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Acrobat HD Long Arm & Short Arm
Provides a full color, auto-focus rotating camera on a flexible "long" or a sturdy "short" camera arm designed to enable users with low vision the ability to perform a variety of daily tasks more effectively. Easy-to-use and ideal for near, distance and self-viewing. Just connect the Acrobat system to any television. By rotating the camera, the user can read, write, groom and magnify images at any distance.
Acrobat HD-mini
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. Its small footprint and lightweight design provides true portability from the classroom to home and work.
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).
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
Aluminum Clipboard Letter Writer
9” x 14” clipboard with an aluminum letter writing guide.
Aumax VGA
Flexible and portable magnifying solution all-in-one machine for reading, writing, hand working and self-viewing equipped with an easy-to-use high-quality camera unit. The Aumed Anti-Blur Technology provides clear, smooth and bright images. 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 makes it ideal for mobile applications. The dual control panels on the top and bottom of the camera makes it easy for left-handed or right-handed users.
Aumed Image
Easy-to-use handheld magnifier with a comfortable grip while reading or reviewing small print and pictures. May also be used for writing--igning your name, writing checks and filling out forms. May also be plugged into a television to enjoy viewing an even larger image on the TV screen.Sales@MagnifyingAids.com
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 pack.can-do@independentliving.com
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 Sense U2
The New Braille Sense U2 provides power and speed in a notetaker. Powerful performance with faster processing Boasting a 1GHz Mobile CPU and a 32GB flashdisk, Braille Sense U2 offers rapid data processing combined with as much memory as you desire.
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 Apex BT 32
Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages, download e-mails or retrieve files from your network. Enjoy the convenience of wireless accessories and connectivity to keyboards. Printers, embossers, hard drives, flash drives and more, it?s a snap to connect to one of the three available USB ports. Keep an updated list of personal contacts and appointments by synchronizing information with your PC. Use your BrailleNote?s keyboard to navigate with your computer screen reader using the Braille Terminal Mode.
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.
BrailleTouch
BrailleTouch is an app for the blind community that lets you type on your touchscreen using braille. Many people have reported typing at 30 words per minute or faster with accuracy. The developer offers a free download of BrailleTouch so you can try it at no cost. You can enter braille on the touchscreen and hear each character and/or word as you type. The free version is also a great teaching tool for braille instructors and students.
Butterfly
Portable handheld pocket video magnifier with a 3.5? LCD screen. Weighs 4.2 ounces. Ideal for people on the go. May be hung around the neck. Tangible function buttons--both magnification and color mode adjustment?handily located on the right top. When placed flat on the books or photographs, offers comfortable viewing angle with a foldable reading stand. Unreachable materials, such as books on a high shelf, can be shot. The auto-focus camera and image process technology provides a clear image for users and five alternative viewing modes. Specifications:
  • 1.5x to 15x magnification
  • 3.5-inch TFT screen
  • 5 color modes
  • Freeze frame/image capture
  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium ion battery with 1400mAh capacity, includes AC charger, stand, carry case and strap; Rechargeable battery offering up to 3.5 hours continuous use
  • Built-in tilt reading stand
  • Camera is centrally positioned for intuitive reading
  • Carry case and neck strap
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Candy
Five-inch LCD HD handheld portable video magnifier, specially design for low vision users. May be used as a handheld or stand magnifier. Its unique, ergonomic three-position handle may be comfortably held in the center-balanced position, for right-handed or left-handed use. Alternatively, to use as a stand magnifier, pull out either the 20mm or 40mm leg set. 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. All function buttons are large and conveniently 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, it is light enough to carry in your coat pocket or purse.
ClearNote
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.
Clearview C
Electronic video magnifier that comes with the 24" HD monitor and standard camera. Designed to increase reading comfort and provide more working space. The optional 24" HD monitor with full HD camera and OCR module can be purchased separately.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+ 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.
Compact 4 HD
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
Portable video magnifier that features continuous zoom with 1.5x to 18x times magnification, 8 megapixel high definition and auto-focus camera for superior images, 5? full color TFT widescreen display with pocket-sized dimensions, and 16 high-contrast colors to reduce eye strain. Has a low vision customizable large icon menu and ergonomic design with two reading positions with an 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 offers an average of 3 hours of continuous use. Includes a carrying case and wrist strap.Order Compact 5 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Compact 7 HD
Portable 7" wide screen electronic video magnifier with high-definition image quality. Integrates the largest screen available in the Optelec Compact product family, it is still small enough to easily carry from one location to another. Order Compact 7 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Compact Mini
Small handheld pocket model video magnifier
Compact Touch HD
Portable handheld video magnifier with touch screen controls.
Compact+
Small, portable unit that displays text in true color, black and white and reverse. Also offers blue/yellow and black/yellow options for easier discrimination.
Crystal XL
Portable handheld magnifier with TFT display technology. Optimized for high reading speed with a simple, efficient button arrangement for single-handed use. A 3-megapixel sensor ensures no deterioration of the image when magnification is increased. Battery life runs in excess of 4 hours in negative mode. Automatic power-off when not in use. Illumination on/off control for viewing mobile phone displays. Micro USB battery charge connector included.
