Under this category you will find a variety of household items or independent living products, such as thermostats, kitchen items, and address books, that are available with enlarged print, tactile markings or audible speech. This category also lists canes and other orientation and mobility (O&M) products.
12-Piece Measuring Set
Measuring cups and spoons with clear white letters and numbers on a dark background. Handles allow for a strong comfortable grip and for right- or left-hand use. Six cup sizes from 1/4 cup to one cup and six spoons from 1/8 teaspoon to one tablespoon.
17" Matte Flame-Retardant Oven Mitts
17" flame-retardant oven mitts.
2.5" Jumbo Digital LED Remote Control Alarm Clock
Remote control alarm clock with large 2.5"-inch numbers in red. May be mounted on a wall. Comes with a stand for desk use. Operates on household current.
6Dot Braille Label Maker Kit
Portable braille label maker with a built-in braille keyboard that supports all grades of braille in virtually every language. The QWERTY keyboard enables non-braillists to generate labels and an automatic cutter provides effortlessly clean label cuts without the need for scissors. Features dual power options, AC/DC adapters or battery powering. Uses standard 3/8-inch (9-millimeter) vinyl embossing label tape. Kit includes braille label maker, power adapter, 10 rolls of DYMO embossing tape, QWERTY keyboard, USB adapter for keyboard, and one-year warranty.
8-Digit Talking Calculator
Eight-digit talking calculator that features an automatic power shutoff. Measures 5" high and 6-7/8" wide. Requires two AA batteries (not included). Includes 90-day manufacturer's warranty.
A & D Pricing Scale
Talking scale that automatically presents total price based on weight and programmed or entered unit price per pound. Voice may be selected to speak ounces. Fifteen- or sixteen-pound capacity available on request. Operates on 6 D-cells (not included) or adapter (included).
Accessories for Voila Label Scanner
Leather case, vinyl case, Velcro ties, magnets, AA batteries, (each sold separately).
Alexandravision Vibrating Pendant Watches
Vibrating pendant watches for people who are the visually impaired. Available in a variety of colors, shapes, and materials.
Aluminum Braille Clothing Identifiers
Small aluminum braille tags that can be sewn onto any piece of clothing with printed and brailed labels indicating color or print design (e.g., plaid or striped). Sold in packs of 100 tags.
Aluminum Clipboard Letter Writer
9" x 14" clipboard with an aluminum letter writing guide.
Ambutech Aluminum Folding Cane with Marshmallow Tip
Aluminum folding canes constructed of heavy-gauge aluminum for strong joints and excellent tactile transmission. Easy to fold with an extra knot that allows for easy replacement of eyelet-style tips. Canes come with marshmallow tips and ribbed putter handles. Available in 2-inch increments from 36- to 54-inches in four sections.
Ambutech Graphite Folding Canes
Extra-light graphite canes that feature aluminum ferrules and double stranded elastic cord for easy folding and unfolding. Fingerguards made from molded nylon on each joint prevent pinching. Available in 36" to 64" length in 2" increments.
Automatic Can Opener
Can opener that walks around the top of the can and shuts off automatically when cutting is complete. Fits easily in a drawer for storage. Uses 2 AA batteries (not included).
Awesome Magnifying Mirror
Magnifying mirror with 8x and 3x magnification.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/8X3X-Awesome-Magnifying-Mirror_p_878.html?AffId=1
Microwaveable bacon tray that makes bacon healthier by separating the grease from the bacon.
Big Type Address Book
Large print address book with oversized writing spaces featuring three listings per page and a total of 500 address listing spaces. Includes a low vision writing pen. Laminated alphabet tabs and coated spiral binding lets the book lay flat for easy writing.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Big-Type-Address-Book_p_430.html?AffId=1
Disk marker for determining when liquid is boiling. Disk will rattle against the sides of a pan when liquid is boiling.
Boil Alert Control Disc Disc prevents boil over of spaghetti, rice, milk, sauce, etc. when placed inside the pot.
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.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Bold-Lined-Writing-PaperWhite_p_371.html?AffId=1
Braille Low Vision Ruler
Plastic ruler with braille and tactile symbols added to ½-inch large black numbers. Tactile lines of different lengths mark each eighth, quarter, half and one-inch segments for easy identification.
Braille Paper (100 Sheets)
100 pound, heavyweight 8.5" x 11" braille paper, unpunched. Sold in 100-sheet packs.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Braille-Paper-100-Sheets_p_57.html?AffId=1
Braille Paper, Heavy
Medium weight (100 lbs.) braille paper. Sold in 100 sheets per pack.
