Resources For The Blind
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Magnifying Aids, Magnifiers, Magnifying Glasses, and Low Vision Aids
A Comprehensive Guide to Age Related Macular Degeneration
Welcome to Edel-Optics, your online optician
Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Macular degeneration is a disease of the eye which can affect the patient’s field of vision. There is a strong link with aging with some ten percent of people over 65 being affected to a greater or lesser extent. The disease is, therefore, often referred to as age-related macular degeneration or AMD.
- Harbolt Company
At The Harbolt Company, we never pay retail for anything, and you shouldn't either! Our company sells cool and unusual electronics, gadgets, and gizmos.
This is fun for us and you might say it is our hobby. We are visually impaired and so our web site is fully accessible for those who are visually impaired. You will find audio descriptions for every item that is sold on our site. There will be special web site sales so keep checking in and you might get yourself a great deal on something you can't live without!
- Guide Lights and Gadgets
Products for service, pet or guide dogs and the people they empower and products that are accessible, useful, unique or just fun.
KaeAnn Rausch and Barry Scheur welcome you to our new site where you will find lots of low-cost high-tech and unusual low-(and a few high-) "dog-tech" gadgets. GuideLights and Gadgets carries a diverse line of products that promote safety and enhance quality of life for guide, service & pet dogs, the people of all abilities who they help to empower, AND ANYONE who enjoys technology that is accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Eo ne – Designed for everyone
- the Bradley designed
to see & touch
A superior wristwatch for everyone.
we believe that good design
is not exclusive but inclusive
Good design is universal, considering everyone -
from all backgrounds and walks of life
muttluks.com - Integrity is Woven into every Muttluks Product
- Muttluks is a proudly Canadian company founded by compassionate animal lover Marianne Bertrand. Muttluks began in 1994 as a home based business making and selling dog boots. The rest as they say is ‘history’. The company has grown to an 11,000 square foot production facility in Toronto, Ontario. The company’s product range has expanded considerably over the years and now includes dog boots, dog coats , pet beds and paw balms.
Note: I use these boots on my guide dog.
Welcome to Talking Watches Pro
- Talking Watches, Talking Watches For the Blind, Braille Watches, and Low Vision Watches.
TalkingWatchesPro.com, a subsidiary of Diamond Global, Inc. offers high quality, affordable Talking Watches that are perfect for you, your friends, and loved ones. With TalkingWatchesPro.com’s one-stop shopping, superior quality Talking Watches at incredible prices, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for and much more.
IRIE-AT brings the best assistive technology training and products to people with vision disabilities in order to enhance daily lives and create vocational opportunities.
Vision America Assistive Technology for the Blind and Low-vision Community
En-Vision America, Inc. is a company providing high-tech products aimed at solving problems for those with visual impairments. Located in Normal, Illinois, En-Vision America has successfully introduced several voice-enabled products like i.d. mate OMNI, the talking bar code reader, and ScripTalk, the talking pharmaceutical reader. Originally founded by Philip C. and David B. Raistrick in 1996, the cornerstone of the company was based upon one single premise: To provide customers with greater independence through technology.
A T Guys, Your Assistive Technology Experts
Horizons for the Blind
Horizons for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired, through our consumer products and services, the cultural arts, education and recreation.
LookTel: The Future of Mobile Accessibility
- LookTel is a company whose aim is to sell software than can be downloaded onto mobile devices, making them completely accessible to the visually impaired in ways that are truly incredible.
The software they've designed will be tethered with camera enabled smart phones and features artificial sight programs used to identify objects and landmarks.
Products for Blindness, Low Vision &
Learning Disabilities - HumanWare USA
- HumanWare products are designed to last, to grow (and in many cases,
to go) with the user. Giving them the independence to compete
effectively with peers, to feel connected – to be a vital part of the
global information age in which we live.
