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Contact Person: Scott Moore
Address: Post Office Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255-0669
Product Description: ZoomText XTRA, screen magnification & screen reading software.
American Foundation For The Blind
Contact Person: Mark Uslan
Address: 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Product Description: Conducts evaluations of assistive technology and maintains the Careers and Technology Information Bank, a database of employed blind people who are willing to discuss their jobs and the technology they use.
American Printing House For The Blind
Contact Person: Jan Carroll
Address: 1839 Frankfort Avenue
Post Office Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
Product Description: Talking software & products for the visually impaired from A.P.H.
American Thermoform Corporation
Contact Person: Ruth Haggen
Address: 2311 Travers Avenue
City Of Commerce, CA 90040-1623
Product Description: Manufacturer and distributors of Braille equipment and material for the blind and visually impaired.
Applied Learning Corporation
Contact Person: Jim Barrett
Address: 1376 Glen Hardie Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Product Description: Adaptive computer keyboards: Experience single-hand, stick or single-finger, head or mouth stick, "expanded" model for tremors or low vision, two-hand ergonomic design.
Contact Person: Renee Clark
Address: NASA-Ames Building Moffett Complex
Building 23, Post Office Box 215
Moffett Field, CA 94035-0215
Product Description: Reading systems and talking maps for blind, visually impaired, or learning disabled individuals.
Product Description: Interactive training CD for the visually impaired.
Freedom Scientific Blind/Low Vision Group
11800 31st Court North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716-1805
Sales & Information: 800-444-4443 (within US)
Sales & Information: 727-803-8000 (worldwide)
Product Description: Notetakers and other products for the blind and visually impaired.
Contact Person: Max Lange
Address: Industriestr. 11
Marburg, GERMANY 35041
Product Description: Brailletec makes equipment for note-taking, writing, and printing in Braille. Tactile graphics and talking scientific equipment are also specialties.
Computer Application Specialties Company
P.O. Box 22219
Lincoln, NE 68542-2219
Phone: (402) 423-4782
FAX: (402) 423-5154
Product Description: Edit-PC a direct-entry braille production tool for transcribers. Braille2000 is fully compatible with ED-IT PC and is able to read and write "ABT" kinds of files. But Braille2000 with its New Millennium technology is also XML aware: you can read and write braille XML files as well as translate XML print text into braille.
Columbia Lighthouse For The Blind
Contact Person: Matt Ater
Address: 1421 P Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Product Description: The Assistive Technology Center is a full service technology program. Product sales, national training, assessments and demos are just a few.
Contact Person: Paul Mitten
Address: 40 Bannister Street
Post Office Box 1000
Mt. Pearl, NF, A1N 3C9 CANADA
Product Description: Compusult develops and sells assistive devices for the blind and visually impaired for personal and workplace applications. These products include ScanTELL, DigiCite, Responder, Vindicator, Textalk, SounText and AcuVoice. Compusult also designs and implements custom speech technology solutions.
Contact Person: Kjell Hansson
Address: Swedish Library Of Talking Books
S-122 88 Enskede, SWEDEN
Product Description: The DAISY Consortium is establishing the International Standard for the production, exchange, and use of the next generation of Digital Talking Books. The DAISY Consortium is made up of organizations world-wide serving persons who are blind or print disabled.
Contact Person: Bill McCann, President, Dancing Dots
Address: 1754 Quarry Lane
P.O. Box 927
Valley Forge, PA 19482
Phone: 610-783-6692 Fax: 610-783-6732
on the web: www.dancingdots.com
Product Description: For people who need Braille scores fast: The GOODFEEL (TM) Braille Music Translator from Dancing Dots automates transcription of Braille music. Converts various music file formats. Now supports lyrics! Scanning optional; no page limit. GOODFEEL 2.0 is a 32-bit Windows program with full documentation online. Compatible with Cakewalk. Free demo available.
Dolphin Computer Access Group
Dolphin Computer Access
60 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 1 (650) 3487401
Tel (Toll Free): +1 866 797 5921
Fax: +1 (650) 348 7403
Product Description: Integrated solutions for visually impaired computer users in magnification, speech & Braille.
Duxbury Systems, Inc.
Contact Person: Neal Kuniansky
Address: 270 Littleton Road, Unit 6
Westford, MA 01886-3523
Product Description: Easy to use Braille translation/word processing software, includes built-in Nemeth (math Braille); foreign language Braille, interline printing, and much more. For Windows (NT, 95, 3.1), DOS, Macintosh. Also, MegaDots - braille translation/word processing software.
