---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: As part of a class project, a team of MIT students created a prototype design of a Braille labeler for individuals with visual impairments (blind) to label objects they use. The 6dot Braille Label Maker is a small, easily portable device which can produce all possible Braille characters (including commonly used two-character contractions). The device can be easily loaded and operated by touch. While still under development the estimated cost is $200. Existing de
The Accessible Pedestrian System is an audible and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed to make street crossing safer for individuals who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or who have low vision. The system consists of a driver unit and a push button unit. The driver unit provides all the necessary electronics to drive an audio tactile transducer, located in the push button unit, which creates audible and tactile walk and don't walk signals. The audible output of the push button has three
These All Terrain Walkeroos are designed for individuals who use walkers to get around. The Walkaroos are supportive tips for walkers. They glide and move smoothly across carpet and floors while offering stability. Easy to install: remove old cap, put Walkaroo on and twist in place to secure. Comes in sets of 2. Designed not to catch on or mark flooring. Made of high density polyethylene. Non-porous material decreases chance of spreading harmful germs. Comes in a set of 2.
AMARA is a computer programming software component that is designed for the deaf and/or hard of hearing. It adds captioning to and translates videos. For instance, if this platform is used with YouTube, videos would have captioning and/or translation added to them. It also works with Vimeo and HTML.5. Multiple viewers can help the producer of the video add subtitles and/or translations via a comments section. Has a flexible application Programming Interface (API), making videos and captions easi
The Ameriphone AMPXB AlertMaster Personal Tactile Signaler, model 01886, is a tactile paging system designed for use by individuals who are deaf, deaf blind, or hard of hearing. This portable unit has a tactile pad that provides vibrating notice of any kind of alert from the AM6000 AlertMaster Notification System (not included; see separate entry). It can be worn or carried for notification of household events inside or outside the house, including remote areas.
The Ameriphone Wake Assure Super Bright Alarm Clock is a digital alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The clock comes with a bed shaker and can be connected to a lamp to create a flashing alarm. An extra large display facilitates reading the time. The clock has an 85 decibel alarm with adjustable volume and tone control and an auto snooze feature. It includes a security timer that can turn a connected lamp on and off automatically. POWER: Uses standard hou
The baby cry transmitter is designed for use by new parents who want to know when their infant needs them from rooms away. The receiver notifies the user or the mother by sounding, flashing, and vibrating. So it is not triggered unnecessarily, it has adjustable sensitivity, an individual alert can be chosen for each baby, it has reliable transmission, long lasting power as it lasts up to 1 year on a standard battery, and works with all the visit receivers.It comes with a baby cry transmitter, a
The Berlin Button is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or who have low vision or mobility disabilities. The button can be fitted to all traffic lights, including retrofits. The button has a large surface and is touch sensitive. Available features include extension of the green phase for pedestrians with mobility disabilities; audible signals for visually impaired pedestrians; tactile signaling through a vibration module for pedestrians
This Binaural FM System with Handheld Microphone is a communication system designed for hard of hearing students to hear what their teacher is saying through wireless earphones. This FM System is comprised of a wireless microphone that the teacher wears, and tiny FM radio receivers that fit smoothly and discreetly onto a student's personal hearing aid(s). The teachers voice is picked up by the wireless microphone and sent wirelessly to the student's FM receivers. This received signal is then amp
The Block Letter Communicator is a communication device for individuals who are deaf-blind. This small, lightweight device enables individuals who are deaf-blind and who do not know Braille to communicate with sighted individuals. When a sighted person types on the unit's QWERTY keyboard, the characters are presented as extra large tactile block letters. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries.
