The Talking GPS – Victor Reader Trek

With cutting-edge GPS technology, the Victor Reader Trek makes walking on foot, by car or by public transit a breeze. For those who are visually impaired (an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. are considered legally blind), being able to move around confidently and independently can be a game changer. With the Victor Reader […]

Hip Talk Plus is the Communicator with It All

Portable communication doesn’t get any better than this! The Hip Talk Plus is a wearable augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. AAC devices help people with disabilities who have lost their natural speaking ability to be able to communicate or express their thoughts, wants and needs to others without speaking. The Hip Talk Plus is […]

Measuring Made Easy with the Tactile Caliper

Geometry class just got a bit easier for blind and visually-impaired students. A new mechanical Braille ruler is now available to individuals of all ages. Developed by Squirrel Devices — a past winner of the Louis Braille Touch of Genius Award — the Tactile Caliper allows its users to measure and draw with a much […]

The Magic of Touchable Fireworks

Fireworks shows are enjoyed by people around the world as a primarily visual experience. It might sound crazy, but now you can actually FEEL fireworks. Feeling is believing. For the more than 10 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired, they can now feel what sighted individuals experience during a joyful fireworks celebration. “Feeling […]

Cyber Eyez Bringing Life into Focus

Today’s smart glasses are getting even smarter. CyberTimez, a world leader in augmented reality applications, has created Cyber Eyez, an application that enables low vision and blind users to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times! The application can also read text in more than 100 languages without an internet connection. Cyber Eyez […]

KAPSYS SmartVision2: The First Smartphone for the Visually Impaired

According to Statista, there are nearly 2.5 billion smartphone users worldwide. More than two hundred million of those users are in the United States. Smartphones today continue to progress as advances in telecommunication technology have been significant in recent years. But with features such as high-definition touchscreens, navigation tools, and high-speed internet browsing on the […]