Contact Person: T. V. Raman
Product Description: Emacspeak is a speech interface that allows visually impaired users to interact independently and efficiently with the computer. Available free of cost on the Internet, Emacspeak has dramatically changed how the author and hundreds of blind and visually impaired users around the world interact with the personal computer and the Internet.
En-Vision America, Inc.
Contact Person: Philip Raistrick
Address: 1013 Porter Lane
Normal, IL 61761
Product Description: En-Vision America manufactures a product called i.d. mate. It is a portable electronic device that uses bar codes to identify items in the home and workplace for anyone visually impaired.
Enabling Technologies Company
Contact Person: Tony Schenk
Address: 1601 N.E. Braille Place
Stuart, FL 34957
Product Description: Manufacturer of Braille embossers and Braille and print devices.
Enhanced Vision Systems, Inc.
17911 Sampson Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Product Description: Enhanced Vision Systems is the manufacturer of innovative products for low vision. Jordy glasses; a portable, head-mounted color camera and display system and the new MERLIN CCTV.
PO Box 710130
Dallas TX 75371
Phone: (888) 420-3200 or (214) 747-3746
Fax: (214) 742-3746
Quality ergonomic, adaptive, assistive products for the cost-conscious customer who expects concise information coupled with solid service.
Contact Person: Ioan Montane
Address: 34, rue du General BRUNET
75019 Paris, FRANCE
Product Description: DRACULAwin and DRACULAvox original Braille and voice synthesis screen reader for different versions of Windows. A family of Braille equipment from 20 to 84 characters.
GW Micro, Inc.
Contact Person: Sonja Morgan
Address: 725 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Product Description: Computer hardware and software for persons who are blind, visually impaired or have learning disabilities.
11800 31st Court North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716-1805
Sales & Information: 800-444-4443 (within US)
Sales & Information: 727-803-8000 (worldwide)
Product Description: Screen reading & screen magnification software for the blind & visually impaired.
NOTE: Humanware is the USA distributor. Contact Person: Rick Plescia
Address: 6245 King Road
Loomis, CA 95650
Distributor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Distributor Website: www.humanware.com
Company Website: www.handytech.de
Our main products are Braille Output Units (Braille Displays) which make it possible for the blind to work with computer systems. These products include the Braille Wave portable braille note taker, the Bookworm portable braille book reader, and many others.
HIMS, Inc. hims-inc.com
Contact Person: April Foster
Address: 4616 W. Howard Ln, Suite 960
Austin, TX 78728
Product Description: HIMS manufactures video magnifiers, Braille notetakers, Braille displays and daisy book players for individuals blind and visually impaired.
IBM Special Needs Systems
Contact Person: Paul Luther
Address: Marketing And Program Manager
11400 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758
Product Description: Come visit us at the IBM Special Needs Systems booth numbers 45 & 46 and learn about solutions available for persons who have disabilities. We will be featuring a new accessibility solution called, Home Page Reader - a self-voicing browser.
Independent Living Aids, Inc.
Contact Person: Marvin Sandler
Address: 27 East Mall
Plainview, NY 11803-4404
Product Description: Mail order catalog featuring over 700 innovative products for blind & visually impaired individuals and persons with hearing and physical disabilities.
Contact Person: Aaron Rawlins
Address: 4550 North Pershing Avenue, Suite 7
Stockton, CA 95207
Product Description: InfoCon is a company that converts books into Large Print. The InfoCon process uses digital technology to generate the highest level of quality text and graphics for the visually impaired. InfoCon books are bound with a hard full-color cover and stitched professionally to ensure beautiful and long lasting books.
Contact Person: Liza Jacobs
Address: 1141 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Product Description: Infogrip's Options Catalog is the complete source for computer access & ergonomic solutions. We carry computer keyboards, pointing devices, switches, educational software, mounting devices & ergonomic supports.
Contact Person: Tom Winter
Address: 5921 South Middlefield Road, Suite 102
Littleton, CO 80123-2877
Product Description: Magni-Cam electronic magnifier system - portable, compatible magnification for low vision.
