Orientation and Mobility

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BrainPort® V100

The BrainPort V100 prototype is an oral electronic vision aid that provides electro-tactile stimulation to aid profoundly blind patients in orientation, mobility, and object recognition as an adjunctive device to other assistive methods such as the white cane or a guide dog. It translates digital information from a video camera into gentle electrical stimulation patterns on the surface of the tongue. Users feel moving bubble-like patterns on their tongue which they learn to interpret as the shap

E4 Wristband

The E4 Wristband it is a monitoring device designed to observe and record psychological signals for people with Epilepsy. The Wristband is built with four sensors: Photoplethysmography (PPG) for continuous heart rate (supporting Hearth Rate Variability analysis for stress and relaxation); 3-axis Accelerometer Movement data to support activity classification; Electrodermal Activity (EDA) for skin conductance (i.e., Galvanic Skin Response, sympathetic activation, autonomic arousal, excitement); an

RMB EV Multi-Point electric scooter

Designed for those who are not confined to a wheel chair.  Flat floor deck makes for easy mounting and higher seat allows for eye to eye contact with other people. Up to 30 mile range and fits through standard size door ways. Foldable handle bars and quick swap removable battery pack allows for easy transporting.The Multi-Point has reverse, horn, emergency brake, and the super popular USB ports to allow charging of cell phones and tablets while on the go.

'k' Sonar (Model 1-07000-00)

The 'K' Sonar, model 1-07000-00, is an audible electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small electronic device aids users who are blind or visually impaired with orientation and mobility. By listening to sounds produced by the device, users can determine the distance and location of objects and some of the object's features. The device attaches to the golf grip handle of a long cane. Headphones provide audio feedback, w

3D Soundscape Technology

PROTOTYPE------3D Soundscape Technology is designed for use by individuals who are blind and have low vision during naviation of an urban environment.  The assistive technology relies on three components: a smartphone, a bone conductive headset that rests over the users ears (see image at top), and Bluetooth beacons placed throughout the city or suburb.

50 / 50 Cane

The 50/50 Cane is a folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This two-section white cane has a plastic handle with a wrist loop. OPTIONS: Fiberglass or carbon fiber. DIMENSIONS: 55, 57, 59, 61, or 63 inches in length. COLOR: White.

59-Inch Folding Blind Cane With Metal Tip (Model Mp-69000)

The 59-Inch Folding Blind Cane With Metal Tip, model MP-69000, is a folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Pulling on the end segments separates them, allowing the cane to be folded. A wrist strap is included. DIMENSIONS: 59 inches long. CAPACITY: 250 pounds. COLOR: White with black handle and red bottom segment.

Ableroad Application

AbleRoad is an Iphone or Ipad application designed for individuals with many types of disabilities who wish to know the accessibility of a location. AbleRoad allows the user to locate, rate and review accessible places near them. Rate accessibility of locations based on categories such as Mobility, Hearing, Sight, Cognitive. Ratings and reviews appear in the app and on the AbleRoad.com website for the entire AbleRoad community in user's area to use.

Ableware 704092010 Replacement Sling for Sit and Ride and Maddacrawler

The Replacement Sling for Sit and Ride and Maddacrawler is designed to assist adults and children that have fine motors disabilities.  It can be used as a stepping stone in therapy. Practice in the seated position of certain ambulatory patterns will prepare a person for actual use of the movements in a standing position. Sling is height adjustable from 9 – 17¨ (22.9 – 45.2 cm) and allows children and adults of all sizes to sit and propel themselves with their feet and to practice smooth reciproc

Accessible Pedestrian System

The Accessible Pedestrian System is an audible and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed to make street crossing safer for individuals who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or who have low vision. The system consists of a driver unit and a push button unit. The driver unit provides all the necessary electronics to drive an audio tactile transducer, located in the push button unit, which creates audible and tactile walk and don't walk signals. The audible output of the push button has three

Aco Detectable Warning Device

The ACO Detectable Warning Device is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The polymer concrete surface is made from polyester resins reinforced with mineral aggregates and fillers, with an enhanced micro-texture design located on and between truncated domes for increased slip resistance and sound-on-cane detectability. The surface provides up to four times the compressive strength of cement concrete, with minimal water absorption to preve

Ada Compliant Paver (Model 200)

The ADA Compliant Paver, model 200, is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paving stone with truncated domes provides visual as well as textural contrast to guide individuals with visual impairments on conventional publicly utilized pavements, sidewalks and other components of the public right of way, including wheelchair curb ramps at street intersections. The unit is made from a concrete mix under extreme pressure and high frequen

Ada Detectable Warning Paver

The ADA Detectable Warning Paver is a detectable warning surface designed for use on sidewalks, crosswalks and entries to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The surface features truncated domes that can be felt underfoot or with a white cane. The paver is manufactured from recycled glass using RG Stone hardface technology. It has an extra dense surface that handles heavy traffic, harsh weathering, salt, and ice removal, and it can be cut, fit, and contoured

Ada Paver

The ADA Paver is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These dry-pressed paving bricks bear a Braille-like detectable warning surface to help pedestrians with visual impairments anticipate and avoid a hazard ahead. The provision of the detectable warning surface on locations such as curb cuts and the edges of loading docks or elevated or level boarding platforms in transit stations enables most visually impaired persons to come to a stop b

Advantage Graphite Cane

The Advantage Graphite Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The adult-size cane comes in three styles: a rigid style, a folding style with five sections, and an "Identity" style (a folding cane with seven sections). Children's canes come only in rigid or five-section folding styles. The cane is made of graphite, a material that is lighter but stronger and more durable than aluminum. Graphite canes are also more sensitive since the graphite transm

Advantage Graphite Support Cane

The Advantage Graphite Support Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who also need a cane for support. The rigid, non-folding cane is height adjustable. The handle is bent at a 90-degree angle and has a rubber grip. The cane is made of graphite, a material that is lighter but stronger and more durable than aluminum. This white cane also has a reflective tape covering for safety. WARRANTY: One year.

Advantage Surface Applied Tactile Warning System

The Advantage Surface Applied Tactile Warning System is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of stainless steel, this tactile warning system has truncated domes that resist snow plow damage during snow and ice removal in cold climates. The surface can be applied to curb ramps, platform edges, and other locations in public rights of way requiring an upgrade to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines. DIMENSIONS: 2 x 3 fe

Advantage Tactile Cast In Place Tile

The Advantage Tactile Cast In Place Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of stainless steel, the surface has truncated domes that are resistant to snow plow damage during winter clearing of snow and ice. This replaceable cast in place tile is installed by setting it directly in newly poured concrete, but can be replaced without demolishing the existing concrete. DIMENSIONS: 2 x 3 feet, 2 x 4 feet, or 2 x 5 feet.

Alertcast Detectable Warning Tile

The AlertCast Detectable Warning Tile is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Made from glass-reinforced thermoset plastic, it has a top panel molded with truncated domes and bottom docking anchors that are embedded into wet concrete. The anchors lock the unit securely into the concrete without trapping air beneath the surface. The surface is safety-speckled for slip resistance, and the perimeter has a beveled

Alertmat Detectable Warning System

alertmat Detectable Warning System is a detectable warning surface and non slip outdoor matting designed to provide tactile warning of dangers to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This surface-applied detectable warning mat is made from 100 percent recycled styrene butadiene from tires mixed with nylon, rayon and polyester fibers. It has truncated domes and can be used for retrofitting or new installations. It is slip-resistant and has a thin surface profile and perimeter beveled edg

Alerttile Detectable Warning

AlertTile Detectable Warning is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warning of dangers ahead for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Applications include curb ramps and platform edges. Made from a glass reinforced thermoset composite, its semi-rigid composition is flexible enough to conform to ramp irregularities in retrofit applications. The surface has an in-line pattern of truncated domes to provide tactile warnings. The surface is safety-speckled for ad

Ambutech Aluminum Folding Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Aluminum Folding Mobility Canes are folding travel canes designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The heavy-gauge aluminum construction results in strong joints and the ability to withstand abuse and the joint design provides superior tactile transmission. The canes are available in four-, five-, or six-section models and the double-corded assembly is designed for ease in field stripping with minimal training. An extra knot allows for easy replacement o

Ambutech Fiberglass Folding Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Fiberglass Folding Mobility Canes are folding travel canes designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The fiberglass composite construction results in strength and outstanding tactile transmission. Unique connector joints eliminated sharp edges and pinching. The canes are available in four-, five-, or six-section models. DIMENSIONS: The four-section model is available in 38 to 54 inches long in two-inch increments. The five-section models are available i

Ambutech Folding Identification Canes

The Ambutech Folding Identification Canes are folding travel canes designed specifically for individulas with low vision who do not require full mobility assistance but wish to be identified in difficult situations. Constructed of lightweight drawn aluminum tubing with precision engineered joints, these canes, also known as theater or symbol canes, fold to fit in a pocket or purse. DIMENSIONS: Available in 34 to 54 inch lengths, in two-inch increments. Custom lengths are also available. WEIGHT

Ambutech Kiddie Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Kiddie Mobility Canes are rigid canes designed for use by children with blindness or low vision. These canes are intended for use by children who are beginning mobility training and are available with aluminum, fiberglass, or graphite shafts. DIMENSIONS: These canes are available in a range of lengths from 24 to 34 inches, in one inch increments. Custom lengths are also available for all models.

