Access technology resources

Access technology is the name for products which help people who cannot use regular versions of products, primarily people with physical disabilities such as limitations to vision, hearing, and mobility.

Ability Hub, c/o The Gilman Group, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 6356
Rutland, VT 05702-6356
U.S. Phone 1: 1-802-775-1993
FAX: 1-802-773-1604
e-mail address:

Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This web site will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers

Ability Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 1721
Minnetonka, MN 55345
U.S. Phone 1: 1-952-939-0121
FAX: 1-952-943-3809
e-mail address

Accessible Products Information Tips for users Manuals, etc

A Blind Net
web site:

This site provides a variety of information about blindness; general information as well as links to organizations of and for the blind, some of the companies that provide equipment used by blind people, and other resources.

ABISee, Inc.
77 PowderMill Rd.
Suite 4
Acton, MA 01720
Toll-free: 800-681-5909
Fax: 253-595-3623
Web site:

ABISee is a leading developer of the most advanced hi-tech products for low vision, blind and deaf-blind people. ABISee was founded in 2005 in the basement of Leon Reznik’s home in Sudbury, MA. These past 4 years have been impressive. Today ABISee is a multi-million dollar company selling products all over the world – including USA and South America, Europe, Australia, India, and Japan.

In 2006 we introduced our first auto-reader – Zoom-Ex. It took Zoom-Ex 20-60 seconds to scan and read a page of text. Everybody was impressed. The ability to read magnified text without an X-Y table was very attractive despite the fact that the quality of text on the screen was not perfect.

The next year Zoom-Twix caught the attention of visually impaired students.It gave them the opportunity not only to read textbooks but also to save the text. Students could open the saved book and go to any page they desired with a single click. The second camera developed was a flexible CCTV camera to view the blackboard and take written tests under desired magnifications. It still took 20-60 seconds to scan and read a page of text. Yes, it was the fastest auto-reader, but visually impaired people wanted more – they asked for a real-time reader.

Last year we introduced Eye-Pal – a device specially designed for blind users. The time to start reading had been drastically reduced – it took Eye-Pal just a few seconds to start reading. We introduced Eye-Pal at the 2008 ATIA. Many participants could not believe that it was possible to start reading in a few seconds. Eye-Pal could read books and newspapers, junk mail and even text on a bottle of shampoo. The device was integrated with Braille displays and had full voice support.

This year we made another big step in improving the quality of Zoom-Ex and Zoom-Twix. Today both devices are as fast and accurate as Eye-Pal. In addition we smade two more important changes on how to view magnified text displayed on the screen:

list of 2 items

  • Text may be shown as true font – this means that the quality of the highly magnified text is better than with any CCTV.
  • Depending on their visual impairment and preferences the user may select how the text will be presented on the screen – as multiple or single line, as

auto scrolling line, or one word at a time,accompanied by speech or not, etc.

Accessible 18, 2007

A great resource for information on accessible devices.

Ackley Appliance Service provides COMPLETE Perkins Brailler repair. The site includes a history of the brailler.
4301 Park Avenue #540
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-288-3931
E-mail to:

Access Ingenuity
3635 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
U.S. Phone 1: 1-707-579-4380
Phone 2: 1-877-579-4380
FAX: 1-707-579-4273

Assistive Technology and Ergonomic Solutions for people with disabilities

Access Technology Institute – Computer Training for Blind Consumers
PO Box 215151
Sacramento, CA  95821
Phone (916)-679-4161
Web site:

AccessBraille, A Division of Access Group LLC
Put information into Braille
PO Box 1307
Bloomington, IN 47402
Phone: 888-899-8897
Fax: 888-899-8897

web site:

This site has a lot of information and software reviews for the blind

Adaptive Technology Consulting, Inc. is a company that provides, installs and trains in the use of equipment for the blind, visually impaired and individuals with reading difficulties.