DaVinci HD
High performance desktop video magnifier featuring HD, text-to-speech (OCR) and a 3-in-1 camera. Reads any printed text aloud with the push of a button. Camera rotates 340 degrees. Monitor can also be utilized as a display for a computer Connects to iPad (additional cables required). 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 that 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
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DaVinci Pro HD
DaVinci Pro is a high performance desktop video magnifier (CCTV), featuring a Full HD Sony 1080p 3-in-1 camera and Full Page Text-to-Speech (OCR). View crystal clear images in vibrant color and contrast with the Davinci Pro's Full HD 1080p Sony camera. With a high resolution LCD screen you get the maximum picture detail for a clear, bold display. The DaVinci Pro also offers a large field of view allowing you to see more on the screen. DaVinci Pro's full page OCR allows it to easily read your favorite article or book aloud in a male or female premium voice and in many different languages. When having the DaVinci Pro read to you aloud, you have the option to have it read a full page or select an area of the page to be read. Changing between live image and OCR is simply done with the push of one button. DaVinci Pro's 3-in-1 Full HD camera allows you to see near, far or a mirror image making the DaVinci Pro the perfect electronic magnifier for any task. The DaVinci Pro is great for applying make-up, shaving, reading, writing, viewing presentations and whiteboards and so much more! The DaVinci Pro's sleek design makes it a perfect addition for work, home or school. CCTV Features:
  • Sony Full HD 1080p camera for live CCTV mode
  • 24" high resolution HD LCD, pivots for best image
  • quality
  • Auto focus 3-in-1 camera for self-viewing, reading or distance viewing
  • Magnification up to 77x
  • Slide mechanism provides flexibility for various camera arm positions
  • 28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness
  • Computer compatible ! toggle between CCTV and computer, connects to iPad
  • Set up is easy, just plug in and begin
  • 2 year warranty
Order DaVinci Pro 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
E-Bot Pro
The E-bot PRO iPad compatible portable reading, writing and distance video magnifier provides full-page OCR capability. This portable video magnifier can be connected with a Mac via USB 3.0 or PC via USB 2.0/3.0, or a TV or computer monitor with HDMI. Display directly on your iPad screen via dedicated Wi-Fi wireless access point and use common touch-screen gestures to adjust the magnification level and image color, capture an image or OCR a document. Connect E-bot PRO to your iPad™ or Android™ tablet, Mac™ or PC to view and interact with your reading, writing or distance magnification image. Navigate your reading material smoothly and easily using joystick control or touch-screen gestures which move the camera in response to your touch. Use E-bot PRO to read a book, see the whiteboard or take notes in class. OCR scan a full page of text, then listen to it read aloud through a built-in speaker or headset (speaker jack available for earphone or headset). Features:
  • Move the camera and adjust magnification using the integrated joystick on the remote control or by using touch-screen gestures on your tablet. E-bot PRO will even remember your place on your reading document when you switch between far and near view. Students will stay engaged with a classroom lecture and employees focus their attention on the presentation with the aid of E-bot PRO?s automated near-to-far or far-to-near camera with position memory.
  • OCR capture an entire page then listen in either a male or female voice as well as set your speech rate and volume. E-bot PRO features a secondary, dedicated camera for OCR that ensures a great-quality scan whether in a classroom, office or home environment.
  • Save OCR Text and Captured Images to a built-in SD Card
  • OCR and save pages from a textbook, newspaper or magazine. Capture and save as text or image.
  • Bring E-bot PRO wherever you want to use it. E-bot PRO is lightweight and easily folds into a compact size.
  • Display E-bot PRO?s image directly on your iPad or Android tablet. Quickly and effortlessly connect your tablet via a dedicated Wi-Fi connection, without any wires or cables! This reduces desktop clutter and tangled cables.
  • View a book or document on your desk or a presentation on a board or screen across the room. Switch between the two without losing the respective magnification level, image setting or display contrast in reading or distance view.
  • Increase or decrease the zoom level, change text and background color, adjust contrast, initiate an OCR scan, pause and resume OCR text-to-speech reading, and more using familiar pinch and swipe gestures. This intuitive user-interface means anyone from elementary school students to seniors with vision loss can learn to use E-bot quickly and with very little instruction.
  • Transmit fast, high-quality images to your desktop or laptop PC or Mac.
  • Auto Brightness in addition to Built-in LED Lighting that Illuminates the Surface of the Reading Area
  • An integrated light sensor automatically detects the light in your surroundings and adjusts for a clear, high-contrast reading or writing image.
  • Use E-bot PRO for more than 4 hours on a single charge.
  • All functions are available via an intuitive wireless remote control that features a multi-speed joystick to control the camera movement To read across a line of text or pan around a classroom or conference room in distance view.
  • Use the built-in OCR to capture and read documents even without a PC or tablet at tache
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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.
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.