Ambutech Mobility Cane Tips

The Ambutech Mobility Cane Tips are white cane tips designed for use with rigid and folding travel canes by people with blindness or low vision. The High Mileage Tip is marshmallow-style tip moded of highly abrasion-resistant polymer for long life. This tip is available in an eyelet style or a slip-on style. Available in eyelet-style, slip-on style, or threaded tip for RNIB Canes, the Pencil Tip is molded of nylon. The Marshmallow Tip Cap slips on over the pencil tip, converting it to a Marshmal

Ambutech Rigid Mobility Canes

The Ambutech Rigid Mobility Canes are rigid canes designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. These canes are available with aluminum, fiberglass, or graphite shafts and straight handles. The aluminum cane is also available with a crook-style handle. DIMENSIONS: The aluminum and graphite canes are available in a range of lengths from 36 to 60 inches, in one inch increments. The graphite cane is available in a range of lengths from 36 to 58 inches, in one inch increments. Custom

Ambutech Ultralite Graphite Folding Mobility Canes

The Ambutech UltraLITE Graphite Folding Mobility Canes are folding travel canes designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The graphite canes have aluminum ferrules and double-stranded elastic cords for ease in folding and unfolding and the extra-stiff construction provides outstanding tactile transmission. The canes are available in four-, five-, or six-section models and have putter-style grips. DIMENSIONS: The four-section model is available in 36 to 54 inches lon

Aps-10

The APS-10 is an audible pedestrian signal designed to aid pedestrians who are blind or have low vision in crossing streets safely. When connected to existing pedestrian signals, it produces separate and distinctive electronic bird chirping sounds for both north/south and east/west crossings. It has a universal mount and is easily installed on any existing pedestrian signal. The sound output of this audible pedestrian signal is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter, with sound output automatically switc

Ariadne Gps

Ariadne GPS is an app that meets the needs of the blind in an easy-to-use interface. Talking maps allow users to explore the world around them by moving their finger around the map. While exploring, crossing a street is signaled by vibration. It has a "favorites" feature, and can be used to announce stops on the bus or train. Rotating maps keep users centered, with territory behind the user on the bottom of the screen and what is ahead on the top portion. Available in multiple languages, Ariadne

Atlas Of Central And South Asia

The Atlas of Central and South Asia is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 13 countries and the region of Kashmir. The countries include Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and ph

Atlas Of East Asia

The Atlas of East Asia is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers China, Mongolia, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of which are labeled in braille. The atlas contains 106 pages and 26 maps.

Atlas Of Eastern And Central Africa

The Atlas of Eastern and Central Africa is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 14 countries: Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, and Sao Tome & Principe. Each country has an introductory section in braille featuring facts and general information followed b

Atlas Of Eastern Europe

The Atlas of Eastern Europe is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Western Russia to the Ural Mountains. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The

Atlas Of North And South America

The Atlas of North and South America is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The atlas is divided into three units in four volumes with an emphasis on geography. The maps show boundaries, mountains, rivers and bodies of waters, elevation, major cities only, climate, land use and resources, each of which has a braille label. Each unit is self-contained and can be used alone. Unit 1, Northern North America, covers Canada and the United State

Atlas Of Northern Africa

The Atlas of Northern Africa is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 13 countries: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan and Southern Sudan, and Cape Verde. Each country has an introductory section in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map. The maps show cities, towns, rivers, mountains, and places of special inte

Atlas Of Southeast Asia

The Atlas of Southeast Asia is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and the Philippines. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of which are labeled in braille. The atlas contains 83 pages

Atlas Of Southern Africa

The Atlas of Southern Africa is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 14 countries: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, and Mauritius. Each country has an introductory section in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map. The maps show cities, towns, rivers, mountains, and place

Atlas Of The Middle East

The Atlas of the Middle East is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers 17 countries: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine National Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of whic

Atlas Of Western Europe

The Atlas of Western Europe is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This two-volume set of maps covers 21 countries and their nearby territories. Each country has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and a detailed full page tactile map. The maps show cities and physical features, each of which has a braille label. Volume 1 has 72 pages and 23 maps, covering Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Norway

Aud A Find Beacon & Aud A Ball Beacon (Model 1922 & 1923)

Beacon mounted in a small black box. Beeps at specified intervals between 2 and 20 seconds. 100 foot range. Beacon mounted in 4 inch foam ball available. Rechargeable.

Audiam Os & Audiam Fs

Audiam OS and Audiam FS are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Audiam OS is an audible signal designed to help pedestrians who are blind or who have low vision to locate the traffic signal request box. It gives off a ticking sound, which can be heard five meters from the traffic signal mast. The Audiam FS provides an acoustic signal to indicate when the green (go) signal is on, and to guide pedestrians who are blind or who have low visio

Audio-Based Environment Simulator (Abes)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an audio map for individuals who are blind or have low vision to enable them to navigate in unknown places. Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School have developed software that uses audio signals to convey a map of an area that a blind person will then walk through. The Audio-based Environment Simulator (AbES) is virtual environment software designed to improve real world navigation skills in the

Basic Map Reading Concepts: Map Study Ii (Model 1-01120-00)

Basic Map Reading Concepts: Map Study II, model 1-01120-00, is map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training program presents 30 map reading concepts in three areas: location and direction; finding corners; and diagonal, vertical, and horizontal movement. This program includes 13 sequential lesson plans in print, and three plastic relief maps with contrasting colors designed to introduce area, linear, and point symbols.

Berlin Button

The Berlin Button is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or who have low vision or mobility disabilities. The button can be fitted to all traffic lights, including retrofits. The button has a large surface and is touch sensitive. Available features include extension of the green phase for pedestrians with mobility disabilities; audible signals for visually impaired pedestrians; tactile signaling through a vibration module for pedestrians

Bionic Glasses

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of normal-looking pair of glasses to enhance vision for individuals with certain types of low vision using similar technology developed for mobile phones and gaming. Exhibited at the Summer Science Exhibition in Oxford, England, the Bionic Glasses enhance vision for individuals who are blind or have little to no vision left. The glasses are appropriate for common types of visual impairment such as age-related macular degeneration and diabet

Blind Spot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a "smart" white cane that integrates a mobile phone, wireless technologies, and Bluetooth technology to improve the social lives of individuals who have low vision or are blind. BlindSpot appears to be an ordinary white cane but incorporates the features of a GPS-enabled smartphone with a tactile and audio interface to let a user walk more confidently while navigating social settings a little more easily than usual. BlindSpot offers a fr

Body Buddy

-DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To aid children and adults with blindness and low vision in learning to use a long white cane safely and correctly. One of the most important things to learn is to keep the cane in front of the body, a difficult skill to master because the natural tendency is for the dominant arm to drop to the side of the body, causing an awkward swing with reduced protection from obstacles. The article describes a soft pillow that is carried by prssing it between the body

Braille Outline Maps (Models 1-01600-00 Through 1-01611-00)

Braille Outline Maps, models 1-01600-00 through 1-01611-00, are tactile maps designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. These maps of the United States are inexpensive and consumable, so teachers can mark them appropriately for the lessons of the day. There are ten different types of maps embossed on 80 pound braille paper. One map is of the 48 continguous states and bordering areas of Mexico and Canada. Another map is an overview map which depicts all of North America includ

Braille World Atlas (Model 5-06000-00)

The Braille World Atlas, model 5-06000-00, is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This one-volume atlas has 37 maps with descriptions, including maps of the solar system, the seasons, continents, oceans, countries, and the regions and states of the United States.

BrailleNote GPS & Receiver for BrailleNote, VoiceNote, or BrailleNote PK - 8GB

BrailleNote GPS & Receiver for BrailleNote, VoiceNote, or BrailleNote PK - 8GB is intended for blind and low vision people to help with way-finding. The GPS alerts the user the names of streets, when approaching an intersection and when it’s time to take a turn. It's a software designed to guide the user with precise information about the surroundings. It is a portable device and can be used exploring by foot or the surrounding.  Allows as well as a note taking and voice recorder. 

Braillewise Signage System

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a Braille signage system to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate airline lavatories. Airplane lavatories can be challenging to navigate for any traveler, but for individuals who are blind or have low vision they can be especially difficult to navigate. Designers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed an easy to use system that helps readers of Braille know where everything is once they enter the lav

Brainovi

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille and voice output navigation map for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Brainovi is a Braille navigation map that uses a combination of verbal instructions and touch display, to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired greater freedom and independence while traveling alone. All the user needs to do is "speak" his or her destination into the device and wait for a 3-D map to pop-up, allowing him or he

Brightfeet Slippers

BrightFeet Slippers are slippers designed for use by individuals with low vision or others who are not able to navigate in the dark. These slippers use LED lights mounted in the front of each slipper to illuminate an area up to 25 feet in front of the user. The slippers are helpful for night time trips to the bathroom or elsewhere in a person's residence. The LED lights only turn on when a room is dark, so the user can wear them day or night and not waste the battery while the lights are on. The

Brunton Braille Compass (Model 16B)

The Brunton Braille Compass, model 16B, is a tactile compass designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The compass has a raised dial on which an arrow represents north, while east, south, and west are represented by Braille letters. Dots denote intercardinal points. The user holds the compass level for roughly 10 seconds to allow the compass card to find North, then opens the cover slowly to lock the card in place. With a finger, the user finds the graduation on the compa

C2 Talking Compass

The C2 Talking Compass is a hand-held compass with speech output designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The C2 speaks the four major compass points and four interim points (northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest). The user orients the compass in the desired direction, then presses a button to hear the direction. The standard version comes pre-installed with English and Spanish. The custom version can be chosen with two languages from these: Arabic, Czech, Danis

Campbell Ada Compliant Pedestrian Push Buttons (Models 200, 400, 500, 800, 900, 4 Evr 120, 1371-412, & 4960-412)

Campbell ADA Compliant Pedestrian Push Buttons are audible pedestrian control switches designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Controls include a large round button in a round or rectangular mounting plate of stainless steel, aluminum, or PVC plastic. An audible tone and LED visual signal are momentarily activated when the button is pressed. Available switches include pressure sensitive solid state (model 4 EVR 120), typical movement solid state (model 700, 800, and 900

Cane Helper

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in learning to use a cane. This device is designed to aid mobility and orientation instructors in teaching proper cane movements without having to bend over. This device is equipped with a loop that fits loosely over the student's cane enabling the instructor to guide cane movements. To make the device, put together two or three sections (depending on the height of the instructor) of a broken folding cane. Gl

Cane Tip - 1-inch Diameter - Black

 The Cane tip is designed for individuals who use a cane for walking support. Drive Cane tip fits all canes and crutches with 1-in diameter.