P.O. Box 778 Amesbury, MA 01913
Phone: 978-462-3817
web address

Adaptive Technology Resources
921 Vista Lane
Grafton, WI 3024
U.S. Phone 1: 1-800-770-8474
Phone 2: 1-262-375-2020
FAX: 1-262-375-6777

Wisconsin’s place for technology for the blind

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
University of Toronto Information Commons,
1st Floor, J.P. Robarts Library,
130 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3H1
CANADA Phone 1: 1-416-978-4360
FAX: 1-416-971-2629
e-mail address 

Information about adaptive technology

Ai Squared
P.O. Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255
U.S. Phone 1: 1-800-859-0270
e-mail address

Makers of Zoomtext a screen magnification program

Alliance for Technology Access
2175 East Francisco Blvd., Suite L
San Rafael, CA 94901
USA Phone: (415) 455-4575 (415) 455-0491(TTY)
Fax: (415) 455-0654
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB Alliance for Technology Access –

Connecting children and adults with disabilities to technology tools…

ALVA Access Group Inc.
For more information about ALVA Access Group, please contact ALVA Access Group Inc., 436 14th Street Suite 700, Oakland CA 94612. Phone 888 318-ALVA (2582),
fax (510) 451-0878, e-mail
web site

the all in one organizer and cell phone for the visually impaired

AlphaSmart Europe Ltd.
Northway House, 1379 High Road
Whetstone, London N20 9LP
UK Phone 1: 44-20-8492-3690
FAX: 44-20-8446-7953
e-mail address

Articles about access technology

Apple accessibility site

site dealing with all kinds of material for accessibility with Apple products

Artic Technology
OFFICE Phone (248) 588-7370
FAX (248) 588-2650
Help (248) 588-1425
web site

Accessibility Appliances  for Low Vision and Blindness Since 1984

Associated Blind, Inc.
Associated Blind, Inc. concentrates on helping to reduce unemployment by providing highly individualized services for individuals who are blind or have low vision and who already have basic skills to help them move along a career path into better avenues of employment or entrepreneurial ventures. Its programs concentrate on professional development, skill assessment, and advising clients where to obtain the right training and resources.

110 William Street
9th Floor
New York, New York 10038
Phone: United States 212/766-6800
Fax 212/766-6809

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
The AER is an international membership organization dedicated to rendering support and assistance to the professionals who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired children and adults.

1703 N. Beauregard Street
Suite 440
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Phone: United States 703/671-4500
Fax 703/671-6391

Association of Blind Citizens
The ABC is a membership organization of blind/visually impaired persons, their friends and families, and other interested individuals who recognize the needs and issues effecting the blind community. It provides assistance through information and referral services, advocacy, and other supports to maximize and increase options and opportunities for all blind and visually impaired persons. The ABC offers publications (including an online newsletter, The Advocate), informative meetings, and a radio show (In Focus).

PO Box 246
Holbrook, Massachusetts 02343
Phone: United States 781/961-1023 or 781/654-2000
Fax 781/961-0004

Assistive Technology Training Online Project
University at Buffalo
515 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3141
Fax: (716) 829-3217
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB Assistive Technology Training Online Project –

A.T. KRATTER & Company, Inc.
12062 Valley View Street Suite 109
Garden Grove, CA 92845
U.S. Phone 1: 1-714-799-3000
FAX: 1-714-799-3100

Solutions for People with Disabilities

3690 S. Park Ave., Ste. 801
Tucson, AZ 85713
U.S. Phone 1: 1-206-354-3534

FAX: 1-520-574-8998
e-mail address jcrawford

Surf the Internet using sound

Bartimaeus Group
provides access solutions for people who are Blind/Visually Impaired. We also provide on-site adaptive technology training and support along with a wide variety of products.