Founded in 2007, LowVision.com was created to become the resource center
for Low Vision. Recognizing the need, Lynne Noon, OD and Optelec U.S., Inc.
joined forces to fill in the gap between patient and doctor in the
Low Vision Industry. The purpose was to give patients, friends and
family of patients, and doctors a forum to find all their answers and
solutions in one place. With that concept in mind, LowVision.com
is the one stop shop for all low vision needs. Whether it is
information, news, discussion groups, or products, LowVision.com is
dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with visual
- Orbit Research is dedicated to the development of products for the physically challenged.
Our mission is to employ cutting-edge, mainstream technology to develop innovative products that are essential for an independent and productive lifestyle.
Our primary goal is to make these products available to the community at a price everyone can afford.
Independent Living Aids
- independent living aids, inc. is the oldest privately-held,
mail-order company in the United States of products for
individuals who are visually impaired or blind.
- Welcome to Blind Mice Mart -
Why shop anywhere but Blind Mice Mart? Purchases fund the Mouse Hole Scholarship Program and do not go into the pockets of the MICE! Your purchase goes
back to the blind community by funding scholarships for the visually impaired and sponsoring Cooking in the Dark!!
Last year shoppers purchases raise $2,250.00 for scholarships! We challenge you to find anyplace that does this!
Low Vision Aids | Hard of Hearing | Magnifiers | Assistive Technology - LS&S Products
LS&S has served the needs of the visually impaired and hard of hearing
for over 27 years. In June 2001, LS&S experienced a new beginning
and a new invigoration
of its operations, marketing, and customer service when we acquired the
company from its founder. When Melissa’s father developed the
macular degeneration, we realized how important a resource
a company like this could be. Living with a family member with
low vision and experiencing the related
- MaxiAids.com, -
Products for Independent Living. For blind, low vision,
Deals & News for the Blind &
Visually Impaired at BlindBargains -
Welcome to BlindBargains, your home for the latest deals and bargains
for the blind and visually impaired.
-We have tons of Braille books and cool products.
Welcome to Bay Area Digital -
Bay Area Digital, LLC leads adaptive technology companies worldwide
in researching, developing and marketing accessible medical products for
blind and visually impaired people. When selecting a product to make
accessible, we focus on the most modern, state-of-the-art,
best-of-breed, and innovative equipment manufacturers in the
medical industry. We examine their cutting edge products and,
working in partnership with these companies, we create a version of that
product that is accessible to blind and visually-impaired people.
- LSSProducts.com, Products for the Visually Impaired and Hard of Hearing -
LS&S has served the needs of the visually impaired and hard of hearing for over 26 years. In June 2001, LS&S experienced a new beginning and a new invigoration
of its operations, marketing, and customer service.
Comfort Solutions for seniors and persons who are blind,
visually impaired or disabled
VIP Series of residential Talking Thermostats
that promote independent living
Ankenbrant Enterprises: The New Vision Store -
Welcome To The New Vision Store
- Talking Rx -
Talking Rx® is a simple, yet effective solution
that provides audible guidance in taking medications. The device
attaches to common-sized prescription bottles
and contains a memo recorder that allows a physician, pharmacist,
caregiver, family member or patient to record necessary information
about the medication.
- Assistive Technology -
The EnableMart mission is to market, promote, and distribute
innovative technology-based products and services
that promote independence, enhance productivity, and
change the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. - IRTI has been In
business since 1979, providing everyday useful products
as well as high tech innovations for the blind, visually impaired,
individuals with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
Cobolt Systems Ltd - U.K. based company specialising in the
design, manufacture and supply of innovative aids for
the blind and partially sighted.
- Freedom Scientific - Welcome to Freedom Scientific, the world’s leader in assistive and adaptive technology for individuals who are blind, or have low vision or learning disabilities.
Our products include screen reading software for the blind, magnification software for those with low-vision, and other products for accessible scanning
and reading, as well as braille displays, notetakers, and the world’s leading accessible PDA for the blind.
- Welcome to GW Micro -
Since 1990, GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions.
- Dolphin Computer Access - Screen Reader and Magnification Software -
It is our vision to deliver independence to people with vision and print impairments worldwide. With over 160 million visually impaired people and 600 million dyslexic or learning disabled people, that's no small challenge but we're determined to make a difference and have been working hard on that goal
Home Page -
Serotek was founded in 2001 by a blind entrepreneur who wanted to create products that were powerful, intuitive, affordable, and extremely easy to use for the beginner computer user who is blind or visually impaired. While Serotek’s products have evolved over the years to meet the demands of professionals in a growing list of industries, the company remains true to its mission of building tools inspired by the community it serves.
