Skip to content

Products for VI

Assisitve Technology Products for Visual Impairments

Browse the list of products and technologies below to find possible solutions for visual impairments. Join our Forum to dig deeper into a product, its features, ease of use, and applications. (Products listed in no specific order.)

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND

AFB provides a comprehensive listing of assistive technology products used by people who are blind or visually impaired. Lots of great resources.

AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) creates educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

The mission of the Center for the Visually Impaired is to empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity.

LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND

The Lighthouse prides itself on offering the cutting edge of all things related to blindness. Need a tactile map of Burning Man? Read their blog!

BEST SCREEN READERS FOR 2017

A round up the best screen-reading software for Windows for blind and visually impaired users.

HOW A BLIND PERSON USES A COMPUTER

He's funny, he's informative and he's been blind since birth. Be sure to subscribe to Tommy Edison's YouTube channel!

THE TOOLS OF A BLIND PROGRAMMER

Written by Parham Doustdar, a completely blind back-end programmer who enjoys writing code!

BLOGGING WHEN YOU ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

This blog includes links to blogs written by individuals with a visual impairment.

SCREEN READERS

Indi by Tobii Dynavox

DOLPHIN

Dolphin offers products designed for people with glaucoma, macular degeneration & other vision loss.

JAWS by Freedom Scientific

JAWS

Jaws provides speech and braille output for computer applications on your PC.

Indi by Tobii Dynavox

COBRA

A Windows screenreader for blind and visually impaired users from BaumUSA. 

ZoomText by AiSquared

ZOOMTEXT

ZoomText is a magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired.

System Access by Serotek

SYSTEM ACCESS

System Access by Serotek gives access to the Windows environment.

Apple logo

VOICEOVER

VoiceOver is a full-featured screen reader built into macOS.

NVDA by NV Access

NVDA

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader.

Windows logo

NARRATOR

Windows Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. 

VIDEO MAGNIFIERS

Topaz by Freedom Scientific

TOPAZ VIDEO MAGNIFIERS

The Topaz family of video magnifiers is offered by Freedom Scientific.

Indi by Tobii Dynavox

SUPERNOVA

The SuperNova by Dolphin software supports people with a variety of vision challenges.

MAGNILINK

Low Vision International offers a variety of MagniLink video magnifiers.

ZoomText by AiSquared

ZOOMTEXT

ZoomText by AiSquared is a screen magnification system with eight zoom window types. 

Compact by Optelec

COMPACT+ HD

The Compact+ HD by Optelec allows you to see more of the content on-screen.

Indi by Tobii Dynavox

explorē 8

Humanware offers this 8-inch handheld magnifier with magnification up to 30X.

DaVinci magnifier

CCTVs / Video Magnifiers

Listing of video magnifiers from American Printing House for the Blind.

Example of portable video magnifier

TOP 6 PORTABLE VIDEO MAGNIFIERS

A Wiki team researched and tested portable video magnifiers.

REFRESHABLE BRAILLE DISPLAYS

Focus blue by freedom scientific

FOCUS BLUE

Freedom Scientific offers a variety of Focus Blue refreshable braille displays.

Indi by Tobii Dynavox

VarioUltra 20/40

VarioUltra by Baum is a mobile Braille device with either 20 or 40 Braille cells. 

braille note apex from Humanware

BrailleNote Apex BT 32

The BrailleNote Apex by Humanware has built-in options to the Windows environment.

BRAILLE PRINTERS

ROMEO 60

The Romeo 60 by Enabling Technologies produces single-sided braille.

Indi by Tobii Dynavox

BRAILLO 300 S2

American Thermaform offers a variety of braille printers.

ViewPlus Embrailler

VIEWPLUS

ViewPlus offers a variety of braille printers including the VP Embrailler.