Bartimaeus Group
1481 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 100
McLean, Virginia 22101
Phone: 703-442-5023 Fax: 703-734-8381

In der Au 22
D-69257 Wiesenbach – Germany
Tel: +49 6223 4909-0
Fax: +49 6223 4909-7321

BAUM Retec AG – Leading European provider of products and services for visually impaired and blind people

Beyond Sight, Inc.
5650 South Windermere Street
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-795-6455
Fax: 303-795-6425
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB Beyond Sight, Inc. –

Welcome to Beyond Sight, the super store for the blind and visually impaired.

Blindness-Related Emailing Lists
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB Blindness-Related Emailing Lists –

A lot of list serves available dedicated for the blind

Blind Ambition self defence for the disabled
2058 N. Mills Ave., Suite 430
Claremont, CA 91711 USA
Phone: (909) 599-9773
Email Address:

Blind Cool Tech

has audio files on a variety of subjects for the visually impaired

Blind-Computing Mailing List HomePage
Web site:

is Rick Justice’s web site, here you will find lots of programs, utilities and blind resources.

Braille International, Inc
3290 S.E. Slater Street, Stuart, FL 34997.
Phone: (772) 286-8366
or  Toll free (888) 336-3142
FAX: (772) 286-8909   E-Mail:

Braille International, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life for blind persons everywhere. We believe the key to this is education and knowledge—which require available, affordable reading materials. Access to information allows the visually impaired to compete and perform with dignity in a highly competitive world. We accomplish this by printing a broad range of braille and large print material for all ages, from the very young to the older citizen.

Braille through Remote Learning (BRL)
Web site:

BRL is an online instructional program that provides teachers, parents, social workers, and current/future braille transcribers with a series of three integrated online courses in braille and braille transcribing. The program’s goal is the provision of a complete braille instructional program to all types of consumers nationwide who have an interest in some or all aspects of braille codes.

BRL, Inc
110 Commerce Drive
Suite 210
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
Phone: 770/716-9222
Fax 770/716-9599
Web site:

“Welcome to BRL, Inc. This web site is especially designed for partially sighted and blind visitors. At BRL, Inc., we specialize in products that aid the disabled in educational, vocational and recreational pursuits. The items listed in our catalog are designed to convert Windows computers into computers that are accessible for disabled users. We have products that will assist the blind, visually impaired and dyslexic.”

600 Peter Morand Crescent
Suite 240
Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z3
Web site:
Phone #1: (613) 731-5800 (Local)
Phone #2: (613) 731-5812 (Fax)

Established: 1982. Products available: Online, Through a distributor. Product types: Household, Personal and Other Independent Living Products

The Carroll Center Homepage
Address 770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: (617) 969-6200 or (800) 852-3131
Web site

Training for the visually impaired in New Yourk and on-line

1415 57th Ave. West
Bradenton, FL 34207 USA
Fax: (941) 739-5503
Toll Free: (941) 739-5503
Email Address:

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
39 Cross St., Suite 201
Peabody, MA 01960 USA
Phone: (978) 531-8555 (978) 538-3110TTY
Fax: (978) 531-0192
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) –

CAST is a not-for-profit education research and development organization that uses technology to make education more flexible and accessible for all students, especially those with disabilities.

Center on Disabilities
Students with Disabilities Resources
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge CA, 91330-8264
Phone: (818) 677-2684 (V/TTY/Message)
Fax: (818) 677-4932
Web site

Chirping Bat .Com
38 Barry Avenue
Tupper Lake, New York   12986
United States of America
Phone Weekdays: 1-518-572-6092
Phone Evenings, Weekends, Messages: 1-518-359-8538
Email: basoftware@ChirpingBat.Com
Web site www.ChirpingBat.Com

Welcome to Chirping Bat .Com, resellers of adaptive software and equipment for Blind and Dyslexic persons, audio and music production software and equipment, main stream computing software and equipment, and developers and dealers of both commercial and custom software for Science and Business.