Carex Enablers Glow Tape (Model En31Crd)

Carex Enablers Glow Tape, model EN31CRD, is designed to mark objects, the edges of stairs and other level changes, and obstacles for detection in darkness. This tape, which is virtually indetectable in the daylight, glows brightly in the dark. The tape comes in a roll.

Carex Ultra Ride Rollator Transport Chair

The Carex Ultra Ride Rollator Transport Chair is a rollator and transport chair in one, designed for individuals who have walking disabilities and persons who can safely use both a walker and a transport chair. Adjustable locking brake handles. Large capacity storage bag. Wide backrest; seatbelt included. Folding footrest. Shipping/Handling is $14.80-$45.80.

Cast In Place Replaceable Tactile Warning Surface Tile

The Cast in Place Replaceable Tactile Warning Surface Tile is a detectable warning surface designed to provide warnings of streets and other potentially dangerous areas for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a detectable warning surface with truncated domes for use in new curb ramps or new construction. It is installed by being pressed into place in freshly poured concrete. The unit may be replaced by removing the bolts and inserting a new interchangeable unit in the existing

Cast-Dwd

CAST-DWD is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The CAST-DWD panels are made from cast iron, with truncated domes to provide tactile warnings to visually impaired pedestrians. The panels can withstand rigorous conditions such as snow plows, street cleaning machines, and vehicular traffic. Panels are installed directly into wet concrete and held in the concrete by a locking device. The panels have a static coefficient or friction (slip re

Castintact 3 Tactile Warning Panel

The CASTinTACT 3 Tactile Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cementitious concrete panel is for exterior use at the bottom of curb ramps and other locations where tactile warnings are needed, such as depressed corners, raised crosswalks, raised intersections, borders of medians and islands, the edge of transit platforms, and sidewalks where railroad tracks cross. Panels can be used for both new construction and retr

Chang Tactual Diagram Kit (Model 1-03130-00)

The Chang Tactual Diagram Kit, model 1-03130-00, is a tactile map skills training kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This tactile aid enables teachers of orientation & mobility and other curricula to construct diagrams and maps using brightly colored plastic pieces that adhere to a dark felt board covered with hook and loop material. The kit includes flat geometric forms in 27 different shapes and sizes (104 total), a print instructoral guidebook, and a carryi

Clickandgo Wayfinding Maps

ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps are accessible maps designed for use by individuals with low vision, blindness, or who are deaf-blind. These maps provide fully accessible walking directions and detailed point of interest information. Narrative information is available through the manufacturer's website and interactive voice service. These maps are custom-compiled and cover indoor as well as outdoor environments. Similar to Google Directions, users select route and points of interest from the manufac

Community Sidekick

Community Sidekick is a personal location tracking program designed for use with people who have autism, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, brain injury and other cognitive disabilities. This application (or "app") is designed for use with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to notify the user's friends, family members or caregivers of the exact location of him or her. The first time the user starts the program, he or she can enter and save email addresses of people to be notified of his or her loc

Contemporary Living (Clu)

Contemporary Living (CLU) is a personal skills and independent living skills tutorial program designed for use by individuals with cognitive or learning disabilities or low vision. This series of three duplicatable CD-ROMs, three companion books, and three online lessons can be used by high school students and each interactive program is written on a middle school level and branches to a lower reading level when remediation is needed. This series can be used independently or in groups and was de

Cricket

Beeper device emits directional beeping signal of 2900 HZ or 68 to 80 decibels. Device is 13 inches long and contains beeper connected to tubular sound chamber. Powered by 9 volt battery. Hearing range up to 500 feet, changes of direction heard up to 50 feet away. For cycling, back packing, skiing, etc. Unit is attached to leader and sound is followed by an individual.

Detectable Warning Panel

The Detectable Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use on pre-cast curb ramps and other locations to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The surface comes as cladding for a custom precast concrete unit available in various colors and configurations, with matching custom components. The paver is wet set into fresh concrete and mechanically anchored to the sidewalk to become part of the walking surface. The non slip surface has truncate

Detectable Warning Plate

The Detectable Warning Plate is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of cast iron, the plate is durable and adheres to concrete without wearing, pealing, cracking or delaminating. The measured coefficient of friction is 0.9. The cast iron material can withstands snow plow abuse. The unit is installed into prepared concrete with reusable lifting springs. Upon exposure to moisture, the unpainted cast iron plates forms a temporary iron

Detectashield

DetectaShield is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is composed of panels that can be integrated into paved surfaces to help visually impaired individuals detect intersections by foot or cane. It has high-traction surfaces located on both truncated domes and bands of the panel surface between the rows of domes. The domes' smooth sides increase audibility when a pedestrian's cane strikes the surface. Made from sealed concrete reinforc

Drive Standard Assist 32 Inch Reacher, Model RTLPC23583

Drive Standard Assist 32 Inch Reacher is intended for individuals with limited hand strength or flexibility. It has ergonomically designed trigger for use with the whole hand and it adds 32 inch to arm length to reduce stretching and bending when picking up objects to purposely enhance user's safety.

Ds100 Series Audible Pedestrian Signal

The DS100 Series Audible Pedestrian Signal is designed to improve crosswalk safety for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This audible pedestrian signal (APS) features up to four Walk "Cuckoo" & "Peep" sound and Dynamic Proportional Volume Compensation that monitors the ambient noise level and adjusts output to ensure the audibility of the signal. Volume is normally preset to 5 decibels (dB) above ambient noise. Another feature, Sound Inhibit, allows the audible signal to be disab

Durabak Detectable Warning Mat

The Durabak Detectable Warning Mat is a detectable warning surface designed for use as a tactile warning system for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This suface is designed to be applied to an existing surface to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is a permanent single-piece mat with truncated domes, molded in resilient rubber. The mats come pre-coated with 3 coats of Durabak, a slip-resistant, flexible polyurethane safety coating. The bottom of the

Duralast Detectable Warning Plate

The DURALAST Detectable Warning Plate is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warning of potential danger to pedestrians or transit passengers who are blind or have low vision. This surface-mounted, square or rectangular iron plate has a surface pattern of raised bumps. It is locked in place with underside bolts. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 24 x 18 inches; 24 x 24 inches; or 30 x 24 inches. COLOR: Gray.

Duralast Radial Detectable Warning Plate

The DURALAST Radial Detectable Warning Plate is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warning of potential danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The plate has a radial shape, based on a radius of either 10 or 15 feet, for use in a curb ramp. Its surface has a pattern of raised bumps. This surface-mounted iron plate is locked in place using underside bolts. It is available with no coating or powder coated. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 18.81 x 24 inches. COLOR: Gr

Duratek

Duratek tile is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of possible danger to individuals who are blind or have low vision. Applications include curb ramps and pedestrian crossings, transit platforms and bus stops, store entrances, parks and recreational areas, building access areas, and temporary ramps. These heavy duty tiles are pressure molded into rigid, solid plates with tactile surfaces using the preferred truncated dome design. Tiles are lightweight and transport

Duratek-Ci

Duratek-CI is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide warning of potential danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This detectable warning tile has a solid cast iron plate with a truncated domes design. Applications include curb ramps and pedestrian crossings, transit platforms and bus stops, store entrances, parks and recreational areas, and building access areas. Cast-in-place installation is helped by the tiles slim undercarriage. Fasteners are built into the

Dw Dots

DW Dots is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The surface features a pattern of raised domes that can be felt by a pedestrian. The surface can be installed onsite after the walking surface is installed or cured, or it can be installed offsite in a marble, granite or paver stone prior to a tile installation. It can be installed in any spacing pattern. DW Dots are made with precise tolerances and appearance. D

E-Touch

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a walking cane with an integrated navigation system for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The E-Touch is a touch sensitive and interactive system designed to make navigating in an urban environment easier. The device features an SD card slot where an individual can load maps into the device. The E-Touch beams out guided turn-by-turn directions for the user via a wireless earpiece and tactile feedback through the triangle prot

Echolocation Training Game

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an echolocation trainer for children and adults who are blind or have low vision. Echolocation is a method by which humans and some type of animals (such as bats and dolphins) can navigate their environment by making sounds and determining the location of objects based on the echos of that sound. The Echolocation Trainer was designed as a learning game for parents with children who have visual disabilities. The game can assist in develop

Essential Straight Blind Cane (Model W1310)

The Essential Blind Cane, model W1310, is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cane has a hook-style handle. DIMENSIONS: 40 inches long. COLOR: White with red tip.

Essential Straight Blind Cane (Model W1311)

The Essential Folding Aluminum Blind Cane, model W1311, is a folding travel cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cane collapses into four sections and has a straight rubber handle with an attatched wrist loop. DIMENSIONS: 50 inches long. COLOR: Aluminum shaft with a black handle and a red tip.

