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2x Full Page Magnifier
Full page fresnel magnifier for looking at small print.
2X Jumbo Neck Magnifier
2X fresnal, framed magnifying lens fits around the neck or stands on a table. Has a built in light.
4X Light Gathering Dome Magnifiers
Completely clear acrylic creates profuse light for easy reading.
8X Stand Magnifier
Large viewing surface with lots of light. 65mm base.
Acrobat HD Long Arm
This video magnifier provides a full color, auto-focus rotating camera on a flexible "long" or a sturdy "short" camera arm designed to enable users with low vision the ability to perform a variety of daily tasks more effectively. The Acrobat HD is easy-to-use video magnifier which is ideal for near, distance and self-viewing. Just connect the Acrobat system to any television, By rotating the camera, the user can read, write, groom and magnify images at any distance.
Acrobat HD-mini
Acrobat HD-mini is aPortable Battery Operated Electronic video Magnifier. With Acrobat HD-mini, view photos, read books and work on hobbies. Also ideal for distance viewing. See near, far and everything in between with Acrobat HD-mini. High definition allows you to experience vivid colors and contrast, giving you a beautiful crystal clear picture and vibrant display. Its small footprint and lightweight design provides true portability from the classroom to home and work. Acrobat HD-mini's 13.3" monitor will display crisp, colorful, clear and vibrant images in high definition.
Acrylic Full-Page Magnifier
It's fresnel lens made of optical grade acrylic will not bend or distort the image you wish to view.
Color video magnifier with a long-range varifocal lens designed for use with an arm. Displays distant objects and close-up text with simple manipulation.
Aladdin Apex
Video magnifier that features 24 color-select options. Offers high contrast, line markers, shadow masking for tracking text, and continuous auto-focus with manual override.
Aladdin Sunshine
One-piece color and auto-focus video magnifier with three viewing control settings—bright natural color, black text on a bright white background, and bright white text on a black background. Comes with four controls—an on/off switch, a magnification lever, a picture control selector, and an auto-focus override knob (for manual focus control).
Aspheric Illuminated Magnifiers
7X or 8X handheld magnifier with light. Uses 2 "C" batteries.
Aumax VGA
Aumax-VGA is a flexible and portable magnifying solution. It's equipped with a high quality camera unit and easy to use. Just point the camera at where you need to see, the Aumax-VGA will bring the image to your screen. With the Aumed Anti-Blur Technology provides clear, smooth and bright images. All-in-one machine for reading, writing, hand working and self-viewing etc. When connected to a digital projector or PC, Aumax-VGA is able to satisfy both personal and business requirements. Optional travel case with solid design, ideal for mobile applications. The Dual control panels on the top and bottom of the camera make it easy to be operated by either the left or right-handed users. Matching with All Screens of VGA Conectivity FULFILL INDEPENDENT DEMANDS Aumax-LCD can be used in different situations, help people to see the world and make everyday life much easier. The Aumax-VGA camera can rotate 270? vertically and 180? horizontally. The Control pad Access full function without touching the camera unit Find function Puts crosshair on the screen and zoom out to assist aiming at objects. Order Aumax VGA from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Aumed Image
The Aumed Image is a new handheld magnifier that offers you unsurpassed image quality and flexibility. With its high quality construction and ease of use the Image you everything you could want in a handheld. Unfold the handle to use it?s comfortable grip while reading or reviewing small print and pictures. When you are ready to write or slide the unit across material, simply fold the handle under the main body for a writing stand and perfect viewing angle. Ready to use the unit with a larger screen, just connect directly to a TV with its included cord to maximize your viewing area. Order Aumed Image from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Book Reader V100
Bookreader v100 is speciallyDesigned for book scanning. The Shadow Elimination Element eliminates the book spine shadow and text distortion associated with books scanned on flatbeds and copiers. The Plustek BookReader provides high quality speech output to make your book reading experience more enjoyable. The user-friendly magnifying tool can be used independent of the BookReader system and gives you complete access to all other programs you might need enlarged print for; it provides a "see and speak" function while you are reading the text. All scanned items can be saved as a searchable PDF. You can even use the book reader software to read any other PDF documents Scanned documents can be saved in MP3 or WAV format. By using a portable audio player, you can enjoy listening to books anytime and anywhere. The color contrast function increases the visual effectiveness and helps those with color blindness using certain color combinations. This allows for a more enjoyable and easy reading. Zoom text function provides the ability to enlarge documents to allow for easier on screen reading. Order Book Reader V100 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Braille Plus 18 Second Generation
Braille Plus 18 combines a high-quality braille keyboard and refreshable braille display with an advanced mobile platform and specialized accessible software to create the world's first Android smart phone designed for blind students and professionals. Improve retention, enjoy privacy, and increase literacy with the 18-cell refreshable braille display.
The 5.0" LCD HD handheld portable video magnifier. Specially design for low vision users. CANDY GRIP is ideally designed for you to read more comfortably to retain your independence whether you're at home, in a restaurant, in the department or grocery store or anywhere. This can be use as a Handheld or Stand Magnifier. Its unique, ergonomic 3-position handle is comfortably held in the center-balanced position, for right-handed or left-handed use. Alternatively, use CANDY GRIP as a Stand magnifier. Just pull out either the 20mm or 40mm leg set and CANDY GRIP operates similar to an optical stand magnifier. To view the display screen at a slight angle, pull out only one 40mm leg. Choose a comfortable reading size from 2.8x to 22x. Continuous digital zoom magnification easily increases or decreases the size of the text, photo or object being viewed. CANDY GRIP doesn?ft limit you to only 3 or 4 preset magnification choices as most other portable video magnifiers. The center-position camera makes it easy to know where you are reading. Large and conveniently located buttons are easy to find and press. All function buttons are located on or adjacent to the handle, including the Freeze Image button. The built-in rechargeable lithium battery recharges within 3 hours with the included AC adapter. Weighing less than 10 ounces, the CANDY GRIP is light enough to carry in your coat pocket or purse. You can read anything at anytime.
CDesk Compass
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AdaptiveVoice is a stand-alone, all-inclusive software program for blind, low-vision, and seniors that enables access to the most-used functions of their computer. CDesk is not merely a screen reader or magnification program. CDesk is a single program with twenty core applications, built from the ground up to be extremely intuitive, simple to use, and easy to learn by utilizing a consistent user interface. 'PEGGY? is our user friendly speech recognition system that allows a totally hands free user experience.
Cleareader Basic
The Optelec ClearReader+ Basic brings portability, simplicity and a sleek design to text-to-speech and OCR reading and scanning devices. The multilingual and AC Powered ClearReader+ Basic allows a user who is blind or visually impaired to scan and read aloud magazines, books, or receipts within a matter of seconds. A high quality and reliable speech output in natural sounding voices make it possible to rediscover the joys of reading anytime and anywhere with the Optelec ClearReader+ Basic. Order Cleareader Basic from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Reading anytime and anywhere with the Optelec ClearReader+. ClearReader+ combines fast text-to-speech, a choice of high quality naturally sounding voices, and all in an attractive portable design. Simply switch-on, scan your printed reading material and start listening in an instant. It's compact, portable and easy to carry with a built-in carrying handle. Features include: Intuitive operation - simple adjustment controls for play, pause, forward, back, reading speed and voice selection. Built-in high quality stereo sound speakers. Integrated object lighting for reading in places with poor external lighting. High quality text recognition - select up to 4 voices including UK-English voices (Daniel and Serena) and an Indian-English voice (Sangeeta). Headphone connector - connect a headset and listen discretely. Order Cleareader+ from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Lightweight, flexible CCTV designed for those who use a laptop or are simply in need of a magnification device. Offers 3x to 46x magnification and full-screen reading and writing capability.
