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with animated, moving eyes that induce improved looking behavior by pedestrians for gr

Let's Multiply

Let's Multiply is a braille multiplicatin table designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. By moving their hands vertically and horizontally over this multiplication table, children find the multiplicand, the multiplier and the product. The table shows products up to 12 x 12. Adjacent rows and columns have contrasting colors. The table includes both braille and tactile raised numbers.

Letter Art 9.4 With Braille Translator

Letter Art 9.4 with Braille Translator is a braille graphics program designed as signmaking software for producing Grade 2 Braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Letter Art 8.6 is a basic sign making program with three packages to offer. The Base package offers 35 registered trade name fonts and the ability to support printers, plotters, vinyl cutters, engravers, and routers. The Full package also offers fast direct scanning capabilities, automatic welding, unlimited special e

Letter Writing Guide (Models 282101 & 435288)

Letter Writing Guides are designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The guides are durable sheets with 13 apertures having standard line spacing. OPTIONS: Model 292102 is aluminum, model 435288 is plastic. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 8.5 inches.

Lexiflow

Lexiflow is a voice output electronic book player program designed for use by publishers of books and student assessments. This program enables publishers to create talking Flash eBooks and assessments that are accessible to students who require read-aloud support. Pages are converted from PDF to talking Adobe Flash for playback using the free Adobe Flash Player. Books are displayed in an exact representation of the printed content on PC or Mac in any industry standard Internet browser. In addit

Liberty Glucose Meter

The Liberty Glucose Meter is a voice output glucose analyzer designed for use by seniors or individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This no-coding unit allows the user to test blood glucose using alternate sites such as a fingertip or forearm, with a minimum 0.5-microliter blood sample. It provides glucose readings in as little as four seconds. Results appear on a large display as well as being spoken. The unit has a 500-test result memory with date and time, and 7-, 14- and

Library Of Congress Cassette Player (Model Loc-3)

Portable cassette player that plays Library of Congress formatted four track cassette recordings. Includes: variable speed control from 15/16 to 1 7/8 inches per second, capability of two track recording on blank tape using either built-in or external microphones, large 3 inch speaker and high gain amplifier, lockable pause control, cassette eject, bidirectional scan capability for quick location of marker tones, automatic level control and tone indexing for two track recording. POWER: AC adapte

Librette Turnkey System & Libra Turnkey System

The Librette Turnkey System and Libra Turnkey System are personal computer systems pre-loaded with optical character recognition (OCR), screen magnification, web browser, and voice output software, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Librette system includes a personal computer running the Windows XP operating system, with a monitor, printer, and scanner, pre-loaded with VIP Scan/Read/Write, a voice output OCR program, and PnC Net, a voice output web browser tha

Lifesource Talking Auto-Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor (Model Ua-767T)

LifeSource Talking Auto-Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor is a voice output sphygmomanometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit comes with a medium- sized cuff that automatically inflates at the touch of a button. When the measurement is complete, systolic and diastolic pressure and pulse are announced in a clear voice and shown simultaneouly on a digital display. The unit shuts off automatically after four announcements of the measurement or may be stopped

Light Detector

Light Detector is a light detection program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to detect light sources. Light Detector transforms natural or artificial light sources it encounters into sounds. The user launches the app, points the device’s camera towards a direction, and the app will produce a higher or lower sound depending on the intensity of the light. Light Detector can be u

Light Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a modified white cane for users who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick is a white cane and voice output reading machine and money identifier for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick has an obstacle sensor at the end of the cane section to alert the user of obstacles ahead. The modular handgrip detaches from the cane, and it can serve as a voice output scanner that can read written text aloud to the use

Light Switch Extension

The Light Switch Extension is an adaptive tool that provides an alternative way for wheelchair users, individuals of short stature, and people with limited mobility or impaired vision to access light switches. The Light Switch Extension is an unbreakable, clear rod that can be “slipped” over almost any standard light switch. No tools are required for installation. And because of its unobtrusive design and clear color, the Light Switch Extension can blend in with any décor. Moreover, it does not

Lighting Guide Kit Homegrown Video

Lighting Guide Kit Homegrown Video is a DVD series, facilitated by American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) Project Leader, Elaine Kitchel. This series addresses the research behind the development of the Better Vision Lamp and APH’s commitment to provide the best light possible for students with visual impairments. In this video users discuss the types of tasks they are able to accomplish while using the lamp – from doing homework, completing reading assignments and paying the bills,

Lighting Guide Kit With Better Vision Lamp

The Better Vision Lamp and large print booklet, What Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Need to Know About Lighting is designed to provide teachers, administrators, parents, and practitioners the information needed to make decisions about lighting to make their student or child as productive and comfortable as possible. This short, easy-to-read book presents information, based upon the latest research, about light and its physical properties. It shows consumers how to judge what kind o

Lime Aloud

Lime Aloud is a voice output music composition program and optical music notation reader program for use by people who are blind or have low vision. Working with JAWS for Windows (see separate entry), Lime Aloud allows the user to navigate through a musical score using standard cursor keys, and it enables a computer to play each note or chord and verbally describe related annotations such as accents, staccato marks, lyrics and ties. Lime Aloud includes the Lime notation editor and the SharpEye M

Line Scale (Model 23-0101-8)

The Line Scale, model 23-0101-8, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches to the back of a Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry) to enable the user to determine how many lines of braille are left to emboss. The scale is marked in braille and print, with the print markings featuring light numbers on a dark background.

Lingo Pacifica Talk 10 Language Talking Translator (Model Tr-2203)

The Pacifica Talk 10 Language Talking Translator, model TR-2203, is a voice output multi language talking translator designed for use by individuals with low vision. This pocket size electronic interpreter translates English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. This interpreter translates, displays, and correctly pronounces over 200,000 words and 23,000 popular phrases. Features include a backlit large four line liquid crystal display (LCD), 32k m

Liquid Level Indicator (Models 1004, 1005 & 1006)

Audible liquid level indicator. Two small electrodes which act as liquid sensors. Speaker produces tone when liquid reaches electrodes. Powered by internal battery. Approximately the size of a penlight flashlight. Must be used with Audicator Model 1001. Short model 4 inches long for household use. Long model 30 cm long for laboratory use. Fixed model for laboratory use.

Listen And Think (Models 1-08510-00, 1-03890-00 & 1-03910-00)

Listen and Think is a recorded auditory and cognitive skills training program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This three-level cassette tape lesson series develops and improves listening comprehension and thinking skills. Level AR (Auditory Readiness), model 1-08510-00, covers basic listening skills such as understanding location (e.g., up and down), using the senses, comparing, and classifying. It includes an introductory tape, 15 lesson tapes, 250 simple multiple

Literacy Pack

The Literacy Pack is a set of access and literacy items, including a keyboard interface, a voice output word processor program, and a spelling tutorial program, designed for use by individuals with cognitive, visual, and upper extremity disabilities. This package includes IntelliKeys and IntelliTalk (see separate entries) by IntelliTools and Spell-A-Word (see separate entry). COMPATIBILITY: Versions are available for use with Macintosh computers or IBM and compatible computers equipped with Wind

Literacy Productivity Pack - Version 14.0

Literacy Productivity Pack – Version 14.0 is a suite of reading and writing software applications designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. Programs include Premier Launch Pad; Worksheet Wizard; Write Now; English Talking Dictionary, a voice output dictionary; the Universal Reader Plus, a voice output program; Scan and Read Pro, a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) and audio file creation program; Text-To-Audio, an audio file creatio

Literary Braille Practice Sentences (Model Brw-Fb-Us1)

Literary Braille Practice Sentences, model BRW-FB-US1, is a braille training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). The package contains worksheets that allow students to review and practice reading braille letters, punctuation, and contractions. The literary braille contractions are introduced sequentially, and the student is never asked to use a c

Little People Animal Sounds Zoo

The Little People Animal Sounds Zoo is an educational toy designed for use by children age twelve months and up with neurological, fine motor, visual, or cognitive disabilities. This interactive playset includes chunky pieces for ease in grasping and pressing the animal footprints in the zoo habitat produces animal sounds. Children can help the zookeeper feed the polar bear, monkey, seal, lion, and elephant with the included "food." Removable fences open and close. The zookeeper and his truck ar

Little People Musical Zoo Train

The Little People Musical Zoo Train is an educational toy designed for use by children age twelve months and up with neurological, fine motor, visual, or cognitive disabilities. When the train is pulled along, a teeter-tooter on one care goes up and down, the giraffe in another car spins, and pressing the dtiver activates the song "If I Could Talk to the Animals," complete with a tiger that roars, a parrot that squawks, and a giraffe munching lunch. The cars can also be played with seperately.

Livedescribe

LiveDescribe is audio description authoring software for digital video sesigned to make video accessible to individuals with vision disabilities. This software enables users to share audio descriptions created for video via the LiveDescribe website. The site stores only the audio description; users must have their own copy of the video. Descriptions on the site may be searched by video type (movie, music video, television show, or Web video), by genre (action, animation, comedy, crime, documenta

Locator Dots

Locator Dots are tactile markers designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This set of six small plastic raised dots can be used as tactile reference points on a keyboard, cell phone, or other appliance. DIMENSIONS: The diameter of each dot is 0.375 inch. COLOR: Clear or orange.

Locator-Dots

Locator-Dots, also called Loc-Dots, are tactile markers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These plastic, adhesive-backed dots are clear and can be used to mark light switches, oven controls, house keys, alarm clocks, telephones, tape recorders, etc. They can also be used as keytop overlays to designate certain keys on a computer keyboard. The package contains six dots.

Logan Braillecoach

The Logan BrailleCoach is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision and use braille. This devices face features a raised red button and a small speaker. The user places a laminated tag with a single braille letter, word or phrase over the red button, and when the tag is pressed on the button, the letter, word or phrase is spoken by the BrailleCoach. The Logan BrailleCoach comes with 26 braille pre-programmed tags with each letter of the alpha

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this computer game, the player commands a submarine fighting enemy forces. The game requires skill in using a compass, working with large numbers, and being aware of one's location at all times. This voice output game program comes on a CD-ROM and consists of speaking WAV files. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: DOS; sound card; speech synthesiz

Lookout Screen Reader

LookOUT Screen Reader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program speaks what the user types; reads documents, e-mails, and web pages aloud; reads tables; announces format, attribute information, and where the user is in the system; speaks contextual help information; and accesses some CD-ROM reference works. No extra speech synthesizer is required. The user can select speed, pitch, volume, and male and female voice optio

Looktel Money Reader

The LookTel Money Reader is a money identification program for people with blindness, low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is designed to be used with the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch (fourth generation). The application works with the iPhone’s or iPod’s camera to identify U.S. currency. It supports $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. The app analyzes the image of the bill and speaks the denomination. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Appl

Loquendo Asr

Loquendo ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. It can be used to provide voice control for a variety of devices, such as home appliances; cellular phones; mainframe, desktop and mobile computers; and automobile navigation and telecommunications systems. The software is able to recognize a wide variety of speakers, and it can handle continuous speech using statistic

Loquendo Tts

Loquendo TTS (Text to Speech) is a speech synthesis and voice output program designed for use in communication aids and to provide verbal access for individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. Applications include personal and tablet computers; augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices; talking cellular phones; email and SMS readers; talking kiosks, bus stops and other stand-alone computerized devices; on-board and station announcements, and e-learning d

Loquendo Tts Director

Loquendo TTS Director is a software authoring tool designed for use by application designers in adding voice output to their software or application to make it accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision, or have learning disabilities. This multi-platform Java development tool helps the application developer to write vocal messages for applications and to add voice output using any kind of text. The developer may change the voice, adjust the reading mode, and modify acoustic and p

Lots Of Dots: Learning My Abc's (Model 1-10000-00)

Lots of Dots: Learning My ABC's, model 1-10000-00, is a braille alphabet book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This raised-line coloring book is designed for future large-print and braille readers. It facilitates braille character recognition through repetitive activities designed for young children. Each letter of the alphabet has two pages. The first page features a jumbo braille cell, with six raised-line open circles. The upper and lower case letters are shown w

Love To Hug Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, And Piglet

Love to Hug Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Piglet are stuffed animals designed for use by children with upper extremity, vision, and severe physical disabilities. These squeezable stuffed animals (each sold separately) ask for more hugs once thet have been squeezed. When the child leaves them alone for a few moments, they asked to be hugged again.

Low Vision Connect Four

Low Vision Connect Four is a tactile game designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This game consists of an upright board on a stand. Two players alternate dropping round, checkers-like pieces in the top of the board as they attempt to line up four checker pieces in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally to win. Pieces have tactile markings for identification. COLOR: The board is yellow, the stand is blue, and playing pieces are red and black.

Low Vision Giant Touch Dominoes (Model 6Gdftw)

The Low Vision Giant Touch Dominoes, model 6GDFTW, are dominoes designed for use by individuals who are blind or have fine motor or grasping disabilities or low vision. The set includes 28 large wooden dominoes with raised dots. DIMENSIONS: Each domino is 4.25 x 2 x 0.25 inches. COLOR: Black dots on a white background.

Low-Cost Portable Braille Writer

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an inexpensive, portable Braille writing device with no electronic components for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Four mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins designed a portable low-cost Braille writing device that has no electronic components. To keep assembly and maintenance costs low, this hand-held writer operates in a purely mechanical fashion. It features six buttons that can be depressed to produce any of t

Ls&s Quartz Talking Watches (Models Lhs-127, Lhs-131, Lhs-130, & Lhs-129)

The LS&S Quartz Talking Watches are designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. All models of these analog watches are available in men's or ladies' styles and feature large faces with large numerals, second hands, alarms, push-button time announcement, and expansion bands. OPTIONS: The man's styles for model LHS-130 and LHS-131 are available with Spanish speech. COLOR: Models LHS-127 and 129 have black faces with white numerals, markings, and hands. Models LHS-130

Ls&s Talking Indoor/outdoor Thermometer

The Talking Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Users touch a button to hear the indoor and outdoor temperature spoken. Reading can be set to Fahrenheit or Celsius. LCD visual display can show either indoor or outdoor temperature. Has an alarm feature to signal if temperature goes above or below a set range.

Luggage Identifier / Locator

The Auditory Luggage Identifier/Locator is an audible luggage locator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The device consists of a small transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter stays with the user and attaches to any keychain. The receiver attaches easily and securely to any luggage handle. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included).

Lumiscope Talking Wrist Automatic Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor (Model 1145)

The Talking Wrist Automatic Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor, model 1145, is a voice output sphygmomanometer and pulse meter designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit displays blood pressure and pulse readings with time and date and clearly announces measurements. It has dual memory zones with 60 memories each, and features auto-off and a World Health Organization hypertension alert system. It comes with a storage case. POWER: Uses 2 triple-A batteries. DIMENSIO

Lumitest

The LumiTest is a light probe designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device emits a tone that increases in pitch as light is approached, and when it is in direct contact with materials, lighter colors are indicated by a higher-pitched tone. It can be used to tell whether lights are on, to locate a light source in a room, to tell whether an LED is solid or flashing, to determine whether a page has print on it, or to find the blank space on a letter to write a signa

Lux Long Ring Timer (Model 2428)

The Lux Long Ring Timer, model 2428, is a tactile timer for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. It times periods from 1 to 60 minutes. The rotary center knob has raised lines each minute and a raised print number and line at each 5 minute interval going clockwise. The timer has a spring wound movement in a high impact plastic case. OPTIONS: Antimicrobial (white, almond, black, and green only). WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. COLOR: White, almond, hunter green, cobalt blue, slate blue, mauve, o

Mac Os X Version 10.2 Jaguar

Mac OS X Jaguar is a computer operating system with built-in keyboard modification, mouse emulator, screen magnification, speech synthesizer, visual beep indicator, voice input, and voice output programs, designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf or hard of hearing, or who have low vision or upper extremity disabilities. For users with low vision, this operating system provides a Zoom display option that uses the Quartz rendering and compositing engine to magnify the contents of the sc

Macmillan Audiobooks

Audio Renaissance Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Audiobooks include abridged and unabridged titles in cassette, CD, and digital delivery formats. Many are audio editions of fiction and non-fiction titles from Holtzbrinck trade publishers, including Farrar Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt and Company, Picador, St. Martin's Press, and Tor Books. Authors include Michael Cunningham, Janet Evanovich, Frederick Forsyth, Brian Herbert and

Maestro

Maestro is a voice output personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an HP iPAQ Pocket PC made accessible by means of a text-to-speech application and a tactile keyboard membrane over the PDA touch screen. Functions include a calendar, contact list, notetaking, and access to text files. Notes can be taken directly using the tactile keyboard or an external wireless braille or alphabetic keyboard. Files can be transferred to and from

Magic Chef Talking Microwave Oven

The Magic Chef Talking Microwave Oven is a voice output microwave oven designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 1000-watt oven provides spoken confirmation of all functions in a clear male voice. A press of any button will tell the user what each button does. Around each button of the keypad is a raised ring so that the user can locate and press a specific button. Other features include adjustable cook time, four power level settings (Hi, Medium, Low, and Defrost),

Magna Wonder Knife

The Magna Wonder Knife, also called the Victorinox Forschner Precise , is a knife designed with a cutting guide for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This all-purpose, stainless steel knife has a blade with a scalloped edge. The adjustable guide is also detachable and can cut slices from 1/16 to 1/2 inch thick. The knife never needs sharpening and it is dishwasher safe. OPTIONS: Right or left hand knife; replacement guide mechanism. DIMENSIONS: Blade is 8.25 inches.

Magnetic Backgammon

Magnetic Backgammon is a tactile board game designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. It features a white magnetic board with tactile markings, magnetic colored pieces, and tactile dice. Instructions in print and Braille are included. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Board is 14 x 14 inches.

Magnetic Dominoes

Magnetic Dominoes are designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. The set includes a magnetic board, 28 magnetic dominoes with raised dot markings, and instructions in print and Braille. COLOR: The board and the dominoes are white.

Magnetic Tape For Braille Labeling (Models 454355 & 454358)

Tape for the 3M Braille labeler, BTW 400, or Braille slates, 1/2 inch wide. magnetic backing permits reuse on steel surfaces such as cans. One package per roll, 96 inches long. Model 454358 3/4 inches wide and 197 inches long.

Magnilink Voice

MagniLink Voice is a portable reading machine that is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. MagniLink Voice can be customized for the user. The reading speed, volume, audio profiles, voices and light can be adjusted to the user’s specifications. This device supports SAP15, which allows use of additional voices from third party suppliers, such as Acapela/infovox4. The MagniLink reads misaligned documents and allows voice feedback for all functions. There is also automa

Mailing Envelopes For Braille (Model 1-04230-00)

Mailing Envelopes for Braille, model 1-04230-00, are envelopes for mailing braille designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These envelopes can be used to mail or store brailled sheets up to 11.5 x 11 inches in size. The envelopes are blank with self-sealing flaps, and hold approximately 30 sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12.5 x 12.5 inches. COLOR: White.

Maintenance Sign With Braille (Model Rsme-420)

The Maintenance Sign with Braille, model RSME-420, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sign features the word, "Maintenance," in raised print with the Grade II braille equivalent just under the printed text. This surface mount sign has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved top color layer that provides a tactile feel and a matte finish for better visibility. The unit is available with permanent acrylic adhesive with removeable bac

Manila Transcribing Paper, 3-Hole Punch Or 19-Hole Punch

Manila Transcribing Paper is braille notebook filler paper available in 3-hole punch (no. 1-04660-00) or 19-hole punch (no. 1-04650-00). DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches (3-hole punch only; 500 sheets, $14.50) and 11.5 x 11 inches (450 sheets, $16.25).

Maps Of Alaska

Maps of Alaska is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The book is divided into two sections. The first half of the book contains overall maps showing land regions, cities and towns, rivers, mountains, national parks and native corporations, boroughs and climate. The second half of the book divides the state into seven regions: Brooks Range and North Slope, Fairbanks and the Interior, Anchorage and South Central Alaska, West Coast, Kodiak

Maps Of California

Maps of California is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Northern, Central, and Southern California; San Francisco; Yosemite National Park; the Los Angeles area; and San Diego. Each area has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map. The maps show location of major cities, rivers and lakes, mountains, highways, parks, and counties, each of which

Maps Of Canada And The United States

Maps of Canada and the United States is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps is divided into three sections. The first section contains four thematic maps that show major cities, land forms, elevation and climate of Canada and the U.S. The second section contains six maps of Canada including enlarged maps of the Maritime Provinces and the Great Lakes Region. The third section contains 18 maps of the U.S. and its territo

Maps Of Individual U.s. States

Maps of Individual U.S. States is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This set of maps covers the following U.S. states in separate volumes: Maine (27 pages in total and 11 maps with keys), New Hampshire (29 pages in total and 11 maps with keys), Vermont (18 pages in total and nine maps with keys), Massachusetts (48 pages in total, 15 maps with keys, and information about and overall maps of Boston), Connecticut and Rhode Island (38 pages

Maps Of Kansas

Maps of Kansas is a set of braille and tactile maps designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume includes three pages of pertinent facts about Kansas. It also provides an overview map of the state, as well as individual maps of cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, and yearly precipitation. Maps of Kansas also includes a more detailed map of Kansas City. Each area has an introductory page in braille followed by a full page tactile map. SI

Maps Of Michigan

Maps of Michigan is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In addition to providing an overview of the state and the upper peninsula, Maps of Michigan offers individual maps showing cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, and climate. It also includes a detailed map showing the vicinity of Detroit. Each area has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map.

Maps Of Morocco

Maps of Morocco is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps contains 19 pages and seven maps with keys. The maps show cities and physical features and are labeled in braille.

Maps Of Russia And Its Former Republics

The Maps of Russia and Its Former Republics is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The maps show boundaries, rivers, and major cities as of 1997, each of which has a braille label. This volume of maps contains 16 pages and six maps.

Maps Of South Carolina

Maps of South Carolina is a set of braille and tactile maps designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume includes two pages of pertinent facts about South Carolina. It also provides an overview map of the state, as well as individual maps of cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, yearly precipitation and average temperature. Maps of South Carolina also includes more detailed maps of Charleston and Hilton Head Island. Each area has an intro

Maps Of The Bible Lands - Old Testament

Maps of the Bible Lands – Old Testament is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Ancient World; Abraham; Exodus; Kingdoms of Saul, David, Solomon, Israel, and Judah; Assyrians; Babylonians; Persians; Alexander; Seleucids; and Maccabees. The atlas contains no text, keys labeled in braille, and can be used by serious students of the Bible or ancient history. There are 98 pages in total and 25 maps.

Maps Of The British Isles

Maps of the British Isles is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Overall maps show boundaries, bodies of water, mountains and hills. Maps of each region show cities, towns, major rivers, and counties or regions, each of which has a braille label. Places of interest in the Greater London area and an overall map of London are also included. The at

Maps Of The State Of Hawaii

Maps of the State of Hawaii is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers eight major islands; and a general view of the city of Honolulu and of Pearl Harbor are included in the maps of the island of Oahu. Each island has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and general information followed by one or more key pages and a full page tactile map. The atlas contains 55 pages and 10 maps with keys.

Maps Represent Real Places: Map Study I (Model 1-01130-00)

Maps Represent Real Places: Map Study I, model 1-01130-00, is map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training curriculum introduces map concepts by having students map a classroom and other known environments. Students learn to find objects and to identify map symbols representing those objects. This program includes 80 lessons in print; tactile, high-contrast color maps of various room arrangements; sheets for student mapping exercises; and large

Marathon Brailler

The Marathon Brailler is a desk-top Braille printer designed to provide single-sided embossing for individuals who are blind. The user sets printing control parameters with a built-in keypad (no dip switches). Up to 16 different sets of parameters can be stored in the Marathon's permanent memory. Eight pre-programmed sets for popular microcomputer configurations are provided with the system. Control parameters can be verified via a 32-character visual display or in Braille. When used with Braill

Marburg Braille Writing Slate

The Marburg Braille Writing Slate, model 30712, is a manual braille writing aid designed to allow brailling an entire 8.5 x 11 inch page without having to move the slate or adjust the paper. The slate is made of durable plastic and has 30 cells per line. DIMENSIONS: 8.75 x 12 inches. COLOR: Black.

Marks Script Guide

The Marks Script Guide is a clipboard equipped with a horizontal writing guides to help individuals with visual disabilities or with limited dexterity to write in longhand. The clipboard holds standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The horizontal guide slides up and down the left side of the blipboard, one line at a time.

Marvel Math

Marvel Math is a math tutorial program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This program enables teachers to create multi-media versions of math tests. Tests can be created by converting a printed test or math book page into an electronic test, or the program can generate questions based on the teacher's specifications. The program supports addition, subtraction, multiplication, division with or without remainders, exponents, and decimals. Test questions can be presente

Math Drill Cards (Models 1-03551-00, 1-03552-00, 1-03553-00, 1-03554-00, & 1-03555-00)

Math Drill Cards are braille math cards designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. Five sets are available. One set shows numbers and math signs in the Nemeth braille math code (Number & Math Sign Cards, model 1-03551-00), and the other four sets show arithmetic equations and solutions (Addition Cards, model 1-03552-00; Subtraction Cards, 1-03553-00; Multiplication Cards, model 1-03554-00, and Division Cards, model 1-03555-00). The math number and sign cards have a Nemeth

Math Flash

Math Flash is a voice output math tutorial program designed for use by elementary students who are blind or have low vision. This program helps students age six years and up sharpen their math skills with talking flash cards. This self-voicing program uses a computer's sound card to communicate instructions, drills, practice sessions, and games. Students can select their own favorite Math Mentor character. Teachers can modify the number of problems and their degree of difficulty, and insert cust

Math Window Basic Math

Math Window Basic Math is a math training aid designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This math teaching aid consists of a magnetic board and tiles that allow students with visual disabilities to build and solve math problems, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. Numerals can be configured as whole numbers, decimals, or fractions. The tiles are available with numerals and symbols in standard and large print and in Nemeth Code, a braille m

Math Window Braille Geometry Kit

The Math Window Braille Geometry Kit is a math training aid and tactile graphics set for math designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This math teaching aid consists of a double-sided magnetic board and extra-thick tiles labeled with print and Nemeth Code, a braille math code. This kit allows blind students to work and solve geometric problems, as well as, graph them. This kit contains point markers for locating points and plotting squares to help a student accurately plot

Mathematics Made Easy For Children With Visual Impairment

Mathematics Made Easy for Children with Visual Impairment, by Dr. M.N.G. Mani, Aree Plernchaivanich, G.R. Ramesh, and Larry Campbell, is a manual on math training for blind students. This book helps children who are blind or have low vision to master secondary level mathematics by providing their teachers and parents with a resource for improving instructional strategies. The material presented in this publication is divided into five modules. Module 1 deals with the commonly used methods of tea

Mathtalk / Scientific Notebook

MathTalk / Scientific Notebook (MT/SN) is a combination of voice input and Braille output software configured to make Scientific Notebook 4.0 accessible to students and teachers who are blind or have low vision, or who have upper extremity disabilities. Scientific Notebook is a mathematical word processing program suitable for math and science reports, homework, and exams. It allows the user to create attractive documents that seamlessly combine text, mathematics, and graphics. Scientific Notebo

Mathtype

MathType is a mathematics editing program that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is compatible with most screen reading programs and a variety of assistive technology products used to access a computer. The Windows version can function as a mathematical braille translation program as it has built-in compatibility with the ViewPlus Tiger braille printers (see separate entries). The Windows version can be used by teachers with no knowledge of braille to create braill

Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard

The Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard is a keyboard with tactile keys designed for use by individuals who benefit from tactile feedback, including touch typists who are blind or have low vision. Each key is built on an individual Alps mechanical switch, which provides tactile feedback and audible clicks when the key is pressed. The keyboard also allows faster typing speeds, as anti-ghosting circuitry (also called n-key rollover) allows the user to type faster without missing or added letters. The key

Matsumoto Stereo-Copying System

The Matsumoto Stereo-Copying System is a tactile graphics copier system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of a stereo-copying machine and a stero-copying developer, which are used together with special capsule-coated paper. The capsule paper resembles braille paper in color and thickness, but its surface is coated uniformly with several hundred million thermo-expandable microcapsules that look like flour and which expand to several hundred time

Maxlupe

The MAXLUPE is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision.It can be used anywhere to serve the user to read text or ­look at colored photos. An improvement is the new Li-Ion battery technology, which offers an extended operating time of approximately 2 hours of continuous use. The batteries can be easily replaced by the user himself. The user of the new MAXLUPE can also benefit from the new integrated writing stand when doing crosswords, signing letters or making

Mccarron Assessment Of Neuromuscular Development (Model S104)

The McCarron Assessmnet of Neuromuscular Development (MAND), model S104, is a motor skills evaluation system designed for use by individuals with balance, fine motor, grasping, neurological, or walking disabilies. The system includes a test manual, one package of MAND-VI Score Forms, a hand dynamometer, a stopwatch-timer, a walking line, and other components for measuring fine and gross motor functions. OPTIONS: Tactile Strip for MAND Walking Line (model X132) to enable individuals who are blind

Mcduffy Reader

The McDuffy Reader is a manual for teaching Braille to adults who are blind or have low vision and who are learning braille. This primer was written by Sharon Duffy. OPTIONS: A teacher's manual is available; the primer and the teacher's manual are both available in braille, large print, and cassette versions.

Med Glide System 7

The Med Glide System 7 is a pill organizer and voice output medication reminder designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision or individuals with memory issues who take medication several times daily. The Med Glide System 7 includes seven daily pill organizers, each of which has four numbered compartments with room for multiple pills, capsules, and tablets. Each organizer opens a closes with the touch of a finger. In addition to the organizers, the system includes an easily progra

Med-Time Automatic Pill Dispenser

Med-Time Automatic Pill Dispenser is an audible medication reminder designed for use by individuals who have memory or cognitive disabilities, or who are blind or have low vision. The unit has two trays with 28 compartments each that hold pills of various shapes and sizes, and it can be programmed to remind and dispense medications and vitamins from one to four times daily. When the alarm sounds, the trays rotate into position and make the appropriate pills available. Tilting the tray dispenses

Megadots

MegaDots is a braille text editor and translation program designed to enable the user to produce printed or brailled output from the same computer document. The program is a style-based word processor (the user assigns a style to a block of text and the program handles all formatting commands). The program comes with predefined styles for items such as headings, items in a list, tables of contents and indices. The program can import documents from 95 different file formats (including Macintosh a

Megamath

MegaMath is a mathetmatical braille translation program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This add-on to the MegaDots braille translation program (see separate entry) can be used to produce math from simple arithmetic to advanced calculus in Nemeth code. Menus let the user choose from several notation systems for entering fractions, geometry symbols and shapes, algebra, and integrals, with shortcuts provided for common math symbols. Users can also create their own

Megaword Game

Megaword is a Braille crossword board game designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. It is similar to Scrabble, and features large, bold print letters on a white game board with a Brailled overlay. Recessed squares hold the playing pieces. The bold print letter pieces have Braille overlays. Braille and large print instructions are included. DIMENSIONS: The playing pieces are 0.75 inch square.

Memovoice Notepad

The Memovoice Notepad is a braille notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Memovoice Notepad has a seven-point Braille keyboard and voice output in several languages, delivered through headphones or a built-in speaker. Functions include an alarm clock, calendar, appointments list, events list, and notepad. The Memovoice Notepad has a 256 kilobyte (KB) flash memory and 128 KB random access memory (RAM), with 2 megabytes (MB) total memory. POWER: Uses two 1.5 vo

Men Restroom Ada Sign & Women Restoom Ada Sign

Men Restroom ADA and Women Restroom ADA Signs are braille signs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These signs have a pictogram of a man or a woman with the word "Men" or "Women" in sans serif lettering and braille. The signs are made of high impact styrene with a non-glare surface and can be used outdoors or indoors. Double-faced adhesive tape is included on the back for mounting. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 6 inches. These signs are 1/8 inch thick with 0.5-inch radius

Men's Braille Standard Watch By Auguste Reymond

The Men’s Braille Standard Watch by Auguste Reymond is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind. This Braille watch features round silver face with raised silver braille dots around the face; numbers at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10; a palladium-plated case; and Swiss quartz movement. The watch face opens from the bottom (6 o’clock). DIMENSIONS: The case is 1.08 inches in diameter. COLOR: The watch is available with a brown leather band or a palladium toned expansion band.

Men's Prestige Braille Watch By Auguste Reymond

The Men’s Prestige Braille Watch by Auguste Reymond is a tactile watch designed for use by men who are blind. This watch features a round white face with raised braille zircons encircling the face; numbers at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10; and Swiss-made quartz movement. The watch face opens from the bottom (6 o’clock), and the watch case is thin with a curved styling that hugs the wrist. The watch case is available in gold or stainless steel, and the braille zircons are colored gold with the gold cas

Menus That Talk

Menus That Talk is a voice output menu device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable, compact device speaks to restaurant guests describing food items selected by the customer. The device consists of a hand-held touchscreen unit approximately the size of a DVD case. A snap-in menu insert has text and braille, customized for the restaurant's menu. Guests press illuminated buttons corresponding to menu categories to hear the names of the menu items, along w

Meterstick (Model 1-03000-00)

The Meterstick is a braille and tactile ruler designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision. This one-meter measuring aid identifies centimeters and decimeters with molded, tactile markings. Centimeters are displayed by thin raised lines, with every other increment identified in braille. Decimeters are marked by thick raised lines and in braille. The ruler is made of durable plastic, and is drilled for hanging.

Metro Dot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of navigation bracelet for individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate through a train and/or subway system. The Metro Dot is a bracelet that can be a remote fare card for a public transportation system and an navigation aid that provides information in Braille and through vibration for individuals with visual disabilities. To use the Metro Dot, the user speaks their destination into the bracelet, and then holds the bracelet ad

Middle East Map

The Middle East Map is a tactile map designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Thermoform map shows Iraq, Afghanistan, neighboring countries, and surrounding bodies of water, with a braille legend or key for reading the map. The map enables the user to visualize the region as a whole.

Midland Weather Alert Radio With Silent Call Transmitter

The Midland Weather Radio with Silent Transmitter is an around-the-clock radio, in real time, that is designed for use by individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, or those who have hearing loss. A Silent Call 318MHz transmitter is also included and works with any Silent Call Original Series receiver up to 100 feet away. This Silent Call Transmitter uses Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology and has 7 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels. Is Public

Milestone 312 Daisy Player

The Milestone 312 DAISY Player is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This small device incorporates an audio books player, an accessible MP3/AAC player, voice recorder, FM tuner/recorder, alarm clock, and an RFID tag reader in one unit. The DAISY player offers full access to heading levels, page numbers, phrases, etc. It also supports bookmark setting and switching between books on the memory card. The MP3 player offers accessible MP3 nav

Mini Cane

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual with blindness or low vision to explore areas at the head or chest level without using bare hands. A lecturer's telescoping pointer can be used as a mini cane to locate sinks or soap dispensers in unfamiliar restrooms; to search a work table or other large surface; locate items too hot, too dirty, or too high to use only hands; or to search for head-high obstacles. Most pointers of this type include a pocket clip and collapse sufficiently to be ca

Miniguide

Miniguide is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision. This ultrasonic device detects obstacles from 1.5 to 26 feet away to augment information from other mobility aids, such as a cane or dog guide. Two sensors covered by mesh at the front of the unit send and receive the echo-location signals. A durable plastic casing covers the rest of the unit. The aid vibrates to indicate the distance to objects; the faster

Miniguide Us (Models 1-07006-00 & 1-07007-00)

Miniguide US is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This hand-held electronic travel device uses ultrasound to detect objects, and gives tactual or auditory feedback by vibrating or chirping more rapidly as the user approaches an object. The device can help a blind person avoid obstacles and overhangs, locate landmarks or items such as mailboxes or trash cans, and find open paths through crowds at a range

Mobile Accessibility

Mobile Accessibility is a voice output cell phone program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides recorded prompts and synthesized speech output for cell phone functions, including receiving, reading, and sending SMS and multimedia (MMS) messages; adding, removing, and updating contact list entries; Caller ID; call logs such as calls received, missing calls, and numbers dialed; alarm configuration; and reading of the battery level and network sign

Mobile Cart

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual with low vision and cerebral palsy to independently carry a lunch tray in a school lunch room. The cart was constructed of PVC pipe and featured a top shelf with a rim for carrying the tray. The cart was equipped with small rubber wheels for mobility and a push bar. Plastic cabinet handles were added to the front and sides of the top shelf to enable the user to lift the cart over bumps and door sills. A second shelf below the tray shelf accommoda

Mobile Color Recognizer And Light Detector

The Mobile Color Recognizer and Light Detector (MCR) is a light detection and color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software works with Mobile Speak and Mobile Accessibility cell phone display readers (see separate entries) to enable a camera phone to function as a color identifier and light detector. It works with almost all Symbian series 60 phones. With this software, the phone can be used to determine the color (or different color

Mobile Daisy Player

Mobile Daisy Player is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software allows a Symbian-based mobile phone to function as a voice output electronic book reader for books in the standard DAISY format, including audio, text-only, or mixed formats. It supports DAISY navigation and allows the user to assign bookmarks and select and install smaller portions of large books.