ElBraille
Elbraile is a full mobile portable computer running on Windows 10 together with Jaws for Windows. It contains a docking station, integrated with Freedom Scientific?s Focus 14 Braille display. This docking station contains the perkins style keyboard and all the navigation options that you find on the Focus 14. Detail Specs:
  • Windows 10 32bit
  • Jaws 17
  • 1.8 GHz Quad-core atom processor
  • 2 GB of ram
  • 64 GB SSD drive
  • Built-in 32 gb sd card ? not usable by user, for the OS
  • Expansion card slot up to 256 gb storage
  • built-in microphone
  • Stereo speakers
  • Vibration motor Device vibrates and beeps.when being turned on, shutting down, when placed on charge, etc.
  • SMS messaging capability
  • You can also make and receive phonecalls.
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3G modem (Micro sim card required)
  • Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n
  • accelerometer
  • gyro,
  • compass
  • GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB port ? used for external storage, full qwerty keyboard etc.
  • 20 hours of battery life.
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
Convenient, lightweight and portable, the explore 3 is ideal and easy to carrie around all the time, and everywhere. use the Explore 3 to read a restaurant menu or the fine print on a packaged product. Just point the explore 3 and simply magnify whatever you need to see more clearly. Features:
  • Ultra-portable: Fits any purse, bag or pocket to always be ready to use
  • Easy to use: Large buttons for adjusting magnification and contrast modes
  • 2X-16X magnification: Continuous zoom to clearly see every detail
  • Auto-focus, freeze-frame, color mode selector
  • Built-in stand: Useful when you need to sign your name or fill-in forms
  • Built-in flashlight: When you need to lighten dark areas like stairs, closets, etc.
  • TV output: Connect your device to a TV to magnify what's on the screen
  • Power-saving: 4-hour rechargeable battery life
Order Explore 3 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explore 5
The Explore 5 is a smallest, lightest 5 inch HD handheld electronic video magnifier that offers magnification range from 2X to 22X. This video magnifier offers more than 18 customizable enhancement modes. Three modes of use: Straight out of your pocket, with folding handle or tabletop use. The battery on this video magnifier will last up to 3 hours from a single charge. The Explore 5 can be connected to the tv to display enlarged pictures and text on the bigger screen. It can also store 1000s of images for viewing anytime. This video magnifier is very durable. The magnesium alloy bezel will protects the camera from mishandling and impacts. Features:
  • Magnification: Auto-focus 2x to 22x
  • Screen: 5" WVGA (800 x 480) LCD
  • Camera: 5-megapixel Omnivision image sensor
  • Power Input: Micro USB connector, 5V. Max current 1.5A
  • HDMI Compatibility: Supports only HDMI television format. No support of DVI emulation.
  • Power adapter: Input: 110 - 240V
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Polymer 2800 mAh battery
  • Battery life: 3 hours. Charging time: 3.5 ~ 4.75 hours
  • Weight: 228g (0.5 lbs)
  • Dimension:139.4mm x 89mm x21.3mm (5.5" x
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Explore 7
The Explore 7 is a smallest, lightest 7 inch HD handheld electronic video magnifier that offers magnification range from 2.3X to 19X. This video magnifier offers more than 12 contrast and 3 favourite color settings. Three modes of use: Straight out of your pocket, with folding handle or tabletop use. The battery on this video magnifier will last up to 4 hours from a single charge. The Explore 7 can be connected to the tv to display enlarged pictures and text on the bigger screen. It can also store 1000s of images for viewing anytime. This video magnifier is very durable. The magnesium alloy bezel will protects the camera from mishandling and impacts. Easy to use: Large simple buttons adjust magnification and contrast. Anti-glare screen: Works perfectly under all lighting conditions features
  • Magnification: 2.3x ~ 19x
  • Contrast modes: 12 modes (3 favorite color modes)
  • Screen: 7-inch HD LCD screen
  • Camera: Autofocus 5M pixels
  • Viewing distance: 6.8cm ~ 600cm (2.7'~ 240')
  • Functions: Freeze image, Switch color mode, Zoom in/out
  • Settings saved after power-off
  • Power-Saving: Turns off automatically after 3 minutes.
  • Connect to a TV/Monitor
  • Power adapter: Input: 110 - 240V
  • Rechargeable lithium battery with 4 hours of continuous use. Charging time: 4~5 hours
  • Weight: < 440g
  • Dimension:195mm x 139.5mm x2
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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.
Explorer HD 22"

The Magnisight's Explorer HD offers true automatic focus, full color with black & white and reverse mode, the Explorer HD is a great choice for an easy to use high-definition, autofocusing, widescreen LCD video magnifier.

The Benefits of High-Definition:

    Explorer HD optimizes image quality by producing a very crisp, clear display. Explorer HD provides three primary benefits compared to a traditional standard-definition image:
  • Clearly readable lower magnification starting at 2x
  • Sharp, high contrast text display with the highest resolution quality available
  • Vivid realistic color image quality

With Explorer HD, many users can read at a smaller size due to its sharper image, thus seeing a wider field of view of text with more letters or words displayed across the line requiring less left/right movement of the X/Y reading table. Also, the lower magnification level allows a wider field of view of photos and pictures, and the realistic color image quality shows more definition and details as well.

Explorer HD Features:
  • High Definition camera produces a spectacular, super clear image.
  • Widescreen allows viewing the whole width of an 8.5" x 11" page of text with 2x to 60x magnification.
