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CCTV Manufacturers

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
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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.
B5, M7 Business Park,
Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Telephone: +353 45 882212 - Fax: +353 45 882214

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

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

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.
67-555 E. Palm Canyon
Building C-103
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 1-800-325-4488, Fax: 1-760-321-9711

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.
175 Mason Circle
Concord, CA 94520
Phone (800) 722 3393. Phone +1 925 680 7100, Fax +1 925 681 4630

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
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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
Customer Relations and Technical Support
Phone: North America: (800) 804 8004

Vision Technology Inc. - VTI's mission is to create innovative low vision aids that combine easy-to-use controls with a wide range of helpful features and unsurpassed value.
Vision Technology, Inc.
8501 Delport Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114
1-800-560-7226 - 314-890-8300(phone) 314-890-8383(fax)
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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)


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

Magnification Aids


Print Enhancing Software

Windows XP: Turn On and Use Magnifier
Choosing a Screen Magnifier AFB
Monitor Magnifiers and Anti Glare Screen, the Max View Magnifier



Windows Access

Blindness Resouce Center's Windows Access


Living with Low Vision


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