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Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
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 & Short Arm
Full-color, portable, 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. Easy-to-use and ideal for near, distance and self-viewing. Provides 1.6x to 99.5x adjustable magnification (varies with LCD size). Computer-compatible (additional hardware required). By rotating the camera, the user can read, write, groom and magnify images at any distance. www.visionaidsystem.com/ www.aroga.com/ www.magnificationresources.com/
Acrobat HD-mini
Portable battery-operated electronic video magnifier for viewing photos, reading books and working on hobbies. Also ideal for distance viewing, seeing near, far, and everything in between. The 13.3" high-definition monitor provides vivid colors and contrast, and crystal-clear pictures and vibrant display and a magnification range of 1.3x to 65x. Computer compatible with easy toggle between camera and PC images. Its small footprint and lightweight design provides true portability from the classroom to home and work. Order Acrobat HD-mini from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Acrylic Full-Page Magnifier
It's fresnel lens made of optical grade acrylic will not bend or distort the image you wish to view.
AE5
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 Classic
Black-and-white video magnifier that can display printed materials in high-contrast black text on a white background or white text on a black background. Also features a large depth of field for viewing three-dimensional objects and a smooth, non-glare reading table for reading heavy books.
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).
Aladdin Ultra
Black-and-white video magnifier that can display printed materials in high-contrast black text on a white background or white text on a black background. Also features a large depth of field for viewing three-dimensional objects and a smooth, non-glare reading table for reading heavy books
Amigo
Handheld portable magnifier with a 7" high resolution LCD with large field of view adjustable magnification of 1.4x to 25x. May be used to read price tags, restaurant menus, ingredients on a package and directions.Multimedia
Aspheric Illuminated Magnifiers
7X or 8X handheld magnifier with light. Uses 2 "C" batteries.
Atlas 610
Video magnifier that may be connected to any size S-video or NTSC television monitor to create a full-color video magnification system.
Aukey Ultra-Portable Video Magnifier
Pocket-sized, portable video magnifier with a 3.5" wide-screen LCD monitor with a magnification of up to 17x. Has three user-friendly tactile buttons: on/off and mode; magnification; and freeze frame. Comes with a detachable reading stand.
Aumax VGA
Flexible, portable video magnifier for both near and distance viewing at school, work and home. May be used to view text, photos, blackboards, crafts, etc. and can magnify from 3.5x to 79x on a PC screen or VGA monitor. Has three viewing modes: reading, distance and self-view. The dual control panels on the top and bottom of the camera makes it easy for left-handed or right-handed users. Carrying case included.
Aumed Image
Easy-to-use handheld magnifier with a comfortable grip. May also be used for reading or reviewing small print or writing--signing your name, writing checks and filling out forms. Offers a magnification range of 1.5x to 22x when used as a handheld magnifier (with handle extended) or 4.5x, 6x, 9x and12x when used as a stand magnifier (with handle folded) and five viewing modes: full color; black on white; white on black; yellow on blue; yellow on black. May also be plugged into a television to view images on a larger screen.Sales@MagnifyingAids.com
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.
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.
Braille to Go (B2G)
The Braille to Go (B2G) is a 20-cell, 8-dot braille computer is lightweight (20.3 ounces), and offers a respectable array of connectivity features. Based on Android 4.2 (Jellybean), the B2G can be useD alone or connected to an iOS or Android phone. Hardware features include 802.11g Wi-Fi networking. Bluetooth, USB host, and micro-USB ports, a 5-MP camera for OCR, an SD card slot, stereo microphone, and stereo speakers. NBP estimates that the 5400nMh battery should last one to two days under normal use. A slot provides support for GSM or CDMA wireless radio (not yet available, and sold separately.) The detail specifications are:
  • 20 cell, 8 dot braille display with cursor routing, and forward & back keys.
  • 8 dot Braille keyboard for input, with an imbedded cursor navigation pad.
  • Bluetooth to use with computers, headsets, and other hands-free devices.
  • WiFi connectivity to access local networks or other WiFi hotspots.
  • GPS receiver to identify the user's location, and to access navigation apps.
  • Compass for general direction and navigation.
  • Two USB connectors (standard 2.0 and micro-USB) for connecting to computer devices and for charging.
  • Camera: besides photos, this feature is useful for many apps, e.g. currency and color identifiers, and bar code reading.
  • Built in speakers and microphone for apps or calls.
  • Speech input and output, synthetic speech output if the user wants to listen instead of read braille, and speech input for voice searches, dialing, and voice short cuts.
  • EarPhone/headset jack.
  • Mp3 music player.
  • Video output connector for classroom or business setting where the blind user may need a visual display for a sighted person.
  • Accelerometer, a chip used in games, which can detect tilting and orientation of the b2g and respond when it is tapped or rotated.
  • Memory: 32GB of internal storage a standard SD card slot to create backups or load data.
  • Android operating system with open source platform found in many smart phones.
  • Sierra Wireless Cellular Phone Card (OPTIONAL): The AirPrime MC9090 with Audio Mini Card is a wireless UMTS and CDMA-based modem that operates on all of the main mobile networks in North America with this one module.