The Braille CapTel is a captioned telephone for people who are blind, deaf-blind or have low vision. This phone is designed specifically to interact with the CapTel Captioning Service to display a realtime transcript of each conversation on a screen located just above the number key pad. Read braille captions of telephone conversations on a dynamic braille display. Users who subscribe to the CapTel Captioning Service place each call in the same way as dialing a traditional phone. As the user dia
The Braille Label Maker, model 521014, is a braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This lightweight labeler has a tactile dial with braille letters, as well as print letters for sighted use. The dial comes with markings for the complete alphabet, number signs, commonly used contractions, and many punctuation marks. OPTIONS: Three pack of 0.5-inch braille clear label. DIMENSIONS: Braille can be embossed on 0.38- or 0.5-inch wide vinyl tape
The Braille Sense U2, model H432B, is a Braille notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable braille notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 32-cell braille display and an LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to seven tasks simultaneously. The Braille Sense U2 includes mu
The Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, model H432Q, is a Braille and electronic notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a QWERTY (alphabetic) keyboard, a 32-cell braille display, and an optional LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to sev
The Braillephone is a portable braille telephone device designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This device can be used for telephone communication or it can be used for face-to-face communication between a person who is deaf blind and any other person using a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or deaf relay service. In addition, the system is designed to enable those who are deaf blind to access most computer systems running DOS- or Windows-based software, as well as Inter
Bump-Dots are tactile markers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These smooth, raised tactile dots have an adhesive back, and can be used to tactually mark appliances, computer keyboards, typewriters, etc. The adhesive will not damage product surfaces. Available types include round dots (models 1*85333, 1*5003, 1*5020, and 1*85885), square dots (model 1*5007). SIZES: Small or large. DIMENSIONS(HxW): Small, 0.085 x 0.3 inches (models 1*85333 and 1*5020); large, 0.2
The Canadian Bank Note Reader is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or deaf-blind or who have low vision. The Canadian Bank Note Reader recognizes all Canadian bank notes currently in circulation and those expected to be in circulation over the next few years. Output modes that may be selected by the user include tone output, vibration, and speech in either French or English. There is a volume control for speech and tone announcements as we
Child-Guided Strategies for Assessing Children Who are Deafblind or Have Multiple Disabilities, model 1-31001-00, is an instructor training program designed for use by teachers of children who are deaf-blind or have multiple disabilities. This interactive CD-ROM demonstrates strategies and techniques for assessing and teaching children with multiple disabilities through the use of video clips, questions pertaining to the video clips, discussion, and relevant literature. Comprehensive assessments
ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps are accessible maps designed for use by individuals with low vision, blindness, or who are deaf-blind. These maps provide fully accessible walking directions and detailed point of interest information. Narrative information is available through the manufacturer's website and interactive voice service. These maps are custom-compiled and cover indoor as well as outdoor environments. Similar to Google Directions, users select route and points of interest from the manufac
Color ID app is designed for blind or low vision people. Color Identifier uses the camera on the iPhone , iPod or Android touch to speak the names of colors in real-time. It serves a color pointer for the user.
This corded phone with big buttons and speakerphone is designed for the blind or visually impaired. This product has braille augmented keys with tactile numbers to make it easier to see or feel. Handset, receiver, volume control, (normal/high), large buttons, and visual ringer. Some of its features include 13 number memories, power failure protection, line powered, a hands free speakerphone, speaker volume control, ringer on/off switch. It is hearing aid compatible.
This Dazor magnifier is designed for the vision impaired. It has a highlighting effect on irregular surfaces. The clear crown-optical glass lens allows for clear and distortion-free viewing. The curve of the arm provides a total reach of 30 inches. Can be clamped on permanently to a horizontal surface.
The DeafBlind Communicator, also called DB Communicator or DBC, is a communication system for use by individuals who are deaf blind. The system consists of two separate portable components. The main unit is the DB BrailleNote, which is a BrailleNote mPower (available with either a Perkins Braille or QWERTY alphabetic keyboard and with either an 18-cell or 32-cell Braille display) installed with deafblind software. The companion unit is the DB-Phone which is a cell phone with a visual display and
Theses Dial for perfect vision glasses are designed for individuals who have a disability which affects their vision. They are strength adjustable from +0.5 to +4.5 power by rolling the dials near the hinges.
The electric can opener and knife sharpener is a kitchen tool for teens and up, who have a hard time using a regular can opener. This product would be ideal for those who have a disability that affects their motor skills and for persons with arthritis. Twist-Off cutting lever for easy cleaning. Built-in manual knife sharpener. Cord storage. Opens cans up to 6 ½ inches height.
DIMENSIONS: 8 ½ inches height x 4 3/8 width x 4 5/8 depth.