Closing the Gap
526 Main Street PO Box 68 Henderson, Minnesota 56044
Telephone: (507) 248-3294
Fax: (507) 248-3810
Web site

A site for advocacy and conference viewing

Tel: 360-647-3404
Fax: 360-676-0053
Web site
Makers of read text and scan and read

Computer Application Specialties Company
P.O. Box 22219
Lincoln, NE 68542
U.S. Phone 1: 1-402-423-4782
FAX: 1-402-423-5154
e-mail address

A product to help produce Braille

Computers to Help People, Inc.
825 East Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703
phone: 608-257-5917
fax: 608-257-3480

Produces math and science books into Braille for all levels

CPR Technology
640 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718-783-6000
Fax: 718-783-0482
CHECK THE WEB CPR Technology –

A talking pager

CrissCross Technologies
110-64 Queens Blvd. #406
Forest Hills, NY 11375 USA
Phone: (718) 268-6988
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB CrissCross Technologies –

We specialize in learning and training materials for computer users who use talking computers.

Dancing Dots
1754 Quarry Lane
P.O. Box 927
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0927 USA
Phone: (610) 783-6692
Fax: (610) 783-6732
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB Dancing Dots –

Producers of Goodfield a music translation software program

De Witt & Associates, Consultants on Accessibility
Our phone number is 201-447-6500 or you can write to us at
web site

has computer training materials for the blind

Dolphin Computer Access
60 East Third Avenue
Suite 130
San Mateo, California 94401
Phone: 866/797-5921
Fax 650/348-7403

“Whatever your level of sight, from short-sighted to registered blind, Dolphin products can help you use computers more easily.” The company makes a screen reader

Duxbury Systems, Inc.
270 Littleton Rd., Unit #6
Westford, MA 01886
U.S. Phone 1: 1-978-692-3000
FAX: 1-978-692-7912
e-mail address

Makers of a Braille translator program for the computer

EASI – Equal Access to Software & Information
P.O. Box 818
Lake Forest, CA 92609
Phone: (949) 916-2837
Web site

Offers on-line courses for access technology trainers and developers of web sites

Enhanced Vision Headquarters:
17911 Sampson Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Customer Service/Sales 1-888-811-3161
Technical Support 1-888-811-3161
web site

offers low vision products

Enabling Technologies
601 Northeast Braille Place Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
USAPhone: (772) 225 DOTS (3687)
Fax: (772) 225 FAXX (3299)Phone toll free in
continental USA: (800) 777 DOTSFax toll free in continental USA: (800) 950 DOTS
Web: http://

Has Braille embossers

En-Vision America, Inc.
1013 Porter Ln.
Normal, IL 61761
U.S. Phone 1: 1-309-452-3088
Phone 2: 1-800-890-1180
FAX: 1-309-452-3643
e-mail address

We provide lifestyle enhancing technology solutions for those with visual or cognitive impairments.

ETO Engineering PLLC
303 Cary Pines Dr.
Cary, NC 27513
phone: 919-523-0205
fax: 1-877-285-7529 (toll free)

Physically Disabled and Elderly Persons
They provide accessible cell phones for people who are: Blind, with Low Vision, Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Hearing aid users, Physically Disabled, Upper-Extremity Amputees, and Elderly persons.

Exceptional Computing
450 NW 58th St.
Gainesville, FL 32607
U.S. Phone 1: 1-352-331-8847

Specializing in Special Needs Technology Solutions Since 1985

EzHermatic PCVoz

The PCVoz software is very fun and easy to use. it is a powerful Screen reader application that uses Microsoft Agent technology and the power of voice to provide for a totally self-voiced computer and Internet access. PCVoz interacts with your applications and speaks aloud your documents, e-mails, and web pages.