BrailleNote Touch
The BrailleNote Touch allows you to enter braille on the touch screen, guided by HumanWare's patent-pending TouchBraille calibration system, which intelligently determines where your fingers are onscreen, and which dot combinations you're trying to make with them. The BrailleNote Touch is 10 inches wide, with braille cells in front, and a 7-inch touchscreen behind the cells. To the left and right of the 7-inch screen are additional touch-sensitive areas available for braille input. If you would rather enter braille with traditional keys, put the notetaker in the included Smart Case, which is topped by buttons that activate the touch surface, when used to enter braille. Like HumanWare's other braille devices, the BrailleNote Touch uses a version of the KeySoft operating environment. Though familiar, the new KeySoft has been rewritten to support the advanced features of the new device. The device features two USB ports, an SD card slot, and HDMI port. There's an 8 MP camera, and a pair of stereo speakers. 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver provide connectivity, and the device also includes an accelerometer. HumanWare touts the fact that the BrailleNote Touch is Google Play certified, which means its specifications match those of standard Google-approved tablets.
Butterfly
Portable handheld pocket video magnifier with 1.5x to 15x magnification on a 3.5" LCD screen. Weighs 4.2 ounces and is ideal for people on the go. May be hung around the neck. Tangible magnification and color mode adjustment buttons are handily located above on the right. When placed flat on books or photographs, offers a comfortable viewing angle with a foldable reading stand. Has an auto-focus camera for shooting unreachable materials, such as books on a high shelf. Includes a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery with 1400mAh capacity and an AC charger, stand, carry case and strap.Order Butterfly from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Candy
Five-inch LCD high-definition handheld portable video magnifier with 2.8x to 22x magnification. May also be used as a stand magnifier. Its unique, ergonomic three-position handle may be comfortably held in the center-balanced position for right-handed or left-handed use. Continuous digital zoom magnification easily increases or decreases the size of the text, photo or object being viewed. All function buttons, including the Freeze Image button, are large and conveniently located on or adjacent to the handle. Weighs less than 10 ounces and may be carried in a coat pocket or purse.www.perkinsproducts.org/store/ www.maxiaids.com/
CDesk Compass
CDesk COMPASS
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
Cleareader+
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
ClearNote
Lightweight, flexible video magnifier designed for laptop users or those who are simply in need of a magnification device. Offers 3x to 46x magnification and full-screen reading and writing capability.www.visual-techconnection.com/
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
Clearview C
Desktop video magnifier that comes with a high-definition monitor and standard camera with continuous magnification of 1.5x to 75x (optional: up to 170x) and adjustable document viewing modes: full color photo mode, 16 selectable high-contrast color combinations to improve contrast for better visibility, and from 1 to 4 selectable color combination presets. Comes with the following three camera functions and monitor options: standard camera with a 24" monitor, high-definition camera with a 24" Monitor, and a high-definition camera with a 24" monitor and OCR speech.Order Clearview C from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ClearView+
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+ HD 22"
Video magnifier system that magnifies anything placed under it from 2X to 85X times its original size, always maintaining perfect focus. Also features a specially designed high-quality monitor and lighting design for optimal visual enhancement. The entire system can be controlled with a single button and customized to meet the user's exact needs.
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.
ClearView+ Speech Module
Integrates OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Allows users to enlarge materials to a more comfortable size or change the high contrast viewing modes with one master dial. The Point and Read interface allows users to simply touch the screen for the Speech feature, and then sit back, relax and listen. Users also have the option to select video magnification to view photos, bills and read shorter text.
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. Image courtesy of Maxi-Aids Image
COIL Hi Power LED Hand Magnifiers
Compact and lightweight magnifier with a LED bulb for illumination.
ColorMouse
Video magnifier that can be connected to any regular television to magnify magazines, maps, prescription bottles, food labels, stamps, and photos up to 14x.https://bierley.com/products/
ColorMouse-USB
Electronic video magnifier computer mouse that can be plugged into a 2.0 port and works with Windows 7, Vista, and XP and has a magnification range of 3x to 100x.https://bierley.com/products/
Compact 4 HD
Handheld dome magnifier with a continuous magnification range of 1.7x to 12x and 4.3" full color TFT widescreen display. Offers high contrast viewing modes for easier reading (set up to 4 combinations from a possible choice of 16). Order Compact 4 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Compact 5 HD
Portable video magnifier that features continuous zoom with 1.5x to 18x magnification, 8 megapixel high-definition and auto-focus camera for superior images, 5" full color TFT wide screen display and 16 high-contrast colors. Has a low vision customizable large icon menu and ergonomic design with two reading positions.Order Compact 5 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Compact 7 HD
Portable electronic video magnifier that features continuous zoom with 1.5x to 18x magnification, 8 megapixel high-definition and auto-focus camera for superior images, 7" full color TFT wide screen display and 16 high-contrast colors. Has a low vision customizable large icon menu and ergonomic design with two reading positions. Order Compact 7 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Compact Mini
Pocket-sized video magnifier with a 3.5" full color screen with adjustable magnification of 2x, 5x, 8x, and 11x. Offers multiple high contrast viewing options.https://us.optelec.com/products/
Compact Touch HD
Portable handheld video magnifier with continuous magnification of 2x to 20x and touchscreen controls. Has a 4.3" full color TFT widescreen display and adjustable document viewing modes and full color for viewing photographs and images as well as four high-contrast color combinations for easier reading including black text on a yellow background.https://us.optelec.com/products/
Compact+
Small, portable video magnifier with continuous magnification of up to 3x to 10x with a 4.3" full-color TFT widescreen. Displays text in true color, black and white and reverse. Also offers blue/yellow and black/yellow options for easier discrimination.https://us.optelec.com/products/
Crystal XL
Portable handheld magnifier with a 4.3" TFT display that includes a power on/off switch and offers text and images in 3 levels of magnification - 3x, 4.5x and 7x - all of which appear in a variety of color modes, including color, positive, negative, and semi-colors. Micro USB battery charge connector included.www.maxiaids.com
DaVinci HD
Desktop video magnifier with a 24" high-resolution LCD screen, text-to-speech (OCR) software that reads any printed text aloud with the push of a button, and a 3-in-1 camera that rotates 340 degrees. Offers magnification up to 77x and 8 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness. Monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or iPad (additional hardware required).