Contact Person: Joan Cunningham
Address: 55 Leveroni Court, Suite 9
Novato, CA 94949-5751
Product Description: IntelliTools is the Developer & Manufacturer of IntelliKeys, the Award Winning Alternative Keyboard, & Publisher of Accessible Adaptable Software for People with Disabilities. Programs include Creativity Tools for Macintosh and Windows computers, math and language arts curriculum software.
JBliss Imaging Systems
Contact Person: Karin August
Address: Post Office Box 1746
Los Altos, CA 94023
Product Description: Products for people with low vision and blindness including VIPinfoSoft, ezVIP, and VIPintoNet.
Kurzweil Educational Systems
Contact Person: Mario Ball
Address: 14 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
Product Description: Text to speech software for the learning disabled. Software which converts text to speech for the blind and visually impaired.
Contact Person: Richard Kendal
Address: Post Office Box 2653
3360 Adobe Court
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Product Description: Manufacturer of quality CCTV products for the visually impaired.
Contact Person: Edgar Matias
Address: 600 Rexdale Boulevard, Suite 1204
Toronto M9W 6T4 CANADA
Product Description: Half-QWERTY one-handed keyboard software allows a regular keyboard to function as a one-handed keyboard, at speeds of up to 91% of two-handed rate.
Metroplex Voice Computing
Contact Person: Nancilu McClellan
Address: Post Office Box 121984
Arlington, TX 76012
Product Description: Speech recognition software - MathTalk, ArithmeticTalk and Math BrailleTalk.
Contact Person: Lordita Canlas
Address: 224 Airport Parkway, Suite 550
San Jose, CA 95110
Product Description: TextAssist Pro is a text reading agent that can read out loud from any Windows-based application. You can easily use it to read email messages, WEB pages and other documents, or even teach it recite poetry or sing songs!
Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium
Contact Person: Dayle Levine
Address: Bloorview MacMillan Centre
350 Rumsey Road
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 1R8 CANADA
Product Description: The ORTC, a R & D consortia, and its commercial partners are proud to display the commercially available VisAble Calculator, software upgrades for the Virtual Reality Mouse, new vision product prototypes, ListenUp!, Midimate, DrivePoint, Extender and recently translated versions of the WiViK product line into Danish, German, French and Swedish.
Product Description: Optelec is pleased to be premiering their complete new line of on-screen video magnifiers. Designed by users, for users, see our new sleek design, ergonomically-designed controls and auto-focus. As a Low Vision Industry leader, Optelec (a Tieman Company) is now setting the standard for the new millennium. Stop by and see what all the talk is about!
Origin Instruments Corporation
Contact Person: Melvin Dashner
Address: 854 Greenview Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75050-2438
Product Description: Manufacturer of HeadMouse (TM), SofType (TM), and Dragger (TM). These products replace the functionality of a standard desktop mouse and keyboard for people who are unable to use their hands.
Pitney Bowes Office Systems
Contact Person: Dawnyielle Peeples
Address: 100 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
Product Description: The Universal Access Copier System was designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The system incorporates speech recognition, extra large touch screen interface, Braille labeling on control panel and keyboard.
PLEXTOR Co., Ltd.
Contact Person: Hiroyuki Murakami
Address: Kyodo Bldg (Tokyo Ekimae)
4-21 Yaesu, 1-Chome
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0028 JAPAN
Product Description: CD-based digital talking book player, "PLEXTALK".
Pulse Data International, Inc.
Contact Person: Mark Goodkin
Address: 351 Thornton Road, Suite 119
Lithia Springs, GA 30057
Product Description: Experience Pulse Data's - Simple-to-use SmartView video magnifiers (CCTV'S), with superb full color and crisp B/W displays, which are available as Stand-alone units, or with Computer-interface; Portable ViewPoint II systems, also with Computer-interface; Unique "Smart Keys" and "Smart Keyboard Organizers" with on-screen displays of Time, Day, Date, Calculator, Electronic Rolodex, Appointment Calendar, Memo Pad. PDI - "The Smart Choice!"
Contact Person: Tim Connell (Australia & world), Chris Foster (US)
Address: 6245 King Road
Loomis, CA 95650
Phone: (800) 722-3393 (US)
Product Description: Quantum Technology is an Australian company specializing in the development, manufacture and distribution of technology solutions for people with vision impairment. Products include: Mountbatten - electronic braillewriter, Nomad - accessible multimedia tactile graphic board, braille translator, and others.