Emergency Contact Data is a kit designed to help the deaf communicate in emergency situations. Each new member would be sent a free kit and a free mobile app. The free kit contains a credit card-sized photo ID card, 3 key chain tags, 2 cling-on Emergency Contact Data for their windshield/home, and 2 stick-on emergency decals for a mobile phone. If an individual has a cat or dog, the cat or dog may be added to the system. To prevent any identity theft, ECD does not ask for any sensitive informati
The Enhanced Note Teller 2 is a portable vibrating paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are deaf-blind. Like the Note Teller 2 (see separate entry), the Enhanced Note Teller 2 can identify U.S. paper currency from $1 to $100 in both the new and old bill formats, but instead of speech output the Enhanced Note Teller 2 uses vibration codes to indicate different denominations of currency. Operating instructions in print, braille, and on tape are included. POWER: Uses one 9-vol
The Eye-Pal is an optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind. This portable USB scanner/reader connects to a computer and instantly converts printed material into speech, text files, or refreshable Braille (when used with a Braille display from manufacturers such as Freedom Scientific, Optelec, or Handytech). The unit has two lightweight legs that pivot into an L-shaped arrangement from their compact carrying position. This securely supports
EyeNote is a voice output and vibrating money identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application image recognition technology and a device's integrated camera to recognize bank notes and communicate their value to the user either verbally or through audible pulses. All current circulating Federal Reserve notes (U.S. paper currency) from 1996 forward can be recognized by the app, including $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. In Spoken
The EZ Test Battery Testeris an audible or audible and vibrating battery tester designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or who have low vision. The tester is available in an audible version (model 1-03968-00) that reports battery status by beeps, and an audible/tactile version (model 1-03969-00) that reports battery status by vibrations and beeps. A flexible testing wire allows for testing of 1.5-volt batteries, including AAA, AA, C, and D batteries. Also included are two con
FaceToFace is a communication system designed for use by individuals who are deaf-blind. The system allows a user who is deaf-blind to communicate wirelessly with a sighted partner at a distance of up to 30 feet. The system includes software, a Hewlett Packard iPAQ Pocket PC with thumb keyboard, and a CompactFlash Bluetooth card. The software also can run on a PAC Mate notetaker (not included), available with either a 20-cell or 40-cell refreshable braille display. The deaf-blind party uses the
Flashcards deluxe are designed for individuals that use augmentative or alternative communication, as one of its features is text-to-speech or for those who need visual repetition to learn. The augmentative ways of communicating are a good way for people with learning disabilities to learn through repetition.Can be used offline as well. Create flashcards in a text editor or a spreadsheet, at Quizlet.com, or within the application. Can use a text editor or spreadsheet, to transfer flashcards into
The GPS Smartsoles are designed for people who have a form of memory impairment such as individuals with Alzeimer's, Dementia, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury or other cognitive memory disability to help their caregiver keep track of where their loved one(s) have wandered. Using the built-in GPS the persons’ caregiver can track their loved one’s location through any smartphone, tablet or web browser, and set up text and e-mail alerts if they leave or enter defined areas on a map.
The Handheld Braille Labeler, model 2891, is a braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This lightweight plastic braille label gun has both braille and print characters on its character selection dial. The user holds the unit in one hand, while turning the dial with the other to select the correct letter or character. When the handle is squeezed, the letter is embossed in braille on vinyl labeling tape (one roll of half-inch tape is included
HIMS Chat is a communicator program designed for use by that allows people with or without disabilities to communicate with individuals who are deaf blind using an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This application (or app) facilitates face-to-face communication between the deaf-blind person and another person via a Bluetooth connection between an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and a Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, OnHand or U2 QWERTY) or a Braille EDGE 40 braille display and keyboard (s
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an ancient Chinese game which includes tactile feedback for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Huarong is an ancient Chinese puzzle game that tests a person's judgment of textures and sense of shapes. There are 10 pieces with different sizes and shapes that fit into a large rectangle. These pieces include a large square, five rectangles and four small squares. In the adapted version of this game, each piece is covered with a
The HumanWare Communicator is a multilingual face-to-face conversation app designed to help deaf-blind individuals communicate on an everyday basis. This app is intended to establish a text conversation between a deaf-blind person and a sighted person. All interaction appears both on the deaf-blind person’s refreshable Braille display, as well as visually on the screen of the iOS device.
I Can Speak is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication application for an iPad designed to meet most of the communications needs of those unable to speak. The app includes 12 backgrounds, four button styles, and two word selection areas called Static and Dynamic. The Static Area contains over 240 words and phrases to build sentences. The Dynamic Area has two category lists: Words and Activities. The Words list has over 500 entries and can hold around 5,000. Activities list words that refer
The Ibill Talking Banknote Identifier is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or who have low vision. This device recognizes all U.S. bills in circulation with 99.9 percent accuracy. A female voice announces currency denominations in three different volumes. The device can also be set to deliver a pattern of beeps or vibration feedback to let hard of hearing users know what currency he or she is holding. Other features in
This iConnect amplified cordless phone with Bluetooth has up 40 decibels amplification. Equipped with Bluetooth capability for a wireless headset or neck loop. Features speakerphone, caller ID, call waiting and SOS button.. Phone book saves up to 50 contacts. Vibrating ring signaler. Hearing aid compatible. Caller ID list with up to 20 entries.