Braille Paper, Medium
Medium weight (80 lbs.) braille paper. Sold in 100 sheets per pack.
Braille Super Salt and Pepper Shaker Set
Glass salt and pepper shaker set with large print and braille labels. Braille and tactile marks below the ridge allows for precise condiment selection without having to pre-test the contents of shakers. Has distinguishable white-colored sleeves for salt and black-colored sleeves for pepper shakers. Set consists of one salt and one pepper shaker.
Braille Tactile Map of USA with List of State Capitals
An 8.5" x 11" tactile map of the United States with the states tactilely outlined and state names abbreviated in braille. Includes a companion braille legend.
Braille Tactile World Map and Five Continent Maps
An 11.5" x 11" bound booklet containing the map of the world with the continents marked in braille and individual maps of North America, South America, Europe, South East Asia and Africa. The countries of each continent are outlined and brailled. Keys in braille accompany each map to spell the complete names of the continents or countries that have been abbreviated on the maps.
Metal yardstick embossed in inches.
CAN-DO Lightweight Aluminum Metal
Aluminum slate with 28 cells and 4 lines with pins on top side. Includes a stylus.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/CAN-DO-Lightweight-Aluminum-Metal-Slate-Pins-on-the-top_p_747.html?AffId=1
Canadian Bank Note Reader (BNR)
Canadian bank notes identifier designed to assist visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind people. Recognizes all Canadian bank notes currently in circulation and those expected to be in circulation over the next few years. Its two-tone coloring provides high contrast. Allows user to select an appropriate output mode from bilingual-speech, tone or vibration, allowing for different levels of discretion when operated in public. Has a volume control for speech and tone announcements as well as a standard headphone jack.
Cell Phone Organizer
Leather case that holds and protects cell phone and identification cards.
Clear Plate Guard
Clear polycarbonate plate guard with internal V groove that attaches to the rim of the plate to prevent food from being pushed off the plate. Available in a small size to fit plates with a diameter of six to eight inches and large to fit plates with a diameter of eight to nine inches. Dishwasher safe to 125 degrees.
Click Pocket Money
Brailler for marking denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 in braille for easy identification. Simply insert edge of bill and squeeze. Fits on a key chain.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Pocket-Money-Brailler_p_737.html?AffId=1
Compact, portable, easy-to-use talking color identifier that enables people who are blind or have a color vision impairment to determine the color of materials and objects. Used for matching clothes, access color-coded products for easy identification, and other activities involving color.
Colorino Talking Color Identifier and Light Probe
Device for detecting colors and identifying sources and distinguishing intensities and natural from artificial light. Speaks clearly at three volumes and has an earphone jack. Uses two AAA batteries and can be connected to a computer for downloading software updates. Designed to accommodate a cord.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Colorino-Talking-Color-Identifier-ENGLISH_p_354.html?AffId=1
Columbus Talking Compass
Handheld easy-to-use talking compass. User simply points in the required direction, presses the button, and the unit will speak the compass point. Includes the four major compass points, as well as the four interim compass points, in either English or Spanish. Compass also features clear, digitized speech and ceramic piezoelectric speaker. Operates on two included 12V batteries.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Columbus-Talking-Compass_p_727.html?AffId=1
Cutting Board Easy Grip B/W
Cutting board with a black side and a white side. Made of polyboard that is odorless, sanitary, unbreakable, and scratch-resistant.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Low-Vision-Cutting-BoardBlack-White_p_355.html?AffId=1
Cutting Board with Pivot Knife
11.8-inch square cutting board mounted on four suction cups with a chef knife attached to it. Allows for chopping motion through an arc of 90 degrees. Knife can be removed for cleaning and sharpening.
Dazor Halogen Lamp
Lamp with a gooseneck arm and a 20-watt halogen bulb in a 25 diameter reflector head. Produces a concentrated beam of light that resembles natural daylight and more powerful than light produced by incandescent bulbs. Available in clamp-on and desktop models with 34" reach and 30" arm.
Deluxe Signature Guide
Signature guide consisting of two thin rubber blocks, 9/16 inches apart that provide proper guidance for signature.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Deluxe-Metal-Signature-Guide-with-Rubber-Blocks_p_699.html?AffId=1
Desktop Talking Calculator
Eight-digit full-function talking calculator that features ½” black number display and a clear female voice. Features include repeat, memory, auto power shut-off, and adjustable volume. Audio results may be given in either units or digits. Uses AA batteries (not included). Available with single earbud.
Mirror with 5x magnification on one side and a 10x magnification on the other. Has an 11" flexible gooseneck and can stand on either end like a vanity mirror or be attached to a wall with a slide-on suction cup.