Eye 21

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a visual assistance system similar to sonar technology that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to be aware of their surroundings through the use of sound. Developed by the engineers from the Research Center for Graphic Technologies at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the EYE 21 consists of a pair of sunglasses with two built-in micro-video cameras, a computer, and a pair of headphones. The cameras analyze

Eye Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of cane that only uses light and ultrasonic sensors to guide individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane. It consists of just a handle that is comparable in size to a flashlight. The Eye Stick uses light rays and ultrasonic sensors to identify obstacles and determine distances to help individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate their surroundings safely as they would with a cane. T

Eye Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype enhancing the traditional red and white stick used by individuals with visual impairments. The Eye Stick is designed as a practical solution for commuters with visual impairments. Fitted with a sensor lens toward the bottom part of the stick, the Eye Stick picks up location bearings such as nearing a staircase or traffic lights. The Eye Stick then sends feedback to the user via vibrations, communicating a scenario of the environment so that

Eyemusic

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a sensory substitution device that employs pleasant musical scales to convey visual information for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created EyeMusic, which allows users who are blind or have low vision to "see" by assigning sounds to images. EyeMusic consists of a pair of glasses with an attached video camera, which is wired to a pair of headphones. The headphon

Eyering

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to identify objects and read text. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a camera-equipped ring, EyeRing, that can identify objects and read text, transmitting the information to the user audibly. The EyeRing is a finger-worn device that the user points at an object, takes a photo, and hear voice feedback describing the object that the ring is f

Ez-Set Tile

The EZ Set Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warnings of danger to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This heavy duty replaceable cast-in-place detectable warning tile is a double-reinforced polymer concrete composite with a stainless steel anchoring system,. It is an all season product that can be used in high wear conditions such as transit platforms or shopping cart areas. The tile installs in concrete, and it has a flat bottom surface to elim

Flashing Cane

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide greater visibility of people who use white canes at night or in low light. Red flashing "cat's eye" reflector lights designed for bicycles can be attached to support or folding canes with the included clamps. The reflectors are available in a variety of sizes and can be set to different flashing modes or as a steady light. TITLE: Flashing Cane (in Springboard). AUTHOR: Bill Rudkin. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol 34 no 4, Winter 2003: p. 170-171. PAGES (including

Foam Board Tactile Maps

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide tactile maps for individuals with vision disabilities. These maps can be made to any size that accommodates the project. Applications include neighborhood or campus maps, a route down a hall to a nearby destination, or a study aid for a social studies unit. The base of the map is made of foam board cut to size and thin cardstock is used to represent features on the map, such as walls, hallways, or streets. Shapes can also be cut out to represent other

Folding Flashlight Royal Cane (Model 5716)

The Folding Flashlight Royal Cane, model 5716, is a cane with light designed for use by individuals with balance or walking disabilities. Equipped with a rechargeable flashlight, this cane is also useful for persons with low vision. Features include a high- intensity LED light that illuminates brightly from the handle, a soothing vibrating mechanism that can also serve as a back or hand massager, and a flashing red light with a safety alarm. The cane folds to fit inside a small bag or a large p

G-Navi

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a GPS navigation and hands-free voice control system to be used to steer a guide dog to a selected location by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The G-Navi combines GPS navigation system with a voice input control and a guide dog harness with vibrating-calibration technology to assist in steering a guide dog to any waypoint the user selects. The G-Navi includes a headset into which the user speaks the location to which he or

Glow-In-The-Dark Tape

Glow-In-The-Dark Tape is glow tape designed for use by individuals with low vision. This weatherproof, flexible tape has an adhesive backing that sticks to metal, fabric, plastic, walls, and most other surfaces, enabling stairs, railings, changes in floor level, light switches, and other objects to be marked for higher visibility in the dark. DIMENSIONS (WxL): This tape comes in rolls of 1 x 60 inches that can be cut to the size needed.

Guide Strip

The Guide Strip is a tactile orientation marking, detectable orientation surface, and emergency evacuation navigation aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a surface material with grooves that can be detected and followed using a white cane. It serves as a tactile guidance system enabling individuals to track safely to an emergency exit or place of refuge. At transit platform door openings, it can indicate door location and appropriate path of travel. It can

Hall Divider For Blind Students

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To indicate to blind students and staff in a school hallway that they are moving to the left side of the hall into oncoming students. Apply a colored "tap strip" down the middle of the hall for its entire length. The strip is easily seen by sighted staff, and it returns a distinct sound and feel when tapped by the blind students' canes. TITLE: Hold That Line (in Springboard). AUTHOR: Pfotenhauer, M.. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring 2004: p. 34. PAG

Hanover Detectable Warning Paver

The Hanover Detectable Warning Paver is a detectable warning surface that can be used in a pedestrian area to warn individuals who are blind or have low vision of an impending hazard on the route ahead. The paver has a distinctively textured walking surface with truncated domes that can be sensed by a cane or underfoot. The paver is made from crushed limestone and granite bonded together under extreme hydraulic pressure. A non-slip texture is applied to the surface of the paver. The paver can wi

Helping Eyes (Mountable Visual Aid)

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Helping Eyes is a "visual aid" which can be mounted to any apparel to prevent injury to the visually impaired. It uses an ultrasonic range sensor to "sense" objects and sends vibrations to warn its wearer of the incoming object (or wall/ceiling). As an object comes closer, the vibration's intensity increases.

Iglasses On Demand

iGlasses on Demand is a video magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a magnifying glass for people who have difficulty seeing. The user launches the program and pointes the device's camera at the object to be magnified. The horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the screen can be used to magnify the image. The program will autofocus the image. The program allows the user to switch between land

Iglasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid

iGlasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The iGlasses™ Ultrasonic Mobility Aid is a head-mounted device which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects and communicate via gentle vibrations. As obstacles get nearer the frequency of the vibration will increase. The device is intended as a secondary mobility device. The iGlasses are worn like a normal pair of glasses. Press the power button and an audible series of beeps indicates the

Ila 56 Inch Minicane - Carbon Fiber Telescopic White Cane

The ila 56 Inch MiniCane - Carbon Fiber Telescopic White Cane is a telescoping white cane designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of carbon fiber, this cane is 9.25 inches long when folded, and it comes with a zippered protective case. The cane is lightweight, and it has a handle, wrist strap and nylon tip. DIMENSIONS: Length is 56 inches (extended) and 9.25 inches (folded). COLOR: White.

Intersection Explorer

Intersection Explorer is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns a cell phone or tablet computer running the Android operating system into an accessible navigation aid to help users get an understanding of a neighborhood before venturing out and while on the go. The program is used in conjunction with WalkyTalky (see separate entry), and "Walking Directions" and "Places" in Google Maps. The user starts at his o

Kapten Plus

The Kapten Plus is a voice input and output navigation system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system uses GPS (global positioning satellite) to identify locations, speech synthesis to announce the location to the user, and voice recognition from Nuance to provide the user with a voice input interface to request information on the current location and to request directions. The Kapten Plus can provide audible directions to get to specific locations by foot, b

Kenneth Jernigan Tactile Map

The Kenneth Jernigan Tactile Map is a tactile relief map of the United States designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The map shows all 50 states and their capitals, along with major rivers and mountain chains. The states are removable pieces. Instructions in print and Braille are included.

Large Type Outline Maps (Models 1-01890-00 Through 1-01901-00)

Large Type Outline Maps, models 00-01890-00 through 00-01901-00, are large print maps of the United States and its regions designed for use by individuals with low vision. They are inexpensive and consumable, so teachers can mark them appropriately for the lessons of the day. There are ten different types of maps printed in black ink on nonglare antique ivory paper. One map is of the 48 continguous states with border regions of Mexico and Canada. Another map is an overview map which depicts all

Laserline Graphics

LaserLine Graphics are tactile graphics designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. They are designed to provide clear and accurate tactile access to complex visual information, with various pattern fills, line styles, and directional indicators. These tactile graphics are produced to order as Vector-based graphics files in an XML-based conversion process. Items that can be converted into tactile graphics include maps, diagrams, flow charts, and educational materials in mat

Le Chal System

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a navigational device similar to a white cane in the form of footwear (i.e. shoes) to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision in navigating to a specific geographic location. Anirudh Sharma, a young researcher at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bangalore, India designed this prototype system entitled "Le Chal," which is Hindi for "Take Me There." The Le Chal system is designed to assist users in navigating when walking to specific geo

Led Flashlight

The LED Flashlight is a low vision flashlight designed for use by individuals with low vision. Designed to provide high intensity lighting, this flashlight is equipped with nine light emitting diode (LED) lights and is small enough to fit into a pocket or purse. POWER: Uses 3 triple-A batteries. DIMENSIONS: The device is 3.5 inches long.

Led Signaleyes Pedestrian Signal

The LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal system provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit (see separate entry), a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with animated, moving eyes that induce improved looking behavior by pedestrians for gr

Light Detector

Light Detector is a light detection program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to detect light sources. Light Detector transforms natural or artificial light sources it encounters into sounds. The user launches the app, points the device’s camera towards a direction, and the app will produce a higher or lower sound depending on the intensity of the light. Light Detector can be u

Light Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a modified white cane for users who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick is a white cane and voice output reading machine and money identifier for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick has an obstacle sensor at the end of the cane section to alert the user of obstacles ahead. The modular handgrip detaches from the cane, and it can serve as a voice output scanner that can read written text aloud to the use

Luggage Identifier / Locator

The Auditory Luggage Identifier/Locator is an audible luggage locator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The device consists of a small transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter stays with the user and attaches to any keychain. The receiver attaches easily and securely to any luggage handle. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included).

Maps Of Alaska

Maps of Alaska is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The book is divided into two sections. The first half of the book contains overall maps showing land regions, cities and towns, rivers, mountains, national parks and native corporations, boroughs and climate. The second half of the book divides the state into seven regions: Brooks Range and North Slope, Fairbanks and the Interior, Anchorage and South Central Alaska, West Coast, Kodiak

Maps Of California

Maps of California is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Northern, Central, and Southern California; San Francisco; Yosemite National Park; the Los Angeles area; and San Diego. Each area has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map. The maps show location of major cities, rivers and lakes, mountains, highways, parks, and counties, each of which

Maps Of Canada And The United States

Maps of Canada and the United States is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps is divided into three sections. The first section contains four thematic maps that show major cities, land forms, elevation and climate of Canada and the U.S. The second section contains six maps of Canada including enlarged maps of the Maritime Provinces and the Great Lakes Region. The third section contains 18 maps of the U.S. and its territo

Maps Of Individual U.s. States

Maps of Individual U.S. States is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This set of maps covers the following U.S. states in separate volumes: Maine (27 pages in total and 11 maps with keys), New Hampshire (29 pages in total and 11 maps with keys), Vermont (18 pages in total and nine maps with keys), Massachusetts (48 pages in total, 15 maps with keys, and information about and overall maps of Boston), Connecticut and Rhode Island (38 pages

Maps Of Kansas

Maps of Kansas is a set of braille and tactile maps designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume includes three pages of pertinent facts about Kansas. It also provides an overview map of the state, as well as individual maps of cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, and yearly precipitation. Maps of Kansas also includes a more detailed map of Kansas City. Each area has an introductory page in braille followed by a full page tactile map. SI

Maps Of Michigan

Maps of Michigan is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In addition to providing an overview of the state and the upper peninsula, Maps of Michigan offers individual maps showing cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, and climate. It also includes a detailed map showing the vicinity of Detroit. Each area has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map.

