“What wheelchair is to someone who has trouble walking, so electronic video magnification technology is to someone who has trouble seeing.” -Scott Krug, President, New England Low Vision and Blindness
As recently published in the New England Low Vision and Blindness white paper ‘You’ve been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration – Now What?’, video magnification technology is a fundamental tool for any patient needing low vision rehabilitation. For someone who has trouble walking, one may initially try a cane, or crutches or a walker. For someone who has trouble seeing, one may initially try a magnifying glass. However, often more “firepower” is needed. For someone who has trouble walking, if a cane, or crutches or a walker does not fully help, then the next step is to use a wheelchair.
In the same way, someone who has trouble seeing, if a magnifying glass does not fully help, if the magnifying glass is frustrating and slow because it is not providing enough magnification or viewable field, then the next step is electronic video magnification technology.
Electronic video magnification technology can be organized into three (3) categories:
- Desktop electronic video magnification. This primary category is the most helpful for productivity. For people wanting to “get stuff done”, like paying bills or managing finances, reading books, newspapers, newsletters, documents, or writing tasks like letters, cards, lists, ledgers, etc. If productivity to maintain independence is needed, then it is critical to use non-portable or desktop electronic video magnification. <Click here to see the Top Desktop Electronic Video Magnification>
- Portable electronic video magnification. When the need is to have high powered magnification when up and about and on the go. Typical tasks for portable electronic video magnification are price tags, nutritional or prescription information, menus, thermostats, credit card information and phone numbers. <Click here to see the Top Portable Electronic Video Magnification>
- Wearable electronic video magnification. This category of video magnification is often used for the one task that is not accomplished by either non-portable or portable electronic video magnification. Some examples are theatre, movies, stadium viewing, school performances, sightseeing, sheet music, business or classroom viewing and seeing people faces. <Click here to see the Top Wearable Electronic Video Magnification>
It is very important to receive a no-obligation thorough and full demonstration of multiple types of electronic video magnification prior to making a purchasing decision. Make an appointment with a local assistive technology company, who specializes in the top electronic video magnification technology low vision aids for people with Macular Degeneration.
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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, we have prepared a 12-part eBook <Click here to download a PDF of the entire report.>
To learn more about how we can Bring Hope to people who are blind or with low vision, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. You can also call our toll free number 888-211-6933 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms are a wonderful resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers and blindness products. You can schedule an appointment with one of our Technology Specialist who can help you find the right technology, training and care solution.
If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation product demonstration. We offer a comprehensive line of products including electronic magnification low vision aids, blindness products, and leading low vision products for people with glaucoma, macular degeneration and other forms of vision loss.