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Ackley Appliance Service provides COMPLETE Perkins Brailler repair. The site includes a history of the brailler.
4301 Park Avenue #540
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-288-3931
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Active & Able - vendor of products for assistive technology and independent living aids. Products include hearing, low vision, arthritis, mobility and memory aids.
Active And Able, Inc.
Attn: Customer Service
3357 Commercial Ave.
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
toll free at 877-229-9993 (847-564-5566 from Canada

Adaptive Technology Consulting, Inc. is a company that provides, installs and trains in the use of equipment for the blind, visually impaired and individuals with reading difficulties.
Adaptive Technology Consulting, Inc
P.O. Box 778 Amesbury, MA 01913
Ph: 978-462-3817 Fax: 978-462-3928
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Ai Squared Ai Squared has been a leader in the assistive technology field for 18 years. The company's flagship product, ZoomText, is the world's best magnification and reading software for the vision impaired. Ai Squared prides itself on delivering the highest quality software products and superior technical support.
P.O. Box 669 Manchester Center, VT 05255 USA
Toll-Free (800) 859-0270
Phone: 802-362-3612 ~ Fax: 802-362-1670
Sales Email:
Support Email:

American Thermoform Corporation: has been providing supplies, equipment and excellent customer service to our market for almost 40 years.
Paper for Braille Embossers, Braille Writers, labeling material, poly covers, and various types of Embossers are all in our family of fine products.
American Thermoform
1758 Brackett Street, La Verne, CA 91750
Tel. No. (909) 593-6711 Fax. No. (909) 593-8001
(800) 331-3676
Email contacts

Arkenstone is now part of Freedom Scientific, Blind/Low Vision Group

The Aroga Marketing Group: With headquarters in Vancouver as well as offices and representatives across the country, The Aroga Group has been serving the needs of Canadians with disabilities since 1987. During this time we have assisted thousands of individuals pursue employment, education, and most importantly, a more independent and rewarding lifestyle.
#150-5055 Joyce Street Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2
Toll free: 1-800-561-6222
Local: (604) 431-7997
Fax: (604) 431-7995

Artic Technologies: A leading developer of Adaptive Speech Synthesizers, Talking Braille & QWERTY PDA/PIM Notetaker Devices, DOS & Windows Computer Screen Access & Magnification Software for Blindness & Low Vision since 1984
Artic Technologies - Simply Computers
1000 John R. Road Suite 108 - Troy, Michigan 48083
Phone: (248) 588-7370
FAX (248) 588-2650
Help (248) 588-1425

Ash Technologies - The organisation has now been recognised both nationally and internationally for its excellence in product design and performance. Based in County Kildare, the company is going from strength to strength and currently employs over 30 people. Ash has won numerous product design awards and the name has become synonymous with innovation and design.
B5, M7 Business Park,
Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
T: +353 45 882212
F: +353 45 882214

Bartimaeus Group SSB BART Group provides solutions that resolve the revenue loss, punitive damages, and compliance risks created by inaccessible Information Technology (IT) systems, including Web sites, Web applications, software, and hardware. SSB BART Group's proven Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) solution integrates the business and technical requirements necessary to transform accessibility from a liability into a competitive advantage. With over 600 public and private sector customers, 1200 successfully completed projects, and award-winning software, SSB BART Group has the experience and expertise to ensure that your organization reaches its accessibility goals.
SSB BART Group Offices
Silicon Valley
300 Brannan Street, Suite 608
San Francisco, CA 94107-1876
Phone: (415) 975-8000
Fax: (415) 624-2708
Washington D.C.
1489 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 204
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: (703) 637-8955
Fax: (703) 734-8381

Bavisoft. Bavisoft has amazingly and irrevocably changed the computer gaming industry. In place of graphics, our audio games are powered purely with sound imagery, opening a new world of entertainment for the blind and visually impaired. Utilizing the skills of professional programmers, sound engineers, musicians,
and voice talent Bavisoft provides game players with unparalleled music and sound quality, creating a gaming experience like they've never imagined possible.
P.O. Box #8
Dewitt, NY 13214
For General Questions or Game Help:
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Beyond Sight, Inc. to enhance the independence of blind and reading impaired people through adaptive technology
5650 South Windermere Street Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-795-6455 Fax: 303-795-6425

