The 10-Digit Talking Calculator with Music and Alarm is a voice-output calculator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The calculator has a 10-digit liquid crystal display (LCD), with voice output for entries and results. Other features include voice volume control and shutoff; a time and date display mode, with automatic return from calculator to time mode after eight minutes idle; a built-in talking alarm clock; calculation results reported in digits or units; and 15 m
The 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator is a voice output, large button, large print calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The calculator features an extra-large crystal display (LCD), oversized number and function buttons with large white numbers, and volume control. The user can push the buttons to do standard calculations and entries appear on the large easy-to-see display screen while the calculator also speak each number and function pressed as well as t
The 3M Adjustable Footrest helps reduce strain and fatigue on legs, back and neck. The footrest offers an easy foot-controlled platform tilt adjustment and sturdy steel construction. The contoured 18 inch wide, non-skid plastic platform keeps the user's feet in place and it has soft bumps to help soothe their feet. SIZES: One size. DIMENSIONS: 4.3 inches length x 7 inches width x 13.8 inches depth. COLOR: Grey. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
The 3M Expressions Anti-Glare Computer Filter is a black computer frame that reduces light glare up to 90 percent to help prevent glare-related eyestrain and headaches. The lightly tinted glass acts as an aid for improved screen contrast. The frame fits both CRT and LCD desktop monitors and helps protect fragile LCD screens from fingerprints and damage. OPTIONS: CRT and LCD fit options. DIMENSIONS: CRT 16-19" fit = 16 inches length x 19 inches width; LCD 16-19" fit = 17 inches length x 18 inches
The 3M Leatherette Mousepad Wristrest allows gel to conform to the wrist and neutralize wrist posture. The rest also features
anti-microbial product protection, which inhibits growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria, that can cause stains, odors and product degradation. Additionally, the mousing surface improves the tracking of optical mice and extends battery life of wireless mice up to 75 percent.
The 8-Digit Talking Calculator, model 6638, is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The calculator features an extra-large liquid crystal display (LCD), an audio result only key, a repeat key, and automatic power shutoff. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (HxW): 5 x 6.875 inches. WARRANTY: 90 days.
Electric mail opener opens mail quickly and safely, slitting across one side of the envelope, does not slit completely through both sides. Opens 150 envelopes per minute. Special settings for lightweight and airmail envelopes. Comes with a mail receiving tray. Opens all sizes of mail. MA-1F model is activated by a foot switch. Model MA-500 features automatic feed for opening large volumes of mail ($999.50).
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted headset for an adult with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and spinal fusion. This individual has limited mobility, can only lift her arms to her chest, and cannot bend her neck. She mostly relies on Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software since she can only type for a short time without pain; however, she is unable to put on or take off the microphone headset by herself. Designers observed that she was able to m
The Adjustable Writing Slope, models SB16 and SB24, is an adjustable-angle writing platform designed for use by children and adults with neurological and physical disabilities. Intended to improve posture while reading and writing, the Slant Board can be used on any flat surface and adjusts to 10 angles that range between 10 and 80 degrees for personalized comfort. It is handcrafted from durable hardwood ply with a low-contrast, non-glare, clear lacquer finish. The Adjustable Writing Slope is eq
Aria is a braille notetaker with speech output designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This computerized organizer is designed with word processing, mathematical and communicating capabilities. The user can construct full-fledged documents, transfer files, drive a modem or use a statistical calculator. With DOS interface, this device can run external software. It can be upgraded; the system runs on 1 Megabyte of RAM and 2 Megabytes of Flash ROM (contains the Aria software).
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable drawing table and felt tipped marker holder which can be controlled by an artist with no hand function using a mouthstick. The work station includes a commercial drawing table with a motor driven device to raise or lower the board, adjusted to allow control of the board angle; it uses magnets to hold paper onto the metal surface of the board; and a " lazy susan" device with holes in it to hold drawing implements, placed on a hospital style b
The Audio Graphing Calculator (AGC) is an audible graphing calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or visual dyslexia. This on-screen graphing calculator is capable of displaying graphs or other sets of y-versus-x data both visually and audibly as a tone graph. The audio tone plot gives users access to plots comparable to that on standard graphing calculators. The AGC also has advanced matrix functions as well as the abilities to locate polar coordinat
The Balanced Spectrum Desk Lamp is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This desk lamp simulates the spectrum of natural daylight to aid visibility. The lamp is equipped with a flexible gooseneck for optimal positioning. The unit uses an energy-efficient 8,000 hour, compact 27-watt bulb to produce the equivalent lighting of a 150-watt standard bulb. The on/off rocker switch is located under the head of the lamp. DIMENSIONS (LxW): The base is 9.5 x 7.5 inch
The Balanced Spectrum Elegance Floor Lamp is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This lamp simulates the spectrum of natural daylight to aid visibility. The lamp is equipped with a flexible gooseneck for optimal positioning. The unit uses an energy-efficient 8,000 hour compact bulb. OPTIONS: Replacement bulbs. DIMENSIONS: 50 inches tall with a seven-foot power cord. The head is 5.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches. The base is 10.75 x 8 x 3 inches. WEIGHT: 10 pounds.
The Balanced Spectrum Floor Lamp is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This lamp simulates the spectrum of natural daylight to aid visibility. The lamp is equipped with a weighted base and a flexible gooseneck for optimal positioning. The unit uses an energy-efficient 8,000 hour compact 27-watt bulb to produce the equivalent lighting of a 150-watt standard bulb. OPTIONS: Replacement bulbs. DIMENSIONS: 50 inches tall with a seven-foot power cord. The bas
The Balanced Spectrum Market Street Lamp is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This lamp simulates the spectrum of natural daylight to aid visibility. This 55-watt lamp is brighter than two 100-watt incandescent bulbs combined; however, the brightness can be adjusted to fit the user's needs and activity using a three-way switch which provides a choice of 55 watts, 42 watts, or 27 watts. The lamp is equipped with a flexible gooseneck for optimal positioni
The Basic Acoustic Cabinet is a cabinet that functions as a noise shield for a Basic-D or Basic-S Braille printer (see separate entries), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. When used with a Basic printer, the Basic Acoustic Cabinet provides a Braille production module with a maximum noise level of 60 decibels (dB), allowing the printer to be used in a standard work environment. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 46 x 18.5 x 24 inches. WEIGHT: 90 pounds.
The Basic Acoustic Top is a cover that functions as a noise shield for a Basic-D or Basic-S Braille printer (see separate entries), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. When used with a Basic printer, the Basic Acoustic Top can provide noise reduction of up to 10 decibels (dB).
The Belkin WaveRest Gel Mousepad offers ergonomic support for a user's wrists with its patented Wave design. The gel cushion creates contours to the natural curvature of a wrist and aids supports movement. Overall, the product helps to reduce hand and wrist stress that can lead to repetitive motion disorders.
The Better Board Slant Board is a bookholder and table top writing desk designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have upper extremity. It is made of durable corrugated plastic, it has attached plastic clamps that hold paper well and includes non-slip feet to help it stay in place while in use. It has a 20-degree angle and can be used for reading, writing and copying. When not in use, this board folds to a thickness of 0.75 inch for stacking and storing. SIZES: Small and large.