Web site:

Florida Reading and Vision Technology
P.O. Box 519
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302
U.S. Phone 1: 1-800-981-5119
FAX: 1-954-462-4647
E-mail address

Products for the visually impaired

Flying Blind, LLC – Home / News Page

a good site to keep up to date on what is happening in access technology for the blind

Fred’s Head
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206

Fred’s Head is an accessible, on-line catalog of useful tips, techniques, and resources for the blind and visually impaired. The heart of this catalog is drawn from the experience of Fred Gissoni of the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. The subjects covered range from the practical– using old greeting cards for braille notepaper, to the esoteric-what blind people experience when they dream. There is a form for submitting questions not already covered.

Freedom of Speech, Inc.
2344 Nicollet Avenue South, Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN 55404
U.S. Phone 1: 1-877-367-4228
Phone 2: 1-612-544-3333
FAX: 612-872-7374

Freedom of Speech, Inc. is a provider of Assistive Technology Solutions for people with and without disabilities. FOS specializes in Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Blindness, Low Vision, Braille, Accessable Door Openers and Environmental Control Systems. We received the Speech / Voice Recognition Experts of the Year Award by ScanSoft/Dragon Systems, again in 2001-2002 for Central U.S.!

Freedom Scientific, Inc., Blind/Low Vision Group
11800 31st Ct. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Phone 1-800-444-4443
FAX: 1-727-803-8001

Makers of Jaws for Windows, Magic screen magnification program, Openbook and other products for the visually impaired

Freedom Vision
615 Tami Way
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: 650-961-6541
Fax: 650-968-4740
Toll Free: 800-961-1334
Email Address: Info@freedom
CHECK THE WEB Freedom Vision –

Low Vision Products “Providing the freedom to read again.”

gh, LLC
1305 Cumberland Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Web site:
Phone #1: (765) 775-3776 (Local)
Phone #2: (765) 775-2501 (Fax)
Phone #3: (866) 693-3687 (Toll-Free)

Has some talking book players

Guerilla Technologies
5029 SE Horseshoe Point Road
Stuart, FL 34997
Web site:
Phone #1: (772) 283-0500 (Local)

GW Micro
725 Airport North Office Park • Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 260-489-3671
Fax: 260-489-2608
Support E-Mail:
(for questions concerning GW Micro products)
Web Site:

producers of Window-eyes

Handy Tech North America – Home Page
1349 Pike Lake Drive
New Brighton, MN 55112
Voice: (651) 636-5184
Fax: (866) 347-8249
Web site:

Handy Tech Elektronik GmbH of Horb, Germany and Triumph Technology, LLC. of New Brighton, Minnesota have joined forces to form Handy Tech North America. In June of 2006, Triumph Technology and Handy Tech entered into an agreement granting Triumph Technology non-exclusive distribution rights to Handy Tech products in the United States. Now, only 7 months later, Triumph Technology has been selected as the exclusive Handy Tech sales, service and repair center for both the United States and Canada.

Triumph Technology, LLC began providing cutting edge blindness and low vision technology solutions in June 2005 and with assistive technology industry veteran Earle Harrison at the helm, this small start-up company has built a reputation for the service and support that they offer beyond the point of sale.

Henter Math
P.O. Box 40430
St Petersburg, FL 40430
U.S. Phone 1: 1-727-347-1313
FAX: 1-727-302-9422
e-mail address

Produces an accessible math program for the visually impaired

IBM Accessibility Center
11400 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758
Web site:
Phone #1: (512) 823-0000 (Local)
Phone #2: (800) 426-4968 (Toll-Free)

Producers home page reader a talking web browser
This site is a rapidly growing online directory and repository of cheat sheets, guides and manuals.

Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc.
13453 Colfax Highway
Grass Valley, CA 95945 USA
Phone: 530-274-2090
Fax: 530-274-2093
Toll Free: 800-322-4784
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. –

In business since 1979, IRTI has been providing everyday useful products as well as high tech innovations for the blind, visually impaired, individuals with dyslexia and learning disabilities.