DaVinci Pro HD
Desktop video magnifier that features a full high-definition Sony 1080p screen, a 3-in-1 camera, magnification up to 77x, and full page text-to-speech system. Great for applying make-up, shaving, reading, writing, viewing presentations and whiteboards. The slide mechanism provides flexibility for various camera arm positions.Order DaVinci Pro HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
E-Bot Pro
iPad-compatible, portable, reading, writing and distance video magnifier that provides full-page OCR capability. Can be connected to a Mac via USB 3.0, a PC via USB 2.0/3.0, to a television or computer monitor with HDMI, or directly to an iPad screen via a dedicated Wi-Fi wireless access point. Common touchscreen gestures may be used to adjust the magnification level and image color on an iPad. Reading material may be manipulated smoothly and easily with a joystick control or touchscreen gestures which move the camera in response to touch. The OCR may be used to a scan and listen to a full page of text through a built-in speaker or headset (speaker jack available for earphone or headset). Order E-Bot Pro from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Eclipse Touch
Full color, desktop auto-focus video magnifier with 15" collapsible, adjustable tilt TFT display that integrates touchscreen capability. Has a magnification range of 1.5x to 32 x. Offers a variety of viewing modes: Full color, enhanced black on white, enhanced white on black, and semi colors, a broad range of text and background colors. www.enablemart.com www.magnifyingaids.com www.maxiaids.com
Ecolux LED Stand Magnifiers
Long living bulbs means less frequent battery and bulb changes.
EEZEE Reader
Print-enlarging reader/writer with an advanced mini-scanner that displays an enlarged image on a television screen. Allows black-on-white or white-on-black viewing. May be used to read print on books, papers, cans and bottles.
ESight eyewear
eSight eyewear can give you fully functional sight. With eSight, you can read, walk around and see your surroundings, see the faces of loved ones in full detail, and more fully engage in your life. A wearable, electronic assistive technology designed specifically for low vision, eSight uses a high-definition camera to capture everything you look at. A powerful computer processes the video and displays it onto near-to-eye screens that enable sight - with no perceptible delay. eSight can replace other low vision tools, such as CCTVs, digital magnifiers, screen reading technology and more. Your eSight will be customized for you, with your prescription lenses built right into the eyewear. No other electronic low vision aid is mobile, hands free, and suitable for near, far, and mid-range tasks. Book your one-hour evaluation now by calling 1-855-837-4448. www.esighteyewear.com
Explore 3
Portable handheld video magnifier with 2x to 16x magnification, continuous zoom to clearly see every detail, auto-focus, freeze-frame, color mode selector. Also has a built-in stand for signing and filling out forms. Includes a flashlight. May be connected to a television to magnify what?s on the screen. Features large buttons for adjusting magnification and contrast modes.Order Explore 3 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explore 5
Smallest, lightest 5" high-definition handheld electronic video magnifier that offers a magnification range from 2x to 22x. Offers more than 18 customizable enhancement modes and three modes of use--out of pocket, with folding handle, or tabletop use. May be connected to a television to display enlarged pictures and text on a bigger screen. Can also store thousands of images for viewing anytime. Order Explore 5 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explore 7
Portable, high-definition handheld electronic video magnifier with a 7" high-definition LCD screen that offers a magnification range from 2.3x to 19x. Offers more than 12 contrast and 3 favorite color settings and three modes of use: out of pocket, with folding handle, or tabletop use. May be connected to a television to display enlarged pictures and text on a bigger screen. Can also store thousands of images for viewing anytime. Order Explore 7 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explorer Classic
Desktop video magnifier with auto-focus and manual-focus capabilities with a magnification range of 3.5x to 65x on 22" LCD display or 3.0x to 57x on a 19" model. Monitor comes on an adjustable arm for easy height, tilt and swivel. Features adjustable contrast control and a viewing table equipped with front-to-back and side-to-side (x-y) slides that allow users to position materials under the camera unit for reading, writing, and viewing various items. The table can be locked with an easy one-lever brake feature.www.magnisight.com/
Explorer HD 22"
Flexible desktop magnifier with magnification ranges of 2.5x to 57x (19" model), 2.8x to 65x (22" model) and 3.2x to 73x (24" Model). Offers three additional Select-A-Color modes with the standard modes (full color, black on white, and white on black. Viewing table is equipped with front-to-back and side-to-side (x-y) slides for positioning materials under the camera unit for reading, writing, and viewing various items. Order Explorer HD 22" 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.