The Big Number Talking Calculator is a voice output large print calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The calculator's visual display shows eight characters 0.5 inches high. Its speech output is in a female voice with a three-level volume control. The calculator performs math functions, including percentage and power calculations, with memory and a repeat button. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.75 x 7 x 5 inches. COLOR:
The Big Number Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. A female voice announces the results for basic functions and percentages. The calculator has a large number eight-digit readout. Features include memory function, repeat audio, and adjustable volume with on/off. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (not included). COLOR: Black with white numbers. Separate on and off buttons are green with white marking.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Calculator designed with large control keys and display for use by persons with severely involved hands or limited vision. Calculator is modified using a MM5737 calculator chip with additional space made between keys of the keyboard. Calculator display is enlarged to an inch high using a IEE1720 seven segment display. COMMENTS: For further information contact: The Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, Rehabilitation Engineering Center, P.O. Box 8217, Wic
Big:Calc is a voice output, large print calculator designed for use by persons with low vision or cognitive or physical disabilities. It features large number keys, high-quality speech and built-in scanning. Triggered by either a mouse click or a switch, the unit can be used by itself or can help to assist the user with a database or spreadsheet program. It is also designed to allow the user to change the number and function key sizes and background settings in order to accommodate various users
BigNames is a large print contacts database program designed for use by individuals who have low vision. This program enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to display contacts in large print for people who have difficulty seeing. BigNames uses the device’s existing contact list, including the nicknames the user has defined each contact. It skips loading contacts that do not have phone numbers and displays postal addresses. The program also allows the user to add a star to frequently diale
Braille 'N Speak is an electronic braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit features a six-key Perkins-style braille keyboard and the capability to provide output in print, synthesized speech, or braille. This portable stand-alone data manager offers a simple command structure; word processing capabilities and spell check; a fully-adjustable speech synthesizer which enables the user to control the rate of speech, tone, pitch, and more; a Grade 2
Braille Calc is a Braille spreadsheet program designed for use by individuals who are blind. Available for use with Freedom Scientific braille notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see entries), this program offers the same type of cell-referencing and automatic calculation capabilities provided by computer-based spreadsheets. This program manages a spreadsheet of up to 16 columns by 64 rows (1,024 cells) with full editing and formatting capabilities. It saves
The Braille Datebook 2015 is designed for individuals with low vision. Keep track of appointments, addresses, family schedules, class assignments, and more with the Braille DateBook from APH. Use it at your desk or on the go; it is sturdy, and fits in a backpack or brief case.
The Braille Lite Millennium, Series M20, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 20-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M20 features a 56K modem, e-mail capability, word processing, one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually unlimited
The Braille Lite Millennium, series M40, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 40-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M40 features a 56K modem, e-mail capabilities, word processing, quick one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually un
Braillino is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a 20-character braille display with two Triple Action keys and an eight-key braille keyboard. It can be used independently or connected by a docking station to the Nokia Communicator, models 9210i or 9290 (see separate entry), a cell phone / personal data assistant (PDA). When the notetaker is connected to the Communicator, the latter can be controlled using the notetaker's brail
CalcuScan, model M126, is a scanning calculator program designed for use by students with sverere physical or neurological disabilities, cerebral palsy, or low vision. This calculator program can be used as a classroom math aid for teachers and students. Multiple key layout options and access modes are provided to suit specific teacher and student needs. The user can edit and reassign key names and functions; display calculator key layouts at any size, up to full-screen, with high-contract keys
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Keyboard guard for calculator for persons with limited finger control. A template is made from wood, metal, or plastic of the keyboard of a calculator. Holes are cut corresponding to the keys. The guard is mounted just above the keypad providing recessed keys. Includes pictures. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking or Metalworking. AUTHOR: Dan Golden, CETA Welding Instructor, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute, 1019 South Knowles Ave., New Richmond, WI 5
The Canon Gloview 14-Digit Heavy Duty Printing Calculator is a large print calculator designed for use by individuals with low vision. This desktop calculator features an extra-large green LED display, a two-color printer, grand total and mark-up/down functions, and a keyboard with large number keys. POWER: Uses AC (alternating current). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 3 x 12 7/8 x 8.5 inches. The LED display characters are 0.75 inches high. COLORS: White casing, black keys, and green LED characters. WARRAN
The Canon Large Print Desktop Calculator is a large print calculator designed for use by individuals with low vision. This calculator has a large-character digital display and prints calculations in two colors on a paper roll. It calculates tax, mark up/mark down, grand totals, and delta percent, and includes double and triple zero keys. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.5 x 10.75 x 8.25 inches. Numerical keys measure approximately 0.5 inches. WEIGHT: 2 pounds 1 ounce. COLORS: Print is purple and red,
The Chiming Talking Calculator is a voice-output calculator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This calculator has an eight-character visual display and speech output with a female voice. The speed and volume of the speech output can be controlled. The calculator performs math functions, including percentages. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: The plastic casing is black.
Chromalux Full Spectrum Incandescent Light Bulbs are high intensity light bulbs designed for use by individuals with low vision or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The bulbs are made of glass that contains neodymium, a rare earth element that absorbs yellow and other dulling components of the spectrum, allowing violet, blue, green, and red components to be strengthened without producing an imbalance of one color over another. A heavy duty filament provides long life (5000 hours average). They
The Clip-On Booklight is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with low vision. This clip-on light can also be used as a freestanding light. The extra long clip attaches to any size book and most table tops. This light has an ultra bright LED that never needs replacing. POWER: Uses 3 AAA batteries (not included). COLORS: Blue and silver.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted footstool for an adult with cerebral palsy. This individual worked as a disability advocate and often spends most of her eight-hour work day at her desk. She had difficulty with her feet resting on the floor while sitting and would experience swelling and muscle spasms, particularly when she was tired. Commercially available footstools were ill suited. The custom adapted stool was created using lightweight plywood to constr
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with scleroderma to cut mats, foam board, fabric, and other materials used in graphic arts. The board consists of a plastic cutting mat mounted on a wooden board with a spring-loaded metal strip across the top and down the left side. The user slides the material to be cut under the strips and tightens them using an attached tri-nut. This holds the material in place and enables the user to cut it without danger of cutting her fingers. TITLE: Cut
The CVACCT7+ Talking Credit Card Terminal, model 1330, is a voice output credit card terminal designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an adapted version of a standard credit card terminal. The user scans a debit or credit card or enters numbers in the unit's keypad. Information in the display is spoken through the Captek voice system mounted on the bottom of the unit. The price includes download and testing of an application from the credit card service company
Desk top organizers for sorting and storage of paperwork, books, binders. Available with various combinations of horizontal and vertical storage, with 4 to 12 compartments. End panels and all dividers have radius cutouts. Available with or without top, with adjustable shelves, and in letter or legal size. Furniture grade steel.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to remove staples. A steel tube with a curved piece of steel at one end sits between the user's thumb and index finger, with projecting rods further down. When the user curls his/her fingers around the rods and pulls them up, two steel jaws at the bottom of the tube are activated to slide under the staple and pull it out of the paper as the edges of the tube descend to hold the paper in place. TITLE: Office Assistance. JOU
The Dino Junior Big Number Calculator is a large print calculator designed for use by individuals with low vision. Features include a large liquid crystal display (LCD) and large keys with bold, black-on-white numbers. The eight-digit calculator performs standard mathematical functions and percentages and is small enough to fit in a purse or briefcase. POWER: Uses solar power and batteries (G-10 or Eveready 189) (not included). DIMENSIONS: (LxWxD) 5.67 x 4.17 x .87 inches.
