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Artic Technologies: Accessibility Appliances for Low Vision and Blindness Since 1984
Artic Technologies
55 Park Street, Troy, Michigan 48083
Phone: (248) 588-7370, FAX: (248) 588-2650, Help: (248) 588-1425
Email: info@artictech.com - help@artictech.com
WWW.ARTICTECH.COM

Ash - Vision for living: This Irish company designs technology that empowers and enables low vision users to maintain an active lifestyle and independence. The portability and mobility of Ash products means people now have the freedom to choose where and when they want access to print.
Ash
B5, M7 Business Park,
Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Telephone: +353 45 882212 - Fax: +353 45 882214
Email: info@ashtech.ie

Clarity Solutions is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of Auto-focus Inline and Flex video magnifiers for people with visual impairments. Their Flex models offers portability, distance viewing, and modularity that allows a customer to select only what parts they need and add to it later on, if desired.
Clarity Solutions
2222 Park Place, Suite 1C, Minden, NV 89423
Telephone: 800-575-1456 or 775-782-5611
FAX: 775-783-0966
E-mail: contact Clarity
Website: http://www.clarityusa.com/

Enhanced Vision Systems: The preferred manufacturer of innovative products designed for people who are legally blind, have macular degeneration and other low vision conditions.  Ranging from desktop to portable units we have a solution for every need and budget.  We've helped thousands of people regain their visual independence by providing the ability to read, write, watch TV and live again!
5882 Machine Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
For more information, or to schedule a free product demonstration please call:
1-888-811-3161, or fax at 1-714-374-1821, or complete their online request form.

Innoventions, Inc.: Source of the Magni-Cam-The portable, affordable electronic magnifier for people with low vision
Innoventions, Inc.
9593 Corsair Drive
Conifer, CO 80433-9317
Phone: 800-854-6554 or 303-797-6554 - FAX: 303-727-4940
Email: magnicam@magnicam.com

OVAC: OVAC provides affordable CCTV magnifiers, ranging from the black & white hand scanner to a desktop color unit with auto focus & zoom. Prices range from $295.00 to $1695.00.
OVAC.
67-555 E. Palm Canyon
Building C-103
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 1-800-325-4488, Fax: 1-760-321-9711
Email: info@ovac.com

Optelec, US Inc. - Optelec, formerly known as Tieman, is the world’s largest specialist in electronic equipment for the blind and partially sighted.
Customer Service: (800) 828-1056 (M-F 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST)
Optelec, US Inc.
3030 Enterprise Court
Suite C
Vista, CA 92081
E-MAIL: Optelec@Optelec.Com

HumanWare, Inc.
Providing information, low vision products and products for people who are blind. A variety of adaptable technology available. Free local consultation.
HumanWare
175 Mason Circle
Concord, CA 94520
Phone (800) 722 3393. Phone +1 925 680 7100, Fax +1 925 681 4630
Email us.info@humanware.com

Innoventions, Inc.- The Magnicam™ family of products are a trio of low cost, hand-held electronic magnifiers that you can connect to any television set, computer, or special headset
9593 Corsair Drive
Conifer, CO 80433-9317
Toll Free Phone: 800-854-6554 or in Colorado 303-797-6554
FAX: 303-727-4940
email us at: magnicam@magnicam.com

TeleSensory: A leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, technology-based products to assist people with visual disabilities. Telesensory's product line includes video magnifiers, scanners and computer screen magnification products.
Telesensory Corporation
650 Vaqueros Ave. Suite F
Sunnyvale CA 94085
Phone: (408) 616 8700 / (408) 616 8701
Fax: (408) 616 8720
General Enquiries
E-mail: info@insiphil.com
Customer Relations and Technical Support
Phone: North America: (800) 804 8004
E-mail: customerrelations@insiphil.com
E-mail: techsupport@insiphil.com

Vision Technology - Low Vision Aids,
Products for Macular Degeneration

Vision Technology revolutionizes how people with low vision engage with essential, everyday activities and improves their quality of life. Since 1992, the company's ground-breaking products have redefined desktop video magnification by setting new standards in features, production and excellence. From state-of-the-art precision glass optics, auto-focus technology and the industries first incorporation of LED lighting, the impact of Vision Technology products is evident across the low vision industry. With a reputation for superior quality and a portfolio of the most respected and recognized low vision brands, Vision Technology is continuously redefining how people with low vision live independently.
Vision Technology, Inc.
8501 Delport Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114
1-800-560-7226 - 314-890-8300(phone) 314-890-8383(fax)
Contact form

The Visual-Tech Connection is an authorized independent distributor for the leading world-wide developers, manufacturers and marketers of innovative products designed to assist people with low vision needs.
The Visual-Tech Connection, P.O. Box 1996, Westerville, OH 43086 (1-800-589-8835)
Email: cs@visual-techconnection.com

INDEX

  • Electronic Reading Technology

    Optical Character Recognition Systems Factsheet (from AFB)
    Optical Braille Recognition:(Scan braille-to-text) from Sighted Electronics
    Top 5 OCR Software for Windows - OCR (Optical Charactor Recognition) is the process of turning a picture of words (such as a scan of a typed letter) into an editable document that you can open and use in your desktop publishing software, word processor, or other text editor. Today's OCR software packages contain sophisticated support for multiple languages, PDF and HTML output, and format retention.
    Optical character recognition From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Freedom Scientific Inc. Makers of MAGic Screen Magnification Software with Low Vision Speech. Also makers of JAWS for Windows, OPENBook Scanning & Reading Software, Connect Outloud Software, and many hardware devices for the blind and visually impaired to use at home, work or school.
    Freedom Scientific, Blind/Low Vision Group
    OpenBook™ allows you to convert printed documents or graphic based text into an electronic text format using accurate optical character recognition and quality speech.
    Freedom Scientific Inc.
    11800 31st Court North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33716-1805
    Sales & Information Phone: 1-800-444-4443 (within US)
    Sales & Information Phone: 1-727-803-8000 (worldwide)
    Fax: 1-727-803-8001
    Info@FreedomScientific.com