Mobile Geo

Mobile Geo is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This navigation software works with Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, Pocket PC phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). Mobile Geo also seamlessly integrates with Code Factory's cell phone screen readers, Mobile Speak for Pocket PCs and Mobile Speak for Windows Mobile Smartphones (sold separately, see entries). This software enables the user to pinpoint his/her locati

Mobile Internet Connected Assistant (Mica)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To develop an intelligent wheelchair that uses a remote-controlled or autonomous operation for individuals with mobility disabilities. The Mobile Internet Connected Assistant (MICA), developed by Sven Rönnbäck of Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, utilizes a built-in distance-metering sensor to discover the surfaces that are available and that the wheelchair is being used in a safe manner. Individuals with severe mobility disabilities can use the head-con

Mobile Keypad

Mobile Keypad is an e-mail program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program allows the user to write and send e-mail on a cell phone using a computer keyboard. This software application works with Mobile Speak and Mobile Magnifier cell phone access programs (see separate entries). It allows the user to control the phone and type SMS messages and e-mails from a desktop keyboard. The program is installed on both the cell phone and the desktop computer, which c

Mobile Lorm Glove

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a communication device that allows individuals who are deaf and blind who use Lorm, a tactile signing language, communicate with each other via mobile technology. The prototype called, Mobile Lorm Glove, relies on Lorm. The bottom side of the glove has pressure sensors which translate Lorm into visual or audible forms of communication, such as text messages or speech over a mobile phone. The glove allows its wearer to receive text messag

Mobile Speak

Mobile Speak is a cell phone screen reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This screen reader provides speech feedback for navigating through the phone's user interface, and allows access to all of the phone's applications, including third-party applications that are not part of the standard software supplied with the phone. This screen reader comes bundled with other cell phone applications software, such as Code Factory's accessible calculator, an accessib

Mobile Speak Pocket

Mobile Speak Pocket is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This screen reader provides access to mainstream personal digital assistants (PDAs) and PDA phone hybrid devices, including Pocket PCs and handheld computers. Applications that can be accessed with this software include, but are not limited to, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, File Explorer, Pocket Internet Explorer, Messaging for both SMS and e-mail, Pocket MSN Messenger, PPC

Mobile Speak Smartphone

Mobile Speak SmartPhone is a screen reader for SmartPhones powered by the Windows Mobile platform, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides voice access to SmartPhone features. The user can choose from several text-to-speech voices in more than 15 supported languages. Supported features include call lists, phone profiles, schedules, contacts, SMS and email, Internet browsing, media files, voice notes, changing all device settings, synchronize data

Mobile Voicepro Laptop

The Mobile VoicePro Laptop is a voice input notebook /laptop computer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or who have difficulty using a keyboard. This laptop comes with Dragon NaturallySpeaking (see entry) speech recognition/voice input software and Microsoft Office 2003 Basic installed, configured, and tested. The laptop is from Sager-Midern in City of Industry, California, with a Pentium 4 processor, Windows XP Pro operating system, and a 38-centimeter XGA flat pa

Mobility Grab Bag

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide a means of continuing orientation and mobility training when weather is inclement. This game has students who are not rote route travelers use their auditory, olfactory, and tactile senses to identify various areas to which they travel. It also improves spatial orientation by requiring students to evaluate route options and determine which is the most efficient means of reaching the objective. On index cards, write the names of destinations familiar to partic

Mobility Jeopardy

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide a means of continuing orientation and mobility training when weather is inclement. Similar to the television show "Jeopardy," this game uses a board with four to six categories in various versions to match the mobility skills of the students. For example, a student using a powered wheelchair may have a board with the following categories: Right-of-Way, Which Way Now?, Ask a Question, and Plan a Route. Each category consists of six questions that relate to the

Mod 80 Braille Terminal

The Mod 80 is a refreshable braille display and keyboard interface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system comprises an 84-cell Braille display, a keyboard, and a 16-key function pad that can be combined to create a customized system to provide access to most computer operating systems, including DOS, Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000, and Linux. Standard features include 80 concave Braille cells with routing keys, four status cells, and eight function keys.

Modified Dispensing/packaging Line For Individuals Who Are Blind

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a dispensing and packaging line system for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A company had an existing soap packaging system that required sight in order to load the machine and dispense the product. The National Industries for the Blind (NIB) was asked to determine how employees who are blind or have low vision might be able to operate these machines. The NIB fabricators installed an incline screw conveyor with auto sensors

Modified Sony Icf-36

The Modified Sony ICF-36 is a subsidiary communications (subcarrier) radio designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision to receive subsidiary communication service (SCS) broadcasts. This modified radio provides FM radio and SCS subcarrier bands, as well as VHF TV audio and audio captioning for the blind (secondary audio programming or SAP). It is a medium size radio modified with an Elf-2 adapter and a switch to go from regular radio or TV to the special band, plus a control

Modified Walker For Blind Patients

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid to assist blind walker users in orienting themselves without removing their hands from the walker. A screen spring 16 1/4 inches long and 1/2 inch diameter is taped to each side of the walker with about 10 inches extending out perpendicular to the walker handgrips. As user walks the very tip of the springs drags lightly along a wall and the person receives auditory and vibratory cues as to the location of walls and doorways. Includes photograph. SK

Molat Bingo Machine

Electronic game playing machine for visually handicapped people. Sixteen different games, including Bingo, can be selected and played. The machine prompts the player and confirms the game selected in an audible voice. Operates on a 3 hour battery or a 120V battery charger which is included. Complete operating manual and a video tape (1/2 inch VHS) are available.

Money Handling And Budgeting (Models 1-83080-00 & 1-83081-00)

Money Handling and Budgeting is a money management training system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system includes a resource guide with an adapted practice checkbook for teaching vital money handling skills. Skills taught include coin and bill identification, counting money and making change, budgeting, basic employment strategies, and banking skills (e.g., paying bills, acquiring loans, and using savings accounts). The system is available in a print editi

Money Talks (Models D-03560-00 &d-03560-Ed)

Money Talks, models D-03560-00 and D-03560-ED, is a braille and voice output checkbook and check register program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This bank account management software package provides printing and braille embossing of the check register, and enables writing checks in a variety of sizes and styles. The CD version (D-03560-00) comes with Enhanced Voicing speech. The electronic download version (D-03560-ED) has the same features as the CD version,

Money Talks Money Identifier For The Blind (Model 703550)

The Money Talks Money Identifier for the Blind, model 703550, is a voice ouput paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld unit announces denominations of both old and new style U.S. currency, from $1 through $100, as well as identifying the front and back of the bills. To operate, the user presses a button to switch the unit on, slides the money into a slot on the front, and touches the button labelled "M." The denomination is announced

Monkey's Uncle Reading Game

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in learning to read Braille. A version of "Old Maid," the cards, created on index cards, have animals' names written on them in Braille and print. One card has a fuzzy-textured red or other brigh color circle on it and is the "Monkey's Uncle." All of the cards are dealt face down among at least three players. Players remove and set aside any pairs in their hands. The player to the left of the dealer draws a c

Monty

Monty is a braille text editor and large print program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software application is designed for the production of braille and large print documents using a personal computer, a braille embosser, and a regular printer. The program uses standard pull-down menus for all functions, thereby enabling parents, educators, or employers to produce braille or large print documents without the need to learn new commands or acquire a speciali

Moshi Ivr Alarm Clock

The Moshi IVR (Interactive Voice Responsive) Alarm Clock is a voice input and voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This voice responsive alarm clock allows the user to set both time and alarm by voice. To initiate commands, the user says "Hello Moshi," and the clock responds, "Command Please." A total of 12 voice commands are available, including commands to have the clock speak the current time or alarm setting, to set time and alarm time, t

Moshi Mini Travel Talking Alarm Clock

The Moshi Mini Travel Talking Alarm Clock is a voice input and voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This voice responsive alarm clock allows the user to set both time and alarm by voice. To initiate commands, the user taps the liquid crystal display (LCD) and the clock responds, "Command Please." Commands include having the clock speak the current time or alarm setting, setting the time and alarm time, selecting one of three alarm sounds, tu

Moshi Talking Bilingual Blood Pressure Arm Monitor

The Moshi Talking Bilingual Blood Pressure Arm Monitor is a voice output sphygmomanometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This talking blood pressure monitor is fully automatic and offers bilingual (English and Spanish) voice prompts and readouts. The cuff wraps around the upper arm just above the elbow, and a clear voice announces the measurement aloud. The device's digital LCD screen displays both the systolic and diastolic blood pressures measures as well as

Moshi Voice Controlled Digital Clock Radio

The Moshi Voice Controlled Digital Clock Radio is a voice input and voice output digital clock radio designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. When programmed, the clock responds to voice commands to turn the alarm on and off, activate the snooze button, or turn on the radio. Other voice commands include current time and date. Features include a stereo sound system, dual alarms, auxiliary input to play MP3 player, and six pre-selected radio stations. The clock radio come

Motion Global Eye

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a input device for individuals who have low vision to interact with modern technologies in a natural and intuitive way. The Motion Global Eye has nine tactile points arranged in a square and a central guide. The device setup uses a keytop overlay to mimic the common alphanumeric keypad for inputting information, and other overlays are available. The device also offers video recording capability. TITLE: 9 Spots for your Eye. WEBSITE: Yank

Motivaid

MotivAid is an environmental control system designed for use by individuals with mobility, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities,blindness or low vision, or spinal cord injury. This personal-computer-based system facilitates phone and email communication and control of the home. Using wireless voice recognition, a touchscreen, auditory scanning, or other controls, users can make and answer phone calls; send or receive email; manage an appointments calendar; access news, weather and ot

Mountbatten Learning System

The Mountbatten Learning System (MBLS) is an electric braille writer and training device designed for use by children who are learning braille. The system includes a Mountbatten electronic braille writer with digitized speech, assignable function keys, notetaker and word processor functions, sufficient memory for 600 braille pages, and the ability to transfer files to and from a personal computer (PC). Features for students include a braille math mode using the Nemeth braille mathematics code; p

Mountbatten Writer

The Mountbatten Writer, also known as the Mountbatten Braille Writer or Mountbatten Brailler standard model, is an electric braille writer designed for use by children or adults who are learning Braille. It has an ergonomic Braille keyboard with a graphics mode and one-handed mode, correcting and erasing functions, page formatting, and the ability to write to memory. Learning tools include digitized speech output, assignable function keys. The writer can handle a variety of paper types and has 9

Mubser

---- PROTOTYPE --------- Mubser is a breakthrough navigational aid tool designed for visually-impaired people. It is a wearable belt with a Bluetooth-connected headset that guides blind people to move and navigate around common obstacles such as walls, chairs and staircases. Mubser recognizes these obstacles by leveraging on RGB imaging and infrared depth data captured by a 3D depth camera and notifies the user through an inbuilt audio device and vibration motor.

Multimail

MultiMail is a voice-output, large print, switch-accessible e-mail program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who need alternative input methods because of fine motor or other physical disabilities. The program allows users to read, write, and send e-mail on a computer using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen, or switch device. The program also offers many user options for reading e-mail, including large text, text highlighting, a choice of colors and fonts, speech

Multiple Choice Multipurpose Answer Sheets (Models 1-04051-00 & 1-040720-00)

Multiple Choice Multipurpose Answer Sheets, models 1-04051-00 and 1-040720-00, are answer sheets designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. Answer sheets available in braille (1-04051-00) or large print (1-040720-00). Each sheet has 20 lines numbered 1 to 20, with five answer choices labeled A,B,C,D, and E (lower case in braille). Braille sheets are embossed on standard, white braille paper, 10.25 x 10.75 inches. Large type sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches. Both types are

Multiplication And Division Tables (Model 5-82700-00)

Multiplication and Division Tables, model 5-82700-00, are braille and large print math tables designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. These tables are intended to help students with multiplication and division problems. They feature grids that can be used to find the product of two whole numbers from one through nine or the quotient of corresponding division problems. The set includes five tables, which are printed/embossed on heavy braille paper and punched for a three-ri

Multireader

MultiReader is a voice output and screen reader program designed for people with low vision or reading disabilities. This application, or app, enables an Android phone or tablet computer to read aloud a variety of types of documents, including text, EPUB, PDF, Word, RTF, PowerPoint and eBook. Additional languages include Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, German, and Finnish. COMPATIBILITY: For use with Android phone or tablet computer. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Android 1.6 or later with T

Multiweb

MultiWeb is a voice output, large print, switch-accessible web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or physical disabilities. The program includes a speech engine, text enlargement, and scanning for switch devices. It has multiple interfaces specifically designed to work with a variety of input devices, including mouse, keyboard, switch, and touch screen. Each interface can be set up with a number of different options including large print, text highlighting,

Munivo: Hand Map

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic navigation aid worn on the hand that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to "see" potential obstacles in their path. Designer Calin Giubega has created a the Munivo as a "hand map." The Munivo attaches to the hand by sliding the outside edge (opposite the thumb) of the palm of the hand into the open end of the device's "U" shape. Sensors are located at the end of the handle portion of the device the fits ove

Mwd-465 Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary With Spell Correction

The MWD-465 Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary with Spell Correction is a voice output dictionary designed to enhance language and vocabulary skills for sixth grade or older students with cognitive disability or speech impairment, or who are blind or have low vision. It offers auditory feedback by pronouncing words out loud. This portable dictionary has a QWERTY style keyboard and a liquid crystal display (LCD). The MWD-465 includes a comprehensive Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary wi

Nano Pda-Lite

The Nano PDA-Lite is a braille notetaker and personal digital assistant designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit has a Braille keyboard and cursor keys with voice output, and takes up to 90 minutes of recorded notes and up to 1,000 written notes. Text notes are entered by using the Braille keyboard or the cursor keys; audio notes are entered through the recording function. Data can be transferred by serial interface or with a USB adapter (both adapters are inclu

Narrow Paper Adapter (Model 23-0201-6)

The Narrow Paper Adapter, model 23-0201-6, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches to the back of a Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) to eliminate the problem of braille lines running together when narrow paper or cards are used in older models.

National Geographic Picture Atlas Of Our Fifty States, Braille Edition (Model 5-87431-00)

The National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Fifty States, Braille Edition, model 5-87431-00, is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This comprehensive atlas has detailed maps and information for each state. There are three maps of each state, including a political map of major cities; a physical map showing mountains, rivers, and other physical features; and a road map showing Interstate and other highways. The atlas is in seven volumes

Naturalreader

NaturalReader is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This software can convert any written text from a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word files, Web pages, PDF files and emails, into spoken words. It can open and read entire files or read user-selected text within a document. The user can adjust speed and change reading voices. The program also comes with a floating bar to read any text in other applications.

Navigation Glasses For The Blind

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of glasses that allow users who are blind or have low vision navigate their environment. Navigation Glasses for the Blind is a pair of special glasses teamed with an earpiece and a microphone. It helps the individual who is blind or has low vision to visualize their surroundings. Sensors in the glasses pick up the elements around the person and provide auditory feedback to represent the surrounding environment. A microphone built into the g

Navigational Aids For The Visually Impaired (Navi)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adapted Kinect sensor to help improve the indoor navigation of individuals with visual disabilities. Engineering students at the University of Konstanz in Germany have developed a prototype to improve indoor navigation for individuals with visual impairment using the Microsoft Kinect camera, a vibrotactile waistbelt, and markers from the AR-Toolkit. Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired (NAVI), consists of a helmet-mounted Kinec

Navigator Accessible Pedestrian Signal

The Navigator Accessible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of a control unit, a sign, and a control panel featuring a vibro-tactile, ADA-compliant push button and a raised directional arrow that can be pointed in any of four directions to indicate the street. When the button is pushed, an audible "tick" sound is heard, tactile feedback is given, and a red light emitting diode (LED) light turns on and s

Naxos Audiobooks

Naxos Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The catalog focuses on classic literature, including more than 200 fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama titles. All books are digitally recorded, with performances by actors accompanied by classical music (and sound effects in many of the Junior Classics range). Books are available on CD or cassette. Authors include Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles from the ancient world; Dante, Chaucer and Malory

Nearby Explorer

Nearby Explorer is an Android App designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It includes built-in maps covering millions of points of interest in the U.S. and Canada. Nearby Explorer uses GPS and your phone’s compass to speak real-time information about: surrounding and approaching streets, businesses, institutions, and public facilities. Nearby Explorer continually updates distance/direction to the nearest point or a selected point. This increases awareness of your exa

Needle Threader For Sewing Machine

The Needle Threader for Sewing Machine is designed for use by persons who are blind, have low vision, or limited dexterity. The user loops the thread over the hook, puts the hook through the needle hole using the guides, then pulls the thread back through the needle. This threader is made of plastic.

Neoprene Rubber Pad (Model 23-5601-2)

The Neoprene Rubber Pad, model 23-5601-2, is a braille slate friction pad designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The pad is placed under a braille slate to protect the desk or other surface during brailling. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 x 11.5 inches.

Neospeech Tts On Demand

NeoSpeech TTS On Demand is an audio file creation program designed to convert text to audio files for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. To use this online service to create a speech audio file, the user goes to TTSOnDemand.com, enters the text to be converted, previews the resulting speech audio, then purchases the speech audio file for immediate download.

Netecho

netECHO is a voice input and voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Using voice commands over a telephone line, the user gets access to a voice portal with customized information, such as stocks, news, horoscopes, restaurants, and directions. Starting from there, access to the entire Internet is provided. Users can surf, browse, search, send and receive email, and do e-commerce with voice commands, while web page content is translated into spee

New International Manual Of Braille Music Notation, Cd-Rom Edition

The New International Manual of Braille Music Notation, CD-ROM Edition, is a manual on braille music for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD-ROM includes the full text of the print edition. This reference work, compiled by Bettye Krolick, explains the braille music signs and rules adopted as the international standard by 16 countries in the World Blind Union. The book provides detailed explanations of how specific musical situations are handled in the music braille code. It has

New Programmed Instruction In Braille

New Programmed Instruction in Braille, Third Edition, by Ashcroft, Sanford, and Koenig, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This print textbook with ink-printed braille includes thirteen units plus ready reference appendices designed to lead to proficiency in reading and writing literary braille for sighted persons. Contents include contracted and uncontracted braille, basic braille formats for instructional materials, el

Nexcare Opticlude Orthoptic Eye Patch (Models 1537 & 1539)

The Nexcare Opticlude Orthoptic Eye Patch is an eye patch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or temporary visual disabilities. This patch can be used in vision-occlusive therapy. The patches are lightweight and oval-shaped with an adhesive border. SIZES: Junior (model 1537) or adult (model 1539). DIMENSIONS (HxW): The junior model is 1 x 2.5 inches; the adult model is 2.25 x 3.25 inches. COLOR: Beige.

Nfb Braille Writer Case

The NFB Braille Writer Case is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy, soft-sided case includes a shoulder strap and is designed to hold the Perkins Brailler (see separate entry).

Nfb Light Sensor (Model Aig20S)

The NFB Light Sensor, model AIG20S, is a light probe designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The NFB Light Sensor is a palm-sized unit. When a button is pressed, the sensor buzzes if it senses light. A higher pitch indicates more light. POWER: Uses two triple-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.5 x 1 x 1 inch.

Nfb Type 10 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 10 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane is a rigid white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane is made of hollow carbon fiber with a nylon tip, and has a smooth plastic handle with a nylon loop on top. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 41 to 61 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 11 Folding Telescopic Aluminum Cane, Types A & B

The NFB Type 11 Folding 4-Section Aluminum Cane is an adjustable folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane has four sections, the first of which is telescopic to allow for adjustments in length. The cane is made of aluminum with a nylon tip and an elastic cord inside. SIZES: Shorter (type A) or longer (type B). DIMENSIONS: Type A is 49 inches in length or 41 inches when the telescopic first section is closed; type B is 57 inches in length or 49

Nfb Type 2 Straight Fiberglass Cane

The NFB Type 2 Straight Fiberglass Cane is a rigid white cane designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. This hollow fiberglass cane has a plastic handle with an elastic loop on top, and includes a cane tip. DIMENSIONS: Available lengths (in two inch increments unless otherwise noted), 24 to 36, 39, 42, or 45 to 65 inches. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 3 Telescoping 5 Or 6-Section Fiberglass Cane

The NFB Type 3 Telescoping 5 or 6-Section Fiberglass Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has six sections that telescope together when the cane is not in use. The cane is made of fiberglass and has a slightly grooved handle with a wrist loop on top. OPTIONS: A repair kit for the bottom section of the cane is available. DIMENSIONS: Available from 39 to 43 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 4 Fiberglass Folding Cane

The NFB Type 4 Fiberglass Folding Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This four-section folding cane is made of hollow fiberglass with a single elastic cord inside. DIMENSIONS: 52, 64, or 66 inches. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 5 Telescoping 5-Section Fiberglass Cane

The NFB Type 5 Telescoping 5-Section Fiberglass Cane, is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This five-section cane telescopes when not in use and has slightly grooved handles with a nylon loop on top. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 59 to 61 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 6 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 6 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane is a white cane designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. Made of hollow carbon-fiber, this rigid cane has a smooth plastic handle with a elastic loop on top. A cane tip is included. DIMENSIONS: Canes are available in lengths from 49 to 69 inches, in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 7 Telescoping 5 Or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 7 Telescoping 5 or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane, is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane has either five or six sections, depending on total length, and the sections telescope together when the cane is not in use. The cane has a smooth handle with a chain on top. OPTIONS: A repair kit for the bottom section of the cane is available. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 39 to 69 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 8 7-Section Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 8 Folding 7-Section Carbon Fiber Cane is an adjustable folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This well-balanced cane has seven sections to allow it to fold for easy storage. The cane is lightweight and features an easy grip handle and metal glide tip. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths of 51 to 65 inches in 2-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 9 Telescopiing 5 Or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 9 Telescopicing 5 or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane, is a folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane has five or six sections, depending on the cane's total length, which telescope together when the cane is not in use. The cane is made of carbon fiber with a nylon tip and has a smooth plastic handle with a nylon loop on top. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths of 41 to 47inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

No Smoking Ada Sign

The No Smoking ADA Sign is a braille sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign has a no smoking pictogram symbol (a slashed circle superimposed on a burning cigarette) with the words "No Smoking" in sans serif letters and braille. The sign is made of high impact styrene that can be used outdoors or indoors and has a non-glare surface. Double-faced adhesive tape is included on the back for mounting. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 6 inches. Signs are 1/8 inch thick and

Noise Reduction Pad For Braille Writer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To reduce the noise generated by operating a Braille writer. Cut two rectangular pieces of fabric to match the dimensions of the bottom of the Braille writer. Lay one piece over the other, aligning the matching sides. Sew three of the sides together, similar to a pillowcase. Insert one layer of batting into the resulting pocket and flatten until smooth. Stitch closed the remaining side, and place the pad under the braille writer. Fusible web can be used in place

Northwestern Bell Big Button Plus

The Northwestern Bell Big Button Plus is a large button telephone designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This phone has over-sized buttons with large raised numbers and Braille markings. This phone offers three one-touch emergency buttons, a visual ring indicator, flash, hold, redial and volume control. Other features include a 10-number memory and speakerphone. DIMENSIONS(WxLxH): 6.5 x 8.5 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: Ivory.

Note Teller 2

The Note Teller 2 is a portable voice output paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Note Teller 2 reads U.S. paper currency from $1 to $100 in both the new and old bill formats in either English or Spanish. Note Teller 2 uses state-of-the-art optical sensing and imaging technology to scan and read in any orientation, turning itself on and off automatically as notes are read. It features adjustable volume and headphone jacks (headphone not included).

Note-Taker

The Note-Taker device is a prototype for visually impaired students to be able to listen, watch, and take notes all at the same time. It was developed by David Hayden, at the end of his junior year at Arizona State University, when he submitted his invention to the worldwide Microsoft Imagine Cup competition (in the “touch and tablet” category).

Novalink Standard

Novalink Standard is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This interface program allows the coordinated use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice input software from ScanSoft (included) and either HAL screen reader or Supernova screen reader/magnification software from Dolphin Computer Access (not included). It supports dictation of text by voice. Navigation and control are carried out using the keyboard. The program comes on a CD-ROM with self-voicing

Novotwist

NovoTwist is a needle for syringe injection aid designed for use by individuals with diabetes and arthritis affecting the hands or other fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities, as well as individuals with visual impairments. It has a bayonet fitting that allows the user to attach the needle onto a compatible insulin pen with a simple twist. Compatible insulin pens include FlexTouch, FlexPen (see separate entry), NovoPen 4, NovoPen Echo, and Victoza Pen. Other features include an a

Nuance Talks

Nuance TALKS is voice output software for cell phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants), designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The software runs on mobile phones from Nokia and other manufacturers that use the Symbian operating system, and provides speech output for cell phone settings, contact directories, caller ID, text messages, help files, the Nokia Web browser, and other functions. It also supports external braille input/output devices (not included) and ma

Number-One Urinal

The Number-One is a male urinal designed to be used by individuals with severe physical disabilities. The Spill-Guard does not have to be held in place. It is designed to not slip, spill, or tip over. The urine can be measured in cubic centimeters and ounces using a graduate scale on the side of the Number-One Urinal.

Nurserytime Lena Lamb

Nurserytime Lena Lamb is a touch-activated, voice output stuffed animal designed for use by children with blindness or low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is intended for children ages newborn and up. This animated mother lamb recites nursery rhymes while cradling her baby. Story time begins with a gentle squeeze of the lamb's front paw. While a soothing lullaby plays in the background, the toy recounts five childhood classics, including Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, and Hickory Dickory Doc

Nvda

NVDA is a screen reader program and braille output program designed to read computer screens for persons who are blind, deaf blind or have low vision. NVDA installs its own speech synthesizer software, eSpeak, that supports 20 languages. Interactive talking installation makes it easy to set up without sighted assistance. All standard Windows applications, including web browsers, email clients, internet chat programs and office suites, are supported without the need for special configuration. It

O&M Tactile Graphics (Model 1-20100-00)

O&M Tactile Graphics, model 1-20100-00, is a tactile graphics kit for orientation and mobility training designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The tactile grapics in this kit can be used to teach orientation and mobility concepts, compass directions, clock locations, and navigating outside and inside. The kit includes 10 high- contrast print/tactile graphics and a Teacher's Guide in print and braille, which provides ideas on lesson planning using the graphics.

Oasis Audiobooks

Oasis Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books include abridged and unabridged titles in audio cassette or CD format. Titles include Bibles and inspirational books with a Christian theme; children's books, including the Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner; adult fiction by authors such as Andy Andrews and Ted Dekker; books on health such as the Bible Cure series by Dr. Don Colbert and The Jerusalem Diet by Ted Haggard; a

Obr Optical Braille Recognition

OBR is an optical Braille recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This program reads Braille characters and converts Braille hard copy into text or formatted Braille files. A Braille document is placed on a scanner and scanned by OBR, which either converts the document into text or saves it to disk as a formatted Braille file. The formatted Braille files created by OBR can also be sent to a Braille printer, allowing OBR to function as a Braille c

Octobraille & Octobraillevisual Braille Fonts

OctoBraille and OctoBrailleVisual are braille fonts designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These TrueType braille fonts can be used to produce visual braille in design or word processing applications, including the Sensus PharmaBraille braille translation application for pharmaceutical labels (see separate entry). The font sets include all 256 braille characters in an 8-dot braille figure, including the standard 64 braille characters in the 6-dot braille system. OctoBr

Odor Menu

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a restaurant menu for individuals who are blind or have low vision to order food by providing the smells of the foods offered in place of pictures. The Odor Menu is an electronic menu enhanced with a braille menu and the smells of each dish offered on the menu. This small oval device has an electric active plastic screen that can display refreshable braille and a small vent near the bottom that can emit the odors of the dish currently di

Odyssey Iii Talking Globe

The Odyssey III Talking Globe is an interactive educational toy designed for teaching geography to children with learning disabilities or low vision. The globe may also be adapted for the use of blind children by applying tactile markers such as High Marks, high dots, or Wikki Stix (see separate entries). When a spot on the Odyssey III globe is touched with a special pen that comes with the globe, a clear synthesized voice speaks the name of the city, state, country or ocean that has been touche

Office / Oficina Sign With Braille (Model Rsmb-485)

The Office / Oficina Sign with Braille, model RSMB-485, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign is a bilingual (English/Spanish) sign that displays the words "Office" and "Oficina" in raised text with the Grade II braille equivalent of those words printed just below the text. The sign has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved top color layer and a matte finish. Each sign includes permanent acrylic adhesive with removeable backing.

Office Sign With Braille (Model Rsme-485)

The Office Sign with Braille, model RSME-485, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign displays the word, "Office," in raised text with the Grade II braille equivalent just below the text. The sign has an acrylic core with a laser-engraved top color layer for tactile feel and a matte finish for better visibility. For mounting, the sign comes either with permanent acrylic adhesive with removeable backing or with a wall bracket. DIMEN

Ohtsuki Bt-5000 Braille/print Printer

The Ohtsuki Printer is a dual braille / print printing system capable of producing parallel lines of braille and standard ink print for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user sends the printer a grade 1 or grade 2 braille file via a computer's serial or parallel port, and the printer can print only standard ink print (dot matrix), only braille, or both types on alternate lines. The speed of printing is slightly lower when both types are used. Grade 2 braille can also be printed,

Olympus Dm-620

The Olympus DM-620 is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder has 4 gigabytes (GB) of flash memory built in and features between 64 and 1007 hours of recording time for Windows Media Audio (WMA) format, between 5.5 and 6 hours for PCM (WAV) format, and between 13 and 65.5 hours for MPEG-1 Audio Layer3 (MP3) format. The DM-620 can accept micro SD cards up to 32 GB. It records with three microphones - two stereo directional microp

Olympus Dp-201

The Olympus DP-201 is a digital recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder features up to 98 hours of recording time for HQ mode and 202 hours or recording time for SP mode using built-in 2 gigabytes (GB) flash memory. Folders can store up to 99 messages per date. The DP-201 has a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen; a built-in 36-millimeter (mm) round dynamic speaker; a 3.5-mm headphone jack; and color-coordinated "Play," "Stop" and "Record

Olympus Ds-2500

The Olympus DS-2500 is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder features the Digital Speech Standard Pro (DS2) format, over 148 hours of recording time with QP (Quality Playback) mode, and over 303 hours of recording time with SP (Standard Playback) mode using a 2 gigabytes (GB) SD memory card (included), and it is compatible with voice recognition software. The sampling frequencies are 16 kiloHertz (kHz) for QP mode and 12 kHz f

Olympus Vn-7000

The Olympus VN-7000 is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder features Code Excited Linear Prediction (CELP) technology and 81 hours of recording time for HQ (high quality sound recording) mode, 215.83 hours for SP (standard recording) mode, and 1,208.5 hours for LP (long-term recording) mode using 2 gygabytes (GB) of built-in flash memory. The overall frequency responses are between 200 Hz to 7.9 kHz for HQ mode, 300 Hz to 4.7

Olympus Vn-701Pc

The Olympus VN-701PC is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder features the Windows Media Audio (WMA) Mono format and between 131 and 823 hours of recording time using 2 gigabyte (GB) of built-in flash memory. The VN-701PC has three recording modes: HQ for high quality, and SP and LP for extended recording. The sampling frequencies are between 8 and 44.1 kHz. Other features include a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen with fon

Olympus Vn-702Pc

The Olympus VN-702PC is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder features between 131 and 823 hours of recording time for Windows Media Audio (WMA) Mono format, 22 and 33.50 hours for MPEG-1 Audio Layer3 (MP3) Stereo format, and 89.50 hours for MP3 Mono format using built-in 2 gigabytes (GB) flash memory. The VN-702PC can accept microSD cards up to 32 GB. The sampling frequencies are 44.1 kHz for MP3 format and between 8 and 44.1

Olympus Vn-7100

The Olympus VN-7100 is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder has three recording modes: HQ for high quality, and SP and LP for extended recording. The VN-7100 features sub band/CELP recording format and 39 hours of recording time for HQ mode, 100 hours for SP mode, and 573 hours for LP mode using 1 gigabyte (GB) of built-in flash memory. The overall frequency responses are between 150 Hertz (Hz) to 7.9 kiloHertz (kHz) for HQ m

Olympus Vn-7200

The Olympus VN-7200 is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder has three recording modes: HQ for high quality, and SP and LP for extended recording. The VN-7200 features sub band/CELP recording format and 78.5 hours of recording time for HQ mode, 202 hours for SP mode, and 1151 hours for LP mode using built-in 2-gigabyte (GB) flash memory. The overall frequency responses are between 150 Hz to 7.9 kHz for HQ mode, 300 Hz to 4.7 k

Olympus Vn-8000Pc

The Olympus VN-8000PC is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder has three recording modes: HQ for high quality, and SP and LP for extended recording. The VN-8000PC features the Windows Media Audio (WMA) recording format and 67 hours of recording time for HQ mode, 131 hours for SP mode, and 421 hours for LP mode using its 1 gigabyte (GB) of built-in flash memory. The overall frequency responses are between 70 Hz and 13 kHz for H

Olympus Vn-801Pc

The Olympus VN-801PC is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder has 2 gigabytes (GB) flash memory built in and features between 22.5 and 91.5 hours of recording time for MPEG1/MPEG2 Layer3 (MP3) format; for Windows Media Audio (WMA) format: 134 hours using HQ mode, 264 hours using SP mode, and 843 hours using LP mode. The overall frequency responses are between 40 Hertz (Hz) and 14 kiloHertz (kHz) during recording mode using the

Olympus Vn-8100Pc

The Olympus VN-8100PC is a digital recorder that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable recorder has 2 gigabytes (GB) of built-in flash memory and features between 22.50 and 91.50 hours of recording time for MPEG1/MPEG2 Layer 3 (MP3) format; for Windows Media Audio (WMA) format: 134 hour using HQ mode, 264 hours using SP mode, and 843 hours using LP mode. The overall frequency responses are between 40 Hertz (Hz) and 14 kiloHertz (kHz) during recording mode usi

Olympus Ws-801

The Olympus WS-801 is an audio note recorder and player designed for use by individuals with cognitive or memory disabilities. This portable recorder has 2 gigabytes (GB) of flash memory built in and features between 32.5 and 65.5 hours of recording time for Windows Media Audio (WMA) Stereo format, between 131 and 514 hours for WMA Mono format, and between 22 and 33.5 hours for MPEG-1 Audio Layer3 (MP3) format. The WS-801 can accept SD cards up to 32 GB. The overall frequency response is between

Omnifer

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of duel-purpose cover for the Apple iPad™ that doubles as a Braille reader for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed by Jayson D’Alessandro for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDEA) Awards, The Omnifer is an innovative cover for the iPad that transforms the iPad’s touch screen into Braille. The Omnifer is a light-weight three-panel flip design cover that allows users to switch between Braille mode and standard

Omnipage Pro 14

OmniPage Pro 14 is a voice output optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program converts scanned paper documents into text files in a variety of electronic formats, including Word, XML, HTML, Open e-Book, and PDF (Portable Document Format). Files can be read aloud, and words can be corrected by voice or by typing. The program also converts PDF documents into Microsoft Office documents that preserve formatting. Paper and electr

On The Way To Literacy

On the Way to Literacy is a pre-reading tutorial program designed for children who are blind or have low vision. The program comprises 18 tactile storybooks with text that parents can read aloud and tactile illustrations that children who are blind or have low vision can feel. These tactile storybooks contain information and activities to enhance the development of literacy in young children. Giggly-Wiggly, Snickety-Snick has words on the left-hand page that capture a range of tactile experience

On Track

On Track is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software program converts heading / course information from any standard global positioning system (GPS) device into audible tones that tell the user which direction to take and how much to turn to follow the desired course. The audible tones are delivered via a personal computer's speakers or headphones. This software may be used by hikers, sailors, and others who need to follow a head

Openbook

OpenBook is an optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This scanning and reading software enables users to convert print documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format using optical character recognition and quality speech. When a page is placd a page in a connected scanner, OpenBook will convert it to speech and read it while displaying large print on a computer monitor. Users can customize how the document a

Optelec Traveller HD

Optelec Traveller HD is designed for use by individuals with low vision.  It allows users to comfortably read letters, newspapers and other materials at the dining table, in bed, or in your favorite chair. The Slide & Read mechanism provides the user with a more natural reading experience, especially for those people that find it difficult to keep their hand steady. Simply slide the screen across a line of text and view the content on-screen. Sliding the mechanism back and forth enables the

Opti-Plus Folding Check Writing Guide

The Opti-Plus Folding Check Writing Guide is a check writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy plastic guide has a Hinged frame with cut-out windows. The frame holds the check in place while the user writes within the cut-out windows. The guide fits most standard checks.

Opti-Plus Signature Guide

The Opti-Plus Signature Guide is a signature guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a wallet sized plastic guide with a cut-out in the middle to aid in the the proper placement of a signature when signing a document. COLOR: Black.

Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup

The Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup is a cup with pill holder designed for use by children (ages four and up) and adults with autism, stroke, dysphagia, Down Syndrome Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, visual impairments or who otherwise have difficulty swallowing pills. This cup is designed to allow the natural swallow reflex to ingest medications. The Oralflo cup's snap-on lid has a specially designed ribbed spout. Users simply place the pill inside the spout and tip the cup back, drinking as they no

Oratio

Oratio is a cell phone screen reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed for use with BlackBerry smartphones, Oratio allows the BlackBerry user to manage instant messaging, emails, SMS and MMS; make and receive calls with access to caller ID on incoming calls; manage the contacts list and the call log; schedule appointments and tasks with alarms and reminders; and access the phone's settings, ring tones and speed dials. Oratio features an auto start mode wh

Orcam

The OrCam is voice output navigation and orientation aid with voice input controls, optical character recognition (OCR) reading device, and voice output paper money identifier for people who are blind or have low vision and people with reading or memory disabilities. The OrCam consists of a small camera that can be attached to any standard pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, a small but powerful computer that can be clipped to a belt or put into a pocket, and a bone conductive earpiece. The camera

Original Gobible

The Original GoBible is a recorded book and voice output recorded book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld, portable MP3 audio device is preloaded with an audio version of the entire Christian Bible, including both Old and New Testaments. All content, over 70 hours of audio, has been downloaded onto the unit. An interactive on-screen menu with voice output enables the user to scroll through the Old and New Testaments and select a book, chapter,

Orion Ti-36X Talking Scientific Calculator

The Orion TI-36X Talking Scientific Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is based on the Texas Instruments pocket-sized TI-36X Solar Educational Calculator, and can be used by students in junior high school algebra through college calculus. Each key is spoken when pressed in clear, natural speech. A repeat facility speaks the display at any time. User-selectable speech modes provide quiet or verbose operation. A learning mod

Othello (Model T8130)

Othello, model T8130, is a tactile board game for players who are blind or have low vision. This strategy game includes a playing board and 64 reversible discs, white on one side and black on the reverse. The board has raised ridges so discs won't slide during play. For tactual identification, the black side of each disc is marked with raised lines, while the white side is smooth. Two disc holders and printed instructions are included. DIMENSIONS: 14.4 x 10.5 x 1.8 inches. COLOR: Blue board with

Othello Tactile Wooden Board Game

The Othello Tactile Wooden Board Game is a tactile board game designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This strategy game includes a wooden storage box, a wood playing board and 64 pegs. The objective of the game is to outflank the opponent, ending up with the majority of pegs on the board in a player's color and winning the game. A player makes a move by placing a peg on the board in a way that he or she has a peg on either end of the opponent's row. All the outflanked

Outline Maps Of The World

Outline Maps of the World is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps is divided into five sections: North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Africa, and Polar Regions. The maps show political boundaries, capital cities, and surrounding bodies of water, each of which has a braille label. An index at the end of the volume lists counties and islands, and indicates the page number of the map on which they appear. T

Ovation

Ovation is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Its flatbed scanner accommodates newspapers, books, and magazines. Documents are scanned, stored in files, and converted to audio output. Users can move through documents by page, paragraph, or sentence. Up to 500,000 pages can be stored, with up to 20 pages per individual file. File names can be recorded in the user's own voice. Playback features include fast forward, rewind, electronic b

Ovo Object Locator

The OVO Object Locator is a lost item location system designed for use by individuals with vision or memory disabilities. This system include three receivers and one transmitter pager. Each receiver has a red, blue or green marking, and the pager has three buttons that are colored red, blue and green. When a button is pushed, the receiver with the corresponding color makes a high-pitched beeping sound to signal the user where the receive is located. Each receiver can be attached to an easily mis

P.i.a.f. (Pictures In A Flash)

P.I.A.F. ("Pictures in a Flash") is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. P.I.A.F. is a controlled heat source for the automatic development of heat sensitive tactile graphics paper, known as capsule paper. It enables high quality tactile graphics to be made quickly and easily for use at in education, orientation and mobility training, at work, and at home.

