Top 10 Products for People who are Blind
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 of some of the top products for people who are blind:
1. LyriQ Text-to-Speech Reader
The LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader is an AUTOMATIC SCAN text-to-speech reader, which means the user does not have to press any buttons for simple and immediate text-to-speech conversion. The LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader also has an incredible fifteen (15) hour rechargeable battery, weighs only 3lbs, and folds flat for easy portability.
The LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader is designed to assist people living with blindness or vision impairments by scanning printed documents and read them out loud. It is spectacularly fast, extremely accurate, and very easy to use. With the LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader, you can read a book, an envelope, the letter that came in it, a prescription label, and anything else.
2. Victor Reader Stream
The Victor Reader Stream is one of the lowest-priced, smallest, smartest, and simplest handheld digital talking book reader media player for people who are blind and visually impaired. The Victor Reader Stream digital talking book reader puts the latest novels, magazines, your favorite music, audio-described films, texts, and your own voice recordings, all in the palm of your hand for hours of listening pleasure.
The Victor Reader Stream digital talking book reader allows you to download books directly from BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) while reading another book at the same time, and it even keeps you up-to-date on the process status.
Here are the incredible benefits of Victor Reader Stream: Download books from BARD and from BookShare and magazines and newspapers from NFB News Line; Download podcasts directly to your Victor Reader Stream;
- Listen to internet radio.
- Record short notes and entire lectures.
- Enjoy recorded music can also be enjoyed.
All material is recorded on an SD card or to the device’s internal memory.
The Victor Reader Stream digital talking book reader is great for:
- Students to listen to textbooks, required reading materials and to record class lectures and listen to them later.
- Home use when you are relaxing for pleasure reading, to make quick memos, and for listening to your favorite books and digital media.
- At work for note-taking, listening to Word documents, presentations and for accessing and preparing presentation materials.
3. ZoomText Fusion Screen Reader – Professional Edition
ZoomText Fusion is the ultimate accessibility tool for schools, agencies, training centers, and businesses where individuals with vision loss are served. Fusion provides the best of both worlds – ZoomText Fusion, with its screen magnification and visual enhancements for screen viewing ease, coupled with the power and speed of JAWS for screen reading functionality.
A single installer and one license gives you access to both ZoomText and JAWS individually, or together when run as the combined solution – Fusion. By blending ZoomText Fusion and JAWS together, Fusion has flexible, high-quality speech using Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive, powerful keyboard access including navigation on the web, and a wide range of customization options.
Fusion is the perfect solution for schools, agencies, training centers, and businesses where individuals with vision loss are served.
A single installer and one license gives access to both ZoomText Fusion and JAWS individually, or together when run as the combined solution – Fusion. Fusion is available in two versions: Professional and Home. A Professional license is used by schools, businesses, and other organizations.
The Home version – for non-commercial use – is licensed to individuals for use on their personal computer.
4. JAWS Screen Reader – Professional Edition
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse.
JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. You will be able to navigate the Internet, write a document, read an email and create presentations from your office, remote desktop, or from home.
What is a screen reader? A screen reader is a software program that enables a blind or visually impaired user to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display. JAWS provides speech and braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.
With JAWS you will be able to:
Read documents. emails, websites and apps, easily navigate with your mouse, scan and read all of your documents, including PDF, fill out webforms with ease, easy to use with Daisy formatted basic training, save time with Skim Reading and Text Analyzer, surf the net with web browsing keystrokes.
5. BrailleNote Touch Plus 32 Plus – Braille Note Taker/Tablet
Michelle Perkins, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist & Trainer at New England Low Vision and Blindness selected the BrailleNote Touch Plus 32 her top recommendation. The BrailleNote Touch Plus 32 is the most powerful and up-to-date note-taker in the assistive technology industry packed with educational tools.
Designed to be used in the classroom, at home or at work, the revolutionary BrailleNote Touch Plus will be your guide through your life journey!
6. Focus 40 5G Braille Display
The fifth generation of the Focus 40 5G Braille Display is more rugged and stronger than ever. Built from aluminum and steel, added bumpers to absorb shock, and physically isolated the Braille cells to create a Braille display to meet the demands of the active user.
And, like previous Focus Blue models, the fifth generation is lightweight and compact with a user-friendly keyboard and control layout. You can have up to five Bluetooth connections so that you can easily connect to iOS and Android™ devices such as smartphones, iPads®, and tablets.