- Code Factory: Making mobile phones and PDAs
accessible to the blind and visually impaired -
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Terrassa/Barcelona, Spain, Code
Factory is the global leader committed to the development of products
designed to eliminate barriers to the accessibility of mobile
for the blind and visually impaired. Today, Code Factory is the
leading provider of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and
Braille interfaces for the widest range of mainstream mobile devices
including Symbian-based and Windows Mobile-powered Smartphones.
ai squared - making accessibility simple
Having trouble seeing your computer?
Ai Squared is here to help – for over twenty years, we’ve been helping
people use their computers with greater comfort and ease. We offer a
range of screen magnification and screen reading software products
to fit anyone’s needs. Whether you are visually impaired,
or squint at your computer screen and
lean in to read the fine print, we have a solution for you.
- Microsoft Offers New Service For The DisabledComputer User.
Microsoft has a new program in which technicians fix computers for people with disabilities. It is a free program. They started it in January. The people there will remote into a computer, and fix issues you might have. 1-800-936-5900.
Welcome to VoiceOverEasy.Net!
This website was developed in order to provide a detailed, step by step tutorial for users of the Voiceover assistive technology found in iPhones and iPads. This site makes no assumptions that the reader has any previous knowledge of or experience with iPhones or iPads, and no previous experience using Voiceover is necessary to begin using these lessons.
Adaptive Technology Home Page
ATI, (Adaptive Technology Inc.) is a 5o1c3 non profit corporation registered in the state of Missouri and special interest affiliate of the Missouri Council of the Blind.
Perkins | Education & Services for People Who Are Blind
Resource Guide for the Physically Blind
Helping Students with Visual Impairments
The guide was created in part by four experts in the field, who lent their experience and expertise to help us provide students with visual impairments
the tips and resources needed to succeed in school. Key features of our guide include:
- Tips for choosing the right college
- An in-depth look at the top assistive technology and tools being used today
- Scholarships available for students with visual impairments
Students with Visual Disabilities | Affordable Colleges Online
A Guide toVisual Disabilities
How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed
Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.
Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
Assistive Technology | FAQs
Family Health - Guide to Learning Disabilities
Addiction Among Physically Disabled Individuals | Sunrise House
Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology: Overview
Benefits for People with Disabilities
Medicare and Social Security Disability: Benefits for Disabled Individuals
American Association on Health and Disability
Local Doctor Finder: Search by Disability
Home Modifications - Funding Sources
Disability Home Accommodation Cost Guide
Title VIII: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Fair and Affordable Housing: The Activist's Blueprint for Action
Tax Tips for the Blind - TurboTax® Tax Tips & Videos
- Several aspects of federal tax law apply specifically to blind or visually impaired citizens. Anyone whose field of vision falls at or below 20 degrees, who wears corrective glasses but whose vision is 20/200 or less in his best eye, or who has no eyesight at all, meets the legal definition of being blind and is eligible for certain deductions.
Do It Blind, A Vision beyond losing sight
- Our goal is to provide workable solutions to the challenges facing blind and visually impaired customers with the software the rest of the world is using.
JFW (JAWS for Windows) accessibility scripting solutions for the blind, by the blind.
- Taking the vision of the future one step further.
The wordserver is a public access reference server.
It offers a set of reference services
Recording For The Blind And Dyslexic
The nation's educational library for those with print disabilities.
RFB&D Individual Membership is now FREE.
Thanks to major funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office
of Special Education Programs, Grant #H327D090001 and support of private
donors, RFB&D Individual Membership is now free to individuals with
Weather Underground Braille Page
- Find the Weather for any City, State or Zipcode, or Country
World eBook Fair
- Welcome to the home of the World eBook Fair, the
largest showcase for eBooks, eBook publishers, editors, and others
working in the new world of eBooks.