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.

Features
  • 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
http://www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Eye-pal-ACE-Plus_p_1284.html
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.
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.

Features

  • 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
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.http://www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Ex-Demo-Eyepal-Solo-LV_p_1349.html
Eye-Q
Portable video magnifier with a 4.2" wide screen LCD screen and a 4x to 15x magnification range. Offers full color, black/white or white/black display.www.enablemart.com/
Flick
Portable, immersive and touchscreen camera system that connectc to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer. Compatible with any Windows or Mac operating system and works with touchscreen, keyboard or mouse. Includes interactive, selective OCR text reading and iZoom Screen Magnifier.www.magnifyingaids.com/
Flip Down Magnifying Glasses
A wonderful aid in applying makeup, contact lenses, reading or hobbies and crafts with their 1.75X magnification.
Fusion
Portable video magnifier that opens and closes like a laptop computer with a magnification range of 6.5x to 15x. Can be rolled across text or used with its integrated handheld mouse camera. Its 7" flat-panel screen folds down for portability.
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.
i-Stick
Laptop-compatible video magnifier with 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.
IBIS HD
Portable, high-definition video magnifier with average adjustable magnification of 2x to77x (varies with HD screen size). Attaches to any television or PC monitor. 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.
InSight
Desktop auto-focus video magnifier compatible with any screen size with a magnification range of 2x to 65 with an x-y table equipped with a standard electronic table brake. Viewing modes include color, high contrast black/white or high contrast white/black. Additional features include selectable color pallets, line markers and window shades.
iPhone
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 Bookshare.org, 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
Standalone scanning device that integrates reading and magnifying together. Built with multiple output interfaces such as VGA and HDMI and can be connected to any monitor or television (not included) via HDMI to get the additional display of the captured image, enabling user to see the image while listening to the text being read. Features high-quality, multilingual text recognition; magnifiers for reading entire page; pause, forward and rewind capability; adjustable reading speed; multiple text color to suit user?s specific need; crystal clear font at any zoom level. www.maxiaids.com/
Liberty Scholar
Portable video magnifier that features full color and enhanced display modes, including a full range of semi-colors, line-markers and a wide selection of magnification ranges from 1.5x to 50x, a 12" flat-panel monitor with mouse camera and top-mounted pan, tilt, and zoom distance camera. www.enablemart.com/
Liberty Scholar 2
Portable video magnifier with both near and distance viewing capabilities for reading, writing and viewing distance objects with a magnification range from 1.5x to 50x and a12" TFT display. Function buttons include overview mode, freeze image function, viewing mode selection, brightness adjustment and semi-color selection. www.magnifyingaids.com/ www.maxiaids.com/
Liberty Solo
Portable video magnifier with a tiltable 12" TFT screen that features full color, enhanced positive and negative reading modes, and a range of semi colors, which are controlled by ergonomic buttons on the mouse. www.shop.magnificationresources.com/
Looky + Portable Video Magnifier
Portable, handheld video magnifier with a 3.5" display screen with a magnification range of 2x to 20x and five viewing modes: full color, black on white, white on black (reversed), yellow on blue, and yellow on black. Has a foldable handle and weighs 7oz.www.maxiaids.com/ www.magnifyingaids.com/
Lupo
Handheld video magnifier that consists of a handheld camera unit with a desktop TFT (thin film transistor) monitor. The camera unit can also be connected to a personal computer. The system also comes with a handwriting stand that holds the camera unit. When the camera is connected to a PC, pressing a button causes the monitor to switch between the PC-image and the handheld camera image.
Magni-Cam
Lightweight, handheld video magnifier that connects to any television set or computer with an appropriate PC television video card adapter to provide enhanced reading ability. Provides magnifications of up to 50x when connected to a 25" television.www.synapse-ada.com/
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
The MagniLink S Computer is ideal for students needing an affordable and portable system that can be connected to any PC or Mac with its USB 3.0 connector. Use it to read books and documents. Follow along with lecture notes on the whiteboard, and then take a snapshot to study later. You can control all functions with your computer keyboard. The camera is available in SD resolution. The modern, sleek design fits in most situations. Order MagniLink S Computer from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink S Computer Monitor
MagniLink S Computer/Monitor can be connected to a computer or a monitor. 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. MagniLink S Computer/Monitor comes with both HDMI and USB 3.0 connections and can be controlled by the integrated control box or from the computer?s keyboard. The camera is available in HD or SD resolution. MagniLink S Computer/Monitor comes with both HDMI and USB 3.0 connections and Excellent image quality There is 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. The latest technology Super-speed USB 3.0 connection - ten times faster and backwards compatible with USB 2.0. HDMI connection to monitor - for fast and stable connection. Lightweight and portable MagniLink S is always accessible; sets-up and is ready to use in virtually seconds. Place the system to the left or the right side of the laptop - the excellent design makes it flexible and shock resistant. High quality material Construction with casted metal and advanced plastic materials throughout, combined with high quality technology, including the camera lens. All parts designed for durability and recyclability in mind. Powered by the computer The user will never worry about battery strength or misplaced battery chargers. Order MagniLink S Computer Monitor from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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 Monitor HD
MagniLink S Monitor HD connects to any monitor with HDMI input for superior quality image. Excellent image quality 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. The latest technology HDMI connection to monitor - for fast and stable connection. Lightweight and portable MagniLink S is always accessible; sets-up and is ready to use in virtually seconds. Order MagniLink S Monitor HD 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
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 Voice
A reading machine with focus on simplicity, high performance and contemporary design. With the push of an orange button, the text will be converted into speech. Specially designed for traveling and moving around. The Optional Battery pack provides up to 5 hours of portable operation.