Innoventions, Inc.
5921 S. Middlefield Rd., Ste. 102
Littleton, CO 80123-2877
U.S. Phone 1: 1-303-797-6554
Phone 2: 1-800-854-6554
FAX: 1-303-727-4940
e-mail address:

The affordable, portable electronic magnifier for people with low vision

IntelliTools, Inc.
1720 Corporate Circle ,
Petaluma, CA 94954
U.S. Phone 1: 1.707.773.2000
e-mail address

Produces keyboards with bigger keys

JFW lite
web page

Has useful tips and products for people that use Jaws for Windows

Web site:

David Ferrin’s homePage for the jaws-users mailing list where you can find scripts, tips, tutorials  and programs that work with JAWS!

Judy Dixon’s Collection of Braille and Tactile-writing Slates

Judy Dixon is the community relations director of the NLS, but this is her own private site. It includes descriptions of each of the more than 200 braille slates in her collection.

LUV2BABLYNDI.NET | The best blind community on the net
Web site:

Our mission is to provide a single web resource for blind and visually impaired individuals where the latest news on blindness-related issues may be found.

This site also serves as an entertainment resource for blind individuals to use to spend their free time. Some of our features include personal blogs, stories, audio files and more. There are just too many features to list here; check it out for yourself and enjoy!

Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
14 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730-1402
By phone From the USA or Canada: 800-894-5374
By fax 781-276-0650
By e-mail General inquiries:
web site

Makers of Kurzwiel 1000 and Kurzwiel 3000L

Level Star
Address: 685 S. Arthur Ave. Louisville, CO 80027
Telephone: 1-800-315-2305
Fax: 303-926-1787

Has notetaker for the blind called Icon and docking station

LS& S Group, Inc. has products for the visually impaired and hard of hearing
P.O. Box 673
Northbrook, IL 60065
U.S. Phone 1: 1-800-468-4789
Phone 2: TTY 866-317-8533

The Catalog of products for the visually impaired and hard of hearing

MagniSight, Inc.
3360 Adobe Court
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
U.S. Phone 1: 1-719-578-8893
Phone 2: 1-800-753-4767
FAX: 1-719-578-9887
e-mail address

Has CCTV’s for sell

Metroplex Voice Computing
P.O. Box 121984
Arlington, TX 76012
U.S. Phone 1: 1-817-261-1658
FAX: 1-817-543-1103
e-mail address

Metroplex Voice Computing, Inc. is the leader in speech recognition mathematics.

Myna Corporation
239 Western Avenue
Massachusetts 01929-1102
U.S.A. (978)768-9000 Voice
(978)768-9911 FAX

Company description: Products include: Myna talking computer, Talkman player/recorders for Library of Congress speed tapes, Life Scan, One Touch II Monitor, One Touch II voice synthesizer, talking watches and clocks, talking blood pressure monitors, talking credit card terminals and talking calculators. No web page

New Designs Unlimited, LLC – Contact Us
you can call us now at our Toll-Free number: (888) 868-6159web site:

has an easy screen reader and reading machine for the blind The screen reader is called Speak Easy

Okay Vision Aide
14811 Myford Rd
Tustin, CA 92780-7253
U.S. Phone 1: 1-800-325-4488
FAX: 1-714-669-1081

Blindness Resource Center: Low Vision Resources

Optelec, US Inc.
United States Main and Customer Service: (800) 828-1056
(M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST)
Orders Fax: (800) 929-2444
General automated phone: (800) 392-9226 (extension is needed)
Optelec, US Inc.
321 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Web site

Welcome to Optelec, leader in Low Vision and Speech & Braille Solutions

Opus Technologies
13333 Thunderhead St.
San Diego, CA 92129-2329
U.S. Phone 1: 1-858-538-9401
Phone 2: 1-866-OPUSTEC (678-7832)
FAX: 1-858-538-9401
e-mail address