Egg separator that fits on the edge of virtually any bowl and separates egg yolks from whites and prevents egg shells from falling into batters and recipes. Top-rack dishwasher safe.
EZ Handy-Helper Cutting Board
Cutting board with textured surface and stainless steel corner plate to hold food in place. Has four suction cups to keep it from slipping on counter. Odorless, sanitary, unbreakable and scratch resistant. Available in black or white.
Fiberglass Measuring Tape
Standard measuring tape with large print markings with tactile indications for sewing. Features one small hole every ½ and one larger hole at every inch and double holes every 12" up to 5'.
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.
Snap-on polypropylene food bumper designed to keep food from sliding off a plate even when eating with one hand.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Food-Bumper_p_922.html?AffId=1
Food Service Thermometer
Talking thermometer that measures temperatures from freezing (32°F) to boiling (212°F) for monitoring coolers, refrigerators, and steam tables.
Giant Print Address Book
Large print address book in a three-ring binder with 60 sheets. Each page measures 7 x 9 and holds 3 names, for a total capacity of 360 names. (Refill pages may also be added to each section.) The included Emergency Contact page has space for Fire, Police, Ambulance, Doctor, Hospital, Church, Poison Control, Pharmacy, Lawyer, and more. A 20/20 writing pen with a bold black line is included.
Quartz clock with 1.75” high numerals. Stands on table or hangs on wall.
Grill Alert® Talking Remote Meat Thermometer
A stainless steel remote meat thermometer with a voice prompt alerts when food is ready.
Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer
Programmable wireless thermometer that verbally alerts you when the meat has reached the perfect temperature. Programmable up to your choice of eight entrées.
Handi-Cassette II Stereo Tape Recorder/Player
Tape recorder/player that includes the following features: Digital Pitch Control (DPC), which allows user to increase or decrease rate of listening without unpleasant change in voice pitch; plays and records on two or four tracks; plays and records at 1 7/8" per second or 15/16 ips (Talking Book speed); built-in mono speaker and microphone stereo playback through included headphones; tactile symbols on controls; and touch checking of tape movement. May be powered by using wall outlet, included rechargeable batteries, or regular AA batteries. Stereo headphones, AC power converter/recharger, rechargeable battery pack, AA battery clip included. Manual in print and on audiocassette provided as well as print and braille quickstart instructions.
Hi Mark Tactile Pens
3-D writing tool for creating raised lines and dots. Dries to non-toxic plastic feeling finish. Available in black, white, or orange.
Honeywell-Easy-to-See Thermostat Mercury Free Heat and Cool
Thermostat with easy-to-see numbers that are tactilely raised (.375" high). Combines both heating and air-conditioning from multiple thermostats into one convenient unit that measures four inches in diameter and is 1.75 inches deep. Clicks at every two-degree setting change, which can be controlled from 40 F to 90 F.
iBill (Talking Banknote Identifier)
Compact talking banknote identifier that may be carried in a pocket, purse or clipped to a belt. Offers increased volume and comes with an earphone jack for privacy or a vibration mode as an alternative. Recognizes all U.S. bills in circulation—$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100—and may be easily upgradable to recognize new banknote designs. One-year battery life with typical use.
Buttons in various shapes to indicate color for identifying clothing. Comes in eight-color packages and primary range colors (black, white, red, green, yellow pink, blue and brown) and fashion range colors (grey, peach, cream, navy, mauve, turquoise, beige, and orange).
Illuminated Big Button Remote Control
Remote control for TV/VCR/Cable/Sat/Aux with extra-large buttons, large characters for easy reading, simplified keypad layout, brilliant lighted buttons. Simple to program and replaces up to five remote controls. Requires two AA batteries (not included).
Easy-to-use custom-made embosser for creating 3 1/2" x 2" braille business cards. Embosses up to 4 lines, 13 braille cells per line. Metal construction with acrylic base for one-hand operation.
INFILA Automatic Needle Threader
Automatic needle threader designed for threading large or thin needles with a push of a button. May be used for single or double threading.
Invoca 3 - Voice Activated Universal Remote
Universal remote voice activated remote control that can recognize up to 25 user programmable voice commands. Can perform complex multi-step operations from a single spoken command. Includes a recharger cradle (4 AA rechargeable batteries not included). The four-in-one remote may be used to control TV, VCR, DVD, Cable, Satellite, and AUX with the sound of your voice.
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.
Jumbo Illuminated Remote Control
Illuminated remote control with large and easy-to-see .75” push-button controls. Can be used to control up to four units. Made with durable impact-resistant plastic. Uses four AA batteries (not included).