The ILA Braille Labeler, model 126740, is a portable braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This labeler is equipped with a rotating character selection dial. The upper rim of the dial is brailled, while the lower rim shows the standard print alphabet. Symbols include small words, contractions, and punctuation marks. A roll of transparent labeling tape is included. DIMENSIONS: This labeler can accommodate 0.4- or 0.5-inch wide labeling tap
iMIRACLE is a prototype iPad application designed for deaf and hearing impaired people that allows the user search for video content by station, genre, title, or content keywords. People can browse retrieved content, and can watch it on the iPad or on connected televisions. iMIRACLE also may work for people with physical dexterity disabilities, who cannot "fast forward" through a TV show to the segment they want to watch.
The Induction Neck Loop, model 1-07095-00, is a hearing aid accessory designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This device helps hearing aid users who are blind or have low vision to understand voices on talking books and other cassette tapes. This audio accessory enables telecoil-equipped hearing aids to directly receive a signal from a cassette tape recorder/player with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, including those sold by the American Printing House for the Blind (see separate e
InSights Art Holiday Cards, Art Birthday Cards, and Art Note Cards are braille greeting cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Cards feature artwork by children or adults with vision impairments. The image is printed and embossed on the front of the card. Holiday cards include a message inside such as "Happy Holidays!" or "Wishing you a beautiful holiday season" in print and braille. Birthday cards include the message, "Happy Birthday!" in print and braille. Not
IRT-1 Talking Infared Thermometer is a thermometer designed for the blind and vision impaired with the intention to serve as a cooking and safety aid. The IRT-1 can measure the temperature of items being cooked, the oven, refrigerator, freezer, bath water, coffee, etc. Measures the temperature of an object or liquid without physical contact though the use of infrared energy. It includes a built in speech tutorial, and can be set to speak in English, Spanish, or French. The IRT-1 can help promote
The James Remind-O-Timer with Braille, model J143WEB, is a tactile alarm clock and timer designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This twelve hour analog clock has a buzzer alarm, timers, and a built-in socket for use with a bed shaker (not included). The timer can be set to start and stop electrical equipment and appliances. The buzzer is set by moving a series of small pins around the face. Any combination of quarter hour periods may be set. There are 48 set pins with a 16 minute "o
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Communication device for blind and deaf-blind individuals. Porta Braille is an interactive Braille computer terminal with a 20 cell refreshable Braille display, Braillewriter Keyboard and up to 256K of memory. Pocket Braille is a less expensive note taking and writing system and can be used as a paperless Braille writer. Contents of its memory can be transmitted to a host computer and edited there. The instruction manual contains complete information f
The KGS Automatic Braille Labeler is designed to produce Braille labels for individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This labeler can be used by persons with no Braille experience. It makes transparent single-line labels, which can be used to label hotel keys, signs, simple maps, cassettes, CD cases, vending machines, telephones, and other items. To make a label, the user selects grade 1 (the default) or grade 2 Braille, then chooses individual letters, numbers, and punctuatio
Krown Tactile Ring Signaler, model K-TTRS, is a tactile ring signaler designed for use by individuals who are deaf, deaf blind or hard of hearing. The system includes a wireless telephone transmitter and vibrating personal pager. This wireless system permits the user to receive signals from up to 80 feet away. Features include visual, audio and vibration alert indicators, a transmitter that plugs directly into a phone jack, and 1,024 household code combinations to prevent interference. POWER: Us
The LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal system provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit (see separate entry), a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with animated, moving eyes that induce improved looking behavior by pedestrians for gr
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.
The Local Paging System is a tactile paging system designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. This system can send up to ten message codes for a distance of one mile to an individual pager or to all pagers in the system simultaneously (the system can support up to 100 pagers). The basic system includes one base transmitter with a full keypad and a bright LED three-digit display and one individual vibrating/tone pager. POWER: The pager uses two triple-A batteries. OPTIONS: Additio
This low vision glass weight tracking electronic scale is designed for individuals that are visually impaired as well as people who are trying to lose weight. Its enlarged digital display makes it easy to read. Includes a 9-volt battery.