Produces music translation software

Parrot S.A.
174 Quai de Jemmapes
Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 48 03 60 60
Fax: +33 1 48 03 06 66
Toll Free: 1(877) 276-1252 (1PM to 5PM EST)
Email Address:

Produces Voice mate an organizer for the visually impaired

Phone: 800-204-PIAT (7428)
800-750-PIAT (7428) TTY
Web site

Has equipment for loan for people in Pennsylvania

Project ASSIST With Windows
Iowa Department for the Blind
Phone: (515) 281-1317 – Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Central Time.
Address: Project ASSIST With Windows
Iowa Department for the Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
Web site

Has tutorials on access technology products and has on-line training for Microsoft Office Specialist certification

Premier Assistive Technology Inc.
Phone support is available 8-5 Est. Time
web site

has affordable products for the visually impaired

Pulse Data International
175 Mason Circle
Concord CA 94520
Phone (800) 722 3393
Phone +1 925 680 7100
Fax +1 925 681 4630
Email site

produces the voicenote and braillenote as well as other products

Read this to Me
“Read This To Me” is a free reading service for the blind, powered by volunteers and Internet collaboration.

“Read This To Me” allows blind and low-vision people to have printed documents read to them over the phone.  All the blind person needs is a phone line and a fax machine (no computer is required.)

Here’s how it works:

  1. The blind person (whom we’ll call the “client”) faxes the document to be read to the “ReadThisToMe” toll-free fax number: 1-877-333-8848. The first page of the fax needs to be a cover page that includes the client’s first name and callback (voice) phone number. The document itself can be just about anything: a handwritten letter, a bill, a can of food, a multi-page magazine article — just about anything that can be faxed.
  2. One of ReadThisToMe’s volunteer readers will call the client back and read the document.
  3. That’s it!

75 Carver Ave.
Westwood, NJ 07675
U.S. Phone 1: 1-800-948-8453
Phone 2: 1-201-722-1880
FAX: 1-201-722-1881
e-mail address 

Repro – Tronics is the designer and manufacturer of the Tactile Image Enhancer, Flexi – Paper tactile imaging paper, and Thermo Pen II.  These products are designed to assist blind and visually impaired individuals in the creation and understanding of tactile graphic images.

RJ Cooper & Assoc.
27601 Forbes Rd. Suite 39
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Phone 1-800-RJCooper (800-752-6673) or dial direct 949-582-2572
Fax: 949-582-3169
e-mail General Info:
Technical Support:
Web site

Produces Thunder a screen reader on a stick

phone: 1-866-202-0520

Sells screen reader known as System Access.  This is an affordable alternative to Jaws or Window-Eyes


A podcast and interactive blog on the accessible digital lifestyle, produced by Serotek, the Accessibility Anywhere people

Welcome to SeroTalk, your portal to the accessible digital lifestyle, using accessible technologies to enhance your life. Here you wil find a twice-monthly podcast, links to awesome software and online resources, and an interactive blog. Best of all, you shape the direction through sharing your experiences and resources. We hope you will sign up and post your two cents, or at least bookmark this site and come back often to the community. SeroTalk is an entity of Serotek Corporation

Sighted Electronics
69 Woodland Ave.
Westwood, NJ 07675
U.S. Phone 1: 1-201-666-2221
Phone 2: 1-800-666-4883
FAX: 1-201-666-0159
e-mail address

Braille Displays, Braille Printers, Braille Software, CCTV Magnifier

Speech Systems for the Blind
76 Wheaton Dr.
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone 1: 1-508-226-0447

SpokenText – Free online text to speech converter
Web site: allows you to record PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, ,RSS news feeds, emails and web pages, and converts them to speech automatically.

You can download your recording as an iPod book or mp3 file. And every member gets a personal podcast URL , which you can use to download recordings to iTunes or your iPod. You can also easily share your recordings on your web site or blog using SpokenText Badges or individual recording players. And best of all it’s COMPLETELY FREE! Register now. To get started: Register for a free account. Accounts are free and ready to go in seconds.