Clearreader+ Advanced
ClearReader+ Advanced Features: Read aloud device - click and begin listening in a few seconds. Intuitive operation - simple adjustment controls for play, pause, forward, back, reading speed and voice selection. Compact, portable and easy to carry with a built-in carrying handle. Built-in high quality stereo sound speakers. Multilingual text recognition with 4 selectable voices in up to 4 different languages including UK-English voices and an Indian-English voice. Rechargeable Li-ion batteries providing up to 5 hours of continuous use. Order Clearreader+ Advanced from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Offers three monitor options—full-color 17" TFT monitor, full-color 17" CRT monitor, or a black-and-white 17" CRT monitor—with the additional option of computer compatibility. Multimedia
ClearView+ Speech HD
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.Order ClearView+ Speech HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ClearView+ Speech Module
Does reading your newspaper or favorite book become too tiresome with a video magnifier? Do you lose time searching through text? Now enjoy the Optelec ClearView+ Speech, a completely new approach for the integration of OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Just sit back, relax, and listen to any printed documents as they are read aloud.
ClearView+ Speech True Color
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.
Coil 2X Binocular System
Comfortable and lightweight binoculars with each lens able to be focused individually. Includes pouch and neck cord. Choice of tinted or clear lens.
COIL Hi Power LED Hand Magnifiers
Compact and lightweight magnifier with a LED bulb for illumination.
Hand-held color mouse magnifier that can be plugged into a television
Handheld, full-color, mouse style, CCTV that connects directly to any notebook or desktop personal computer via a USB
Compact 4 HD
The Optelec Compact 4 HD is the first High Definition video magnifier that uniquely combines all the benefits of a hand-held and dome magnifier in a single design for a comfortable reading experience.Order Compact 4 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Compact 5 HD
Experience a revolutionary breakthrough in electronic hand-held low vision technology with the Optelec Compact 5 HD portable video magnifier. Features include: Continuous zoom: 1.5x to 18x times magnification. 8 megapixel High Definition and Auto-Focus camera for superior images. 5-inch full color TFT widescreen display with pocket-sized dimensions. 16 high contrast colors to reduce eye strain. Low vision large icon menu with the ability to customize settings per user. Ergonomic design with two reading positions. Innovative lighting system to reduce glare and light from glossy documents from magazines, price tags and displays. Snapshot feature with audio indication sounds. Rechargeable battery offering an average of 3 hours continuous use. Carrieing case and wrist strap (included). Order Compact 5 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Compact 7 HD
The Optelec Compact 7 HD is a portable 7-inch widescreen electronic video magnifier with High Definition image quality, extreme simplicity and an attractive style. Integrating the largest screen available in the Optelec Compact product family, it is still small enough to easily carry from one location to another. Order Compact 7 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Compact Touch HD
Portable hand-held video magnifier with touch screen controls.Order Compact Touch HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Small, portable unit which displays text in true color, black and white and reverse. Also offers blue/yellow and black/yellow options for easier discrimination.
Small hand-held pocket model video magnifierOrder CompactMini from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
DaVinci HD
DaVinci is a high performance desktop video magnifier (CCTV), featuring HD, text-to-speech (OCR) and a 3-in-1 camera. With HD you will experience high definition color and contrast giving you a beautiful, crystal clear picture and vibrant colors. Experience the joy of reading with this new text-to-speech feature. DaVinci will read any printed text aloud with the push of a button. The magnification and text-to-speech features make reading enjoyable again. The camera rotates 340 degrees. You can see near, far and everything in between. Easily pivot DaVinci's screen to provide a comfortable viewing position. Key features include: *Sony HD camera *24" high resolution HD LCD monitor. *Auto focus camera for self-viewing, reading or distance viewing (3-in-1 camera) *Text-to-Speech (OCR) reads aloud with Nuance software *Magnification up to 77x *Easy-to-use console with line markers *Reading zone preview with motion detection *8 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness *Slide mechanism provides flexibility for various camera arm positions *LCD screen easily pivots vertically *True mirror image in self-viewing mode *Memory setting for each camera position *DaVinci's monitor can also be utilized as a display for your computer *Connects to iPad (additional cables required) Order DaVinci HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Eclipse Touch
The Eclipse Touch CCTV video magnifier blends grate design and new technology with the integration of touch screen capability to this compact desktop CCTV. 15" color, flat-panel, auto-focus, collapsible, desktop video magnifier with adjustable tilt screen.Order Eclipse Touch from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Ecolux LED Stand Magnifiers
Long living bulbs means less frequent battery and bulb changes.
Esight eyewear
Esight eyewear helps you to see again to read books, to see faces of loved ones and to more fully engage in your surroundings. It modifies whatever you are looking at to maximize the effectiveness of your remaining eyesight. This eyewear is a new class of wearable, electronic assistive technology designed specifically for low vision. It incorporates a high-resolution video camera and a bright, high contrast, ?virtual? display for each eye. eSight eyewear is personalized for you ? algorithms are programmed according to your eye condition and preferred activities. As well, your prescription lenses are built right into the Eyewear. No other electronic low vision aid is mobile, hands free, and suitable for near, far, and mid-range tasks. This device requires custom prescription lenses - a one hour evaluation can be scheduled at 3129973685 Order Esight eyewear from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explorer Classic
Video magnification system that has both auto-focus and manual-focus capabilities. Available in color or B&W.
Explorer HD
The Magnisight Explorer HD is the most advanced desktop Video Magnifier. This flexible desktop magnifier allows you to pivot and adjust the screen for your most comfortable viewing position. The Explorer HD screen easily pivots vertically and/or horizontally to better accommodate peripheral or eccentric viewing. Features include: 24" LCD Screen, magnification from 4x to 70x, mounted to adjustable arm for easy height, tilt, and, turn, simplified controls and one piece design. Easy-to-use focus and zoom controls, wide range of contrast control for ideal picture adjustment and variable brightness control for individual contrast needs. Read newspapers, letters, and prescriptions, write checks, view photos and maps. Order Explorer HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Extra Large Dome Magnifier
A 95mm glass lens provides a large viewing surface with maximum light collected.
Eye-pal ACE
Eye-Pal Ace is a portable reader and magnifier to help individuals who have difficulty reading printed text. Abattery powered device with cameras, controls and a screen are integrated into a single convenient unit. Easy to carry and easy to use. Order Eye-pal ACE from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Eye-Pal Ace Plus

The Eye-Pal® Ace Plus is a portable scanner, reader, and video magnifier in one lightweight, battery-operated device. The Eye-Pal Ace Plus also has a simple one-button, spam-free, email system to keep you connected. You can navigate your email with the simple controls or attach a voice message or audio labeled picture with the push of a button. The built-in WiFi connects to Bookshare and NFB Newsline so you can download books and access publications. Read your magnified books and publications or listen to them being read aloud.

