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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

AFB Tech

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Objective, Comprehensive Accessibility Evaluations of Mainstream and Specialized Products

When you design a new piece of technology, you want everyone to use it. The easier it is to use, the more that are sold. But what if a few design choices kept your company's product out of the hands of a large—and growing—part of the market share?

The number of Americans with vision loss—already more than 25 million—is increasing exponentially as Baby Boomers age. Although your company might have manufactured incredible technologies, many of them may not be accessible to the growing population of people experiencing vision loss. As a result, millions of people are deprived of the devices they need to thrive in our fast-paced modern world—and you lose profits.

Here's How AFB Tech Can Help You

AFB Tech's product evaluations can show your company how to get accessible products into the hands of people with vision loss—and maximize profits. AFB Tech is the only organization of its kind to offer objective, comprehensive accessibility reviews of products for people who have lost some or all of their vision. AFB Tech can also help your company comply with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, opening the door to government contracts.

AFB Tech has evaluated a wide variety of products, including Cell Phones, Blood Glucose Meters, Insulin Pumps, Insulin Pens, Blood Pressure Monitors, Office Copiers and Faxes, Kitchen and Home Appliances, Voting Machines, and others.

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