Visual Impairments, Adaptive Equipment Options and Where to Get AssistanceBy Wyoming New Options in Technology (WYNOT) Project
Article gives a general description of types of adaptive equipment for individuals with visual impairments. The article begins by giving a brief description of some low-tech devices, including watches, clocks, calculators, and timers with large print displays. Braille markings and voice output are discussed, as are magnifiers and braille hand writing tools. Kitchen and household items with large print and braille are discussed, as are braille and tactile tags for labeling. High-tech devices are then described, such as braille translators, interactive electronic organizers, and reading machines. Contact information for vendors is listed as well. The VideoEye is the only specific product that is described in the article. VideoEye is a closed circuit television (CCTV), described as a low vision aid designed to help those with central vision blindness due to macular generation, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and some forms of retinal damage due to disease or trauma. It consists of a viewing head mounted on a variable swing arm connected to a large monitor. Braille input devices, large print key top labels, anti-glare screens, and screen enlargers are mentioned, as is contact information of companies that offer books on tape.
Assistive Products Discussed: VIDEOEYE POWERZOOM SYSTEM (LCD SYSTEM, LOW PROFILE SYSTEM, & LARGE SCREEN SYSTEM)
Published by: Wyoming New Options in Technology (WYNOT) Project (Website:http://wind.uwyo.edu/wynot/)
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