Use our exclusive AudioMinder to set an alarm and get an appointment reminder. A pair of headphones easily plugs into the front of the device for privacy, and the ergonomic thumbwheels and tactile controls are intuitively located for ease of use. You can also upload your photos to a photo album with audio labels. The Eye-Pal Ace Plus weighs only 3.5 pounds, making it easy to carry and easy to use. Stay connected, informed, and independent with Eye-Pal Ace Plus.

  • Accurately and instantly scan, read, and magnify text
  • Built-in WiFi to download books from Bookshare and access NFB Newsline
  • Simple one-button email system
  • 10-inch monitor with built-in anti-glare LED lights
  • Use with rechargeable battery or AC power
  • Easy-to-use, lightweight, and portable weighs only 3.5 lbs.
Advanced Features
  • Create alarms and voice reminders in the calendar using AudioMinder
  • Save and share scanned documents and photos
  • Create photo albums and tag photos with voice labels
  • Connect a keyboard for easy text entry in emails
Order Eye-Pal Ace Plus from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Eye-Pal Reader
A USB device with a camera on a stand. The camera uses a motion detector to know when to scan a page of text. The text is spoken and can be saved.Order Eye-Pal Reader from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Eye-pal ROL
The Eye-Pal ROL (Read Out Loud), is designed for comfort, portability, and ease of use. This ergonomic design combines fast, highly accurate scan and read technology with other features into one portable electronic reader. A pair of headphones easily plugs into the front of the device for privacy, and the ergonomic thumbwheels and tactile controls are intuitively located for ease of use. This lightweight, battery-operated, electronic reader is Braille-display compatible so you can read a book on the couch, go through a menu at a restaurant, or fill out a form at the doctor’s office. The Eye-Pal ROL incorporates our exclusive AudioMinder technology, making it the only reader that can also assist you with your daily schedule. AudioMinder allows you to set an alarm and record appointment reminders. The Eye-Pal ROL weighs just 3.5 pounds, making it easy to carry and easy to use. Stay independent with Eye-Pal ROL.

Eye-Pal ROL ready to use.


  • Accurately and instantly scan and read text in all types of print
  • Easy to use, lightweight, and portable ? weighs only 3.5 lbs.
  • Use with rechargeable battery or AC power
  • Open a saved document and the Eye-Pal ROL will continue reading from where you left off
  • Two auto-focus HD cameras and anti-glare LED lights ensure accurate scanning of printed text
  • Braille display compatible
Advanced Features
  • Create alarms and voice reminders in the calendar using AudioMinder
  • Save and share scanned documents
  • Choose from 20 different voices in different languages
Order Eye-pal ROL from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Eye-pal Solo
The Eye-Pal SOLO is a voice output reading machine and optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This motion activated optical character recognition device reads from a book, newspaper, or other printed material automatically after the material is placed face down on the unit's scanner. Reading stops when the material is removed. When a hand is waved near the reading material, the reading pauses; when the hand passes again, the reading resumes.Order Eye-pal Solo from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Flick is a portable, immersive, one-camera system that provides the low vision user with a revolutionary, multi-function system that is suitable for home, school or office use. Flick goes far beyond the features you have come to expect from a portable camera system as you'll see. It's compatible with any Windows or Mac operating system. Flick is the first immersive camera system that works with touch screen technology. You can use Flick with a tablet, a touch screen computer or your computer's mouse pad. The camera can be utilized with a laptop, desktop or any other sized LCD monitor.This is the first one-camera system that provides the user with interactive, selective OCR text-to-speech, magnification at distance and near and pre-loaded iZoom magnification and reader software. The Flick electronic magnifier represents a significant paradigm shift with the way that electronic magnifiers can be used. Its successful integration with touchscreen technology incorporates easy to use gestures that allow you to carry out complex tasks with relative ease. Order Flick from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Flip Down Magnifying Glasses
A wonderful aid in applying makeup, contact lenses, reading or hobbies and crafts with their 1.75X magnification.
Portable CCTV which opens and closes like a laptop computer. Can be rolled across text or used with its integrated hand-held mouse camera. Its 7" flat-panel screen folds down for portability.Order Fusion from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Genie Pro
Video magnifier that can be used with most computer monitors or televisions to create a color magnification system. Split-screen mode allows users to simultaneously view the computer image and the video magnified image when attached to a compatible computer. Can be used with a computer and multisync monitors and S-video monitors. Monitors not included with this system.
CCTV that is laptop compatible, has a rotating camera that allows for near and distance viewing, and has the ability to take a "picture" of an image and save it to the computer. Can also be connected to a computer or VGA monitor.
High Definition video magnifier designed for low vision magnification. The IBIS HD camera attaches to any High Definition television or PC monitor. Weighing just 3.3 pounds, simply unfold the device, plug it in to the wall, connect to the back of your HD monitor, and you are ready anywhere, anytime. Simple. Elegant. Discreet. Order IBIS HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Incandescent Raylite Magnifiers
High quality standard aspheric lenses that result in excellent distortion-free images. Uses 2 "C" batteries.
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. An iPhone functions as a camera phone (also including text messaging and visual voicemail), a portable media player (equivalent to a video iPod), and an Internet client (with e-mail, web browsing, and Wi-Fi connectivity). The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one. Third-party applications are available from the App Store.
KNFB Reader
The KNFB Reader iOS app is tailored to the specific needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, makes access to print materials much faster and more efficient than ever. With the touch of a single button, read virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents. Accurate: Accuracy is facilitated by a field of view report, automatic page detection, and tilt control. Efficient: Proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech. Features: *Reading modes for single and multicolumn formats. *Synchronized text highlighting with Braille and high quality speech output. *Text navigation by line, sentence, word and character. *Viewfinder for live field of view. Tilt guidance and report to assist with aligning the camera relative to the document. *Automatic text detection to enable hands-free operation or touch-free operation. *Ability to import, OCR and read image based PDF and JPG. Export HTML and TXT files to cloud storage including Dropbox and Google Drive. *Capture and read documents, brochures, pamphlets, and books. *The KNFB Reader can recognize and read printed materials in a variety of languages including: English, French, German, Dutch(Belgium), Dutch(Netherlands), Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, and Norwegian. Supported Devices: The following supported iDevices must be running iOS 7 or higher to be compatible. *iPhone 6 Plus *iPhone 6 *iPhone 5s *iPhone 5c *iPhone 5 *iPhone 4s *iPod touch 5
Kurzweil 1000
Converts print into speech. Scans books, articles and bills, and reads the information out loud. Scanned text can be saved for future reference and modification. Can be used to open and read a variety of electronic text formats and search, download, and read electronic books and magazines directly from sites such as, Web-Braille and other electronic repositories.