The Dual Channel headset for the Visually Impaired, model SMH 1783-11, is a microphone headset designed to fit a variety of communication applications requiring the use of two channels for individuals with a visual disability. The models are designed for use by secretaries and receptionists in transcribing from dictation devices and for use by telephone operators with visual disabilities using talking terminals. It is based on the StarMate Supra headset where one channel allows the user to trans
The Easel Base Docuent Holder, model DHEB04, is a copy stand designed to reduce eye, back and neck strain for individuals who spend a lot of time typing. This copy holder is lightweight, uses minimal workspace and stores flat when not in use. The easel articulates to create stable base and it comes with non-slip feet to protect the work surface and prevent unwanted movement. A moveable paper grip with built in digital clock holds the document securely in place as it rest on the deep paper ledge.
The EasyEye Floor Lamp is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with low vision. This lamp includes an lonizer Air Purifier that is activated when the light is turned on. It has an adjustable gooseneck and a swivel head. The light uses a 27 watt fluorescent bulb (included) with an anti-reflective lens designed to reduce eyestrain and glare. Other features include energy efficient flicker free electronic ballast. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 48 x 10 x 9 inches.
Automatic staplers available with finger or foot switch operation. Available 110 to 125 volt AC or 220 to 240 volt AC. Variety of models: mini, standard, heavy duty, saddle or double. Some models staple automatically when work is inserted, others are switch operated.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to insert folded paper in envelopes The device has a square plywood base that clamps to the work surface. Mounted to the base is a slightly raised metal tray with an angled edge that slides into an open envelope facing away from the user. The usere slides the envelope over the bevelled edge of the base and onto the metal tray and then slides the folded letter across the tray into the envelope. The journal articl
The Ergo Sof PenAgain is ergonomically designed to fit to the contour of the hand. This model helps alleviate hand stresses. The natural weight of the writer's hand provides sufficient pressure to apply ink to paper. This eliminates the need to grip the pen, allowing the thumb and forefinger to serve as guides.
The Esys 12 is a braille notetaker, braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable unit has 12 braille cells with 12 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 12 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user can type notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), or notetaker. The user can
The Esys 24 (also known as the esys24) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 24 braille cells with 24 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 24 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can also be used to send and
The Esys 40 (also known as esys40) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have vision. This portable unit has a large display with 40 braille cells with 40 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The esys40 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can be used to read and
The Esys 64 (also know as the esys64) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 64 braille cells with 64 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 64 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via
The Esys 80 (also known as the esys80) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 80 braille cells with 80 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 80 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station or
The Everest Acoustic Hood is a noise reducation shield for the Everest Braille Embosser (see separate entry), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Hood is a single-compartment table-top cabinet with transparent doors in front. When used with the Everest printer, the Everest Acoustic Hood reduces noise to 60 decibels (dB) or less, allowing the printer to be used in a standard work environment.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Expanded keyboard allows person without fine motor control to operate calculator. Using the available circuitry of a commercial calculator, an enlarged keyboard is made, 16 by 18 inches. The keys are one inch in diameter, widely spaced and recessed. Slight pressure on the key activates switch. Display readout was enlarged to 1/2 inch symbols and located a the top of the keyboard. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electronics, woodworking. AUTHOR: Caro
The Fabian Writing/Reading Aid, model H73500, is an overhead bookholder and writing board designed to allow individuals confined to a bed in a supine position to read and write. The unit consists of a vertical support bar which attaches to the headboard of the bed with padded clamps (included), or to the wall with screws. The overhead fixture swings horizontally to any desired position, and supports the easel which adjusts to a wide range of angles. The metal parts are chrome-plated steel, and t
The Fellowes Gel Crystal Mousepad Wristrest is an ergonomically designed gel wrist rest that conforms to a user's wrist. The rest provides support while redistributing pressure points to alleviate wrist pain or discomfort.
The Gliding Palm Supports relieve wrist pressure to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and general wrist discomfort. Gliding over the mousepad encourages natural wrist movement in a neutral position. Additionally, the compact design works with or without a mouse pad.
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with limited grip strength to remove files from file cabinets. To adapt hanging file folders, thread cable ties through the center tab slots of the hanging file folder. Create a loop by attaching the two ends of the cable tie. This is done on each side of the hanging folder. Adjust the loop by pulling on the cable tie. Users can place their hands through the front and back loops of the file they need and pull the file out. MATERIALS: Seven- o
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities to open file cabinet drawers. Drill a hole vertically above and below the existing hand pull on each drawer and place the U-shaped handle vertically over the holes.Place a washer and nut over the threaded ends of the screws provided with the handles (longer screws may be required). Place the screws into the drilled holes from the inside of drawer and then into the handles, and tighten.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: File cabinet modified by hinging one side to allow filing by a person with little upper extremity range of motion or grasp. One side of a portable filing cabinet is removed and reattached with hinges to open downward, to expose the filed material from the side. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: Developed at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital. Reprinted from the " Rehabilitation Engineering Sourcebook Supplement 1:" Institute for Information Studies, Falls Church,
The Fiskars Squeeze Punch is a paper punch designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Ergonomic handles and a specially engineered squeeze motion make these punches two times easier to squeeze than regular hand punches. An open punch head feature lets the user see where he or she is punching to avoid paper waste and to add distinctive style to craft project designs such as embellishments on homemade cards, scrapbook pages, and collages. The punches are
FoldRite: Letter Folding Tool is a tool designed for individuals with low vision to help them fold letters. Made of durable plastic, designed to make folding 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper a snap. Consists of two plastic, hinged plates. Letters can be tri-folded by placing the paper between the plates and folding the FoldRite over twice. Can also be used to create strips of blank braille paper that fit into a business envelope.
Copier-printer designed to be used by employees who are physically disabled. Controls can be easily manipulated. The operator watches the readout panel as illuminated symbols signal the start and completion of each step in the automated operation. Attaching and removing the stencils from the cylinder is done automatically. The machine can be lowered to the level needed for operation by person in wheelchair. Maximum sheet size: 11 by 17 inches, minimum sheet size 3 by 5 inches. Four variable spee
The Giant Calculator, model GC78l, is a large button and large print calculator designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities or low vision. This calculator has large rubber keys and an 8-digit LCD display with large numbers and an adjustable tilt screen. Functions include memory and percentages. POWER: Uses solar panel or button cell battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 11 x 8.25 x 0.875 inches. COLOR: Black or silver.