Pac Mate 20 Portable Braille Display

The Pac Mate 20 Portable Braille Display is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device has 20 refreshable display cells with 10 dual-purpose hot keys in the center for shortcuts to applications, and Freedom Scientific's exclusive Whiz Wheels for navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph through files, dialogs, lists, and menus. Dual cursor router buttons on the back row and buttons on the left and right enable panning forward and b

Pac Mate 40 Portable Braille Display

The Pac Mate 40 Portable Braille Display is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device has 40 refreshable display cells with 10 dual-purpose hot keys in the center for shortcuts to applications, and Freedom Scientific's Exclusive Whiz Wheels for navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph through files, dialogs, lists, and menus. Dual cursor router buttons on the back row and buttons on the left and right enable panning forward and b

Pac Mate Bns

The PAC Mate BNS is a personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Pocket PC device has an eight-dot braille keyboard and utilizes JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) for braille and speech output. It provides access to Windows-based desktop data and software applications, and can run Pocket PC versions of popular software programs to manage information internally or to sync up and share data with other devices. With the addition of a

Pac Mate Omni (Models Bx400, Bx420, Bx440, Qx400, Qx420, And Qx440)

PAC Mate Omni is a personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Pocket PC device is available Perkins-stle braille keys (model BX400), 20 braille cells (models BX420 and QX420), 40 braille cells (models BX440 and QX440) or a voice only unit with a standard QWERTY keyboard (model QX400) that utilizes JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) for speech output. All models use the Windows Mobile operating system. The QWERTY keyboard uses standa

Pac Mate Tns

PAC Mate TNS is a personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Pocket PC device has an alphabetic keyboard and utilizes JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) for speech output. The alphabetic keyboard uses standard JAWS commands. The device provides access to everyday Windows-based desktop data and software applications, and can run Pocket PC versions of popular software programs to manage information internally or sync up and share data

Pacman Talks

Pacman Talks is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this audio game, Pacman travels down passageways chomping away on dots and ringing up points while trying to avoid relentless ghosts. The player navigates through corridors by listening to thumps, ticks, hums, thwacks, and the whispering voices of ghosts. The game includes a full audio menu with game sounds described, hot keys to tell the player what is happening, twenty-four levels,

Panasonic 4 Track Player With Variable Speed

The Panasonic 4 Track Player with Variable Speed is a four-track cassette player and two-track cassette player/recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This four-track player uses earphones only and has no external speaker. It features variable speed control, fast forward and rewind, and comes with a belt clip. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.5 x 1.125 x 3.5 inches. WEIGHT: 5 ounces.

Panasonic Classmate Four Track Cassette Player-Recorder

The Panasonice Classmate Four Track Cassette Player-Recorder is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It plays and records four track cassettes at 1 7/8 and 15/16 speeds, and is a tone indexer. It has a built-in stereo microphone and an external microphone jack. It also has a built-in mono speaker and comes with headphones. Other features include variable speed control for output, a pause control, and a tape counter. Print and cassette instructions are included. POWER

Panasonic Portable Cassette Player (Model Rq-L51)

The Panasonic Portable Cassette Player, model RQ-L51, is a cassette tape player and recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This voice activated recorder can record up to 25 hours on standard two track cassettes. Recording begins as soon as sound is detected. Sound can be recorded at three times longer than normal speed. The unit has a slide microphone for recording louder or softer sounds. The HIGH setting can be used to record relatively soft sounds. The unit

Parent Early Childhood Education Series (Models 7-96200, 7-96201, 5-96201 & 5-96202)

The Parent Early Childhood Education Series is a set of training materials designed to provide instruction for developing critical skills for parents and teachers of children who are visually disabled. It consists of nine activity sheets each of which describes specific techniques parents can use to help their visually disabled child achieve maximum growth in a key developmental area. Activity areas include cognitive skills, communication, eating skills, emotional development, general suggestion

Parrott Jamaica Nx Headset

The Parrott Jamaica NX headset is a voice input computer terminal control interface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. This monaural headset has a USB pod connection (one way USB, microphone only), and can be used for speech recognition, voice command and control, and voice recordings. It includes a noise-cancelling microphone, Translator software from VXI to enhance microphone performance, and a left- or right-si

Parrott Talkpro Ct1

The Parrott TalkPro CT1 is a voice input computer control interface and telephone headset designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision or upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. This monoaural speech recognition headset includes a computer/telephone switchbox, a Gentex microphone, and a pendant with Quick Disconnect, and is designed for users of computer audio applications who also work on the phone. The user can switch the headset microphone between computer and

Parrott Talkpro Ct2

The Parrott TalkPro CT2 is a voice input computer terminal control interface and telephone headset designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision or upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. This binaural headset comes with a Gentex microphone, a computer/telephony switchbox, and a pendant with Quick Disconnect, and is designed for users of computer audio applications who also work on the phone. The user can switch the headset microphone between computer and telephon

Pasta Pot Strainer With Locking Lid - 6 Quart

The Pasta Pot Strainer with Locking Lid - 6 Quart is cookware designed for use draining liquids during cooking by individuals with limited upper extremity strength or dexterity or who are blind or have low vision. This 6-quart capacity pot can be used to cook pasta, vegetables, or other food items. The lock and drain feature allows the user to strain out excess water. The lid locks in place to prevent slips during drainage. To drain the pot, the user aligns the lid with the handles, holds the po

Patterns Prebraille Program (Model 6-78360-00)

The Patterns Prebraille Program, model 6-78360-00, is a prereading tutorial program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This program is designed to prepare children to begin braille reading by helping to build their auditory, tactual, conceptual, and language skills. The program emphasizes exposure to a variety of common childhood experiences. The program comes with a teacher's manual, instructions for making tactual readiness books, and five Patterns Prebraille Form B

Patterns Primary Braille Spelling And English Program (Models 6-78362-00, 6-78363-00, 6-78371-00, 6-78372-00, 6-78380-00, 6-78381-00, 6-78389-00, & 6-78390-00)

The Patterns Primary Braille Spelling and English Program is a spelling and language skills tutorial program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This series is a companion to the Patterns Primary Braille Reading Program (see separate entry). There are four levels in the program. Level A (model 6-78362-00 Print Teacher's Kit and model 6-78363-00 Braille Teacher's Kit) corresponds to the Readiness, Preprimer, and Primer levels of the Patterns reading program. Level B (mo

Patterns Reading Program Library Series (6-78300-00, 6-78310-00, 6-78320-00, 6-78330-00, & 6-78340-00)

The Patterns Reading Program Library Series is a collection of braille books designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. Each collection in the series is designed for children who have completed the corresponding level of the Patterns Primary Braille Reading Program (see separate entry). There are 24 braille books in the Pre-primer collection (model 6-78300-00), 27 braille books in the Primer collection (model 6-78310-00), 23 braille books in the First Reader collection (model

Pc Talking Typing Tutor

The PC Talking Typing Tutor is a typing instruction program designed for students who are blind or have low vision or who have different learning styles. This interactive tutorial program teaches students to touch type on a computer keyboard. It is self-voicing and has a large print display. Users can change the voice, speaking rate, and pitch of voice output, and the font style, font size, and foreground and background colors of the display. The program provides voice feedback so students can e

Pdf Equalizer Ml

PDF Equalizer ML is a voice output program for PDF documents, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program can open files in any PDF version and read them aloud without going through a conversion or import process. Documents can be read continuously, page by page, or by page selection, in English, French, or Spanish. Reading speed is adjustable. The program includes a text-to-audio converter that can convert a single page or a range of p

Pdf Magic Pro

PDF Magic Pro is accessible document software designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software converts PDF files to one of eleven different formats, including Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, HTML, ASCII text, and CVS. Documents can be processed in batches of up to 2,000 PDF files. The program can be used to convert textbooks supplied to schools in electronic format with each page of the book in a separate PDF file. Once the files are queued, the program processe

Pdfaloud

PDFAloud is a voice output program for Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This plug-in to Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader adds a PDFAloud toolbar to the Acrobat toolbar options, with various buttons to activate speech within the PDF file. Users can choose to have one word at a time or an area of selected text read aloud. A click and speak tool allows text to be read back with dual color highlight

Peek-A-Boo Bear

The Peek-a-Boo Bear is a voice output, touch-activated stuffed animal designed for use by children with blindness, low vision, or cognitive disabilities. It is intended for children ages newborn and up. When the bear's paw is squeezed, it raises the blanket it is holding over its eyes, asks "Where did you go?" and then lowers the blanket and says "Peek-a-boo, I found you!" in a giggly voice. The bear sits upright for engaging play and his mouth opens and closes as it says phrases like "Hello, ba

Peepo Gps Device For Use With Guide Dogs

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype GPS device system for individuals with visual-impairment and/or blindness can use with a guide dog for greater mobility and freedom getting around new and unfamiliar territories. Since guide dogs usually come trained for individuals to use while getting around the local neighborhood, this can be limiting to mobility and independence to individuals with disabilities when exploring new and unfamiliar territories. The Peepo GPS Device gives th

Peg A Circle Set (Model 1-08550-00)

Peg-A-Circle Set, model 1-08550-00, is a pegboard and spatial orientation activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This pegboard is a teaching aid designed to help young students understand the concepts of sequential order, next, clockwise, and counterclockwise. It consists of a board with 16 holes in a circular pattern, and 16 pegs that can be placed in the holes to form a circle. DIMENSIONS: The board is 12 inches square. COLOR: Board is light gray with black peg

Peg Kit (Model 1-03420-00)1

The Peg Set, model 1-03420-00, is a pegboard and perceptual training activity designed for children who are blind or have low vision. It provides tasks to develop skills in manipulation, number and language concepts, and color, size and tactual discrimination. This kit consists of nine pegs of varying sizes, colors, and textures; a manipulation/storage container; and six inset frames with holes of varying number and size. Frames fit into the top of the container and can be used for matching, sor

Peg Slate (Model 1-08830-00)

The Peg Slate, model 1-08830-00, is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paperless device helps teach beginning students the use of a slate and stylus. A frame is mounted with pegs that represent the dots in ten braille cells. With a finger the user pushes the pegs down, and the frame is flipped over to read the braille message. The frame and pegs are made of plastic. Instructions are included in print and braille. COLOR: Black frame wi

Penfriend Audio Labeller (Model Dl76)

The PenFriend Audio Labeller, model DL76, is a voice output labeling sysem designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit consists of self-afhesive labels embedded with unique identifying codes, and a pen-shaped, pocket-sized recorder/scanner with a built-in speaker. The user attaches one of the coded self-adhesive labels to an item such as a can of food or a household object, then records a message on the recorder/scanner. The message is played back when the scanner

Penguin Audiobooks

Penguin Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books include abridged and unabridged titles in CD or e-book format. Categories include general fiction, classics, mystery/thriller, biography, business, current affairs, history, humor, and mind/body/spirit. Authors include Lauren Willig, Patricia Cornwell, Margaret Cho, Suze Orman, Kevin Phillips, Jared Diamond, Ron Chernow, Herman Melville, Teri Garr, Billy Graham, and the Dalai Lama.

Perkin

Perkin is a braille translation program designed for use as a braille writer accessory by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used in conjunction with a modified Perkins Brailler (see separate entry), it allows the Perkins to be used to input text to a personal computer (PC) or laptop. A circuit board is fitted within the Perkins which is then connected via the serial port to the computer. The user writes in braille on the Perkins and keeps a braille hard copy. The text appears in prin

Perkins Aluminum Signature Guide

Perkins Aluminum Signature Guide is a product designed for the blind and ensures proper signature placement on checks, contracts, etc. Place this guide on the signature line on paper or in the signature box on documents such as checks or contracts and forms, etc.

Perkins Braille Display (40 Cell V3)

Perkins Braille Display (40 cell V3) is an e-reader designed for the blind to read with 6 or 8 dot capability. Is lightweight, portable, and compact. Contains eight programmable navigation or function keys and 2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports. Is refreshable so that when using, it changes continuously.

Perkins Brailler Felt Pad (Model 22-0204-2), Carrying Case (Model 23-0001-0), & Soft Side Carry Case (Model 23-0002-8)

The Perkins Brailler Felt Pad and Carrying Cases are braille writer accessories designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These accessories are specifically designed for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries). The Felt Pad, model 22-0204-2, slips under the brailler to reduce noise. The rigid Carrying Case, model 23-0001-0, has two key-operated locks to keep the brailler secure during transit. The Soft Side Carry Case, model 23-0002-8, is made from a lightwei

Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, & Space Bar Extension Key (Models 22-0202-6, 22-0201-8, & 22-0205-9)

The Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, and Space Bar Extension Key are braille writer accessories designed to make use of the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) easier for individuals with limited hand strength and dexterity, including those with the use of only one hand. Extension keys attach to any Perkins Brailler and fold up when not in use to allow the brailler to fit into a carrying case. Straight Extension Keys, model 22-0202-6, reduce the effort requi

Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program

The Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program is a braille instruction kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This kit includes materials that help teach fundamental early literacy skills to children with visual impairments and help parents to be more involved in their child’s development. Included in the kit are three packets, each with an interrelated storybook, activity guide, and cassette with songs and new stories to complement the storybooks. In addition, there is a

Perkins-Aph Brailler

The Perkins-APH Brailler, also called the Next Generation Perkins Brailler, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This brailler can accommodate standard 8.5 x 11 paper and paper up to 14 inches. Keys are set low, and keystrokes are quiet and require low force. The end-of-line bell is audible but muted. An eraser button allows the user to push one button to erase an entire braille cell. The base is also a handle. The back panel can be raised

Perky Duck

Perky Duck is a braille editor, keyboard modification, and training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This computer-based Perkins brailler emulator enables a standard computer keyboard to function as a Perkins-style braille keyboard, as the S-D-F and J-K-L keys represent the six dots of a braille cell. The program can be used in distance education to demonstrate the user's understanding of braille. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible and Apple Mac

Personal Emergency Reporting System (Model Pers-3600)

The Personal Emergency Reporting System, model PERS-3600, is an emergency alert system designed for use by seniors or individuals with disabilities at risk for medical emergencies. The system includes a table-top console which can receive signals from up to 16 wireless transmitters. When a transmitter is activated, the console sends an alarm report to a monitoring service (not included) via the standard telephone network. Upon completion of the monitoring station report, two-way voice communicat

Pharmabraille & Pharmabraille-In-A-Box

PharmaBraille and PharmaBraille-In-A-Box is a braille translation program designed to produce braille medication labels for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system translates information about pharmaceutical products into tactile or visual braille for pharmacy labeling. PharmaBraille is an e-mail based system, and PharmaBraille-in-a-Box is a software CD. In the e-mail based version, the pharmacist e-mails information about the medication, such as product name, strength, a

Phoenix Audio Books

Phoenix Audio Books are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or reading disabilities. Books are recorded on CD and include abridged and unabridged titles in Biography, Business, Children's Classics, Fiction, History, Humor, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Philosphy/Religion, Psychology, and Science/Health.

Phoenix Talking Scale

The Phoenix Talking Scale is a voice output digital scale designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This bathroom scale has an extra-large, stable weighing platform, and it is designed to be easy to use and program. It is accurate to within 1% of body weight. The scale automatically turns on when the user steps on it. Users can set the mode to pounds or kilograms. The scale features voice commands in a choice of English, Spanish, French, or German. The voice mode can be turne

Picture In A Flash (Piaf)

Picture in a Flash (PIAF) is a tactile graphic maker that produces high-quality tactile graphics using heat sensitive capsule paper (not included). PIAF’s controlled heat source causes any black lines, letters or shapes that are drawn, printed or copied onto the capsule paper to swell. The result is an instant tactile graphic, making it ideal for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Picture It And Pixwriter Bundle

The Picture It and PixWriter Bundle is a symbolic language picture creation program and a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning or cognitive disabilities. The combo includes over 10,500 Literacy Support Pictures in both programs, allowing the flexibility to customize materials and vocabulary designed to support all curricula and subjects in English and Spanish, and the user can import additional photographs, clipart and personal artwork.

Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit (Model 1-08838-00)

Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit, model 1-08838-00, is a tactile graphics kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The kit includes a felt covered board and more than 100 Velcro-backed pieces, and can be used to teach mapping, charting, and basic concepts, as well as for art activities. The kit comes with extra material to create additional tactile pieces, and a Large Print/Braille Guidebook with activity suggestions and example layouts. OPTIONS: Replacem

Picturebraille For Windows

PictureBraille for Windows is a braille graphics program designed to produce braille graphics for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The software can be used to produce braille graphics maps, floor plans, science diagrams, graphs of equations, or other images. Images are either drawn free-hand on the screen, using the simple drawing program supplied, or scanned from a document such as a textbook or magazine. Once the image is created, the program converts it to a standard braille file

Pill Bottle Multi Alarm

Pill Bottle Multi Alarm is a pill organizer with alarm designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The device may also be useful for others who need to be reminded to take medications. Pill Bottle Multi Alarm has a beeping alarm that sounds when it is time to take the medication. Pill Bottle Multi Alarm's electronic timer cap fits right on many prescription vials or on the empty medication container that comes with it. The alarm is set by choosing the interval in hours between

Pinochle - Regular Index (Model 126780)

Pinochle standard deck with regular braille.

Pip Squeakers

Pip Squeakers are child's audible shoes designed to enable parents with vision disabilities to locate toddlers using sound as the child walks. Available in a fabric T-strap, a Velcro closure sneaker, or baby sandals, these lightweight shoes squeak softly as each foot touch down, enabling the parent or caregiver to locate the child. SIZES: Baby sizes 3 through 6. COLOR: The T-strap is available in peach, the sneakers are available in white or navy, and the sandals are available in royal blue or r

Pipe

Pipe is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this game, the player has a hammer and a toolbox full of pipes, and must fix the underlying leaky pipe structures in three world cities. Each city has twelve regular levels plus two bonus levels. As the sound of approaching water gets louder, the player must fix the pipes before the water spills out. On some levels the player must fit eight pipes while on other levels more than 14 pipes must

Pixwriter

PixWriter is a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning or cognitive disabilities. Intended for beginning readers and writers, this program combines words, pictures, and speech. By selecting buttons, which hold words and graphics, users can write whole words, sentences, and stories. PixWriter supports writing using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen, one and two-step switch scanning, joystick and whiteboard. It also includes auditory scanning for people who

Plan.b

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic refreshable map of the urban environment for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A German designer has developed plan.b, a digital street map projected onto a refreshable tactile display to provide a tactile representation of surroundings to the visually impaired to aid a person to navigate safely. It also offers additional audio information by pressing the displayed structures as well. The plan.b provides importa

Plastic Braille Eraser (Model 1-00280-00)

The Plastic Braille Eraser, no. 1-00280-00, is a pencil shaped device for correcting braille for individuals who are visually impaired. It has a small tip at one end for erasing one dot at a time, and a larger end suitable for erasing entire cells. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long, 3/8 inches in diameter.

Plastic Laminate

Plastic Laminate sheets are braille labeling sheets designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. These sheets are made of clear plastic laminate with adhesive backing. They can be brailled and cut to label size, or used for protecting while identifying papers and ID cards. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 9 x 12 inches.

Plate Embossing Device (Model Ped-30)

The Plate Embossing Device, model PED-30, is a Braille printer that embosses Interpoint Braille on zinc plates used for press Braille production. These templates are ideal whenever 50 or more copies of a book, document, etc. are required. This machine embosses 45 zinc plates per hour. The machine is available in USA and European Braille standards. CPS: 40 characters per second. POWER: 120 volt AC, 30 amperes maximum 60 hz. DIMENSIONS (WxLxH): 35 x 53 x 59 inches. WEIGHT: 900 pounds.

Platform Edge Warning Surface

The Platform Edge Warning Surface is a detectable warning surface designed for use along off-street rail platforms by with blindness or low vision. Made of stone and resin composite, this tile serves as a warning and to identify the location of off-street rail platforms. The blister surface can be read by foot or cane, warning individuals with vision disabilities that they are approaching a rail platform edge. The blister pattern is offset and can be used to identify the direction the platform e

Play-It-Now Tunes For Guitar

Play-It-Now Tunes for Guitar are audio music training courses designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, dyslexia, or other visual learning disabilities. The lessons teach guitarists to play songs without the use of any reading materials. Each individual song lesson is delivered entirely on a standard CD using an all-audio method of instruction. Audio instructions presented by expert musicians teach the user how to play every note, chord, and strum of a song's primary guit

Playing Card Slate (Model 23-2101-6)

The Playing Card Slate, model 23-2101-6, is a braille slate designed to create brailled playing cards for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This slate allows the user to braille any standard size playing card. It is made of aluminum and comes with a braille stylus.

Playskool Magnetic Capital Letters (Model 02056)

Playskool Magnetic Capital Letters, model 02056, are tactile letters and Braille alphabet magnets designed for use by children ages 3 and above who are blind or have low vision. This educational toy consists of 26 letters from A to Z. Each letter is engraved with it corresponding Braille letter. As they play with these letters sized for small fingers, children learn to identify letters and start putting together simple words and sentences.

Plextalk Cd/sd/online Player (Model Ptx1)

The PLEXTALK CD/SD/Online Player, model PTX1, is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device plays digital talking books from CDs, SD cards, USB flash drives or online (LAN or WIFI) using its voice synthesizer. Playable formats include DAISY 2.02, ANSI/NISO Z39.86/DAISY 3.0, audio files (MP3, WMA, AMR-WB+, Ogg Vorbis, Wave (PCM)), and text/HTML contents by embedded text-to-speech engine (TTS). The user can listen with the built-in sp

Plextalk Daisy Player (Model Ptn2)

The PLEXTALK Daisy Player, model PTN2, is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device features DAISY structure navigation-levels, bookmarks and headings. The unit plays music, voice, book CDs, and MP3 CDs from multiple formats including DAISY 2.02, ANSI/NISO and DAISY 3.0 along with content from PDTB2, NLS, RFB&D, Bookshare.org, and Read How You Want. Content can also be read from USB 2.0 media. Text is supported from Microsoft.d

Plextalk Linio

The PLEXTALK Linio is is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device features DAISY structure navigation-levels, bookmarks and headings. The unit plays music, voice, book CDs, and MP3 CDs from multiple formats including DAISY 2.02, ANSI/NISO and DAISY 3.0. Text is supported from Microsoft .doc, HTML, plain text or DAISY text files. The Linio has 2 gigabytes (GB) internal flash memory and a LAN connection port. It reads media from CDs

Plextalk Pocket (Model Ptp1)

Plextalk Pocket, model PTP1, is a portable digital recorder and electronic talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This pocket-sized unit plays Daisy-format digital talking books, music CDs, MP3 CDs, and audio books on CD. It reads HTML input from SD cards and USB flash memory so the user can input media, including text-to-speech (TTS), without connecting to a PC. The unit has a built-in microphone and speaker for voice recor

Plextalk Portable Recorder (Model Ptr2)

The Plextalk Portable Recorder, model PTR2, is a digital talking book player and recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit can record DAISY 2.02 books and audio file or music CDs, and can play DAISY titles, music and audio file CDs, and CF cards. When connected to a computer, it can be used as a CD-RW or memory card drive. The unit comes with Plextalk Recording Software (PRS) for recording, editing, and finalizing audio only DAISY 2.02 books. Radio prog

Plustek Book Reader

The Plustek Book Reader is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system scans books without shadows around the spine. The included optical character recognition (OCR) software turns the scan result into text, which is automatically read aloud using TTS (text-to-speech) software. Scanned text is automatically saved as a text file, and can also be saved in MP3 or WAV format. There is a choice of male and female voices with British or A

Pnc Net

PnC Net is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals with low vision. The browser reads the web page aloud and enlarges it on screen. Speech can be made to start at any selected point. As each word is spoken it is also highlighted. Page layout is preserved, with or without enlargement of pictures, and lines are word wrapped in order to keep all the text on the screen. The text is read down each column without skipping to the next column. The controls display menu selections in a

Pocket Size Talking Calculator

The Pocket Size Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The calculator's visual display shows eight characters. Its speech output comes with volume control, an on-off control, and a repeat key. The calculator performs basic math functions with memory. POWER: Uses two triple-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.625 x 5 x 3.25 inches. COLOR: The plastic casing is white.

Pocket Slate (Model 1-00160-00)

The Pocket Slate is a braille slate designed with slots for labeling for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The metal slate has 28 cells and is designed with pins up. DIMENSIONS: 8.25 x 1.75 inches.

Pocket Slates (Models 23-0301-4, 23-0401-2, & 23-601-7)

Pocket Slates are braille slates designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ##1 Pocket Slate, model 23-0301-4, is a 27-cell, 4-line slate; the ##2 Pocket Slate, model 23-0401-2, is a 19-cell, 6-line postcard size slate; and the ##140 Pocket Slate, model 23-0601-7, is a 40-cell, 4-line slate designed for use without a board. All models are made of aluminum and come with a braille stylus.

Pocket-Size Notebook, 6-Ring (Model 1-04280-00)

The Pocket-Size Notebook, 6-Ring, no. 1-04280-00, is a braille notebook bound in water-resistant imitation leather. The notebook will hold approximately 50 sheets of 3.75 x 5.75 inch braille paper. The notebook has a pocket to hold a Postcard slate (see separate entry), and a cloth page marking strip. A braille stylus can be tied to the end of the cloth strip.

Poet Be (Bookedge)

The Poet BE (BookEdge) is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This stand-alone reading machine is designed to allow the user to read bound books without damaging the spine and without having to know how to operate a computer. The user places a book with the text down and its spine flush against the edge of the scanner and then presses a button. The machine automatically recognizes the orientation of document placed on the glass scanner

Poet Compact 2

The Poet Compact 2 is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This stand-alone reading machine is designed to allow the user to listen to any kind of printed documents without having to know how to operate a computer. The machine automatically recognizes the orientation of documents placed on the glass scanner bed, scans the document, converts the picture into spoken language, and reads it aloud. The machine consists of an integrated flatb

Poet Compact 2+

The Poet Compact 2+ is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This stand-alone reading machine is designed to allow the user to listen to any kind of printed documents without having to know how to operate a computer. The machine automatically recognizes the orientation of documents placed on the scanner bed, scans the document, converts the picture into spoken language, and reads it aloud. The machine consists of an integrated flatbed sc

Polarized Car Visor For Day And Night Driving With Adjustable Slider

The Reizen Polarized Car Visor for Day and Night Driving with adjustable slider is designed for those individuals who have a disability that affects their vision and is good for contact wearers, persons who drive in the sun for long periods, persons with Diabetic retinepathy or Corneal dystrophy, as well as for those who are developing cataracts, and/or persons who had contact surgery. This product fits all cars, vans, pick-ups, Recreational Vehicles or RV's, campers, trucks, and boats. Slider a

Pop Up Touchscreen

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Graduate student Chris Harrison and Professor Scott Hudson, have designed a prototype of an alternative touch-screen technology surface which allows for display capabilities of a normal touch screen; but also produces physical pop-up buttons for tactile interaction. This prototype is ideal for persons who are blind or visually impaired. The prototype design incorporates a screen with hidden latex air bubbles. An air

Porta-Thiel

The Porta-Thiel is a lightweight, portable Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Porta-Thiel prints on single sheets, continuous forms, plastic, and magazine sheets. It does not use a tractor feeder device to control paper feed. A built-in speech synthesizer informs the user when the unit is out of paper, and data are not lost during the paper resupply process. Dots can be adjusted to any paper weight. This printer embosses six- and eight-dot Braille,

Portable Braille Computer Terminal Or Braille Word Processor.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Single handed braille keyboard and two-dimensional display in a portable unit which allows users to type and proofread at the same time. Describes prototype device and how it is used. COMMENTS: Device designed by Peter Wung, Summer Design Inc., 73 North Street, Suite 15, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201. Not in production (4/2/87). Received the 1985 Industrial Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Design Society of America. AUTHOR: Wung, P TITLE:

Portable Solution Travel Bidet (Model Scs75)

The Portable Solution Travel Bidet, model SCS75, is a personal cleansing system designed for use by individuals with neurological, balance, mobility, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. The device is small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. Features include an adjustable bidet attachment, an adjustable nursing spray attachment, a feminine hygiene attachment, and a flexible extension hose. A removable wrist strap and a carrying bag are included. POWER: Uses on

Portable Sound Source Iii (Model 1-03040-01)

Portable Sound Source III, model 1-03040-01, is a signal beacon designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision in orientation and mobility (O&M) training and playground games. The beacon produces an audio tone that provides directional cues. The beeping tone has a rate of 36 to 360 pulses per minute, with a pitch of 600 hertz to 1200 hertz. It can be used for teaching sound location skills or for marking locations in playground games. The unit has a large built-in speaker and

Portabooks

PortaBooks are braille books formatted as Grade 2 braille files on disk, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A variety of titles are available in this format, ranging from A Manual for Living to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These books are in a plain braille format, containing only symbols for braille characters, carriage returns, and spaces. They can be read without special software using a braille reading device such as a Bookworm; a notetaker with a brail

Portset Reader

The Portset Reader is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This machine reads letters, books, magazines, or bills with a page size up to A4 (20 x 28 centimeters) and a font as fine as 8 points. The user can select between male and female speaking voices with clear British pronounciation. Pages scanned on the Portset Reader can be stored in internal memory or saved to diskette for future reference. This device can read line-by-line, word

Portspeak

Portspeak is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This synthesizer works in conjunction with a screen reader program and a sound card (not included). The software allows multiple languages to be spoken in nine voices, which can be adjusted for volume, speed, and pitch. PortSpeak remembers the last voice settings, and re-loads them each time the program is started. To reduce the pronounciation errors that can occur with speech synthesizer

Postcard Slate And Stylus (Models 1-00110-00 & 1-00180-00)

The Postcard Slate and Stylus, models 1-00110-00 and 1-00180-00, are Bralli slates and styluses designed for writing Braille on cards or small sheets of paper for individuals who are visually impaired. This is ideal for writing shorts and memos rather than wasting large sized paper. Two models are available in the postcard size. Interpoint allows embossing on both sides of the paper (see separate entry. The other model has pins pointing upwards. The slates are made of lightweight metal and provi

Power Chord Braille Keyboard

The Power Chord Braille Keyboard is a braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It enables students to practice their braille writing skills by entering the answers to the SAL2 writing exercises on an electronic braille keyboard. This unit can be used to complete writing exercises set by the SAL2 virtual tutor (see separate entry). The student receives immediate feedback from SAL2 as to the accuracy of their writing and they experience the feel of using a

Powertel 58

The PowerTel 58 is an amplified, hearing aid compatible, large button corded telephone with speakerphone and answering machine designed for use by individuals who have low vision or are hard of hearing. It includes a base with corded handset. The handset amplifies incoming sound up to 50 decibels (dB), and the base offers five adjustable ringer levels up to 90 dB and nine ringtones. The base has a flashing visual ring indicator. The phone features five equalizer tone settings, caller ID with 30

Powertel 601

The PowerTel 601 is a visual and vibrating telephone signal designed to alert people who are blind, hard of hearing or have low vision that the telephone is ringing. The PowerTel 601 is worn like a bracelet or wrist watch. This wireless device vibrates and an LED indicator flashes when a call is received. The unit is water resistant, has “low battery” and “out of range” indicator lights, and can be used for up to 50 hours in standby mode without recharging. When used as part of the PowerTel 68

Powertel 680

The PowerTel 680 is an amplified, hearing aid compatible, large button corded and cordless telephone with speakerphone, answering machine and visual and vibrating telephone signal designed for use by individuals who have low vision or are hard of hearing. It includes a base with corded handset, cordless handset and charging base for the cordless handset. Both handsets amplify incoming sound up to 50 decibels (dB), and the base offers five adjustable ringer levels up to 90 dB and nine ringtones.

Practice Worksheets In Basic Math (Models B5 & Lt5)

Practice Worksheets in Basic Math are math worksheets in Braille and Large Print designed to help Braille users acquire automatic recall of basic math facts. Each volume contains 150 worksheets and each set (Braille, model B5, or large print, model LT5) includes four volumes. The basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication or division are introduced systematically and periodic review is provided. SUM-IT covers single digit addition with sums to 18. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE covers minu

Premier Cd/dvd Creator

Premier CD/DVD Creator is screen reader accessible CD/DVD burning software designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD burning program is designed to allow the user's screen reader to provide output for all of its buttons and functions. If a screen reader is running, the software automatically detects it and sends information through the screen reader. The program includes an Audio Ripper, Audio CD Burner, Data CD Creator, and Data DVD Burner. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: W

Premier Predictor Pro

Premier Predictor Pro is a voice output word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning or upper extremity disabilities. The program displays a word list next to the cursor as the user types in any program on the computer, displaying the most probable word at the top of the list. The words are read aloud as the user moves up and down the list with the arrow keys. When the user selects a word, it is entered automatically into the document. A built-in talking dictionary enabl

Premier Test Builder

Premier Test Builder is an accessible test creation program designed for use in creating tests accessible to students who use screen readers. The program allows the user to build tests in accessible Microsoft Word format by supplying questions and selecting the question style from the program's tool bar. The program then automatically creates the test using its pre-built templates of question styles, which include Multiple Choice, Multiple Choice with Picture, Multiple Choice with Answers 2 Acro

Premier To Go

Premier to Go is an accessibility software module designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The module is a portable USB drive loaded with ten software applications that support reading and writing. When connected to a computer's USB port, the module launches a floating toolbar from which the applications can be started. In addition to the software, the module has over 1.5 GB (gigabytes) of free storage space. Applications include Universal Reader

President Braille Watch (Models 20730E, 27003L, 24143L, & 23134E)

The President Braille Watch is a tatile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. These watches have diamond-like stones replacing raised dots, a six o'clock opening face, and Swiss-made quartz movement. Available in men's (models 24143L and 23134E) or women's (models 20730E and 27003L)styles with leather (models 2143L and 27003L) or expansion bands (models 23134E and 20730E), these watches have numbers at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. POWER: Uses replaceable batteri

Prestobraille Signmaker

The PrestoBraille Signmaker is a braille printer designed to produce Braille books and other documents at high speeds for individuals who are blind. This printer in particular is ideal for large signmakers who need Braille in the shortest form possible, but stamped through very thick materials. The industrial-strength signmaker is powered by compressed air. The message can be up to 30 characters long in the standard Library of Congress template and up to 24 characters long in the optional Califo

Prevocational Skills Development Materials Complete Kit (Model 1-08000-00)

The Prevocational Skills Development Materials Complete Kit, model 1-08000-00, is a training system for the development of manipulative skills, including matching, sorting, counting, assembly, and packaging, designed for use by students with multiple disabilities including blindness or low vision. The complete system includes five sets of materials, which are meant to be used in conjunction with other materials suggested in the accompanying guidebook: A Paper-Folding Jig for use in 3-part foldin

Primary Phonics Set 1

Primary Phonics Set 1, by Barbara W. Makar, is a braille reading tutorial program designed for children who are blind or have low vision. It includes ten storybooks, each containing a short story that introduces consonants, various sight words, and short vowels (a, e, i, o, u) as part of the reading experience. The text on each page is presented in large print, grade 1 braille, and grade 2 braille. For students with low vision, there are also illustrations. Each of the ten storybooks is approxim

Primer Of Braille Music (Models 6-01350-00, 8-01350-00, & 8-01360-00)

The Primer of Braille Music, models 6-01350-00, 8-01350-00, and 8-01360-00, by Edward W. Jenkins (1960 with 1971 addendum), is a manual for teaching music braille designed for students who are blind or have low vision. It teaches braille music in 30 lessons with braille music reading exercises. The braille edition (6-01350-00) includes both the original 1960 text and the 1971 addendum. There are separate print editions of the 1960 text (8-01350-00) and the 1971 addendum (8-01360-00).

Primer Pak (Model Lr-2117)

The Primer Pak, model LR-2117, is a set of eye hand coordination activities designed for use by children with physical or neurological disabilities. The set includes a crepe rubber alphabet puzzle, four Fit-A-Space Discs with shapes for stringing, three chipboard shapes with tipped laces for lacing and tracing, and 25 rubber octagon pieces for construction, with a carrying and storage bag. DIMENSIONS: The alphabet puzzle is 8 inches square, and the carrying case is 9 inches square.

Print And Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (Models 6-01500-00, L-01500-00, & 8-01500-00)

Print and Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media is a handbook designed to provide guidelines for use in evaluating the braille reading readiness of students who are blind or have low vision. It contains guidelines and informal evaluation processes to help users determine the most appropriate reading media or medium for each student. It is available in braille (model 6-01500-00), large print (model L-01500-00), and regular print (model 8-01500-00) editions.