Maps Of Morocco

Maps of Morocco is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps contains 19 pages and seven maps with keys. The maps show cities and physical features and are labeled in braille.

Maps Of Russia And Its Former Republics

The Maps of Russia and Its Former Republics is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The maps show boundaries, rivers, and major cities as of 1997, each of which has a braille label. This volume of maps contains 16 pages and six maps.

Maps Of South Carolina

Maps of South Carolina is a set of braille and tactile maps designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume includes two pages of pertinent facts about South Carolina. It also provides an overview map of the state, as well as individual maps of cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, yearly precipitation and average temperature. Maps of South Carolina also includes more detailed maps of Charleston and Hilton Head Island. Each area has an intro

Maps Of The Bible Lands - Old Testament

Maps of the Bible Lands – Old Testament is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers Ancient World; Abraham; Exodus; Kingdoms of Saul, David, Solomon, Israel, and Judah; Assyrians; Babylonians; Persians; Alexander; Seleucids; and Maccabees. The atlas contains no text, keys labeled in braille, and can be used by serious students of the Bible or ancient history. There are 98 pages in total and 25 maps.

Maps Of The British Isles

Maps of the British Isles is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Overall maps show boundaries, bodies of water, mountains and hills. Maps of each region show cities, towns, major rivers, and counties or regions, each of which has a braille label. Places of interest in the Greater London area and an overall map of London are also included. The at

Maps Of The State Of Hawaii

Maps of the State of Hawaii is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps covers eight major islands; and a general view of the city of Honolulu and of Pearl Harbor are included in the maps of the island of Oahu. Each island has an introductory page in braille featuring facts and general information followed by one or more key pages and a full page tactile map. The atlas contains 55 pages and 10 maps with keys.

Maps Represent Real Places: Map Study I (Model 1-01130-00)

Maps Represent Real Places: Map Study I, model 1-01130-00, is map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training curriculum introduces map concepts by having students map a classroom and other known environments. Students learn to find objects and to identify map symbols representing those objects. This program includes 80 lessons in print; tactile, high-contrast color maps of various room arrangements; sheets for student mapping exercises; and large

Master Stop Glow Stripe Step Tread

Master Stop Glow Stripe Step Tread is a non slip step tread designed for use by individuals with low vision or walking disabilies. Installed on the edge of each step, this glow-in-the-dark anti-slip tape provides navigation guidance during power outages and other low-light situations. Its abrasive mineral surface helps prevent slipping regardless of the light conditions. The glow-in-the-dark stripe is rechargeable from any light source. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 6 x 24 or 5.5 x 5.5 inches. Custom sizes

Metro Dot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of navigation bracelet for individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate through a train and/or subway system. The Metro Dot is a bracelet that can be a remote fare card for a public transportation system and an navigation aid that provides information in Braille and through vibration for individuals with visual disabilities. To use the Metro Dot, the user speaks their destination into the bracelet, and then holds the bracelet ad

Middle East Map

The Middle East Map is a tactile map designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Thermoform map shows Iraq, Afghanistan, neighboring countries, and surrounding bodies of water, with a braille legend or key for reading the map. The map enables the user to visualize the region as a whole.

Mini Cane

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual with blindness or low vision to explore areas at the head or chest level without using bare hands. A lecturer's telescoping pointer can be used as a mini cane to locate sinks or soap dispensers in unfamiliar restrooms; to search a work table or other large surface; locate items too hot, too dirty, or too high to use only hands; or to search for head-high obstacles. Most pointers of this type include a pocket clip and collapse sufficiently to be ca

Miniguide

Miniguide is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision. This ultrasonic device detects obstacles from 1.5 to 26 feet away to augment information from other mobility aids, such as a cane or dog guide. Two sensors covered by mesh at the front of the unit send and receive the echo-location signals. A durable plastic casing covers the rest of the unit. The aid vibrates to indicate the distance to objects; the faster

Miniguide Us (Models 1-07006-00 & 1-07007-00)

Miniguide US is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This hand-held electronic travel device uses ultrasound to detect objects, and gives tactual or auditory feedback by vibrating or chirping more rapidly as the user approaches an object. The device can help a blind person avoid obstacles and overhangs, locate landmarks or items such as mailboxes or trash cans, and find open paths through crowds at a range

Mobile Geo

Mobile Geo is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This navigation software works with Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, Pocket PC phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). Mobile Geo also seamlessly integrates with Code Factory's cell phone screen readers, Mobile Speak for Pocket PCs and Mobile Speak for Windows Mobile Smartphones (sold separately, see entries). This software enables the user to pinpoint his/her locati

Mobility Grab Bag

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide a means of continuing orientation and mobility training when weather is inclement. This game has students who are not rote route travelers use their auditory, olfactory, and tactile senses to identify various areas to which they travel. It also improves spatial orientation by requiring students to evaluate route options and determine which is the most efficient means of reaching the objective. On index cards, write the names of destinations familiar to partic

Mobility Jeopardy

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide a means of continuing orientation and mobility training when weather is inclement. Similar to the television show "Jeopardy," this game uses a board with four to six categories in various versions to match the mobility skills of the students. For example, a student using a powered wheelchair may have a board with the following categories: Right-of-Way, Which Way Now?, Ask a Question, and Plan a Route. Each category consists of six questions that relate to the

Modified Walker For Blind Patients

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid to assist blind walker users in orienting themselves without removing their hands from the walker. A screen spring 16 1/4 inches long and 1/2 inch diameter is taped to each side of the walker with about 10 inches extending out perpendicular to the walker handgrips. As user walks the very tip of the springs drags lightly along a wall and the person receives auditory and vibratory cues as to the location of walls and doorways. Includes photograph. SK

Mubser

---- PROTOTYPE --------- Mubser is a breakthrough navigational aid tool designed for visually-impaired people. It is a wearable belt with a Bluetooth-connected headset that guides blind people to move and navigate around common obstacles such as walls, chairs and staircases. Mubser recognizes these obstacles by leveraging on RGB imaging and infrared depth data captured by a 3D depth camera and notifies the user through an inbuilt audio device and vibration motor.

Munivo: Hand Map

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic navigation aid worn on the hand that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to "see" potential obstacles in their path. Designer Calin Giubega has created a the Munivo as a "hand map." The Munivo attaches to the hand by sliding the outside edge (opposite the thumb) of the palm of the hand into the open end of the device's "U" shape. Sensors are located at the end of the handle portion of the device the fits ove

National Geographic Picture Atlas Of Our Fifty States, Braille Edition (Model 5-87431-00)

The National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Fifty States, Braille Edition, model 5-87431-00, is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This comprehensive atlas has detailed maps and information for each state. There are three maps of each state, including a political map of major cities; a physical map showing mountains, rivers, and other physical features; and a road map showing Interstate and other highways. The atlas is in seven volumes

NavCog

NavCog  is designed to help navigate blind and low vision user to their destination regardless if they are familiar with the environment. It gives turn by turn navigation by using BLE based localization with 1.5 meters accuracy. It also provides several user interface options for your preference choice, including speech and audio sounds. Sighted people can also feel the navigation with the visualized map. Currently, NavCog covers several buildings of Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh campu

Navigation Glasses For The Blind

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of glasses that allow users who are blind or have low vision navigate their environment. Navigation Glasses for the Blind is a pair of special glasses teamed with an earpiece and a microphone. It helps the individual who is blind or has low vision to visualize their surroundings. Sensors in the glasses pick up the elements around the person and provide auditory feedback to represent the surrounding environment. A microphone built into the g

Navigational Aids For The Visually Impaired (Navi)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adapted Kinect sensor to help improve the indoor navigation of individuals with visual disabilities. Engineering students at the University of Konstanz in Germany have developed a prototype to improve indoor navigation for individuals with visual impairment using the Microsoft Kinect camera, a vibrotactile waistbelt, and markers from the AR-Toolkit. Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired (NAVI), consists of a helmet-mounted Kinec

Navigator Accessible Pedestrian Signal

The Navigator Accessible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of a control unit, a sign, and a control panel featuring a vibro-tactile, ADA-compliant push button and a raised directional arrow that can be pointed in any of four directions to indicate the street. When the button is pushed, an audible "tick" sound is heard, tactile feedback is given, and a red light emitting diode (LED) light turns on and s

Nearby Explorer

Nearby Explorer is an Android App designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It includes built-in maps covering millions of points of interest in the U.S. and Canada. Nearby Explorer uses GPS and your phone’s compass to speak real-time information about: surrounding and approaching streets, businesses, institutions, and public facilities. Nearby Explorer continually updates distance/direction to the nearest point or a selected point. This increases awareness of your exa

Nfb Type 10 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 10 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane is a rigid white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane is made of hollow carbon fiber with a nylon tip, and has a smooth plastic handle with a nylon loop on top. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 41 to 61 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 11 Folding Telescopic Aluminum Cane, Types A & B