7. Brailliant BI 40X Braille Display
The new, future-ready 40-cell refreshable braille display is designed with connectivity and productivity in mind. With the introduction of Bluetooth 5 Wireless technology, the Brailliant BI 40X is the first to market braille display to take advantage of the robust and reliable connection, allowing for a pairing that is 2x faster and capable of 4x the distance over previous Bluetooth technology.
The Brailliant BI 40X connects to multiple devices at once and delivers a smarter, more user-friendly experience to new refreshable braille display users.
User-driven experience with every stroke – the new Brailliant BI 40X and Brailliant BI 20X are powered by KeySoft Lite the HumanWare accessibility flagship suite. Enjoy the seamless, intuitive user experience immersed in a native Braille environment.
KeySoft Lite is a user-friendly interface that lets you accomplish daily tasks through its onboard KeySoft suite of applications. It powers the Brailliant BI 20X providing an intuitive transition to those who have previously used any KeySoft-enabled HumanWare device.
8. Romeo 60 Single-Sided Braille Embosser
The next generation of braille embossers is here, and it’s all grown up, performing beautifully in school, work, and home settings. The new Romeo and Juliet continue to maintain their reputation for providing high-quality braille, but they now have a new, modern platform.
The most convenient braille embossers on the market. You can send files from your iPad® or other mobile device using Bluetooth.
With the built-in UEB (replacement for Grade 2) contracted braille translator and Firebird, Romeo and Juliet can support all your brailling needs. Your students can even send files directly from HumanWare’s BrailleNote™ Touch. It’s one-step printing at its best! Romeo embosses single-sided, while Juliet supports double-sided and interpoint braille.
Both products are proudly built and supported in the USA. Romeo and Juliet are the only braille printers that produce high-quality braille text and graphics over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth at an affordable price. With Romeo and Juliet, there is truly a happy ending!
9. Juliet 120 Double-Sided Braille Embosser
The Juliet 120 double-sided braille embosser has the same great quality with a new look and modern platform that enables you to print hard copy braille with ease. The Juliet 120 double-sided braille embosser supports both double-sided and interpoint braille and even lets you adjust the braille dot height to your personal reading preferences.
This new Juliet braille embosser is both is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, so you can send files directly from a computer, iPad or other iOS device, Android device, etc.
The Juliet 120 double-sided braille embosser features a built in UEB (Unified English Braille) contracted translator and Firebird tactile graphics software so you can quickly produce braille and graphics at 50 dpi. With Firebird, simply import files or draw what you need and then print with the new Juliet double-sided braille embosser.
Juliet even has sideways (landscape) and booklet printing styles, so you can print newspapers and magazines while retaining formatting. Juliet is easy for anyone to use (sighted, low vision and blind) with its lighted control panel with speech and braille and tactile labels.
10. ClearReader+ Portable Text-to-Speech Reader
The ClearReader+ Portable Text-to-Speech Reader brings portability, simplicity and a sleek design to text-to-speech and OCR reading and scanning devices. Rediscover the joy of reading anytime and anywhere. Within a few seconds, the ClearReader+ Portable Text-to-Speech Reader scans any magazine articles and reads them to you in natural sounding voices.
The ClearReader+ Portable Text-to-Speech Reader is designed for simplicity. Its buttons are easy to operate and have distinctive shapes. This helps you to control the integrated state-of-the-art technology without any effort. The ClearReader+ offers a broad variety of high-quality male and female reading voices in 31 different languages. Select your preferred voices and languages and switch them instantly while reading.
With the ClearReader+ Portable Text-to-Speech Reader you have the option to save your post or interesting articles for later reference. You can archive single and multiple-page documents and access them when needed. Benefit from the portable design and use the ClearReader+ anywhere in your home. Move the unit around easily by using the convenient foldable carrying handle.
According to the World Health Organization, there are at least 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment Globally. Our aim is to help provide technology, training, and care to those who are visually impaired.
Financing Is Available!
Our convenient Peace of Mind financing options makes these products affordable with a low monthly payment. In addition, our Peace of Mind program means everything is included in your affordable monthly payment, designed to eliminate any worry or concern. Here’s what is included in your low monthly payment?
- Easy Monthly Payments: Our easy-to-understand monthly payment plan allows you to own the latest technology to help you live independently and enhance your life!
- Delivery & Set-Up: We drive to your location to deliver, set up, and provide you with instructions on your new technology. Premium White Glove service guaranteed.
- Training & Tips: Schedule a meeting at your home, work or school, so you can be trained in the actual environment where you are using the technology.
- Troubleshoot & Service: If we can’t solve on the phone, we drive to you and take care of everything – logistics and shipping with the manufacturer, providing a loaner unit, etc.
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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.>
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.