Kurzweil 3000
Displays printed or electronic text on the computer screen. Text can be spoken by a speech synthesizer or read by the user on the computer screen. Available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
LaVoice Solo
With LaVoice Solo, you can have text read aloud to you, and also view or magnified on your computer's screen! LaVoice Solo is a standalone scanning device, which integrates reading and magnifying together to make reading easier than ever before and help you to regain the joy of reading anywhere, anytime. Built with multiple output interfaces such as VGA and HDMI, you can connect LaVoice Solo to any monitor or TV (not included) via HDMI to get the additional display of the captured image, enabling you to see it as well while listening to the text being read. Features: *High-quality, multilingual text recognition *Captures, magnifiers and reads entire page *Pause, forward and rewind capability *Adjustable reading speed *Multiple text color to suit your specific need *Crystal clear font at any zoom level *Simple to set up and use *Lightweight and compact design *Able to save document into PDF, MP3 and Text files via the key board *Talking menu for easy navigation *Multi-language available as many as 10 different languages *Support for 24 different voices and choice between male, female *Paper position Guidance for easy operation *VGA and HDMI output function
Liberty Scholar
Portable, 12" flat-panel monitor with mouse camera and top-mounted pan, tilt, and zoom distance camera.
Liberty Scholar 2
The Liberty Scholar 2 is a portable video magnifier with both near and distance viewing capabilities which enable the user to read, write and view distance objects. Function buttons include overview mode, freeze image function, viewing mode selection, brightness adjustment and semi-color selection. With its compact design and features such as a 10x distance optical zoom range, full suite of color modes, distance viewing and rechargeable batteries the Liberty Scholar 2 is an ideal portable low vision aid for students and professionals on the go.Order Liberty Scholar 2 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Liberty Solo
Portable, battery or AC-powered CCTV with a mouse-type, hand-held camera and 12" adjustable monitor.
Looky + Portable Video Magnifier
Portable, handheld video magnifier with a 3.5" display screen. Has a foldable handle and weighs 7oz.Order Looky + Portable Video Magnifier from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
An Ultra-Compact electronic video magnifier. Weighing only 7 ounces, it's so LIGHT and HANDY, you can take it anywhere. Order Looky+ from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Lightweight, handheld electronic video magnifier that connects to any television set to provide enhanced reading ability.
MagniLink Mira
MagniLink Mira is a video magnifier which is ideal for use at home. It is easy to use. All control buttons are designed in different shapes and are placed directly on the integrated high quality monitor (18,5” or 23”). Simply place your book on the reading table, set the magnification level, choose your desired color mode and you are ready to go.
MagniLink S Computer/Monitor
The MagniLink S Monitor connects to any monitor and is ideal for use at home. Read a report or work on scrapbooks. Review a document or share photos. You can even see yourself in ?mirror mode." MagniLink S Monitor comes with an HDMI connector, built-in control panel and uses minimal space. The camera is available in HD or SD resolution. Use the system in a classroom for viewing materials or to record a lesson or presentation with the video recording feature. The system can also be used as a regular video magnifier at home, connected to a LVI monitor and a docking station. It comes with both HDMI and USB 3.0 connections and can be controlled by the integrated control box or from the computer?s keyboard. This monitor model is connected through HDMI and include an AC power adapter. MagniLink S comes with a clever two-in-one carrying case with space for a laptop and accessories. The camera has superior picture quality with unbeatable sharpness, light sensitivity and viewing angle. The MagniLink S offers 60 digital full frames/second for an image that is extraordinarily clear also in motion. Order MagniLink S Computer/Monitor from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink S Monitor
Excellent image quality with this MagniLink S Monitor. There's no ghosting with 60 fps (full digital frames/second). High brightness and contrast (high quality light sensitive lens). HDMI connection and HD/SD progressive high resolution for flicker-free image and sharp edges. The result is an unmatched, superior image. Order MagniLink S Monitor from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink S TTS - reads text aloud
MagniLink S TTS offers all your favorite features including Text-To-Speech. It comes with an HD camera, USB 3.0 and HDMI connectors, as well as built in control panel and OCR functionality for TTS. Text can be read aloud with increase reading speed and endurance. MagniLink S TTS reads any printed text by sentence, word or paragraph. The OCR scanned text can be saved and opened in a text editor for proofing and rewrites. MagniLink S TTS can be used with headphones at office and makes reading more efficient. Features include: Excellent image quality, 60 fps (full digital frames/second), High brightness and contrast (high quality light sensitive lens), HDMI and USB 3.0 connection. It's lightweight, portable and powered by the computer. Order MagniLink S TTS - reads text aloud from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Magnilink Student Professional
MagniLink Student Professional Features include: HD camera results in smoother character edges, excellent color condition and a flicker-free image. Magnification range from 1.5x - 56x with15" screen. The unit only weighs 3.3 lbs and connects to USB 2.0. Video recording with sound, freezing of image and dual monitor support. It can connect to a Computer via USB, and a Computer monitor Order Magnilink Student Professional from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink Vision Text to Speech (TTS)
Video magnifier with high resolution and definition. you can adjust the height, select the color and magnification level and enjoy the smooth reading table. For an ideal reading position, the reading table has a rounded front edge that is comfortable to rest your hands on. Order MagniLink Vision Text to Speech (TTS) from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink Zip
This is a foldable, portable CCTV weighing 17 lbs. It has an autofocus camera and a 17" wide flat screen monitor with various viewing modes. It comes with a carrying case, and a battery power feature is an available option.
Magnilink Zip HD 13
Portable and convenient MagniLink Zip HD 13 is a portable CCTV, a low-vision adapted 13.3 inch monitor and, an HD reading/distance camera. It comes without an X/Y table. This makes it easy to fold and unfold the system and to carry it between different locations. A battery with a 5-9 h operation time is included for convenient use. Operation time depends on the light intensity chosen for the screen and lamp. MagniLink Zip HD 13 is an ideal choice for users who often need to transport their system. It is also suitable for users that want a sleek system at home that can be folded and put away easily when it is not in use.Order Magnilink Zip HD 13 from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip HD 17

True, portable video magnifier

MagniLink Zip 17 is a true, portable video magnifier with an HD reading and distance camera. It comes with a low-vision adapted 17.3 inch monitor and a stable X/Y table for comfortable reading and precise control. It has all the functions offered in a desktop video magnifier, but can be folded and carried to another location easily.

This is a good choice for users that read frequently and sometimes need to move their video magnifier between different locations, for example home and work, hotel, summer house, etc. The stylish, space-saving design makes MagniLink Zip easily placed in both homes, schools and workplaces.