The NFB Type 11 Folding 4-Section Aluminum Cane is an adjustable folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane has four sections, the first of which is telescopic to allow for adjustments in length. The cane is made of aluminum with a nylon tip and an elastic cord inside. SIZES: Shorter (type A) or longer (type B). DIMENSIONS: Type A is 49 inches in length or 41 inches when the telescopic first section is closed; type B is 57 inches in length or 49

Nfb Type 2 Straight Fiberglass Cane

The NFB Type 2 Straight Fiberglass Cane is a rigid white cane designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. This hollow fiberglass cane has a plastic handle with an elastic loop on top, and includes a cane tip. DIMENSIONS: Available lengths (in two inch increments unless otherwise noted), 24 to 36, 39, 42, or 45 to 65 inches. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 3 Telescoping 5 Or 6-Section Fiberglass Cane

The NFB Type 3 Telescoping 5 or 6-Section Fiberglass Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has six sections that telescope together when the cane is not in use. The cane is made of fiberglass and has a slightly grooved handle with a wrist loop on top. OPTIONS: A repair kit for the bottom section of the cane is available. DIMENSIONS: Available from 39 to 43 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 4 Fiberglass Folding Cane

The NFB Type 4 Fiberglass Folding Cane is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This four-section folding cane is made of hollow fiberglass with a single elastic cord inside. DIMENSIONS: 52, 64, or 66 inches. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 5 Telescoping 5-Section Fiberglass Cane

The NFB Type 5 Telescoping 5-Section Fiberglass Cane, is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This five-section cane telescopes when not in use and has slightly grooved handles with a nylon loop on top. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 59 to 61 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 6 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 6 Straight Carbon Fiber Cane is a white cane designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. Made of hollow carbon-fiber, this rigid cane has a smooth plastic handle with a elastic loop on top. A cane tip is included. DIMENSIONS: Canes are available in lengths from 49 to 69 inches, in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 7 Telescoping 5 Or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 7 Telescoping 5 or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane, is a white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane has either five or six sections, depending on total length, and the sections telescope together when the cane is not in use. The cane has a smooth handle with a chain on top. OPTIONS: A repair kit for the bottom section of the cane is available. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 39 to 69 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 8 7-Section Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 8 Folding 7-Section Carbon Fiber Cane is an adjustable folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This well-balanced cane has seven sections to allow it to fold for easy storage. The cane is lightweight and features an easy grip handle and metal glide tip. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths of 51 to 65 inches in 2-inch increments. COLOR: White.

Nfb Type 9 Telescopiing 5 Or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane

The NFB Type 9 Telescopicing 5 or 6-Section Carbon Fiber Cane, is a folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane has five or six sections, depending on the cane's total length, which telescope together when the cane is not in use. The cane is made of carbon fiber with a nylon tip and has a smooth plastic handle with a nylon loop on top. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths of 41 to 47inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White.

O&M Tactile Graphics (Model 1-20100-00)

O&M Tactile Graphics, model 1-20100-00, is a tactile graphics kit for orientation and mobility training designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The tactile grapics in this kit can be used to teach orientation and mobility concepts, compass directions, clock locations, and navigating outside and inside. The kit includes 10 high- contrast print/tactile graphics and a Teacher's Guide in print and braille, which provides ideas on lesson planning using the graphics.

On Track

On Track is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software program converts heading / course information from any standard global positioning system (GPS) device into audible tones that tell the user which direction to take and how much to turn to follow the desired course. The audible tones are delivered via a personal computer's speakers or headphones. This software may be used by hikers, sailors, and others who need to follow a head

Orcam

The OrCam is voice output navigation and orientation aid with voice input controls, optical character recognition (OCR) reading device, and voice output paper money identifier for people who are blind or have low vision and people with reading or memory disabilities. The OrCam consists of a small camera that can be attached to any standard pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, a small but powerful computer that can be clipped to a belt or put into a pocket, and a bone conductive earpiece. The camera

Outline Maps Of The World

Outline Maps of the World is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume of maps is divided into five sections: North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Africa, and Polar Regions. The maps show political boundaries, capital cities, and surrounding bodies of water, each of which has a braille label. An index at the end of the volume lists counties and islands, and indicates the page number of the map on which they appear. T

Over 40 Magnifier And Flashlight

Over 40 Magnifier and Flashlight is a video magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a magnifying glass for people who have difficulty seeing. The program has modes for people who are left-handed and right-handed as well as a "Full Screen" mode. In any of the modes, the user selects the zoom, or magnification strength, from 1x to 10x by touching the “Zoom” icon on the screen. For users with an i

Peel-N-Stick Ada Detectable Warning Mat

The Peel-N-Stick ADA Detectable Warning Mat is a mat designed to alert or warn visually impaired individuals of pavement end and hazardous street traffic areas. Molded from UV protected polyurethane, these mats can be installed on paved areas as a surface mount - just place, peel, roll, anchor and seal. Visually impaired individuals can feel the raised, truncated domes with their feet and be alerted to a different surface than the surrounding concrete sidewalk and an upcoming intersection.

Peepo Gps Device For Use With Guide Dogs

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype GPS device system for individuals with visual-impairment and/or blindness can use with a guide dog for greater mobility and freedom getting around new and unfamiliar territories. Since guide dogs usually come trained for individuals to use while getting around the local neighborhood, this can be limiting to mobility and independence to individuals with disabilities when exploring new and unfamiliar territories. The Peepo GPS Device gives th

Picture In A Flash (Piaf)

Picture in a Flash (PIAF) is a tactile graphic maker that produces high-quality tactile graphics using heat sensitive capsule paper (not included). PIAF’s controlled heat source causes any black lines, letters or shapes that are drawn, printed or copied onto the capsule paper to swell. The result is an instant tactile graphic, making it ideal for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Plan.b

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic refreshable map of the urban environment for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A German designer has developed plan.b, a digital street map projected onto a refreshable tactile display to provide a tactile representation of surroundings to the visually impaired to aid a person to navigate safely. It also offers additional audio information by pressing the displayed structures as well. The plan.b provides importa

Platform Edge Warning Surface

The Platform Edge Warning Surface is a detectable warning surface designed for use along off-street rail platforms by with blindness or low vision. Made of stone and resin composite, this tile serves as a warning and to identify the location of off-street rail platforms. The blister surface can be read by foot or cane, warning individuals with vision disabilities that they are approaching a rail platform edge. The blister pattern is offset and can be used to identify the direction the platform e

Portable Sound Source Iii (Model 1-03040-01)

Portable Sound Source III, model 1-03040-01, is a signal beacon designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision in orientation and mobility (O&M) training and playground games. The beacon produces an audio tone that provides directional cues. The beeping tone has a rate of 36 to 360 pulses per minute, with a pitch of 600 hertz to 1200 hertz. It can be used for teaching sound location skills or for marking locations in playground games. The unit has a large built-in speaker and

Prisma Ts Acoustic Pedestrian Signal (Models Ts-903, Ts-904, Ts-907, & Ts-908)

Prisma TS Acoustic Pedestrian Signals are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These audible pedestrian signals have ten distinct sounds that can be used to indicate different walking directions. The sounds are produced by a speaker and include a variety of digitally recorded clicks, knocks, and beeps. The volume is automatically adjusted to the ambient noise level, within a range of 55 to 83 decibels. On the top of the housing of the units

Ramp Up

Ramp Up is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This pre-finished sidewalk ramp mat with truncated domes adheres to either concrete or asphalt. The unit has a low profile and zero trip point. It is surface applied, but when installed on a street corner curb ramp it gives the look of a cast in place tile . To install, place the mat in its intended position, place tape the around the mat's perimeter and remove mat, use a trowel to apply SST

Ray

The RAY is a cellular phone configured for use by people who are blind or have low vision. The RAY is a fully functional Huawei Vision smartphone with an Android operating system that has been modified to simplify navigation through the phone's functions and applications (apps) and to provide voice input for certain functions and apps as well as voice output for all screen content using text-to-speech technology. In addition to basic smartphone capabilities such as calling, text messaging, calen

Raynes Rail

The Raynes Rail is a tactile and voice output orientation aid and an exhibit accessibility system designed for people who are blind or have low vision. The Raynes Rail can be installed in a variety of environments to provide audible and braille navigation and orientation information at strategic points. One or more rails can be installed in a location. Each rail has a braille label on one side providing navigation and orientation information about the premises in close proximity to the rail. The

Recognizing Landforms: An Audio-Tutorial Program In Map Study (Model 1-01110-00)

Recognizing Landforms: An Audio-Tutorial Program in Map Study, model 1-01110-00, is audio map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This audio program uses fun characters on audio cassette tape to introduce 40 map reading skills, such as distinguishing mountains from valleys and channels from bays. The program includes ten brightly colored tactile landforms; six two-track, 1 7/8 ips (inch per second) cassette tapes; and teacher's and program manuals in pr

Redimat

RediMat is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide a tactile warning of traffic and other dangers for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This flexible urethane mat with pre-applied adhesive can be nstalled on asphalt or concrete. The adhesive has a protective backing that is peeled off before installation. The flexibility of the polyurethane material enables it to conform to uneven surfaces. The mat comes in inline, offset, or wedge configuration, with a beveled edge

Relief Map For Desk Use (Model 1-01650-00)

The Relief Map for Desk Use, model 1-01650-00, is a tactile map designed to show elevations in the United States for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This relief map shows the continental U.S. with elevations that are exaggerated 20 times in relation to horizontal areas. Ocean floors are incised with latitude and longitude lines. This map uses high-contrast paint to depict water areas as blue and land surfaces as yellow and brown. DIMENSIONS: 21.25 x 15.25 inches.