  • Automatic focus full color CCTV system with high contrast black & white.
  • Simple, easy-to-use controls in a one-piece CCTV design.
  • Flat Panel LCD widescreen monitor mounted to an Adjustable Arm for easy height, tilt & turn.
  • Wide range contrast control for ideal picture adjustment.
  • Variable brightness control for individual contrast needs.
Order Explorer HD 22" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
EZ Large Keyboard
The EZ See Large Button Keyboard is a high quality, easy-to-use keyboard with all of the same features as a regular keyboard. It is perfect for low vision computer users since it is designed with large, bold legends, and features the largest lettering available for low vision users. The attractive, low profile, design fits into any setting and is available in four high-contrast models and colors. The EZ See keyboard features nine multi-media hot keys and a gentle key bounce force for comfortable typing. http://chicagolighthouse.org/tools-for-living-store
Flick
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.
Focus 14 Blue Braille Display
The new Focus 14 Blue combines a highly responsive 8-dot keyboard and comfortable control layout with both USB and Bluetooth connectivity in a pocket-sized design. The fusion of comfort, portability, and advanced features makes the new Focus 14 Blue the ultimate go-anywhere Braille interface device. Read text messages, navigate your Smartphone screen, and enter text - all without taking your phone off your belt or out of your bag. With Focus 14 Blue, you have an efficient, full-featured Braille keyboard for your Smartphone, plus the ability to read your Smartphone?s display silently.
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
Fusion
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.
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.
i-Stick
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.
IBIS HD
High Definition video magnifier designed for low vision magnification. The IBIS HD camera attaches to any High Definition television or PC monitor. Weighing just 3.3 pounds, simply unfold the device, plug it in to the wall, connect to the back of your HD monitor, and you are ready anywhere, anytime. Simple. Elegant. Discreet. Order IBIS HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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. info@humanware.com
Liberty Scholar
Portable, 12" flat-panel monitor with mouse camera and top-mounted pan, tilt, and zoom distance camera.
Liberty Scholar 2
The Liberty Scholar 2 is a portable video magnifier with both near and distance viewing capabilities which enable the user to read, write and view distance objects. Function buttons include overview mode, freeze image function, viewing mode selection, brightness adjustment and semi-color selection. With its compact design and features such as a 10x distance optical zoom range, full suite of color modes, distance viewing and rechargeable batteries the Liberty Scholar 2 is an ideal portable low vision aid for students and professionals on the go.
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.
Looky+
An Ultra-Compact electronic video magnifier. Weighing only 7 ounces, it's so LIGHT and HANDY, you can take it anywhere.
Magni-Cam
Lightweight, handheld electronic video magnifier that connects to any television set to provide enhanced reading ability.
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 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 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. Multimedia
MagniLink Zip 13
Portable and convenient MagniLink Zip 13" Full HD is a portable CCTV, a low-vision adapted 13.3" monitor and an Full HD reading/distance camera. It comes without an X/Y table. This makes it easy to fold and unfold the system and to carry it between different locations. A battery with a 5-9 h operation time is included for convenient use. Operation time depends on the light intensity chosen for the screen and lamp. MagniLink Zip 13" Full HD is an ideal choice for users who often need to transport their system. It is also suitable for users that want a sleek system at home that can be folded and put away easily when it is not in use. Order MagniLink Zip 13 from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 13" full HD
Portable and convenient MagniLink Zip HD 13 is a portable CCTV, a low-vision adapted 13.3 inch monitor and, an HD reading/distance camera. It comes without an X/Y table. This makes it easy to fold and unfold the system and to carry it between different locations. A battery with a 5-9 h operation time is included for convenient use. Operation time depends on the light intensity chosen for the screen and lamp. MagniLink Zip HD 13 is an ideal choice for users who often need to transport their system. It is also suitable for users that want a sleek system at home that can be folded and put away easily when it is not in use.Order MagniLink Zip 13" full HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 17 Full HD

True, portable Full HD video magnifier

MagniLink Zip 17" Full HD 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 an optional 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.

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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.

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Mattingly SMART Portable Video Magnifier
Easy to use, lightweight, long lasting rechargeable battery with 3.5? LCD display screen. This portable video magnifier offers 8 magnification levels from 2x to 15x. Its 4 viewing Modes ? full color, black and white, high-contrast white on black and high-contrast black on white makes reading easier. Freeze-frame option with 4-step brightness and 4-step contrast adjustments
MaxLoupe
MAXLOUPE, another compact and mobile handheld video magnifier. This magnifier is the smallest stationary reading system for people with special needs in vision. With only 730 g, MAXLOUPE can be easily put anywhere to serve the user to read text or ?look at colored photos. An improvement is the new Li-Ion battery technology, which offers an extended operating time of approx. 2 hours of continuous use. The batteries can be easily replaced by the user himself. User of the new MAXLOUPE can also benefit from the new integrated writing stand when doing crosswords, signing letters or making notes. With only two control buttons MAXLUPE is easy to operate for anybody who prefers a small stationary and multifunctional reading device. Order MaxLoupe from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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.
