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20/20 pen
Designed for the visually impaired. Extra wide, soft bullet tip with black ink.Order 20/20 pen from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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).
Aluminum Clipboard Letter Writer
9” x 14” clipboard with an aluminum letter writing guide.
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 & 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
Bold-Line Writing Paper
8 1/2” x 11” paper with bold black lines on both sides. Lines are 9/16 apart or 7/8 apart. Comes in 100-sheet pads.Order Bold-Line Writing Paper from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Braille EZ Read Slate Aluminum
Aluminum slate with 27 cells and 4 lines with pins on top side. Includes a stylus.Order Braille EZ Read Slate Aluminum from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Braille Paper 100 Sheets
100 pound, heavyweight 8.5" x 11" braille paper, unpunched. Sold in 100-sheet packs.Order Braille Paper 100 Sheets from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Braille Paper Medium 11 x 11.5 inches -100 Sheet Pack
11" x 11" medium-weight braille paper. Sold in 500-sheet
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.Order Candy 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.
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. Order ClearView+ from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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 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.
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 Store
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 Store
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
Deluxe Signature Guide
Two rubber blocks, 9/16 inches apart.It consists of 2 thin bars to provide proper guidance for signature.Order Deluxe Signature Guide 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
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 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
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
Fold-Over Writing Guide
Folding writing guide that opens on one side to allow user to insert the paper to hold it in place while writing within the cutout lines.Order Fold-Over Writing Guide from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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
Hi Mark Tactile Pens
3-D writing tool to create raised lines and dots. Dries to non-toxic plastic feeling finish. In black, white, or orange.
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.
Jot a Dot
Pocket-sized, 20-cell mechanical braille writing device. Has tactile indicators to help in finding the current line and cell. Brailles on lightweight paper.
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 & distance viewing capabilities which enable the user to read, write & view distance objects. Function buttons include overview mode, freeze image function, viewing mode selection, brightness adjustment & semi-colour selection. With its compact design and features such as a 10x distance optical zoom range, full suite of colour 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.
Lightweight Metal Slate Pins On Bottom
Slate with four lines of 28 cells each with pins on the bottom side. Durable aluminum with a slot for tape. Order Lightweight Metal Slate Pins On Bottom from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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 & 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 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 Store
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 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 colour 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. Order MagniLink Zip from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MAXLUPE, 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, MAXLUPE 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 MAXLUPE 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 Max-Lupe from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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 Order Merlin HD 22" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Merlin LCD
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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
Mini Talking Memo
Take notes and hear them later. Great for shopping lists, names, numbers, or things to do.
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
Mountbatten Brailler
Electronic braille embosser that translates text input from a braille keyboard and sends it directly to a printer connected to it. Can also be used as a braille translator and embosser of text sent to it from a QWERTY keyboard or PC application. Includes a special graphics mode, which supports conventional braille graphics production packages.
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.
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 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
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 Order Pebble HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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 Order Pebble Mini from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Perkins Brailler
Brailler with adjustable margin stops that accommodate paper up to fourteen inches long and have large paper feed knobs. Embosses 25 lines with 42 cells on a standard 11-inch sheet of paper.
Perkins SMART Brailler
A brailler with a video screen and audio feedback that shows and speaks letters and words in real-time as they are being brailled in SimBraille or large print, for an instantaneous, multi-sensory learning experience. Additional Features include: text-to-speech, volume control, headphone outlet, USB port to save files to external device. The ability to edit, save and transfer electronic documents via USB. US English Braille, including contractions. Acapela Text to Speech from Acapela Group. Built-in software with lessons for braille beginners (American Printing House version only; available separately for a fee).
Small, portable handheld magnifier that easily fits into a purse or pocket.
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
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"
Order Prodigi Duo 20" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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, & 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 & 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
Raised Line Writing Paper
Heavy raised lines on sheets of paper help the user feel the lines when writing. Approximately 165 sheets per pad.Order Raised Line Writing Paper from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Small, compact CCTV.
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 & line markers.
Auto-focus video magnifier with independently adjustable camera & 17” or 19” flat panel monitor with black and white, color, & reverse white on black viewing for seeing near, intermediate & 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, & line markers.
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
This portable video magnifier has a 4.3"color TFT screen. It offers10 color viewing modes:full color, grey, black on white, white on black, blue on white, white on blue,black on yellow,yellow on black, blue and yellow, and yellow on blue. Features include: Freeze frame function Broad depth of focus and bright screen display Has "kick stand" writing stand that folds up into the unit Can be connected and used with a TV with included video cord Weighs only 7.2 ounces (including battery) 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 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Sony Digital Recorder with Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Recorder that allows user to record up to 696 minutes (11 hours) of lectures, conversations, or meetings and convert them to text by downloading to a computer to read in the LP mode. Recordings may be organized into five file folders. Features include Digital Voice Up® and VOR (Voice Operated Recording) functions, which increases the volume of the person speaking when recorded at a distance from the unit; digital pitch control, which allows recordings to be heard at slower than normal speeds without distortion to facilitate transcribing or editing, or faster than normal to move quickly to a desired portion; recording monitor function, which allows user to listen to the recording level by using headphone while unit is recording. Also includes 32MB Flash Memory, recording modes (ST/STLP/SP/LP), playback speaker, built-in stereo microphone; uploading of MP3 music files, DC-in jack. Comes with USB Cable, Digital Voice Editor Software, Stereo Ear Receiver.Order Sony Digital Recorder with Dragon NaturallySpeaking from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
String Signature Guide
Signature guide with a rubber cord that flexes to accommodate letters such as “g,” “p,” and ‘y,” that go below the line. Has a non-slip backing to prevent sliding.Order String Signature Guide from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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 colour 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 Typer for Windows
Computer keyboarding and typing training software that speaks and displays lessons on screen. Includes drills, practice, and typing games. Adjustable to the student's level of skill and sight impairment. Recommended ages: 6 and older.
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.
Thunder is a free screen reader. It provides feedback via synthetic speech.
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).
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
TypeAbility 4.1
TypeAbility is a program that teaches the entire computer keyboard in 77 user-friendly lessons. By the end of the lessons, the student will have mastered all the letters, numbers, punctuation, as well as basic navigation and editing in text documents.

TypeAbility 4.1 for JAWS, is compatible with JAWS 8 and higher. You can use either a full version of JAWS, or the free JAWS demo. TypeAbility is also compatible with the screen magnification program MAGic. With MAGic, the partially sighted can not only listen to, but also see their typing lessons. TypeAbility for MAGic, can be installed into MAGic 10.5 or MAGic 11. In that case, JAWS is not needed, because MAGic will provide both speech and magnification.
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
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 and black and white viewing modes. Optional battery pack is available. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading & line markers.
Portable, laptop compatible CCTV with OCR capabilities. Provides near, distance, and self-viewing.Order Zoom-Twix from The Chicago Lighthouse Store

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