Ladies Chrome Braille Watch Expansion Band
Battery-operated quartz watch that never requires winding. Has a silver dial with black numerals and comes with a chrome expansion band. Crystal is hinged at 12 o'clock, which allows glass to flip up at 6 o'clock for tactile time-telling. Diameter on the face measures .75 inches.
Ladies Gold-Tone President Quartz Braille
Ladies elegant braille gold tone quartz watch with a white dial and braille dots and black numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) and a gold expansion band. Opening at 6 o’clock. Battery included. Size of Dial 15/16.
Ladies Royal Tel-Time Talking Watch with White Dial and Black Leather Band Classic ladies bi-color quartz talking watch with time and alarm announcement in a clear male voice. Comes in a matte finish color case with a white dial and 1-12 black numbers and black leather band with a gold buckle. Features include an hourly audio announcement and an alarm with three different sounds. Powered by two lithium batteries (included).
Ladies Royal Tel-Time Talking Watch with White Dial and Expansion Band
Classic ladies bi-color quartz talking watch with time and alarm announcement in a clear male voice. Comes in a bi-color matte finish color case with a white dial and 1-12 black numbers and a bi-color expansion band. Features include an hourly audio announcement and an alarm with three different sounds. Powered by two lithium batteries (included).
Ladies Seiko Braille Watch
Chrome watch with a black face and a black leather band. Face measures .75 inch. Opens at 6 o'clock.
Ladies Tel-Time Chrome Talking Watch with Chrome Expansion Band
Chrome quartz talking watch with time and alarm announcement in a clear, male voice. Chrome case with a chrome dial and black 1-12 numbers and a chrome expansion band. Features an hourly audio announcement and alarm with three different sounds. Batteries included. Dial size: 1"-1/4".
Ladies' Braille Gold Tone Watch with Crystal Numbers
Ladies braille gold watch with faceted crystals to mark the hours--three are set at 12:00, two at 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00, and one set at each additional hour. Distinctly shaped minute and second hands allow for easy reading. The .75-inch face opens at 6:00. The face is white with delicate black numbers; casing and expansion band are in gold.
Ladies' Tel-Time Gold-Colored Talking Watch with Golden Expansion Band
Gold lady’s quartz talking watch with time and alarm announcement in a clear, male voice. Gold case with gold dial and black 1-12 numbers. Gold expansion band. Features an hourly audio announcement and alarm with three different sounds. Batteries included. Dial size: 1-1/4".
Large Print Check and Deposit Register (600 Entry)
Large easy-to-read register for maintaining records of deposit and check transactions. Twelve entries for each 8 ½” x 11” page. Comes in 50-page sheets, allowing for 600 entries.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Large-Print-Check-and-Deposit-Register-600-Entry_p_73.html?AffId=1
Large Print Day Calendar Appointment Book Large print calendar with a tab for each month and an introductory area showing the previous, current and future months and section for notes and appointments. Has large numbers and two-inch boxes to write notes, reminders, appointments or shopping lists.
Large Print Keyboard Labels (Black on White, Yellow, Green-Lower Case)
Large print labels for standard IBM-compatible computer keyboards. Labels come in sets of three pages of 63 multi-colored, high-contrast stickers for a total of 189 stickers. Includes map to show where stickers go and a key for abbreviations and pictograms. Top row of numbers includes upper-case characters as well.
Leather Wallet Money Organizer
Wallet with five compartments—one with a zipper for paper money, three for change with Velcros, and nine for credit cards. Made of genuine black leather.
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.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/CAN-DO-Lightweight-Aluminum-Metal-Slate-Pins-on-the-bottom_p_748.html?AffId=1
Clear drying adhesive for repairing hems or attaching patches.
Low Vision Atomic Solar Wall Clock
Solar-powered clock with large numbers and no settings. Receives time radio signals generated by the U.S. atomic clock in Colorado. Displays month, date, and day of week below the time.
Low Vision Bold Indoor and Outdoor Thermometer
Easy-to-mount 12" thermometer with a white face with big and bold black numbers.
Low Vision Plastic Ruler
Plastic ruler with bold black 1/2" high numbers on a snow-white background.
Tool for opening plastic and metal twist-off caps. Made of soft molded plastic and rust-proof stainless steel.
Magna Wonder Knife
All- purpose knife with a stainless steel 8.25" scalloped-edge blade. A detachable guide cuts uniform slices of 1/16" to 1/2" thick.
Magnifying Mirror with Light
Small, lightweight lighted magnifying mirror with an adjustable hinged arm for moving easily. Has a diffuser lens and an extra base stand for use in the home. May be folded flat for portability. Mirrors come in 6 ½” and 7” diameters and 8x, 10x, and 12x magnifications.