Merlin Elite
Merlin elite is a high performance desktop video magnifier (CCTV), featuring HD and text-to-speech (OCR). High definition color and contrast provides a beautiful, crystal clear picture and vibrant colors. Its unique design allows for a wide field of view, displaying more text on the screen. Experience the joy of reading with this new text-to-speech feature. Features include: *Sony HD auto focus camera *24" high resolution HD LCD monitor *Text-to-Speech (OCR) ? reads aloud with Nuance? software *Easy-to-use console with line markers *Reading zone preview with motion detection *Screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position *28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness *LED lighting for truer HD picture quality *Wide range of adjustable magnification from 2.4 to 70x *Low profile XY table with a user friendly lock mechanism *Merlin elite's monitor can also be utilized as a display for your computer *Connects to iPad (additional cables required) Order Merlin Elite from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Merlin HD 22"
Merlin HD desktop electronic video magnifier. The Merlin HD 22" offers high definition color and contrast, resulting in a beautiful crystal clear picture with vibrant colors. Merlin HD's camera technology produces an even truer, more natural image. Easily read books and magazines, read and write letters, manage your financial records, view color photos, do crossword puzzles, and even pursue a favorite hobby. Merlin HD Features: *HD camera *High resolution HD LCD for best image quality *Simple, easy-to-use tactile controls *LED lighting for truer picture and color *Screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position *Wide range of adjustable magnification *Adjustable viewing modes allow you to personalize the Merlin HD *Ships in one box and unpacks easily; just plug in and begin
Merlin LCD
This flexible desktop magnifier allows you to pivot and adjust the screen for your most comfortable viewing position. The Merlin LCD allows adjustable magnification up to 85x with 7 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness. The monitor also offers a split screen mode, allowing you to view magnified images and the computer simultaneously. Multimedia
Merlin ultra Full HD
Merlin ultra offers full high-definition color and contrast, resulting in sharp crystal clear images and vibrant color accuracy. New Full HD camera allows for a wide field of view, displaying more text on the screen in a clear detail.
Mezzo HD
The new mezzo HD video magnifiers that matches the contemporary needs of the individual user: big enough to comfortably read in either horizontal or vertical direction of the integrated 15.6?? LED monitor; small enough to easily move it from one place to the other or to transport it to another location. The folding mechanism has been improved, so that the new mezzo HD can be collapsed or erected at the push of a button. And all this in only a few seconds. For a better overview and orientation, the minimum magnification of the new mezzo HD starts already at x2.2 and can be continuously increased to x90. Maximized picture quality due to native camera resolution on the display. True HD! More characters in line will be displayed on the new LED monitor of the new mezzo HD. Columns can be comfortably read just by turning the monitor to 90?. The picture will automatically be adapted to the new monitor direction. Optionally available are a XY-table and the Mobility pack including battery and carrier case for mezzo HD.
Mini Talking Memo
Take notes and hear them later. Great for shopping lists, names, numbers, or things to do.
Mini-Max
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.
Mobilux Touch HD
The Mobilux Digital Touch HD is a portable video magnifier featuring a 4.3" HD TFT LCD screen with anti-glare coating and LED illumination! It offers a three level brightness settings, adjustable ?lines & blinds? for precise page orientation, and various tone settings for comfortable, accurate visual experience. This portable video magnifier 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. The magnification range is from 4x to 12x and include the middle range powers of 5x, 6x, 8x, and 10x. The magnification steps can also be programmed to be smaller or continuous zoom can also be chosen. The Mobilux Digital Touch HD 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 of what is seen on the Mobilux Digital Touch HD can also be seen on a computer monitor. The battery run time is approximately 3 hours and the recharge time is 2 hours. Features:
  • Screen: 4.3 inch HD TFT LCD touch screen with anti-glare coating
  • Illumination: LED
  • Magnification: 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x; smaller steps & continuous zoom are also possible
  • Contrast Modes : 5 color contrast modes
  • Image Store: Yes, on removable SD card
  • Image Downloadable: Yes, to computer via USB cable
  • Weight: 8 oz
  • Run Time: 3 hours
  • Recharge Time: 2 hours
  • Case: Yes, zippered crush-proof case with cleaning cloth
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MonoMouse
Hand-held, mouse style, CCTV that can be connected to a television screen.sales@bierley.com info@bierley.com
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.
Nemo
Small, hand-held video magnifier.
NeoBraille
The NeoBraille is 32-cell, 8-dot Android-based unit sports 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB flash memory, AT&T LTE, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a mini-HDMI port. It weighs in at 1.5 pounds, and measures 9.25 by 5.9 by 0.75 inches. It uses the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system, and includes a suite of productivity and entertainment apps created or provided by Neo Access. The detail specifications are:
  • Braille Cell 32 Braille Cells
  • OS / CPU Android 5.1 / Samsung Exynos 7420 (2.1GHz) Octa core
  • Ram 3 GB
  • Internal Memory 64 GB Flash Memory
  • External Storage MicroSD 128 GB (Option)
  • Audio Internal Stereo speaker / Mic port / Earphone port
  • Microphone Internal Mic(mono), External Stereo Mic
  • Keyboard 8 Key Perkins keyboard / 2 space bars
  • Navigation Keys 4-Way navigation key with Scroll Wheel/Select button
  • Thumb button 2 Thumb buttons
  • Function key 4 Function keys (Quick Search/Home/Menu/Back)
  • USB 2 USB 2.0 Type-A,
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Olympia
Portable video magnifier with various degrees of low vision magnification settings to suit individual needs.
