Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Schools and Educators
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Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Students, Teachers, and TVIs- Updated for 2022:
Finding the right low vision aids for schools and educators can be a challenge. The good news is that there are many different types of low vision aids on the market today, and new ones are being developed all the time. In this article, we will list 10 of the best low vision aids for students, teachers, and TVIs.
CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier offers a large, 12.5-inch FHD screen with full-page text-to-speech scanning; all in a light, foldable, extremely portable unit, complete with an attractive protective carry case.
The CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier is powerful but simple to use; with traditional (tactile) controls, like magnification and contrast knobs. It also has a touchscreen for people who prefer to use that.
The Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier is an intuitive, easy to use and foldable portable magnifier that offers an unmatched crisp, and crystal-clear image quality thanks to its 10x optical zoom camera.
Designed for students and seniors with simplicity in mind, it is simple & expandable. Simple for those with No technology experience, and expandable for those who want to have revealed to them the full limits of the built-in Android tablet touch-screen monitor.
The Reveal 16i incorporates a smart all-in-one device allowing users to video chat with other students, teachers and friends, check emails, watch videos on YouTube, download applications from Play Store and have all the printed material read to you thanks to its integrated Optical character recognition (OCR) and Text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities.
Users can also open their books and take digital notes before sharing them with others. The Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier also has a distance viewing camera, which is great for the classroom, conference room, watching TV, the bird-feeder, or checking out the neighbors. An amazing technology for both the novice and most experienced users.
Students LOVE this magnification tool because it is collapsible, among the lightest of all desktop magnifiers, has excellent optics, 5-hour battery, and a twistable camera head for both near and distance viewing.
It also has a very large working space for almost any writing task and can be connected to a PC or Mac for added functionality like turning text into speech and saving files. For colleges and universities, it can be easily checked out and loaned for student’s use and return.
It is a must-see for all student age groups!
Chromebook, Chromebook, Chromebook..! The MagniLink S Premium portable magnifier is Chromebook Compatible. It can also connect to a PC and Mac. It has razor-sharp optics, it is very stable, rugged, and easy to use.
It also has Optical Character Recognition (OCR). It can easily be carried from class to class in a students backpack. The MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier connects to student’s existing primary technology, allowing students to keep their primary technology (Chromebook, PC, Mac) and simply attach via USB a high quality near and distance camera when needed.
MagniLink S is great! …and it is a must see!
iPad, iPad, iPad!! – Transformer HD Portable Magnifier connects wirelessly to your iPad! This is very unique. It also connects to a PC, Mac & Android – all wirelessly, or by USB. It also is very lightweight, and has full-page Optical Character Recognition (OCR)! Incredible!
And, it has its own battery, so the battery of the student’s iPad, PC, Mac, Android are Not powering the Transformer. Transformer HD WiFi + OCR is a required “must-see” for any Student.
The explorē 12 Portable Magnifier is the largest in the Explore line of portable magnifiers. Designed as an easy-to-use electronic magnifier that offers superb full high-definition image quality for improved near and distance viewing allowing you to do the things you want.
The 12-inch touch screen is the perfect magnifier for anyone who wants a larger interface for reading, writing, painting, drawing and so much more.
With its superior magnification range, this tablet-sized magnifier allows the continuation of everyday activities like reading and writing, viewing pictures and maps, and much more, just about anywhere.
With a lightweight design and 3.5-hour battery life, it’s an ideal companion for maintaining your active lifestyle wherever you are, at home or on the go. explorē 12 Portable Magnifier is not only easy to carry but also very simple to use.
Just pull it out of your bag, turn it on and it’s ready when you are!
MagniLink TAB Portable Magnifier is a top product because it is a portable tool that incorporates a very high-quality side camera.
Having the camera ‘on the side’ is key, especially for students, because the side camera is independent of the viewing monitor tablet, not within the viewing monitor tablet.
This allows the student to maintain a consistent view of the tablet monitor without having to continually change the view of the tablet monitor to use the tablet camera. Both the tablet monitor and the side camera are separate from each other, allowing the Student to easily view near and distant objects, without having to continually adjust the tablet monitor.
The MagniLink TAB Portable Magnifier includes a fully functioning Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3” tablet, offering users every flexibility and benefit of modern-day PC computing.
The MagniLink TAB collapses down for easy transporting between classes and is a complete mobile solution, perfect for both students and business professionals. The MagniLink TAB Portable Magnifier provides the ability to read any printed material with ease allowing users to change the size, contrast, use the built-in fast text-to-speech (TTS), pinch, zoom, write with a stylus, etc.
The MagniLink TAB Portable Magnifier has a great touch and key command ‘action’, it is speedy to work with and keeps up with the expectations and demands of today’s sophisticated users.