Maxi Handheld Talking Calculator with Alarm
Eight-digit talking calculator with LCD and entries and results spoken in a female voice. Includes an alarm clock, adjustable volume/repeat, and memory. Uses two AAA batteries (not included).
Talking alarm clock radio with an hourly announcement feature from a female voice that tells the time.
Men's 2-Tone Octagonal Braille Watch Gold and silver octagonal braille watch. Dial measures 1 1/4 inches with a two-tone metal expansion band to match the case. Opening at 6 o'clock.
Men's Chrome Braille with Watch Expansion Band Dependable battery-operated quartz watch that never requires winding. Has a silver dial with black numerals with a chrome expansion band. Crystal is hinged at 12 o'clock, which allows glass to flip up at 6 o'clock for tactile time-telling. The diameter on the face measures 1.25 inches.
Men's Gold Tone Braille Watch Expansion Band Dependable battery-operated quartz watch that never requires winding. Has a gold dial with black numerals with a gold-tone expansion band. Crystal is hinged at 12 o'clock, which allows glass to flip up at 6 o'clock for tactile time-telling. The diameter on the face measures 1.25 inches.
Metal Double Spatula
Double nylon spatula with an aluminum handle. Withstands temperatures of up to 240°F. Handles may be separated for single-spatula use.
Mini Wilson Digital Voice Recorder
Portable digital voice recorder for recording and playing phone numbers, addresses, shopping lists, reminders, to-do lists, notes, appointments, messages, directions, audio instructions, etc.
Mixed Bump Dots
Eight different types of bump dots with ten of each for a total of 80 dots.
Mixed Touch Dots
Package of tactile self-adhesive dots in five colors (black, white, red, yellow, and orange) with 64 dots per color) for a total of 320 dots per package.
Moshi Voice Controlled Talking Alarm Clock
Voice-controlled talking clock, calendar, thermometer, and night light. Will respond to voice commands when plugged in. When running on batteries, it will need to be touched once before it responds to voice commands. Announces indoor temperature Fahrenheit or Centigrade and displays it in different colors corresponding to the temperature. Has three different alarm sounds available (chime, chirp or bell) and will play sleep sound of your choice for 5 minutes (water, birds or waterfall). Operates on AC/DC power or uses 3 "AAA" batteries (not included).
Nail Clipper with 2x Magnifier and Nail Collector Nail clipper with a 2x magnifier and a nail collector to make makes clipping nails even easier.
Nylon Lettuce Knife
Serrated knife made of nylon for cutting lettuce, other vegetables, breads, and sandwiches. Rust-proof and dishwasher safe. Prevents food discoloration. Comes in green, yellow or red.
Pill Cutter with Magnifier
Pill cutter with a stainless-steel blade and a handy tray that magnifies pills twice its regular size.
Pocket Talking Clock
Three-in-one clock, calendar, timer pocket combo that fits in a shirt pocket. Easy to set and easy to use.
Pocketalker Pro Deluxe w/Folding Headphones
Amplifier headphones with a sensitive microphone that can be placed close to the sound source to minimize background noise. Has a volume control and your choice of earphone/headphone options to deliver full range, high quality sound. For hearing aid wearers, neck loop and silhouette telecoil couplers are available for use with telecoil-equipped hearing aids. Two AA Alkaline batteries provide up to 100 hours of use, while rechargeable batteries and AC Adapter/Charger are also available for purchase. A microphone extension cord for TV listening, a belt clip case, and a handy carry case are standard components as well. The optional Telelink attaches to the handset of most telephones and amplifies calls to a clear and comfortable listening level.
Pyramid Talking Alarm Clock
Pyramid-shaped clock that delivers time reports with a touch of its large, black button at the top of the clock. Turn it over for 1/4" black numbers on LCD display.
Q539 Sub Base
Tool that allows a heating thermostat to become a heating/cooling thermostat.
Raised Line Writing Paper
Heavy raised lines on sheets of paper that helps users feel the lines when writing. Approximately 165 sheets per pad.
Reizen Braille Women's Watches
Braille women's watches with 6 o'clock opening. Available in gold-tone or chrome with a leather band and gold-tone or chrome with an expansion band.
Reizen Men's Braille Watches
Braille men's watches with 6 o'clock opening. Available in gold-tone or chrome with a leather band and gold-tone or chrome with an expansion band.