  • Easy set up by moveing the camera arm up and start
  • Adaptable to the individual user, by adjusting reading speed, volume, audio profiles, voices, light and more
  • Reads misaligned documents
  • Reads a full A4 /US Letter page
  • Automatic language detection
  • Extremely good depth of field ? optimized for browsing large books
  • Digital documents on USB can also be read aloud
  • Voice feedback for all functions
Order MagniLink Voice from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink Zip
Foldable, portable video magnifier with an auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional), can be used to read text aloud. Available in four models: 13.3" monitor and HD camera, 13.3" monitor with Full HD camera, 17.3" monitor, with HD camera, and 17.3" monitor, with full HD camera. www.magnifyingaids.com/ www.specialneedscomputers.ca/ Multimedia
MagniLink Zip 13
Foldable, portable video magnifier with a 13.3" monitor with full auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional) for reading text aloud. Order MagniLink Zip 13 from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 13" full HD
Foldable, portable video magnifier with a 13.3" monitor with full high-definition auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional) for reading text aloud. Order MagniLink Zip 13" full HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 17" HD

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 17" HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Mattingly SMART Portable Video Magnifier
Portable video magnifier with a magnification range of 2x to 15x; 4 viewing modes--full color, black and white, high-contrast white on black and high-contrast black on white; and freeze-frame option with 4-step brightness and 4-step contrast adjustments. www.mattinglylowvision.com/
Max
Portable, handheld digital video magnifier that connects to any television or computer monitor and may be used to read newspapers, magazines, recipe cards, and medicine labels. Offers16 to 28x adjustable magnification (20?? monitor and 4 viewing modes.www.enhancedvision.com/ www.nanopac.com/
MaxLupe
Color portable video magnifier with a magnification range of approximately 7.3x to 30x for reading and approximately 3x to 12x for writing. Comes with a 5.8" TFT-monitor (can be tilted). Order MaxLupe from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Medifier
Enlarges prescription label to prevent dose errors.
Merlin
Full-color, auto-focus video magnification system with optional monitor sizes and styles--the classic CRT 14" or 20" to the newer ergonomic sleek LCD 17" or 19" monitors and 2.7x to 85x adjustable magnification (varies with LCD screen size).www.aroga.com/
Merlin Elite
Desktop video magnifier that features a high-definition Sony auto-focus camera, high-resolution 24 " LCD monitor and text-to-speech feature software (Nuance). Offers 28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness, adjustable magnification from 2.4x to 70x, and a low profile x-y table with a user friendly lock mechanism, The monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or connected to an iPad (additional cables required). The screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position www.nanopac.com/ www.beyondsight.com/
Merlin HD 22"
Desktop electronic video magnifier that offers high definition color and contrast for reading books and magazines, reading and writing letters, managing financial records, viewing color photos, or doing crossword puzzles. Features a high-definition camera, high-definition LCD screen that easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position, simple, easy-to-use tactile controls, 2.4x to 73.2x magnification, depending on screen size and zoom table selected, adjustable viewing modes, and an x-y table with a user friendly lock mechanism for smooth continuous reading. www.nanopac.com www.beyondsight.com/
Merlin LCD
Flexible full-color, auto-focus desktop magnifier with 7 viewing modes and 2.4x to 77x adjustable magnification (varies with LCD screen size). The monitor also offers a split screen mode to allow users to view magnified images and the computer simultaneously. Screen pivots, tilts and swivels in all directions. http://www.ulva.com/Online-Store/Multimedia
Merlin ultra Full HD
Video magnifier with full high-definition camera, simple, easy-to-use tactile controls, a 2.4x to 73.2x (depending on screen size and zoom table selected), and an x-y table with a user-friendly lock mechanism for smooth continuous reading. Computer compatible for easy toggling between the video magnifier and computer (additional hardware may be required). https://magnificationresources.com/ http://www.visabilitystore.org/
Mezzo HD
Foldable lightweight desktop electronic magnifier that offers 2.2x to 90x magnification. Offers a range of viewing modes: full color, black on white, white on black, green on black, yellow on blue and yellow on black.. May be purchased with an x-y-table and a mobility pack that includes a battery and carrying case. www.magnifyingaids.com/ http://shop.magnifyingamerica.com/
MiniMax
Small lightweight portable magnifier with a 2.8" TFT screen and three easy top-access buttons identified with high-contrast icons. Offers three discrete levels of magnification of approximately approx. 3x, 4.5x and 6.5xfull range of color and color-select options. A freeze frame mode allows for storage and image manipulation. Order MiniMax from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Mobilux Digital