Does your company have brochures, pamphlets, manuals, catalogues, or other information you would like to make available to current or potential blind customers?
Are you a blind Internet user who has something you would like transcribed into Braille?
Or do you have a blind friend/relative for whom you’d like to give a gift of something in Braille?
- Mind’s Eye Travel -
Mind’s Eye Travel creates tours for people who are visually impaired or
blind. Our hosted trips let both visually challenged and fully sighted
people tour comfortably and free of worry. The itineraries are customized
not only for comfort, camaraderie and enjoyment, but also for full sensory
discovery, and they offer options for independence. Our destinations are
carefully screened and I hand-pick activities, restaurants and lodging while
keeping in mind our needs as visually impaired and blind travelers.
School for the Blind
- TV and
movie guide: Zap2it.com
Blind Cool Tech Podcast - Blind Cool Tech is a podcast
that brings some fun, education, and variety into your mp3 player.
The show provides interviews, brings you along on sound
seeing tours, and discusses life and cool technology, especially
technology that blind people can use.
Optasia Ministry is a non-profit organization with the mission:
To provide Christian ministry resources
for those with visual disabilities and other disabilities
who can benefit from text in alternative format.
Welcome to Gateway For the Blind,
your Gateway to independence. -
We offer to you the very best in adaptive technology training. Our professional staff is equipped to give you a full line of service for your computer needs.
Site - Information and links for people with Retinitis Pigmentosa
and other retinal degenerative diseases
welcome to Blind Corners! Here you will find lots of different things
on many different topics!
Lorimer's Home Page
- Assisting the Visually Impaired computer user in locating
information and services relating to blindness
Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs
Welcome to The Listen Factor
- Here at The Listen Factor, we stream a variety of great media sound tracks specifically designed for folks who are blind and/or visually impaired making it difficult to see the TV screen.
Blindy.TV | Taking the vision out of television
- Blindy.TV is a charitable project created by blind people that believe that the blind should be able to enjoy the same television programming that entertains and contributes to the shared culture of their sighted family and friends. We contribute freely of our time and resources to provide a free described television programming service to those that are served by neither commercial products nor government programs. The current service provides a few channels of audio-only television programming, in several genres, all with audio description.
Narrative Television Network -- Free Programming
-- Accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired to utilize screen readers.
Since 1988, NTN has been a leader in making television, movies, and educational programming accessible to our nation's 13 million people who are blind and visually impaired and their families.
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A collection of all time favorite songs played on the Yamaha Tyros. You may download the music files.
Valiant Galaxy Associates
Valiant Galaxy Associates was formed to provide quality audio games and applications for the blind and visually impaired. Our goal is to provide low cost gaming, high quality play experience, and where possible a high degree of replayability. No one company can be all things to all people, but we wish to excel in any field we enter and to that end we will be continually expanding the scope and reach of our games.
Blindy.TV is a charitable project created by blind people that believe that the blind should be able to enjoy the same television programming that entertains and contributes to the shared culture of their sighted family and friends. We contribute freely of our time and resources to provide a free described television programming service to those that are served by neither commercial products nor government programs. The current service provides a few channels of audio-only television programming, in several genres, all with audio description.
7-128 Software - Computer Games for Everyone
Welcome to 7128.com, where you can get games that are entertaining, easy to understand, and reasonably priced.
By making our games accessible to gamers with special needs as well as those less challenged we make them easier to use for all.
PCS Games Home Page
We make audio amusements that tickle your ears! A daunting compendium of most Windows games for the blind.
Accessible math puzzles on a range of topics.
Welcome to All inPlay. Accessible Online Games. -
All inPlay is a place where blind and sighted folks from all over the
world can come together to play accessible online multiplayer games.
Card games from BlindAdrenaline!
Blind Adrenaline Simulations
Games by one of us, for all of us.
AudioGames, your resource for audiogames, games for the blind, games
for the visually impaired! -
AudioGames.net is a site dedicated to audio games
(games based on sound) and blind-accessible games. Originally
this site started out as a database of audio games only, but
due to the massive response of the blind community, we've
broadened the scope of the website.
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