TACK-TILES Braille Systems, LLC
P.O. Box 475
Plaistow, NH 03865-2610
Phone 1: 1-603-382-1904
Phone 2: 1-800-TACK-TILE (822-5845)
FAX: 1-603-382-1748
e-mail address

Tack-Tiles® Braille Systems are a sophisticated teaching tool for all ages based on LEGO®-type blocks. These Braille blocks provide a unique bridge, a smoother, shorter, more interesting path to Braille literacy. Now in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian literary Braille Code as well as Nemeth Braille

Talking Signs, Inc.
812 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
U.S. Phone 1: 1-888-825-5746
FAX: 1-504- 344-2811
e-mail address

Talking Signs® technology is an infrared wireless communications system that provides remote directional human voice messages that make confident, independent travel possible for vision impaired and print-handicapped individuals.

Telesensory Corporation
520 Almanor Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
U.S. Phone 1: 1-408-616-8700
Phone 2: 1-800-804-8004
FAX: 1-408-616-8720
e-mail address

Has a variety of CCTV’s for sale

the Blind Geek Zone
web site:

The blind geek zone is an ever expanding web site that contains a valuable source of information for the blind community. Whether you are a geek or just someone in search of help, the zone will quickly become one of your favorite web sites.

Here on the blind geek zone I have many audio tutorials and demonstrations of many different programs and devices used everyday by people in the blind community.

I have many audio tutorials covering many popular software programs such as Nero Burning Rom, Goldwave, Outlook Express and others. I have tutorials about the new Vista operating system by Microsoft that will give you a early start at coming to grips with this new and complex operating system. I also post audio files from others here as well to help cover all your needs.

I also have many useful documents and programs that I have found from across the internet and I have found to be very useful and have posted them here for your convenience. I have an expanding list of links to many great sources of information for the blind computer user. I also have many links to mailing list for you to join so that you can get help on many different things or just meet new people.

I am now also offering customized one on one software training and technical support for very reasonable rates. So if you are in need of training or tech support then check out the training and support section of the site. I am now also offering web site development for those of you looking to have a web site developed for you at reasonable rates.

The Key Connection, Inc.
437 S. Main Street, Suite #3
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 USA
Phone: 928.639.1007
Fax: 928.639.1379
Toll Free: 800.870.1369
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB The Key Connection, Inc. –

Different keyboard layouts

The Ranger Station
Ramblings from some dude in the Assistive Technology industry.

The technology reviews website

Reviews of commonly used products, for the blind and sighted community alike.

Typeability, A Talking Typing Instruction Program

Reports from subscribers that have used this program indicate it works quite well. The program is designed to work with JAWS. We have no input from any Window Eyes users. There is a free trial available.

TypeAbility 2.1.3
The Typing Program for the Blind! TypeAbility is a program that teaches typing in 68 user-friendly lessons. By the end of the lessons, the student will have mastered all the letters, numbers, punctuation, as well as basic navigating in text documents. In addition, the student will learn special characters that are used in computer applications, such as the @ symbol that is required in e-mail addresses.

TypeAbility 2.1.3 is compatible with JAWS 6, through 9 . It is also compatible with the screen magnification program MAGic. So the partially sighted can not only listen to, but also see their typing lessons. Note that even though the latest version of MAGic, MAGic 10, includes JAWS, TypeAbility still requires a separate version of JAWS to be running while MAGic is running. Conveniently, you can use either a full version of JAWS, or the free JAWS demo.

ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. makers of the Tiger advantage Braille printer
220 N. 5th Street, Suite D
Springfield, OR 97477
Phone: (541) 736 1659
Fax: (541) 747 7264
Email Address:
CHECK THE WEB ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. –

Welcome to “The Guerra Show”

a good podcast dealing with all kinds of issues


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

a great and easy to use encyclopedia