Prisma Ts Acoustic Pedestrian Signal (Models Ts-903, Ts-904, Ts-907, & Ts-908)

Prisma TS Acoustic Pedestrian Signals are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These audible pedestrian signals have ten distinct sounds that can be used to indicate different walking directions. The sounds are produced by a speaker and include a variety of digitally recorded clicks, knocks, and beeps. The volume is automatically adjusted to the ambient noise level, within a range of 55 to 83 decibels. On the top of the housing of the units

Prodigy Autocode Talking Blood Glucose Monitoring System

The Prodigy Autocode Blood Glucose Monitoring System is a voice output glucose analyzer designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This system provides blood glucose test results and verbal prompts in either English or Spanish. Glucose test results are provided using as little as 0.6 microliters of blood, which can be taken from the arms, thighs, or hands, as well as the fingertips. Along with voice output, this analyzer also has a large liquid crystal displa

Prodigy Count-A-Dose

The Prodigy Count-A-Dose is a syringe filling device designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This product consists of two parts: a rectangular base into which the user places a syringe and a T-shaped bar that holds one or two vials of insulin. The user secures a syringe in the rectangular base with the plunger pushed completely in the syringe. Then the T-bar with the vial(s) is fastened to the base so that the needle is inserted into a vial. The user then

Prodigy Voice Blood Glucose Meter

The Prodigy Voice Blood Glucose Meter is a voice output glucose analyzer designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This blood glucose monitoring system has totally audible step-by-step setups that talk the user through all meter settings, such as time-and-date and glucose unit of measurement. No coding is required. The user inserts the test strip into the test strip port on the top of the meter, and the unit automatically turns on and talks the user through

Pronto! 18

The Pronto! 18 is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has an 18-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The Pronto! 18 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes, and it provides natural speech output in addition to the braille display. It can be us

Pronto! Qs

Pronto! QS is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Pronto! QS includes a standard 69-key QWERTY keyboard with tactile markers for entering data and natural sounding speech output. It can be used as a notebook, calendar with diary, voice recorder, address and phone book, clock, standard and scientific calculator, altitude and compass information, and an MP3 player. It has one built-in microphone and two bui

Protalk32 For Windows Standard & Protalk32 For Windows Professional

Protalk32 for Windows Standard and Protalk 32 for Windows Professional are voice output screen reader programs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program can read characters, words, sentences, paragraphs, columns, and tables; the contents of the clipboard, marked blocks of text, and message and dialog boxes; status lines, menu bars, toolbars, and toolbox button bars; line indentation, the type and size of a font, and text color. It can be used to read web pages

Push-Button Padlock

The Push-Button Padlock is a tactile combination padlock designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The combination is selected and entered by pushing five buttons.

Puzzle Form Board Kit (Model 1-03720-00)

The Puzzle Form Board Kit, model 1-03720-00, is a form board and perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This form board kit is designed as a supplementary aid for teaching basic concepts such as shape, texture, color, size, and matching. This kit includes five frames with the incised shape of a circle, square, triangle, diamond, or rectangle, and matching shapes that fit into the frames (three for each frame). The matching shapes have various

Qiktac

QikTac is a braille graphics program designed for the creation of braille or tactile graphics for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A drawing is first made using a mouse or by tracing and editing a picture using a TagPad (see separate entry). The drawing can then either be embossed using a braille printer, or printed in ink on braille graphics paper (capsule paper), which can then be turned into tactile graphics using a tactile graphics embosser. A Duxbury Braille font is included in

Qualisurf

QualiSurf is a voice input and output web browser designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or vision disabilities. This browser enables users to surf the Web without a keyboard or mouse. The silent surfing option enables Web surfing without interference from questions about plug-ins, upgrades, etc., which are prevented from appearing. The program is accessed using QualiMouse features (radar mouse, XY mouse, direction mouse, or auto

Quick Pick Counting (Model 1-03574-00)

Quick Pick Counting, model 1-03574-00, is a tactile educational game designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision or cognitive disabilities. This game teaches children to count to 12 with raised-line symbols and to read braille numbers. There are 50 one-sided game cards and two direction cards in the set. The student counts the tactile symbols and then reads the correct braille number. The raised-line symbols are embossed only; the number answers are in large print and braille.

Quick Pick Math (Models 1-03570-00, 1-03571-00, 1-03572-00, & 1-03573-00)

Quick Pick Math are math games designed for use by students aged five years and up who are blind or have low vision. Games include Addition, model 1-03570-00; Subtraction, model 1-03571-00; Multiplication, model 1-03572-00; and Division, model 1-03573-00. Each math game consists of a plastic packet that holds fifty cards in braille and large print. A math question and four possible answers are on the front and back of each card. The plastic packet has four holes on its edge corresponding to the

Quick-Draw Paper (Model 1-04960-00)

Quick-Draw Paper, model 1-04960-00, is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It allows users to create instant tactile graphics for a wide variety of art, orientation and mobility, diagramming, and educational activities. It responds quickly to water-based writing and drawing tools. When the user draws on its surface with a water-based marker, the lines swell instantly and become tactile. This gives children, students, and adults who are blind o

Rainbow Color Reader (Model Mk2)

The Rainbow Color Reader, model Mk2, is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device identifies red, orange, yellow, gold, green, blue-green, blue, purple, pink, white, black, gray, brown, beige as well as light and dark. In combination, the device can identify 38 colors. To use, an individual firmly places an article flat against the plastic window at the end of the Rainbow Color Reader and then presses the button on the top. When held up to a

Raised Dot Dominoes

The Raised Dot Dominoes is a tactile game designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This double sixes domino set is made up of standard-sized pieces with raised dots and comes with a carrying case. COLOR: White with black dots.

Raised Line Checkbook For Educational Purposes (Model 1-03500-00)

Checks printed with raised lines on regulation checkbook paper and interleaved with braille paper for stub record keeping. Entire booklet is bound in perfect binding, and checks are perforated for easy detachment. Each booklet contains 50 checks and stubs. For educational purposes.

Raised Line Drawing Kit: Basic (23-5901-6) & Complete (23-6001-4)

The Basic and Complete Raised Line Drawing Kits are braille and raised line drawing kits designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Kits contain drawing materials and equipment needed to create raised line drawings of mathematical and geometrical diagrams, etc., in actual representation (not in reverse). The Basic Kit, model 23-5901-6, includes 100 sheets of Mylar (10-inch square), a 12-inch braille ruler, a pencil stylus, and an 11.5-inch square drawing board with a rubbe

Raised Line Drawing/labeling Kit (Model 1600)

The Raised Line Drawing/Labeling Kit, model 1600, is a tactile drawing kit for making labels and raised drawings on readily available paper or index cards. The kit includes instructions, 8 x 10 inch felt clip board, sample materials, ball point pen, heavy duty stylus, 1-line braille slate, and 1 roll of 1/2-inch Rotex tape. The ball point pen, or other blunt object, can be used to create raised line drawings; block or Braille lettering can be done freestyle with the stylus.

Ramp Up

Ramp Up is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This pre-finished sidewalk ramp mat with truncated domes adheres to either concrete or asphalt. The unit has a low profile and zero trip point. It is surface applied, but when installed on a street corner curb ramp it gives the look of a cast in place tile . To install, place the mat in its intended position, place tape the around the mat's perimeter and remove mat, use a trowel to apply SST

Random House Audiobooks

Random House Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Titles are available in both abridged and unabridged formats and on cassettes and compact discs. Titles are published for both children and adults. The backlist includes more than 200 children's titles, with 50 to 60 new children's titles published annually. Among the children's authors are J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Brian Jacques, Madeline L'Engle, Gary Paulsen, E.B. White

Ray

The RAY is a cellular phone configured for use by people who are blind or have low vision. The RAY is a fully functional Huawei Vision smartphone with an Android operating system that has been modified to simplify navigation through the phone's functions and applications (apps) and to provide voice input for certain functions and apps as well as voice output for all screen content using text-to-speech technology. In addition to basic smartphone capabilities such as calling, text messaging, calen

Raynes Rail

The Raynes Rail is a tactile and voice output orientation aid and an exhibit accessibility system designed for people who are blind or have low vision. The Raynes Rail can be installed in a variety of environments to provide audible and braille navigation and orientation information at strategic points. One or more rails can be installed in a location. Each rail has a braille label on one side providing navigation and orientation information about the premises in close proximity to the rail. The

Read:outloud

Read:OutLoud is a voice output and reading tutorial program designed for use by students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, or low vision. The user opens a file or browses the Internet and clicks “speak.” The program reads the content aloud in human-sounding voices. Read:Outloud can read text in the following formats: PDF, DAISY 3, Microsoft “Save As Daisy,” Bookshare files, Rich Text Format (RTF), .txt, HTML, XML, and Pearson’s HTMLbook format. Words are highlighted onscreen as they are read

Read2Go

Read2Go is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book (e-book) reader for books in the standard DAISY format. From within the app, the user can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare (Bookshare membership required), as well as read DAISY books from other sources. When Read2Go audio is on, Read2Go

Readeasy Move

ReadEasy Move is a portable machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It translates any printed text into speech within seconds. Letters, bank statements, books, packaging products can be read with ease. ReadEasy Move features a magnetic quick release camera system. The user simply places the camera into the docking station on the base unit. The lens automatically locates and focuses on the text. The camera on the ReadEasy Move allows extremely thick books to

Readspeaker Docreader

ReadSpeaker docReader is a voice output text to speech digital document conversion program designed to provide a voice output option for a wide variety of Web-based content. ReadSpeaker docReader code is added to online documents to add the option for any user to click on a "Listen" button to hear the content of that document. Its thumbnail navigation function enables the user to navigate easily and directly to each page of the document. A toolbar at the top of the page enables the user to brows

Readtext & Readtext Plus

ReadText and ReadText Plus are voice output text reader and web browser program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or reading disabilities. It speaks digital files and web pages, including on-line books and PDF files. It can also magnify text and change the type face and color of the text. For people with dyslexia and other reading challenges, the program highlights and associates the visual and verbal word together for future recognition. ReadText comes with AT&

Realspeak Solo

RealSpeak Solo is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by product developers to provide voice output for individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This text-to-speech program is scalable from 8 to 20 megabytes (MB) for embedded applications and up to 100 MB for desktop applications. The program can be used by device makers, telematics suppliers, banks, kiosk developers, and electronic game creators. Custom voices are available. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM

Realspeak Word

RealSpeak Word is a speech synthesizer and voice output dictionary program designed to provide voice output for electronic talking dictionaries. The dictionary developer can embed this text-to-speech program in a dictionary product to provide voice output via a coding-by-synthesis architecture that requires no recordings, and uses just 3 megabytes (MB) of read-only memory (ROM) to cover as many as 60,000 words. The manufacturer offers professional integration services to port this program to cus

Recognizing Landforms: An Audio-Tutorial Program In Map Study (Model 1-01110-00)

Recognizing Landforms: An Audio-Tutorial Program in Map Study, model 1-01110-00, is audio map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This audio program uses fun characters on audio cassette tape to introduce 40 map reading skills, such as distinguishing mountains from valleys and channels from bays. The program includes ten brightly colored tactile landforms; six two-track, 1 7/8 ips (inch per second) cassette tapes; and teacher's and program manuals in pr

Reizen Black Vinyl Label Tape (Model 30053)

Reizen Black Vinyl Label Tape, model 30053, is braille or large print labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This tape can be used with a braille labeler to create braille labels with raised white dots on a black background. It can also be used with a standard label embosser to creat labels with raised, high-contrast (white on black) letters and numbers. Adhesive backing allows the label to be placed on most objects. It is sold in packs of 3 rolls. DIMENS

Reizen Braille Labeler (Model Rl-350)

The Reizen Braille Labeler, model RL-350, is a handheld braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. Made of durable plastic, this lightweight, portable braille labeler embosses braille onto adhesive plastic labeling tape for use in labeling items such as files, records, DVDs, credit cards, business cards, etc. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW) 2.38 x 10 x 4 inches. This unit uses 1/8- or 0.5-inch wide labeling tape (not included).

Reizen Clear Vinyl Labeling Tape (Model 2030176)

Reizen Clear Vinyl Labeling Tape, model 2030176, is braille labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The transparent tape has adhesive backing to attach to household items. It can be brailled using a 3M Braille labeler, Dymo Braille labeler, or Braille slate. Tape comes in packages of 3 rolls. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Each roll is 144 x 0.5 inches. COLOR: Clear.

Reizen Clear Vinyl Labeling Tape (Model 2030180)

Reizen Clear Vinyl Labeling Tape, model 2030180, is braille labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This transparent vinyl tape has adhesive backing to enable placement of braille lables on most objects. Tape comes in packages of 3 rolls. DIMENSIONS: 0.375 inches wide.

Reizen Clear Vinyl Tape (Model 300970)

Reizen Clear Vinyl Tape, model 300970, is braille and tactile labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This extra wide transparent tape can be embossed with half-inch tactile letters and numbers or jumbo Braille, and used to label items without blocking the label convent for sighted co-workers or family members. Adhesive backing allows the label to be placed on most objects, including computer keyboard keys, microwave keypads, food or clothing items, and ho

Reizen Elite Braille Low Vision Playing Cards

The Elite Braille Low Vision Playing Cards are Braille and large print playing cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These standard size cards have braille markings and large, bold 1.25-inch high print for suits and values for easy identification. Users can identify cards by touch only or by viewing the oversized print. The cards are plastic coated with blue or red backs.

Reizen Foldable Hands Free Magnifier With Wooden Frame Table

The Reizen Foldable Hands Free Magnifier with Wooden Frame Table is designed for use by people with blind or low vision. It allows for hands free use and magnifies 3x the size of whatever it’s over. Collapsible, wooden frame. Portable.

Reizen Talking Alarm Clock

The Reizen Talking Alarm Clock is a voice output digital alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The time is spoken in a female voice with high or low volume when a button is pressed, or announcements can be made automatically on the hour. The time is also shown on a digital LED display. The clock has three alarm sounds - rooster, steady beeps, or cuckoo. It has a large snooze, light and talk button and a speaker on top. A user’s manual is included. POWER:

Reizen Talking Alarm Clock With Time And Temperature

The Reizen Talking Alarm Clock with Time and Temperature is a voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision and people with upper extremity, fine motor and neurological. This clock has a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a voice announcement of the time and temperature on demand and hourly. The hourly announcement can occur throughout the day or for only 16 hours each day (7 am to 10 pm). The announcement can be activated by a soft touch on the top

Relief Map For Desk Use (Model 1-01650-00)

The Relief Map for Desk Use, model 1-01650-00, is a tactile map designed to show elevations in the United States for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This relief map shows the continental U.S. with elevations that are exaggerated 20 times in relation to horizontal areas. Ocean floors are incised with latitude and longitude lines. This map uses high-contrast paint to depict water areas as blue and land surfaces as yellow and brown. DIMENSIONS: 21.25 x 15.25 inches.

Relume Led Pedestrian Signal

The Relume LED Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit, a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with pulse mode operation. A walking figure represents "walk" and a hand represents "don't walk." The display is dimme

Responder

Responder is a voice output monitoring system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system integrates machine vision and speech technologies to provide an automated monitoring and event notification system for workplace and industrial installations, enabling employees who are blind or visually impaired to work in security and monitoring environments. The system continuously watches electronic equipment, such as alarm panels, and provides notification via recorded

Restroom Sign With Braille (Girls & Boys) (Models Rre-140 & Rre-160)

The Restroom Sign with Braille, models RRE-140 and RRE-160, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by children who use wheelchairs or who are blind or have low vision. This sign identifies a wheelchair accessible restroom while providing tactile and Brade II braille information for individuals with visual disabilities. The sign comes in versions for girls' (RRE-140) and boys' (model RRE-160) restrooms. The girls' version features two line drawings, an image of a girl on the left and an A

Restroom Sign With Braille (Women & Men) (Models Rre-130 & Rre-150)

The Restroom Sign with Braille, models RRE-130 and RRE-150, is a braille and tactile sign designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or who are blind or have low vision. This sign identifies a wheelchair accessible restroom while providing tactile and Brade II braille information for individuals with visual disabilities. The sign comes in versions for women's (model RRE-130) and men's (RRE-150) restrooms. The women's version features two line drawings, an image of a woman on the left an

Restroom Signs

The Restroom Signs are braille and tactile signs designed for use to mark public restrooms in a way that can be read by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each sign has tactile raised letters and symbols with Grade II Braille. Signs are rectangular, circular, or triangular in shape, with the words 'MEN," "WOMEN," "RESTROOM," "BOYS," or "GIRLS." Signs for men's or women's restrooms include a stylized male or female figure with or without a wheelchair access symbol. Unisex signs have th

Reveal Color

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a tactile system that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to learn to sense colors through touch. Understanding the concept of color can be challenging for individuals with visual disabilities. The Reveal project aims to utilize a tactile system of simple shapes that can be easily learned by anyone for application in everyday life. Using tactile flashcards and posters as well as an audio application (or app) for smartphon

Ringing Athletic Balls (Models T6201, T6240, & T6206)

The Ringing Athletic Balls are audible balls designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These balls are the the same size, style, and construction as standard athletic balls, but have a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Model T6201 is a basketball, model T6240 is a volleyball, and model T6206 is a soccer ball.

Ringing Basketball (Model 6201E)

The Ringing Basketball, model 6201E, is an audible basketball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber basketball has a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Size and construction are the same as for a standard basketball.

Ringing Soccer Ball

The Ringing Soccer Ball is an audible ball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber soccer ball has a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Size and construction are the same as for a standard soccer ball.

Ringing Volleyball

The Ringing Volleyball is an audible ball designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber volleyball has a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Size and construction are the same as for a standard volleyball.

Rolling Into Place - Rolling Right Along Series (Model 1-08450-00)

Rolling Into Place - Rolling Right Along Series, model 1-08450-00, is a tactile book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This interactive tactile storybook teaches and reinforces important hand skills and basic directional concepts as the child moves a Velcro ball through the book. The four-panel, accordion-style storybook encourages uninterrupted movement and keeps the ball "holding on" until it becomes the "nose" on a "great big face." The Velcro ball (the main chara

Rolling Right Along Construction Kit (Model 1-08451-00)

The Rolling Right Along Construction Kit, model 1-08451-00, is a tactile book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This kit allows teachers and parents to construct books similar to Rolling Into Place from American Printing House (see separate entry), an interactive tactile storybook, using included accordion-folded panels, Velcro pathways, and accessory items such as braillable sheets and Sticky Dots adhesive. Self-designed books can be tailored to the interests and ne

Romeo 25

The Romeo 25 is a braille printer designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Romeo 25 is a rugged basic embosser suitable for student, personal, or home office use. It produces a 40-character line of Library of Congress Braille at 25 characters per second. Standard features on Romeo 25 include Dynamic Braille Scaling and a choice of resolution settings for graphics. Dynamic Braille Scaling allows the user to change Braille sizes, even within a document, from Library of Congre

Romeo Pro 50

The Romeo Pro 50 is a Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Romeo Pro 50 looks like the Romeo 25 (see separate entry), but has aditional features and prints twice as fast. The Romeo Pro 50 prints single-sided braille at a rate of 50 characters per second, versus 25 for the Romeo 25. Standard features include ET Speaks, a fast and flexible speech system that comes up automatically and echoes commands as they are entered on the printer's keypad. The unit

Rotex Labeling Tape (Models 2080, 2081, 2085, & 2086)

Rotex Labeling Tape is braille labeling tape designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is clear and slightly lighter weight than Dymo tape. 1/2 inch wide tape fits Dymo Braille embosser. Also in 3/8 inch wide. 144 inches per roll.

Round Talking Watch

The Round Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch has a round face with LCD display. A female voice announces the time and the alarm. This watch is available with a choice of English or Spanish speech. COLOR: Black face and black plastic band.

Round Talking Watch (Model Wa3700E)

The Round Talking Watch, model WA3700E, is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch speaks the time in English when a raised button is pressed. A dial is rotated to set the time or alarm. The watch has a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a vinyl band. POWER: Uses long-life lithium battery (included). COLOR: Black.

Royal Atb3 Electronic Bible

The Royal ATB3 Electronic Bible is a recorded book and voice output recorded book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This book features a narrated audio version of the complete King James Version (KJV) Bible, and a full text version of both the KJV and World English Bible. Features include a built-in speaker for easy listening with ear buds included for private listening. This electronic book offers the user the option of reading or listening and reading sim

Rub Feel Know Watch

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a watch that allows users who are blind or have low vision to perceive time by tactilely using shapes and temperature. The Rub Feel Know consists of a watch mounted on an open bangle bracelet. The watch face has differently shaped hour and minute circular markings, each mounted on independently rotating circles with the minute indicator outside of the hour indicator. Additionally, both circles maintain different temperatures to help the

Rubberlite Balls (Models T3672 & T3673)

Rubberlite Balls are audible balls designed for use by individuals with visual or neurological disabilities. These pin-inflatable balls are super soft and filled with jingle bells that ring when the ball is in motion, providing auditory tracking and adding to sensory stimulation. The balls can be underfilled for a soft, easy-to-grasp surface or overfilled for higher bounce. DIMENSIONS: Model T3672 is 8 inches in diameter and model T3673 is 10 inches in diameter. COLOR: Model T3672 is pink and mo

Rummikub Original With Braille

Rummikub Original with Braille is a braille game designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game is played like Rummy, but is played with tiles instead of cards. Players build runs of the same color or sets of the same number. The numbers are in high contrast colors, and the numbers and colors are labeled in braille. The set includes 106 tiles and 4 tile racks.

Running Drone

Running Drone is a four rotor helicopter with a camera for the blind that allows the visually impaired to run effectively around a track, allowing them to exercise independently without a sighted guide. This system has two cameras, one downward-facing that follows the lines on a track and a second camera focused on a point on its user's shirt. This system is controlled by four rotors, hence its name. The quadcopter or quadrotor helicopter is a prototype drone system that files at eye level, abou

Saddle Shaped Stylus (Model 1-00210-00)

The Saddle Shaped Stylus, model 1-00210-00, is a braille stylus designed with a unique handle to provide a sure grip for individuals who are blind and have limited hand strength and mobility. The index finger fits snugly into a concave "dip" in the top of the handle. The handle is plastic with a metal point. DIMENSIONS: Stylus measures 2-5/8 x 1/14 inches.

Safety Dot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a set of Braille labels that are mounted on public handrails to allow individuals with visual disabilities to safely and easily navigate stairs. Even with a guide cane in hand it can be difficult to negotiate a flight of stairs solely on instinct. The Safety Dot is a set of metallic Braille labels mounted on a handrail that inform the user of the number of steps remaining on the stairway. TITLE: Handrails That Speak. WEBSITE: Yanko Desig

Safety Program Bingo Cards

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ---PURPOSE: To enable a blind receptionist to keep track of numbers for a daily safety program bingo game. The date and daily number are brailled on index cards using a Janus 3x5 inch interpoint slate. A hole is punched in the upper left hand corner of each card, and the cards are threaded in a single binder ring. AUTHOR: Buskirk, J. & Gillespie, J. TITLE: Adaptations for an Agency Receptionist. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 36, No. 4, Winter 2005: p. 168-170. PAGES: 3.

Safti-Trax

The SAFTI-TRAX Detectable Warning System is a detectable warning surface designed for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement for a tactile warning system for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This system incorporates resilient rubber domes with an overcoating of DURABAK, a one-part, non-slip, flexible polyurethane safety coating. It is a permanent system that is applied directly to clean dry surfaces without needing specialized labor or machinery. No

Sal2

SAL2 is a braille reading tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software is designed for use with the Talking Tactile Tablet from Touch Graphics, Inc. (see separate entry). The program helps students acquire new braille skills and enhance their braille reading and writing. Students place a paper braille worksheet on the TTT, then a "virtual instructor" provides encouraging audio feedback as students work their way through the lessons. Students wo

Salsa Script Authoring For Sal

Salsa is a voice output program designed for use with individuals learning braille. This program reads braille files created by many braille translators and editors, including DBT and MegaDots (see entries), as well as programs such as Braille 2000, PokaDot, and others. To create lessons for SAL, the instructor creates the braille using the desired method and reads the braille into Salsa. The program shows the braille lesson on screen in Braille View. Color coding indicates Nemeth Math Braille

Samsung Haven

Samsung Haven is a voice output, voice activated cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The numeric pad has tactile buttons with high contrast numbering. Numbers and menu items are spoken aloud when selected. The user can set up Voice Commands to automatically dial a number when a name is spoken. Other features include one-touch access to emergency numbers including 911 and In Case of Emergency (ICE) contacts; large keys and a large, bright screen with an op

Samsung Push To Talk Cell Phone (Model Sgh-D357)

The Samsung Push-To-Talk Cell Phone, model SGH-D357, is a voice activated cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Voice Command feature enables the user to dial digits, make calls, and launch applications with verbal commands. The phone also has a Push-to-Talk feature that allows calls to some numbers to be made by pressing one button. IThis phone supports Bluetooth connectivity for connecting to wireless accessories. Other features include speakerphone;

Sandy Trails Braille Tracking System

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To teach pre-schoolers with some useable vision who are learning Braille letters to track evenly across a Braille line. The system includes a set of sheets that have been Brailled. The full Braille cell (the “for” sign) is written on alternate lines of all sheets. The first sheet introduced has blank lines between the “for” sign lines, enabling beginners to simply work on moving across the page and back. The second sheet introduced works on efficiency, and a sin

Sara Scanning And Reading Appliance

Sara (Scanning and Reading Appliance) is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Printed material placed on the scanning area is scanned and then read aloud in a variety of user-selectable voices. Users can pause, fast forward, rewind, or have words spelled out, and the device can be connected to a computer monitor to display the text in large print. The device also plays the audio elements of DAISY formatted digital talking books, and com

Say What

Say What is a clothing marker designed to fit over the hook of a hanger to identify what clothing is hung there for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This reusable identifier is a strong plastic tab with a circular looped end. It comes with tape to make 20 - 3 inch long labels with a braille labeler (not included). The tape can be peeled off and the tag used again. Each kit comes with 10 tags. OPTIONS: Set of 3 kits. DIMENSIONS: Tags are 1.5 x 5.75 inches. The opening is 7/8 inches i

Saytext

SayText is a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to read the text of a print document and to speak that text for the user to hear. The user places the mobile device just above the center of a document, double-taps the “Take picture” button, and slowly elevates the device upwards from the document until the whole docu

Scan And Read Pro

Scan and Read Pro is a voice output optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program reads printed text aloud in any of five voices. As the document is read, the word being read is highlighted on screen for users with low vision to follow along. Onscreen text can be magnified up to 400 percent and displayed with different fonts, font sizes, and color schemes, and spacing. Other features includes a talking

Scan Gospeech (Model Sc100)

Scan GoSpeech, model SC100, is a voice output bar code reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who have speech, communication, or neurological disabilities. This bar code scanner based portable speech synthesizer can be used by those who cannot read or speak for grocery shopping or for identifying items around the house or office. It has an unlimited vocabulary using DECtalk speech with a choice of nine male or female voices. For use in the household or office

Scan N Talk

Scan N Talk is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This reading machine incorporates a Visionaire scanner and optical character recognition (OCR), ATT Natural Voices text to speech, and ReadPlease screen reader software. The machine scans documents placed on the scanner and converts the text into speech. A voice starts reading the document 20 seconds after the push of a button. A text window shows the entire bo

Scan-A-Page & Scan-A-Word

Scan-A-Word and Scan-A-Page are voice output optical character recognition and reading machine systems designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. These systems scan text or numbers and enable an individual to hear them read out loud in a clear and natural sounding voice. Scan-A-Word is a computer add-on system consisting of a lightweight wand scanner, scanner holder, OCR software, headphones, and installation and product manuals. Scan-A-Word provid

Scan2Text

Scan2Text is an optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software extracts text from paper documents, PDF files, or image files such as those in .tif format, and drops the text directly into Microsoft Word. The text can then be edited, or read aloud by a screen reader or Claro WordRead (not included). The original format of the document can be saved, with or without embedded images. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible c

Scanacan Plus Deluxe, Scanacan For Windows Deluxe, Scanacan Professional Deluxe, & Scanacan Professional Elite (Models Sw28003, Sw28005, Sw28006, & Sw28008)

Scanacan Plus Deluxe, Scanacan for Windows Deluxe, Scanacan Professional Deluxe, and Scanacan Professional Elite are voice output bar code reader systems designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. All four systems come with databases of 84,000 grocery and 62,000 hardware items, and if a bar-coded item is in one of these databases the user can identify it simply by passing a bar code scanner within a short distance of the item's bar code. Users can create new databases with entries fo

Scannar

ScannaR (Scan and Read) is a scanner and voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact flat bed scanner automatically scans text and reads it aloud. Users can control speed and volume of speech by turning a dial. All functions are performed using seven buttons with tactile markings. In addition to reading printed materials aloud, the machine can store up to 500,000 pages of text, and can be used to capture print materials for the Brai

Scantell

ScanTell is a voice output bar code reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system identifies and speaks the names of bar-coded products, including retail products and personal items that have been bar coded at home. Bar code labels on work, personal, or retail items are input via a bar code scanner. The items are then located in a cross-referenced, relational database, and the description of each successfully identified item is output using voice synthesize

Sci-Plus Series 300 Scientific Calculator With Speech

Sci-Plus Series 300 Scientific Calculator With Speech is a large display and voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This calculator has selectable speech output and a high-contrast liquid crystal display (LCD), and performs scientific, statistical, and trigonometric calculations. Its positive activation keypad has enlarged, proportional numerals with color-differentiated operation keys. Other features include a rugged, portable case, volume cont

Score Card Set (Model 1-17001-00)

The Score Card Set, model 1-17001-00, is a set of tactile score cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The set includes two generic score cards made of durable plastic. Each card has twenty "buttons" in two rows of ten. To register an event, the user pushes down on a button, then pops up buttons to clear. One score card can keep track of up to 110 events. Instructions in print and braille are included. COLORS: Yellow and green.

Scriptalk

ScripTalk is a voice output medication label reader designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It is a portable, handheld electronic device that reads the information contained in the memory of a RFID microchip embedded within the paper label of a pill bottle and speaks that information aloud for the user. ScripTalk is part of a larger system that includes a pharmacy label printer/programmer. When the user of a ScripTalk reader submits a prescription to a pharmacy, the pharmac

Seculus Braille Pocket Watch (Models 71010R & 71010G)

The Seculus Braille Pocket Watch, models 71010R and 71010G, is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind. The watch crystal opens at the 6 o'clock position and the time is determined by the position of the sturdy screwed-in hands in relation to the raised dots at each hour. The dial has a raised bar at 12 o'clock, two raised dots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions, and one dot at each of the other hour positions. Numbers are presented at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock position

Seculus Braille Watch (Models 71009Gsp & 77009Gsp)

The Seculus Braille Watch is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind. The watch crystal opens at the 6 o'clock position and the time is determined by the position of the sturdy screwed-in hands in relation to the raised dots at each hour. The dial has a raised bar at 12 o'clock, two raised dots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions, and one dot at each of the other hour positions. Numbers are presented at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions, with single lines at the other

Seculus Braille Watch - Gold Face, Gold Case (Models 71009Gp & 77009Gp)

The Seculus Braille Watch - Gold Face, Gold Case, models 71009GP and 77009GP, is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind. The watch crystal opens at the 6 o'clock position and the time is determined by the position of the sturdy screwed-in hands in relation to the raised dots at each hour. The dial has a raised bar at 12 o'clock, two raised dots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions, and one dot at each of the other hour positions. Numbers are presented at the 12, 3, 6, and

Seculus Braille Watch - Gold Face, Two-Tone Bracelet (Models 71009Tt & 77009Tt)

The Seculus Braille Watch - Gold Face, Two-Tone Bracelet, models 71009TT and 77009TT, is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind. The watch crystal opens at the 6 o'clock position and the time is determined by the position of the sturdy screwed-in hands in relation to the raised dots at each hour. The dial has a raised bar at 12 o'clock, two raised dots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions, and one dot at each of the other hour positions. Numbers are presented at the 12, 3,

Seculus Braille Watch - Silver Face, Chrome Case (Models 71009 & 77009)

The Seculus Braille Watch - Silver Face, Chrome Case, models 71009 and 77009, is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind. The watch crystal opens at the 6 o'clock position and the time is determined by the position of the sturdy screwed-in hands in relation to the raised dots at each hour. The dial has a raised bar at 12 o'clock, two raised dots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions, and one dot at each of the other hour positions. Numbers are presented at the 12, 3, 6, and

See

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a wearable device to help individuals who are blind or have low vision to get information on products while shopping. The See is consists of a bracelet and a pair of ear buds. The bracelet contains a camera and software that allows users to scan bar codes by holding a product adjacent to the wrist. The bracelet scans the bar code with the camera, obtains information on the product, and relays that information as audio to the ear buds wi

See-Through Bumpon Collection (Model Stbc1)

The See-Through Bumpon Collection, model STBC1, is a set of tactile markers designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. The set includes 304 clear markers in four sizes for a variety of uses and a list od suggested uses. The smallest dot is somewhat larger than a Braille dot and the largest one is dome shaped and about twice the size of a pencil eraser. The collection also includes one sheet of 56 markers that are flat on top and smaller than a dime in diameter. These dots adhe

Seedlings Braille Books For Children

Seedlings Braille Books for Children are braille books designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. A total of over 450 titles are available for children in various age ranges from one to fourteen. Formats include picture books with braille, grade one braille books, grade two braille books with same-page print, and grade two braille-only books. Picture books, generally for pre-schoolers, are standard picture books to which the publishers have added grade one braille on clear pl

Self Threading Needles

Self Threading Needles are designed to assist in threading for individuals with limited dexterity or visual impairments. These self threading needles have a small groove at the top of the needle eye to catch the thread. Package contains six needles.

Self-Threading Needles

Self-Threading Needles are self-threading sewing needles designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision or limited dexterity. These needles have an eye at the end with a separation for threading.

Sendero Gps Standard & Deluxe

Sendero GPS Standard and Deluxe is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The package includes software, a Bluetooth GPS receiver with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System), a storage card, an audio tutorial, and maps with over 13,000,000 points of interest in the U.S. and Canada or other supported countries. The Standard version comes with a one gigabyte (GB) Compact Flash card with one map section installed and the remaining maps

Sens

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype watch in conjunction with Swatch that allows individuals with visual impairments and/or blindness to tell time by touch. Sens is a double-ring ceramic device which tells time by touch. The 12 hour point is marked with Braille so the user can identify which way is up. The uppermost ring has an interior edge that rotates; it allows the user to tell what hour it is simply by the distance of the edge from the 12 hour marker. A second ring of cl

Sensory 6

The Sensory 6 is an audible electronic mobility aid used in conjunction with a cane that detects objects through ultrasound and indicates their presence to the user via a series of tones. The device has three components: eyeglasses with built-in range detectors, earphones, and a base unit containing the electronic components and the rechargeable power supply. The unit includes volume control and sliders for specifying short and long range. The user receives the auditory cues through the earphone

Sensory Cylinder Set (Model 1-03670-00)

The Sensory Cylinder Set, model 1-03670-00, is a perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity develops skills in tactual, color, and weight discrimination, as well as manipulation skills and number and language concepts. The set contains six cylinders, two each of three different weights. The ends of the cylinders have six different textures and four different colors. No two matches of weight, color, or texture can be made simultaneous

Sensory Stimulation Kit (Model 1-08610-00), Auditory Kit (Model 1-08640-00), Tactual-Kinesthetic Kit (Model 1-08630-00), Visual Kit (Model 1-08620-00), & Olfactory-Gustatory Kit (Model 1-08650-00)

The Sensory Stimulation Kit, model 1-08610-00, is a perceptual training activity designed for professionals working with children who are blind or have low vision or multiple disabilities. It comprises the Auditory Kit, model 1-08640-00; the Tactual-Kinesthetic Kit, model 1-08630-00; the Visual Kit, model 1-08620-00; and the Olfactory-Gustatory Kit, model 1-08650-00. The kits contain sensory materials designed to help in the development of basic sensory processes in young children, particularly

Sensory Vest

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a sensory aid (vest) to provide musical and tactile stimulation for a child with cerebral palsy and blindness. The child is nonverbal and therefore cannot effectively communicate the need for stimulation. The Sensory Vest is a battery-operated sensory stimulating system that can be worn by the user and is self-contained. The user is able to control the various stimuli. The inside and outside layers of the vest are made of a durable lightweight denim. T

Sentence Tracking (Model Brw3)

Sentence Tracking, model BRW3, is a braille training programs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry) and contains worksheets that provide practice scanning lines of fully contracted Braille with the goal of improving reading speed and word recognition. The learner must differentiate real words from groups of letters that do not spell words. The package conta

Sentino Cooktop

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a cooktop for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Sentino Cook Top is designed to make cooking simpler and safer for individuals with visual disabilities. It features three cooking surfaces with indentations around each surface so that the user can locate them without risking being burned. The Sentino Cook Top's has tactile controls in front of each cooking surface that provide tactile and audio feedback when activated. The

Sentire Walking Cane

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a walking cane for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Sentire walking cane is the result of a study of visually impaired users' preference between various tools for mobility, including the standard cane and the guide dog. The Sentire merges the advantages of each type of mobility tool. Its design features a carbon fiber body for reduced weight and extended life as well as enhanced ergonomics for a truly custom feel. By fin

Sento Cookware

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of tactile cookware for individuals who are blind or have low vision to use in meal preparation. For people who are blind or have low vision, meal preparation and cooking can be daunting and dangerous. Sento cookware provides a variety of utensils with unique tactile qualities for easy identification. This flame-resistant, easy to measure, friendly looking cookware is great for the beginner-cook as well. TITLE: Tactile Cookware for the Blin

Sesame Street Abc Poster

The Sesame Street ABC Poster is an alphabet game designed for children with cognitive and physical disabilities. This large voice output poster hangs on the wall, and, with the touch of a finger, children can play and learn in four different learning modes. Elmo, Big Bird, and Ernie help children learn phonics, recite the alphabet, and identify specific letters. The poster also offers a "Let's Find" game with Elmo and Big Bird.