The Good Use Microdesk is a writing board designed for use by individuals with physical or neurological disabilities. This device enables access to a computer keyboard while working with papers or books. It improves posture and is helpful for people with poor posture, neck or back pain, or heavy paper demands associated with simultaneous computer work. The transparent acrylic surface enables the user to see the keyboard while providing support for the
forearms. Suitable for right- or left-hande
GoodReader 4 is an iTunes application that can help individuals with communication problems by organizing PDFs of very large size, TXT documents with high-resolution graphics and pictures, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML files, and Safari web archives. Regarding audio and video files it is natively supported by IOS. Compatible with iPhone and iPad. Version 4.3.0 offers a “WiFi only” option for scheduled Auto Sync in App settings. SIZE: 40.7 megabytes.
LANGUAGE: English only.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable individuals with cognitive disabilities to insert magazines in envelopes. This Guide features a metal plate with raised sides that enable the user to align the magazine with the envelope and slide it in. The Guide clamps to a bench or counter and is reversible for right- or left-handed use. TITLE: Making Work Easy. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 12 no. 1, Autumn 2001: p. 12-13. PAGES (including cover): 3 2001.
The Heavy Duty Flex Arm Document Holder, model DHFA08, is a copy holder designed to reduce eye, back and neck strain for individuals who spend a lot of time typing. This copy holder has a clamp that attaches to the edge of any work surface. The arm pivots 360 degrees and can be swung out of the way when not in use. A moveable paper grip with built in digital clock holds the document securely in place as it rest on the deep paper ledge. A transparent line guide mounts on either side and adjusts t
The Highlighter, model 1588-04, is an illuminated stand magnifier designed with a highlighted orientation line for individuals with low vision. The entire magnification is illuminated, but one line of print is brighter. Because readers do not have to concentrate on orientation, they can read more easily and quickly. Lowering the illumination with the rheostat allows users to make the orientation line more visable by dimming the surrounding field. There is a power supply light to signify when pow
The i-Lite is a light-weight, foldable LED light designed for individuals with low vision. Offers the user a portable and powerful light source that can be used anywhere. The i-Lite generates natural light that can help you with everyday tasks; especially when there is not enough natural or artificial light available. Supplied with universal adaptor. Features, battery operated for 5 – 9 hour use, depending on brightness setting. No light flicker LED lights (more than 50,000 hours lifecycle). Fol
Icon is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used by itself, this device is a portable electronic organizer and digital talking book player. Used in conjunction with the optional docking station, it is a notetaker and Internet access device. Pre-installed software applications include a calendar, address book, Web browser, e-mail, word processor, music player, podcast player / recorder, voice re
The Index 4X4 Pro is a Braille printer and publishing system designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Index 4x4 Pro is intended for use in the production of Braille magazines, books, and newspapers. When the 4x4 Pro receives a Braille text file from a computer, it processes the file into saddle stitch binding format. For example, the first sheet of a 40-page document will consist of pages 1, 2, 39, and 40, the next sheet will consist of pages 3, 4, 37, and 38, etc. The 4
The Index Braille Stapler, model 71100, is a stapler for braille documents designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille stapler can be used to put the center staples in braille magazines and other braille documents and can be used by an individual who is blind. OPTIONS: Staples are available in four sizes for braille documents with two to ten, ten to 20, 20 to 30, and 30 to 40 pages. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 16 x 29 x 57 centimeters. This product can staple documents
The Itty-Bitty Book Light is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with low vision. Designed to be lightweight and portable, this reading light has telescoping arms and a revolving lamp hood. Made of durable plastic, the light clips to any paperback and hardcover book and provides direct reading light through two bright LED bulbs. The bulbs are heat-free and provide 100,000 hours of light. The light automatically turns on when the telescoping arm is extended. A durable carrying case
The Jobri Mobile Desk Caddy, model F7300-xx, is a height-adjustable tilt top table that can be used with a recliner or as a freestanding unit. This mobile desk caddy has multiple combinations of height and tilt adjustments, and can be used to hold a laptop or book or for writing. Locking casters help keep it in place and a full lip on the table top keeps items from sliding off. It holds up to 25 pounds. DIMENSIONS: The tabletop adjusts from 30 to 39.5 inches high with a table surface of 16 x 31
The Jumbo Talking Calculator is a large print, large button, voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This calculator's size is equivalent to a standard letter-size page. Features include an extra-large liquid crystal display (LCD) and an oversized black number pad with large white numbers. It has volume control that can be adjusted to high, low, or can be turned off completely, and the voice can be set to speak digits or the actual number value.
The Kensington Wrist Pillow mousepad delivers neutralizing comfort to those with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or general wrist discomfort. A soft gel base conforms to wrists without pressure points or restricted motion.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Keyboard guard to assist persons with limited finger control. A removable grid is constructed from 1/16 inch diameter brass rod with soldered joints. It can be made for calculators, typewriters or push button phones. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Welding. AUTHOR: Ken Hagman, Opportunities, Inc., 925 Jefferson Street, Fort Atkinson, WI, 414-563- 6691. TITLE: Tools, Equipment and Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education and Employment of Handi
The Large Format Calculator is a large button calculator designed for use by individuals with low vision or fine motor disabilities. This over-sized calculator has an ergonomically enhanced keyboard with large buttons and a large display screen. Functions include memory, percent, and square root.
The Lektriever Series 80 is a powered file cabinet system with an adjustable work counter that allows the revolving file shelves to deliver files at a standing or a seated height. FEATURES: Lockable security door; full width fluorescent light; computerized safety status panel; lockable lower access panel with safety switch; electronic keypad; and infrared safety eyes and upper and lower safety touch bars. SHELVING: Shelving options for lateral shelf filing include storage trays or bins for micro
The lighted reader is a pair of optical lenses in a plastic frame with LED lights on them, designed for readers of any age who need magnification in order to read. They come in three magnification settings; 3.0, 3.5, or 4.0. They are also designed to only shine its LED lights straight ahead or directly on the words that the user is reading, as to not disturb others who are near.
Literacy Productivity Pack – Version 14.0 is a suite of reading and writing software applications designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. Programs include Premier Launch Pad; Worksheet Wizard; Write Now; English Talking Dictionary, a voice output dictionary; the Universal Reader Plus, a voice output program; Scan and Read Pro, a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) and audio file creation program; Text-To-Audio, an audio file creatio
The Echo smartpen from Livescribe records everything a user hears, says and writes, while linking audio recordings to notes. All recordings can be found within the simplistic interface. The device features a replaceable ink tip and a rechargeable lithium battery.