Reizen Talking Weight Scale
Talking weight scale with automatic zero adjustment and volume control. Automatically turns on when user steps on its large platform and off when user steps off. Scale weight in pounds or kilos and measures up to 330 pounds. Comes in almond color. Uses 9-volt battery (included).
Revolution Graphite Folding Cane
Lightweight graphite folding cane that flex back to original shape when bent. Comes with a large diameter pencil tip made of long life super tough polymer and a firm rubber golf-style grip handle. Teardrop, metal, roller and roller ball tips available.
Royal Talking Tel-Weight Kitchen Scale
Digital talking scale with a female voice that reads out the weight of meal portions. No programming needed. 9-volt battery included.
Say When - Liquid Level Indicator
Indicator with a sound alert when liquid level nears top of a glass or container. Uses 9-volt replacement battery.
Seven-Day Pill Monitor
Extra-large pill organizer for storing multiple daily medications. Comes in blue.
Sonic Boom Alarm Clock
Alarm clock that provides different options for waking up: by light, vibrator or an adjustable buzzer or a user can use all three options simultaneously or in different combinations. The clock has a built-in outlet for a lamp and an auxiliary jack for optional-bed vibrator (not included). The lamp can be used for both flashing and reading. Features: battery back-up, 9-volt battery (not included), snooze button, green digital display with adjustable angle for easy reading. Adjustable buzzer to 98db. Volume and tone adjustments. Built-in deluxe remote receiver.
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.
Aluminum mesh to help prevent grease from splattering when cooking. Also allows steam to escape and the ability to add liquids with minimal splashing.
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.
Available from https://www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Signature-GuideAluminum-with-String-Guide_p_363.html?AffId=1
Striped Warning Tape
Tape designed to mark ramps, stairs, floors, and anywhere there is heavy foot traffic. Available in black/white and black/yellow.
Sunbeam Hot-Shot Beverage Maker
Beverage maker that heats up beverage in 90 seconds. Light signals you when beverage is ready. Heat 16 oz. at a time. Stainless steel tank.
Available from https://www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Sunbeam-Hot-Shot-Beverage-Maker_p_900.html?AffId=1
Tactile Braille Ruler
12-inch plastic ruler with ½” raised numbers and braille.
Tactile Low Vision Timer
Timer with bold, easy-to-read tactile numbers. Measures 8” in diameter with 1 ¼” numbers.
Tactile Meat Thermometer
Stainless steel meat thermometer marked tactilely at each degree. Waterproof and dishwater safe. Square shape prevents it from rolling off countertop.
Tactile Timer Easy-to-set tactile kitchen timer with small raised bumps at every minute interval, larger markings at every five minutes, and raised bar at 60 minutes.
Talking Alarm Clock
Talking alarm clock with ½-inch black numbers on an LCD display with a female voice that speaks the time. Includes voice volume control, one-minute alarm duration, LCD display for longest battery life, indicators for alarm, hourly report, and alarm set. Requires two AA batteries (not included).
Talking Appliance Timer
Talking appliance timer that offers instruction on start-up, with every button that speaks to talk user through setting. Timer allows user to turn appliances on and off at a designated time and is customizable for each day of the week. May also be used to control appliances by temperature, such as a space heater, which can be set to turn on at a pre-set time, at a pre-set room temperature, or when the temperature drops below freezing. All speech is in a clear male voice and a volume control allows for customization of sound. Built-in battery recharges when plugged in; when unplugged, settings are retained for several months. Also features a built-in talking thermometer and talking clock. Use only with appliances that are less than 10 amps.
Talking Atomic Alarm Clock
Alarm clock that speaks time and date announcement with a female voice. Radio controlled with time signal generated from the U.S. Atomic Clock in Colorado. Large LCD display time, month, date, day of the week, and alarm time. Hourly announcement option between 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Five-minute alarm with beep tone and current time announcement. Volume control.
Talking Blood Pressure Meter
Blood pressure monitor with an arm cuff that inflates and deflates automatically and announces blood pressure and pulse rate. Kit includes meter with standard adult-size arm cuff that fits circumferences of 7½” to 12½”. Comes with large print and audiocassette instructions. Braille version available upon request.
Large ten-digit talking calculator with a visual LCD display, adjustable volume. Results are spoken in full numbers or digits. Has 12/24-hour selection, repeat key, musical melody function. Requires two AA batteries (not included).
Talking Calculator and Clock – Spanish
Talking clock and 8-digit calculator with memory, LCD display, entries and results spoken by a female voice, time display, and alarm. Repeatable and adjustable volume and shut-off. Operates on 2 “AA” batteries (not included).