ONYX
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.
Opal
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 Mouse
Mouse-styled video magnification camera that connects to a desktop or laptop computer using a USB 2.0 to display magnified text or images on the computer's screen.
OPTi Verso
Video magnification camera that offers distance magnification, viewing for classroom, and meeting room use, as well as near magnification for desktop-style reading and writing. The base of the unit sits under the laptop or keyboard to maximize space.
OPTRON Mobile
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.
OPTRON Pro
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.
OPTRON Vision
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 viewing.info@optronusa.com
Pebble 3.5 Portable Video Magnifier
The Pebble Magnifier a lightweight handheld magnifier with 2x to 10x magnification. It allows you to easily read labels, prescriptions, price tags, menus, bus schedules and more. The unit features a 3.5" high resolution LCD display with adjustable brightness. You can also freeze an image and magnify.
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 StoreMultimedia
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
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).
Pico
Small, portable handheld magnifier that easily fits into a purse or pocket.
Portix
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.
Premier
Auto-focus video magnifier that comes with a 20" monitor. Also available with a flat-screen monitor.
Presto
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
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.
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.
Prodigi Desktop 20"
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 20" 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 20" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Desktop 24"
The Prodigi Desktop is the first Personal Vision Assistant with Touch and Tap controls and Diamond Edge Text. With magnification from 1.2x to 20x, users can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options with Touch and tap controls on a 24" LCD screen. Prodigi has no confusing knobs and dials, and no clumsy X/Y table. Just place your document and tap to zoom in and start reading with your preset magnification, enhanced contrast and reading mode. Order Prodigi Desktop 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Duo 20"
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Prodigi Duo 24"
Prodigi Duo, the first HD digital magnifier that is both a desktop and portable tablet. The unique Personal Vision Assistant that incorporates both a table-top magnifier and a hand-held magnifier in one easy-to-use package. Includes a lightweight, portable 5? HD magnifier with a touch screen, that docks right into the table-top unit. Touch and Tap controls: no X-Y table or bulky knobs to turn. Diamond-Edge Text that can be magnified as much as needed without loss of image quality. Switch from reading documents to listening to them, with the tap of a finger. Store photos and documents to take with you wherever you go. Prodigi's Diamond Edge Text can be magnified indefinitely without compromising image quality. See images in full color and Diamond Edge Text in enhanced contrast! Or enjoy effortless reading with Prodigi's many reading modes and smooth flowing text that you can magnify, speed up, slow down or even go back, all without moving your page. And Prodigi can even read aloud if you prefer to listen. Order Prodigi Duo 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Tablet
A powerful, lightweight 5" HD magnifier with touch screen. The magnification range is from 1.2x to 20x. User can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options. It's easy to use Touch and Tap controls. You can store photos and documents to take with you wherever you go. The characters can be converted into Diamond-Edge Text for easier reading. Easy to switch from reading documents to listening to them, with the tap of a finger. Order Prodigi Tablet from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Pronto!
Pronto! is a portable braille notetaker, that is offered with either 18 or 40 refreshable braille cells. Both models feature braille input courtesy of an 8-dot braille keyboard, speech output, and a suite of apps such as a word processor, spreadsheet viewer, and more. The 40-cell version features a QWERTY keyboard that the user can swap in and out with the braille keyboard, even when the device is switched on. Sales department at BAUM USA
ProSeries
Auto-focus video magnifier with a fixed camera on a vertically adjustable arm with black and white, color, and reverse white on black viewing on a 17" or 19" flat panel monitor. The table organizer in the XY table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.
Quicklook Zoom
Handheld, lightweight full-color, electronic magnifier with an integrated 4" TFT display, built-in rechargeable battery, charger, cable, and a protective carrying case with belt loop, shoulder strap, and a wrist/neck strap.
Raised Line Writing Paper
Heavy raised lines on sheets of paper help the user feel the lines when writing. Approximately 165 sheets per pad.
RUBY
Small, compact CCTV.
Ruby XL HD
Small, compact CCTV.
Sanford 20/20 pen
Designed for the visually impaired. Extra wide, soft bullet tip with black ink.http://www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Sanford-2020-Pen_p_709.html
Sapphire
Sapphire is a handheld video magnifier with a 7" :CD screen. The device features 3.4x to 16x magnification that can be toggled using a sliding bar. When fully charged, Sapphire can be used for 4 continuous hours.
Select
Tabletop video magnifier with a fully adjustable auto-focus camera and monitor. Offers true color, enhanced black on white and reverse white on black contrast viewing. Controls at the bottom of the monitor allow for easy operation. The monitor is connected to an adjustable arm which may be positioned above, level with, or to the left or right of the XY table. The table organizer in the XY table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.
SelectUltra
Auto-focus video magnifier with independently adjustable camera and 17” or 19” flat panel monitor with black and white, color, and reverse white on black viewing for seeing near, intermediate and distant objects. The table organizer in the XY table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading, and line markers.