Order MagniLink Zip HD 17 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Mattingly SMART Portable Video Magnifier
Easy to use, lightweight, long lasting rechargeable battery with 3.5? LCD display screen. This portable video magnifier offers 8 magnification levels from 2x to 15x. Its 4 viewing Modes ? full color, black and white, high-contrast white on black and high-contrast black on white makes reading easier. Freeze-frame option with 4-step brightness and 4-step contrast adjustments
MAXLOUPE, another compact and mobile handheld video magnifier. This magnifier is the smallest stationary reading system for people with special needs in vision. With only 730 g, MAXLOUPE can be easily put anywhere to serve the user to read text or ?look at colored photos. An improvement is the new Li-Ion battery technology, which offers an extended operating time of approx. 2 hours of continuous use. The batteries can be easily replaced by the user himself. User of the new MAXLOUPE can also benefit from the new integrated writing stand when doing crosswords, signing letters or making notes. With only two control buttons MAXLUPE is easy to operate for anybody who prefers a small stationary and multifunctional reading device. Order MaxLoupe from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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Merlin Elite
Merlin elite is a high performance desktop video magnifier (CCTV), featuring HD and text-to-speech (OCR). High definition color and contrast provides a beautiful, crystal clear picture and vibrant colors. Its unique design allows for a wide field of view, displaying more text on the screen. Experience the joy of reading with this new text-to-speech feature. Features include: *Sony HD auto focus camera *24" high resolution HD LCD monitor *Text-to-Speech (OCR) ? reads aloud with Nuance? software *Easy-to-use console with line markers *Reading zone preview with motion detection *Screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position *28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness *LED lighting for truer HD picture quality *Wide range of adjustable magnification from 2.4 to 70x *Low profile XY table with a user friendly lock mechanism *Merlin elite's monitor can also be utilized as a display for your computer *Connects to iPad (additional cables required) Order Merlin Elite from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Merlin HD 22"
Merlin HD desktop electronic video magnifier. The Merlin HD 22" offers high definition color and contrast, resulting in a beautiful crystal clear picture with vibrant colors. Merlin HD's camera technology produces an even truer, more natural image. Easily read books and magazines, read and write letters, manage your financial records, view color photos, do crossword puzzles, and even pursue a favorite hobby. Merlin HD Features: *HD camera *High resolution HD LCD for best image quality *Simple, easy-to-use tactile controls *LED lighting for truer picture and color *Screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position *Wide range of adjustable magnification *Adjustable viewing modes allow you to personalize the Merlin HD *Ships in one box and unpacks easily; just plug in and begin
Merlin LCD
This flexible desktop magnifier allows you to pivot and adjust the screen for your most comfortable viewing position. The Merlin LCD allows adjustable magnification up to 85x with 7 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness. The monitor also offers a split screen mode, allowing you to view magnified images and the computer simultaneously. Multimedia
Merlin ultra Full HD
Merlin ultra offers full high-definition color and contrast, resulting in sharp crystal clear images and vibrant color accuracy. New Full HD camera allows for a wide field of view, displaying more text on the screen in a clear detail.
Mezzo HD
The new mezzo HD video magnifiers that matches the contemporary needs of the individual user: big enough to comfortably read in either horizontal or vertical direction of the integrated 15.6?? LED monitor; small enough to easily move it from one place to the other or to transport it to another location. The folding mechanism has been improved, so that the new mezzo HD can be collapsed or erected at the push of a button. And all this in only a few seconds. For a better overview and orientation, the minimum magnification of the new mezzo HD starts already at x2.2 and can be continuously increased to x90. Maximized picture quality due to native camera resolution on the display. True HD! More characters in line will be displayed on the new LED monitor of the new mezzo HD. Columns can be comfortably read just by turning the monitor to 90?. The picture will automatically be adapted to the new monitor direction. Optionally available are a XY-table and the Mobility pack including battery and carrier case for mezzo HD. Order Mezzo HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
With its compact design and 2.8" TFT screen, the miniMAX is a portable magnifier. Designed for simplicity and productivity, it has three easy top-access buttons which are identified with high contrast icons. Three discrete levels of magnification range from 2X to 7X, while a full range of color and color select options help create your optimal viewing combination. A freeze frame mode even allows you to store and manipulate an image. 3 hour battery life, or can operate while plugged in. Closed unit measures 3.5" x 2.4" x 1.2" and weighs only 5 ounces. Order Mini-Max from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Mobilux Digital
A portable, hand-held video magnifier featuring AMOLED display technology! An AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display produces the highest contrast image, the fastest image processing, and best resolution of any video magnifier. This Digital display technology offers viewers a 1:10,000 contrast ratio versus LCD. The blackest blacks are only available via the "non-backlit" AMOLED display. The image processing is 1,000 times faster than LCD video magnifiers. No 'ghosting', 'smearing' or fading images occur with the Mobilux Digital when the camera is moved. Highest resolution with a 2.0 megapixel camera sensor, guaranteeing users that images captured on the screen will be the sharpest images available! 3 levels of magnification: 3X, 4.5X, and 6x. In addition, the image display is available in Real image (true colors), Contrast enhancement of B/W, Contrast enhancement of W/B reversed image, and 'False' colors - black/yellow. 170 degree viewing angle and high contrast ratio. Order Mobilux Digital from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Hand-held, mouse style, CCTV that can be connected to a television
Hand-held, black and white, mouse style, video magnifier that connects directly to any notebook or desktop personal computer via the USB 2
Small, hand-held video magnifier.
Portable video magnifier with various degrees of low vision magnification settings to suit individual needs.
This camera provides magnification up to 100x and is mounted on your choice of a swinging arm or flexible arm and provides distance, document, and self views. It connects to any NTSC TV for a video magnification solution.
ONYX Deskset 17
The ONYX Deskset 17 features a camera mounted on a rotating arm to a 17-inch flat panel monitor. The camera’s mounting arm has three axes, and the camera itself rotates up to 350 degrees. The camera mounts on either side of the monitor to best accommodate the task at hand.
ONYX PC Edition
The ONYX™ PC Edition features the ONYX camera mounted on an arm secured to a sturdy base. It comes with USB connectivity to any PC and MAGic® Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGic EyeMerge™ image management features. With EyeMerge, switch back and forth between magnified PC images and magnified camera views in any of three viewing modes: distance views, document views, and self views. The ONYX PC Edition comes in your choice of a swing arm or flex arm.
Small, portable, hand-held video magnifier that displays images on a 4" screen. Magnification level may be varied from 3x to 6.4x with a sliding fingertip control while the unit rests firmly on a document.
Scans and converts printed documents or graphics-based text into an electronic text format. Provides two text-to-speech software synthesizers—RealSpeak, which features a natural human-sounding voice, and ViaVoice, which provides practical and efficient speech for editing or skimming documents. Supports most hardware speech synthesizers. Other features include a fax utility, copy function, and online book search.
Optelec ClearReader+
The Optelec ClearReader+ brings portability, simplicity and a sleek design to text-to-speech and OCR reading and scanning devices.? Instant reading Rediscover the joy of reading anytime and anywhere. Within a few seconds, the ClearReader+ scans any magazine articles and reads them to you in naturally sounding voices. Intuitive operation? The ?ClearReader+ is designed for simplicity. Its buttons are easy to operate and have distinctive shapes. This helps you to control the integrated state-of-the-art technology without any effort. Quick voice selection? The ClearReader+ offers a broad variety of high quality male and female reading voices in 30 different languages. Select your preferred voices and languages and switch them instantly while reading. Saving and retrieving documents? With the ClearReader+ you have the option to save your post or interesting articles for later reference. You can archive single and multiple page documents and access them when needed. Portable solution? Benefit from the portable design and use the ClearReader+ anywhere in your home. Move the unit around easily by using the convenient foldable carrying handle. Order Optelec ClearReader+ from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Optelec Clearview C
The unique design of the ClearView C provides you with more working space and helps you to read your favourite newspaper, enjoy craftwork or write a cheque without being restricted in movement. C-ing without limitations When we started to develop this desktop video magnifier, we wanted to eliminate all of the difficulties users experienced. After extensive research involving our clients, we came up with a completely new design. Reading from top to bottom Thanks to the innovative design of the ClearView C you naturally start to read at the top of a page, and then continue all the way down till you reach the bottom of the page. You will no longer pull the reading table into your stomach when you navigate to the top of the document. This is unique among desktop video magnifiers. Choose for comfort and design The ClearView C is designed to increase your reading comfort and to match the interior of your home. It looks modern and stylish so it perfectly fits your living room. More working space The ClearView s C-shaped design provides you with more working space. This helps you to do your hobbies and to read your favorite newspaper without being limited in your movements. From basic to powerful options Whether you prefer simple or advanced options, the ClearView C offers both. Would you like to use reading lines, adjust the contrast or enable the writing mode? Just reverse the Control Pad and enjoy powerful advanced functions. Order Optelec Clearview C from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
OPTi Lite
Video magnification camera that connects to a desktop or laptop computer using a USB 2.0 to display magnified text or images on the computer's screen.