Biolink Computer Research and Development Ltd.
Their specialty is in providing accessibility to corporate in-house programs. With the emphasis on customer employment support requiring XWindows, Neuron data or other databases access in the Windows 2000, 2003 and XP environments, a complete development service to make your in-house software compatible.
Biolink Computer R & D ltd
4770 Glenwood Avenue North Vancouver,
B.C. Canada V7R 4G8
Phone: (604) 984-4099 Fax: (604) 985-7114

Blazie Engineering is now Freedom Scientific, Blind/Low Vision Group

Braille Jymico: production of graphics using raised contours and musical texts in braille.
110, 51st Street East Charlesbourg (Quibec) Canada G1H 2J9
Tel: (418) 624-2105 Fax: (418) 624-0994 Modem: (418) 624-0987

Choco-Braille- Makers of chocolate guide dogs and greeting cards.
P.O. Box 540836 Flushing NY 11354
Call:     718-461-1873
Outside New York State: (888) 568-6665
Fax: 718-321-0217
Email us

Clarity Solutions Clarity designs, manufactures, and markets the company’s products at our facility in Minden, Nevada. Clarity's products are distributed through a network of independent representatives located throughout the world who provide our customers with personalized service and support.
Clarity Solutions
2222 Park Place, Suite 1C
Minden, NV 89423
Telephone:  800-575-1456 or 775-782-5611
FAX:   775-783-0966

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Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology Any sighted musician can scan and edit print notation and convert it to the equivalent braille notation with our GOODFEEL Braille Music Translator. These sighted copyists need not necessarily know braille. Blind musicians can independently create sound recordings and printed scores with CakeTalking for SONAR and Sibelius Speaking for Sibelius. You can now order our Dancing Dots Accessible Audio and Notation Workstation. We can train you to use any of our technology, more mainstream applications or to learn to read braille music.
Dancing Dots
1754 Quarry Lane
P.O. Box 927
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0927
Voice: 610 783-6692, Fax: 610 783-6732
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Dolphin Computer Access are manufacturers and distributors of adaptive computer equipment including Supernova, an Windows NT Screen Reader/Magnifier and Lunar, a Screen Magnifier for Windows NT.
Dolphin Computer Access Inc.
60 East Third Avenue,
Suite 301,
San Mateo,
CA 94401. USA
Tel: +1 (650) 348 7401
Tel (Toll Free): +1 866 797 5921
Fax: +1 (650) 348 7403
Support Tel: +1 (973) 799 8552
Website:  International

Dragon Speaking Software is now sold by Nuance Communications, Inc

Duxbury Systems: Duxbury Systems leads the world in software for braille. The Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) and MegaDots, are used by virtually all of the world's leading braille publishers. No one supports more languages than Duxbury Systems -- DBT supports grade 1 and grade 2 translation in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Malaysian, Swedish, and other languages. Our software can produce contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics, and technical braille.
Duxbury Systems, Inc.,
270 Littleton Rd., Unit 6,
Westford, MA 01886-3523 USA
Telephone: (1-978)692-3000
Fax: (1-978)692-7912
Email Sales/Ordering:
DBT technical support:
MegaDots technical support:
General inquiries:

Enabling Technologies Company: the world's leading manufacturer of Braille embossers
Enabling Technologies
1601 NE Braille Place
Jensen Beach, Florida 34957 U.S.A.
Phone: (772) 225-3687 or Toll Free (800) 777-3687
Fax: (772) 225-3299 or Toll Free (800) 950-3687
Product Sales Information
Within the U.S.A.:
Outside the U.S.A.:
Product Service, Repair or Support Questions
From anywhere in the World:
For all other inquiries:

Enhanced Vision Systems: Enhanced Vision is the leading developer of innovative products designed specifically for people who are legally blind and have macular degeneration and other low vision conditions. We have helped thousands of people regain their visual independence by providing the ability to read, write, watch TV, enjoy a play and live again.
Enhanced Vision Headquarters:
5882 Machine Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
In the US: (888) 811-3161 Fax (714) 374-1821
In Europe: +44 (0)115 9442317
Fax +44 (0)115 9440720

Online request form.