Smartlux Digital
The SmartLux Digital is a portable video magnifier. Features include: large 5" LCD TFT display, 5x, 7x, 9x, or 12x magnification and 5 different viewing modes. These modes include full color, black on white, white on black, black on yellow, and yellow on black. Illumination is provided by 2 hi-tech SMD LEDs and the tactile control buttons are easy to understand and use. Up to 20 images can be captured and stored. Order Smartlux Digital from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Smartview 360
SmartView 360 video magnifier magnifies to help you clearly see the world around you Simply rotate, point and position the camera to see across a room, enlarge any text Great for viewing the blackboard, completing an exercise in a workbook, using reference books New SONY camera for sharp, clear and stable image even in low-light All-in-one portable unit: built-in screen and handle Useful auto-savings parameters Order Smartview 360 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Snow 4.3"
Read product labels, medicine bottles and restaurant menus with ease. The Snow 4.3 inch Portable Video Magnifier offers a high quality image and up to 16x magnification in a compact, portable and stylish design. It features a 4.3" color screen with 10 high contrast viewing modes and smooth magnification adjustment. The user can press Freeze Frame button to capture the image for comfortable viewing and can even zoom in/out or change the viewing mode of the still image. Connect it to your television to view the text on the TV screen. Use it as a writing stand. It's great for writing notes and letters or signing your name. Features:
  • 2x-16x magnification on a 4.3? color screen
  • 10 hi-contrast viewing modes plus Freeze Frame
  • Connect to your TV to view text on TV screen
  • Also use as a writing stand for signing name, etc.
  • Includes: rechargeable battery, AC/video cables, case
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Snow 7 HD
The Snow 7" HD video magnifier can go from 2.2x to 16x magnification and is perfect for those with a visual impairment. The large, clear 7 inch display can be viewed in 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. Additional included features are: the large, simply to use buttons, freeze frame function, and convenient folding stand. The Snow 7 inch HD video magnifier even comes with a cord that allows you to connect it to and use with your TV. Very light and portable and weighs less than 17 ounces. Features:
  • 12 color contrast modes (save up to 3)
  • Folding reading stand
  • True portability - weighs less than 17oz
  • Unique near AND far viewing modes
  • 7" video screen
  • HD, auto-focus camera
  • Can be connected to a TV (video cord included)
  • Continuous magnification
  • Large easy-to-use buttons
  • Freeze frame function
  • Sounds & LED lights can be turned off and on
  • Powers off automatically after 3 minutes of no activity
  • Rechargeable battery can last 5 hours continuously
  • Memorizes and uses most recent settings (viewing mode, magnification, TV
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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.
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
STRIX
A CCTV that has an autofocus camera, can be used for reading and writing, and can be held up to magnify images across the room. The device can magnify from 4 to 22 times on its integrated 7-inch TFT screen. In addition to its full-color (Photo) mode, it displays images in high-contrast black on white (Positive) and high-contrast white on black (Negative) modes.
Synergy PI 23"
Magnify text, objects and images and read in comfort with the SmartView Synergy PI. Simply place your book or object on the reading table and see it magnified on the 23 inch LCD screen. Synergy range features a new and improved camera with progressive imaging which minimises blur, lag and distortion making reading easier and more comfortable for extended periods. The new camera produces crisp, clear text throughout the magnification range and can be enhanced further by using one of the high contrast color modes. Press the power button and get reading in seconds. Whatever you want to do, whether its checking your mail, reading a book or completing a crossword, simply turn a dial to adjust the text size and move the document left and right on the easy glide reading table.
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. can-do@independentliving.com
The Detective
Black and white, 14" video magnifier available with manual focus or auto-focus. can-do@indepdentliving.com
The Investigator
Auto-focus system with a 17" flat-screen monitor.can-do@independentliving.com
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.
The Solution
Standard video magnifier that can be used with a computer monitor or a television.can-do@independentliving.com
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
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).
TOPAZ XL HD
The TOPAZ XL HD provides sharp image with high-contrast text, vibrant colors, and rich black and white. This HD video magnifier offers the lowest magnification (1.5x) and widest field of view. Many users can display an entire page of text in high contrast across a widescreen monitor and read without moving the reading table from side to side. This means less fatigue, faster reading, and better comprehension.
Topolino Smart
With Topolino Smart user can experience comfortable working at school and at work. In fullHD picture quality, topolino smart can be used in conjunction with either a laptop/pc through a USB port or directly with a monitor through the VGA port. The small and foldable fullHD camera system topolino smart has been primarily designed for students and pupils to use the camera for reading and distance viewing. The latest settings will always be saved automatically for the comfort of the demanding user. The overview mode with a reticle display offers special comfort - with this function the user will always have in view, which part of the text he or she is currently reading. Video recording is also an option and can be selected during installation of the system. topolino smart serves the user also at work or at home. With its light weight and small dimensions, topolino smart can be transported easily. The integrated battery gives the user the opportunity to start reading with topolino smartt wherever a laptop or monitor is available. Order Topolino Smart from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Triad Color Magni-Cam Electronic Magnifier
Video magnification system that provides three modes of operation--pure, clear, sharp color; black and white with image enhancement; and color with enhanced color. Each mode is selected by a single push on the camera-mounted control switch.
