Assistive Technology Products

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Descriptions of many of these products may be found at www.afb.org/prodMain.aspx

Your state may provide certain devices on loan and/or at discounted prices. To contact your state’s assistive technology program, see the directory on the website of the RESNA Catalyst Project.

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Mobile Applications

Due to the large number of applications for mobile devices, and the speed with which they are being developed, we do not attempt to list them in this directory. For a list of the latest apps for iPhones and iPads, select this link to AV AppleVis.


Audio and Digital Book Players

Book Port Plus

Book Wizard Producer

Book Wizard Reader

EasyReader

eClipseReader

eClipseWriter Personal Edition

eClipseWriter Professional

iPad

Kindle Reader

Milestone

FSReaderGH Player

PLEXTALK (player/recorder)

Professor 

Talking Books

Telex Scholar

Victor Reader Stream

Victor Reader Wave

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Desktop Electronic Magnifiers

Acrobat

Atlas

Aurora

Big Reader

Clarity CarryMate

Clarity Deskmate

Clarity Flexmate

Clarity Junior

Clarity PCMate

ClearNote

ClearView+ Speech HD

ClearView+ Speech Module

Color-Eye

DaVinci

Deuce

Discovery II

Eclipse

EEZEE Reader

Explorer

Eye-C

EZVU Video Magnifier

Farview

FlexEye

Freedom Machine

Genie Pro

IBIS FHD

InSight

iPad2

iView

Liberty Scholar

Liberty Solo

Maggie

MagniLink Vision 13

Max

Merlin

Mezzo HD

myReader2

Nemo

Olympia

Panda

Portix

Premier

Prisma AF

Prodigi

Presto

ProSeries

Pro Zoomer

QuickLook Focus

Quicklook Zoom

Select

Shoppa

SmartView Xtend, Versa and Versa+

Strix

Synergy SI 22″

The View

TOPAZ Desktop Video Magnifiers

TVi Color

VEO HD CCTV

ZACC-S

ZoomEx

Zoom Flex

Zoom Twix

Zoom-Eye

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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Ariadne

AroundMe

BlindSquare

FourSquare

iPad (with purchase of application)

Kapten PLUS GPS

Nearby Explorer

SeeingEye

StreetTalk VIP

Trekker Breeze

ViaOpta Navigator

Victor Reader Trek (with reader)

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Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)

EasyLink

Icon

iPad (with purchase of application)

Maestro

Mobile Speak Pocket

Mobile Magnifier Pocket

PAC Mate Omni QX400

PAC Mate Omni QX420

PAC Mate Omni QX440

Pocket HAL

Voice Sense

VoiceNote mPower QT

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Portable Electronic Magnifiers

Amigo

Candy and Candy Grip

Capture

Color Mouse

Compact+, Mini, & HD

Crystal

eSight Eyewear (Head-worn)

Explore

Eye-Pal (also OCR)

Eye-Q

Fusion

Iris Vision (head-worn)

i-Stick

LaVoice Solo (also OCR)

Liberty Scholar

Liberty Solo

Looky

Lupo

Mattingly SMART

Max

MaxLupe

Merlin

MiniMax

Mobilux

MonoMouse

ManoTouch

myReader2

NuEyes (head-worn)

Nemo

Olympia

ONYX

Opal

Pebble

Pico

PocketViewer

Portable SenseView

Portix

ProdigiPro Zoomer

Prodigi (also Desktop & OCR)

QuickLook Focus

Quicklook Zoom

Ruby

Sapphire

seeBOOST (head-worn)

Smartlux Digital

SmartView Xtend, Versa and Versa+

Shoppa

Snow

Strix

The Clue

The Detective

The Investigator

The Prisma

The Solution

The Traveller

TOPAZ Desktop Video Magnifiers

TVi Color

Versa

Visolux

ZACC-S

ZoomEx

Zoom Flex

Zoom Twix

Zoom-Eye

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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

iPad (with purchase of application)

StreetTalk VIP

Trekker Breeze

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Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)

EasyLink

Icon

iPad (with purchase of application)

Maestro

Mobile Speak Pocket

Mobile Magnifier Pocket

PAC Mate Omni QX400

PAC Mate Omni QX420

PAC Mate Omni QX440

Pocket HAL

Voice Sense

VoiceNote mPower QT

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software and Reading Machines

CDesk

Cicero Text Reader

Clear Reader

ClearView+ Speech Module

ClearView+ Speech True Color

CLiCk, Speak–Free

ClipTalk–Free

Complete Reading System

DaVinci

DEMOSTHeNES–Free

DSpeech

E-bot

Extreme Reader XR1

Extreme Reader XR10

EyePal Ace, Ace Plus, and ROL

EyePal Scanner

EyePal Solo and EyePal Solo LV

ezVIP

Fire Vox–Free

Galileo

JAWS 13

KNFB iPhone Reader

Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind (KNFB) Reader

La Voice Solo (also CCTV)

LookTel (also a smart phone)

MobilEyes

Merlin (also CCTV)

Optelec ClearReader

Orcam (glasses-mounted)