OPTi Mouse
Mouse-styled video magnification camera that connects to a desktop or laptop computer using a USB 2.0 to display magnified text or images on the computer's screen.
OPTi Verso
Video magnification camera that offers distance magnification, viewing for classroom, and meeting room use, as well as near magnification for desktop-style reading and writing. The base of the unit sits under the laptop or keyboard to maximize space.
Portable CCTV camera mounted on a modular swivel arm with 360 degree surround view capability. Features auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial color image adjustments. Connects to various monitors.
OPTRON Observer
Portable CCTV camera mounted on a modular swivel arm. Features an auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial color image adjustment. Can be connected to various monitors.
Portable CCTV camera mounted on a modular swivel arm for near, distance, and self viewing. Features an auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial colors image adjustment. VGA computer compatibile. Connects to various monitors.
Portable CCTV camera on a swivel arm. The auto focus camera displays images in full color, black and white, or high contrast colors. For desktop area
The PEARL brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human-sounding voices. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material Use the PEARL to show a live video image on your PC to fill out forms. Snap a picture to show the enlarged image on your PC, and navigate with the virtual XY table from the keyboard.
Pebble HD
The Pebble HD hand-Held video magnifier is lightweight and portable. It boasts a new HD camera providing a crisp, clear, colorful, high definition picture. A new ergonomic lightweight compact design makes it the perfect companion whether at home or on the go. Carry Pebble HD in your purse, pocket, or clip it on your belt with the included carrying case. The only time you'll know it's there is when you need it. Features: *HD camera with 4.3" LCD display *Adjustable magnification from 1.25x to 13.5x *Easy-to-use large tactile buttons in two color choices *Adjustable brightness with lights on/off feature *28 available color select modes *Real time clock and calendar *Audible feedback *Multi-purpose handle allows usage in various positions *Rechargeable battery with up to 3 hours of continuous use Multimedia
Pebble Mini
Pebble Mini 3.0, a Portable Video Magnifier. Features include: *Adjustable magnification from 2x to 10x *Lightweight design (less than 4 ounces) *3.0 high resolution LCD display *Large viewing area in a small package *Adjustable brightness *Large and easy-to-use controls *28 viewing modes available *Freeze image feature with capability to magnify and change mode *Image capture with save and recall *Upload stored images to PC *2 to 3 hours of battery usage *Charge with USB into PC or outlet *Protective pouch and neck strap *Hands-free reading stand
Small, portable handheld magnifier that easily fits into a purse or pocket.
Poet Compact 2
The Poet Compact2 is a standalone reading machine for people who are blind. This all-in-one reading machine can read virtually any kind of printed matter with just the press of a button. There is no need to study lengthy manuals and you do not need to have any prior knowledge of computers to operate the Poet Compact2. The Poet Compact2 features just two control buttons, along with adjustable dials for volume and reading speed. It's extremely easy to use. With a press of the first button, it scans and recognizes text quickly, simultaneously converting text into high-quality speech output. The second button is the pause button and stops and starts the speech. The control knobs are used to adjust the volume and reading speed to your preference, even when Poet is running. All controls are located in an aesthetically pleasing position on the front panel. Sales department at BAUM USA
Poet Compact 2+
The Poet Compact2 is a standalone reading machine for people who are blind. This all-in-one reading machine can read virtually any kind of printed matter with just the press of a button. There is no need to study lengthy manuals and you do not need to have any prior knowledge of computers to operate the Poet Compact2. The Poet Compact2+ is a model for more advanced users who prefer more features. This model has a front panel that offers more controls and possibilities, for example: access to menu functions, speech settings, plug-ins, CD-drive for listening to DAISY-books, MP3 files, connecting USB-sticks, a BAUM Pronto! organizer, etc. For braille literate and deaf and blind users a BAUM braille display can also be connected to the Poet Compact2+. It is possible to specify another language in addition to English.BAUM USA sales department
Portix is a portable and compact magnifier designed to go anywhere. It is well suited for reading, writing, and distance viewing. It is about the size of a small laptop and is the latest in technology. The easy to use rotational camera can be moved from desktop, distance, and self-viewing modes. The built in battery will give up to 3 hours of usage providing extreme portability. Order Portix from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Portset Reader
Stand-alone scanner with British English speech incorporating a male and two female voices. Can be used to read letters, books, magazines, and bills. Has a built-in floppy disk drive that allows for the transfer of any scanned document to a
Auto-focus video magnifier that comes with a 20" monitor. Also available with a flat-screen monitor.
A video magnifier with simple 4 button front control panel, 2.5x to 40x magnification capability, an eye level low profile display and non-glare LED lights. It is a one piece self contained unit Order Presto from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Presto Lite
single unit with integrated 15? color LCD flat-panel screen. Features include: auto focus, zoom magnification, low profile display and reading table. Buttons to increase or decrease magnification, change the enhancement level, Black/White or Reverse image. Order Presto Lite from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prisma AF
Another portable video magnifier from Ash technology's. Prisma AF (Auto Focus) introduces a new level of simplicity and ease of use, with the integration of full autofocus technology in this video magnifier. Now you can enjoy a broad range of magnification levels and a premium image quality with the touch of a button. Simple to connect and intuitive to use, its discrete design and light weight. The advanced image processing enhances the image quality to deliver a well-defined and smoothly magnified image in a variety of modes. Having premium image quality decreases eye fatigue, so you can read more quickly and comfortably for longer periods of times. Reading and writing are so easily achieved with this simple and robust design. Order Prisma AF from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Desktop 24"
The Prodigi Desktop is the first Personal Vision Assistant with Touch and Tap controls and Diamond Edge Text. With magnification from 1.2x to 20x, users can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options with Touch and tap controls on a 24" LCD screen. Prodigi has no confusing knobs and dials, and no clumsy X/Y table. Just place your document and tap to zoom in and start reading with your preset magnification, enhanced contrast and reading mode. Order Prodigi Desktop 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Duo 20"
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Prodigi Duo 24"
Prodigi Duo, the first HD digital magnifier that is both a desktop and portable tablet. The unique Personal Vision Assistant that incorporates both a table-top magnifier and a hand-held magnifier in one easy-to-use package. Includes a lightweight, portable 5? HD magnifier with a touch screen, that docks right into the table-top unit. Touch and Tap controls: no X-Y table or bulky knobs to turn. Diamond-Edge Text that can be magnified as much as needed without loss of image quality. Switch from reading documents to listening to them, with the tap of a finger. Store photos and documents to take with you wherever you go. Prodigi's Diamond Edge Text can be magnified indefinitely without compromising image quality. See images in full color and Diamond Edge Text in enhanced contrast! Or enjoy effortless reading with Prodigi's many reading modes and smooth flowing text that you can magnify, speed up, slow down or even go back, all without moving your page. And Prodigi can even read aloud if you prefer to listen. Order Prodigi Duo 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Tablet
A powerful, lightweight 5" HD magnifier with touch screen. The magnification range is from 1.2x to 20x. User can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options. It's easy to use Touch and Tap controls. You can store photos and documents to take with you wherever you go. The characters can be converted into Diamond-Edge Text for easier reading. Easy to switch from reading documents to listening to them, with the tap of a finger. Order Prodigi Tablet from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Auto-focus video magnifier with a fixed camera on a vertically adjustable arm with black and white, color, and reverse white on black viewing on a 17" or 19" flat panel monitor. The table organizer in the XY table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.