Relume Led Pedestrian Signal

The Relume LED Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit, a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with pulse mode operation. A walking figure represents "walk" and a hand represents "don't walk." The display is dimme

Safe-T-First Rubber Wall Base

The Safe-T-First Rubber Wall Base is a detectable orientation surface designed for use by individuals with low vision. The glow strip rubber wall base covers the bottom edge of the wall and acts as a transition between the wall and the floor. It is co-extruded with a strip of luminous Permalight photoluminescent material. In emergencies such as fires, it can indicate a continuous uninterrupted pathway to safety. Its low location is advantageous in a fire emergency, since the safest place to be d

Safety Dot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a set of Braille labels that are mounted on public handrails to allow individuals with visual disabilities to safely and easily navigate stairs. Even with a guide cane in hand it can be difficult to negotiate a flight of stairs solely on instinct. The Safety Dot is a set of metallic Braille labels mounted on a handrail that inform the user of the number of steps remaining on the stairway. TITLE: Handrails That Speak. WEBSITE: Yanko Desig

Safti-Trax

The SAFTI-TRAX Detectable Warning System is a detectable warning surface designed for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement for a tactile warning system for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This system incorporates resilient rubber domes with an overcoating of DURABAK, a one-part, non-slip, flexible polyurethane safety coating. It is a permanent system that is applied directly to clean dry surfaces without needing specialized labor or machinery. No

Sendero Gps Standard & Deluxe

Sendero GPS Standard and Deluxe is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The package includes software, a Bluetooth GPS receiver with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System), a storage card, an audio tutorial, and maps with over 13,000,000 points of interest in the U.S. and Canada or other supported countries. The Standard version comes with a one gigabyte (GB) Compact Flash card with one map section installed and the remaining maps

Sensory 6

The Sensory 6 is an audible electronic mobility aid used in conjunction with a cane that detects objects through ultrasound and indicates their presence to the user via a series of tones. The device has three components: eyeglasses with built-in range detectors, earphones, and a base unit containing the electronic components and the rechargeable power supply. The unit includes volume control and sliders for specifying short and long range. The user receives the auditory cues through the earphone

Sentire Walking Cane

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a walking cane for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Sentire walking cane is the result of a study of visually impaired users' preference between various tools for mobility, including the standard cane and the guide dog. The Sentire merges the advantages of each type of mobility tool. Its design features a carbon fiber body for reduced weight and extended life as well as enhanced ergonomics for a truly custom feel. By fin

Sighted Wheelchair

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a robotic wheelchair that uses three dimensional (3D) imaging to allow individuals who are blind or have low vision and use a wheelchair to "see" when navigating in the indoor and outdoor environment. Researchers at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden have developed a wheelchair that uses a laser sensor to generate a 3D map of its surroundings, which is then transferred to an on-board haptic robot, allowing the robot to na

Skidguard

SkidGuard is a non-slip floor and stair tread covering and detectable warning surface designed for use to make floors and stairways safer for pedestrians with low vision or balance, walking or lower extremity disabilities. This non skid, high visibility, abrasion resistant pedestrian surface includes glass bead, which heightens the visibility of the surface when light sources reflect off it. The angular cut glass also increases its skid resistance. The covering can be used on ramps, stair treads

Slimtek Ii

Slimtek II is a detectable warning surface designed to provide tactile warning of potential dangers to individuals who are blind or have low vision. It uses the truncated domes design. This cast-in-place detectable warning surface is lightweight but durable, with a slim profile and an anchor system that allows for quick tile replacement. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 2 x 2, 2 x 3, or 2 x 4 feet. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of 5 years fr

Smart Cane

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a “Smart Cane” that can read and interpret electronic navigation tags installed between buildings to aid a person who is blind or with low-vision navigate toward his or her destination with greater ease. Designed by an engineering professor and five students at Central Michigan University, The Smart Cane uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFI) technology similar to what retailers use to protect products from theft. The Smart Cane conta

Sonalert Crosswalk Audible Signal Devices (Models Vsb110-1 & Vsb110-2)

Sonalert Crosswalk Audible Signal Devices are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Model VSB-110-1 produces a cuckoo sound at 800 and 1200 Hertz (Hz), which repeats every 1.5 seconds. It is intended for use on north-south crosswalks. Model VSB-110-2 produces a chirp at 2000 Hz, which repeats every one second, and is intended for use on east-west crosswalks. POWER: Uses 110/120 volts alternating current (AC). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.6 x 4 x 1.

Sonar Vision

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype device based on sonar that allows individuals who are congenitally blind to sense their surroundings. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a device, "Sonar Vision," which transforms images into sound, enabling an individual who is blind to perceive visual information audibly. Results of a conducted study using the technology were published in "Neuron." This sonar system can transform images into sounds by using

Sonification Prototype

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a sonification prototype designed to help users that are blind or have low vision. Designed as a sound guide that gives information on the user’s environment as a complement to the classic cane or guide dog. Consists of a stereo vision processor mounted on an eyeglasses-type frame that measures the difference of images captured by two cameras that are placed slightly apart and calculates the distance to each point in the scene. Then, it transmits the

Sstd Traditional System

The SSTD Traditional System is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system provides a one piece, monolithic look for applications ranging from radius corners to a long stretch of domes running the length of a walkway. All seams are hidden because of the way the system is installed on-site. This flexible cement-based mat can cover many square feet of asphalt or concrete in one application. It is attached to the surface using the manuf

Stair Tread For The Visually Impaired

Stair Tread for the Visually Impaired is a visual orientation marking and non-skid stair tread designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber stair tread has a raised carborendum strip in a high contrast color. Tread styles include Decorative and Classic with round or square profiles, and a one-piece tread/riser combination. OPTIONS: Harsh environment treads impervious to toxic chemicals, abrasions, and grease (one-piece tread/riser combination only). DIMENSIONS: T

Stairglow Handrail Cover (Models Ph101 & Ph102)

The StairGlow Handrail Cover, models PH101 and PH102, is a visual orientation marking and emergency evacuation navigation aid designed to help individuals with low vision or balance or walking disabilities locate the handrail in order to walk up or down stairs more safely. These covers attach permanently to a wide variety of stair rails. Covers are available to fit square (model PH102) or round (PH101) handrails. A co-extruded photoluminescent strip is an integral part of the unit. It glows for

Stairglow Stairnosing (Models Ps101 & Ps102)

Stairglow Stairnosing, models PS101 and PS102, is a high contrast warning surface and anti-slip stair tread covering designed to increase stairway safety for individuals with low vision or balance or walking disabilities. A photoluminescent strip and a non-skid tread are molded into the stair surface. The photoluminescent strip glows for several hours after being exposed to ambient light. The surface creates a highly visible step edge to reduce falls and to guide people using the stairs during p

Step Hear Sh-200 Base (Model 541016)

The Step Hear SH-200 Base, model 541016, is an audible and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help the visually impaired person navigate in unfamiliar areas, this system is equipped with expandable base units and a wrist-worn activator that begins to vibrate when the user is in range of a base. Pressing a button on the activator triggers a pre-recorded message from the battery operated base unit. An unlimited number

Step-Safe Cast In Place

Step-Safe Cast In Place is a detectable warning surface designed to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility guidelines for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed for permanent installation, this pre-cast polymer concrete tile has truncated domes to alert visually impaired pedestrians of impending hazards in pedestrian travel routes in public buildings and/or public rights-of-way. The polymer concrete provide high strength and resistance to corrosive agents such a

Step-Safe Surface Applied Mat

The STEP-SAFE Surfaced Applied Mats is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb cuts and other locations to alert pedestrians who are blind or have low vision about approaching hazards. The mat is brightly colored, and it can be cut to fit. It has a pattern of truncated domes that can be felt underfoot. The mat is durable and can maintain its slip resistance for years. DIMENSIONS: 24 x 36, 24 x 48, or 24 x 60 inches. Dome spacing is 1.71 inches. COLOR: Gray, red or yellow.

Streamlight Rechargeable Flashlight (Model Sl-20X)

The Streamlight Rechargeable Flashlight, model SL-20X, is a low vision light designed for use as night vision aids by individuals with low vision, including night blindness. This high-intensity, rechargeable professional flashlight has a 10 watt tungsten filament halogen lamp with a peak beam intensity of up to 30,000 pre-focused Candela, 200 lumens. POWER: Uses 6 volt, 2.4 amp-hour, 1/2 D nickel cadmium rechargeable battery. DIMENSIONS: 13 inches long. WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds. COLOR: Black.

Streettalk Vip

StreetTalk VIP is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals with blindness and low vision. Designed to be installed on the PAC Mate Omni (not included; see entry), provides route guidance to users in vehicles or on foot. The system includes millions of poionts of interest with addresses and phone numbers, including transit stations, dining establishments, parks, museums, banks, ATMs, and more. Users can save turn-by-turn directions, receive output in voice or braill

Supermarket Bingo

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To teach supermarket recognition and mobility to students who are blind or who have low vision. Following foundational lessons in store layout and product identification, students should be familiarized with the primary parts of a specific local store, as well as locations related to those parts. The focus should then be on specific sections with the understanding that most products found within a section are related to each other. When these concepts are in place, the g

Supersonic Stick On The Wrist For Blind People

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a small, supersonic wrist device that functions similar to a white cane for individuals who are blind or with low-vision. The Supersonic Stick on the Wrist for Blind People uses sonar to become aware of oncoming danger or obstacles and alerts the user to these obstacles through sounds and vibrations. The device is a comprised of a wrist piece that slips over the wrist with the supersonic stick fitting into the palm of the hand and facin

Suredome Detectable Warning Tile

The SureDome tile is a detectable warning surface designed to be installed on curb ramps, platform edges, and other surfaces to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. These tiles feature a pattern of truncated domes. They are made from a modified concrete with additives and fiber technology and have high compression and flexural strength. The tiles are thin, wear resistant, and slip resistant. When wet set into concrete, the tiles molecularly bond to the surrou

Surface Applied Tactile Warning Surface Tile

The Surface Applied Tactile Warning Surface Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This truncated dome detectable warning systems can be used to retrofit existing curb ramps or platforms. Tiles are secured over an existing concrete substrate with color matched fasteners and structural adhesive. Tiles are available in rectangular and radius styles and have large perimeter beveled edges for smooth transition. The surface is made of a

Sylvania 72317 LED Motion Sensor Door Light

Sylvania 72317 LED Motion Sensor Door Light is intended for seniors and people with learning and cognitive disabilities. It is a light that activates with motion and illuminates the door handle. 