En-Vision America: 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 II - a talking bar code reader and  ScripTalk - a talking pharmaceutical reader. Originally founded by Philip C. Raistrick in 1996, the cornerstone of the company was based upon one single premise…  To provide our customers with greater independence through technology.
En-Vision America
1013 Porter Lane

Normal, IL 61761
Tel: 309-452-3088
FAX: 309-452-3643

EVAS EVAS, an industry-leading provider of Accessible Plug & Play Computers, has teamed with Dell to create computers specifically designed for people who are visually, physically, hearing or learning disabled. Our Plug & Play Solutions run right out of the box with Application Software, Peripherals and Access Technology installed and configured. Our website contains overviews of how EVAS’ AT Solutions meet the needs of people with disabilities.
39 Canal Street
P.O. Box 371
Westerly RI, 02891
Toll Free 800-USA-EVAS
Voice 401-596-3155
TTY 401-596-3500
Fax 401-596-3979
Email, General

Freedom Scientific, Blind/Low Vision Group , 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.
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
Technical Support
All Products call 1-727-803-8600 Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7 PM, Eastern Time
General Information e-mail
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Frontier Computing has become the leading distributor in Canada of access technology to thousands of visually impaired and blind Canadians from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast.
Frontier Computing - Head Office
2221 Yonge Street, Suite 406
Toronto, Ontario M4S 2B4
Tel: (416) 489-6690
Toll Free: 1-888-480-0000
Fax: (416) 489-6693
For more information about Frontier Computing's full range of products and services please phone us at 416-489-6690, or 1-888-480-0000 or fax your request to 416-489-6693 or email us at

GW Micro, Inc.: Since 1990, GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions. Marketing: Windoweyes, Braille Sense notetaker, Small-talk Ultra and the portable Senseview CCTV.
25 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN 46825 USA
voice: (219) 489-3671 fax: (219) 489-2608 BBS: (219) 489-5281
Web Page:http://
FTP Site:

Handy Tech Elecktronik. Handy Tech is one of the world's leading manufactures of Refreshable Braille displays.
Handy Tech Elektronik GmbH
Brunnenstr. 10, 72160 Horb Germany
Phone: + 49 7451 5546 0 Fax:+49 7451 5546 67

Henter-Joyce, Inc. is now Freedom Scientific, Blind/Low Vision Group

HumanWare is now Pulse Data 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
CA 94520
Phone (800) 722 3393
Phone +1 925 680 7100
Fax +1 925 681 4630
Web site

ifbyphone enables Email retrieval and sending, website access,and Internet searches - all by voice from any phone. Additional features include wake-up, reminder, and Email alert calls,chat rooms and games - including Texas Hold-em poker

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 with almost thirty years of providing essential aids with superb service.
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

Innovative Rehabilitation Technology Inc.
In business since 1979, IRTI has been providing everyday useful products as well as high tech innovations for the blind, visually impaired, individuals with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Sales, Service and Mfg. products for the blind & visually impaired. Specializing in 4-track modified tape recorders, custom computers, talking clocks and other useful products.
Contact: IRTI
13453 Colfax Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone# 530 274-2090 Fax# 530 274-2093
Web site:

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
Toll Free Phone: 800-854-6554
or in Colorado 303-797-6554
FAX: 303-727-4940

JBliss Low Vision 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 Low Vision Systems
PO 7382, Menlo Park, CA 94026
MAIN: (650) 327-5477
FAX: Please contact us first before faxing.
TOLL FREE: (888) 452-5477 (or 888-4JBLISS)
TECHNICAL SUPPORT: (888) 452-5477