Quicklook Zoom
Handheld, lightweight full-color, electronic magnifier with an integrated 4" TFT display, built-in rechargeable battery, charger, cable, and a protective carrying case with belt loop, shoulder strap, and a wrist/neck strap. Order Quicklook Zoom from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Small, compact CCTV.
Sapphire is a handheld video magnifier with a 7" :CD screen. The device features 3.4x to 16x magnification that can be toggled using a sliding bar. When fully charged, Sapphire can be used for 4 continuous hours.
SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance
Stand-alone reading machine that allows users to scan and read books, bills, magazines and other documents. Reads in 29 human-sounding voices, 19 language dialects and 12 languages. An optional display screen or a television screen may be used to magnify text and customize background color schemes. The majority of the buttons are big and colorful with tactile shapes that differentiate one from another. Order SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Schweizer Sempral Handheld Magnifiers
These popular magnifiers feature high quality aspheric, lightweight lenses and a rounded, comfortable handle.
Tabletop video magnifier with a fully adjustable auto-focus camera and monitor. Offers true color, enhanced black on white and reverse white on black contrast viewing. Controls at the bottom of the monitor allow for easy operation. The monitor is connected to an adjustable arm which may be positioned above, level with, or to the left or right of the XY table. The table organizer in the XY table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.
Auto-focus video magnifier with independently adjustable camera and 17” or 19” flat panel monitor with black and white, color, and reverse white on black viewing for seeing near, intermediate and distant objects. The table organizer in the XY table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading, and line markers.
Simon Reading Machine
New version of the Pronto stand-alone reading machine with a flatbed scanner. Has two commands (start and stop), three voice settings (volume, speed and pitch), and easy-to-remember text navigation cursor
Smartlux Digital
The SmartLux Digital is a portable video magnifier. Features include: large 5" LCD TFT display, 5x, 7x, 9x, or 12x magnification and 5 different viewing modes. These modes include full color, black on white, white on black, black on yellow, and yellow on black. Illumination is provided by 2 hi-tech SMD LEDs and the tactile control buttons are easy to understand and use. Up to 20 images can be captured and stored. Order Smartlux Digital from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Smartview 360
SmartView 360 video magnifier magnifies to help you clearly see the world around you Simply rotate, point and position the camera to see across a room, enlarge any text Great for viewing the blackboard, completing an exercise in a workbook, using reference books New SONY camera for sharp, clear and stable image even in low-light All-in-one portable unit: built-in screen and handle Useful auto-savings parameters Order Smartview 360 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Snow 7 HD
This portable video magnifier has a 4.3"color TFT screen. Features include: Freeze frame function Broad depth of focus and bright screen display Rechargeable battery with life of 3.5 hours of continuous use Includes 2 batteries that can be replaced by the user if needed Intelligent design -the Snow memorizes and uses the most recent settings (viewing mode, magnification, TV format, key tones etc.) at start up Order Snow 7 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Standard Copy Holder
Adjustable clip and ruler to hold documents in place.
A CCTV that has an autofocus camera, can be used for reading and writing, and can be held up to magnify images across the room. The device can magnify from 4 to 22 times on its integrated 7-inch TFT screen. In addition to its full-color (Photo) mode, it displays images in high-contrast black on white (Positive) and high-contrast white on black (Negative) modes.
Synergy PI 23"
Magnify text, objects and images and read in comfort with the SmartView Synergy PI. Simply place your book or object on the reading table and see it magnified on the 23 inch LCD screen. Synergy range features a new and improved camera with progressive imaging which minimises blur, lag and distortion making reading easier and more comfortable for extended periods. The new camera produces crisp, clear text throughout the magnification range and can be enhanced further by using one of the high contrast color modes. Press the power button and get reading in seconds. Whatever you want to do, whether its checking your mail, reading a book or completing a crossword, simply turn a dial to adjust the text size and move the document left and right on the easy glide reading table. Order Synergy PI 23" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Synergy SI 22"
, The SmartView HD Synergy SI magnifies and enlarges text, objects and actions, delivering superior image quality with true, vivid colors. Its powerful camera reproduces 300% more pixels than conventional CCTVs to provide a visual experience that is three times clearer. In addition, regardless of the material being viewed, the Synergy SI offers a wider field of vision to easily display a document's full width on the 22 inch screen. Features include: 22" LCD screen, Advanced control panel, Adjustable display - height, tilt and swivel, HD Autofocus camera Magnification:, 3x to 75x Image Color mode and 16 user selectable enhanced contrast modes. Order Synergy SI 22" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Talking Goggles - a camera with speech
Talking Goggles can recognize images and speaks out what it finds. Recognizes almost any image within seconds. Logos, landmarks, books, products, artwork, text and more.. Shows the description of the image and speaks it out to you. speaks it out using the correct accent of your selected language.
The Clue
Full-color and black-and-white video magnifier with a magnification range of 5.5x to 50x. Comes with a large 20" color monitor which can be used in an in-line or side-by-side configuration. Offers black-on-white or white-on-black imaging.
The Detective
Black and white, 14" video magnifier available with manual focus or auto-focus.
The Investigator
Auto-focus system with a 17" flat-screen
The Prisma
Fold-up, color, portable, and lightweight video magnifier that comes with a carrying case and can be connected to a conventional television monitor of any size. Unlike handheld systems, the camera remains stationary, and text or objects are moved underneath the adjustable manual-focus camera. The camera can be raised or lowered to adjust the amount of magnification. Order The Prisma from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
The Solution
Standard video magnifier that can be used with a computer monitor or a
The Traveller
Lightweight, portable, battery-operated flat-screen video magnifier with two parts--the screen portion and the base--connected by a hinge, which allows the user to angle the screen or to open up the device completely and place it upright. Controls are located under the screen.
TOPAZ Desktop Video Magnifiers
Video magnifier with extra-wide x-y table for viewing large documents, and other items. Available in several models. Can become computer compatible with the addition of the TOPAZ Connectivity Kit (Optional with Additional Charge).