Talking Caller ID Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) talking caller ID that announces the number when the phone rings, says when a number is blocked or if the caller's number is unknown. Stores ten calls for audible review of numbers, date and time. Has volume control, power surge protection, 6-foot telephone cord. Does not have a display. Unit operates only if the user subscribes to Caller ID service from the local telephone company.
Talking Clinical Thermometer
Accurate within 0.3 degrees in a temperature range of 90 degrees to 109.9 degrees Fahrenheit. The last recorded temperature stays in memory. A female voice announces the temperature.
Talking Clock and Thermometer
Daily calendar clock that also reports the room temperature and current time in a female voice. Has 15 selections of melody, playing single or all. Includes large ¼ black numbers on LCD display, time, alarm with snooze (rooster sound or melody). Uses two AA batteries (not included). 1/4" black numbers on LCD display.
Talking Cooking and All-Around Thermometer
Talking meat thermometer that also can be used to measure bath water and temperature as well as heating pads or other objects affected by heat. White case. Uses a 3-volt coin cell (included).
Talking Cooking Thermometer
Talking thermometer for measuring the internal temperature of meat or any other food item. When probe is inserted Start button is pressed, thermometer will say "Please Wait." After a short delay (less than 15 seconds), measured temperature is spoken in Fahrenheit degrees. Uses a 9-volt battery. Has a wide temperature range and may also be used to monitor cooler temperature, such as ice-bath, refrigerator, or the freezer.
Talking Digital Tire Gauge
Talking tire gauge that easily switches between English/Spanish voice with a large, easy-read (0.75 in. x 0.50 in.) LCD. Includes one CR2032 button cell battery.
Talking Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer
Large dual display shows both indoor and outdoor temperatures and announces them at the push of a button.
Talking Kitchen Scale
Talking kitchen scale that accurately weighs (within 2%) up to 10 pounds in half-ounce steps. Features a large, secure bowl and non-slip feet. Easy to use and clean. Uses 9-volt battery or adaptor (not included).
Talking Measuring Jug
A battery-operated jug, that, at the press of a button, announces the volume of its contents either in ounces or pints or in liters and milliliters as fluid or solids. Measures liquid up to a maximum of two liters. The jug element is removable for easy cleaning. Adjustable volume with a male English voice. Supplied with battery (PP3 9v alkaline).
Talking Microwave Oven
A 1.1 cubic foot, 1000-watt microwave oven specially modified with a clear male voice to talk user through all operating functions. Has a built-in turntable for even heating and features a speaking count-down timer that can be used independently from the microwave to provide accurate timing for any purpose.
Talking pedometer that provides information on how user has walked or jogged. Includes a talking clock, digital music on/off, and a built-in FM radio, which uses the included headphone. Battery included. Announces steps, distance, and approximate calories burned.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Deluxe-Talking-Pedometer-Clock-and-Alarm_p_381.html?AffId=1
Voice output medication label reader and reminder device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system is a 60-second digital recording device that fits on the bottom of a 12-, 13-, or 16-dram prescription bottle. A doctor or pharmacist records prescription information and instructions into Talking Rx, and the user can then hear the recorded information and instructions by pushing a small red button. Produces clear, audible voice playback at 80-85 decibels. Messages can be up to 60 seconds long, and each message can be played up to 150 times. To record a message, the doctor or pharmacist actuates a recessed record button inside the device using a stylus or paperclip. While holding the record button down, the physician or pharmacist records the message by speaking into Talking Rx. Talking Rx can be used over and over. The same Talking Rx can be used again for a different medication or prescription when the first one is finished. The device can also be used with insulin or eye drops. Water-resistant and ultrasonically welded for security. Uses three watch batteries.
Talking Tape Measure
Tape measure that speaks length measurements of up to 16 feet with a press of a button. Automatic shut-off and belt clip. Uses 9-volt battery (included).
Talking Tape Measure – Spanish
Measures length up to 16 Feet. Just press the button and it announces the length. Automatic shut-off. Has a belt clip. A 9-volt battery (included). Also, can be used in metric measurement. FREE case.
Thermometer that speaks the temperature of the meat in which it is inserted in 0.1ºF increments. With a range of -4ºF to 248ºF, it can also be used for other measuring needs, such as room or water temperatures.
User-friendly programmable thermostat. Features include verbal step by step programming help, verbal announcement of temperature and settings, verbal dirty air filter alert, and an oversized LCD display. Works for heating and cooling systems.
