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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

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

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.

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

Alerttile Detectable Warning

AlertTile Detectable Warning is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warning of dangers ahead for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Applications include curb ramps and platform edges. Made from a glass reinforced thermoset composite, its semi-rigid composition is flexible enough to conform to ramp irregularities in retrofit applications. The surface has an in-line pattern of truncated domes to provide tactile warnings. The surface is safety-speckled for ad

Ariadne Gps

Ariadne GPS is an app that meets the needs of the blind in an easy-to-use interface. Talking maps allow users to explore the world around them by moving their finger around the map. While exploring, crossing a street is signaled by vibration. It has a "favorites" feature, and can be used to announce stops on the bus or train. Rotating maps keep users centered, with territory behind the user on the bottom of the screen and what is ahead on the top portion. Available in multiple languages, Ariadne

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

Aud A Find Beacon & Aud A Ball Beacon (Model 1922 & 1923)

Beacon mounted in a small black box. Beeps at specified intervals between 2 and 20 seconds. 100 foot range. Beacon mounted in 4 inch foam ball available. Rechargeable.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

Carex Enablers Glow Tape (Model En31Crd)

Carex Enablers Glow Tape, model EN31CRD, is designed to mark objects, the edges of stairs and other level changes, and obstacles for detection in darkness. This tape, which is virtually indetectable in the daylight, glows brightly in the dark. The tape comes in a roll.

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

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

Clickandgo Wayfinding Maps

ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps are accessible maps designed for use by individuals with low vision, blindness, or who are deaf-blind. These maps provide fully accessible walking directions and detailed point of interest information. Narrative information is available through the manufacturer's website and interactive voice service. These maps are custom-compiled and cover indoor as well as outdoor environments. Similar to Google Directions, users select route and points of interest from the manufac

Contemporary Living (Clu)

Contemporary Living (CLU) is a personal skills and independent living skills tutorial program designed for use by individuals with cognitive or learning disabilities or low vision. This series of three duplicatable CD-ROMs, three companion books, and three online lessons can be used by high school students and each interactive program is written on a middle school level and branches to a lower reading level when remediation is needed. This series can be used independently or in groups and was de

Cricket

Beeper device emits directional beeping signal of 2900 HZ or 68 to 80 decibels. Device is 13 inches long and contains beeper connected to tubular sound chamber. Powered by 9 volt battery. Hearing range up to 500 feet, changes of direction heard up to 50 feet away. For cycling, back packing, skiing, etc. Unit is attached to leader and sound is followed by an individual.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glow-In-The-Dark Tape

Glow-In-The-Dark Tape is glow tape designed for use by individuals with low vision. This weatherproof, flexible tape has an adhesive backing that sticks to metal, fabric, plastic, walls, and most other surfaces, enabling stairs, railings, changes in floor level, light switches, and other objects to be marked for higher visibility in the dark. DIMENSIONS (WxL): This tape comes in rolls of 1 x 60 inches that can be cut to the size needed.

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

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

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

Kapten Plus

The Kapten Plus is a voice input and output navigation system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system uses GPS (global positioning satellite) to identify locations, speech synthesis to announce the location to the user, and voice recognition from Nuance to provide the user with a voice input interface to request information on the current location and to request directions. The Kapten Plus can provide audible directions to get to specific locations by foot, b

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.

Large Type Outline Maps (Models 1-01890-00 Through 1-01901-00)

Large Type Outline Maps, models 00-01890-00 through 00-01901-00, are large print maps of the United States and its regions designed for use by individuals with low vision. They are inexpensive and consumable, so teachers can mark them appropriately for the lessons of the day. There are ten different types of maps printed in black ink on nonglare antique ivory paper. One map is of the 48 continguous states with border regions of Mexico and Canada. Another map is an overview map which depicts all

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

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

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

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

Master Stop Glow Stripe Step Tread

Master Stop Glow Stripe Step Tread is a non slip step tread designed for use by individuals with low vision or walking disabilies. Installed on the edge of each step, this glow-in-the-dark anti-slip tape provides navigation guidance during power outages and other low-light situations. Its abrasive mineral surface helps prevent slipping regardless of the light conditions. The glow-in-the-dark stripe is rechargeable from any light source. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 6 x 24 or 5.5 x 5.5 inches. Custom sizes

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Peel-N-Stick Ada Detectable Warning Mat

The Peel-N-Stick ADA Detectable Warning Mat is a mat designed to alert or warn visually impaired individuals of pavement end and hazardous street traffic areas. Molded from UV protected polyurethane, these mats can be installed on paved areas as a surface mount - just place, peel, roll, anchor and seal. Visually impaired individuals can feel the raised, truncated domes with their feet and be alerted to a different surface than the surrounding concrete sidewalk and an upcoming intersection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redimat

RediMat is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide a tactile warning of traffic and other dangers for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This flexible urethane mat with pre-applied adhesive can be nstalled on asphalt or concrete. The adhesive has a protective backing that is peeled off before installation. The flexibility of the polyurethane material enables it to conform to uneven surfaces. The mat comes in inline, offset, or wedge configuration, with a beveled edge

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.

