Useful Products for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons

The following companies and organizations sell useful products for blind and visually impaired persons. 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.

Advantage Canes

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
Fax: 800-267-5059
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
Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206
Toll Free: 800-223-1839
Fax: 502-899-2384
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.

Ann Morris Enterprises

Dedicated To People With Vision Loss
A Division of Independent Living Aids, Inc
P.O. Box 9022
Hicksville, NY 11802-9022
Toll Free: 800-537-2118
Fax: 516-937-3906
E-mail customer service
Items include kitchen aids, canes, safety items, magnifiers, computer games and many other talking gadgets.

Blind Bargains

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

PO Box 144
Southeastern, PA 19399
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
Phone: 262-227-7785
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
Fax: 617-969-6204
To send an e-mail, go to
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.

Box 540836
Flushing, NY 11354
Toll Free: 888-568-6665 outside NY State only-
Fax: 718-321-0217
E-mail: or
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."

En-vision America

1845 Hovey Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761
Toll Free: 800-890-1180
Fax: 309-452-3643
To send an e-mail, go to
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
Fax: 1-877-285-7529 toll free-
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
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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.

200 Robbins Ln.
Jericho, NY 11753-2341
Toll Free: 800-537-2118 or 855-746-7452
Fax: 516-752-3135
To send an e-mail, go to
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
Fax: 530-274-2093
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

Product & Retail Stores
111 E 59th St.
New York, NY 10022
Toll Free: 800-829-0500
Fax: 212-821-9707
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.


Box 673
Northbrook, IL 60065
Toll Free: 800-468-4789
Fax: 877-498-1482
To send an e-mail, go to
To request a catalog, go to
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.

Maxi-Aids, Inc.,

42 Executive Blvd.,
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Toll Free: 800-522-6294
Fax: 631-752-0689
TTY: 631-752-0738
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
Toll Free: 800-541-7903
To send an e-mail, go to
Sells braille watches, talking calculators, 4-track recorders, kitchen aids, writing guides, computer software and accessories, greeting cards, talking scales, etc.

Perkins Solutions

175 North Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
Fax: 617-926-2027
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

PMB 154
330 SW 43rd St., Suite K
Renton, WA 98057
Toll Free: 800-248-9965
Talking Products for the blind and visually impaired.

Stephens Development

6303 Thorndon Circle
University Park, FL 34201
Toll Free: 888-714-4419
Fax: 941-358-8567
Publishes Large Print Music 2.5 times the size of regular music), a series of classical, popular, religious and traditional music printed especially for those with visual impairment.
Talking Thermostats for the Blind
PO Box 27145
Golden Valley, MN 55427-0145
763- 591-9557
Toll Free: 800-838-8860
Fax: 763-544-7166
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.

Whirlpool Corporation

Consumer Interaction Center CIC-
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.