Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation

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    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 to assess individuals’ skills and needs. They provide training on low vision assistive technology, which includes assistive devices, software, and adaptive techniques. These tools enable individuals with low vision to perform work tasks efficiently and independently.

    Counseling plays a vital role in VR, helping individuals explore career options and understand workplace accommodations. VR agencies work closely with employers to advocate for reasonable adjustments and promote accessibility.

    Job placement services focus on matching individuals to suitable employment opportunities that accommodate their low vision needs. Ongoing support ensures individuals receive assistance, training, and advocacy as they navigate their careers.

    New England Low Vision and Blindness is pleased to offer the top low vision assistive technology and assistive training to people working in Vocational Rehabilitation and their clients.

    In this article, we will discuss the different types of low vision assistive aids for Vocational Rehabilitation and some factors to consider when choosing one.

    1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

    2. CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier

    3. Reveal 16i Desktop Magnifier With Speech

    4. MagniLink TAB Tablet Solution i7 Processor

    5. MagniLink S Premium Desktop Video Magnifier

    6. Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier With Text-to-Speech

    7. Patriot Pro Portable Magnifier

    8. Vision Buddy Pro Low Vision Glasses

    9. Eyedaptic EYE5 Low Vision Glasses

    10. explorē 12 Portable Magnifier With Stand


    1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices

    DaVinci Pro for the 7th year in a row leads the pack in low vision aids. It is continually upgraded and is still considered the “best-of-the-best” when it comes to an everyday simple-to-use low vision desktop magnifier workstation. DaVinci Pro’s 3-in-1 Full HD camera displays a super-sharp true-to-life crisp image with no ghosting. DaVinci Pro casts a very wide viewable field and it has an incredible 18″ of working space for almost any reading and writing task.

    Its 13mp full-page OCR camera is nearly 100% accurate for reading newspapers, books, magazines, newsletters, and it is very easy to operate.

    DaVinci Pro has passed the test of both our most novice and our most advanced power users. It still remains the perfect low vision tool for home, libraries, college disability rooms, senior centers, and retirement communities.


    2. CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices The CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier has a 12.5″ FHD touchscreen navigation, distance camera & OCR. A foldable, large-screen low vision video magnifier with 360° viewing and speech all in one!

    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.

    3. Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier With Speech

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices The Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier low vision aids is very simple to use and easily folds up for transport or storage. This digital magnifier offers an unmatched crisp, and crystal-clear image quality thanks to its 10x optical zoom camera.

    Designed for seniors and students with simplicity in mind, it is simple & expandable. Simple for those with No technology experience, and expandable for those who want expanded use like using the built-in Android tablet touch-screen monitor.

    The Reveal 16i incorporates a smart all-in-one device allowing low vision users to video chat with 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) screen readers capabilities.

    Visually impaired users can also open their books and reading material and take digital notes before sharing them with others. The Reveal 16i also has a distance viewing camera, which is great for the classroom, conference room, watching TV, the bird-feeder, or checking out the neighbors. Amazing technology for both the novice and most veteran users.

    4. MagniLink TAB Tablet Solution i7 Processor

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices MagniLink TAB 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 because the side camera is independent of the viewing monitor tablet, not within the viewing monitor tablet. This allows the user 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 user to easily view near and distant objects, without having to continually adjust the tablet monitor. The MagniLink TAB 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 transport and is a complete mobile solution, perfect for students and business professionals. The MagniLink TAB 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 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.

    5. MagniLink S Premium Desktop Video Magnifier

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices Chromebook, Chromebook, Chromebook..! The MagniLink S Premium portable video 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 student’s backpack. The MagniLink S 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!