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.Kurzweil 1000 provides blind users access to printed and electronic materials. Printed documents (after being scanned) and digital files (such as eBooks or email) are converted from text to speech and read aloud.
Contact Page For reseller information, please call sales at 800.894.5374 x603 or customer service at 800.894.5374 x 607 or e-mail our sales department. fax: (781) 276-0650

Lab Computers, Inc. provides up-to-date systems and products to aid in difficulties of reading, writing, and learning print.
Lab Computers
6708 Lunar Drive
Louisville, KY 40258
Phone: (502) 447 - 2458 Fax: (502) 448 - 1897
Email Us

Lorien Systems is now Texthelp Systems Inc

LS&S GROUP, INC specializes in products for the blind, visually impaired, deaf, and hard of hearing. You will find a great collection of low vision aids, hearing helpers, daily living aids, products for independence, resources, and information designed to help you regain independence for yourself or a loved one in your life. Adjusting to life-altering changes can be difficult. In the case of vision or hearing loss, LS&S can help you find useful products that can make a difference in your life.
LS&S Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 673, Northbrook, IL 60065
Toll FREE 800-468-4789 (Voice) Toll FREE 800-317-8533 (TTY)
FAX 847-498-1482  Email:

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 has an online catalog, which is filled with over 4,000 items and has been designed specifically for your special needs.
Maxi-Aids, Inc., 42 Executive Blvd.,
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Telephone: 1-800-522-6294 - (To Order)
1-631-752-0521 - (For Information)
1-631-752-0738 - (TTY)
Fax: 1-631-752-0689

NanoPac, Inc: NanoPac supplies products and services for individuals with disabilities (low vision, blindness, reading disabilities, quadriplegia, reading machines, environmental controls, voice activation, augmentative communications, hearing impairments, voice recognition, speech synthesis, text to speech, switches and switch mounts, magnifiers, and door openers).
NanoPac, Inc.
4823 South Sheridan Road
Suite 302
Tulsa, OK 74145-5717
Phone: 918-665-0329
Fax: 918-665-0361
Sales: 800-580-6086
Technical Support: 800-580-6086
TTY: 918-665-2310

Nuance Communications, Inc.Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.
Send e-mails and instant messages, surf the web, create documents - all by simply speaking. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9, you'll be faster than ever before and have more fun with your PC. TextBridge, Professional Edition, a full featured optical character recognition (OCR) system for Windows.
1 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803
United States
Tel: 781-565-5000
Fax: 781-565-5001
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OVAC The OVAC product line began in 1993 with the introduction of our first vision-aide for senior citizens with macular degeneration. Founded on the principles of simple operation, high performance and low cost by utilizing the television receivers already in the users home as the medium on which to read and write.
Address: 67-555 E. Palm Canyon
Building C-103
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 1-800-325-4488
Fax: 1-760-321-9711
Contact page

Optelec, Optelec produces a variety of Low Vision Solutions for those living with Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and other eye conditions. Dedicated to advancing Braille literacy and providing sophisticated yet easy-to-use products for information access and management, Optelec offers innovative products for beginning Braille learners as well as computer-savvy power users. Optelec, formerly known as Tieman, is the world’s largest specialist in electronic equipment for the blind and partially sighted.
Click here to access the Optelec International website
Optelec, US Inc.
3030 Enterprise Court
Suite C
Vista, CA 92081
Request Information Form
Customer Service: (800) 828-1056
(M-F 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST)

Orbit Research is dedicated to the development of products for the physically challenged.
Feature product: ORION TI-36X Talking Scientific Calculator
Orbit Research
3422 Old Capitol Trail
Suite 585
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 1-888-60-ORBIT
Fax: 1-888-606-7248

Parrot Plus Parrot is responding to the demands of its users in improving the recording memory of Voice Mate, its third generation of organizers. Remaining manufactured in France, with its blue color and the same features, it is now available in both versions: 40 and 80 minutes memory recording time.
Voice Mate comes with a standard earphone adaptor, and a Euro-converter on top of the calculator menu. The Voice Mate Dealers List