The Luxo Copyholder with Extension Arm, models MH-801 and MH-805, is designed with an adjustable arm to provide an ergonomic work station. The copy holder consists of a plate/easel on an extension arm that clamps to the table. The plate is constructed of durable plastic with a matte surface to reduce glare. A linefinder opens 90 degrees. A parallel motion feature keeps the plate in position wihen the arm is moved. DIMENSIONS (HxW): Easel is 10 x 12 inches. Arm is 33 inches (MH-801) or 36 inches
The Magic Touch Screen transforms any standard monitor or notebook computer into a scratch-resistant, touch-interactive device. It detects a user's touch for mouse cursor movement, clicking, double clicking, and dragging. The Magic Touch Screen works most effectively with any mouse-driven software.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to stabilize writing material for a person with use of one hand only. Briefly describes steel and wood writing surface with magnetized strips to hold papers in place and a raised lip to hold pencils. Originally designed for use by hemiplegic workshop employee. COMMENTS: For more information contact: United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, 122 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10020. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Greco, M TITLE: Problem Solv
The Memovoice Notepad is a braille notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Memovoice Notepad has a seven-point Braille keyboard and voice output in several languages, delivered through headphones or a built-in speaker. Functions include an alarm clock, calendar, appointments list, events list, and notepad. The Memovoice Notepad has a 256 kilobyte (KB) flash memory and 128 KB random access memory (RAM), with 2 megabytes (MB) total memory. POWER: Uses two 1.5 vo
The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse is designed to alleviate wrist discomfort while also making digital navigation effortless. Shaped to encourage natural hand, wrist, and forearm patterns and posture, Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse helps prevent the pain of repetitive stress injuries.
The MimioPad wireless tablet is a digital presentation input system that can be used to enable students or teachers with mobility disabilities to write on a classroom whiteboard without leaving their desks. It can also be used in the workplace or in other venues in which meetings are held. The MimioPad is designed to be used with the MimioTeach electronic whiteboard (not included). The unit connects wirelessly to the MimioTeach whiteboard, allowing the teacher to move around the classroom while
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to steer a trolley (cart) used for document delivery. An existing cart had four swivel wheels, making steering with one hand difficult. Two of the existing wheels were replaced with non-swivel ones. The adaptation required making small forks to fit the new wheels into the existing wheel mounts. In addition, the cart handle was raised using steel tubing and steel strap clamps. DIMENSIONS: The new handle is 950 millimeters hi
The Modu-Tray is a lapboard with bookholder designed to act as a tray or writing board for wheelchair users. Interchangeable inserts allow the user to have an adjustable easle for computer keyboard, reading, games, or a communication board, or a microwavable, dishwasher-safe fixed bowl that will not tip. The tray is made of a see-through Lexan plastic and features a cutout. It may be modified to fit standing tables, bolster chairs, and hospital bed tables. When fitted to a wheelchair, the tray i
The Moshi IVR (Interactive Voice Responsive) Alarm Clock is a voice input and voice output alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This voice responsive alarm clock allows the user to set both time and alarm by voice. To initiate commands, the user says "Hello Moshi," and the clock responds, "Command Please." A total of 12 voice commands are available, including commands to have the clock speak the current time or alarm setting, to set time and alarm time, t
The New Dimension Folding Lectern, model ADA-1, is an accessible lectern designed for use by wheelchair users. This portable floor lectern allows appropriate line of sight from the presenter to the audience and is ergonomically designed for user comfort and utility. It has continuous steel hinges for folding, and integral components to set up without tools. The lectern is covered with a polypropylene fabric that is spill- and stain- proof and resistant to abusive handling. Other features include
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to position papers and write independently. To make this board, cut a 9 x 12 inch rectangle from the fiberboard or plastic, wood, plexiglass, or any non-bendable flat smooth surface material. Glue the rubberized shelf paper or rubber feet to one side of board, creating a non slip surface for the underside of the board. Attach a sturdy bag clip by gluing to the top side of board. VARIATIONS: Use a fiberb
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to perform office tasks. This notepad holder is designed to "While You Were Out" pad in place for writing. The device consists of a plywood base with a three millimeter piece added to the front to create a slot to hold the cardboard backing of the pad. Non-slip material on the back of the plywood base keeps the unit from sliping while the user is writing. TITLE: Reception Aids. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 23 no 1, Autum
Nuance TALKS is voice output software for cell phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants), designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The software runs on mobile phones from Nokia and other manufacturers that use the Symbian operating system, and provides speech output for cell phone settings, contact directories, caller ID, text messages, help files, the Nokia Web browser, and other functions. It also supports external braille input/output devices (not included) and ma
The Open-Sezz-Me is a package opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Designed for right- or left-handed use, this device is equipped with a blade to open rigid plastic packaging. A rotating, locking blade guard secures the blade when not in use. OPTIONS: Extra blades are available. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 5 x 3 x 0.375 inches. WEIGHT: 1.3 ounces.
OPTIR Touch is a retrofit solution for turning almost any computer imaged surface into an interactive device. It utilizes optical infrared technology to convert an existing display monitor, projection screen, or video wall into a multi-touch screen interactive surface. OPTIR Touch can be ordered fully assembled or in framed segments to reduce shipping costs.
The Orion TI-36X Talking Scientific Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is based on the Texas Instruments pocket-sized TI-36X Solar Educational Calculator, and can be used by students in junior high school algebra through college calculus. Each key is spoken when pressed in clear, natural speech. A repeat facility speaks the display at any time. User-selectable speech modes provide quiet or verbose operation. A learning mod
The Ott-Lite Natural Light Supplement 20 Watt Swirl Bulb, model OPB20SW, is a low vision light bulb designed for use by persons with low vision. The bulb contains a blend of phosphors formulated to replicate natural daylight. For many persons with low vision, it reduces glare and allows the user to see fine details clearly and easily in colors that are not distorted by glare. This bulb is designed to fit most standard incandescent fixtures, and can replace incandescent bulbs up to 100 watts. It
The Ott-Lite Task Light with Handle is a low vision light designed for use by persons with low vision. Its 13-watt bulb contains a blend of phosphors formulated to replicate the full spectrum of natural daylight. For many persons with low vision, the bulb produces high color rendering, enhanced contrast, and good visual acuity with less glare. This lamp is recommended for color-matching, sewing, and crafts.
The Ott-Lite True Color 18-Watt Floor Lamp is a height-adjustable low vision lamp lamp designed for use by persons with low vision. This floor lamp uses an 18-watt TrueColor bulb that replicates natural daylight. For many persons with low vision, this bulb produces high color rendering, enhanced contrast, and good visual acuity with less glare. The lamp also has a flexible neck that rotates 180 degrees, and a weighted base for stability. The Ott-Lite True Color 18-watt bulb is comparable in brig
Ott-Lite Tubes are tubes for low vision lights designed for use by persons with low vision. Ott-Lite Tubes contain a blend of phosphors formulated to replicate natural daylight. For many persons with low vision, they produce high color rendering, enhanced contrast, and good visual acuity with less glare. These tubes are designed to replace standard fluorescent tubes in overhead fixtures. Model OLT2012 replaces standard F20T12 tubes in 24-inch fixtures, and models OLT4010 and OLT4012 replace stan
Ott-Lite VisionSaver Lamps are low vision lights designed for use by individuals with visual disabilities. These lamps use full-light-spectrum bulbs that contain a blend of phosphors formulated to replicate natural daylight. For many persons with low vision, VisionSaver bulbs produce high color rendering, enhanced contrast, and good visual acuity with less glare. The Ott-Lite VisionSaver 13-watt bulb is comparable in brightness to a 75-watt incandescent bulb, and the 18-watt bulb is comparable t
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to fold any size paper up to legal size in half or in thirds. The device has a plywood base that clamps to the work surface. The far and right-hand edges of the base are bevelled and the top and left-hand edges have a stop. Two adjustable aluminum arms, based on the concept of the T square on a drafting board, can be moved along the front edge and screwed into the required position. To use, the user slides a she
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one hand to cut paper with scissors. The device enables the paper to be elevated and positioned for cutting and consists of a cylindrical wooden base with a magnet embeded in it and a steel plate lid with a raised handle. The paper is held between the lid and the magnet for cutting and the paper can be maneuvered while in the holder. TITLE: Tried and Tested. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 12 no. 1, Autumn 2001: p. 18. PAGES (i
The Plextalk Portable Recorder, model PTR2, is a digital talking book player and recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit can record DAISY 2.02 books and audio file or music CDs, and can play DAISY titles, music and audio file CDs, and CF cards. When connected to a computer, it can be used as a CD-RW or memory card drive. The unit comes with Plextalk Recording Software (PRS) for recording, editing, and finalizing audio only DAISY 2.02 books. Radio prog
The Pocket Size Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The calculator's visual display shows eight characters. Its speech output comes with volume control, an on-off control, and a repeat key. The calculator performs basic math functions with memory. POWER: Uses two triple-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.625 x 5 x 3.25 inches. COLOR: The plastic casing is white.