Shades Of Doom

Shades of Doom is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This self-voicing game uses sound to immerse the gamer in a world of action and suspense set in the not too distant future. The player is equipped with a medical kit, a gun, a knife, and a computer, and must get through the many levels of a top secret military research base to shut down an ill-fated experiment. The player uses the sound of the wind in the passages and rooms, the echo o

Shape Board (Model 1-03710-00)

Designed to provide primary-elementary level child with opportunity to discriminate, sort, and classify geometric figures according to size, shape, color and/or position. Also aids in understanding of directional terms. Consists of green 14 1/4 by 22 1/2 inch board which is mounted with five rows of 3/4 inch yellow flexible pegs, three to each row. Five sets of geometric shapes are included with the board. Each set is made up of one small, three medium, and one large piece of the same shape. The

Sharp A440 Talking Cash Register (Model 1370)

The Sharp A440 Talking Cash Register, model 1370, is a voice output cash register designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a modified version of the Sharp ER-A440 cash register from Sharp Electronics. The keyboard has 20 departments, and the department keys can be programmed with up to four tax rates and can be used with either open or preset prices. With the preset price function, the operator presses the department key, and the price is automatically calculated

Sharpeye 2

SharpEye 2 is an optical music notation reader program for use by people who are blind or have low vision. SharpEye 2 scans printed music and converts it to various music file formats (MIDI, NIFF and MusicXML). The software also has a playback feature so that you can listen to the piece through a computer's sound card. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7; Pentium II or greater processor with at least

Sherlock Talking Label Identifier

The Sherlock Talking Label Identifier is voice output labeleing system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system includes a digital voice recorder with adhesive labels and plastic disc tags, which can be attached to clothing, medications, packaged products, frozen foods, documents, books, or CDs. Each recorded message is keyed to one of the labels or tags. To make a voice label, the user holds the recording unit against the label or tag, pushes two buttons, and

Siafu Pc For The Blind

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an computer display and keyboard for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Siafu is a tactile computer display that combines the standard braille display with a new screen that can present text, braille or graphics in three-dimensional relief. The tactile screen's surface utilizes a conceptual material called Magneclay, an oil-based synthetic agent that has the ability to reshape itself into any shape via a controlled electromagn

Sighted Wheelchair

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a robotic wheelchair that uses three dimensional (3D) imaging to allow individuals who are blind or have low vision and use a wheelchair to "see" when navigating in the indoor and outdoor environment. Researchers at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden have developed a wheelchair that uses a laser sensor to generate a 3D map of its surroundings, which is then transferred to an on-board haptic robot, allowing the robot to na

Sign Voice Language Translator

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype communication device for an individual who is blind or has low vision and an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with each other. As one individual cannot see sign gestures and the other cannot hear voices this makes communication between these two disability types very difficult. The Sign Voice Language Translator (SVLT) is a portable device that can translate sign language into speech and speech into displayed text. T

Silver Talking Timer (Model 8845S)

The Silver Talking Timer, model 8845S, is a voice output clock and timer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has three independent functions: talking countdown timer, count-up timer, and talking clock. To initiate the countdown and count-up features, the user slides the function switch to the selected function and sets the desired time period, up to 23:59:59. Pressing the Start/Stop button begins the countdown or count-up. The clock announces the time rema

Silver Talking Watch (Models 6647S & 6647Sp)

The Silver Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch provides audio time reports at the press of a button, at a preset alarm time, or hourly. It also features a plastic case and band, a liquid crystal display (LCD), and a rooster alarm sound. Model 6647S is an English language version and model 6647SP is a Spanish language version. POWER: Uses a long-life lithium battery (included). COLOR: Silver.

Simcheong Braille Printer And Scanner

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a scanner/printer that can scan and print documents in Braille for individuals who have low vision or are blind. The SimCheong Printer and Scanner is the result of a Korean fairy tale about a young girl and her blind father and how her sacrifices during her life result in her father's eyes being opened and his ability to see. This printer/scanner sounds like a fairy tale in of itself. This device is a compact printer and scanner that ca

Simon & Schuster Audiobooks

Simon & Schuster Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books include abridged and unabridged editions in audio cassette, compact disk (CD), eAudio, or eBook format. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, business/finance, self-improvement, inspiration, and language learning programs, and imprints include Sound Ideas, Audioworks, Success, Encore, and Pimsleur Language Programs.

Simulated Braille Technique

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable individuals to create simulated braille on ornaments, decorative items, and clothing. Using plastic craft canvas as a template, fabric or textured craft paint or ink to make a tactile dot. To practice, the technique, lay a piece of plastic canvas on a sheet of paper and visualize the holes in the canvas as the dots that make a line of braille cells. Using the top three rows of the canvas, practice making the alphabet or the braille sign for "for" by inserting t

Single Line Labeling Slate (Model 23-2001-3)

The Single Line Labeling Slate, model 23-2001-3, is a braille slate designed for use in labeling by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 25-cell aluminum slate is used for embossing Dymo labeling tape (see separate entry)and other items.

Siri

Siri is a voice input program for people with visual, cognitive or fine motor disabilities or physical disabilities that prevent use of the touch screen or buttons on an Apple iPhone 4S. Siri permits the user to speak commands or questions into the iPhone’s built-in microphone, and the software will perform the task or provide the information requested. Siri can be used to send text message, enter events in the calendar, create reminders, place telephone calls, write and send email, check weathe

Sixin

Sixin is a braille keyboard modification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program allows the braillist to use a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard as a braille keyboard by placing the fingers on the S, D, F and J, K, L keys, and thumbs on the spacebar. The keyboard can be used to write either grade 2 or computer braille. As braille is typed, print appears on the screen, and this text can be read with speech output or a braille display, and saved o

Slate For Blind/visually Impaired

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To assist a child with visual impairments recognize shapes using a DIY slate. As the child writes on the slate, wool comes out of the pen and sticks to the Velcro on the slate. This project has two parts: the slate and the pen. The slate is constructed of Velcro strips attached to a rectangular piece of plywood. The writing is done on the Velcro material, which comes as a strip allowing the fibers of wool to stick to the nylon hooks. The pen is made f

Sliceperfect Kitchen Slicing System (Model 1101)

The SlicePerfect Kitchen Slicing System, model 1101, is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. With the SlicePerfect Kitchen Slicing System, the user can safely slice bread, bagels, vegetables, or meat in consistent thicknesses. The system includes a hardwood cutting board, a plastic cutting board insert or cutting guide, and a knife. DIMENSIONS: Foods can be sliced to thicknesses of 0.25, 0.375, 0.5, or 0.75 inches.

Slicing Frame (Model H75327)

The Slicing Frame, model H75327, is a cutting guide designed to assist in cutting food items straight, or with the use of only one hand. The frame is made of plastic and adjusts for six slice thicknesses from 1/16 to 1 inch. DIMENSIONS: 13.75 x 5 3/8 x 5.75 inches.

Slicing Guide

The Slicing Guide is a food cutting guide designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Slicing Guide clamps around the item to be sliced, and its six slots are then used to guide even slices. Made of metal, this device can be used to slice meat, bread, and other food items. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 3 x 4 x 6 inches. Slices are 0.5-inch thick.

Slimtek Ii

Slimtek II is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of potential dangers to individuals who are blind or have low vision. It uses the truncated domes design. This cast-in-place detectable warning surface is lightweight but durable, with a slim profile and an anchor system that allows for quick tile replacement. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 2 x 2, 2 x 3, or 2 x 4 feet. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of 5 years fr

Small Loose Leaf Pocket Notebook (Model 23-2501-7)

The Small Loose Leaf Pocket Notebook, model 23-2501-7, is a three-ring notebook with a 20-cell, 8-line braille slate and room for storing notes and extra paper. It uses 3-holed loose-leaf paper measuring 3.5 by 6 1/8 inches (see separate entry for Braille Paper Pad.) This braille notebook also comes with a braille stylus.

Small, Medium, And Large Circles, Set I (Model 1-08590-00)

The Small, Medium, and Large Circles, Set I, model 1-08590-00, is a form board and perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity introduces the concept of fine size discrimination. It consists of a frame containing three recessed nests for holding three wooden circles of various sizes. Printed instructions are included. COLOR: The frame is white and circles are yellow, orange, and red.

Small, Medium, And Large Circles, Set Ii (Model 1-08600-00)

The Small, Medium, and Large Circles, Set II, model 1-08600-00, is a pegboard, form board, and perceptual training activity designed for children who are blind or have low vision. This activity facilitates perception of three dimensions while strengthening manipulative, matching, and discrimination skills. It has a base with three pegs for sorting three sets of four circles with holes in their centers for fitting over the pegs. The three sets differ in circle diameter, and as circle diameter inc

Smart Cane

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a “Smart Cane” that can read and interpret electronic navigation tags installed between buildings to aid a person who is blind or with low-vision navigate toward his or her destination with greater ease. Designed by an engineering professor and five students at Central Michigan University, The Smart Cane uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFI) technology similar to what retailers use to protect products from theft. The Smart Cane conta

Smart Sole

Smart Sole is a wearable GPS that is inserted as a shoe sole with the purpose of tracking people with cognitive disabilities, blind and low vision, or deaf. Because it is an integrate unit does not need extra devices to work and it is compatible with smart phones. The GPS SmartSole sends a signal to the central monitoring website showing the wearer's location using a combination of satellite and cellular technology. After activation and setup the tracking account with GTX Corp, the person wearin

Smartcane

DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create an electronic travel visual aid device which fits on the top fold of the white cane. It serves as an enhancement to white cane and overcomes its limitations by detecting knee above and hanging obstacles. For safe mobility, it is important that such obstacles are detected early. The cane has other uses as a spatial awareness device as it can detect presence/absence of objects in the surroundings. Further, as compared to the white cane, the detection dis

Smartfind

SmartFind is a lost item location system designed for use by individuals with vision or memory disabilities. The device consists of a transmitter with a stand base and two key fobs and two receivers. When the key fobs or items attached to the receivers are misplaced, pressing the corresponding button on the transmitter causes a loud alarm to sound, enabling the user to locate the item. Signals from the transmitter pass through floors and walls for a distance of 60 feet. POWER: The base uses two

Snail Braille Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille reader for individuals how are blind or have low vision. The Snail is a voice output braille reader that is designed to work even on bumpy surfaces. The device can read braille text for immediate playback, or record it for future playback. It can also send its voice output to a Bluetooth headset so that the user can listen to the book without disturbing others. Snail's pressure-sensitive touch pad can be rolled on uneven brail

Snakes And Ladders (Model G146)

Snakes and Ladders, model G146, is a tactile board game for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game of chance is appropriate for the whole family. It includes brightly colored tactile board and pieces.

Soft Pet

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a mobile phone with call-and-respond naming capacity for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Dubbed the Soft Pet by its designers, this mobile phone responds to its assigned name when called much like a pet does. In addition to the call-and-respond naming capability, the Soft Pet offers speech input and output functionality and Braille buttons. The user gives the Soft Pet mobile phone a name much like they would a pet. When the

Solo V2

The Solo V2 is a voice output glucose analyzer designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This meter is fully audible, with audible set up, test results, memory, averages, and error messages. It speaks in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Results are displayed on a large screen. The user provides a small sample of blood and the unit gives its result in 6 seconds. No code is required. An audible warning indicates when the blood sample is low and might pr

Sonalert Crosswalk Audible Signal Devices (Models Vsb110-1 & Vsb110-2)

Sonalert Crosswalk Audible Signal Devices are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Model VSB-110-1 produces a cuckoo sound at 800 and 1200 Hertz (Hz), which repeats every 1.5 seconds. It is intended for use on north-south crosswalks. Model VSB-110-2 produces a chirp at 2000 Hz, which repeats every one second, and is intended for use on east-west crosswalks. POWER: Uses 110/120 volts alternating current (AC). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.6 x 4 x 1.

Sonar Vision

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype device based on sonar that allows individuals who are congenitally blind to sense their surroundings. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a device, "Sonar Vision," which transforms images into sound, enabling an individual who is blind to perceive visual information audibly. Results of a conducted study using the technology were published in "Neuron." This sonar system can transform images into sounds by using

Sonic Match

Sonic Match is an audio video game program designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. In this game, similar to Bop It, the player uses the four arrow keys to match the sounds, and as time goes on, the game gets faster and faster. The longer the player lasts, the more points he or she gets for matching sounds. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95 or higher operating system; Microsoft DirectX version 8.0 or higher.

Sony Four-Track Cassette Player/recorder

The Sony Four-Track Cassette Player/Recorder is a four-track cassette player and recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Features include variable speed playback, an external speaker, headphones, a microphone jack, and a tape counter. It will not erase tapes. It comes with a carrying case. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.25 x 3.25 x 4.375 inches.

Sony Radio Cassette-Corder

The Sony Radio Cassette-Corder is a four-track cassette player, two-track cassette player/recorder, and TV/weather band/AM/FM radio designed for use byindividuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit features variable speed control, built-in speakers, and an FM/TV telescopic antenna. The unit does not erase four track cassettes. POWER: Uses four D batteries or alternating current (AC); batteries and a power cord are included. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 5 x 10.75 x 6 inches. WEIGHT: 3 pounds 6 oun

Sony Slim-Man

The Sony Slim-Man is a four track cassette player and two track cassette player/recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It plays cassette tapes at 1 7/8 (standard) and 15/16 (Library of Congress Talking Book) speeds. It features a stereo microphone, variable speed control, pause, a tape counter, and microphone and headphone jacks. Print and cassette instructions are included. POWER: Uses four triple-A batteries (included) or alternating current (AC) adapter (in

Sound Blaster

Sound Blaster is a speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals with visual, aural, speech, cognitive, or physical disabilities. The stereo recording and playback features enable CD-quality sound for a variety of applications, such as educational software. Speakers are not included with the sound card. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 386 or higher processor; 16 bit slot; minimum 2 MB RAM; MS-DOS 5.0 or higher; EGA or VGA (recommended); speaker

Sound Blocks

Sound Blocks is an eye hand coordination activitiy designed for use by children with visual, neurological, and cognitive disabilities. It features nine three-dimensional blocks in the shape of circles, squares, and rectangles. Each block emits an audible tone. Children are encouraged to heighten their sorting skills by shaking the blocks, listening to the tones, and matching like sounds. The blocks can also be sorted by color and shape. A storage tray is included. COLOR: The blocks are blue, re

Sound Matching Board I (Model 1-08710-00)

The Sound Matching Board, model 1-08710-00, is an auditory training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity develops fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and auditory matching and discrimination, and introduces the concept of sequential order. It consists of a circular board with 12 cylinders that make sounds, four loud-sounding and eight soft-sounding. DIMENSIONS: Cylinders are 1 inch in diameter and 2 inches long, and board is 10 3/4 inches in diam

Sound Matching Board Ii (Model 1-08720-00)

The Sound Matching Board II, model 1-08720-00, is a perceptual training activity designed for children who are blind or have low vision. This activity helps users to develop concepts of a series, directions, position, matching, and discrimination. It includes eight shakers of four different sounds, 2 inches in diameter and 3 3/8 inches long, and an 8- nest base, 5 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches. Print instructions are included.

Soundadvice (Model Xa2)

SoundAdvice, model XA2, is a voice input and output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program enables the user to interact with a personal computer (PC) without touching the keyboard. It follows natural voice commands, and responds to questions in a user-selected voice, using VoiceBox Voice Information Retrieval Software to to obtain answers to questions on hundreds of topics, including weather, stock quotes, and world news. The software can also

Soundings Audio Books

Soundings Audio Books are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books are unabridged and sold on cassette tapes for use on ordinary tape recorders.

Sounds Easy

Sounds Easy is a digital voice recorder designed for use by individuals with low vision, communication disabilities, or developmental disabilities. Recordings are made onto removable Memories Cards. Each Memories Card records 30 messages, each 30 seconds long. As a message is recorded, it is assigned a number. This number allows the recordings to be associated with objects, pictures, and/or photos. Recordings can be played back by entering the number of the recording on the unit's numeric keypad

Southpaw Textured Dominoes (Model 1571)

Textured Dominoes, model 1575, are designed to provide tactile stimulation for individuals who are visually disabled or sensory deprived. The dominoes are black and have "touch and feel" spots representing several textures such as courduroy, burlap and sandpaper. On the other side of the dominoes are large coored dots so that individuals with vision can enjoy them also. A set of 28 dominoes comes with a drawstring bag for storage. DIMENSIONS: Dominoes are two by four inches. GUARANTEE: One full

Spanish Speaking Sport Watch

The Spanish Speaking Sport Watch is designed for Spanish speaking adults who are blind or have low vision. Water resistance also helps protect the watch from incidental contact with water, such as rain, sweating, or hand washing. The water resistance is not sufficient for submersion. Features 4 button setting, hourly chime, alarm with multiple sounds, and snooze function. COLOR: Black.

Spanish Talking Clock

The Spanish Talking Clock is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It speaks the time (24-hour military time) in Spanish when a button on top is pressed. It also speaks the digits during time and alarm set-up. Users can adjust the volume. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 inches.

Speak A Need (Model 1254)

Speak A Need, model 1254, is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with speech or communication disabilities. Designed to be simple and fast to program and use, this five-level communicator allows the recording of five different categories of needs such as food, bathing, and health needs. Once a category is chosen, pushing the red button sequences through a list of up to 10 items within that category. For example, on the food level, the list could include coffee, milk,

Speak It!

Speak it! is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, vision or learning disabilities. The user enters text he or she wants to say on the screen and press the “Speak it!” button. The user can use this text to speech program to read emails, news articles, and documents utilizing its voice synthesis engine. The user can copy emails, documents, web pages and PDF file, paste them into the program, and have the text spoken aloud. The program also allows the u

Speak4Use

Speak4Use is an environmental control system and voice input and environmental control program designed for people who are blind or have low vision or who have mobility disabilities. It is designed to provide wireless voice control of a person's computer as well as environmental, communications and entertainment systems that are connected to the computer. After installing the Speak4Use (S4U) software on a computer, the user adds the S4U Environment Controller (included) which provides the voice

Speakeasy Media System

The SpeakEasy Media System is a computer-based voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Using audio menus and minimal keyboard commands, users may navigate to different features of the system. Features include: Scan & Read (works like a traditional reading machine); news article browsing; web searches; a talking reference section with dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia; e-mail; audio books, including a Daisy book reader, audio bo

Speakeasy Reading Machine

The SpeakEasy Reading Machine is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This machine reads printed text (newspapers, magazines, books, bills, etc.) or document files from a USB thumb drive, aloud in a choice of two high-fidelity, human-like voices. It also allows users who have the internet to access audio books from the web. The arcade-style controller enables the user to manage documents intuitively. Documents can be read continuous

Speakfast

SpeakFAST is a voice output module designed for use with a torque wrench by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This module provides access to the FAST Technologies Sensor System 1000 torque wrench by capturing data from the wrench and converting it to equivalent speech output. The module is used in conjunction with a modified FAST Technology Series 1000 torque meter and sensor to provide speech output of torque readings. The two units are connected and mated into one portable unit tha

Speaking Language Master (Model Lm-6000)

The Speaking Language Master is a voice output dictionary designed to enhance language and vocabulary skills for individuals with a cognitive disability or speech impairment, or who are blind or have low vision. The system provides auditory feedback by pronouncing over 110,000 words as many times as you wish. It includes an complete and comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus. It features spelling correction, classification of word families topically, and on-screen grammar assistance. There are a

Speaking Spelling

Speaking Spelling is a spelling tutorial program with voice output designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. The program has both test-creation and record-keeping functions for teachers. The program can create an electronic spelling test from a printed spelling drill or word list. Tests can be in multiple choice format, or the program can read words from a list aloud for the student to spell on the computer. Instructions, tips, and encouragement can be added. Audio feedback

Speaqualizer

Speaqualizer is a hardware-based system that provides voice output of information appearing on the computer screen of IBM PC or PS/2 Model 30/286 computers. The Speaqualizer is "transparent," providing voice output for any software that sends character data to the screen and uses the operating system cursor. The Speaqualizer system consists of three parts: an internal circuit card for the computer, a control box, and a connecting cable. A keyboard on the control box is used to control what secti

Special Teatime

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of Braille embossed thermos to aid individuals who are blind or have low vision to brew a cup of tea. Special Teatime includes a timer integrated into the thermos screw top, an infuser, and a water-level indicator with Braille labeling. The user fills the thermos with water, checking the level of the rising water with the water-level indicator. The user then places the tea leaves or tea bag into the infuser, and places it at the mouth of t

Speech Expressor (Models 1-07050-00 & 1-07050-01)

The Speech Expressor is a speech compressor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This digital pitch control device works with a talking book cassette player or other tape player having a variable speed control, allowing the user to control the pitch while the playback speed is increased or decreased. The device controls volume, tone, compression rate, and sharpness, and is compatible with any sound source having variable speed control. It plugs in to the earphone jac

Speech Synthesizer For The Glucometer

The Speech Synthesizer for the Glucometer is a voice output module designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. It converts the One Touch II and One Touch Profile Blood Glucose Monitoring System (see separate entries) to a voice output glucose analyzer. This external hardware speech synthesizer has a switch for selecting a male or female voice or to turn the voice off. It also has a volume control knob and comes with an earphone. Large print and cassette instru

Speech-Over Professional

Speech-Over Professional is a voice input and output program, audio file creation program, and captioning system designed to add audio content to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. This program offers a text-to-speech feature to add speech to selected sections of text with a simple dialog that allows the user to enter the text to be spoken and choose the voice to speak it. The dialog can also be used to add speech to graphics. A male and female voice are included. Text can be typed in or dictat

Speechstream

SpeechStream is a voice option program designed for use by publishers to provide access to textbooks and other written material for students with learning disabilities. This program embeds auditory and visual resources within a publisher's content to improve retention, comprehension, and recall. Text can be read aloud continuously or by word, sentence, or paragraph, with dual color synchronous highlighting of text that is being read aloud; for example, highlighting a sentence in one color while

Sportime / Volley Beeperball

The Sportime / Volley Beeperball is an audible ball designed to assist persons with low vision. This foam volleyball is designed with two internal channels for beeper insertion and push button activation. The ball is constructed for all-around play (bounce, throw, kick or hit) without damaging the beeper unit or hindering its sound. For proper use, the beeper unit must be inserted when the ball is partially inflated and is completely secure once full inflation is reached. OPTIONS: The ball is av

Sportime Durabeep Module And Durabeep Ball

The Sportime Durabeep Module / Durabeep Ball is an inflatable, audible ball designed to provide physical and auditory stimulation for persons with low vision and hearing disabilities. The Durabeep Module features a self-contained, high-decibel beeper unit activated by push button operation that can be inserted into one end of the Durabeep ball. The soccer-styled ball is designed to be kicked, thrown or bounced without damaging the module unit encased in a plastic cylinder. The unit is also const

Spot 'n Line Pen

The Spot 'n Line Pen is a raised line tactile marker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The "pen" is a tube of non-toxic liquid that can be squeezed out to form three-dimensional raised lines, dots, and other shapes on a variety of surfaces. These tactile shapes can be felt once the liquid is thoroughly dry. The marker can be used for maps, item identification, and tactile drawings. The tube holds one fluid ounce. COLOR: White, orange, or black.

Spread Eye Needle

The Spread Eye Needle is a self-threading needle designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision or limited dexterity. This steel needle has a large center slit. The thread is placed into this slit, and pulled gently until the needle is threaded. This big eye needle accommodates threads and yarns of all sizes, and can be used for sewing, embroidery, crewel, cross stitch, or beading. One needle per package. DIMENSIONS: 2.25 inches long.

Sprint Pcs Voice Phone (Model A560)

The Sprint PCS Voice Phone, model A560, is a voice activated cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This cell phone has voice-activated dialing and a speakerphone function for hands-free operation. Other features include a color screen; SMS text messaging with predictive text input; a headset jack; TTY compatibility; calculator, world clock, memo pad, countdown timer, and alarm clock functions; voice memo recordi

Ssr With Mic (Model Ssr-100)

The SSR (Supplemented Speech Recognition) with Mic, model SSR-100, is a voice input and word prediction program designed for use by individuals who have difficulty using speech recognition software because their speech or breathing may be unusual. The program integrates word prediction and speech recognition for users with speech that is dysarthric (difficult to understand) so significantly less typing is required to enter text. The package includes speech recognition software, a speech processi

Sstd Traditional System

The SSTD Traditional System is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system provides a one piece, monolithic look for applications ranging from radius corners to a long stretch of domes running the length of a walkway. All seams are hidden because of the way the system is installed on-site. This flexible cement-based mat can cover many square feet of asphalt or concrete in one application. It is attached to the surface using the manuf

Stainless Steel Locking Strainer Lid Pasta Pot Set

The Stainless Steel Locking Strainer Lid Pasta Pot Set is a 2-piece cookware set that enables individuals with limited upper extremity strength or dexterity or who are blind or have low vision to drain cooked foods safely. The set includes a 6 quart pot and a 2 quart pot, both made of stainless steel with cool hollow handles and knob. To lock the straining lid onto the pot, the user turns the lid 90 degrees, and the lid is held securely while hot liquid is poured out.

Stair Tread For The Visually Impaired

Stair Tread for the Visually Impaired is a visual orientation marking and non-skid stair tread designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber stair tread has a raised carborendum strip in a high contrast color. Tread styles include Decorative and Classic with round or square profiles, and a one-piece tread/riser combination. OPTIONS: Harsh environment treads impervious to toxic chemicals, abrasions, and grease (one-piece tread/riser combination only). DIMENSIONS: T

Stairs Ada Sign

The Stairs ADA Sign is a braille sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The sign has a pictogram of steps, with the word "Stairs" in sans serif letters and braille. The sign is made of high impact styrene with a non-glare surface, and can be used outdoors or indoors. Double-faced adhesive tape is included on back for mounting. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 6 inches. The sign is 1/8 inch thick with 0.5-inch radius corners. Pictograms, borders, lettering, and braille are r

Standard Braille Signs

Standard Braille Signs are tactile signs designed to indicate permanent rooms, services, and other messages in public facilities. Each sign contains an English word or phrase in capital letters and the Grade 2 Braille translation beneath it. Messages include: Women, Men, Exit, Stairway, Restroom, No Smoking, Escalator, Telephone, Elevator, Cafeteria, Lobby, and Conference Room. MOUNTING: Each sign supplied with foam tape for indoor mounting. DIMENSIONS: 8 x 2 inches. COLOR: Black, brown, red, b

Standard Perkins Brailler (Model 22-0001-2)

The Standard Perkins Brailler, model 22-0001-2, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy, portable braille writer can emboss 25 lines with 42 cells each on an 11 by 11.5 inch sheet of braille paper. It can accommodate narrow paper widths and paper lengths up to fourteen inches long with adjustable margin stops, large paperfeed knobs and a paperfeed roller system. This braille writer comes with braille operating instructions in Engli

Standard Pocket Slates (Model 1-00090-00 & 1-00080-00)

Standard Pocket Slates, models 1-00090-00 and 1-00080-00, are Braille slates designed for writing Braille for individuals with a visual impairment. The slates are available in two styles. The metal Pocket Slate is a 28 cell slate with pins down. The plastic Pocket Slate features 28 cells per line, with pins pointing up. DIMENSIONS: Both models measure 8.25 x 1.75 inches.

Standard Slate

The Standard Slate is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 28-cell, 4-line slate comes with a stylus and is available in metal or plastic.

Standers Car Swivel Cushion

The Standers Car Swivel Cushion is designed to benefit the elderly and persons with a mild to severe disability or condition which prevents that individual from getting in and/or out of the car safely. This product is intended to reduce pain on the back, hips and knees when exiting and entering a vehicle. Rotates 360 degrees. No tools, batteries or assembly required. Soft, quilted padding. Portable. Due to the hygiene or rehabilitation nature of this product, it is non-returnable.

Stanford Achievement Test Braille & Large Type Editions

The Stanford Achievement Test Braille and Large Type Editions are braille and large print assessment evaluation tests designed for use by teachers for the assessment of students who are blind or have low vision. These are braille and large print versions of the Stanford Achievement Test, Form 5, Ninth Edition, 1996, which is designed to measure student performance in the areas of reading, spelling, study skills, language, mathematics, science, social science, and listening skills. Braille and l

Starting Gate Series Set 1 (Models Sgs1, Sgs2, Sgs3, Sgs4, & Sgs5)

The Starting Gate Series Set 1 is a set of five braille books that make up a braille training program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). The five books in this series offer students reading below grade level an opportunity to experience success. Each book contains four short stories on contemporary topics that appeal to young people and adults. Starting wi

Step Hear Sh-200 Base (Model 541016)

The Step Hear SH-200 Base, model 541016, is an audible and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help the visually impaired person navigate in unfamiliar areas, this system is equipped with expandable base units and a wrist-worn activator that begins to vibrate when the user is in range of a base. Pressing a button on the activator triggers a pre-recorded message from the battery operated base unit. An unlimited number

Step-Safe Cast In Place

Step-Safe Cast In Place is a detectable warning surface designed to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility guidelines for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed for permanent installation, this pre-cast polymer concrete tile has truncated domes to alert visually impaired pedestrians of impending hazards in pedestrian travel routes in public buildings and/or public rights-of-way. The polymer concrete provide high strength and resistance to corrosive agents such a

Step-Safe Surface Applied Mat

The STEP-SAFE Surfaced Applied Mats is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb cuts and other locations to alert pedestrians who are blind or have low vision about approaching hazards. The mat is brightly colored, and it can be cut to fit. It has a pattern of truncated domes that can be felt underfoot. The mat is durable and can maintain its slip resistance for years. DIMENSIONS: 24 x 36, 24 x 48, or 24 x 60 inches. Dome spacing is 1.71 inches. COLOR: Gray, red or yellow.

Stereo Headset Mixer

The Stereo Headset Mixer is designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This device enables a standard stereo headset (not included) to be used with a voice synthesizer such as DECTalk (not included; see separate entry) and a transcriber (not included) simultaneously. Audio can be be mixed with combined sound being heard in both ears, or separated so the audio from the synthesizer is heard through one side of the headset and audio from the transcriber is heard through t

Stokes Braille Place Holder (Model 1-03590-00)

The Stokes Braille Place Holder, model 1-03590-00, is a braille placeholder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device marks the spot where the user stopped reading on a braille page. It consists of a sheet of brightly-painted metal and a strip of magnetic plastic. The metal sheet slips under the braille page and the magnet is placed at the last line read. DIMENSIONS (LxW): The metal sheet is 11 x 9.5 inches.

Strap-On Blood Pressure Monitor

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a blood pressure monitor for individuals who are blind or have low vision to check their blood pressure independently. The strap-on blood pressure monitor has an integrated measurement system that accurately measures the wearer's blood pressure and pulse rate and displays the readings in Braille. The monitor is made of soft and comfortable materials and it can easily be strapped around the user's wrist and forearm. TITLE: Easy To Use Str

Streettalk Vip

StreetTalk VIP is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals with blindness and low vision. Designed to be installed on the PAC Mate Omni (not included; see entry), provides route guidance to users in vehicles or on foot. The system includes millions of poionts of interest with addresses and phone numbers, including transit stations, dining establishments, parks, museums, banks, ATMs, and more. Users can save turn-by-turn directions, receive output in voice or braill

Studio Recorder (Models D-03600-00 & D-03600-Ed)

Studio Recorder is digital audio recording and editing software designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software is designed specifically for recording of the spoken word, including production of digital talking books. Recording features include the ability to speed up playback with no pitch distortion; index tone generation and removal; the ability to mark and label points in the recording for later reference; phrase detection capability for navigating through the

Sudoku Touch

Sudoku Touch is a tactile and large print math puzzle designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision. This accessible sudoku game consists of a birchwood game board with a plastic grid of 81 squares (9 rows of 9 squares), tiles with braille and large, bold text labels, and a storage drawer for the tiles under the game board. Sudoku Touch includes 40 puzzles, ranging in difficulty from easy to hard, and a solutions guide. Users set up a puzzle and then place the tiles to complete the

Super Shakers

Super Shakers are salt and pepper shakers designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. These glass shakers have a sleeve fitted between the mouth of the container and the metal shaker top. The sleeve on the salt shaker is marked with a large raised "S," a Braille "S," and two additional vertical lines. The sleeve for the pepper shaker is marked with a large raised "P" and a Braille "P." The absence of vertical lines further distinguishes the sal shaker from the pepper shaker. A

Superadio Iii

Superadio III is a subcarrier radio designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This FM radio is modified to receive subsidiary communication service (SCS) programs, including special programming for the blind, broadcast under the Subsidiary Communications Authorization (SCA), a provision of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that allows FM radio stations to transmit multiple channels of audio using the same frequency. Programs for the blind may include readings

Superior Talking Scale

The Superior Talking Scale is a voice output scale designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. When the user steps on the scale, a pleasant female voice greets the user and tells the weight. The scale is equipped with an on/off button, to allow the weight to be viewed on the extra-large digital display without voice output. Weight can be provided in pounds or in kilograms at the push of a button. Accurate to 0.2 pound, this scale features an extra-wide platform for added stabil

Superman Magic 8 Ball

The Superman Magic 8 Ball is a voice output toy designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a talking version of a toy with 20 fortune-telling phrases, first introduced in the early 1950s. This electronic version features 20 recorded messages related to Superman. WEIGHT: 2 pounds. COLOR: Yellow.

Supermarket Bingo

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To teach supermarket recognition and mobility to students who are blind or who have low vision. Following foundational lessons in store layout and product identification, students should be familiarized with the primary parts of a specific local store, as well as locations related to those parts. The focus should then be on specific sections with the understanding that most products found within a section are related to each other. When these concepts are in place, the g

Supernova Reader Magnifier

Supernova Reader Magnifier is a combination screen magnification, braille output, and voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The screen magnifier enables the user to magnify the screen up to 32 times original size. Image smoothing capability provides legibility at higher magnification levels. The software also offers the features of a screen reader program, and provides braille output for users of braille displays. It comes with a pri

Supersonic Stick On The Wrist For Blind People

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a small, supersonic wrist device that functions similar to a white cane for individuals who are blind or with low-vision. The Supersonic Stick on the Wrist for Blind People uses sonar to become aware of oncoming danger or obstacles and alerts the user to these obstacles through sounds and vibrations. The device is a comprised of a wrist piece that slips over the wrist with the supersonic stick fitting into the palm of the hand and facin

Supervario2 24

The SuperVario2 24 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 24-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located to the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, an on/off button, and an internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers n

Supervario2 32

The SuperVario2 32 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 32-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located to the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, an on/off button, and internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers need

Supervario2 40

The SuperVario2 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 40-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located on the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, an on/off button, and an internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers

Supervario2 64

The SuperVario2 64 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 64-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located to the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, on/off button, and internal settings menu in different languages. The device works with screen reading programs such as COBRA (see separate entry) as well as other programs such as Wind

Supervario2 80

The SuperVario2 80 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has an 80-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located on the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, on/off button, and internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers need

Suredome Detectable Warning Tile

The SureDome tile is a detectable warning surface designed to be installed on curb ramps, platform edges, and other surfaces to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. These tiles feature a pattern of truncated domes. They are made from a modified concrete with additives and fiber technology and have high compression and flexural strength. The tiles are thin, wear resistant, and slip resistant. When wet set into concrete, the tiles molecularly bond to the surrou

Surface Applied Tactile Warning Surface Tile

The Surface Applied Tactile Warning Surface Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This truncated dome detectable warning systems can be used to retrofit existing curb ramps or platforms. Tiles are secured over an existing concrete substrate with color matched fasteners and structural adhesive. Tiles are available in rectangular and radius styles and have large perimeter beveled edges for smooth transition. The surface is made of a

Swail Dot Inverter (Models 1-03610-00 & 1-03620-00)

Designed for upward embossing. Inverter is a spring loaded steel punch with a sharply pointed tip. Tip punches a hole, and leaves a raised dot as it springs back. Butyl rubber pad protects the surface below. Pad 12 by 12 inches. For constructing simple charts, diagrams, graphs and maps.

Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine

The Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. To produce tactile graphics with this machine, the user first photocopies an image onto Swell-Touch paper (see separate entry), then passes the Swell-Touch paper through the Swell-Form Heating Machine. All the black areas puff up or swell, while the white areas remain flat. The machine accommodates three sizes of paper. POWER: Uses 110 volts/60 Hertz/5 Amps maximum

Swell-Touch Paper

Swell-Touch Paper is tactile graphics paper designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It is used with the Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine (see separate entry) to produce tactile graphics. The user first photocopies an image onto Swell-Touch paper, then passes the Swell-Touch paper through the Swell-Form Heating Machine. All the black areas puff up or swell, while the white areas remain flat. Swell-Touch Paper is sold in packages of 100 sheets. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are avail

Swing Cell (Model 6-78040-00)

The Swing Cell, model 6-78040-00, is a braille training device designed for use in teaching braille to individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device introduces the braille cell to the beginning braille reader and writer. It has two rectangular blocks that are hinged on the top and mounted on a wooden base. Each block has three holes. Pegs can be inserted into the holes to represent braille dots. When the blocks are in the vertical position, the pegs form the braille cell. When the bl

Swing Cell Compact (Model 6-78041-00)

Swing Cell Compact, model 6-78041-00, is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It consists of two rectangular blocks, each with three holes into which pegs can be inserted to represent braille dots. This device helps students understand the relationship between the braille cell and the keys on a braille writer. It is similar to the Swing Cell (see separate entry), but smaller and lighter and without the base. COLOR: Yellow blocks with black p

Symbol Communicator For The Blind (Model 4040)

The Symbol Communicator for the Blind, model 4040, is a direct selection symbolic communicator designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf-blind. On this portable symbolic communicator, messages are identified by removable tactile symbols. To activate a message, the user presses the tactile symbol. At the same time the message is activated, the symbol vibrates, enabling a deaf-blind user to know that the message has been played. Vibration can be turned off. The unit can store six recor

Symbolsupport

SymbolSupport is a voice output symbolic language communicator program and symbolic language library designed for use by individuals with communication, learning or cognitive disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows the user to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to add symbols and speech to text. The program automatically adds symbols to text as the user types, and symbols can be set to appear above or below words. Documents are read with a text-to-speech voice while text is

Synapse Ada Workstation

The Synapse ADA Workstation is an accessible computer terminal designed for use by individuals with visual, mobility, physical, cognitive, or learning disabilities. This unit provides a hardware interface to a computer network or mainframe. Features are integrated for use in environments where more than one accommodation technology may be required, such as schools, libraries, the workplace, or assessment and evaluation centers. Available features include speech recognition, screen reader softwar

System Access Mobile

System Access Mobile is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program comes with a license for installation on any U3-enabled USB thumb drive (not included). The thumb drive can be carried on a key ring or in a pocket, and plugged into any computer to provide access with the user's settings and preferences. When done, the user removes the thumb drive, leaving no traces of the program on the host computer. The license also cover

System Access Standalone

System Access Standalone, also called SA Standalone or Stand Alone, is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides access to all Windows-based applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, e-mail, and Web browser programs. It has an intuitive interface with extensive help files, and comes with a license for one or two computers. OPTIONS: NeoSpeech VoiceText text-to-speech voices (one male, one fem

Tacdots

Tacdots are detectable warning and orientation markings designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision. These are raised dots affixed to the ground or floor to provide a tactile pathway. Each Tacdot makes a distinctive sound when tapped with a cane to differentiate it from an irregularity in the surface. Tacdots can be used in indoor and outdoor environments. COLOR: Custom colors are available.

Tacit

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a haptic device to assist individuals who are blind or low vision to determine the proximity of objects in complex environments. Created by Steve Hoefer, Tacit is a wrist-mounted device that uses ultrasonic sensors positioned at the front of the device to measure distances from one inch to 10 feet and provide tactile feedback through motorized rubber pads at the rear of the device, which apply increasing amounts of pressure on the wrists

Tack-Tiles Braille Systems

TACK-TILES Braille Systems are a Braille game and instruction kit designed to acquaint children who are blind with raised dot Braille letters within the environment of play. Designed to fit and work like standard snap-together toy building blocks, children can create buildings, figures, cars, etc. while learning Braille. The pieces can be endlessly rearranged during the course of a lesson, encouraging creativity and interest. Because the blocks correspond with standard toy blocks, accessories an

Tactile & Talking Maps

Tactile & Talking Maps

Tactile 2-Pound Scale

The Tactile two pound scale, model ## 1590, is a raised dot scale designed for indiviuals who are blind or have low vision. The scale can be used for weighing foods or for postage and other purposes. There is a double dot every four ounces and single dots at every ounce in between. It is accurate up to two pounds and the zero adjust allows for the use of a container when weighing. WARRANTY: Stock items carry a 30 day guarantee.