PC SQUARED can assist you with your computer and personal needs: Voice Recognition / Activation, Low Vision & Blindness Products, Augmentative Communications, Speech Synthesis & Text-to-Speech.
PC Squared
2914 Russell Ave N Minneapolis MN 55411-1068
Phone (612) 588-7019, (888) 588-7019, FAX (612) 588-6700

Productivity Works: pwWebSpeak, a speaking Internet browser compatible with Sound Blaster
7 Belmont Circle Trenton, New Jersey 08618
Tel: (609) 984-8044 Fax: (609) 984-8048

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

Quantum Technology: An Australian company specialising in the development, manufacture and distribution of technology solutions for people with vision impairment.
Head office, Sydney, Australia
Quantum Technology Pty Ltd
5 South Street (PO Box 390)
Rydalmere NSW 2116
Phone: 02 8844 9888 (International: +61 2 8844 9888)
Fax: 02 9684 4717 (international: +61 2 9684 4717)

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
National Headquarters
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
866-732-3585 The mission at is to help children and adults with disabilities enhance their lives, increase their independence and productivity, and gain greater social inclusion through the use of leading-edge assistive technology.
P.O. Box 572190
Houston, Texas 77257
United States
Phone: (1) 281-531-6106
Fax: (1) 281-531-6406

Robotron Group's assistive technology is now Sensory Tools

Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing high quality, low-cost Braille books for children. From Contemporary Literature to well-loved Classics, Seedlings offers over 270 low-cost Braille books for children ages 1 to 14!
P.O. Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924
Phone: (800) 777-8552 FAX: (313) 427-8552

Sensory Tools is a division of the Robotron Group, a research and development, manufacture and marketing group based in Melbourne, Australia, a world leader in several important technologies including advanced radio communications and assistive tools for vision-impaired people.
Sensory Tools Division
Robotron Group
15 Stamford Road
Oakleigh 3166, Australia
Tel +61 3 9568 2568
Fax +61 3 9568 1377
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Sighted Electronics is proud to announce; in 2007 are celebrating their 25th
year manufacturing developing and distributing adaptive aids for visually impaired and
blind people. Sighted Electronics started as a technical support and service center for
highly specialized hospital medical equipment; from there we became involved with
development and technical support of products for blind people.
69 Woodland Avenue Westwood, NJ 07675
1-800-666-4883   201-666-2221 Fax: 201-666-0159
la versión en español del sitio WEB de Sighted Electronics

Tack-Tiles Braille Systems are interchangeble with standard international toy building blocks. They provide a unique bridge, a smoother, shorter,more interesting path to Braille literacy.
TACK-TILES® Braille Systems LLC
P.O. Box 475
Plaistow, NH 03865 U.S.A.
1-800-TACK-TILE (822-5845) U.S. and Canada or 603 382 1904//Fax 603 382 1748

TeleSensory: For three decades, Telesensory has been helping visually impaired and blind people achieve greater independence through innovative, technology-based products.
North America - Corporate Office and Central Service Center
InSiPhil (US) LLC 
650 Vaqueros Ave. Suite F
Sunnyvale CA 94085
Phone: (408) 616 8700 / (408) 616 8701
Fax: (408) 616 8720     
Anita Thibeaux - Operation Manager 
Maria Alvarado - Sales/ Service Support 

Texthelp Systems Ltd Software for Dyslexia, Disability and other special needs-including TextHELP for Windows (integrates predictive typing, speech, real time spell checking and text magnification)
Texthelp Systems Inc.
100 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801
Toll free phone: 888-248-0652
Phone: 617-896-9704
Toll free fax: 866-248-0652
Technical Support:
Toll free phone: 888-248-4947

VisionCue, LLC . VisionCue offers a select assortment of market-leading products to our customers in the United States and Canada. In collaboration with a network of regional Authorized Resellers, we are able to help end-users, rehabilitation professionals, schools, government agencies and businesses find the right solutions for their access needs.
4858-A S.W. Scholls Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97225
Phone 888-318-2582 and 503-297-1510
Fax 503-459-4003

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