There are plenty of assistive technology services out there today ready to help those who suffer from low vision or are visually impaired. These services help those with low vision acquire the necessary assistive technology and equipment they need to function in their everyday lives. Whether it is in school, at work or just around the house, assistive technology equipment is what helps people with low vision function as if they had full vision.
Assistive technology for those with low vision primarily focus on helping a person function, but also see better despite their impairment. Some types of services can provide:
When people suffer from low vision, they are incapable of seeing as clearly or making out images like those without impairment. Voice activated products are popular among low vision consumers because they don’t require vision at all — just the ability to speak. Some popular low vision assistive technology equipment out there today includes:
There are also software technologies available to help those with low vision. At Low Vision Technologies, we offer an array of unique apps that are exclusively designed for those with low vision. These apps are paid for, but you can receive a discounted rate by purchasing them through Low Vision Technologies instead of the Apple Store.
Apps for those with low vision have become increasingly popular over the past few years. For example, Big Browser is an iPhone app that helps those with low vision access the Internet. It uses an extra-large keypad control on the screen, expandable zoom feature, and multiple color schemes so that those with low vision can still find what they need online.
You can purchase the Big Browser app from Low Vision Technologies today, Whether you’re buying it for your personal use or to have better access for work and school-related research, this app will help you see the web and explore all there is without your low vision interfering.
At http://www.accessibleworld.org, you can access mp3 recordings about the following types of topics:
The American Foundation for the Blind offers a wide range of assistive technology services to you:
Professional Development – online webinars and courses, books, articles and continuing education credits
Introduction of Braille to Children
Online Community for Parents of Children with visual impairments
Career Connections – Helping connect students and job seekers with the correct match.
I have personally lived with low vision for over 25 years and have researched and studied all the wonderful assistive technology products available to you. If you’d like more detailed information, simply fill out the form below.