Tactile Archery Equipment

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide do-it-yourself tactile equipment for archery competition for individuals who are blind. There are three types of tactile equipment recommended for blind archery: a foot locator, a tripod, and a tactile sighting device. Foot locators can be made of wood based on diagrams from BBS Archery. A basic telescopic camera or music tripod which can be easily transported can be adapted to hold a tactile sighting device. Finally, a tactile sighting device is anyt

Tactile Attendance Board

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a blind receptionist to track availability of staff members. Magnetic markers are placed on a grid to indicate the "in" or "out" status of staff members. Thin lines of self-adhesive foam are applied to the board to tactiley mark its columns and rows, and braille is added to the name markers and the in and out indicators. AUTHOR: Buskirk, J. & Gillespie, J. TITLE: Adaptations for An Agency Receptionist. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 36, No. 4, Winter

Tactile Colour Textured Self-Adhesive Vinyl

Tactile Colour Textured Self-Adhesive Vinyl is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This colored self-adhesive vinyl follows a system that links colors to textures according to the following scheme: Red, soft and rubbery; orange, soft, rubbery, and bumpy; yellow, hard and bumpy; green, hard, rough, and gritty; blue, fine gritty; purple, ridged dashes; pink, corrugated; brown, wavy ridges; tan, linoleum or leather-like; gray, fine etched; black,

Tactile Connect Four

Tactile Connect Four is a tactile strategy game for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This strategy game for two players has red and black pieces on a bright yellow vertical board. The black pieces have holes in their centers for tactual identification.

Tactile Demonstration Thermometer (Model 1-03020-00)

The Tactile Demonstration Thermometer, model 1-03020-00, is a tactile teaching thermometer designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This tactile teaching aid allows students to read, set, and compare temperature independently. It has a two-texture, two-color adjustable "mercury column" with an easy-grip tactile indicator. Fahrenheit and Celsius scales are presented in both large print and braille, with tactile degree markings every five or ten degrees. COLOR: The thermomete

Tactile Flooring

Tactile Flooring is a detectable warning surface and tactile and visual orientation marking designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. Each rubber tile has raised circular bumps and is available with a broad, high-contrast stripe. DIMENSIONS: Each tile is 35.7 x 35.7 inches. COLOR: Yellow stripe on jet, Dartmoor shale, charcoal slate, pewter, London fog, Moroccan blue, ruby rouge, roasted chestnut, sandcastle, Cafe Au Lait, Fall Harvest, burnt orange, dolphin

Tactile Graphics Kit (Model 1-08840-00)

Contains tools and materials for constructing master tactile graphic displays of all types: maps, graphs, diagrams, charts. Masters are constructed from heavy gauge aluminum foil and are reproduced by conventional thermoforming. Included is a Tactile Graphics Guidebook, also available separately for $14.81 (8-39100-00). Kit Capability: 7 kinds of lines, 7 point symbols or shapes, and 4 area patterns. Aluminum Foil: Roll $45.26 (1-04120-0), Sheets $15.20 (1-04090-00). .

Tactile Image Enhancer

The Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. To create a tactile image, the user first puts an ink image onto a type of tactile imaging paper called Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This can be done with a photocopy machine, an inkjet printer, a soft lead artist's pencil, a china marker, or the Sanford Uni-Ball pen. The sheet is then inserted in the TIE and a tactile image is created. This device can be used to create

Tactile Image Enhancer Junior

The Tactile Imager Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The TIE Junior produces tactile documents using Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This model is smaller, lighter, and more portable than the Original Tactile Image Enhancer (see separate entry). TIE Junior's design eliminates the need for feed and exit trays. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.75 x 5.75 x 14.75 inches. Weight: 3 pounds.

Tactile Low Vision Timer (Models 421132 & 421133)

The Tactile Low Vision Timer, models 421132 and 421133, is a tactile timer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This high visibility kitchen timer has raised, bold, high contrast markings. A rotary center knob allows the user to set a time period by turning the knob clockwise from 1 to 60 minutes. The timer is freestanding, making it easier to find and see in any area of the kitchen. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 9 x 2.5 x 7.5 inches. COLORS: White with black markings (model 4

Tactile Maps

The Tactile Map is an accessible map and tactile map designed for people who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This customized map features a tactile map vocabulary developed by Coco Raynes Associates that introduces architectural spaces and other sites. These maps, which are custom designed and produced by the manufacturer for each location, use glass, metal or photopolymer to provide a tactile representation of the environment. It may also be used to provide emergency evacuation info

Tactile Push-Button Combination Padlock

This Tactile Push-Button Combination Padlock is a four-digit combination lock designed for the blind or the visually impaired. It has tactile numbers, one through eight, for touch reading, and there are push-buttons next to each raised number. User identifies the numbers by touch and pushes the buttons next to the numbers (corresponding to the combination). The user then toggles the switch on the bottom over and the lock pops open. Chrome-plated handle. Can also be used by anyone who may tactile

Tactile Quilt

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a one-year-old child who is blind with the opportunity to explore different textures. Squares of fabric of varying textures are sewn together into a quilt. To provide additional textures, fabric paint is used to create thick dots on a square and beads are sewn in a pattern on another square. Jingle bells can be sewn between two or more of the squares to provide auditory stimulus. Personal items from the child's family also can be attached to individu

Tactile Scrabble Overlays

Tactile Scrabble Overlays are Braille overlays designed to make the Scrabble crossword game accessible to players who are blind or have low vision. The overlays feature Brailled letters on clear tape with adhesive backing, and are designed to fit on the standard game board and wooden pieces used in Scrabble.

Tactile Test Of Basic Concepts (Model 1-08830-00)

Tactile version of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts assesses the young child's mastery of concepts essential to understanding oral communication. This includes such fundamentals as top, bottom, middle, over, under, inside, outside, next to, etc. Set includes 5 practice cards, 50 test cards made of high-impact plastic, a class record form, and TTBC and BTBC test manuals.

Tactual Discrimination Worksheets (Model 1-08810-00)

Tactual Discrimination Worksheets, model 1-08810-00, are braille reading readiness tests designed for use in the evaluation of individuals who are blind or have low vision. Worksheets can be used to evaluate beginning braille students of all ages. This is a four-part set of consumable worksheets, including 20 geometric form sheets, 26 line sheets, 20 angular figure sheets, and 20 braille code character sheets. Examples of tasks on the worksheets include finding the figure that is different in a

Tadi Talking Voice Organizer

The TADI Talking Voice Organizer is a voice output electronic organizer dsesigned for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This organizer has an alphanumeric QWERTY keypad with voiced feedback for every action and raised guide points for sight-free data entry. It can hold more than 900 phonebook contacts and five hours of digital recording. Features include a talking calculator, clock, notepad, diary, phone dialer, address book, reminders, and tutorials. One touch provides direct

Tagpad

TagPad is a touch pad designed for use in the creation of tactile graphics for persons who are blind or have low vision. The TagPad is used in conjunction with tactile graphics programs such as QikTac (see separate entry) and TraceME (see entry for Tactile Graphics Designer Pro). To create an image in a diagram format suitable for tactile graphics, the TagPad is connected to a computer running one of these programs, and the user traces a photograph, drawing, or other picture placed on the TagPad

Talkback

TalkBack is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or "app") provides vocal output from Android's voice synthesizer when using native Android applications. It is part of the Android system and cannot be uninstalled, but it can be disabled in Android's "Accessibility" settings. COMPATIBILITY: For use with an Android phone or tablet computer. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Android system version varies with device.

Talking Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor (Model 04-595-001)

The Talking Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor, model 04-595-001, is a voice output electronic sphygmomanometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This talking blood pressure monitor is fully automatic and offers bilingual (English and Spanish) voice prompts. Readings are also displayed on a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. This device includes date and time stamp and a 120-reading memory with 2 memory banks, each of which can store up to 60 readings. Its cuff fi

Talking Bead Chain With Lights And Mini Bead Chain With Lights (Models 649 & 648)

The Talking Bead Chain with Lights, model 649, and the Mini Bead Chain with Lighjts, model 648, are sensory integration activities designed for use with children with upper extremity, sensory, neurological, or cognitive disabilities. These devices encourage children to reach out to touch the beads, helping to develop cause and effect. The bead curtain is suspended from a sturdy plastic frame for table- top use. Two recesses on the back of each device aid in clamping them to tabletops. Model 649

Talking Blood Pressure Meter (Model Aim19M)

The Talking Blood Pressure Meter, model AIM19M, is a voice output sphygmomanometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable monitor gives systolic and diastolic pressure and pulse. It comes with a standard-size cuff and a carrying case. POWER: Uses 4 double-A batteries (included. OPTIONS: Large and small cuffs are available. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 6.5 x 4.25 inches. WARRANTY: One year manufacturer's warranty.

Talking Calculator

The Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The talking calculator has a clear female voice with a built-in volume control. It announces the numbers appearing on its eight-digit LCD readout display with numbers 0.625 inches high. It adds, subtracts, divides, multiplies and calculates percentages. OPTIONS: English or Spanish. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included).

Talking Calculator

Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program has all the standard arithmetic operators, plus scientific functions including logarithm, exponent, pi, factor, cube, adverse, etc. Features include configurable decimal output, a memory function, and built-in comprehensive help functions. This program does not require a screen reader or any additional software to operate. It comes on a CD. COMPATIBILITY: For use

Talking Calculator

Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This full functioning talking calculator program can be used with or without a screen reader program. Every button and edit area talks. The program has large keys and contrasting colors in the on-screen display. It has three display areas, so when the user adds a series of numbers the total is always displayed, along with newly entered numbers and any numbers in memory. This

Talking Calculator English/spanish

The Talking Calculator English/Spanish is a voice output multi-language calculator and alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This multi-purpose calculator has large bright buttons and a large print display, and it speaks the numbers on the display in a clear female voice in English or Spanish. In addition to its calculator functions, this product also functions an alarm clock with an alarm, date, and 12 or 24 hour mode. A female voice also announces the ti

Talking Calendar Clock

The Talking Calendar Clock is a voice output clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. A clear male voice announces the day, the date, and the time. It has no display. This clock also features an alarm with a choice of sounds, volume control, and snooze. It comes with a snap-over cover that leaves only the time and date buttons exposed so programming buttons are not accidentally activated. The clock automatically adjusts for daylight savings time. POWER: Uses a

Talking Caller Id Unit (Model Ats4403Tg)

The Talking Caller ID Unit, model ats4403tg, is voice output caller identification unit designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit announces the caller's name from the caller ID record. No set up is required for this plug and play unit. It has separate RJ11 telephone and line jacks, and it connects to any phone jack. Multiple stations can be used for clear coverage throughout the user's home, and each unit has volume control. The unit is built to BellCore specifi

Talking Calorie Pedometer

The Talking Calorie Pedometer is a voice output pedometer designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. At the touch of a button, an electronic voice announces step count, mileage, time walked, and calories burned. The unit can also be set to announce the information automatically at pre-set intervals. The mechanism distinguishes between the step count of walking or jogging from movements not related to those steps, eliminating them from being included in the count, distance, ti

Talking Checkbook

Talking Checkbook is a voice output checkbook program designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities, learning, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities. This program enables users to manage an unlimited number of accounts and offers a full reconciliation feature. This checkbook program supports multiple currencies, including U.S. dollars, British Pounds, and the European Euro. Other features include sorting records by any field, searching for checks, categorizing transactions by typ

Talking Colortest 2000 Memo

The Talking ColorTest 2000 Memo is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user places the sensor on the surface of an object to hear the name of its color announced. The user may choose to hear Universal color names (like blue, red, yellow), Common color names (like slate grey, bright mustard, coffee brown), or both. In addition, the color models HSL (Hue- Saturation-Luminosity) and RGB (Red-Green-Blue) may be analyzed to give an even more detail

Talking Colour Detector

The Talking Colour Detector is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user holds the front of the unit against a surface (paper, cloth, wood, or plastic), and the color name is spoken. The device has three user-selectable volume levels. A clip-on cover protects the sensors when the device is carried in a pocket; the cover clips onto the back of the case when the device is being used. The case has been ergonomically designed for both right- and le

Talking Cooking Thermometer

The Talking Cooking Thermometer is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It measures the temperature of food with a stainless steel probe. The temperature measurement range is 55 to 257 degrees Fahrenheit, with an accuracy of one degree. The speech is in a female voice. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included).

Talking Counter

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Talking coin sorter to assist blind vending route operators with money management. Describes adaptation of a Brandt Model 963 Microsort Coin Counter using a Digital Pathways SLC-II microcomputer and a program developed by the Business Enterprises Program, Minnesota State Services for the Blind as an interface to allow a blind operator to obtain a spoken message giving the sum total counted and the sum for each denomination coin. COMMENTS: For informati

Talking Counter (Model 1065)

The Talking Counter, model 1065, is a voice output counter designed to count coins for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Operates on electrical impulse or independent circuit or switch. Connects to different machines to count number of items being generated or can be hand or foot operated. Digital readout available.

Talking Cube Clock (Models Cc36 & Cc42)

The Talking Cube Clock, models CC36 and CC42, is a voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This talking alarm clock speaks in a clear, male voice with a British accent. It has a large, front-facing speaker and can be very loud. The user can adjust the volume with a rotary volume control. There are audible cues for setting and adjusting the clock. All setting buttons are covered when not in use to prevent accidental changes. Pressing a large, hig

Talking Dialer

Talking Dialer is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for a cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The application (or app) for an Android smartphone allows the user to dial a phone number without looking at the keypad. The user starts at 5 and slides his finger in the direction of the number he or she wants. For example, the user can go up and to the left for 1, or down and to the right for 9. The user presses the “Dial” button to

Talking Dictionary

The Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This speech-enabled 250,000 word English dictionary and thesaurus is designed to be used as a stand-alone program, and does not require separate voice output or screen reading software. All of the controls are keyboard shortcuts. Features include the ability to quickly scroll through various word definitions and synonyms, a tutorial, and built-in help. The

Talking Digital Bathroom Scale

The Talking Digital Bathroom Scale is a voice output scale designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It features a liquid crystal display (LCD) display that shows weight in pounds, kilograms, or stones. Other features include a choice of current weight readings in English, Spanish or French, volume control, and a slip-resistant plastic platform. DIMENSIONS (HxlxW): 12.5 x 12 x 2 inches. CAPACITY: 330 pounds.

Talking Digital Clinical Thermometer (Model He8842)

The Talking Digital Clinical Thermometer, model HE8842, is a voice output digital thermometer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This thermometer automatically announces the body termperature when the measurement is done. Measurements may be made orally, rectally, or underarm. Measurements have an accuracy of 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit or 0.1 degrees Celsius. Other features include a liquid crystal display (LCD), memory recall of the last measured temperature, and automati

Talking Digital Thermometer

The Talking Digital Thermometer is a voice output thermometer designed for measurement of body temperature by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It also features a visual display and last-temperature memory. POWER: Uses batteries (included). OPTIONS: Thin disposable probe covers in packs of 100.

Talking Ear Thermometer

The Talking Ear Thermometer is a voice output thermometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or low vision. This device features an audible 12 memory recall, provides the temperature in celsius or Fahrenheit. It has one-button operation and automatic power off. Results are spoken within less than 5 seconds after the reading is taken. The unit comes with a hard cover case. POWER: Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included).

Talking Event Scheduler

The Talking Event Scheduler is a voice output appointment calendar program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It allows the user to schedule appointments, meetings, and other events with associated message text. The program can be used as a stand-alone program, without additional screen reading software. The program comes on a CD. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95 or higher operating system, and a sound card or

Talking Family Guy Magic 8 Ball

The Talking Family Guy Magic 8 Ball is a voice output toy designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a talking version of a toy with 20 fortune-telling phrases, first introduced in the early 1950s. This version features 20 recorded phrases used by the Griffin Family on the animated TV series Family Guy. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.25 x 7 x 5.5 inches. COLOR: Blue.

Talking First Aid Kit

The Talking First Aid Kit is a voice output first aid kit designed for use by individuals who are blind, have low vision or have reading or learning disabilities. This kit combines patented care pack design along with audio guidance to deliver first aid when needed. This kit includes care packs for nine specific first aid areas, each of which includes an instruction card. When the user squeezes a button on one of the instruction cards, a calm, clear voice guides him or her through the proper fir

Talking Food Cans

The Talking Food Cans are designed for the visually impaired, who have difficulty identifying different objects or similar shapes. This product is meant to help these individuals to keep track of what is in their pantry. The user’s voice can be recorded, telling contents of the can and press button to hear the message played back. Reusable and re-recordable. The product is a magnetic yellow cap that sits on top of any sized steel can. The cap is not just limited to canned food. Using special met

Talking Glowdice (Model 1-07500-00)

Talking GlowDice, model 1-07500-00, is a voice output dice device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. When the "Roll" button is pushed, this hand-held unit randomly generates a number between one and six and announces it in digitized human speech. The number is also displayed in bright blue LEDs. A "Play Back" button allows for a repeat of the digital voice announcement of the number rolled. POWER: Uses four triple-A batteries (not included).

Talking Infrared Thermometer

It is designed for blind or low vision people. Cooking, safety aid, and general purpose talking digital thermometer. Designed primarily as a cooking aid, it can also be used around the home to measure your refrigerator, freezer, oven, air conditioning/heating ducts, bath water and much more, all without contact. Also includes a unique scan mode to locate a hot burner on a flat cook top stove. Simply point at a nearby object and press the temperature button to instantly hear it's temperature.

Talking Key Chain

The Talking Key Chain is a voice output clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A loud female voice announces the time at the push of a button. The unit also features an alarm and an optional hourly report. The unit is available in a choice of English or Spanish. COLOR: The English version is available in black or silver. The Spanish version is available in silver.

Talking Keychain Clock

The Talking Keychain Clock is a voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This clock announces the time in a female voice when the large button on the front of the keychain is touched. Features include a digital display screen and an alarm with a rooster crowing sound. POWER: Uses 2-AG13 button cell batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches. COLOR: Silver finish.

Talking Label Wand

The Talking Label Wand is a voice output labeling system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This wand allows the user to record his or her own talking labels for any item he or she wants to identify. This set includes the wand and 232 adhesive-backed, reusable tactile labels that can be reused. To label an item, the user places one of the sticky labels on an item, touches the label with the wand, and then records a message to identify that item. When the wand touch

Talking Liquid Jug

The Talking Liquid Jug is a voice output liquid measure designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It can be used to measure liquids such as water, milk, or cooking oil. With a capacity of two liters, it measures in ounces, pints, or using the metric system. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery. DIMENSIONS HxLxW): 9.5 x 8 x 6 inches.

Talking Maze Game

The Talking Maze Game is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game of memory and spatial awareness features a series of mazes of increasing difficulty. The player must navigate each maze, colliding with the walls as few times as possible. The player must also memorize the moves they make as they navigate the maze to avoid too many unnecessary steps. The game can help young children gain awareness of the environment and how to move aro

Talking Pedometer

The Talking Pedometer is a voice output pedometer designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. At the touch of a button, an electronic voice announces step count and mileage. The unit also plays seven melodies in sync with the exercise tempo. A liquid crytal display (LCD) displays up to 99,999 steps or 199.99 miles or kilometers.The device also functions as a talking alarm clock with four different alarm sounds. The unit is equipped with a reset button and a reset button. POWER

Talking Pedometer With 7 Melody Options (Model He8872A)

The Talking Pedometer with 7 Melody Options, model HE8872, is a voice output pedometer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It announces the number of steps and distance traveled with the press of a button, and simultaneously displays the number of steps and the distance on a liquid crystal display (LCD). It meaures up to 99,999 steps and 199.99 kilometers of distance. It also plays seven melodies in sync with the walking speed, announces the current time, and has a talk

Talking Pedometer With Fm Radio (Model Pe829)

The Talking Pedometer with FM Radio, model PE829, is a voice output pedometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This pedometer measures steps taken, distance walked, time elapsed, and calories burned. Announcements for walking functions and data are delivered though the included sport earbud headphones. Memory stores seven days of walking data including steps, distance, and calories. A Target feature measures progress toward and estimates time to reach a goal. The

Talking Pocket Calculator

The Talking Pocket Calculator is a voice output calculator and alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This talking pocket calculator is lightweight and portable. It has a large print 8 digit LCD display of numbers that are read aloud and basic arithmetic and memory functions. It also has an LCD clock with alarm. POWER: Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included).

Talking Precision Food Scale (Model 1581)

The Talking Precision Food Scale, model 1581, is a voice output scale designed to offer clear understandable speech for individuals with low vision. This digital device is intended to calculate precise weights (up to 6 pounds) instantly with a touch of a button and is constructed with a compact design. DIMENSIONS: 3/16 x 9.50 x 6.75 inches. GUARANTEE: If not satisfied, return within 30 days (original condition) for full refund or credit. 3 year limited warranty thereafter.

Talking Pyramid Alarm Clock

The Talking Pyramid Alarm Clock is a voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This pyramid-shaped clock features a liquid crystal display (LCD), voice announcement of the time at the press of a button on the top of the clock and an alarm that crows or emits a loud sound. The hours and minutes are spoken during the setting process. POWER: Uses four double-A batteries (not included). WARRANTY: 90 days.

Talking Rx

Talking Rx is a voice output medication label reader and reminder device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system is a 50-second digital recording device that fits on the bottom of a perscription bottle. 12-, 13-, or 16-dram prescription bottle. A doctor or pharmacist records prescription information and instructions into Talking Rx, and the user can then hear the recorded information and instructions by pushing a small red button. The device produces clear,

Talking Scale

The Talking Scale is designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. It is an electronic, digital scale featuring 1.25-inch tall black numbers on a green background with output in either kilograms or pounds. The scale can be activated with a tap of the foot. The speech function can also be deactivated. POWER: Uses four AA batteries (included). DIMENSIONS: 12 x 11 x 1 inches. CAPACITY: 440 pounds

Talking Scale (Model 481071)

The Talking Scale is a voice output scale designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Constructed with a tempered glass top platform, this talking scale can speak in five languages, including English, Spanish, and German. This scale has a large LCD display. Results can be reported in pounds or kilograms. An instruction manual in English and Spanish is included. POWER: Requires 3 AAA batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12.2 x 12.2 inches. CAPACITY: 440 pounds.

Talking Signs

Talking Signs are voice output signs and pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Talking Signs transmit voice messages with orientation information through an infrared wireless communications system. The system consists of short audio signals sent by invisible infrared light beams from permanently installed transmitters to a hand-held receiver that decodes the signal and delivers the voice message through its speaker or headset. The signals are direct

Talking Simpsons Magic 8 Ball

The Talking Simpsons Magic 8 Ball is a voice output toy designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a talking version of a toy with 20 fortune-telling phrases, first introduced in the early 1950s. This version features 20 recorded phrases used by characters on the Simpsons animated TV series. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.25 x 7 x 5.5 inches. WEIGHT: 7.8 ounces. COLOR: Red.

Talking Tactile Tablet 2

Talking Tactile Tablet 2 is a tactile graphics display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This computer peripheral device consists of a touch screen with a hinged weighted frame that holds a tactile graphic sheet in place against the touch-sensitive surface. When the user presses a point on the tactile sheet, the computer provides identifying audio feedback to the user, as a confirmation and elaboration of the information supplied through touching. By this means,

Talking Tape Measure

The Talking Tape Measure is and audible tape measure designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This tape measure features buttons to dispense and retract the tape, metric conversion buttons, and an on/off switch. At the press of a button, and the measurement is announced. The unit measures up to 16 feet and automatically shuts off after the measurement is given. A belt clip and case are included. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included). OPTIONS: Voice output in Spanis

Talking Thermometer

The Talking Thermometer is a voice output thermometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This oral digital thermometer features audio announcement and a digital display. The thermometer recalls the last measured temperature. The thermometer is equipped with talk and power buttons. POWER: Uses batteries (included).

Talking Thermometer

The Talking Thermometer is a voice output thermometer designed for use by individuals with visual disabilities. This thermometer features voice-readout of the temperature and a large digital display. Temperatures may be taken under the arm, orally, or rectally and readings are accurate within .2 of a degree. Standard features also include memory recall of the last reading and automatic shut-off after seven minutes. POWER: Uses two 1.5-volt button batteries.

Talking Tins

Talking Tins, also known in the U.S. as Talking Food Can Labels, are voice output labels designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The label is a magnetic cap that sits on top of a steel can, attaching with built-in magnets on the underside. The user records a voice message on the unit after pressing two RECORD buttons. The message can be played back by pressing a single PLAY button. Recording time is 10 seconds for the yellow label or 30 seconds for the red label. The 30

Talking Toolbox

Talking Toolbox is a voice output utility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Utilities include a word processor, a spell checker, an address book, a phone dialer, a calculator, and an alarm clock. All utilities have voice output through pre-recorded human speech, plus synthetic speech for reading back user entries. Also included is Phone Pad, an interactive program that teaches blind persons how to dial phone numbers with words or letters in them. The progr

Talking Typer For Windows (Models D-03430-00 & D-03430-Ed)

Talking Typer for Windows is a voice output computer keyboarding and typing instruction program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training software speaks and displays lessons on-screen, including drills, practice, and typing games. Lessons can be adjusted to the student's skill level and level of vision. The software can be used by individual students or by multiple students in a networked training environment. The program includes features for teachers, such a

Talking Typing Teacher

Talking Typing Teacher is a typing instruction program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Typing lessons, practice drills, and typing speed tests are displayed on screen while being read out loud. Every lesson or practice session is read with pre-recorded digitized human speech, making it unnecessary for users to understand synthetic speech. Digitized human speech is used for all menus, lessons, and help. Synthetic text-to-speech is used only to read the student's

Talking Watch (Models 6645 & 6645-Sp)

The Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This watch features a large number liquid crystal display (LCD) display and an alarm. A turn of the dial enables the user to hear the settings for hour, minute, and alarm functions. Returning the dial to the normal position prevents the watch from accidently being reset. Model 6645 provides English speech and model 6645-SP offers Spanish speech. POWER: Uses a long-life lithium battery

Talking Word Puzzles Software (Models D-03440-00 & D-03440-Ed)

Talking Word Puzzles Software is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program enables to user to create word and crossword puzzles in large print and with speech feedback. The user makes up a word list, and the software creates the puzzle by entering the words into one of several puzzle formats. As the player navigates through the puzzle, the program announces the contents of each square. Speech feedback in hidden word puzzles also in

Talking Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (Model Bpw810)

The Talking Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor, model BPW810, is a voice output electronic sphygmomanometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This talking blood pressure monitor enabless one or two users to listen to blood pressure readings. This unit measures systolic, diastolic, mean arterial pressure, and pulse rate. Readings are also displayed on a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. This device has a 60-reading memory capacity per user with date and time stamps. D

Talkingcal

TalkingCal is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is for use with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The user launches the app, and touches numbers and arithmetic signs on the virtual calculator's keyboard. The app will speak the numbers, arithmetic signs, and the result of any operations. OPTIONS: Speech-to-speech (dictation) feature ($1.99 in-app purchase required) that enables the user to talk to the

Talkingtabs Guitar Instruction Complete Beginners Series Special Edition

The TalkingTabs Guitar Instruction Complete Beginners Series Special Edition is an audio guitar instruction course designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, dyslexia, or other visual learning disabilities. The course includes an audio table of contents on a standard CD that explains what is taught in each of the 16 lessons, and also discusses how to physically navigate through the 26-CD guitar course. Without materials to read, the 20-hour curriculum guides the absolute b

Talkingtags

TalkingTags is an audible and voice output indoor navigation and orientation aid for people who are blind or have low vision. The Talking Tags system includes a base unit worn on the wrist like a watch and a set of 40 radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Each RFID tags can be associated with up to three pre-recorded messages that state what an item is, the item’s location, and how it is used prepared or combined with other item. When the user moves within a specified distance of the RFID

Talkittypeit 2

TalkItTypeIt2 is a voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have repetitive strain injury, upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity amputation. Using the Microsoft 6.1 Speech Recognition Engine, this program allows the user to dictate directly into virtually any Windows application, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other email clients, AOL Chat and other instant messaging programs, Corel Word Perfect, and OpenOffice. Text can be

Talkman Xl

The Talkman XL is a stereo four-track cassette player/recorder and stereo AM/FM radio designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit also plays and records standard two- track cassettes. It features a built-in speaker, variable speed, a pause control, an external stereo microphone, and headphones. Cassette and print instructions are included. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries or alternating current (AC) adapter (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 5.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 inches.

Talkpro Max Headset

The TalkPro Max Headset is a voice input computer terminal control interface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. This monaural headset incorporates a Gentex noise canceling microphone for speech recognition accuracy, and VXI Translator software to optimize voice band response and reduce distortion. The headset has an adjustable headband and a flexible microphone boom that allows left- or right-side microphone placem

Talkpro Max-2

TalkPro Max-2 is a voice input computer headser designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision or upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. This binaural speech recognition headset has a Gentex noise canceling microphone and includes VXI Translator technology to optimize voice band response and reduce distortion. It has a flexible microphone boom that can be positioned on the left or right side, an adjustable headband, and a 270-degree swivel ear piece, and soft, cup

Talkpro Xpress

The TalkPro Xpress is a speech recognition microphone headset designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, upper extremity disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This monaural headset is designed for computer speech input and incorporates a noise-canceling microphone to increase speech recognition accuracy. It has an adjustable headband and a flexible microphone boom that can be placed on the left or right side, as well as a 270-degree swivel ear piece with a soft cu

Talkulator

Talkulator is a voice output and large print calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is for use with the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The user launches the app, touch numbers and arithmetic signs, and the app will speak the numbers in the chosen language. Talkulator is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch. The app can be used to learn counting and arithmetic in di

Tangible Graphs Kit (Model 1-08860-00)

The Tangible Graphs Kit, model 1-08860-00, is a set of materials designed for use as educational aids for teaching tactile graph reading skills to children who are blind or have low vision. Materials in this tactile graph reading kit help students develop skills for reading tactile pictographs and bar, circle, and line graphs. The kit includes a three volume braille student text (with raised graphic displays on brailon and paper), a two volume braille student graph test for evaluating students'

Tangible Object Cards

The Tangible Object Cards are a vocabulary enhancement activity for people with language, learning and communication disabilities. The cards are also intended for people who are blind or have low vision. Each card displays a word on the top portion and there is corresponding object securely fastened to the bottom of the card. These cards allow a person to learn to associate a word with the actual object it represents. Cards with SymbolStix symbols are available for an additional cost. The core s

Tantor Unabridged Audiobooks

Tantor Unabridged Audiobooks are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books are available on CD or MP3-CD. Categories include Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Western, Short Stories, History, and Children's. Titles include The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq, by John Crawford; The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America, by Larry McMurtry; Killing

Tap Tap See

TapTapSee is a mobile camera application designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired iOS users. The app utilizes the iDevice’s camera and VoiceOver functions to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user. TapTapSee enables the user to double tap on the device’s screen to photograph any two or three dimensional object at any angle, have it accurately analyzed and defined within seconds. The iDevice’s VoiceOver then speaks the identification audibly to the user. TapTa

Tape 2Pc Cassette Conversion System

The Tape 2PC Conversion System is a cassette to digital audio file converter designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device can convert books on tape or other audio material recorded on a cassette tape into an MP3 file for use on a computer or MP3 player. The Tape 2PC connects to a computer using a USB cable; no drivers are necessary for the computer. Recording software for both Windows and Macintosh computers is included. Once a track has been converted into an

Tapmemo

TapMemo is a voice-activated personal data assistant (PDA)designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision or with upper extremity disabilities. This device has one multi-functiontional button and two volume buttons. All verbal commands are speaker independent, eliminating the need to train the unit and enabling it to work right out of the box. Features include a memo pad, calendar, phone book, clock and more. Up to 30 memos, each up to one minute long, can be recorded. Each memo is

Tatrapoint Adaptive 1 & Tatrapoint Adaptive 2

Tatrapoint Adaptive is a manual braille writer designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. On this unit's adjustable keyboard, the distance between keys can be adjusted to fit the size of the user's fingers. This feature may be useful for children or others with shorter fingers. Tatrapoint Adaptive 1 can emboss up to 34 cells per line, while Tatrapoint Adaptive 2 can emboss up to 40 cells per line and 25 lines a page. The unit holds a maximum page size of 8.5 x 11 in

Tatrapoint Standard

Tatrapoint Standard is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This mechanical, six-key brailler uses normal braille paper on a roll. It has a robust design, and is quiet, safe, and easy to operate. Features include adjustable left and right margins, a bell that rings five cells before the end of the line, carriage release and backspace keys, and built-in Dymo tape clips for embossing dymo tape. Precise paper transport allows exact readjustment f

Tcl 200 Alarm Clock

The TCL 200 Digital Alarm Clock is a flashing, voice output digital alarm clock with a vibrating signal and amplified alarm, and it is a visual and vibrating telephone signal indicator. It is designed for use by people who are blind, deaf, and hard of hearing or have low vision. This clock has an illuminated digital clock face with a bright flashing LED light on the top that is activated when the alarm sounds. It can announce the time in five languages (English, Spanish, French, German or Italia

Teaching And Learning The Sendero Gps

Teaching and Learning the Sendero GPS is an orientation and mobility training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or their teachers. This software suite provides training on use of the Sendero GPS voice output mobility program from Sendero Group. This training program uses plain English to help assistive technology trainers and mobility instructors who need to train their students, parents who want to teach their children, and individuals who want to teach th

Teaching Touch (Model 1-08861-00)

Teaching Touch, model 1-08861-00, is a tactile skills training program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This program encourages young children to become active explorers and readers of tactile graphics, using real stories to bring important points to life. Various skills that contribute to exploration and appreciation of tactile graphics are addressed in ways that are enjoyable and motivating for children. These skills include tracking, searching, verbal description

Teflon Adhesive Brailling Tape (Model 757900)

Teflon Adhesive Brailling Tape, model 757900, is braille labeling tape designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This tape can be brailled, then cut to size and sewn on clothing or other objects. It will withstand washing, drying, and ironing. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 5 feet x 2 inches.

Tekway Dome-Tile

TekWay Dome - Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb cuts and other locations to indicate potential danger ahead for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This concrete-based tile has truncated domes arranged in parallel rows and columns. The tile is made with iron oxide pigments, which have strong alkaline resistance and do not fade in sunlight. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 1 x 1, 2 x 2, or 2 x 2.5 inches and 0.6875 inch thick. Center to center dome spacing is 1.67 inches (s

Tel-Money

Tel-Money is a voice output paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It reads U.S. currency in denominations from 1 to 100 dollars. The user slides the currency into the money identifier, then presses a button, and the unit reads the bill's denomination. Features include volume control and an automatic shut-off switch. Instructions on audiotape are included. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.5 x 5 x 3 inches.

Tel-Time Pyramid Talking Alarm Clock

The Tel-Time Pyramid Talking Alarm Clock is a voice output digital alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The clock is shaped like a pyramid with a large time report button on top. Time is spoken in a female voice when the button is pressed. The alarm can be set to beep or crow like a rooster. Other features include an AM/PM liquid crystal display , and adjustable volume. POWER: Uses 4 AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS: 5.5 x 4 x 3 inches. Display num

Telephone Sensor (Model 1031)

Monitors telephone lights, other light panels, LEDs. Unit triggers automatically when probe is pointed directly at a light. Set device to respond to individual light conditions with easy screwdriver adjustment. Presence of a tone and its pitch provide user information. Screwdriver adjusted volume control. Long life alkaline battery included. Nicad rechargeable battery may be used with external charger. Earloop earphone for $2.50.

Telephone Sensor (Model 1033)

The Telephone Sensor, model 1033, is a light probe designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Activated by a switch in the hand-held probe, the sensor responds by emitting a tone when pointed at the light panel. Lights are read on a multi-line telephone. Lights that pulse for a ringing or on-hold line are distinguishable from the steady 'on' of a line in use. Features include volume control. The sensor does not read liquid crystal displays. POWER: Requires 9V long-life al

Tensio Blood Pressure Bracelet

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a blood pressure bracelet for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Tensio is an electronic blood pressure reading bracelet designed to keep tabs on your vital signs without appearing to be a medic-alert device. The bracelet's inner portion is cushioned with foam that inflates to take the blood pressure reading. It has a plastic outer shell. Blood pressure and pulse readings appear on a display on the outer ring that provide visu

Termite Torpedo (Models D-03470-00 & D-03470-Ed)

Termite Torpedo is an educational game program and visual training activity designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this arcade-style game, termites are eating their way through Woodville, and the player must clear the playing field of termites. Once the termites have been cleared away, a whole new force appears to take over where the last ones left off. The player must clear all twelve levels of termites to save the city. This game gives students with low vision pra

Testtalker

TestTalker is a voice output test program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision, or by their teachers. This software program can help students with test taking, worksheet completion, and with study materials. It can also help people complete forms electronically. It provides a computerized version of a test, worksheet, or other form that can talk. Tests are presented bimodally, with words highlighted on screen as they are spoken aloud. As an accommodation tool, this progr

Texas Instruments Calcu-Talk (Model 66, 1812, & T166)

Texas Instruments voice output calculator with algebraic notation. Easy to use and understand, for students in basic math courses or professionals requiring basic algebraic capability. Voice announces display on command when "talk" button is pressed. Comes with rechargeable batteries, charger, carrying case, earphone and jack.

Text Cloner Pro

Text Cloner Pro is an optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program is designed to work with a voice output screen reader program (not included), and therefore does not include its own speech engines. The program handles multiple columns and page orientation automatically. Documents can be scanned in high speed mode, in which images and tables are ignored, or in detailed mode. Other features include single button functions, a

Text-To-Audio - Version 10.0

Text-to-Audio – Version 10.0 is an audio file creation program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program converts electronic text files into audio files with clear, natural-sounding voices using Cepstral's Natural Voices. It can turn e-books into audio books on a personal computer or CD. An hour's worth of audio can be produced in four minutes. The program can automatically break up an e-book into segments in separate audio files or tracks on an audio CD, and

Textbridge Pro Millenium

TextBridge Pro Millennium is an optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This OCR program turns scanned documents into Word files with a high degree of accuracy to reduce or eliminate the need for retyping. Files can be edited after scanning. Documents can also be converted automatically into Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for posting on web sites. This Windows 2000 Certified Program works seamlessly with Microsoft Office 200

Textsound

TextSound is an audio file creation program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This text-to-speech file converter can batch convert text documents in .txt format to spoken audio files in .wav or .mp3 format. There is no text size limit. The program can be used to listen to documents, e-mails, e-books, or Web pages. Before they can be converted, files must be added to the conversion list using either drag and drop, a pop-up menu, the program's Add button, or a directory command line

Texture Dominoes (Model G5011)

Texture Dominoes, model G5011, are a tactile and math skills game designed for use by children with learning and visual disabilities. The dominoes can be used as both a game and to promote tactile discrimination. Each of the 28 pieces has two different surface textures. A wooden storage tray is included.