Safe-T-First Rubber Wall Base

The Safe-T-First Rubber Wall Base is a detectable orientation surface designed for use by individuals with low vision. The glow strip rubber wall base covers the bottom edge of the wall and acts as a transition between the wall and the floor. It is co-extruded with a strip of luminous Permalight photoluminescent material. In emergencies such as fires, it can indicate a continuous uninterrupted pathway to safety. Its low location is advantageous in a fire emergency, since the safest place to be d

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

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

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

Skidguard

SkidGuard is a non-slip floor and stair tread covering and detectable warning surface designed for use to make floors and stairways safer for pedestrians with low vision or balance, walking or lower extremity disabilities. This non skid, high visibility, abrasion resistant pedestrian surface includes glass bead, which heightens the visibility of the surface when light sources reflect off it. The angular cut glass also increases its skid resistance. The covering can be used on ramps, stair treads

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

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

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

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

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

Stairglow Handrail Cover (Models Ph101 & Ph102)

The StairGlow Handrail Cover, models PH101 and PH102, is a visual orientation marking and emergency evacuation navigation aid designed to help individuals with low vision or balance or walking disabilities locate the handrail in order to walk up or down stairs more safely. These covers attach permanently to a wide variety of stair rails. Covers are available to fit square (model PH102) or round (PH101) handrails. A co-extruded photoluminescent strip is an integral part of the unit. It glows for

Stairglow Stairnosing (Models Ps101 & Ps102)

Stairglow Stairnosing, models PS101 and PS102, is a high contrast warning surface and anti-slip stair tread covering designed to increase stairway safety for individuals with low vision or balance or walking disabilities. A photoluminescent strip and a non-skid tread are molded into the stair surface. The photoluminescent strip glows for several hours after being exposed to ambient light. The surface creates a highly visible step edge to reduce falls and to guide people using the stairs during p

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.

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

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

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.

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 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 Town: 3-D Orientation And Mobility Kit

Tactile Town: 3-D Orientation and Mobility Kit is designed for use by students ages 5 and older, who are visually impaired and blind. Assists in the development of cognitive mapping skills by helping students perceive and organize their physical environment specific to concepts such as street layouts, intersections, route patterns, city block arrangements, etc. Encourages active participation and interaction with displayed map layouts so that concepts and skills, not conveniently accessed throug

Tactile Warning (Knurling)

Tactile Warning (Knurling) is a coating option for door lever handles, designed for use to identify potentially hazardous areas such as electrical closets and mechanical equipment rooms for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Knurling is available in SAT design levers only from Schlage. Outside lever only is knurled unless otherwise specified.

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 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

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

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

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

The Aid

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype a walking aid that provides physical support, navigation, and serves as a health monitoring device for individuals who are elderly or individuals with disabilities. Created by Egle Ugintaite from Lithuania, “the aid,” is a cane that provides mobile navigation and health management services. In addition to ambulation support, this high-tech cane also monitors the user’s pulse, blood pressure, and temperature through sensors located in the wr

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

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

Truncated Dome Surface For Pedestrian Intersection Crossing Points

The Truncated Dome Surface for Pedestrian Intersection Crossing Points is a detectable warning surface designed for use in outdoor environments for individuals with blindness or low vision. Made of stone and resin composite, this tile is used to provide a warning and to identify the location of a pedestrian crossing point. The tile is used where vehicular traffic meets a pedestrian traffic way or where a lowered curb is used to provide a crossing point. Red tiles are designed to be used on signa

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

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

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.

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

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

Ultrasonic Goggles

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of goggles that assist individuals who have low vision to navigate. Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain have developed a pair of ultrasonic goggles that are intended to make it safer and easier for people who have low vision to get around. Individuals with partial sight experience "Terminator-style vision" through the use of two cameras mounted onto a virtual reality headset that is then connected to a small computer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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