    JBliss Imaging Systems: vendor for VIPinfoNet 1.00, a highly configurable Low Vision Internet Browser for the blind and visually impaired. Many other computer products are available.
    JBliss Imaging Systems, P.O. Box 1746, Los Altos, CA 94023
    Phone: (408)-246-5783 FAX: (408)-246-5735
    E-mail: info@jbliss.com

    Kurzweil Educational Systems develops the Kurzweil 1000™ for people who are blind or severely visually impaired, and Kurzweil 3000™ for people with Dyslexia or other reading difficulties.
    phone: (800) 894-5374 | fax: (781) 276-0650
    Contact Web Page

    INDEX

  • Magnification Aids
    • Low Vision Factsheets
      • RNIB Understanding low vision
      • NOAH
      • What Is Low Vision?
        Low Vision is a condition that exists when an individual’s remaining vision leaves them unable to maintain the previous level of visual activity, due to the onset of eye disease or traumatic injury. Low vision is the residual visual acuity of the eye after correction with eyeglasses or contact lenses.

    BETACOM OPTIC provides a comprehensive line of low vision aids.
    450 Matheson Blvd. E., Unit 67
    Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1R5 Canada
    Phone number : 905-568-9977
    Toll-free number:800-353-1107
    Fax number: 905-568-9925
    Email: info@betacom.com US Office Email: infous@betacom.com

    Dazor Manufacturing is a US manufacturer of quality task lighting to include illuminated magnifiers.
    Dazor Manufacturing Corp.
    4483 Duncan Ave., St. Louis MO 63110
    Phone: 800-345-9103 Email: info@dazor.com

    Eschenbach Optik Of America
    Exclusive North American distributor of Eschenbach products from Germany. Vision aids include magnifiers, telescopes, sun filters, binoculars, and electronic reading devices (CCTVs).
    Eschenbach Optik of America
    904 Ethan Allen Highway
    Ridgefield, CT 06877
    800-487-5389 - 203-438-7471
    Email form

    independent living aids - is the oldest privately-held, mail-order company in the United States of products for individuals who are visually impaired or blind. Almost thirty years of providing essential aids with superb service has made us a trusted source of products for the blind and visually impaired.
    independent living aids, inc.
    P. O. Box 9022
    Hicksville, NY 11802-9022
    Toll-Free Sales (800) 537-2118
    Technical Support (516) 937-1848
    Fax (516) 937-3906
    E-Mail: can-do@independentliving.com

    LS&S GROUP, INC Products for Persons With Disabilities-Specializing the Products for the Visually & Hearing Impaired
    LS&S, LLC.
    PO Box 673,
    Northbrook, IL 60065
    for returns
    1808-G Janke Dr.
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone Numbers: Toll-Free Sales: (800) 468-4789 Fax: (877) 498-1482
    Toll-Free TTY: (866) 317-8533
    Email: LSSinfo@LSSproducts.com

    Maxi-Aids is one of the largest distributors of products for people with Special Needs. They have several thousand of high and low tech products for daily living.
    Maxi-Aids, Inc.,
    42 Executive Blvd.,
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
    1-800-522-6294 TTY 1-800-281-3555 Fax 631-752-0689 Email maxiaids@haven.ios.com

    OVAC: OVAC provides affordable CCTV magnifiers, ranging from the black & white hand scanner to a desktop color unit with auto focus & zoom. Prices range from $295.00 to $1695.00.
    14811 Myford Road, Tustin, CA 92780-7253
    800-325-4488 E-mail: vision-aide@ovac.com

    Sightconnection.com - Secure online transactions for more than 200 practical products for living with vision loss selected by vision rehabilitation specialists from Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted. Features large print, large photos, easy to navigate, links to other resources.
    Questions and special orders, Monday - Friday, 9 to 5 PST. (800)458-4888 (206)525-5556
    Email:csbstore@csbps.com

  • INDEX

    MAGNIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR THE SCREEN FACTSHEETS

    Screen Magnifiers Homepage: On this site you will find information about screen magnifier software for MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2 and Macintosh. Highly recommended for the lastest news and downloads.

    Ai Squared Makers of ZoomText... the world's leading screen magnification software
    P.O. Box 669 Manchester Center, VT 05255 USA
    Order Hotline: (800) 859-0270
    Phone: (802) 362-3612 - Fax: (802) 362-1670
    Sales Email: sales@aisquared.com
    Support Email: support@aisquared.com

    Freedom Scientific Inc. Makers of MAGic Screen Magnification Software with Low Vision Speech. Also makers of JAWS for Windows, OPENBook Scanning & Reading Software, Connect Outloud Software, and many hardware devices for the blind and visually impaired to use at home, work or school.
    Freedom Scientific, Blind/Low Vision Group
    MAGic® combines great magnification features with true low vision screen reading when purchased with the speech option. It gives you the ability to choose the information you want read from the screen as you navigate your applications.
    11800 31st Court North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33716-1805
    Sales & Information Phone: 1-800-444-4443 (within US)
    Sales & Information Phone: 1-727-803-8000 (worldwide)
    Fax: 1-727-803-8001
    Info@FreedomScientific.com

    INDEX

    Definitions of Blindness and Low Vision

    Living with Low Vision

    Read How You Want.com They offer books in a wide range of large-type formats, e-books and formats for people who require different formats like Braille and DAISY.

    Ask NOAH About: Living with Low Vision

    Mobile OCR, Face and Object Recognition for the Blind

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