Safeguarding Vision: The Critical Importance of Eye Safety in the Workplace

Safeguarding Vision: The Critical Importance of Eye Safety in the Workplace Education Resources Training

Ensuring the safety of one’s vision in the workplace is not only a matter of personal health but also an organizational imperative. At New England Low Vision and Blindness, we understand the significance of protecting employees’ eyesight. As a leading provider of assistive technology and training for those with visual impairments, we recognize March as…

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Unbiased Review: Comparing Top Low Vision Aids in the Market

Unbiased Review: Comparing Top Low Vision Aids in the Market Technology Top Choices

Low vision is a challenge faced by many people around the world, and finding the right aid to support daily activities can make a significant difference in one’s quality of life. The market offers a variety of low vision aids, from magnifiers to high-tech digital devices, designed to help those with vision impairments maintain their…

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Top Must-Have Apps for People Who are Blind or with Low Vision

Top Must-Have Apps for People Who are Blind or with Low Vision Technology Top Choices

These top must-have apps are designed to make the daily challenges for people who are visually impaired a little easier. From Jerry Berrier, Assistive Technology Specialist, New England Low Vision and Blindness 1. Seeing AI from Microsoft Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low…

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Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation

Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices

We are pleased to announce the release of our Top 10 Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) for individuals with low vision focuses on providing support and resources to help them gain meaningful employment. A key aspect of this support is the integration of low vision assistive technology. VR agencies offer tailored services…

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Top 10 Products for People who are Blind

Top 10 Products for People who are Blind Top Choices Technology

We are pleased to announce the release of our Top Products For People Who Are Blind There are many products available to help people who are blind or visually impaired. Some of these products are designed to help with daily tasks, while others are designed to help with communication and learning. Here is a list…

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Top 10 Text to Speech Aids

Top 10 Text to Speech Aids Technology Top Choices

We are pleased to announce the release of our Top Text to Speech Aids. Text-to-speech technology uses a camera to capture an image and text-to-speech software to convert the written text into spoken words, played back through a speaker or headphones. This can greatly improve the reading experience for individuals with visual impairments, as it…

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Choosing the Right Low Vision Aids: Tips and Recommendations from the Experts

Low vision is a condition in which an individual’s vision is impaired but not completely lost. It affects millions of people worldwide and can make daily tasks, such as reading and driving, difficult. Fortunately, there are low vision aids that can help individuals with low vision regain some independence and improve their quality of life.…

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Top 5 Handheld Magnifiers for Veterans

As we age, our vision may start to decline, making it difficult to read fine print or see details up close. This is especially true for our beloved veterans who may have served in difficult environments and experienced eye strain or other vision-related issues. Fortunately, there are handheld magnifiers for veterans available to help enhance…

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Top Portable Magnifiers

Top Portable Magnifiers Technology Top Choices

We are pleased to announce the release of our Top 10 Portable Magnifiers: Designed with the needs of individuals with visual impairments in mind, our range of portable magnifiers offers unparalleled assistance for reading and viewing small print and intricate details while on the move. These compact and lightweight devices feature a small camera that…

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Software Updates for JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion – April 2023

Software Updates for April 2023 The April low vision software updates for JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2023 are here. No matter which product you use, you will benefit from the new enhancements. We strongly encourage installing new updates so you can take advantage of new features and updated performance. We regularly update JAWS, ZoomText, and…

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Top 5 Handheld Magnifiers for People with Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. This damage can result in vision loss or even blindness if it is not treated. The most common type…

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Top 5 Handheld Magnifiers for People with Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 handheld magnifiers for people with macular degeneration. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye disease that affects the macula, a small area at the center of the retina. The retina is the part…

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