The TOPAZ XL HD provides sharp image with high-contrast text, vibrant colors, and rich black and white. This HD video magnifier offers the lowest magnification (1.5x) and widest field of view. Many users can display an entire page of text in high contrast across a widescreen monitor and read without moving the reading table from side to side. This means less fatigue, faster reading, and better comprehension.
Topolino Smart
With Topolino Smart user can experience comfortable working at school and at work. In fullHD picture quality, topolino smart can be used in conjunction with either a laptop/pc through a USB port or directly with a monitor through the VGA port. The small and foldable fullHD camera system topolino smart has been primarily designed for students and pupils to use the camera for reading and distance viewing. The latest settings will always be saved automatically for the comfort of the demanding user. The overview mode with a reticle display offers special comfort - with this function the user will always have in view, which part of the text he or she is currently reading. Video recording is also an option and can be selected during installation of the system. topolino smart serves the user also at work or at home. With its light weight and small dimensions, topolino smart can be transported easily. The integrated battery gives the user the opportunity to start reading with topolino smartt wherever a laptop or monitor is available. Order Topolino Smart from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Triad Color Magni-Cam Electronic Magnifier
Video magnification system that provides three modes of operation--pure, clear, sharp color; black and white with image enhancement; and color with enhanced color. Each mode is selected by a single push on the camera-mounted control switch.
TVi Color
A closed circuit television (CCTV) video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. Use to magnify text or photos. It consists of a control box and a small TV camera in an ergonomic, handheld "mouse." The camera incorporates a zoom lens which allows the level of magnification to be altered without refocussing. The magnified image is displayed on a standard television in high contrast black-on-white or white-on-black for text, or in full-color photo mode for photographs. Mouse rollers can be use to facilitate easy scanning of text, allowing difficult-to-read items such as medicine bottles or cooking instructions on food containers to be magnified easily. An overview mode can be used for orientation or for tasks such as looking at one's own face. All functions can be controlled from the mouse. Optional handwriting stand is available.Order TVi Color from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Typoscope 3 1/2" x 5"
Heavy plastic reading guide with two windows—one for narrow (2¾”) and the other for wider (4.75) columns. Windows show only the lines of print being read to reduce distraction from the rest of the page.Order Typoscope 3 1/2" x 5" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Vario Ultra

This is a mobile braille display with 20 or 40 braille elements and 8-button braille input keyboard. VarioUltra connects with four Bluetooth devices and one USB device simultaneously. The change of different devices is easy and executed through a simple keystroke. Thus, you can work with your PC, tablet and smart phone at the same time.

  • A smart braille display that doubles as a braille notetaker.
  • VarioUltra is the only braille device that supports simultaneous connection with up to 5 devices, and it remains connected. For anyone with more than 1 device, this feature above all others will fast become one of your favorite things.
  • Refreshable braille cells that feel crisp, and almost paper like.
  • A whisper-quiet 8-button braille keyboard that is ergonomically designed for all-day use.
  • Split personality. In addition to being the most connectable braille device in the world, a quick flick of a switch and VarioUltra becomes a basic braille notetaker, with a suite of productivity apps to make life easier.
  • Compact, lightweight design will have you questioning why other devices weigh so much. The included high quality carry case and strap will help protect your investment for years to come.
  • Step 1: In Notetaker mode, switch on Bluetooth and scan for devices within range.
  • Step 2: Send a pair command to your preferred device.
  • Step 3: Enter pin code 1111 on your device.
  • Step 4: Switch VarioUltra to Braille Display mode.
  • Step 5: A 2-button command is all that is needed to switch instantly between connected devices.
  • In future, skip steps 1-3 because VarioUltra will automatically connect with trusted devices as and when they are within range.
Order Vario Ultra from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
With simple to use buttons and a large 4.3-in. widescreen color LCD display, the SmartView Versa is an easy to use CCTV electronic handheld magnifier that can magnify images up to 15x. The autofocus lets you hold the Versa at the optimal distance from the object and your eyes. Rest the Versa on the page, use the writing stand or flip out the handle for optimal viewing. Features include: Magnify images up to 15x, Five high-contrast viewing modes, Large 4.3-in. widescreen LCD, Connect to TV for increased magnification and use on text page or up to 4-in. from objects. Order Versa from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Videomatic VEO
Every human is unique. In the same way individual are the demands for a reading device. the VEO concept contains different modules. the vision concept VEO can optimally be adapted to your individual needs. The new vision concept VEO is to 100% customized, multifunctional and offers the highest reading and operating comfort. The VEO inspires with its innovative technology, convincing quality made-in-Germany and contemporary design. The different Full HD cameras are able to magnify text, pictures or objects from 1x to 100x and guarantee a high-contrast and flicker-free picture. The unique N.E.L.Etechnology (Natural-Evolutional-Light-Experience) minimizes reflections and shadows. This offers numerous advantages - especially in connection with writing. The high-tech LED flatscreen monitor was particularly developed for the low-visionmarket and is available in three different sizes. Two different operating boards (one button or three buttons) assure easy operation. Videomatic VEO - Your advantages at a glance - 100% customized - magnification from 1x to 100x due to high-tech camera technology - LVHD-technology for high-contrast and flicker-free picture in Full HD+ quality - N.E.L.E-technology (Natural-Evolutionary-Light-Experience) reduces reflections and shadows to a minimum - also in case of high-gloss documents - reproduction of a complete DIN A4 page (Vario camera) - ergonomic and comfortable reading due to a four-dimensional movable screen - high resolution high-tech LED flatscreen monitor in three different sizes - easy positioning of texts, pictures or objects due to freely movable XY-table, with friction brake in both directions, vertically and horizontally - ergonomic and comfortable operation of removable operating board - automatical switch-off and dimming function - high stability and low weight of only approx. 11 kg (in connecion with 22" screen) - energy-saving, recyclable, eco-friendly, made in Germany - user menu for further individual settings Order Videomatic VEO from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Completely collapsible and portable tabletop system with XY table with a rotating camera for seeing near, intermediate, and far distances with a 15" monitor with both color, black and white viewing modes. Optional battery pack is available. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.
Scans and automatically converts text into the user-selected type font and letter size, 9 voice options, letter spacing, colors, and reading view. Once configured, ezVIP operation is performed with number keypad and keyboard. Text is also spoken in 2 of the 4 reading views (Word Wrap and RSVP). Reading views include: Word Wrap fills the screen with text; RSVP displays one word at a time; Marquee smoothly scrolls a single line across the screen; ImageView shows you the original page and a magnified line of text scrolling beneath it. Also scans and saves pictures which can be enlarged. Online help and one-key keypad help (voiced and large print) – intuitive on-screen “buttons” identify keypad keys to be used. Scanned text can be edited. Can be used with CCTV with PC connection to display split screen camera image and VIP word processor text.
Portable, laptop compatible CCTV with OCR capabilities. Provides near, distance, and self-viewing.Order Zoom-Twix from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Portable video magnifier (2 lbs) which connects to a laptop computer and can perform OCR functionality. Can save an entire book and reformat the text on the screen and read the text aloud through the computer.Order ZoomEx from The Chicago Lighthouse Store

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