Poet Compact 2

Portset Reader

Prizmo – Application for iOS 3.1 or later

Prodigi

ReadIris

SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance

SayText – FREE application for iOS 5.0 or later

Sayz Me–Free

ScannaR

Scan2Text

Simon Reading Machine

Smart Reader

Textbridge

TextDetective – Application for iOS 5.0 or later

OpenBook

Ovation

SpeakEasy–Free

Text Cloner Pro

Ultra Hal–Free

VERA

VIP

Voice Stick

WordTalk–Free

ZoomText Image Reader

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Screen Magnification

Accessibar–Free

Big.com Web Magnifier–Free

CDesk

Claria Zoom

Dragnifier–Free

EasyRead–Free

E-bot

Ergo

EzMagnifier–Free

Fatbits–Free

iPad

KwikLoupe–Free

Lens –Free

Lightning

Lightning Express–FREE

LowBrowse–FREE

LunarPlus Enhanced Screen Magnifier

MAGic Professional (w/speech)

MAGic Professional (w/out speech)

MAGic Standard (w/speech)

MAGic Standard (w/out speech)

Magnifier Plus

Magnifixer–Free

Magnifying Glass–Free

No Squint–Free

PnC E-Mail, Memo, Net

Screen Loupe

Supernova Pro

Supernova Reader Magnifier Standard

Virtual Magnifying Glass–Free

ZoomText Magnifier

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader

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Screen & Text-to-Speech Readers

Balabolka – FREE

BookCourier

BRLTTY

CakeTalking

C-Desk

ClipSpeak

Connect Outloud

DSpeech – FREE

DeskBot – FREE

Dolphin Pen

Hal (Professional)

Hal (Standard)

iPad

iSpeak

JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Professional)

JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Standard)

Kyrathasoft Text To Speech – FREE

MagnifyOutLoud

MagniLink Vision 13

Milestone

Natural Readers–FREE basic version

NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access)–FREE

Orca–FREE with Mac Leopard

outSPOKEN

Panopreter

PEARL

Plextalk

PnC E-Mail, Memo, Net

PowerTalk – FREE

Prodigi

Readability (Experimental web reading software)

ReadClip – FREE

Read4Me TTS Clipboard Reader

ReadTheWords

SAToGO–FREE

Screen Daemon–Free

Simultaneous Stanza Reader – For MAC

System Access Stand-alone

System Access Stand-alone Mobile

System Access Surfboard

Telex Scholar

TextAloud

Thunder–FREE

TTS Reader – FREE

Text2Speech – FREE

Ultra Hal

Universal Reader

Verbose

VoiceOver

Victor Reader ClassicX Plus

Victor Reader Trek (Reader and GPS)

WebAnywhere

WindowEyes

Window-Eyes Professional

Windows Narrator

WordReadPlus

yRead

Text-to-Speech Add-on Extensions for Browsers:

FoxVox – for Firefox

SpeakingFox – for Firefox on Mac OS X

SpeakIt! – for Google Chrome

SpokenText – for Firefox

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Speech Recognition Software (Speech-to-Text)

For Macintosh:

Dragon Dictate for Mac

MacSpeech Dictate Medical

MacSpeech Dictate Legal

MacSpeech Scribe

For Windows:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Freesr Speech Recognition – Free

SpeechGear’s Interact

Tazti

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Free Software

Document Accessibility

Accessible PDF Reader

Accessible UML

Balabolka

Blio

MathPlayer

Obi

PAC

Keyboard Shortcuts

Autohotkey & AutoHotkey_L

HoeKey

Hotkeycontrol XP

KeyTweak

ZenKEY

MapKeyboard

Contrast Adjustment

Dark Screen

ClearType Tuner PowerToy

RapidSet

ssOverlay

T-Bar

Visolve

Washer

Cursors

Bigger Cursors

Chunky Cursors

EnorMouse

Large Pointers

Pointing Magnifier

Miscellaneous

AMIS

DAISY Pipeline

Multimedia Calculator.Net

Save As DAISY

Tazti Speech Recognition Software

WebbIE (Web Browser)

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Braille and Other Tactile Devices

Andromeda

Braille E-Book

Braille+ Mobile Manager

Braille Interpreter

Braille Music Editor

BrailleNote GPS

B-Touch Mobile Phone

Make-Sens Touch Phone

Siafu PC

The Visual Assistance Card


Cell Phones and Mobile Accessibility Devices

Top 10 iPhone Apps for the Visually Impaired

Phones with Screen Readers:

Android (TalkBack screen reader application purchased separately)

iPad G3 (with free subscription to Gmail Phone)

Mobile Speak (Operating systems: Symbian, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC)

Nuance TALKS (Operating system: Symbian)

Orcam

Smart Hal (Windows Mobile Smartphone)

Apple iPhone (VoiceOver screen reader built in)


Phones with Magnification Software:

Mobile Magnifier (Operating systems: Symbian, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC).

ZOOMS (Operating system: Symbian)


Phones with Voice Control:

LG Series

LG Muziq

Motorola ic502, ic602 and ic902

Nextel i880, and i580


Specialty Phones and Mobile Accessibility Devices:

Coupe — Large font menu and dialing display. Voice commands and dedicated colored keys.

Jitterbug — Basic Samsung phone with large buttons, large screen font, and loud speaker

Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind (KNFB) Reader Mobile (Nokia N82) — Includes scanner/reader and GPS

Owasys 22C screenless phone –Available in the U.S. only for GSM networks like AT&T or T-Mobile

RAY — Includes telephony, messaging, navigation, audio book streaming, visual assistance, object recognition, social network services, and leisure and entertainment services.

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