The Acrobat HD Mini Ultra Portable Magnifier system is a low vision portable magnifier that has a remarkably wide 10.3″ viewable field. Why is this important? Users can see much more on-screen, reducing the back and forth movement of magnified text, increasing reading speed, reducing fatigue, increasing personal productivity, and most of all, increasing feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Along with its small cute 13″ size, 5-hour battery, near and distance full HD camera, the Acrobat HD Mini Ultra Portable Magnifier system remains a classic top choice for over 12 years because it is so simple.
Users DO NOT need any computer experience, and users are NOT connecting to WiFi or hotspots. Push the on button, and within 8 seconds, it is ready for use.
No fiddling with connectivity. Great for K-4, and some students in middle school and high school continue to find it very easy and useful.
Merlin Mini Portable Magnifier offers the same reading comfort, ease of use, and functionality as a desktop video magnifier – but in a compact and foldable design. The Merlin Mini Portable Magnifier is available in your choice of a 15.6″ or 17.3” screen. A 3-in-1 rotating camera allows you to magnify text and objects up close, at a distance, and even view yourself.
Easily transport to and from home, office, classroom, and anywhere else needed. Merlin Mini Portable Magnifier is the ideal solution for people who need magnification in different locations. With Merlin Mini Portable Magnifier, you can comfortably read text and view objects at home, in the office or classroom, and on the go. Its foldable design makes it extremely easy to take Merlin mini with you, or store it when not in use.
Has one of your students been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration or Stargardt’s? If so, then the Patriot ViewPoint Low Vision Glasses, the latest wearable low vision glasses showcasing a spectacular 101-degree viewable field, is the product they have been waiting for.
They must try this product! The wide-screen 101 degree viewable field is the largest on the market, and it makes all the difference having a super-sharp wide display bringing close to you nearly everything that is displayed at a distance.
The Samsung virtual reality technology lets you be completely hands-free while doing the things you enjoy at both near AND distance! Read, write, watch TV, or a live performance or sporting event! Exclusively Patriot!
Please keep in mind that New England Low Vision and Blindness offers low vision and blindness assessment and training services for students, teachers and schools and an Advanced Low Vision Rehab Clinic to help students with vision impairment maximize the remaining vision that they do have.
Our Assistive Technology Specialists and Trainers can assess needs, recommend low vision and blindness devices, set up systems and provide training for visually impaired students and the education professionals who work with them.
Our training services enable students and teachers to use technology to get the visually impaired student immediate access to tests, notes, presentations, etc. and to have the same equal access to educational information as their peers.
We help you and your students with low vision better understand the specific vision loss, by teaching you new skills like eccentric viewing to make the most of your remaining vision, and by using the latest vision technologies. We determine the best distance correction levels of magnification (needed for different activities), tools and technology to maximize your residual vision.
How Can We Help You Or A Loved One
Mr. Magnifier: If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, our Mr. Magnifier handheld magnifiers are perfect 1st Step for anyone with Macular Degeneration! Here’s a link to very helpful information, including a free Magnification Guide – https://nelowvision.com/mr-magnifier/
Free eBook: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, we have created this 12-section eBook “Now What? – a free resource to help you or loved one who has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. Click here to download a PDF of the entire report.
Technology: We offer the latest and most advanced low vision and blindness technology supported by world-class personal service. We have nearly 100% of all major electronic low vision, blindness, and software products. Our complimentary, no-obligation demonstration on any of our products will make sure our clients are getting the right product for their specific eye condition.
Training: Technology rehabilitation training services for people with low vision and blindness. We go to our clients – home, school, or business – training where they need it – from caring assistive technology professionals.
Smart Home: Our Smart Home services can help design a solution to help our clients or their loved ones remain independent by using the many features of a Smart Home. Click here to learn more.
Bring Hope: We Bring Hope to people who are blind or visually impaired through the many products and services we offer.
Convenience: 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. Our clients schedule an appointment with one of our Technology Specialists who can help you find the right technology, training, and care solution.
If our client cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to them, for a no-obligation product demonstration.
To learn more about how we can help you or a loved one, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness today. You can call our toll-free number 888-211-6933 or email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
Here’s a list of past Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Educators:
Top 10 2021:
1. MagniLink Tab
3. Reveal 16i
6. Ruby 7
10. Topaz Ultra 15”
Top 10 2020:
1. MagniLink TAB Tablet Solution
Top 10 2019:
Here are some extra “bonus” products:
Top 10 2018:
- NuEyes Featuring ODG SmartGlasses
- Jordy – Wearable Magnifier <New Video>
- Patriot ViewPoint Glasses <New Video>
Read about our all-time Top 10 Low Vision Aids