Mobile and portable, the handheld video magnifier with a 3.4" diagonal screen and four viewing modes: black on white, white on black and color, yellow/black. Offers 3 levels of magnification: 3x, 4.5x, and 6x and image display in real image (true colors), contrast enhancement of black on white, white on black and black on yellow.www.visual-techconnection.com/ www.magnifyingaids.com/
Mobilux Touch HD
Portable, handheld video magnifier with a 4.3" high-definition TFT LCD screen. Provides time and date information, has an automatic shut-off feature after 5 minutes of non-use to save battery power, and 5 contrast modes so users can customize the colors of the text and backgrounds to their individual needs. Magnification powers range from 4x to 12x and include the middle range powers of 5x, 6x, 8x, and 10x. Has a 4GB SD card that stores photos, which are downloadable to a PC or Mac computer through the included USB connection. When connected to a PC, a live image can also be seen on a computer monitor. Order Mobilux Touch HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MonoMouse
Hand-held, mouse style video magnifier that can be connected to a television screen. Provides three modes for reading, namely regular mode, high contrast negative mode (pure white text on black background), and high contrast positive mode (pure black text on white background). https://bierley.com/
MonoMouse-USB
Hand-held, black and white, mouse style video magnifier that connects directly to any notebook or desktop personal computer via the USB 2 port.https://bierley.com/
Nemo
Pocket-sized, hand-held video magnifier that offers magnification of up to 4.5x to 9x on a 4" anti-glare LCD.
Olympia
Portable video magnifier with 7" diagonal display with color LCD and magnification of 4.3x to 26x. Attaches to a television monitor with a phono-type jack; non-NTSC TV/monitors require a converter. Includes writing stand a carrying case.
ONYX
Foldable and lightweight portable video magnifier designed to connect to a monitor or a PC and provides magnification up to 100x. May be mounted on a swinging arm or flexible arm and provides distance, document, and self views. http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX Deskset 17
Portable video magnifier with a 3-in-1 flexible camera for reading documents, distance viewing, and self-viewing. The camera, mounted on a rotating arm on a 17" flat panel monitor, has three axes and rotates up to 350 degrees.http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX PC Edition
Features the ONYX camera mounted on an arm secured to a sturdy base and comes with USB connectivity to any PC and MAGic? Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGic EyeMerge? image management features. EyeMerge allows user to 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. Comes in choice of a swing arm or flex arm. http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/
Opal
Small, portable, hand-held video magnifier with a 4" screen and a magnification range of 4.5x to 9x. Has two full-color modes and five two-color reading modes (black text on a white background; enhanced black text on a white background; white text on a black background; yellow text on a blue background; or blue text on a yellow background). http://www.mcssl.com/store/my-vision-aid/catalog/
OpenBook
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
OPTi Lite
Desktop video magnifier that connects to a desktop or laptop computer using a USB 2.0 to display magnified text or images on the computer's screen. Has a fully adjustable magnification range 4x to 40x on a typical 15" screen.https://magnificationresources.com/ www.maxiaids.com/
OPTi Mouse
Mouse-style 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
Portable video magnifier that offers distance magnification, viewing for classroom, and meeting room use, as well as near magnification for desktop-style reading and writing. Connects to either a PC or notebook. Offers magnification range of 1.5x to 50x on a typical 15" screen and the full color and a complete range of enhanced color viewing modes.http://shop.magnificationresources.com/ www.maxiaids.com/
OPTRON Mobile
Portable video magnifier 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. Features a magnification range of approx. 2.5x to 100x. Available in 22" and 24" screen sizes.
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.
OPTRON Pro
Portable video magnifier 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-compatible. Connects to various monitors.
OPTRON Vision
Portable video magnifier camera on a swivel arm. The auto focus camera displays images in full color, black and white, or high contrast colors. For desktop area viewing.
Pearl
Portable folding camera that connects to a PC and allows user to magnify and view documents on the screen and navigate with the virtual x-y table from the keyboard. Also expands the features of OpenBook 9.0 to provide instant OCR.www.freedomscientific.com/ www.nanopac.com/
Pebble 3.5 Portable Video Magnifier
Lightweight, handheld magnifier with 2x to 10x magnification for reading labels, prescriptions, price tags, menus, bus schedules and more. Features a 3.5" high resolution LCD display with adjustable brightness.