The Midland Weather Radio with Silent Transmitter is an around-the-clock radio, in real time, that is designed for use by individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, or those who have hearing loss. A Silent Call 318MHz transmitter is also included and works with any Silent Call Original Series receiver up to 100 feet away. This Silent Call Transmitter uses Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology and has 7 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels. Is Public
Miniguide is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision. This ultrasonic device detects obstacles from 1.5 to 26 feet away to augment information from other mobility aids, such as a cane or dog guide. Two sensors covered by mesh at the front of the unit send and receive the echo-location signals. A durable plastic casing covers the rest of the unit. The aid vibrates to indicate the distance to objects; the faster
Miniguide US is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This hand-held electronic travel device uses ultrasound to detect objects, and gives tactual or auditory feedback by vibrating or chirping more rapidly as the user approaches an object. The device can help a blind person avoid obstacles and overhangs, locate landmarks or items such as mailboxes or trash cans, and find open paths through crowds at a range
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a communication device that allows individuals who are deaf and blind who use Lorm, a tactile signing language, communicate with each other via mobile technology. The prototype called, Mobile Lorm Glove, relies on Lorm. The bottom side of the glove has pressure sensors which translate Lorm into visual or audible forms of communication, such as text messages or speech over a mobile phone. The glove allows its wearer to receive text messag
---- PROTOTYPE --------- Mubser is a breakthrough navigational aid tool designed for visually-impaired people. It is a wearable belt with a Bluetooth-connected headset that guides blind people to move and navigate around common obstacles such as walls, chairs and staircases. Mubser recognizes these obstacles by leveraging on RGB imaging and infrared depth data captured by a 3D depth camera and notifies the user through an inbuilt audio device and vibration motor.
NavCog is designed to help navigate blind and low vision user to their destination regardless if they are familiar with the environment. It gives turn by turn navigation by using BLE based localization with 1.5 meters accuracy. It also provides several user interface options for your preference choice, including speech and audio sounds. Sighted people can also feel the navigation with the visualized map. Currently, NavCog covers several buildings of Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh campu
NVDA is a screen reader program and braille output program designed to read computer screens for persons who are blind, deaf blind or have low vision. NVDA installs its own speech synthesizer software, eSpeak, that supports 20 languages. Interactive talking installation makes it easy to set up without sighted assistance. All standard Windows applications, including web browsers, email clients, internet chat programs and office suites, are supported without the need for special configuration. It
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of duel-purpose cover for the Apple iPad™ that doubles as a Braille reader for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed by Jayson D’Alessandro for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDEA) Awards, The Omnifer is an innovative cover for the iPad that transforms the iPad’s touch screen into Braille. The Omnifer is a light-weight three-panel flip design cover that allows users to switch between Braille mode and standard
The Induction Loop System with External Clip Mic is a communication device designed for those individuals with t-coil hearing aids, cochlear implants and induction loop receivers. This product works best in one-on-one situations, i.e. customer service counters, information booths, meetings, vehicles, and personal use. Includes Alternative Current adapter/charger and choice of omni-directional microphone with 10ft cord OR counter-top microphone. Nominal range is 4-5 feet from the front of the uni
P3 Mobile is a video-based telephone relay system for deaf and hard-of-hearing users to place and receive VRS and VP calls over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. The user has the option to be connected to an operator who then reads the messages to the recipient and transcribes their messages back to the user. In addition, the user also has the option to communicate and record a video message via sign for the recipient if they are not available. Updates to the P3 Mobile include faster sign
The Personal Pager is a tactile paging system designed to signal the caregiver that help is needed for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities or who spend long periods in bed. Simply push the button on the device and a small transmitter sends an electronic signal to the receiver notifying the caregiver. The signal can be sent up to 100 feet. The transmitter comes with a cord for wearing around the neck so that it is always handy. The receiver can be set to chime or vibrator (for car
The RCA Symphonix personal sound amplifier- battery powered is designed for those individuals who are hearing-impaired. The Symphonix offers high-definition digital sound processing which amplifies voices, sharpens sound, and reduces background noises. It is light and discreet and is thin enough that it won’t interfere with eyewear. It can be used in either the right or left ear. 7 day plus battery life. Battery compartment at end of earpiece. Flesh colored with opaque tube. Black polyethylene r
Prisma TS Acoustic Pedestrian Signals are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These audible pedestrian signals have ten distinct sounds that can be used to indicate different walking directions. The sounds are produced by a speaker and include a variety of digitally recorded clicks, knocks, and beeps. The volume is automatically adjusted to the ambient noise level, within a range of 55 to 83 decibels. On the top of the housing of the units
Private Page is a personal paging system designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. This system includes a base unit and one vibrating pager, has a range of two miles, toll-free customer service, and requires no monthly service fees or plans. The system can transmit 10 different message codes to up to 1000 pagers, saves message codes for one year, and offers a group page function. A four-digit LED display shows the pager number and message code. OPTIONS: Additional pagers and ex
The PTV 100 Vibrating Pad is a vibrating telephone signal designed for use by individuals who are deaf, deaf blind, or hard of hearing. Designed to vibrate to alert user of an incoming call, this device can be placed conveniently under a pillow or cushion and plugs into a small socket on the base or side of an Amplicom PowerTel or other phones that have a vibrating pad connection. A user guide is included. WARRANTY: Two year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Reizen Braille Labeler, model RL-350, is a handheld braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. Made of durable plastic, this lightweight, portable braille labeler embosses braille onto adhesive plastic labeling tape for use in labeling items such as files, records, DVDs, credit cards, business cards, etc. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW) 2.38 x 10 x 4 inches. This unit uses 1/8- or 0.5-inch wide labeling tape (not included).