Talking clock and timer that counts down and up. Both the countdown function of the timer and the talking clock talk user through the setting functions. Can be set for up to 23 hours, 59 minutes. When set for more than an hour, it will automatically announce each hour remaining until one hour is left, then it will announce every ten minutes, then every ten seconds, and finally each second. The countup timer function does not have a verbal mode. Includes a clip, a magnet and a stand. Batteries included.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Talking-Timer-and-Travel-Alarm-Clock_p_636.html?AffId=1
Tel-Temp Talking Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer
Silver talking indoor/outdoor thermometer with hourly temperature announcement by a female voice from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Selectable Fahrenheit or Celsius switch. Temperatures range from -58F to 158F. Operates on two AAA batteries (not included).
Talking timer announces the time periodically or at the push of a button.
The Round Easy-To-See Thermostat
Oversized 4-diameter dial with large 5/16 bold black numbers and lines that are raised for tactile reading. The dial is easy to grasp and turn when adjusting the temperature. Raised tactile numbers mark each ten degrees (5 at 50 degrees, 6 at 60 degrees, etc.) and raised lines mark even numbers between 42 and 88 degrees. Clicks into place every 2 degrees (ex. 60, 62, 64). Can be used with gas, oil, electric and heat pumps.
The Sock Pro
Sock holder for keeping socks together in the washer or dryer. Comes in different colors.
Thick Sock Lock
Lock for holding thin or thick sock pairs together in the washing machine, dryer, or sock drawer.
Timer with Extra-Large Readout
Timer with a ¾” LCD readout and a loud ring. Has three-setting buttons, a magnet, and a clip on the back. Can be set for up to 19 hours and 59 minutes. Uses one AAA battery (included).
Gadget for evenly slicing tomatoes, potatoes and other vegetables.
Touch to See Identifiers
Labels designed for the blind or visually impaired. Letters and number are in bold and in braille. Includes 141 letters and 32 numbers.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Touch-to-See-Letters-and-Numbers_p_769.html?AffId=1
Wallet with three compartments--top flap with tab closure, six tabbed compartments for paper money, and a removable credit/business card file. Also includes an inside zippered compartment and a retractable wrist strap. Made of burgundy leather.
Typoscope 3 1/2" x 5"
Heavy plastic reading guide with two windows—one for narrow (2¾”) and the other for wider (4.75) columns. Windows show only the lines of print being read to reduce distraction from the rest of the page.
Available from the Chicago Lighthouse at www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Typoscope-3-12-x-5_p_83.html?AffId=1
Vocally--Voice Activated Dialer
Voice-activated telephone dialer that stores up to 60 names and numbers.
Voice-It-All Three-in-one unit that includes a money identifier, color identifier, and voice recorder. The talking money identifier reads and announces $1, $5, $20, $50, and $100 bills. The talking color identifier reads and announces most colors. Has a built-in recorder with over two hours of storage capacity and indexing capability. Uses a standard 9-volt battery (included). Also available with a Euro currency reader.
Voila Talking Label Reader
Label reader that can be used to identify items that are not distinguishable by their different tactile characteristics. By attaching one of the 50 supplied labels, each of which has a different pattern of stripes on it and recording a description of the item into the VoiLa, an optical sensor in the unit's tip reads the bar code when the sensor is passed over the label. Additional labels can be purchased, or labels can be reused, if they are attached with magnetic tape or Velcro. Powered by 2 AA batteries (not included) and has flash memory. A headphone or mini-speaker can be connected by the jack on top of the unit. Measured 6 inches x 1.5 x 1 and weighs only 3.6 ounces. Cassette and print instructions included. Voila has a total of 12 minutes of recording time.
Device for recording messages to identify items, such as medication, clothing, food, household items. Sturdy, re-recordable credit card-sized plastic cards are inserted in the device while holding the button on the side of unit and recording the name of an item after a click is heard. The cards can then be attached to the appropriate items. To playback recorded message, card is inserted into the device, which reads the message. Uses one 9-volt battery (included).
WCIB Alum Rigid Cane Heavy duty, yet light, rigid aluminum canes. This model has a putter balance, rubberized grip handle. Has a standard red band at the base. Comes in 2-inch increments from 36 to 60 inches.
Wilson Digital Voice Recorder
Voice recorder for shopping lists, reminders, to-do lists, notes, appointments, messages, lectures, directions, and audio instructions. Inexpensive, simple to use, and constructed from solid components. Features up to 8 hours of continuous recording time. Requires two (2) AAA batteries (not included).
Wire Loop Needle Threader
Sewing aid for those who cannot thread a sewing needle easily.
Zenith Universal Remote Control Universal remote control that features a slimline design with big buttons. Owner’s manual includes codes for 194 different television manufacturers. Features large, red buttons for Channel Up, Channel Down, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute and On/Off. Operates on 2 AAA batteries (not included).