This Portable workstation is designed for adults who carry their work with them. It can fold up to fit inside most laptop carrying bags. It is ergonomic and functional. Meant to unfold to an ideal height and prevent against neck/back aches. Has a built in fan which keeps the workstation cool. Its features include dual cooling fans, adjustable legs, an angled resting spot, a cup holder, a Universal Serial Bus (USB) extension cord. Built of heavy duty plastic. Includes instruction manual. Pen/penc
Premier to Go is an accessibility software module designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The module is a portable USB drive loaded with ten software applications that support reading and writing. When connected to a computer's USB port, the module launches a floating toolbar from which the applications can be started. In addition to the software, the module has over 1.5 GB (gigabytes) of free storage space. Applications include Universal Reader
The Pronto! 18 is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has an 18-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The Pronto! 18 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes, and it provides natural speech output in addition to the braille display. It can be us
Pronto! QS is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Pronto! QS includes a standard 69-key QWERTY keyboard with tactile markers for entering data and natural sounding speech output. It can be used as a notebook, calendar with diary, voice recorder, address and phone book, clock, standard and scientific calculator, altitude and compass information, and an MP3 player. It has one built-in microphone and two bui
This pair of scissors is designed for those who haven't yet mastered fine motor skills. Users can push down on these scissors and the spring will automatically reopen the scissors once the pressure is released. A tool meant for those requiring assistance with motor planning.
The QuickFind Document Holder - Desk Top, model 6160NC, is a document stand designed to hold papers at a computer work station or at a table in a shared location. This unit holds frequently used documents, instructions, or other documents in polypropylene pages for quick reference. The polypropylene pages reduce glare and protect the documents. The unit's compact footprint requires minimal desk space and the angle adjusts for the best viewing position. The unit comes with a starter set of 10 pol
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to perform office tasks. A multi-function board made of nine-millimeter plywood to enable the user to open envelopes, remove envelope contents, fold papers, staple papers, and stuff envelopes. The board has a flat piece that rests on a desk or table and is slightly larger than A4 size. A slot placed at a ninety-degree angle to the flat piece rests against the edge of the table; if needed, the user can lean against the slot
The Reizen II Low Vision Floor Lamp is a low vision light designed for use by persons with low vision and upper extremity disabilities. This lamp has a flexible arm and adjustable head that allows the user to focus the light from its energy-efficient bulb in order to reduce glare. It is turned on and off with a palm switch, which is easier for persons with arthritis and other upper extremity disabilities to use. DIMENSIONS: 49 inches tall with the head bent in standard use position.
The Sci-Plus Series 200 Scientific Calculator is a large display calculator designed for use by individuals with low vision. This calculator performs scientific, statistical, and trigonometric calculations. It features a high- contrast liquid crystal (LCD) display in a rugged, portable case. The positive activation keypad has enlarged, proportional numerals with color-differentiated operation keys. A large print owners manual is included. POWER: Uses lithium-ion battery or standard current. A co
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Slant board serves as adjustable bookholder for use on tables or wheelchair trays. Plywood slant board measuring 23 inches wide by 18 inches high is hinged to a frame. Board includes a sliding ledge used to hold the book in place. Includes photographs and detailed diagrams and measurements. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. TITLE: How to Build Special Furniture and Equipment for Handicapped Children REF: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas: p 80-83 NAR
The Slant Board, model 8A and model 8B, are adjustable book holders and writing boards designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These adjustable boards are made of oak wood with non-glare surfaces. They feature easy- to- clean plastic covers to hold down paper and other material, and rims with pencil edges. OPTIONS: Attachment arms, mirror, vertical and horizontal positioning cones, hand/wrist strap, and knob and washer set (sold separately).DIMENSIONS (DxW): Model 8A
The Slant Board, model 3200, is a writing board designed for use by children with upper extremity disabilities. This raised, wedge-shaped surface assists with handwriting training by encouraging proper wrist positioning and better functional postural position. The unit is equipped with a large clip to secure paper (paper not included) and a chain with a clip to hold the pencil (pencil not included). An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) with a suggested activities list is included.
Desk top organizer. Multicompartment shelf with adjustable dividers. With or without removable top. Several models with storage capacity for ring binder, large books, phone, calculator, etc. Range of compartment sizes. Heavy duty steel construction. Overall size 9 1/2 inches deep, 16 3/4 inches high, available in 30, 44, or 58 inch width. Comes unassembled.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Stapler fastened to a base to prevent movement and with an oversize handle to allow use by persons with serious functional limitations of the upper extremities. Base and oversize handle for a stapler made of shop plywood and polyfoam. Lists dimensions and includes a photograph. COMMENTS: For further information contact Jerome Rubino, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, 622 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230. Developed by Marina Greco, John Mau
Staplex produces more than 75 different models of automatic electric staplers. All models are completely portable. Most models are available with finger tip or foot switch activation. Staplers are available in 110 to 125 volts or 220 to 230 volts.
The Starset is a headset receiver with microphone designed to fit over the ear for people requiring hands-free telephone operation. Features include a quick disconnect cord and a standard pigtail plug. The microphone wand extends in front of the mouth and helps to provide minimal distraction. This microphone is not designed for use with telephone system. OPTIONS: Eyeglass adapter available.
The Swingline Electric Stapler is designed for use by individuals with limited grasping ability and limited hand and arm strength. This automatic stapler staples items placed in the front opening without manual pressure and the unit can be adapted for use with a single switch. A How-To book is included. POWER: Uses standard electric current or batteries.