The Relume LED Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit, a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with pulse mode operation. A walking figure represents "walk" and a hand represents "don't walk." The display is dimme
The Score Card Set, model 1-17001-00, is a set of tactile score cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The set includes two generic score cards made of durable plastic. Each card has twenty "buttons" in two rows of ten. To register an event, the user pushes down on a button, then pops up buttons to clear. One score card can keep track of up to 110 events. Instructions in print and braille are included. COLORS: Yellow and green.
The Screen Braille Communicator is a communication device designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This small, lightweight communicator enables the user to communicate with sighted people who may not know Braille by way of a Braille keyboard. One side of the communicator has a Braille keyboard and a refreshable Braille display, while the other side has an alphabetic keyboard and a visual display. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries.
SENCH Side Threading Needles are made for individuals who have low vision or are visually-impaired. With its larger hole it helps persons use a sewing needle.
The Silent Alert Paging System, model SA3000, is a personal paging system designed for use by individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf blind. The system includes a portable vibrating pager unit that is worn by the user, a charger, and at least one transmitter / monitor. Small transmitter units send radio signals to alert the user of events around the home. Events that can be monitored include telephone calls, the doorbell, baby crying, car or burglar alarms, and fire or smoke alarms. T
This six piece magnification set is designed for use by individuals with low vision or persons who have a disability that affects their vision. The set includes 4x, 5x,6x,7x,8x, and 10x magnification lenses.
Smart Sole is a wearable GPS that is inserted as a shoe sole with the purpose of tracking people with cognitive disabilities, blind and low vision, or deaf. Because it is an integrate unit does not need extra devices to work and it is compatible with smart phones. The GPS SmartSole sends a signal to the central monitoring website showing the wearer's location using a combination of satellite and cellular technology. After activation and setup the tracking account with GTX Corp, the person wearin
DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create an electronic travel visual aid device which fits on the top fold of the white cane. It serves as an enhancement to white cane and overcomes its limitations by detecting knee above and hanging obstacles. For safe mobility, it is important that such obstacles are detected early. The cane has other uses as a spatial awareness device as it can detect presence/absence of objects in the surroundings. Further, as compared to the white cane, the detection dis
The Sonic Alert Sonic Boom SBH400ss Extra Loud Sweetheart Alarm Clock with Vibrating Bed Shaker is an alarm clock designed for the hearing impaired, as (in addition its added volume) the alarm clock shakes to alert the sleeper. The SBH400ss clock also has a switch that allows user to select 12/24 hour time. Attachable 12-volt vibrating bed shaker included. Hi/low dimmer switch to sleep better at night. Extra loud pulsating audio alarm with a loud 113 decibel adjustable tone & volume control.
This set of two spill-proof bowls is designed for those with limited mobility. The bowls are designed in a way so that whatever is inside the bowl does not spill out of the bowl. The curved inner edge directs food back into the bowl or onto the user’s utensil.
The Standers Car Swivel Cushion is designed to benefit the elderly and persons with a mild to severe disability or condition which prevents that individual from getting in and/or out of the car safely. This product is intended to reduce pain on the back, hips and knees when exiting and entering a vehicle. Rotates 360 degrees. No tools, batteries or assembly required. Soft, quilted padding. Portable. Due to the hygiene or rehabilitation nature of this product, it is non-returnable.