Pebble HD
Lightweight, portable video magnifier with a high-definition camera with a 4.3" LCD display and adjustable magnification from 1.25x to 13.5x. Has easy-to-use large tactile buttons in two color choices and offers 28 available color select modes. Multi-purpose handle allows usage in various positions.Order Pebble HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Pebble Mini
Lightweight, portable video magnifier with adjustable magnification from 2x to 10x that weighs less than 4 ounces. Offers 28 viewing modes, freeze image feature with capability to magnify and change mode, and image capture with save and recall. www.enhancedvision.com/ www.lssproducts.com/ www.visabilitystore.org/ www.sightconnection.com/
Pico
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
Portable, foldable, and compact magnifier with a high resolution 10.4" LCD screen and is about the size of a laptop. Offers a variety of viewing modes: color, black and white, inverse, yellow on blue, and black on yellow with a magnification range of 3x to 36x. The easy to use rotational camera can be moved from desktop, distance, and self-viewing modes.
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 computer.contact@tvi-web.com
Premier
Auto-focus desktop video magnifier with a magnification range of 2x to 65x and color, high contrast black and white, high contrast white and black viewing modes. Comes with a 22" widescreen LCD flat panel monitor (optional).
Presto
Portable, desktop video magnifier with a 15" LCD monitor and four simple front panel buttons and 2.5x to 40x autofocus magnification. Also features a simple one piece/one plug design, full color/black and white or reverse viewing modes, a locking x/y table, and tilt angle display on the monitor. www.lssproducts.com/ www.floridareading.com/ www.magnifyingaids.com/
Presto Lite
Portable, desktop video magnifier with a 15" diagonal Active Color Matrix TFT LCD display and simple four-button front control panel and a magnification range of 3x to 21x. Also features a low profile display, a reading table, and three image modes - photo, positive and negative images www.magnifyingaids.com/
Prisma AF
Portable auto-focus video magnifier with a magnification range of 2.5x to 30x on a 17" television screen. Viewing modes available include full color, enhanced black on white and enhanced white on black. Uses any standard PAL or NTSC television set with a video input jack.www.maxiaids.com/ www.magnifyingaids.com/
Prodigi Desktop 20"
Desktop video magnifier 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 20" LCD screen. 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 20" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Desktop 24"
Desktop video magnifier 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. 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"
Personal Vision Assistant with a 20" LCD screen that incorporates both a table-top magnifier and a hand-held magnifier. Includes a lightweight, portable 5" HD magnifier with a touch screen, that docks right into the table-top unit with magnification ranges of 1x to 80x (Diamond Edge Text) and 1x to 20x (color). Order Prodigi Duo 20" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Duo 24"
Personal Vision Assistant with a 24" LCD screen that incorporates both a table-top magnifier and a hand-held magnifier. Includes a lightweight, portable 5" HD magnifier with a touch screen, that docks right into the table-top unit with magnification ranges of 1x to 80x (Diamond Edge Text) and 1x to 20x (color).Order Prodigi Duo 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Tablet
Lightweight touchscreen 5" HD magnifier with a magnification range of 1.2x to 20x and Touch and Tap controls. User can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options. Stores photos and documents and converts characters into Diamond-Edge Text for easier reading. Allows user to switch from reading documents to listening to them, with the tap of a finger. Order Prodigi Tablet from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ProSeries
Desktop 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 and a magnification range of 2.5x-65x. The table organizer in the x-y 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 and a magnification range of 3x to 18x. Has a built-in rechargeable battery, charger, cable, and a protective carrying case with belt loop, shoulder strap, and a wrist/neck strap. www.maxiaids.com/
RUBY
Handheld, pocket-sized video magnifier with a 4.3" full-color screen with a magnification range of 2x to 14x magnification when used with handle extended and 5x to 10x when used flat on a table.www.freedomscientific.com/
Ruby XL HD
Portable, handheld video magnifier with a 5-megapixel, auto-focus camera and a full color, 5" tiltable LCD screen with continuous zoom from 2x to 14x.www.freedomscientific.com/
Sapphire
Handheld video magnifier with a 7"LCD screen with 3.4x to 16x magnification. Can be used for three viewing positions: Reading, writing and viewing 3D objects like medicine bottles and connected to a television to magnify up to 48 times on a 21" screen
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.
Schweizer Sempral Handheld Magnifiers
These popular magnifiers feature high quality aspheric, lightweight lenses and a rounded, comfortable handle.
Select
Desktop video magnifier with a fully adjustable auto-focus camera and monitor with a magnification range of 2x to 65x. 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 x-y table. The table organizer in the x-y table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.www.visiontechnology.com/store/
SelectUltra
Desktop auto-focus video magnifier with a magnification range of 2x to 65x with an 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 x-y table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading, and line markers.www.visiontechnology.com/store/
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 controls.evitu@flash.net
Smartlux Digital
Portable video magnifier with a 5" LCD TFT display, 5x, 7x, 9x, or 12x magnification and 5 different viewing modes: full color, black on white, white on black, black on yellow, and yellow on black. Order Smartlux Digital from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Smartview 360
Desktop video magnifier magnifies with a 19" LCD monitor and 3 viewing modes: desktop (2.6x to 57x magnification), distance (0.6x to 27x magnification) and self view (1x to 4x magnification).Order Smartview 360 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
SmartView Synergy PI 23
Desktop video magnifier with 23" LCD monitor and magnification range of 3.7x to 75x. Offers a variety of viewing options: color mode, 16 user-selectable enhanced contrast modes, and positive and negative combinations.http://www.magnifyingaids.com/
Snow 4.3"
Lightweight handheld video magnifier with a large 4.3" widescreen LCD display and large tactile controls. Provides magnification from 2x to 16x, 10 contrast modes, as well as the ability to freeze an image for a closer look.Order Snow 4.3" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Snow 7" HD
Lightweight handheld video magnifier with a 7" display with 12 different modes: full color, grey, black on white, white on black, blue on white, white on blue, black on yellow, yellow on black, blue on yellow, and yellow on blue. Provides 2.2x to 16x magnification.Order Snow 7" HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Standard Copy Holder
Adjustable clip and ruler to hold documents in place.