Textured Die-Cut Ornaments

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable individuals to create simulated braille on ornaments. Fabric paint applied to die-cut ornaments creates a tactile image. Using a Simulated Braille Technique (see entry), a braille message can be added to the ornament. Required supplies include die-cut shapes of craft foam or flat shapes of other stiff materials, soap flakes, corn syrup, tempera paint, hole punch, and ribbon or yarn. Punch a hole in the top of each shape to hold a ribbon or yarn hanger. Use one

Textured Matching Blocks (Model 1-08950-00)

Helps young children learn tactual matching of textures, recognition of types of textures, and identification of textures by name. Six textured blocks are matched with identically textured nests which hold the blocks. The brightly painted board, 6 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches, contains six recessed nests. Feet are fastened to the bottom of each corner of the board to prevent scarring of desk or table surfaces and to avoid slipping on smooth surfaces. The six natural-finish wood squares, 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 in

Textured Paper Collection (Model 1-03275-00)

The Textured Paper Collection is tactile graphics paper designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains tactile colored sheets that can be cut out and applied to another surface for such purposes as making tactile items on worksheets, creating area patterns in tactile diagrams, adding texture to adapted storybooks, creating tactile artworks, or labeling household items or books. In addition to paper, vinyl, and Tactile Colours paper in various colors, the kit incl

Textured Pegs (Model 1-08930-00)

Aids in developing fine motor skills and manual dexterity, reinforcing concepts of direction and position. Included are a 12-nest board, 12 7/ 8 by 9 7/8 inches and 12 large textured pegs for board placement.

The Abacus Made Easy: Braille (Model 5-00220-00) & Large Type (Model 4-00100-00)

"The Abacus Made Easy," by Davidow, published in Braille (model 5-00220-00) and large print (model 4-00100-00), is an instruction book on the Cranmer abacus designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision.

The Bridge To Braille

The Bridge to Braille is a manual for teaching braille to children who are blind or have low vision. It is a step-by-step guide that shows parents and teachers how to help blind children progress from early literacy experiences all the way to full participation in the classroom. Topics include reading and math readiness, braille reading and writing techniques, the Nemeth braille math code, techniques for doing math in braille, literary and textbook format, correcting and editing braille, how to

The Bulldog

The BullDog is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for individuals with arthritis or neuromuscular disabilities, or who are blind or have low vision. It is a pressure-activated, non-moving switch designed so that it cannot be jammed, cannot be super-glued shut, or made to stick in the "on" position. It is resistant to flame and ice, and it can withstand severe impacts from baseball bats, hockey sticks, skateboards, and hammers. When it is pressed it provides both a two- tone audible bee

The Computer Braille Code Made Easy, 3Rd Edition

The Computer Braille Code Made Easy, 3rd edition, is a manual for teaching the braille computer code for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It describes the computer code, one step at a time. Each new concept is clearly explained with ample examples to drive home the point. This third edition includes tips on how to read e-mail and web addresses. OPTIONS: Print or braille.

The Globe: Tactile And Visual (Model 1-01551-00)

The Globe: Tactile and Visual, model 1-01551-0, is a tactile globe designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a basic table-top visual political globe with a clear plastic overlay that shows continent outlines, higher and lower elevations, and lines of latitude and longitude. Tactile markings include a thick raised line to denote the equator; dashed raised lines for the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capicorn; a solid raised line for the Prime Meridian; and a das

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Busy Spider, by Eric Carle, is a tactile book designed to offer tactual stimulation for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The book is meant to be read aloud so that children can follow along by feeling the raised pictures.

Thermo-Pen I

Thermo-Pen I is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Thermo-Pen I is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on Flexi - Paper tactile graphics paper (see separate entry). Thermo-Pen I is a portable device that works with a battery pack. When the pen is plugged into the battery pack it is ready to produce images directly onto Flexi - Paper. A tactile image is formed on Flexi-Paper by

Thermo-Pen Ii

Thermo-Pen II is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Like Thermo-Pen I (see separate entry), Thermo-Pen II is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on tactile graphics paper. By holding the pen vertically above a sheet of Flexi-Paper (see separate entry) and passing it slowly across the paper (no pressure necessary), a tactile image is formed. Thermo-Pen II also creates tactile

Thermoworks Digital Talking Thermometer (Model Rt8400)

The ThermoWorks Digital Talking Thermometer, model RT8400, is a voice output household and kitchen thermometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This digital thermometer can be used in the kitchen to measure food temperature or to measure temperatures inside or outside the home. It shows the temperature in big LCD digits and speaks it when a button is pressed. Its reduced-tip probe measures the temperature within 6 seconds. Temperature can be read using either the

They Shall Have Music

They Shall Have Music, by Dorothy Dykema (1986, 62 pages), is a manual for teaching music braille to students who are blind or have low vision. This is a reprint of one of the earliest manuals for teaching music braille. This print book is filled with helpful tips regarding the unique needs of blind piano students, and gives alternative methods for teaching blind musicians.

Thimble

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype Bluetooth-enabled device finger-glove that connects to a smart phone, specifically the Apple iPhone, and works as a Braille display for individuals who are blind or or have low vision. By pulsing Braille shapes onto the fingertip via an “electro-tactile grid array,” the text on the iPhone's screen can be conveyed to the blind user. The Thimble also includes a camera allowing it to scan text from other sources (such as books or labels) and t

Thomas Braille Embosser

The Thomas Braille Embosser is a braille printer designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Thomas Braille Embosser prints single-sided Braille at a rate of 40 characters per second. Its features include Dynamic Braille Scaling, which allows users to switch with just one command from Library of Congress Braille to California sign Braille, Jumbo Braille, standard Braille with increased line spacing, or the smaller Braille often preferred in Japan. Sizes can be mixed within a s

Thunder Plus Screen Reader

Thunder Plus Screen Reader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This keyboard driven program reads what the user types letter by letter or word by word. It gives full speech feedback for most text-based word processing tasks including editing documents in Microsoft Word, WordPad, or Notepad. It speaks all Windows menus and dialog boxes, and works with the Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Windows Calculator, Messenger, antivi

Thunder Screen Reader

Thunder ScreenReader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software works with Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, Excel, MS Calculator, MS Notepad, MS Sound Recorder, MS WordPad, listen-again radio, and Nod32 anti virus. It also works with Internet Explorer using the included WebbIE talking web browser. Typed input can be read letter by letter or word by word, and the speed and volume of the speech can be altered. COMPATIBILI

Thunder-Rj Screenreader-On-A-Stick

Thunder-RJ ScreenReader-on-a-Stick is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision or who have learning disabilities. This device is intended for those who are new to using a computer or who need a simpler alternative to more comprehensive programs. This screen reader works almost entirely using the standard keyboard arrow keys. Features include echoing of each keystroke and word; selective reading of the screen by character, word, line, or entire page; se

Tiflo Audio

Tiflo Audio is a Spanish podcast available on computers and phones designed for people who are blind or have low vision. Each podcast deals with a different topic or technology available to help those who are blind or have low vision. Can be accessed online on the computer or on podcast with mobile phone. Topics include reviews of accessible products, interviews, and ways to use programs more effectively.

Tiger Cub Desktop Embosser

The Tiger Cub Desktop Embosser is a braille printer and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and braille business cards, and it can emboss braille and graphics together on standard braille paper. Braille can be printed directly from mainstream Windows software like Microsoft Office, or from braille-making software like Dux

Tiger Cub Jr. Personal Embosser

The Tiger Cub Jr. Personal Embosser is a braille printer and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and braille business cards, and it can emboss braille and graphics together on standard braille paper. Braille can be printed directly from mainstream Windows software like Microsoft Office, or from braille-making software lik

Tiger Elite 150 Printer

The Tiger Elite 150 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 150 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Tiger Elite 200 Printer

The Tiger Elite 200 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 200 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Tiger Max

Tiger Max is a desktop braille and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and business cards. With this printer, braille and graphics can be embossed together on regular braille paper, rather than thermal paper, and braille can be created and embossed directly from mainstream Windows software like MS Office, as well as from

Tiger Premier 100 Braille Printer

The Tiger Premier 100 Braille Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 100 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from Microsoft Word or Excel and for tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw. OPTIONS: Floor stand for printer; Braille paper

Tiger Premier 80 Braille Printer

The Tiger Premier 80 Braille Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 80 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from Microsoft Word or Excel and for tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw. OPTIONS: Floor stand for printer; Braille paper.

Tiger Software Suite

The Tiger Software Suite (TSS) is a braille translation and tactile graphics program designed for use in the production of Braille and tactile graphics. Text or graphics are inserted within programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel and translated instantly by the software. Braille math translation is also available. Languages supported include English, German, Spanish, Polish, French, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Russian, Norwegian, and Italian The software is available on CD or for download. COMPAT

Tile Tech Detectable Warning Paver

The Tile Tech Detectable Warning Paver is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paving tile for ramps and other walking surfaces features a pattern of raised truncated domes that can be detected underfoot and by cane to alert pedestrians with visual impairment to a hazard on the route ahead, such as a street or a drop-off. The unit is made from Portland cement, crushed aggregates & inorganic alkaline resistant pigments, with a sho

Time Timer Watch Plus

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a watch that incorporates multiple cues to communicate time to individuals who are blind or deaf, or people with cognitive disabilities or other conditions that affect the ability to track time. The Time Timer Watch PLUS incorporates visual, audible and tactile alerts to broaden the reach of its users to include those with special needs or anyone who simply has trouble keeping track of time. Time is depicted on the face of the watch as a

Timetalk For Pocket Pc

TimeTalk for Pocket PC is a voice output clock program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software program enables a hand-held Pocket PC to read out the time in a pleasant, human-quality voice with Fonix text-to-speech (TTS) software. The voice is female and speaks U.S. English. Time announcements can be activated with the push of a button or programmed to announce the time at hour, half hour, or quarter hour intervals. The program also has a large clock displ

Timevision Talking Cube Clock / Alarm

The TimeVision Talking Cube Clock/Alarm is a voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The time is spoken in a clear female voice when the user presses the time announcement button located on the top, or the time can be spoken automatically every hour. Other features include High/Low announcement volume; three alarm sound options (beep, cuckoo, or rooster); snooze function; and a digital display with backlight. POWER: Uses two AA batteries (not in

Tinytalk

TinyTalk is a voice output screen review program designed to allow screen reading of pop-up menus, tracking of highlight bars, and a form tracking mode for automatic reading of data entry prompts for persons who are blind or have low vision. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PC or compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: A speech synthesizer (not included) is required.

Toccata

Toccata is a braille music translation program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille music translation program makes the process of transcribing printed music into braille easy for sighted teachers, parents, transcribers, and others, even if they do not know the music braille code. The program can translate music of any complexity, including single-line instrumental music, songs with lyrics, piano music, and orchestral scores. It does not require the use

Toilet Paper Roll Mofifications

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPUPRPOSE: To make toilet paper use more manageable for people with arthritis, use of only one hand, or other upper extremity disabilities. This article, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up" discusses ways to make managing toilet paper easier. Suggestions include squeezing the roll to make the cardboard cylinder more oval than round to prevent paper from unrolling too rapidly, re-installing the holder so the roll is vertical rather than horizontal, and attach

Tool Factory Spreadsheet

The Tool Factory Word Spreadsheet is a voice output spreadsheet program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities.The program offers full multimedia support, permitting drag-and-drop entry of photographs, drawings, video, and audio that stay where they are placed. Text and graphics can be rotated simply by dragging. A large searchable library of clip art is included. The built-in voice engine speaks text as it is typed. This program enables teachers to genera

Tool Factory Word Processor

The Tool Factory Word Processor is a voice output word processor program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities. The program offers full multimedia support, permitting drag-and-drop entry of photographs, drawings, video, and audio that stay where they are placed. Text and graphics can be rotated simply by dragging. A large library of clip art is included. The built-in voice engine speaks text as it is typed and the built-in spell checker provides speech fe

Tool Factory Workshop

The Tool Factory Word Workshop is a voice output database, word processor program, and spreadsheet program, along with a drawing program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities.The program includes the Tool Factory Word Processor, the Tool Factory Spreadsheet, and the Tool Factory Painter (see separate entries), as well as the Tool Factory Database, Tool Factory Administrator, the Tool Factory Bank Manager, and an E-mailer. The suite uses a consistent inter

Tools For Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (Models 6-01501-00, L-01501-00, & 8-01501-00)

Tools for Selecting Appropriate Learning Media is a manual designed for use in the evaluation of the braille reading readiness of students who are blind or have low vision. It is designed to help parents, teachers, and administrators make decisions concerning students' use of braille, print, or both as their primary reading media or medium. It is a more detailed extension of Print and Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (see separate entry). It is available in braille (model 6

Top Introduction To Computer Knowledge

Top Introduction to Computer Knowledge, by Dean Martineau, is an audio cassette computer training program designed for individuals who are blind. This four track cassette training tape provides an introduction to computers written from the perspective of a blind computer user. It discusses the process of buying a computer and how to decide what computer to buy. It defines computer-related terms and briefly discusses and demonstrates how blind people use computers to write, use the Internet, read

Top Real Internet Explorer 5.0

Top Real Internet Explorer 5.0, by Dean Martineau, is an audio cassette computer training program designed for individuals who are blind. This four track cassette tape is a tutorial on the web browser Internet Explorer 5.0, written from the viewpoint of a blind computer user. It teaches users how to browse the Internet using Internet Explorer 5.0 together with various screen reader programs. Other topics include using programs to listen to radio and audio files over the Internet.

Top Win 95 Basics & Top Win 98 Basics

Top Win 95 Basics and Top Win 98 Basics, by Dean Martineau, are audio cassette computer training programs designed for individuals who are blind. These four track cassette tutorials assume no computer knowledge and teach Windows 95 and Windows 98 from the viewpoint of a user of speech output. Topics include navigating the desktop and the Start menu, other menus, dialog boxes, text editing, Windows Explorer, find, creating and using shortcuts, the control panel, and the registry.

Top Word 8.0

Top Word 8.0, by Dean Martineau, is an audio cassette computer training program designed for individuals who are blind. This four track cassette tape is a tutoral on Microsoft Word for Office 97, and teaches all aspects of word processing. This four track cassette tutorial comes with a supplemental disk that includes exercises to do in conjunction with the tutorial, along with additional information.

Topmark

TopMark is a detectable warning surface designed to help individuals who are blind or have low vision recognize the boundary between vehicular and pedestrian areas. The surface features truncated domes that are detectable by cane or underfoot, thereby alerting pedestrians with visual impairments to stop and proceed with caution. Preformed thermoplastic sheets are surface-applied with sealer and bonder paste. The material is durable but flexible, allowing it to conform to irregular surfaces for u

Tornado Shelter Sign - Braille (Model Rre-14840)

The Tornado Shelter Sign - Braille, model RRE-14840, is a tactile and braille sign designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of acrylic, this sign features a drawing of a tornado above the phrase, "Tornado Shelter," printed in raised letters. The Grade II braille equivalent of "Tornado Shelter" is located below the print. The acrylic core is laser engraved with a 0.03125-inch top color and tactile layer, with a matte finish for improved visibility. The sign provi

Touch And Color (Model Tc1)

Touch and Color, TC1, is a Braille coloring book with raised line geometric shapes accompanied by the color names in Braille. The coloring book is three-hole punched loose leaf.

Touch And Feel Books

Variety of touch and feel books for children. Adventure stories have accompanying pictures with moving parts and a variety of textures and materials.

Touch And Tell (Model 6-44670-00)

Touch and Tell, model 6-44670-00, is a set of tactile books designed for use in preparing children who are blind or have low vision to learn braille. These braille reading readiness books consist of three volumes with tactile pages. Volumes I and II introduce the child to embossed hands and geometric forms, while Volume III introduces the child to braille dots. The three tactile volumes come with an instructional booklet in regular print.

Touch It Watch

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype a tactile watch for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Touch It watch makes it possible to feel rather than view time on its face. Hours and minutes are represented by raised bumps that rotate underneath a flexible surface, providing a tactile method to read the time. TITLE: Tactile Time. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/05/23/tactile-time.

Touch The Invisible Sky

Touch the Invisible Sky, by Noreen Grice, Simon Steel, and Doris Daou, is a braille, large print, and tactile graphics book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 60-page book contains color images of nebulae, stars, galaxies, and telescopes. Space images are based on observatons in visible and non-visible wavelengths (radio waves, x-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet). Each space image is embossed with transparent lines, bumps, and other textures to define details

Touch The Universe: A Nasa Braille Book Of Astronomy

Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy, by Noreen Grice, is a braille science book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The book includes 14 pages of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, with a combination of Braille and large-print captions on facing pages. The book is embossed with shapes that represent various astronomical objects such as stars, gas clouds, and jets of matter streaming into space. Starting at Earth, it proceeds through the sol

Touch To See Identifiers

Touch To See Identifiers are Braille and large print labels designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Labels come on one sheet with 141 letters and 32 numbers in both large print and braille. The number of labels varies by letter, with more labels for more frequently used letters such as A or S. There are three labels for each numeral from 2 to 9 and four labels each for 0 and 1.

Touch-Dots

Touch Dots are tactile markers designed to identify objects for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The adhesive-backed sponge dots can be used to identify locations on flat panels, dials, or control knobs. They can be applied to canned goods, telephones, tape recorders, keyboards, and calculators. These dots come in sheets of 64. DIMENSIONS: 0.25-inch diameter. COLORS: White, orange, yellow, red, or black.

Touchable Boxes

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To teach math concepts, spatial orientation, and other concepts to students who are blind or who have low vision. The box begins with a plastic box with a smooth, flat, snap-lock top. Place two strips of self-adhesive Velcro in parallel lines on the lid, so they resemble lines on a sheet of paper. Turn the lid over and attach three parallel lines. This creates a set of worksheet templates. Other configurations and layouts for special uses can be created using additional

Tpb Reader

The TPB Reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software can be used to play digital talking books that meet the international DAISY standards, including those distributed by Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D). Users can navigate books by page, chapter, or section. The reading voice can be sped up or slowed down. Up to 200 bookmarks can be placed in a book. Commands are entered through drop down menus or

Track Running Guide

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in running track events in competition. A rope was stretched the length of the lanes the runners would use and a short piece of PVC pipe was threaded on to each rope, with the pipe being able to move freely along the rope. Volunteers were stationed approximately 15 feet apart to hold the rope at waist level. During the race, the runner holds the pipe, allowing it to glide on the rope to guide him/her down the

Transend Lt

TranSend LT is a dual braille / print printing system designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system can produce braille together with ink text on alternating lines on the same page. Ink text can be either large or small print. The system consists of a control unit, a dot matrix printer, and a braille printer. TranSend uses text files that can be created by most popular word processing programs. The system has a built-in speech synthesizer which speaks all prompts as they

Transparent Braille Keyboard Stickers

The Transparent Braille Keyboard Stickers are Braille keytop overlays designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These stickers have Braille symbols for all the keyboard keys and are applied to an existing keyboard to convert it into a Braille keyboard. They are transparent so that a sighted user can see each key's label through the sticker.

Transparent Braille Label Kit

The Transparent Braille Label Kit is a braille keytop overlay designed for use by indviduals who are blind or have low vision. These labels are applied to an existing keyboard to convert it into a braille keyboard. They are transparent with no print.

Travel Cane Splint

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To temporarily repair a travel cane when it breaks at the joint. This splint is designed to be carried in a pocket, purse, or brief case for use when needed. Mark the top and bottom of a length of half-inch diameter CPVC pipe (used for hot water) into quarters. Using a table saw, cut out one quarter of the circumference of the top and bottom for the length of the pipe. Cut the pipe into as many four-inch long sections as the pipe length permits. Smooth the ro

Travel Cane Training Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist in teaching proper use and positioning of a travel cane. This aid can be used when the student is first introduced to the long cane and is learning the constant contact diagonal technique or for teaching the proper width of the arc to students learning to use a cane with a roller tip. To prepare the teacher's guide cane, affix three strips of self-adhesive rough or hook Velcro around the lower shaft near the tip and three strips around the tip. For

Travel Chess Set For The Blind Or Those With Low Vision (Model 292010)

The Travel Chess Set for the Blind or Those with Low Vision, model 292010, is a tactile board game designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The chess set includes a folding board with 64 alternating black and white squares, and 32 black and white chess pieces, 16 of each color, including rooks, knights (horses), bishops, king, queen, and pawns. White pieces have bumps on top so the two colors can be distinguished tactually. When the board is opened fully the black spaces

Travel Vest

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To identify a travelor with vision disabilities as being disabled while negotiating public transportation. A standard mesh safety vest was purchase and a label reading "Diabled Passenger" was created using a permanent marker. The label was sewn to the vest. TITLE: Travelling Vest. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 25, Number 1, Autumn 2005: P. 9. PAGES: 2 (including cover

Trek 2000

Trek 2000 is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this computer game, the player commands four Federation starships, and must defeat an alliance between the Klingons, the Romulans, and the Tholians. This voice output game program comes on a CD-ROM and consists of speaking WAV files. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: DOS; sound card; speech synthesizer supporting speech for DOS.

Trekker Breeze

The Trekker Breeze is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It uses global positioning system (GPS) technology to determine a user's current location, and it verbally announces names of nearby streets, intersections, and landmarks as the user presses a single button. Maps are available for 20 countries as well as for specific regions and localities. When the user is in a vehicle, the unit announces all intersections, allowing the

Trekker Breeze+ Handheld Talking GPS

The Trekker Breeze+ is a handheld talking GPS designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It provides users with specific walking directions as they travel, and a number of other key features: The “Where Am I” button informs the user of his or her current cardinal direction, next intersection, nearest address, and current street. The “What’s Around” feature describes the public services and businesses that are nearby as well as surrounding landmarks and points of interests. And th

Triangle

Triangle is a scientific math program with voice and tactile output designed for use by students and professionals in math, science, and engineering who are blind or have low vision. It is intended to provide a workspace for reading, writing, and manipulating mathematics. It uses GS (Gardner-Salinas) braille notation, a linear notation for scientific expressions with syntax modeled on the page markup language LaTeX, which is widely used by professional scientists and mathematicians. GS symbols t

Trident Brailler

The Trident is a light-weight, double-sided embosser designed for blind or low vision individuals. Produces characters at speeds up to 100 characters per second and is compatible with all major Braille translation programs. Produces double-sided Braille up to 45 characters per line. Embosses high-quality, double-sided Braille on continuous form, tractor feed Braille paper up to 12 inches wide. Embosses Braille graphics in 12.5 and 17 DPI. Features rear-feed paper path so paper is safely stacked

Triple Talk Pci

Triple Talk PCI is an internal hardware speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Triple Talk PCI makes use of the high speed transfer rates of the PCI bus and the latest in advanced Double-Talk techology to produce a high quality of speech. The Triple-Talk PCI has eight predefined voices, 10 volume levels, 10 different speeds, and 100 unique pitches, and is fully configurable by the user. Parameters such as tone, punctuation filtering, and intonation a

Triple Talk Usb

Triple-Talk USB is an internal hardware speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This speech synthesizer is a USB device that is capable of transferring data at a rate of 12 megabytes per second (Mbps). It executes instructions rapidly to meet the demands of any screen access program. Features include eight predefined voices, ten volume levels, ten different speeds, and 100 unique pitches; the unit is fully configurable to meet individual needs. Parame

Troopanum 2.0

Troopanum 2.0 is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an arcade-style game similar to video games such as Space Invaders and Missile Command. The player defends a starbase from the evil space commander, Lord Vector, and his bomber ships, fleet ships, lunar lifters, pods, moon rocks, and Gorbian ships. The player shoots through 16 levels of play and two bonus levels, scoring as many points as possible while protecting the starbase a

True Drop

True Drop is an eye drop guide designed to aid self-administration of eyedrops by individuals with glaucoma or after cataract and other eye surgeries. The user inserts the bottle in the guide, puts on the guide like a pair of glasses, and squeezes the bottle. The guide can be used standing, sitting, or lying down. Made of plastic, it accepts virtually all eyedrop bottles, including Xalatan. It comes assembled with two universal bottle ports. For use with Xalatan, the user changes to the bottle p

True Speaking Bible

The True Speaking Bible is a digital talking book with player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The player comes with the full text edition of the King James or New American Standard version of the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments read in a human voice in English and Spanish. The user can navigate from book to book, and chapter to chapter using navigation buttons. The buttons also allow the user to skip forward or backward in 15 second intervals. POWER:

Truncated Dome Tactile Pedestrian Warning Panel

The Truncated Dome Tactile Pedestrian Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb ramps and other locations to provide tactile warning of danger for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The truncated domes provide a tactile signal to the visually impaired as they move from one surface level to another. The panels can be installed in almost any shape or configuration, and the same panel can be applied to the surface using add-on anchors or embedded. Beveled edg

Turbo 4 Talking Battery Charger

The Turbo 4 Talking Battery Charger is a voice output battery charger designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit charges up to four AA or AAA Batteries in any combination. Battery types that can be charged are nickel-cadmium (NiCad); nickel-metal hydride (NiMH); and rechargeable alkaline-manganese (RAM). The compartment number and charging status of batteries are announced as they are placed in the unit, when charging is complete, or when the user presses a butt

Turbo 6 Talking Battery Charger

The Turbo 6 Talking Battery Charger is a voice output battery charger designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit charges up to six batteries at once, with two charging compartments for flat 9-volt batteries and four compartments for cylindrical double-A, triple-A, C, or D cells. Batteries can be charged in any combination. The compartment number and charging status of batteries are announced as batteries are placed in the unit, when charging is complete, or when

Twinkler, The (Model 76)

The Twinkler, model 76, is a sensory integration activity designed for use by children with fine motor, neurological, visual, or cognitive disabilities. When the large, textured button on the side of the dome is pressed, sparkles fly around the dome, lights flash, and music plays. The unit is also equipped with a jack for an external capability switch (switch not included.)POWER: Uses six C batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (DxH): 13.5 x 10.5 inches.

Two-Tone Talking Watch

The Two-tone Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This watch announces the time at the press of a button in a choice of a clear female or male voice. Other features include large numbers and hands, a second hand, and an expansion band. SIZES: Men's or women's sizes. DIMENSIONS: Fits up to an 8.5-inch wrist. The face on the men's watch is 1.5 inch in diameter and the face on the women's watch is 1 1/8 inch in diameter. WEIGHT:

Type 3 Ada Compliant Warning Paver (Models Ada-1, Ada-2 & Ada-3)

The Type Three ADA Compliant Warning Paver, models ADA-1, ADA-2 and ADA-3, is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb cuts and other locations to provides tactile warning of danger ahead to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The paver has truncated domes that can be felt underfoot. The domes on model ADA-1 are arranged in a staggered pattern, while those on models ADA-2 and ADA-3 are arranged in straight lines. The domes are the same height and width on all models. The d

Typeinbraille

TypeInBraille is a braille input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a person to type words into an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in braille rather than using the standard touchscreen keyboard. TypeInBraille allows the user to indicate a braille character through specific finger taps that designate which of the two dots in each of the character’s three rows are raised (e.g. left, right, both or none). The program also al

Typewriting For Blind Students: Teacher Kit (Model 1-08880-00) & Student Kit (Model 1-08970-00)

Typewriting for Blind Students is a recorded typing instruction program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This instructional program is recorded on four-track cassettes that run at 15/16 inches per second (ips). The lessons teach typewriter keyboard fingering and help students develop speed and accuracy. The Student Kit, model 00-08970-00, has lessons designed for students working at their own rate, while the Teacher Kit, model 1-08880-00, also has lessons designe

Typing Keyboard Home Row Bumps

Typing Keyboard Home Row Bumps are small adhesive-backed labels that can be attached to home row or any appropriate keys. A raised bump in the center of the indicators serves as a tactile guide for placing the fingers. These bumps fit both desktop and laptop keyboards, even cell phones with some trimming. The product is available as packages of 12, 50 or 100. WEIGHT: 0.4 to 0.1 pound.

Typoscope

CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To aid a person who is blind or has low vision in writing checks. Unwanted x-ray film or plastic from an old notebook or portfolio cover is cut with a craft knife on a cutting board. To make a check writing guide, cover a check with tracing paper and draw rectangles around the sections the person will need to write in. If the person can make a signature but cannot print legibly, trace the signature area only. Tape the tracing paper over a sheet of plastic cut to the siz

U.s. Puzzle Map (Model 1-01140-00)

The U.S. Puzzle Map, model 1-01140-00, is a tactile map and educational puzzle designed for teaching U.S. geography to children who are blind or have low vision. This take-apart political topographical map of the United States has a lightweight frame and colorful pieces representing individual states. Features include tactile mountains, rivers, and state capitals; incised state boundaries; state name abbreviations in braille; tactile latitude and longitude lines; finger holes for easy removal of

Ubg Ultra Body Guard

The UBG Ultra Body Guard is a vibrating and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This device detects obstacles at head and upper body level and provides users with tactile or spoken warnings. It also has a compass function to help users orient themselves. It is approximately the size and shape of a cigarette case. WEIGHT: 150 grams.

Ultimate Solution Comfortseat (Model Scs5000)

The Ultimate Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS5000, is a personal cleansing system designed for use byindividuals who have neurological disabilities, mobility disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities. The device uses existing plumbing and installs on the toilet, replacing the standard seat. The unit provides an adjustable sweeping wash motion and aerated spray to provide cleansing with the touch of a button. The nozzle can be stopped and focused, providing a lavage to help stimulate bowel mo

Ultimate Talking Dictionary

The Ultimate Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This dictionary contains over 250,000 words, including slang, jargon, and historic figures such as George Washington. It also has an integrated thesaurus for referencing synonyms and antonyms of all words. Words are interlinked so that the user can also find a word by starting from part of the definition or from related words. The user can look u

Ultra-Ada Pad

The Ultra-ADA Pad is a detectable warning surface designed for use to help pedestrians who are blind or have low vision to anticipate intersections and other potentially dangerous areas. The pad has raised, truncated domes which pedestrians who are visually impaired can feel with their feet. This, in combination with the tapping of a cane on a different surface than the surrounding concrete sidewalk, can alert them to an upcoming intersection. The pad can be used to retrofit parking lots and ot

Ultra-Ada Pad, Composite Model

The Ultra-ADA Pad, Composite Model, is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision about potential dangers ahead, such as an upcoming intersection. Visually impaired pedestrians can feel the raised, truncated domes on the surface with their feet. In addition, the surface is noticeably different from the surrounding concrete sidewalk when tapped with a cane. The unit is made from a composite material with continuous fi

Ultracane

The UltraCane is a vibrating electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help users move around more safely, confidently and effectively, this cane has the shape of a long white cane with a collapsible shaft and a contoured handle, and uses ultrasonic echoes to detect obstacles ahead of the user, including obstacles in the user's path and at head level. It converts this information into vibrating buttons in the handl

Ultralens: Infant With Headstrap

UltraLens: Infant with Headstrap protective lens are designed to be worn by individuals exposed to black lights, which generate both UV and blue light, during vision development activities. UltraLens glasses screen out 100% of UV and blue light while still allowing the wearer to see the glow of materials as they fluoresce. A soft case is included with each UltraLens.

Ultralens: Jr. With Headstrap

UltraLens: Jr. with Headstrap glasses are protective lens designed for use by individuals exposed to black lights, which generate both UV and blue light, during vision development activities. UltraLens glasses screen out 100% of UV and blue light while still allowing the wearer to see the glow of materials as they fluoresce. A soft case is included with each UltraLens.

Ultralens:adult

The UltraLens-Adult glasses are protective lens designed for use by adults exposed to black lights, which generate both UV and blue light, during vision development activities. UltraLens glasses screen out 100% of UV and blue light while still allowing the user to see the glow of materials as they fluoresce. A soft case is included with each UltraLens.

Ultrapoly Braxx

Ultrapoly Braxx is a non-skid detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Based on Non-Skid technology initially developed for the United States Navy, it can be used to protect against pedestrian slip hazards on areas such as ramps, stairs, boat decks, and platform edges. The surface comes in sheets with a wear and impact resistant baseplate of ultra high molecular polyethylene (UHMW-PE) covered with raised non-skid truncated domes comprised of sa

Unabridged Audiobooks From Recorded Books, Llc

Unabridged Audiobooks from Recorded Books, LLC are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books are recorded by professional actors and are unabridged. Titles are published under various imprints, including Griot Audio (contemporary African American titles), Pimsleur Language Program (foreign language training), LoneStar Audio (Texas authors), Development (business and personal success), Romantic Sounds (romance), Inspirational, Clipper Audio (British ti

Unimanual Perkins Brailler (Model 22-0101-0)

The Unimanual Perkins Brailler, model 22-0101-0, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who can use only one hand. This sturdy, portable machine has the features of the Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry) along with the ability to produce braille with only one hand. The keys for dots 1, 2, and 3 remain in a locked position until dots 4, 5, and 6 are added or the spacebar is depressed. This braille writer can emboss 25 lines with

Unisex Braille Watch By Auguste Reymond

The Unisex Braille Watch By Auguste Reymond is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The watch features a square white face with has a raised braille dot at every number around the face and numbers at 12, 3, 6 and 9. It has Swiss-made quartz movement, a leather band, and the watch face opens at the bottom (6 o’clock). The watch has two-toned stacked casing of gold and silver and is available with a brown leather band or gold expansion band. DIMENSIONS

Unisex Charleston Braille Watch By Auguste Reymond

The Unisex Charleston Braille Watch By Auguste Reymond is a tactile watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch features a rectangular white face with roman numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9, and it has a raised braille dot at every number around the face. The watch face opens from the bottom (6 o’clock), and it has Swiss-made quartz movement. The watch is available with gold casing with a matching expansion band or stainless steel casing and a brown leather band.

Universal Access Copier System

The Universal Access Copier System is an accessible copy machine designed for use in the workplace by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have blindness or low vision. This system is specifically designed with a low-rise console and handle for wheelchair accessibility. Speaker-dependent voice recognition enables the system to learn user speech patterns, enabling any user to operate all system features and adjust settings by speaking commands into a microphone connected to a personal computer.

Universal Reader

Universal Reader is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program reads user-highlighted text aloud, including e-mail, web pages, help pages, and electronic documents in any format. The program has user-selectable voices with adjustable speaking speed. A view window displays the text, highlighting each word as it is read. The user can adjust the view window's font, font size, and foreground and background colors. Ot

Universal Reader Igt

The Universal Reader IGT is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This voice output software works with all programs and can read e-mail files, Web pages, and help files. It can translate to and from eight languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese. The user can select from many voices, including Cepstral Voices (see separate entry). The speaking speed is adjustable. A view win

Universal Reader Plus

Universal Reader Plus is a voice output and optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program reads e-mail, MS Word documents, and web pages aloud with or without a view window that shows the text being read, highlighting each word as it is spoken. The user can change the font, font size, and foreground and background color in the view window. Documents are read only when the user selects them. The p

Using The Cranmer Abacus For The Blind (Models 4-27110-00 & 6-50100-00)

"Using the Cranmer Abacus for the Blind," by Gissoni, is a Cranmer abacus instruction book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is available in a braille edition, no. 6-50100-00, and a large print edition, no. 4-27110-00.