The Symbol Communicator for the Blind, model 4040, is a direct selection symbolic communicator designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf-blind. On this portable symbolic communicator, messages are identified by removable tactile symbols. To activate a message, the user presses the tactile symbol. At the same time the message is activated, the symbol vibrates, enabling a deaf-blind user to know that the message has been played. Vibration can be turned off. The unit can store six recor
The RCA Symphonix cleaning and care kit is designed to be used to clean, or wash and dry, Symphonix hearing aids. The kit includes the following: brush/wax pick, cleaning rod, 2 desiccant dryers, light-orange in color clear plastic tubes, microfiber cloth, dark gray in clear vinyl pouch. Cleaning rod and brush/wax pick, black in a clear poly bag.
The RCA Symphonix personal sound amplifier- rechargeable is designed for individuals who are hearing-impaired. The Symphonix offers high-definition digital sound processing which amplifies voices, sharpens sound, and reduces background noises. It is light and discreet and is thin enough that it won’t interfere with eyewear. It can be used in either the right or left ear. Size fits most. Three volume and noise reduction settings. 15-hour rechargeable battery. Set includes the following: earpiece,
The Tactile two pound scale, model ## 1590, is a raised dot scale designed for indiviuals who are blind or have low vision. The scale can be used for weighing foods or for postage and other purposes. There is a double dot every four ounces and single dots at every ounce in between. It is accurate up to two pounds and the zero adjust allows for the use of a container when weighing. WARRANTY: Stock items carry a 30 day guarantee.
The Tactile James Remind-O-Timer is a tactile timer and alarm clock designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind. This sturdy 24-hour analog clock has tactile markings, exposed metal clock hands, and a built-in socket for a bed shaker with alternating current (AC) adapter (not included). The clock is mounted in a wooden box. It is a modified version of the James Remind-O-Timer made by the American Time and Signal Company. OPTIONS: Bed shaker. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 x 7.25 x 3.25 inches. WARRANTY:
The Tactile Map is an accessible map and tactile map designed for people who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This customized map features a tactile map vocabulary developed by Coco Raynes Associates that introduces architectural spaces and other sites. These maps, which are custom designed and produced by the manufacturer for each location, use glass, metal or photopolymer to provide a tactile representation of the environment. It may also be used to provide emergency evacuation info
This Tactile Push-Button Combination Padlock is a four-digit combination lock designed for the blind or the visually impaired. It has tactile numbers, one through eight, for touch reading, and there are push-buttons next to each raised number. User identifies the numbers by touch and pushes the buttons next to the numbers (corresponding to the combination). The user then toggles the switch on the bottom over and the lock pops open. Chrome-plated handle. Can also be used by anyone who may tactile
The Talking Food Cans are designed for the visually impaired, who have difficulty identifying different objects or similar shapes. This product is meant to help these individuals to keep track of what is in their pantry. The user’s voice can be recorded, telling contents of the can and press button to hear the message played back. Reusable and re-recordable. The product is a magnetic yellow cap that sits on top of any sized steel can. The cap is not just limited to canned food. Using special met
Tellatouch, model 22-0501-1, is a manual braille writer and refreshable braille display designed for use in communication with individuals who are deaf blind. This communication device for the deaf blind has a keyboard with four rows of keys, and a braille display. The top three rows of the keyboard have keys for the alphabet, and the fourth row has the keys of a standard braille keyboard. To receive messages, the deaf blind user places a hand over the braille display. A sighted individual can c
The TM-60 is a timer with a built-in transmitter designed to provide tactile signalling to individuals with hearing disabilities. It is designed to operate in conjunction with the Silent Call Omni Page, Omni Page II, or Vibra-Call receivers (see separate entries). The timer is set by turning the dial to the desired number of minutes. When the timer reaches zero, the built in transmitter sends a signal to the receiver, which in turn vibrates and lights up a combination of display lights. The syst
Toolkit is a software program that is designed to help the speech-impaired communicate with others. Unlike most software programs for the speech-impaired which ignore the fact that persons with speech-impairment still have a voice, this software program records the individual’s voice and deciphers the user’s words or translates the user’s pronunciation into understandable speech. It then may be played back on a smartphone or a tablet. This program is still being tested in Israel and Europe. Its
The Travel Shaker Alarm Clock (by Sonic Alert) is an alarm clock design for persons who are hard of hearing or for the hearing impaired, as well as deaf blind individuals. Comes with a pillow strap with clasp and protective travel case. Travel Shaker Portable Travel Alarm Clock shakes you awake with its bed shaker and a loud, pulsating alarm. The Travel Shaker Alarm has a .75 inch display, a four-minute snooze setting, travel case, and pillow clasp.