The SmartTouch Grip delivers smooth and quiet stapling of as many as 20 sheets. The stapler's body has a reduced effort design, and takes up to 50 percent less effort to fasten sheets compared to a traditional desktop model. A user can also refill staples in a timely manner with the QuickLoad feature. Push the button on the back of the stapler and the staple magazine pops out from the front.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a blind receptionist to track availability of staff members. Magnetic markers are placed on a grid to indicate the "in" or "out" status of staff members. Thin lines of self-adhesive foam are applied to the board to tactiley mark its columns and rows, and braille is added to the name markers and the in and out indicators. AUTHOR: Buskirk, J. & Gillespie, J. TITLE: Adaptations for An Agency Receptionist. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 36, No. 4, Winter
The Talk 'n Scan Calculator is a voice ouput scanning calculator program designed for use by switch users and individuals with low vision. This resizable talking calculator has an auditory scanning option. The calculator has a basic mode that performs arithmetical functions and percentages, and an advanced mode that also includes roots, exponents, and brackets. The display shows numbers up to 999. A Check-It mode enables the user to try his/her own answer a specified number of times and then hav
TalkCalc is a math tutorial and voice output calculator program designed for use by children with learning disabilities. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as an interactive talking calculator. The user enters a number, taps and counts the circles which make a sound and then disappear. The circles re-appear when the number is touched again. The keypad can be customized by changing it to alpha to show number spelling on the keys, or changing it to ca
Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This full functioning talking calculator program can be used with or without a screen reader program. Every button and edit area talks. The program has large keys and contrasting colors in the on-screen display. It has three display areas, so when the user adds a series of numbers the total is always displayed, along with newly entered numbers and any numbers in memory. This
Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program has all the standard arithmetic operators, plus scientific functions including logarithm, exponent, pi, factor, cube, adverse, etc. Features include configurable decimal output, a memory function, and built-in comprehensive help functions. This program does not require a screen reader or any additional software to operate. It comes on a CD. COMPATIBILITY: For use
The Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The talking calculator has a clear female voice with a built-in volume control. It announces the numbers appearing on its eight-digit LCD readout display with numbers 0.625 inches high. It adds, subtracts, divides, multiplies and calculates percentages. OPTIONS: English or Spanish. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included).
The Talking Calculator English/Spanish is a voice output multi-language calculator and alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This multi-purpose calculator has large bright buttons and a large print display, and it speaks the numbers on the display in a clear female voice in English or Spanish. In addition to its calculator functions, this product also functions an alarm clock with an alarm, date, and 12 or 24 hour mode. A female voice also announces the ti
The Talking Pocket Calculator is a voice output calculator and alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This talking pocket calculator is lightweight and portable. It has a large print 8 digit LCD display of numbers that are read aloud and basic arithmetic and memory functions. It also has an LCD clock with alarm. POWER: Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included).
Talking Toolbox is a voice output utility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Utilities include a word processor, a spell checker, an address book, a phone dialer, a calculator, and an alarm clock. All utilities have voice output through pre-recorded human speech, plus synthetic speech for reading back user entries. Also included is Phone Pad, an interactive program that teaches blind persons how to dial phone numbers with words or letters in them. The progr
TalkingCal is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is for use with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The user launches the app, and touches numbers and arithmetic signs on the virtual calculator's keyboard. The app will speak the numbers, arithmetic signs, and the result of any operations. OPTIONS: Speech-to-speech (dictation) feature ($1.99 in-app purchase required) that enables the user to talk to the
Talkulator is a voice output and large print calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is for use with the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The user launches the app, touch numbers and arithmetic signs, and the app will speak the numbers in the chosen language. Talkulator is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch. The app can be used to learn counting and arithmetic in di
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modification to the tape deck switches for ease of use by someone with out good finger control. The mode switch was redesigned to make selection easier by increasing the size and shape of the switch and decreasing the amount of force required to turn it on. The record button was modified by a spring steel push bar eliminating precise finger dexterity. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Bob Warren, UCP of Akron, 318 Water Street,
The Tape Recorder is an adapted cassette tape recorder designed to be operated by a switch for individuals with physical disabilities. It is ideal for voice or music and can be used with or without an external switch. POWER: The AC line cord has been removed for safety reasons so it can only be used with batteries.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows a person with limited finger strength to actuate tape recorder control buttons. Commercially available tape recorder is placed into a wooden unit which has custom positioned levers and/or sliding arms. Two versions are shown in photographs. Concepts can be applied to other models of tape recorders. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Emp
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Base and sliding extended lever adaptation for a small (approximately 1 1/2 by 7 by 4 1/ 2 inches: minisette-9 tape recorder from Radio Shack) tape recorder to allow its use by a person with limited hand function. The recorder is fastened to a jig made of aluminum, plastic or wood with rubber feet to keep it from moving around. A clear plastic lever is attached to a rod with a teflon block, and this slides along a rod suspended fron the jig with angle
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Independent operation of a portable tape recorder by a person with no upper extremity use. Example described is for a person with bilateral upper extremity amputation. Attach a tape recorder to a camera shoulder strap, so recorder can be worn over the shoulder. mount a microphone on the shoulder strap, positioned close to the individuals mouth. Mount a switch on the shoulder strap, positioned where it can be turned on and off by the individual's chin.
The Task Vision Lana LED Headlight - 70,000 LUX Intensity control is a low vision light for people with low vision. This light is worn on the user's head so that the light points wherever the user looks. The LED light, which has a variable intensity control, offers a maximum brightness of 70,000 Lux, and an expected life of 30,000 hours. It works for five hours on a single battery charge. A travel case is included. POWER: Uses a rechargeable polymer Li-ion battery pack (included); a 100-240 Volt
Texas Instruments voice output calculator with algebraic notation. Easy to use and understand, for students in basic math courses or professionals requiring basic algebraic capability. Voice announces display on command when "talk" button is pressed. Comes with rechargeable batteries, charger, carrying case, earphone and jack.
Sitting still places considerable stress on our backs, severely restricts our blood flow and can even change our metabolism. The Webble allows office workers to change these effects. The ergonomic footrest enables a user's lower body to move in four distinct ways while sitting: forward and backward, side to side, in circles and up and down. DIMENSIONS: 19.5 inches length x 11.2 inches width x 4.6 inches height. WEIGHT: 4.5 pounds. COLOR: Red, black or silver. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the
The Better Board Slant Board aids those with eyesight issues or carpal tunnel syndrome by sloping a user's workspace. The boards can be used at home, work or at school and can be stacked and stored in a classroom. Made of durable corrugated plastic, it has attached plastic clamps that hold paper well and includes non-slip "feet." Use for writing or holding materials to copy from. The low angle surface is approximately 20 degrees. SIZES: Small or large. DIMENSIONS: Small: 12 inches width x 12-12.