Utter Command For Naturally Speaking Professional

Utter Command for Naturally Speaking Professional is a voice input and voice output software program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, vision, or learning disabilities. Utter Command is speech interface software that makes computer control twice as fast as the keyboard and mouse and enables hands-free computing. This software includes a consistent, intuitive command system and a set of speech applets that lets the user perform functions using a single command, s

V-Stamp

V-Stamp is a speech synthesizer module designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or who have speech disabilities. Functions of this self-contained voice/sound synthesizer and recorder include text-to-speech conversion, audio recording and playback, musical and sinusoidal tone generation, telephone tone dialer, and four-channel A/D converter. It can be used to provide voice output for optical character recognition, email, vending and ticketing machines, automatic teller mac

Vanguard Detectable Warning System

The Vanguard Detectable Warning System is a detectable warning surface and anti-skid surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This warning surface can be used for new construction or retrofitting on access ramps, transit platform edges, or hazardous vehicular ways. The surface is manufactured on site out of liquid plastic epoxy, with truncated domes that are liquid applied. This allows the surface to follow the existing contours of the structure to which it is a

Vapen

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an ergonomic guide dog harness for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Vapen is an improvement on the guide dog harness that incorporates a ball joint socket into the handle of the harness, providing individuals who are blind or have low vision strengthened communication with their service animal while also improving ergonomics for their hand. An added feature is the ball joint socket allows the harness to be reassembled into a

Varioconnect 12

The VarioConnect 12 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 12 braille cells with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 12 includes a six-key braille keyboard with which the user can type notes. The seventh braille key located in the middle of the keyboard allows brailling while s

Varioconnect 24

The VarioConnect 24 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 24 braille cells with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 24 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobi

Varioconnect 32

The VarioConnect 32 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 32 braille cells and integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 32 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobil

Varioconnect 40

The VarioConnect 40 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 40 braille cells with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 40 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobi

Variopro 64

The VarioPro 64 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 64-cell braille display with three navigation rollers located on the front of the display, and three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display. The device requires a screen reading program such as COBRA (see separate entry). It connects to a computer through a USB (cable included) or serial port. The casing of the VarioPro 64 is made of alum

Variopro 80

The VarioPro 80 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has an 80-cell braille display with three navigation rollers located on the front of the display, and three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display. The device requires a screen reading program such as COBRA (see separate entry). It connects to a computer through USB (cable included) or serial port. The casing of the VarioPro 80 is made of alumi

Verbal View Of Windows Xp (Model D-10500-00)

Verbal View of Windows XP, model D-10500-00, is audio computer training designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This comprehensive tutorial on Windows XP is written for keyboard users who are blind or have low vision. The CD contains DAISY 3.0 files and presentation software for use on a reading device such as Book Port (model 1-07440-00; see separate entry), as well as in HTML, contracted braille, and text files. Presented for the beginning user, it has minimal technic

Versacorder Quarter Speed Cassette Tape Player/recorder

The VersaCorder Quarter Speed Cassette Tape Player/Recorder is a cassette recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It records and plays back at quarter speed or regular speed, and features voice activated recording and the ability to record directly from a radio or telephone. When set to quarter speed, this unit records up to four hours of a radio show on each side of a regular 110-minute cassette tape, using the recorder's six-day/event timer to eliminate comme

VI Fit

Vi Fit is designed for use by individuals who are visual impaired. It is geared for children with visual impairments that tend to exhibit lower performance in motor skills, lower levels of physical activity and fitness, and higher levels of obesity. Exergames are video games that use physical activity as input and which have the potential to change sedentary lifestyles and associated health problems such as obesity. The VI Fit research project seeks to explore how exergames can be developed that

ViaOpta

ViaOpta is an app designed for blind or low vision people, and people with learning and cognitive disabilities. The app is intended to increase independent lifestyle by helping the user locate the nearest store, cafe, or preferred location. ViaOpta Nav is a first turn-by-turn navigation app available for a wearable device. It provides voice guidance, and produces vibrations that help locate settings, which alert the user to upcoming intersections and landmarks. The users can ask for their exact

Viavoice For Mac Os X

ViaVoice for Mac OS X is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and vision disabilities. This software enables continuous speech voice dictation for all aspects of Apple's Mac OS X operating system, including the Command Center and Voice Center, using the Aqua OS X look and feel. Users can dictate, correct, edit, and format text with their natural voice in the IBM ViaVoice speech-enabled word processor, SpeakPad. They can also dictate directly into text-fields

Viavoice Pro Usb Edition

ViaVoice Pro USB Edition is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and vision disabilities. This continuous speech dictation software allows users to dictate, edit, and correct text in SpeakPad, the resident speech-enabled word processor, or in Word, Excel, or other applications within the Microsoft Office product suites, including Office XP, or directly into a variety of other PC applications. Users can create macros that will run across multiple applications

Viavoice Standard

ViaVoice Standard is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and vision disabilities. This voice recognition software enables users to dictate, edit, correct, and format text in the IBM ViaVoice speech-enabled word processor, SpeakPad. Commands such as File, Open, Save can be spoken, and text dictated into SpeakPad can be exported to other text-based Windows applications through use of a single voice command, or through the Windows Copy and Paste features. User

Vibralite 3 Vibrating Watch

The VibraLite 3 Vibrating Watch is an audble and vibrating medication reminder, watch, and timer, designed for use by individuals with hearing or vision disabilities. Available in several different styles, this watch features vibrating or audible alarm options, an automatically resetting countdown timer, and two daily alarm settings. The auto reset countdown timer automatically resets to the preset interval and can be set in hours, minutes, and seconds. Other features include hourly alert, a sto

Vibrating 2-Level Liquid Indicator

The Vibrating 2-level liquid indicator is designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The small sized liquid level indicator will both buzz and vibrate when liquid nears the top of a glass. It also detects 2 different liquid levels in the glass and makes an intermittent noise as the liquid nears the top and a continuous tone once it reaches the top.

Vibrating Lollipop Switch

Vibrating Lollipop Switch is designed for clients working on cause and effect, eye-hand coordination and motor planning as a result of stroke, cerebral palsy or Down’s syndrome. It is a low-profile unit.  Users simply touch any surface point to engage and operate any adapted item. Each switch includes 6 inch cord with 1/8 inch mono plug.  Vigorous vibrations await the user.  Textured, “bumpy” surface provides additional tactile stimulation. 

Vibro-Tactile Orientation And Mobility Unit

The Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit is a voice output and vibrating electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This remote receiver works with two voice output and vibrating pedestrian signals, the Relume LED Pedestrian Signal and LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal (see separate entries). When the pedestrian signal displays a Walk message, this unit speaks the words "Proceed with caution" and provides a continuous low frequency vibration.

Victor Reader Classic

Victor Reader Classic is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Victor Reader Classic reads talking books recorded in digital format, which allows fast and easy navigation through the structure of a book. Unlike talking books on cassette, Victor Reader allows the reader to jump straight to a specific section or passage, skip from page to page, or consult the table of contents without rewinding and fast-forwarding to find a specific pas

Victor Reader Classic Plus

Victor Reader Classic Plus is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This player enables professionals and students to read complex and highly structured books like textbooks, reference works, and school manuals. It supports all DAISY navigation levels, including navigation by chapter, section, page, or paragraph, and allows placement of multiple bookmarks. The device also plays audio and MP3 CDs. It has variable speed playback with pitch

Victor Reader Classic Plus With Recording

The Victor Reader Classic Plus with Recording is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This device plays digital talking books in DAISY format, with navigation by chapter, section, page, and paragraph. The player has variable speed playback with pitch compensation. Users can place multiple bookmarks and record spoken notes while reading. A Key Describer function announces the functions of each key. The device also

Victor Reader Soft

Victor Reader Soft is a software version of the Victor Reader digital talking book player (see separate entries), designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Installed on a personal computer, Victor Reader Soft reads digital talking books from the computer's CD drive. It provides basic and advanced navigation features, including browsing the table of contents, skipping from section to section or returning quickly to a page, and inserting bookmarks to return to a spot or to mark

Victor Reader Stream

Victor Reader Stream is a handheld digital talking book and MP3 player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This DAISY, MP3, and NISO player enables the user to read and navigate through complex recorded books in DAISY format, including reference manuals, textbooks, and magazines. It can also play NLS download books and NLS book cartridges from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and can read books in text format such as Bookshare u

Victor Reader Stream Cd Edition

The Victor Reader Stream CD Edition is a handheld digital talking book and MP3 player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It differs from the standard Victor Reader Stream (see separate entry) in that it does not require a PC for loading digital talking books and other content such as e-text files, music, podcasts, and voice recordings. The player comes with a CD player accessory that connects to the player via the included USB cable and can transfer DAISY books dir

Victor Reader Wave

Victor Reader Wave is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This device plays DAISY format digital talking books, as well as MP3s and music CDs, and includes variable speed playback with auto-pitch compensation. It has a compact clamshell shape with a telephone-style keypad and tactile zones to aid users in identifying controls, and includes both audio and visual indicators for reading position (book title and sec

Videotim

VideoTIM is a tactile reader and graphics display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device combines a small handheld videocamera with a tactile display unit called TIM (tactile interactive monitor). The user puts one hand on the display unit and uses the other hand to move the camera unit, which resembles a computer mouse, over the document or picture to be examined. A tactile representation of the text or picture appears in real time on a piezoelectric displ

Vindicator

Vindicator is a light probe signal system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who are deaf or hard of hearing. This system is primarily used to make electronic equipment accessible to employees with sensory disabilities, enabling them to work independently in switchboard, security, and other technical and service-oriented environments. It uses optical and electrical sensors to automatically detect signals in security monitoring and other equipment, and provides c

Vip

VIP is an optical character recognition (OCR) program and low vision reading system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program scans printed documents, books, and magazines and reads them aloud. Text also appears on-screen in the user's choice of font, letter size, letter spacing, colors, format, and presentation. Once configured, the program is controlled with four large buttons on a trackball mouse. Presentation options include text filling the full screen (W

Vip Adjustable Support Cane

The VIP Adjustable Support Cane is an adjustable offset cane designed for use by individuals with visual disabilities who require ambulatory support. These canes are available with a choice of three molded ABS plastic handle configurations. The classic handle is a crook-style handle and features a flattened top for ease of grip and proper weight distribution. The modern handle is saddle shaped to allow for correct grip requiring minimal finger and hand strength. The T handle is T-shaped for pr

Vip Fixed-Length Support Cane

The VIP Fixed-Length Support Cane is an offset cane designed for use by individuals with visual disabilities who require ambulatory support. These canes are available with a choice of three molded ABS plastic handle configurations. The classic handle is a crook-style handle and features a flattened top for ease of grip and proper weight distribution. The modern handle is saddle shaped to allow for correct grip requiring minimal finger and hand strength. The T handle is T-shaped for proper weig

Virtual Cane

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a handheld device that uses sonar-type technology to create a virtual white cane that allows users who are blind or with low vision navigate within their environment. The Virtual Cane is a handheld device that uses a type of sonar to recognize physical objects up to 10 meters (39 feet) from the user. When pointed at an object, it emits invisible focused sound waves and determines how far away the object is. The information is then relayed

Virtual Pencil

Virtual Pencil is math training software designed for use by students who have difficulty using a pencil, including students who are blind or have low vision, upper extremity disabilities, or learning disabilities. This software can be used by students to solve mathematics problems without the use of a pencil, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. When the software is opened, a split screen appears, looking like a window with two panes. The left pane shows a tree directo

Visabell Ball (Model T7961)

The Visabell Ball, model T7961, is an audible ball designed for use by individuals with visual or neurological disabilities. This seamless, molded transparent ball has several jingle bells inside to provide auditory tracking and stimulation, and it features a slightly tacky surface for easier handling. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches in diameter. COLOR: Clear.

Visiovoice

VisioVoice is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The screen reader can be used to listen to selected text in any application or to text, Word, HTML, PDF, or RTF documents. It has play, pause, stop, rewind and fast forward functions, and can highlight words or sentences on screen as they are spoken. The content of buttons, menus, and text entry areas can be read in applications that support Apple's Access

Visual Assistance Card

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a braille overlay card for a debit/credit card reader to be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designer Kyle Lectenberg, an industrial Design graduate student from Auburn University, created a prototype Visual Assistance Card that lies on top of the debit/credit card reader. By using the Braille imprinted on the card, the user is able to enter his or her personal information rather than having the store clerk enter tha

Visually Handicapped Bingo Card

Set of 12 thermoformed plastic boards with raised arabic letter for visually handicapped bingo players. Outline of raised numbers can be felt with the fingers and readily determined by players. Numbers are also large enough so that lesser handicapped might read the digits.

Visually Impaired Assistant (Via)

-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic obstacle detector and navigation aid for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Visually Impaired Assistant (VIA) is a pair of devices worn on the hands that use video motion detection technology combined with 4 mini cameras to detect obstacles as a person walks. It is intended to be used in place of a white cane. As the one of the VIA devices detects obstacles, it vibrates to warn the user to turn away from

Visually Impaired Programmable Talking Thermostat (Model Vip 1000)

The Visually Impaired Programmable Talking Thermostat, model VIP 1000, is a voice output thermostat designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This programmable thermostat has voice output to guide the user through set-up and temperature options. It also includes a display with oversized LCD (liquid crystal display) characters. Verbal guidance is provided for every step of the programming process. Dirty filter and low battery warnings and temperature and settings reports a

Visually Impaired Yoga Mat

The Visually Impaired Yoga Mat is designed for children and adults who are blind or have low vision. The mat is designed in three dimensions with raised and depresses areas strategically placed to help user feel where hands, feet, head, spine or belly should be placed during a yoga sequence. Markings include a raised center line, two sets of feet stations and three sets of hand stations with Braille labels.

Vivacuum

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a compact vacuum cleaner for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Vivacuum is a compact cleaner for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The appliance's name is a combination of the words "visualize" and "vacuum." The sensors in the vacuum perceive an object and then transmit that perception to the user via vibrations in the handle. The strength of the vibrations reflects the size of the object(s). One can choose th

Vlingo Virtual Assistant

Vlingo Virtual Assistant is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities or spinal cord injury. This voice recognition software application (app) enables hands-free operation of an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android phone, BlackBerry phone, or Symbian phone. The user speaks to the device through InCar or types a command through the ActionBar and the program will perform the task. The program can be used to send text messages, s

Vocalize! Wheelchair Cell Phone Voice Control System

The Vocalize! Wheelchair Cell Phone Voice Control System is a voice activated cell phone dialer with voice output cell phone caller identification designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or fine motor, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities. The system mounts on a wheelchair and communicates wirelessly with a Bluetooth cell phone (not included). The user can call contacts, answer calls, and hang up with voice commands. The system provides natural voice prompts, and inte

Vocally Infinity

The Vocally Infinity Voice Activated Dialer is a voice activated telephone dialer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This hardware accessory connects to a telephone and phone line. For up to 40 names entered into its directory, it dials the number when the name of the person to be called is spoken. This model also enables the user to dial to any number, simply by saying the digits to dial, digit by digit. When th

vOICe

The vOICe is a sensory substitution device that translates images to sounds for the blind to allow them to understand a visual experience using other senses. Sights, sounds, and smells integrate and interact within the brain so a sight can be “seen” in ways other than just the eyes. This works through multi-sensory interaction or multi-modal processing, activating the visual cortex through sound. With this device, cross-modal mappings stimulates the users visual cortex with auditory signals that

Voice

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that communicate an object's shape and location to individuals who are blind or have low vision. vOICe maps visual images to sound and then provides blindfolded users with a sense of what an object is and where it is located. The device uses a small web camera mounted on the nose bridge of sunglasses to provide visual input to a small pocket PC (or smartphone) to run software that transforms this input into auditory signals that

Voice App

Voice is an iPhone application that reads printed text aloud to individuals with visual impairments or dyslexia. When the user takes a picture of printed material using the smartphone’s built-in camera, Voice will use optical character recognition technology to detect the words and read them aloud. Designed for iOS 8, this interface will allow users to listen to books, documents, magazines and newspapers in a matter of seconds. Because it operates on book mode, Voice processes the next image as

Voice Learning Edition For Windows

The vOICe Learning Edition for Windows is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software translates video images from a digital camera into sound. When used with a notebook computer and headphones, it functions as a portable mobility system. The program has speech output controls for its major functions, with a mute button. Sound translations can be made of video images in three-dimensional, digital zoom, slow-motion, fast-motion, and

Voice Of Daisy (Vod)

Voice of DAISY (VOD) is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book reader for books in the standard DAISY formats. The two formats that can be played with VOD are: DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and NCC only, and DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and full text. VOD cannot play DAISY digital talking books that are encrypted for copyr

Voice Of Daisy Lite (Vod Lite)

Voice of DAISY Lite (VOD LITE) is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book reader for books in the standard DAISY formats. The two formats that can be played with VOD are: DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and NCC only, and DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and full text. VOD cannot play DAISY digital talking books that are encrypted

Voice Synthesizer Module (Model V8600A)

The Voice Synthesizer Module, model V8600A, is a speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This modular voice synthesizer includes an onboard RC8650 chipset, enabling it to automatically convert plain English text into a high-quality male voice. Applications include voice output for optical character recognition, email, vending and ticketing machines, automatic teller machines (ATM), GPS navigation systems, and dial-up information systems. This synthesi

Voice Text Pro

Voice Text Pro is a voice input text message program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or learning disabilities, low vision, blindness or spinal cord injury. This voice recognition system enables hands-free operation of an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to send send text messages. The program converts voice messages into text and send these messages to people in the contact list using the mobile telephone carrier's Email-SMS gateway. The user launches Voice Text Pro, says

Voice Zone 4 Alarm Talking Watch And Date

The Voice Zone 4 Alarm Talking Watch and Date is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch has a round face, talking 24-hour stopwatch, optional hourly announcement, and a digital readout display. The user can set up to four alarms. A female voice speaks when the watch is set and announces the time and date. The casing and band are made of stainless steel and the band is adjustable. DIMENSIONS: The display measures (LxW) .75 x .75 inches.

Voice Zone 4 Alarm Talking Watch And Date (Oval)

The Voice Zone 4 Alarm Talking Watch and Date (Oval) is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch has an oval face, talking 24-hour stopwatch, optional hourly announcement, and a .5-inch digital readout display. The user can set up to four alarms. A female voice speaks when the watch is set and announces the time and date. COLOR: The watch has silver matte detailing and the band is stainless steel.

Voice Zone 4 Alarm Talking Watch, Date And Stopwatch

The Voice Zone 4 Alarm Talking Watch, Date and Stopwatch is a voice output watch designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. By speaking the time and chiming, this watch announces the time and day of the month, (such as: “Today is the 12th”), the elapsed time when using the stopwatch, and up to four daily appointments or reminders. The face displays the time and day of the week in large (.50 inch) numbers and the alarm give the time and a beep. The time can also be set to a

Voiceannounce Caller Id (Model 9900Cw)

The VoiceAnnounce Caller ID, model 9900CW, is a voice output caller identification unit designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or mobility disabilities. This device enables users to screen calls without having to read the caller ID display. The unit voice announces, in a choice of English or Spanish, the caller's identity by ten-digit telephone number or name when the phone rings; telemarketers and potentially unwanted callers are identified with the announcement of "nu

Voiceannounce Communicator For Skype

VoiceAnnounce Communicator for Skype is a voice output caller identification and voice input program designed for use to make the SKYPE Internet Telephone service accessible to individuals with physical or visual disabilities. When a Skype call comes in, this software application announces the caller’s name or telephone number over the computer’s speakers, cordless headset, or handset. The user can record custom announcements associated with their Skype contacts, or let the software’s built-in t

Voicenote Bt

VoiceNote BT is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a nine-key braille keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. The notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with POP3 access; a scientifi

Voicenote Qt

VoiceNote QT is an electronic notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) computer keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. This notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with PO

Voiceover

VoiceOver is a screen reader program for people who are blind or have low vision. VoiceOver is integrated into the Apple OS X operating system for Macintosh computers and the iOS operating system for iPhone and iPad tablet computers. On Macintosh computers, VoiceOver and OS X include built-in support for over 40 USB and Bluetooth braille displays, and it can support multiple braille languages. VoiceOver has standard gestures that can be used on a touchpad to navigate, switch windows or applica

Voicetext Tts Engine/sdk & Server/sdk

The VoiceText TTS (Text-To-Speech) Engine/SDK (Software Developers Kit) and Server/SDK are speech synthesizer and voice output programs designed to enable software developers to create programs accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The TTS engine generates synthesized speech from a given input text, and is generally used for building custom stand-alone applications such as desktop applications. It can also be used to output speech from an input text

Voiceye

VOICEYE is a voice output bar code reading program and video magnification program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This application (or "app") allows a person to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad or any Android device to read data from VOICEYE bar codes and to magnify text and other printed content. VOICEYE bar codes contain up to two pages of text, and when the user reads the bar code with the device

Voiceye Maker For Adobe Indesign

VOICEYE Maker for Adobe InDesign is a voice output bar code creation program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This plug-in for Adobe InDesign (not included) can create a graphic code that is added to the upper right corner of a Word document. This code can be read by the VOICEYE app for iPhone or Android (see separate entry), and it will read the text of the document aloud using Apple Voiceover (see separate

Voiceye Maker For Ms-Word

VOICEYE Maker for MS-Word is a voice output bar code creation program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This plug-in for Microsoft Word (not included) can create a graphic code that is added to the upper right corner of a Word document. This code can be read by the VOICEYE app for iPhone or Android (see separate entry), and it will read the text of the document aloud using Apple Voiceover (see separate entry)

Voiceye Mate

The VOICEYE Mate is a voice output bar code reader, color identifier and a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals with blindness, low vision, dyslexia or other reading disabilities. This unit reads digital books aloud in a human-sounding voice. The VOICEYE Mate can read data from VOICEYE bar codes on printed content with its scanner. VOICEYE bar codes contain up to two pages of text, and when the user reads the bar code with the device's camera, the device will display the d

Voila Voiced Labels Recognizer

The Voila Voiced Labels Recognizer is a voice output bar code reader labeling system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of reusable labels that can be attached to objects, and a pen-shaped device that reads the special customized code on the labels and plays back recorded messages. The labels have an adhesive backing for affixing to objects, and can also be sewn or taped to objects or simply hung from them. The labels have a raised shape which a

Voim

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype smart phone for individuals who are blind or with visual impairment. Voim, which means “seeing” in Korean, is a cell phone concept for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Voim is a cellular telephone and electronic navigation aid (GPS) that features voice input functionality and a braille display with a silicon screen. It also has a detachable Bluetooth headset through which audio cues can be transmitted. TITLE: It’s Time for a Br

Vote-Trakker

Vote-Trakker is a voice output voting machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This voting machine has synthetic speech output, and supports any language available from Microsoft Corporation. Input is through a touch screen or a standard keyboard. After making their selections and pressing the "Cast Ballot" button, voters can review a printout of their choices that appears under a protective viewing window. This printout is retained by the machine.

Voxcom Iii

Voxcom III is a voice output labeling system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system comes with 50 or 100 re-recordable cards and a recorder/playback unit. The cards can hold messages up to 10 seconds long, providing descriptions of medication, clothing, food, or household items. Each card is attached to the corresponding item with the included rubber bands, plastic ties, magnets, or hook-and-loop attachments. To read the card, the user inserts it into the re

Vxi Talkpro Computer Headset

The VXI TalkPro Computer Headset is a headset for computer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, severe physical disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities. This monaural headset is designed for computer voice input and incorporates a noise canceling microphone and VXI Translator software, which optimizes voice band response and reduces distortion. The software works with all desktop and laptop sound cards, including older, non-standard sound cards. The headset has

W.c.i.b. Collapsible Cane With Nylon Tip

The Collapsible Cane with Nylon Tip is a folding white cane designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane is made of lightweight aluminum, and has four sections with precision fitting joints. Two nylon stretch cords provide tension and permit the cane to collapse to one-fourth its full length. The double nylon cord insures safety since if one cord breaks the other cord still provides support. Other features include a golf grip handle, a replaceable nylon tip, and white refl

W.c.i.b. Rigid Cane With Nylon Tip

The W.C.I.B. Rigid Cane with Nylon Tip is a rigid white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. OPTIONS: Metal glide or mushroom cap tip; putter-grip or aluminum crook handle; special order unlisted sizes. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 36 to 60 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White with red tape at bottom.

Walkman

PROTOTYPE------Walkman is a prototype designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Walkman is a wearable assistive technology created to aid a person who is blind walk without bumping into obstacles. It uses sonar sensor to detect obstacles in a user’s path and provide haptic feedback about the obstacles ahead.

Walkytalky

WalkyTalky is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns a cell phone or tablet computer running the Android operating system into an accessible navigation aid. The user types in a destination, and the program launches Google Maps Navigation in the Walking directions mode. The program can also navigate to a contact if that contact's listing includes an address. The program periodically updates the status bar with

Wallet Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted wallet modification for individuals with a variety of physical disabilities including but not limited to: inability to use one hand; sight/depth perception disabilities; limited dexterity; spasms and tremors; or mobility disabilities. The concept was to create a wallet that can be easily manipulated with only one hand, has no small parts, is accessible to an individual sitting who is sitting down, and is designed to be secu

Wayfinder

WayFinder is an audible mobility and personal location tracking program, cognitive aid, prompter, and voice output navigation system designed for use by individuals with cognitive and memory disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This software is for a personal digital assistant (PDA) (not included) and uses GPS (global positioning satellite)–based personalized audio and visual cues to support independent travel via bus systems and on foot. WayFinder enables the user to create specifi

Wayfindr

Wayfindr is a prototype of an app -Bluetooth operated- intended for blind  and low vision people that want to travel the London Tube.  The navigation is possible because of the beacon technology and Bluetooth that gives audible directions and traces the user location in the subway. A prototype has been recently trialed at Pimlico station, where sixteen beacons have been installed. 

Wb-View

WB-View is an electronic braille book reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software package enables users to navigate and view Web-Braille files in the online braille book collection of the National Library Service (NLS), which are available to individuals meeting NLS eligibility criteria. The program allows the user to load WEB-Braille book and magazine volumes onto a PC, flip through the pages by braille page rather than by print page, search th

Weather Radio With Light And Bed Shaker

This Midland Weather Alert Radio with Silent Call Light and Bed Shaker is designed for those with hearing impairments and also for the blind and or deaf. The flashing strobe light and the bed shaker are included. It gives alerts,both visual and audible to hazardous weather conditions at all times. It uses Specific Alert Message Encoding (SAME) technology. Has 7 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels. Public Alert certified. Selectable warning system. Voice, siren, and tone

Web Chase (Model 1-08460-00)

Web Chase, model 1-08460-00, is a tactile board game designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game develops important tactile skills in a fun, recreational context. In the game, children play as spiders trying to capture insects in a web. When the last insect on the game board has been captured, the spider having the greatest number of prey or value of prey in its lunch tray is the "Master of the Web." As players navigate their hungry spiders through an insect-laden

Web Lv

Web LV is a voice output Internet access device and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device allows the user to access the Internet and do personal computer functions such as e-mail and word processing without a personal computer. Commands are entered through a keyboard and Pick `n Click (PnC) menus. Using a phone line or network connection, the device provides e-mail and Internet access through speech synthesis and screen enlargement. It can b

Web Speakster

Web Speakster is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program can be operated entirely through keystrokes, and all functions are spoken, as is the help menu and the interactive help system. Web pages can be viewed in text-only mode, with the user's choice of font style, size, and color scheme. All browser functions can be operated completely via six keystrokes (mouse clicks allowed). COMPATIBILITY: For use with

Webadapt2Me

WebAdapt2Me is a large print and voice output Web browser and key modificaition program designed for use by individuals with visual, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities. This program enlarges text, reduces visual clutter, reads Web page content aloud, and automatically adjusts keyboard sensitivity to the user's typing style. It manipulates Web pages without requiring Web developers to rewrite or change Web site content. The program can magnify everything on a Web page up to 250 percent, e

Webbie

WebbIE is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program enables the user to read Web pages as simple text, and navigate them with the arrow keys. It provides lists of links, and can be used to fill in forms online, or copy and paste Web page information to a personal computer (PC). OPTIONS: A free manual is available for download from the manufacturer's web site.

Weighty Tip

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To provide weight to keep a travel cane tip on the ground, increase arm and hand strength, and increase awarness of tip orientation. Weight the tip of a travel cane with one or two large, metal nuts. A marshmallow tip will keep them in place and allow for quick adjustments in weight. AUTHOR: Wheatly P. TITLE: A Weighty Tip. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 34 no. 2, Spring 2002: p. 73. PAGES: 1 2002.

Wet Set Detectable Warning Panel

The Wet Set Detectable Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb ramps to warn pedestrians who are blind or have low vision about dangers ahead. Each panel, or tile, has truncated domes that can be felt underfoot. Units are rectangular, but arcs and other custom shapes are available. The entry side and exit side of the unit has an elevation of 15 degrees to anchor the unit in place. The lateral edges are at an angle of 90 degrees, thereby allowing for minimal gaps

What's Your Move - A Direction Game

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To aid students who are blind or have low vision in learning the four major directions on a map. Create a tactile game board on a raised-line grid sheet with 1-inch squares. On the outer margins of the grid sheet, label the edges: North (upper), South (lower), East (right), and West (left). Mark a "START" square tactilely in the center of the south edge of the board. Affix a pebble or other three-dimensional shape on the square in the center of the north edge o

White Face Flex 4-Button Male Voice Talking Watch

The White Face Flex 4-Button Male Voice Talking Watch is a voice output alarm watch and calendar designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This watch features a male voice that speaks the time hourly or on demand or the date on demand. It has two alarms sounds (rooster crow or beep) and four control buttons to set the time and alarm. The calendar feature supports years 2011 through 2059. This watch also has a stretchable band. An instruction manual is included. SIZES: Men

White Fanfold Tractor-Feed Transcribing Paper, 19-Hole Punch

White Fanfold Tractor-feed Transcribing Paper, 19-hole Punch, is designed for use with computer-driven Braille embossing devices. The paper has a smooth surface, and the tractor-feed holes may be torn off. Two paper weights are available: 80-pound (no. 1-04141-00, $41.35) and 100-pound (no. 1-04140-00, $37.50). Each comes in reams of 1000 sheets. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 x 11 inches.

White Metal Folding Support Cane

The White Metal Support Cane is a folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who also use a cane for walking support. The cane has four sections with a pistol grip handle and non-skid tip. DIMENSIONS: 33 or 36 inches. COLOR: White with a red bottom section.

White On Black Braillelow Vision Keyboard Label

The White on Black Braille Low Vision keyboard label is a keytop overlay set designed to make computer keyboards accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. These dual-purpose labels have large print markings together with Braille symbols. The complete set has 108 labels, including dual markings for number keys. COLOR: White letters on a black background.

White Wooden Support Cane

The White Wooden Support Cane is a white cane designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision and who also use a cane for walking. The cane has a non-skid tip. OPTIONS: Rounded or pistol-grip handle. DIMENSIONS: Rounded-handle canes are available in lengths of 36, 39, or 42 inches; pistol-grip canes are available in lengths of 35 or 39 inches. COLOR: White with a red bottom section.

Who's Afraid Of Braille Music?

Who's Afraid of Braille Music? A Short Introduction and Resource Handbook for Parents and Students, by Richard Taesch and William McCann, is a braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Available in Braille or print, this book explains the braille system for music notation, and shows how to read, write, play, and sing music in braille. Lessons and assignments are included.

Wicab Brainport

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: The Wicab BrainPort prototype is designed to assist individuals who are blind or have extremely low vision. The BrainPort device takes information gathered from a small digital camera in a pair of glasses and sends it to a “lollipop” electrode array that sits on the users tongue. The camera then transmits the light information to a small base unit about the size of a cell phone. The base unit then converts the light information into electrical impulses (this rep

Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix are an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by children with neurological and physical disabilities. Wikki Stix can also function as tactile, raised-line markers for individuals who are blind or have low vision. These non-toxic wax-coated strands can be bent and manipulated to form designs, figures, etc. Wikki Stix are available in a primary color set (48 strands), a rainbow set (24 strands), and a neon color set (48 strands); each set is sold separately. Also available are

Wilcox Audible Pedestrian Signal

The Wilcox Audible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This signal produces a cuckoo sound when pedestrians can cross north/south, and a peep-peep sound when pedestrians can cross east-west. Its sound output is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter. This audible pedestrian signal operates in a temperature range of minus 35 to 167 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity range of five to 95 percent relative humidity. POWER: Uses 115 volts

Window-Eyes Professional

Window-Eyes Professional is a screen reader program designed to provide access to Windows and Windows-based applications for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Window-Eyes provides easy control and setup, and a wide variety of features for automatic reading of menus, dialog boxes, progress bars, scroll bars, and other Windows activities. A read-to-end feature allows documents to be read from beginning to end without stopping. Features can be configured to personal taste. Window-Eyes

Wire Loop Needle Threader

The Wire Loop Needle Threader is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision or limited dexterity. The user pushes the metal wire loop through the needle, inserts the thread through the loop, pulls the thread and loop back through the needle together, and finally removes the threader.

Wire Loop Needle Threaders

The Wire Loop Needle Threaders are sewing aids designed to assist in threading needles for individuals who have little dexterity in their hands, or who are blind or have low vision. They are sold in packages of two.

Wireless Mail Chime (Model 1200)

The Wireless Mail Chime, model 1200, is a mailbox signal designed for use by individuals with mobility, hearing, or vision disabilities, or seniors. The unit notifies the users when mail has been delivered and comprises a sensor which is mounted on the mailbox door with the included double-sided tape and a receiver. When the mailbox door is opened, the Mail Chime will beep four times and a bright red LED light will light on the receiver. The unit is equipped with a volume control, works for a di

Witch Hexe Needle Threader

The Witch Hexe Needle Threader is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision or limited dexterity. The user lays the thread across the groove in the threader, places the needle eye-down in the chute, and presses the button. A small loop of thread pops out at the end of the needle. The unit comes with a small spool stand, a thread- cutting attachment, and instructions. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.5 x 2 x 2 inches.

Wooden Braille Eraser (Model 1-00270-00)

The Wooden Braille Eraser, model 1-00270-00, is a braille eraser for individuals who are visually impaired. It is made of maple with a natural finish. It has a round tip on one end; and on the other, a handle with a flattened side to prevent the eraser from rolling away. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long.

Word Associations Print/braille Labels (Models 6-39050-00 & 8-39050-00)

Word Associations Print/Braille Labels, models 6-39050-00 and 8-39050-00, are sheets of braille and large print labels designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Twelve sheets are included with a total of 91 self-adhesive labels. Each label shows a common word in both large print and braille. Labels can be used to introduce children to reading by applying the labels to the corresponding objects, such as a chair, a ball, or a bell. The labels come with a manual in either br

Word Quest Puzzles (Models 8-05101-00 & 8-05102-00)

Word Quest Puzzles is a large print word puzzle book designed for use by individuals with low vision. This recreational/educational product presents classic "find-the-hidden-words-in-the-grid" puzzles in a large print format. Two letter sizes are available to accommodate different users. DIMENSIONS: 0.5-inch letters (model 8-05101-00) or 1-inch letters (model 8-05102-00).

Word Strain Volume 1 & Word Strain Volume 2

Word Strain Volume 1 and Word Strain Volume 2 are word game programs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each volume has two games: Word Blast and Word Jitter in Volume 1, and Word Battle and Word Replica in Volume 2. In Word Blast, the player is presented with a word from a 100,000-word list, and asked to find a new word using only the letters of the original word. As the game continues, the player is given less time to solve the puzzle. In Word Jitter the player i

Word Tracking High Frequency Words (Model Brw2)

Word Tracking High Frequency Words, model BRW2, is a braille training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). This training program contains worksheets with exercises on the 500 most frequently used words in the English language in fully contracted (grade 2) braille. The package contains 63 pages. Each page contains a specific braille word for the st

Wordaloud

WordAloud is a voice output and large print program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. It is a user-friendly system for reading any electronic text on the computer. The reading material can be taken from a disk, downloaded from the web, scanned into the computer, or typed in by the user. In "text mode" the program plays through the text without speaking it. The user can speak the words as they appear, and when there is a difficult word

Work-Play Trays (Models 1-03751-00, 1-03660-00, 1-03761-00, & 1-03740-00)

Work-Play Trays are work trays for sorting / matching/ assembly designed for use in perceptual training activities by children who are blind or have low vision. These trays have raised edges to contain objects that might roll out of reach. They provide an enclosed work space for sorting, matching, classifying, and counting activities. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Large trays (1-03761-00 and 1-03740-00) are 21.25 x 13.25 inches; small trays (1-03751-00 and 1-03660-00) are 17 x 11.75 inches. COLOR: Yellow (1

Workcam

WorkCam is a video magnifier designed for use in an industrial workplace by individuals with low vision. It provides optical and digital magnification of equipment and materials so that employees with low vision can perform hands-on work with small scale components. It features a digital camera mounted on a flexible or articulating arm and interfaced to a video monitor or computer system to provide a live, high-resolution, high-magnification display. The magnifier is available with color or mono

World Maps (Model 5-06001-00)

World Maps, model 5-06001-00, are tactile maps designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These thermoformed tactile maps are an aid to geographic instruction and orientation. This volume contains tactile maps of all the continents, regions, and countries of the world. Maps are reproduced from works by The Princeton Braillists. The maps are thermoformed on vinyl with clear variations in height and texture, and show rivers, mountain ranges, bodies of water, and other physic

Worship Guitarist 1 & 2

Worship Guitarist 1 & Worship Guitarist 2 are audio music training courses designed to teach individuals who are blind or have low vision how to play guitar music for worship services. Both courses teach students to play the guitar without using any written or braille notation or visual references. It is possible to go through each entire course without using the accompanying books as everything in them is described in sufficient detail on the recordings. In order to use Course 2 it is neces

Write Now

Write Now is a voice output word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning or visual disabilities. The program is compatible with word processors such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, and online applications like Google Docs. Write Now predicts the word being typed and the next word based on word frequency and context, then displays a list of most probable words from which the user can select. It also identifies commonly confused words (such as homonyms) in the English l

Xl 550 Talking Scale

The XL-550 Talking Scale is a voice output digital scale designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. To use this bathroom scale, tap once, wait for a voice command from the scale, and then step onto the scale. The user's weight is announced in a pleasant voice after a few seconds. Weight is also displayed on the large LCD digital readout. The scale turns off automatically after use, and the voice can be turned off. This scale features an extra-large, stable weighing pla

Xl White Face Flex 4-Button Male Voice Talking Watch

The XL White Face Flex 4-Button Male Voice Talking Watch is a voice output alarm watch and calendar designed for use by men who are blind or have low vision. This watch features a male voice that speaks the time hourly or on demand or the date on demand. It has two alarms sounds (rooster crow or beep) and four control buttons to set the time and alarm. The calendar feature supports years 2011 through 2059. This watch also has a stretchable band. An instruction manual is included. DIMENSIONS: Th

YMB Optical Character Recognition Device

YMB is an optical character recognition device designed specifically for seniors and individuals who are blind or have low vision. With its magnification and voice output capabilities, YMB captures images of printed material using its built-in scanner, magnifies it up to 30x, and reads it aloud. It can recognize and read printed material in several different languages, including English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese). Users can also change the setting to adjust the

Zbs Audio

ZBS Audio CDs are recorded books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The catalog features books and radio/audio stories on CD in categories that include science fiction, mystery, humor, and children's books. Many of the radio/audio productions were originally broadcast on National Public Radio, the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), or the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). Titles and authors include The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Dougl

Zeitgeist Talking Time Machine

The Zeitgeist Talking Time Machine is a voice output unit with clock, calendar, timer, and stopwatch functions, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable electronic device combines a number of time-related functions and speaks through either its integrated speaker or headphones (not included). The unit tells time (including dual time zone) in hours, minutes, and seconds, and automatically adjusts to Daylight Savings Time and leap years. Its talking calendar

Zenith 2 Head Mono Video Cassette Recorder (Model Vrd2125)

The Zenith 2 Head Mono Video Cassette Recorder, model VRD4125, is a voice output VCR designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. This mono VCR does not have Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) capability. The SpeakEZ operating system talks users through all functions, including instant and timer-controlled recording. Other features include two video heads, remote control, EZ Review, EZ Information, auto clock set, and auto head cleaner. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 3.8 x 9.1 x 14.2 inches. WEIGH

Zenith 4 Head Mono Video Cassette Recorder (Model Vrd4125)

The Zenith 4 Head Mono Video Cassette Recorder, model VRD4125, is a voice output VCR designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. This mono VCR does not have Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) capability. The SpeakEZ operating system talks users through all functions, including instant and timer-controlled recording. Other features include four video heads, remote control, EZ Review, EZ Information, auto clock set, and auto head cleaner. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 3.8 x 9.1 x 14.2 inches. WEIG

Zoomtext Magnifier / Screen Reader

ZoomText Magnifier/Screen Reader is a screen reader and magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program provides all the features of ZoomText Magnifier (see separate entry) plus screen reading capability. In addition to the screen magnification features, this program also provides screen reading that echoes typing, reads information pointed to by the mouse, and speaks program events as they occur. Flexible verbosity settings gives the user complete control ove

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