The UBG Ultra Body Guard is a vibrating and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This device detects obstacles at head and upper body level and provides users with tactile or spoken warnings. It also has a compass function to help users orient themselves. It is approximately the size and shape of a cigarette case. WEIGHT: 150 grams.
The UltraCane is a vibrating electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help users move around more safely, confidently and effectively, this cane has the shape of a long white cane with a collapsible shaft and a contoured handle, and uses ultrasonic echoes to detect obstacles ahead of the user, including obstacles in the user's path and at head level. It converts this information into vibrating buttons in the handl
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
ViaOpta is an app designed for blind or low vision people, and people with learning and cognitive disabilities. The app is intended to increase independent lifestyle by helping the user locate the nearest store, cafe, or preferred location. ViaOpta Nav is a first turn-by-turn navigation app available for a wearable device. It provides voice guidance, and produces vibrations that help locate settings, which alert the user to upcoming intersections and landmarks. The users can ask for their exact
Vibra-Call is a telephone and doorbell signal system designed to alert deaf or deaf-blind persons to a variety of audio household stimuli. The user wears a small receiver unit that vibrates in response to a signal from any of several transmitters around the house or workplace. The user then presses each of the four push-button switches on the top panel of the receiver; this causes the receiver to revibrate to indicate which transmitter was activated. The system can be used with one receiver and
The Vibrating Personal Pager is a tactile paging system designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. This wireless system permits person-to-person paging or notification of the ringing of a doorbell or telephone within a 100-foot range. The compact, lightweight system is available with a choice of a push-button transmitter or a sound-activated transmitter. POWER: Uses 2 double-A batteries. WARRANTY: One year.
The Vibrating Personal Pager is a tactile paging system designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. This wireless system permits person-to-person paging or notification of the ringing of a doorbell or telephone within a 100-foot range. The compact, lightweight system is available with a choice of a push-button transmitter or a sound-activated transmitter. POWER: Battery operated.
The Vibrating Personal Pager is a tactile paging system for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or individuals without disabilities who prefer a silent page signal. This wireless, battery-operated system consists of a small vibrating receiver and a choice of two different transmitters. It will work up to a range of about 100 feet both indoors and out, and through most barriers such as walls and doors. One transmitter is activated by a Push-Button ($79.95), the other by Sound ($89.95), s
The Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit is a voice output and vibrating electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This remote receiver works with two voice output and vibrating pedestrian signals, the Relume LED Pedestrian Signal and LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal (see separate entries). When the pedestrian signal displays a Walk message, this unit speaks the words "Proceed with caution" and provides a continuous low frequency vibration.
Vindicator is a light probe signal system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who are deaf or hard of hearing. This system is primarily used to make electronic equipment accessible to employees with sensory disabilities, enabling them to work independently in switchboard, security, and other technical and service-oriented environments. It uses optical and electrical sensors to automatically detect signals in security monitoring and other equipment, and provides c
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a handheld device that uses sonar-type technology to create a virtual white cane that allows users who are blind or with low vision navigate within their environment. The Virtual Cane is a handheld device that uses a type of sonar to recognize physical objects up to 10 meters (39 feet) from the user. When pointed at an object, it emits invisible focused sound waves and determines how far away the object is. The information is then relayed
The VTouch is a braille telecommunication device for the deaf designed for use by individuals who are deaf blind and blind. This device enables the user to communicate with a Relay Operator, another TTY, or braille TTY. Face-to-face communication is enabled with the addition of a second keyboard The conversation is shown on the Braille display from the VTouch Braille Terminal. This device has a large conversation memory, holding up to 32,768 characters with four programmable buffers. It is suita
The WatchMinder2 is a vibrating alarm watch designed for use by children and adults with memory or cognitive disabilities, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, or hearing disabilities. The watch offers a reminder mode and a pay attention/training mode, with both modes operational simultaneously. This water- and shock-resistant sports wristwatch can be worn on the wrist, clipped to a hip or belt, or carried in a pocket and features a large, easy-to-read display of time, date, and me
This Midland Weather Alert Radio with Silent Call Light and Bed Shaker is designed for those with hearing impairments and also for the blind and or deaf. The flashing strobe light and the bed shaker are included. It gives alerts,both visual and audible to hazardous weather conditions at all times. It uses Specific Alert Message Encoding (SAME) technology. Has 7 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels. Public Alert certified. Selectable warning system. Voice, siren, and tone