Recording For The Blind & Dyslexic
Contact Person: Annemarie Cooke
Address: 20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Product Description: RFB&D is a national nonprofit organization serving people with print disabilities. We provide on-loan recorded textbooks at all academic levels.
Contact Person: Dave Skrivanek
Address: 75 Carver Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
Product Description: Repro-Tronics will be demonstrating hardware and software for the creation and production of Tactile graphical images. Products include the Tactile Image Enhancer, Flexi-Paper, Thermo-Pen and the Tactile Graphic Designer series of software. Graphic designs can be produced either as a print or embossed output.
Revolution Enterprises, Inc./Handiworks
Contact Person: Maressa Fox
Address: 12170 Dearborn Place
Poway, CA 92064
Product Description: Revolution is the manufacturer of the graphite cane. Handiworks makes the cane holders.
WizCom Technologies Ltd.
257 Great Road,
Acton, MA 01720
Tel: +1-978-635-5357, Toll Free: +1-888-777-0552, Fax: +1-978-929-9228
Product Description: Quicktionary - hand-held portable scan and hear dictionary. Defines and pronounces words scanned from any text.
Contact Person: Ed Vitu
Address: 283 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
Product Description: The Galileo reading system - print to speech.
Tack-Tiles Braille Systems, LLC
Contact Person: Kevin Murphy
Address: Post Office Box 475
97 Forrest Street
Plaistow, NH 03865
Product Description: TACK-TILES (R) Braille Systems provide a smoother, shorter, more interesting universal access to Braille literacy, mathematics, computers, music and entertainment. With these, a father and educator offers Braille as it ought to be learned and enjoyed.
Technologies For The Visually Impaired, Inc.
Contact Person: John Panarese
Address: 9 Nolan Court
Hauppauge, NY 11778
Product Description: Products for RoBoTron of Australia and other adaptive devices and software for the blind and visually impaired.
Contact Person: Bob Rodewald
Address: 520 Almanor Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-3533
Product Description: Video magnifiers, Braille & speech access and reading machines for the blind and visually impaired.
The Learning Studio
Contact Person: Elspeth Sladden
Address: 500 West End Avenue, #12B
New York, NY 10024
Product Description: Keyboard Coach System for teaching computer keyboarding to LD, ADD, or low vision students. "Studentworks" graphic study organizer.
1853 SW Airport Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Product Description: TIGER Advantage is a personal computer printer that embosses crisp, high-resolution tactile graphics and Braille. Equipped with Windows 95/98 printer drive, the embosser prints a combination of text and graphics directly from any application inWindows. The text is translated into Braille and the graphics are represented in tactile form. TIGER Advantage is also a network printer that can be shared among multiple users connected on the net.
USA Contact: Yigal Yoeli/Avi Tessler (Performance Systems Inc.)
Address: 9660 Hillcroft, Suite 302
Houston, TX 77096
Product Description: VirTouch Ltd. is the developer of the Virtual Touch System (VTS) - revolutionary new computer hardware and software for the visually impaired, giving them remote tactile access for mastery of multiple Windows applications: graphics, text, education programs, art, photography and tactile games. In addition, VTS displays text tactually in regular alphabets, as well as Braille.
Vision Technology, Inc.
Contact Person: Mike Neary
Address: 8501 Delport Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114-5905
Product Description: Vision Technology’s pursuit of innovative design has led the company to the forefront of the low vision industry. We offer 2X magnification allowing individuals with the beginning stages of low vision the benefit of these products; as well as those needing higher magnification. VTI manufactures desktop, portable and distance-viewing CCTVs.
Address: 841 Jean-Paul Vincent
Lonqueuil, Quebec, CANADA J4G 1R3
Phone: (888) 723-7273 (USA & Canada)
Product Description: Victor Reader Daisy compliant, this line of digital talking book player allows the reading of talking books recorded on CD-ROM. Victor Reader products from VisuAide allows the user to jump straight to a specific section or passage, skip from page to page, consult the table of contents, and insert bookmarks.
Voice Diary Ltd.
Contact Person: Arik Hinkis
Address: Misgav Technology Center
D.N. Misgav 20179 ISRAEL
Product Description: Manufactures the Voice Diary - the only voice user interface organizer designed for visually impaired people.
WinTrans Braille Translator
WinTrans is a windows interface to the NfbTrans program. Its purpose is to allow windows users to translate text files to grade II braille and grade II braille files to text without dealing with the dos environment in which NfbTrans runs. NFBTrans is included in the download.