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices For those looking to combine magnification and speech, the Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier is the system for you.  The state-of-the-art design integrates two cameras and a 24-in touchscreen and allows you to view full letter pages on screen and magnify up to 131 times. The Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier offers magnification and reads any document aloud.  The magnification, high contrast, and clear voice improves reading clarity and accuracy and makes it much easier.  Change your focus from magnified text to letting the Onyx OCR read to you when you become too tired.  Just place your document under the fixed OCR camera and activate the speech function. Listen to any documents as it is read out loud by a quality voice and without straining your eyes.  The four-in-one system integrates two separate cameras: one for converting text to speech and one of magnification of documents.  This will allow you to clearly see what you want whether it is across the room or on the table in front of you.

    7. Patriot Pro Portable Magnifier

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices The Patriot Pro Portable Magnifier is both a magnifier and reader on a folding stand making it extremely portable. An innovative solution combining our custom software on the Apple IOS platform. Designed as a video magnifier and text to speech reader, the Patriot Pro Portable Magnifier does a whole lot more.  Incredible clear magnification and truly portable.  Lightweight, Durable, Battery powered, Wi-Fi capable, Reader/Magnifier/Computer/All in One.

    8. Vision Buddy Pro Low Vision Glasses

    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices Our flagship device for watching TV, magnification, and reading. Vision Buddy Pro Low Vision Glasses are now available with companion product compatibility and improvements to the OCR and software! This version of Vision Buddy comes with TV Hub a transmitter that streams your cable, satellite, or streaming device directly to the headset in HD, CCTV Mini an alternative to bulky CCTV readers and CCTV Mini An alternative to bulky CCTV readers. This compact portable reader allows the user to project books, magazines, etc. from the camera into the headset.

    What is Vision Buddy? Vision Buddy Low Vision Glasses is unique in that it magnifies a direct-feed of your TV so users can lay in their bed and look up at the ceiling and TV will broadcast directly to the headset magnifying the TV image up to 10 times the original size. It is an incredible experience!

    Vision Buddy Low Vision Glasses is the world’s first ultra-simple Television Watching System for the Visually Impaired. Plug the Vision Buddy Streamer to an existing cable tv box or any other tv provider, and watch live Television on Vision Buddy headset. Specially designed for various low vision eye conditions like Age-related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinitis Pigmentosa, etc. Zoom in or out to enjoy a movie theater experience right in your living room. With a click of a button switch to magnification/camera mode and see the world around you. It’s that simple!

    9. Eyedaptic EYE5 Low Vision Glasses Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices

    Take advantage of both the camera in the phone and glasses for 2-in-1 functionality of a wearable visual aid and handheld magnifier. The Eyedaptic EYE5 Low Vision Glasses are equipped with patented simulated natural vision software, the new Eyedaptic EYE5 solution optimizes the user’s functional peripheral vision. It does this through a small embedded camera that captures your environment, manipulates and enhances the pixels and re-displays the image. By providing a hands-free viewing experience, the Eyedaptic EYE5 Low Vision Glasses simulate natural vision to help those with retina-related vision loss lead fuller, more independent lives.

    The Eyedaptic EYE5 Low Vision Glasses improve the vision of those suffering from retinal disorders including AMD (age-related macular degeneration) through the development of software-driven smart glasses, leveraging the power of augmented reality (AR) technology.  Eyedaptic glasses use augmented reality technology to improve vision and artificial intelligence for a more natural visual experience for those who suffer from AMD (age-related macular degeneration) and other low vision impairments.


    10. explorē 12 Portable Magnifier With Stand


    Top Low Vision Aids for Vocational Rehabilitation Technology Top Choices 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!  


    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.


    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 the perfect 1st Step for anyone with Macular Degeneration!  Here’s a link to very helpful information, including a free Magnification Guide –

    Free Low Vision Guide: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with low vision, we have created this complimentary Low Vision Guide a free resource to help you or loved one who has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration or other low vision conditions. Click here to download a PDF of the entire report.

    Corporate Brochure: Our comprehensive brochure outlines all of the helpful assistive technology and assistive training services we provide. Click here to download our Corporate Brochure.

    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. Click here to learn more.

    Training: Assistive 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. Click here to learn more.

    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 and we will be happy to help.

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