TVi Color
A closed circuit television (CCTV) video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. Use to magnify text or photos. It consists of a control box and a small TV camera in an ergonomic, handheld "mouse." The camera incorporates a zoom lens which allows the level of magnification to be altered without refocussing. The magnified image is displayed on a standard television in high contrast black-on-white or white-on-black for text, or in full-color photo mode for photographs. Mouse rollers can be use to facilitate easy scanning of text, allowing difficult-to-read items such as medicine bottles or cooking instructions on food containers to be magnified easily. An overview mode can be used for orientation or for tasks such as looking at one's own face. All functions can be controlled from the mouse. Optional handwriting stand is available.
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. Info@YesAccessible.com
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
VarioConnect 24 Cells
VarioConnect is a portable device that feature braille input and refreshable braille display. With 24 cells, VarioConnect features lightweight, aluminum construction, a compact footprint, and battery life up to 25 hours on a full charge. VarioConnect refreshable braille cells come with integrated cursor routing, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
VarioConnect 32 Cells
VarioConnect is a portable device that feature braille input and refreshable braille display. With 32 cells, VarioConnect features lightweight, aluminum construction, a compact footprint, and battery life up to 25 hours on a full charge. VarioConnect refreshable braille cells come with integrated cursor routing, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
VarioConnect 40 Cells
VarioConnect is a portable device that feature braille input and refreshable braille display. With 40 cells, VarioConnect features lightweight, aluminum construction, a compact footprint, and battery life up to 25 hours on a full charge. VarioConnect refreshable braille cells come with integrated cursor routing, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
VarioPro 64 Cells
VarioPro is a 64 cell refreshable braille display. These braille display systems are designed for desktop use, and feature space for a full size keyboard on top of the metal housing. With integrated cursor routing, innovative rolling thumb bars for the ultimate in navigation, VarioPro is compatible with all leading screen reading technology. With the COBRA screen reading software from BAUM, it can also be configured with the optional TASO module, which includes vertical and horizontal sliders for unrivaled screen access. sales@baumusa.com
VarioPro 80 Cells
VarioPro is a 80 cell refreshable braille display. These braille display systems are designed for desktop use, and feature space for a full size keyboard on top of the metal housing. With integrated cursor routing, innovative rolling thumb bars for the ultimate in navigation, VarioPro is compatible with all leading screen reading technology. With the COBRA screen reading software from BAUM, it can also be configured with the optional TASO module, which includes vertical and horizontal sliders for unrivaled screen access. sales@baumusa.com
VEO HD CCTV
Every human is unique. In the same way individual are the demands for a reading device. the VEO concept contains different modules. the vision concept VEO can optimally be adapted to your individual needs. The new vision concept VEO is to 100% customized, multifunctional and offers the highest reading and operating comfort. The VEO inspires with its innovative technology, convincing quality made-in-Germany and contemporary design. The different Full HD cameras are able to magnify text, pictures or objects from 1x to 100x and guarantee a high-contrast and flicker-free picture. The unique N.E.L.Etechnology (Natural-Evolutional-Light-Experience) minimizes reflections and shadows. This offers numerous advantages - especially in connection with writing. The high-tech LED flatscreen monitor was particularly developed for the low-visionmarket and is available in three different sizes. Two different operating boards (one button or three buttons) assure easy operation. Videomatic VEO - Your advantages at a glance - 100% customized - magnification from 1x to 100x due to high-tech camera technology - LVHD-technology for high-contrast and flicker-free picture in Full HD+ quality - N.E.L.E-technology (Natural-Evolutionary-Light-Experience) reduces reflections and shadows to a minimum - also in case of high-gloss documents - reproduction of a complete DIN A4 page (Vario camera) - ergonomic and comfortable reading due to a four-dimensional movable screen - high resolution high-tech LED flatscreen monitor in three different sizes - easy positioning of texts, pictures or objects due to freely movable XY-table, with friction brake in both directions, vertically and horizontally - ergonomic and comfortable operation of removable operating board - automatical switch-off and dimming function - high stability and low weight of only approx. 11 kg (in connecion with 22" screen) - energy-saving, recyclable, eco-friendly, made in Germany - user menu for further individual settings Order VEO HD CCTV from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Versa
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.
View
Completely collapsible and portable tabletop system with XY table with a rotating camera for seeing near, intermediate, and far distances with a 15" monitor with both color, black and white viewing modes. Optional battery pack is available. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.
VisioBook S
This portable electronic magnifier is a high quality, full-color reading device for visually impaired users of all ages. This compact device has an HD camera that can be used for distance viewing, magnification, or simply as a mirror. Order VisioBook S from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreImage
Zoom-Twix
Portable, laptop compatible CCTV with OCR capabilities. Provides near, distance, and self-viewing.
ZoomEx
Portable video magnifier (2 lbs) which connects to a laptop computer and can perform OCR functionality. Can save an entire book and reformat the text on the screen and read the text aloud through the computer.

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