Useful Products for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons
On this page, you will find products and services that are useful to people who are blind or visually impaired. This list is not intended to be a complete listing of all organizations which sell such products, nor is it intended to be an endorsement of the actual products.
Revolution Enterprises, Inc.
12170 Dearborn Pl.
Poway, CA 92064
Toll Free: 800-382-5132
Folding and rigid canes made of graphite composites. Light, sensitive and very resistant to bending.
34 DeBaets St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3S9
Toll Free: 800-561-3340
Superior orientation and mobility products. Manufacturers of aluminum folding and rigid mobility and identification canes available in a variety of sizes and custom sizes, with a variety of tip styles.
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Toll Free: 800-223-1839
Has electronic book reading machines, a talking typing tutor program, a math drill program, computer training programs, talking color identifiers, bold line paper, braille maps, 4-track recorders, braille equipment, abacuses and many more other educational aids. Catalog available on request.
The goal of the site is to track and post the best deals and bargains for blindness-related merchandise, from screen reading software to talking tire gauges. They also post many mainstream deals that may be of interest to the blind. In addition, the auction gateway tracks blindness-related items on Ebay while the Blind Bargains Amazon store has dozens of blindness-related products found on Amazon. An RSS feed lets people keep up with the latest postings.
Captek Science Products for the Blind
1043 Lincoln Highway
Berwyn, PA 19312
Toll free: 800-888-7400
Carries talking vendor equipment, custom electronics, low vision aids, recreational items, calculators, computers, recorders, large print and tactile books, medical aids, etc.
Stress Less Drink Holder
KA Adaptive, LLC
404 Oakwood Drive
Thiensville, WI 53092
Versatile cupholder created by a legally blind inventor to help himself and others prevent spilling beverages, and to live life more independently and with less frustrations.
The Carroll Store
770 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
Toll Free: 800-852-3131
To send an e-mail, go to http://www.carroll.org/store/index.php?route=information/contact
The Carroll Store, located on the campus of the Carroll Center, sells a variety of adaptive devices for blind and visually–impaired persons. Among the items included are: canes, talking watches, sunglasses, writing guides, and kitchen, and household items.
The Chocolate Experience, Inc.
150-07 Bayside Ave.
P.O. Box 540836
Flushing, NY 11354
Toll Free: 888-568-6665 (outside NY State only)
Braille chocolate bars are available for gifts, fundraising or resale in a gift box. Messages available on the bar include: Congratulations, Good Luck, Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Happy Chanuka, Happy Easter, Happy Holidays, Happy Retirement, Have a Nice Day, I Love You, Merry Christmas and Thank You. In addition to sugar-free, they do custom orders, braille business cards and a 2 lb. 3D chocolate Labrador guide dog with harness with the braille message "best friend."
825 4th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Toll Free: 800-890-1180
To send an e-mail, go to http://www.envisionamerica.com/contact-us/
This company sells a talking bar code scanner to read bar-coded items and items that you might bar code in order to identify.
ETO Engineering PLLC
303 Cary Pines Dr.
Cary, NC 27513
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.
Executive Products Inc.
12900 Bradley Ave
Sylmar Ca, 91342
Toll Free: 818-833-8080
To send an e-mail, go to https://www.executiveproductsinc.com/catalog/contact_us.php?osCsid=02e1krrq6f9fl10didsq5q1na7
They manufacture leather cases for braille units and cell phones.
The PCVoz software is very fun and easy to use for English and Spanish. 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.
Gladys E. Loeb Foundation
2002 Forest Hill Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Has guard rail rings for electric stoves, food labeling kits and other kitchen items.
Independent Living Aids, Inc.
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207
Toll Free: 800-537-2118 or 855-746-7452
To send an e-mail, go to http://www.independentliving.com/contact.asp
Has watches, clocks, canes, kitchen items, slates and styluses, household, personal and recreation items, voice activated TV remote, large button cordless phone, talking pagers, sewing aids, tools, medical devices including diabetic aids, and more.
Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. IRTI
13465 Colfax Highway
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Toll Free: 800-322-4784
Has custom computers and software, reading machines, 4 track cassette players and recorders, talking calculators, notetakers, bathroom scales, clocks, watches talking and braille-and more.
The Lighthouse International
15 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
Toll Free: 800-284-4422
Carries a variety of products: mirrors, magnifiers, lamps, organizer wallets, braille speaker telephones, talking calculators, writing guides, talking pagers, clocks, luggage locators, cards, games, toys, talking scales, medical aids, etc.
145 River Rock Drive
Buffalo, NY 14207
Toll Free: 800-468-4789
Items include clocks and watches; electronics; low vision CCTV's; low vision lighting; games and crafts; magnification; educational products; daily living products; telephones; books and reading stands; children's products; orientation and mobility; assistive technology; braille products.
42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Toll Free: 800-522-6294
MaxiAids sells independent living products for persons who are blind, visually impaired, and persons who are hard of hearing.
MONS International, Inc.
6595 Roswell Road #224
Atlanta, GA 30328
Sells braille watches, talking calculators, 4-track recorders, kitchen aids, writing guides, computer software and accessories, greeting cards, talking scales, etc.
175 North Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
Offerings include a full range of assistive technology products – from the classic Perkins Brailler® to the latest screen reading software – as well as customized trainings to ensure you get the most out of your purchase. Perkins Solutions is also proud to provide accessibility consulting services, helping organizations provide adaptive work and learning environments that enable every individual to recognize his or her potential.
Speak To Me
330 SW 43rd St., Suite K
Renton, WA 98057
Toll Free: 800-248-9965
Talking Products for the blind and visually impaired.
Talking Thermostats for the Blind
PO Box 27145
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Toll Free: 800-838-8860
Comfort solutions for seniors and persons who are blind, visually impaired or disabled. Announces day, time, room temperature and temperature setting. Audio instructions for setting up program. Free lifetime warranty.
Consumer Interaction Center
Dierks, AR 71833
Toll Free: 800-253-1301
Has use and care guides and overlays for controls on most Whirlpool appliances contact them before making a purchase to be certain of availability-as well as large print, braille and cassette cookbooks available with purchase of appliances.
Updated April 20, 2017