TI-83 Trainer is a large print calculator program designed for use by students with low vision. It provides complete emulation of the Texas Instruments TI-83 graphing calculator, with separate high-resolution color text and graphics windows, detailed context-sensitive online help, interactive tutorials, a custom testing feature, an interactive programming debugger, logging and macros, and the ability to capture text and graphics for use in other programs. This calculator program supports the TI-
The Tilt 'n Turn CRT Stand with Copy Easel, model R7431, is a monitor stand designed to reduce glare, minimize eye strain, and eliminate neck craning. The stand fits any CRT with foot separations up to 12 x 12 inches. A built- in tension spring allows full range of adjustment while in use. Anti-skid pads on the top and bottom provide stability and protection. The stand tilts up or down 12.5 degrees, and rotates 360 degrees. DIMENSIONS: Copy easel is 9.5 x 12.5 inches; stand is 14 x 14.5 x 4.5 in
Transition Tote System: Backpack Revised is desgned for individuals with low. vision. This sturdy backpack is a solution for organizing and transporting equipment and tools used by students and professionals with visual impairments. Developed as part of the revision of the Transition Tote System, this backpack is designed to serve the changing needs of persons with visual impairments as they proceed through middle school, secondary school, transition and vision rehabilitation programs, and into
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to staple and clip documents. An A-4 sized document tray with edges on three sides was fabricated from rectangular aluminum sheet. A cutout in the top left corner enables the user to staple or paper clip the document. The tray can also be used to rubbber band groups of documents. The rubber band is hooked over the right corner of the tray and then hooked over the left side. The papers and the rubber band are lifted off the
Triangle is a scientific math program with voice and tactile output designed for use by students and professionals in math, science, and engineering who are blind or have low vision. It is intended to provide a workspace for reading, writing, and manipulating mathematics. It uses GS (Gardner-Salinas) braille notation, a linear notation for scientific expressions with syntax modeled on the page markup language LaTeX, which is widely used by professional scientists and mathematicians. GS symbols t
This foot rest is padded with temperature sensitive LIFE-Foam memory material and has a non-slip, “bean bag” underside that moves with users to comfortably adjust their legs and feet to the proper angle. Increase circulation and reduce fatigue by adding this foot rest to a user's office chair. OPTIONS: Leather options. DIMENSIONS: 6 inches height x 17 inches width x 13 inches depth. WEIGHT: 5 pounds. COLOR: Variety. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: 1 year limited warranty.
The Universal Access Copier System is an accessible copy machine designed for use in the workplace by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have blindness or low vision. This system is specifically designed with a low-rise console and handle for wheelchair accessibility. Speaker-dependent voice recognition enables the system to learn user speech patterns, enabling any user to operate all system features and adjust settings by speaking commands into a microphone connected to a personal computer.
This Universal Adaptive Drink Holder is designed for individuals who have limited or no grip, persons with disabilities that negatively affect their fine motor skills, a person with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, someone who has arthritis or had a stroke. With the Universal Adaptive Drink Holder the user can drink independently. This product has a curved handle and can be adjusted to fit onto bottles, cans, cups & glasses of all different shapes, sizes and
The Original Natural Spectrum Floor Lamp is a low vision light designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities. This lamp provides bright white light simulating natural sunlight for improved contrast, visibility, and color definition. It has a flexible gooseneck for positioning and a high/low control for brightness level. The light uses an energy-efficient 5,000 hour compact 27-watt bulb to produce the equivalent lighting of a 100- or
150-watt standard bulb. The lamp comes with a utilit
The Verilux Original Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp is an adjustable arm low vision tabletop light designed for use by individuals with low vision. This desk lamp produces light similar to daylight. Features include a high/low brightness control, a full-coverage reflector, and a flexible steel gooseneck. The switch is located on the head of the lamp, which comes with a Verilux 27 watt bulb with brighness equivalent to standard 100 or 150 watt bulbs. DIMENSIONS: Height ranges from 15 inches when the
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Collating stand for a person who prefers standing while working. Four wooden vertical shelves with adjustable knobs for holding collated papers, sketches, etc. Dimensions: Base 15 by 17 by 29 inches, shelves 7 1/2 by 15 inches. Device designed for an individual with athetoid movements who also used compensatory motions to perform collating tasks. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adap
Visible Reference Holding Devices are frames and stands designed to hold index strips. Models include a desk top frame holder stand and wall bracket stands.
The Vision Vu Easel is an adjustable height easel and copy stand designed to hold papers at a computer work station. The easel adjusts in angle and height, and drops below the desktop for keyboard systems. A clip and line guide are included. DIMENSIONS: 14 inches wide. COLOR: Clear (model 14DC), blueberry blue (model 14DC-BB), grape (model 14DC-GR), lime green (model 14DC-LM), strawberry red (model 14DC-ST), or tangerine (model 14DC-TG).
VoiceNote BT is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a nine-key braille keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. The notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with POP3 access; a scientifi
VoiceNote QT is an electronic notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) computer keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. This notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with PO
The Vox™ Series by POPULAS is designed to accommodate various work heights for individuals of all sizes in a variety of work industries. It is designed to increase circulation, spine health, user productivity and interpersonal interactions. Vox™ workstations eliminate the cross brace, allowing ultimate knee space and complete freedom of movement. It is equipped with a push-button powered adjustment that has been designed to operate smoothly with minimal noise. It is built with extruded aluminum
The VuRyte, model R7862, is a copy holder designed to ergonomically position typing or data entry copy directly in front of the computer operator in line with the monitor screen. This reduces the motion required by the neck and eyes to perform daily data entry and keying functions, thereby reducing stress and muscle pain and increasing efficiency. The holder adapts to fit any workstation. The height may be adjusted to align the copy with the monitor for minimum head motion. Keeping the data at t
The Wall Clock with Day & Date is a calendar clock designed for use with individuals with Alzheimer's disease, cognitive disabilities, brain injury, or memory disabilities. The rectangular clock dispays the day of the week, the date, and the month above a large round analog clock face. The day of the week and the month are each presented as three-letter abbreviations. The clock face has large numbers at each position and dots for the minutes in between. The clock also has a second hand. The
The Weighted Base Document Holder, model DHWB06, is a copy stand designed to reduce eye, back and neck strain for individuals who spend a lot of time typing. It has an adjustable viewing angle which allows the user to tilt the document holder forward or backward and swivel it left and right to suit his or her needs. A moveable paper grip with built in digital clock holds the document securely in place as it rest on the deep paper ledge. A transparent line guide mounts on eitherside and adjusts t
The Wide Angle Mobility Light is a low vision light designed for use as a night vision aid by individuals with low vision. This hand-held high intensity wide angle beam lantern is designed primarily for use as a night travel aid by individuals with constriction of the visual field and night blindness. The light comes with a shoulder strap to allow the light to be carried at waist height, leaving the hands free. POWER: Includes an AC recharger. Intensity of the beam is 1400 candle power. WEIGHT:
Wire desk accessories to hold: memos, pens, pencils, cassettes, rubber stamps, and letters. Variety of model and sizes. Electroplated in chrome or nickel brass.
Wire file organizers. Variety of designs and sizes. Variable spaced dividers. Electroplated in zinc, nickel, or nickel chrome.
Wire file baskets. Variety of standard and legal sizes. Single units and stackable units. Electroplated in zinc, nickel, or nickel chrome.
The Zip-It Opener is a package opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This device opens hard plastic blister or clamshell packages using a powered roller blade. With the press of a button, this battery-operated opener easily cuts through most difficult packages leaving no sharp edges. When not in use, the Zip-It has plastic safety guard that fits over the blade. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included). WARRANTY: 60-day limited warra
ZoomContacts is a large print contacts database program designed for use by individuals who have low vision. The program enables an Apple iPad to display contacts in large print for people who have difficulty seeing. ZoomContacts uses the iPad’s internal contact database to store and manage information but presents the data using multiple font size and color combination choices. The user can use the “+” button to add contacts to the database. The user also can search for contacts by typing direc