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Video Magnifiers

Video magnifiers utilize close circuit television technology to enlarge printed materials such as books or maps for people experiencing vision loss. This powerful technology has improved over the years with decreases in weight and increase in functionality. AFB TECH continues to follow the progress of video magnifiers, conducting product evaluations to improve these helpful devices.

Product Evaluations

Versatility Is Bringing a New World into Focus: A Shift in the Design of CCTVs Is Clear, AccessWorld®, Vol. 9, No. 5, September 2008.

The SenseView Handheld CCTV Adds a Handwriting Feature, AccessWorld®, Vol. 9, No. 3, May 2008.

myReader Take Two: The Continuing Story of an Autoreader, AccessWorld®, Vol. 8, No. 5, September 2007.

Increased Independence in the Palm of Your Hand: A Review of the Nemo and Compact+ CCTVs, AccessWorld®, Vol. 8, No. 5, September 2007.

Several Models in One: A Review of HumanWare's SmartView Xtend, AccessWorld®, Vol. 8, No. 3, May 2007.

An Update on myReader, HumanWare's Transportable Auto Reader, AccessWorld®, Vol. 8., No. 1, January 2007.

Magnification is Going Places: A Review of the STRIX and Amigo Portable CCTVs, AccessWorld®, Vol. 8., No. 1, January 2007.

Magnification in Hand: A Review of Two Handheld CCTVs, AccessWorld®, Vol. 7, No. 6, November 2006.

Is This for Here or to Go? A Series on Portable, Laptop-Compatible Video Magnifiers, Part 3, AccessWorld®, Vol. 7, No. 5, September 2006.

Is This for Here or to Go? A Series on Portable, Laptop-Compatible Video Magnifiers, Part 2, AccessWorld®, Vol. 7, No. 4, July 2006.

Is This for Here or to Go? A Series on Portable, Laptop-Compatible Video Magnifiers, Part 1, AccessWorld®, Vol. 7, No. 3, May 2006.

Take Me to my Reader: An Evaluation of HumanWare's Transportable Auto-Reader, AccessWorld®, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2006.

Thin and Sleek: A Review of Two Flat-Panel Desktop CCTVs, AccessWorld®, Vol. 6, No. 2, March 2005.

You Can Take It with You II: A Review of Two More Portable CCTVs, AccessWorld®, Vol. 5, No. 5, September 2004.

You Can Take It With You: A Review of Three Portable CCTVs, AccessWorld®, Vol. 5, No. 4, July 2004.

Quite a Display: A Review of Two Video Magnifiers, AccessWorld®, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2004.

Portable Video Magnifiers in Museums: Betacom's VisAble Video Telescope, Enhanced Vision System's Jordy, and Clarity Solution's MobileMate, AccessWorld®, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2002.

Is Technology Improving? Revisiting Four Video Magnifiers, AccessWorld®, Vol. 1, No. 6, November 2000.

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