STRIX
Handheld, full-color video magnifier with an integrated 7" TFT display and an auto-focus camera for reading and writing, and distance viewing. Provides magnification range of 4x to 22x. Viewing modes include full-color, high-contrast black on white, and high-contrast white on black.
Synergy SI 22"
Desktop video magnifier with 22" LCD monitor and magnification range of 3x to 75x. Offers a variety of viewing options: color mode, 16 user-selectable enhanced contrast modes, and positive and negative combinations.
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 monitor.
The Prisma
Portable, foldable, lightweight video magnifier with magnification levels of up to 34x on a 32" screen that can be connected to a conventional television monitor of any size. Comes with a carrying case.www.magnifyingaids.com/
The Solution
Standard video magnifier that can be used with a computer monitor or a television.
The Traveller
Portable auto-focus video magnifier with a magnification range of 4x to 16x magnification, a 6.4" tilt screen, and full color or black and white viewing modes. https://us.optelec.com/products/
The View
Completely collapsible and portable tabletop video magnification system with x-y table with a rotating camera for seeing near, intermediate, and far distances with an ultrathin LED backlit monitors with 1680 x 1050 resolution with both color, black and white viewing modes. Optional battery pack available. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.www.visiontechnology.com/store/index.php
TOPAZ Desktop Video Magnifiers
Desktop, auto-focus video magnifier with magnification levels of up to 77x (on a 24" monitor) with extra-wide x-y table for viewing large documents, and other items. Comes with a choice of monitors: 20", 22", 24". Can become computer compatible with the addition of the TOPAZ Connectivity Kit (optional with additional charge). http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
TOPAZ XL HD
High-definition desktop video magnifier that offers magnification up to 67x, 8.25" of workspace under the camera, and 30 high-contrast text color modes plus true color and enhanced full color. Also offers the lowest magnification (1.5x) and widest field of view of any desktop video magnifier. May be enhanced with OCR capabilities and PC connectivity when GEM and OpenBook Scanning and Reading Software are installed.http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
Topolino Smart
Portable video magnifier that can be used in conjunction with a laptop/PC through a USB port or be connected directly to a monitor via the VGA port. Has a magnification range of approximately 1.7x-86x, depending on the monitor. Comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Primarily designed for use by students for reading and distance viewing. Latest settings are always saved automatically. Video recording is also an option and can be selected during installation. 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
Video magnifier that consists of a control box and a small television camera in an ergonomic, handheld mouse. The camera incorporates a zoom lens that allows the level of magnification to be altered without refocusing. 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 used 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 available. Offers a magnification range of 18x on a 14" screen and 13x-26x on a 21" screen.https://magnificationresources.com/
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.

Features
  • 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.
Instructions
  • 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
VEO HD CCTV
Video magnifier with full high-definition camera that can magnify text, pictures or objects from 1x to 100x. LVHD-technology guarantees high-contrast and flicker-free pictures in full HD+ quality and the unique N.E.L.E technology (Natural-Evolutional-Light-Experience) minimizes reflections and shadows. The high-tech LED flat screen monitor is available in three different sizes. Two different operating boards (one button or three buttons) assure easy operation. The freely movable x-y table, with friction brake in both directions, vertically and horizontally, allows for easy positioning of texts, pictures or objects.Order VEO HD CCTV from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Versa
Easy-to-use electronic handheld video magnifier that can magnify images up to 15x. Features include simple-to-use buttons, a large 4.3". wide screen color LCD display, five high-contrast viewing modes, and television connectivity for increased magnification.www.rehabmart.com/
VIP
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.
VisioBook S
Portable, foldable, video magnifier with a 12.5", 16:9 wide screen monitor that can be folded to about the size of a laptop computer when not in use. Uses a high-definition camera to magnify documents (correspondence, newspapers, magazines, etc.) and photos from 1.8x to 30x magnification. With auto-focus, can be used with curved materials such as a pill bottle. Includes built-in batteries. Order VisioBook S from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreImage
Zoom-Twix
Portable, laptop-compatible scanner/reader, magnifier and flexible video magnifier with for near, distance, and self-viewing. Offers four tools in one: autofocus flexible video magnifier camera for distance and close viewing (Zoom-Frog); instant reader with its OCR software; smart magnifier that eliminates the need for an x-y table; and fast scanner (20 pages per minute).www.independentliving.com/
ZoomEx
Portable scanner/reader that connects to a laptop computer and converts any printed text into multiple accessible formats such as speech, large print, MP3 or txt files. Provides text in any color combination, such as reverse color, etc., and can scan 20 pages per minute.http://shop.magnifyingamerica.com/

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