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30 Products for Task

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Acrobat HD Long Arm
This video magnifier provides a full color, auto-focus rotating camera on a flexible "long" or a sturdy "short" camera arm designed to enable users with low vision the ability to perform a variety of daily tasks more effectively. The Acrobat HD is easy-to-use video magnifier which is ideal for near, distance and self-viewing. Just connect the Acrobat system to any television, By rotating the camera, the user can read, write, groom and magnify images at any distance.
Acrobat HD-mini
Acrobat HD-mini is aPortable Battery Operated Electronic video Magnifier. With Acrobat HD-mini, view photos, read books and work on hobbies. Also ideal for distance viewing. See near, far and everything in between with Acrobat HD-mini. High definition allows you to experience vivid colors and contrast, giving you a beautiful crystal clear picture and vibrant display. Its small footprint and lightweight design provides true portability from the classroom to home and work. Acrobat HD-mini's 13.3" monitor will display crisp, colorful, clear and vibrant images in high definition.
Acrobat LCD 19"
This magnifier features a 3-in-1 camera for seeing yourself up close, reading, and distance viewing. The Acrobat LCD includes a 19" monitor with up to 82x adjustable magnification. The camera is also detachable, allowing you to use it at various workstations.Multimedia
Aumax VGA
Aumax-VGA is a flexible and portable magnifying solution. It's equipped with a high quality camera unit and easy to use. Just point the camera at where you need to see, the Aumax-VGA will bring the image to your screen. With the Aumed Anti-Blur Technology provides clear, smooth and bright images. All-in-one machine for reading, writing, hand working and self-viewing etc. When connected to a digital projector or PC, Aumax-VGA is able to satisfy both personal and business requirements. Optional travel case with solid design, ideal for mobile applications. The Dual control panels on the top and bottom of the camera make it easy to be operated by either the left or right-handed users. Matching with All Screens of VGA Conectivity FULFILL INDEPENDENT DEMANDS Aumax-LCD can be used in different situations, help people to see the world and make everyday life much easier. The Aumax-VGA camera can rotate 270? vertically and 180? horizontally. The Control pad Access full function without touching the camera unit Find function Puts crosshair on the screen and zoom out to assist aiming at objects. Order Aumax VGA from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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.
ClearView+ Speech HD
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.Order ClearView+ Speech HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ClearView+ Speech Module
Does reading your newspaper or favorite book become too tiresome with a video magnifier? Do you lose time searching through text? Now enjoy the Optelec ClearView+ Speech, a completely new approach for the integration of OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Just sit back, relax, and listen to any printed documents as they are read aloud.
ClearView+ Speech True Color
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.
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
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
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.
I.D. Mate Quest
i.d. mate Quest is a portable ?all-in-one? talking bar code scanner that aids visually or print impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product?s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. Additional bar code labels are available to label any product or item that does not already have a bar code. Adhesive, tag, and clothing labels can be placed on nearly anything. Simply scan the bar code and add a voice recording. With i.d. mate Quest, you now have additional modes of identification and information access with wireless internet connectivity and an on-board camera. This provides for multiple features such as an extended database, currency identification, Skype video conferencing, and object recognition.
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
Math Window Braille Basic Math
Math Window is an easy to use math teaching tool utilizing magnetic tiles on a conveniently-sized work surface. It is portable and comes with its own carrying case. Math concepts are easier to understand using this tactile method of building and solving math problems. Tiles can be stored along the perimeter of the board or on our new attachable tile pallet (optional). The Braille Basic Math Kit provides the essentials for students to complete problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as fractions and decimals. This moveable Nemeth teaching system allows the student to quickly set problems and easily make changes. Braille Basic Math features include: Standard size Nemeth Code centered on each tile 1/2" square tiles, extra thick for ease of manipulation 11"x14" framed work surface Sturdy canvas carrying case with storage pocket Optional Algebra Add-on is available
Math Window Braille Geometry Kit
The Braille Geometry Kit will allow the student to work and solve geometric problems, as well as, graph them on the double-sided, framed work surface. This kit contains point markers for locating points and plotting squares to help the student accurately plot points on the graph. Wickki Stix? are used to connect the plotted points, forming line segments and curves, and to illustrate math functions. Tiles are stored on an attachable tile pallet to allow interchangeable use of both sides of the work surface. Braille Geometry Kit features include: Standard sized Nemeth Code centered on each tile 1/2" square tiles, extra thick for ease of manipulation 14"x16" double-sided work surface: one flat for working problems and the other with raised grid lines for graphing Sturdy canvas carrying case with storage pocket Attachable tile pallet to store tiles Pre-cut geometric shapes identified with Braille and print
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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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