Tacdots

Tacdots are detectable warning and orientation markings designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision. These are raised dots affixed to the ground or floor to provide a tactile pathway. Each Tacdot makes a distinctive sound when tapped with a cane to differentiate it from an irregularity in the surface. Tacdots can be used in indoor and outdoor environments. COLOR: Custom colors are available.

Tacit

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a haptic device to assist individuals who are blind or low vision to determine the proximity of objects in complex environments. Created by Steve Hoefer, Tacit is a wrist-mounted device that uses ultrasonic sensors positioned at the front of the device to measure distances from one inch to 10 feet and provide tactile feedback through motorized rubber pads at the rear of the device, which apply increasing amounts of pressure on the wrists

Tactile Flooring

Tactile Flooring is a detectable warning surface and tactile and visual orientation marking designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. Each rubber tile has raised circular bumps and is available with a broad, high-contrast stripe. DIMENSIONS: Each tile is 35.7 x 35.7 inches. COLOR: Yellow stripe on jet, Dartmoor shale, charcoal slate, pewter, London fog, Moroccan blue, ruby rouge, roasted chestnut, sandcastle, Cafe Au Lait, Fall Harvest, burnt orange, dolphin

Tactile Maps

The Tactile Map is an accessible map and tactile map designed for people who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This customized map features a tactile map vocabulary developed by Coco Raynes Associates that introduces architectural spaces and other sites. These maps, which are custom designed and produced by the manufacturer for each location, use glass, metal or photopolymer to provide a tactile representation of the environment. It may also be used to provide emergency evacuation info

Tactile Town: 3-D Orientation And Mobility Kit

Tactile Town: 3-D Orientation and Mobility Kit is designed for use by students ages 5 and older, who are visually impaired and blind. Assists in the development of cognitive mapping skills by helping students perceive and organize their physical environment specific to concepts such as street layouts, intersections, route patterns, city block arrangements, etc. Encourages active participation and interaction with displayed map layouts so that concepts and skills, not conveniently accessed throug

Tactile Warning (Knurling)

Tactile Warning (Knurling) is a coating option for door lever handles, designed for use to identify potentially hazardous areas such as electrical closets and mechanical equipment rooms for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Knurling is available in SAT design levers only from Schlage. Outside lever only is knurled unless otherwise specified.

Talking Food Cans

The Talking Food Cans are designed for the visually impaired, who have difficulty identifying different objects or similar shapes. This product is meant to help these individuals to keep track of what is in their pantry. The user’s voice can be recorded, telling contents of the can and press button to hear the message played back. Reusable and re-recordable. The product is a magnetic yellow cap that sits on top of any sized steel can. The cap is not just limited to canned food. Using special met

Talking Signs

Talking Signs are voice output signs and pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Talking Signs transmit voice messages with orientation information through an infrared wireless communications system. The system consists of short audio signals sent by invisible infrared light beams from permanently installed transmitters to a hand-held receiver that decodes the signal and delivers the voice message through its speaker or headset. The signals are direct

Talkingtags

TalkingTags is an audible and voice output indoor navigation and orientation aid for people who are blind or have low vision. The Talking Tags system includes a base unit worn on the wrist like a watch and a set of 40 radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Each RFID tags can be associated with up to three pre-recorded messages that state what an item is, the item’s location, and how it is used prepared or combined with other item. When the user moves within a specified distance of the RFID

Teaching And Learning The Sendero Gps

Teaching and Learning the Sendero GPS is an orientation and mobility training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or their teachers. This software suite provides training on use of the Sendero GPS voice output mobility program from Sendero Group. This training program uses plain English to help assistive technology trainers and mobility instructors who need to train their students, parents who want to teach their children, and individuals who want to teach th

Tekway Dome-Tile

TekWay Dome - Tile is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb cuts and other locations to indicate potential danger ahead for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This concrete-based tile has truncated domes arranged in parallel rows and columns. The tile is made with iron oxide pigments, which have strong alkaline resistance and do not fade in sunlight. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 1 x 1, 2 x 2, or 2 x 2.5 inches and 0.6875 inch thick. Center to center dome spacing is 1.67 inches (s

The Aid

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype a walking aid that provides physical support, navigation, and serves as a health monitoring device for individuals who are elderly or individuals with disabilities. Created by Egle Ugintaite from Lithuania, “the aid,” is a cane that provides mobile navigation and health management services. In addition to ambulation support, this high-tech cane also monitors the user’s pulse, blood pressure, and temperature through sensors located in the wr

Tile Tech Detectable Warning Paver

The Tile Tech Detectable Warning Paver is a detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paving tile for ramps and other walking surfaces features a pattern of raised truncated domes that can be detected underfoot and by cane to alert pedestrians with visual impairment to a hazard on the route ahead, such as a street or a drop-off. The unit is made from Portland cement, crushed aggregates & inorganic alkaline resistant pigments, with a sho

Topmark

TopMark is a detectable warning surface designed to help individuals who are blind or have low vision recognize the boundary between vehicular and pedestrian areas. The surface features truncated domes that are detectable by cane or underfoot, thereby alerting pedestrians with visual impairments to stop and proceed with caution. Preformed thermoplastic sheets are surface-applied with sealer and bonder paste. The material is durable but flexible, allowing it to conform to irregular surfaces for u

Travel Cane Splint

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To temporarily repair a travel cane when it breaks at the joint. This splint is designed to be carried in a pocket, purse, or brief case for use when needed. Mark the top and bottom of a length of half-inch diameter CPVC pipe (used for hot water) into quarters. Using a table saw, cut out one quarter of the circumference of the top and bottom for the length of the pipe. Cut the pipe into as many four-inch long sections as the pipe length permits. Smooth the ro

Travel Cane Training Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist in teaching proper use and positioning of a travel cane. This aid can be used when the student is first introduced to the long cane and is learning the constant contact diagonal technique or for teaching the proper width of the arc to students learning to use a cane with a roller tip. To prepare the teacher's guide cane, affix three strips of self-adhesive rough or hook Velcro around the lower shaft near the tip and three strips around the tip. For

Travel Vest

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To identify a travelor with vision disabilities as being disabled while negotiating public transportation. A standard mesh safety vest was purchase and a label reading "Diabled Passenger" was created using a permanent marker. The label was sewn to the vest. TITLE: Travelling Vest. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 25, Number 1, Autumn 2005: P. 9. PAGES: 2 (including cover

Trekker Breeze

The Trekker Breeze is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It uses global positioning system (GPS) technology to determine a user's current location, and it verbally announces names of nearby streets, intersections, and landmarks as the user presses a single button. Maps are available for 20 countries as well as for specific regions and localities. When the user is in a vehicle, the unit announces all intersections, allowing the

Trekker Breeze Handheld Talking Gps

This handheld talking GPS device is designed for people who are blind or have low vision. It verbally announces names of streets, intersections and landmarks as you walk. It allows the user to know where they are traveling either on foot or in a vehicle. The Trekker Breeze handheld talking GPS allows the user to know what is around their location (public services and businesses). It provides step-by-step instructions from start to end. It is a single-hand operation with large, distinctive b

Truncated Dome Surface For Pedestrian Intersection Crossing Points

The Truncated Dome Surface for Pedestrian Intersection Crossing Points is a detectable warning surface designed for use in outdoor environments for individuals with blindness or low vision. Made of stone and resin composite, this tile is used to provide a warning and to identify the location of a pedestrian crossing point. The tile is used where vehicular traffic meets a pedestrian traffic way or where a lowered curb is used to provide a crossing point. Red tiles are designed to be used on signa

Truncated Dome Tactile Pedestrian Warning Panel

The Truncated Dome Tactile Pedestrian Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb ramps and other locations to provide tactile warning of danger for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The truncated domes provide a tactile signal to the visually impaired as they move from one surface level to another. The panels can be installed in almost any shape or configuration, and the same panel can be applied to the surface using add-on anchors or embedded. Beveled edg

Type 3 Ada Compliant Warning Paver (Models Ada-1, Ada-2 & Ada-3)

The Type Three ADA Compliant Warning Paver, models ADA-1, ADA-2 and ADA-3, is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb cuts and other locations to provides tactile warning of danger ahead to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The paver has truncated domes that can be felt underfoot. The domes on model ADA-1 are arranged in a staggered pattern, while those on models ADA-2 and ADA-3 are arranged in straight lines. The domes are the same height and width on all models. The d

U.s. Puzzle Map (Model 1-01140-00)

The U.S. Puzzle Map, model 1-01140-00, is a tactile map and educational puzzle designed for teaching U.S. geography to children who are blind or have low vision. This take-apart political topographical map of the United States has a lightweight frame and colorful pieces representing individual states. Features include tactile mountains, rivers, and state capitals; incised state boundaries; state name abbreviations in braille; tactile latitude and longitude lines; finger holes for easy removal of

Ubg Ultra Body Guard

The UBG Ultra Body Guard is a vibrating and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This device detects obstacles at head and upper body level and provides users with tactile or spoken warnings. It also has a compass function to help users orient themselves. It is approximately the size and shape of a cigarette case. WEIGHT: 150 grams.

Ultra-Ada Pad

The Ultra-ADA Pad is a detectable warning surface designed for use to help pedestrians who are blind or have low vision to anticipate intersections and other potentially dangerous areas. The pad has raised, truncated domes which pedestrians who are visually impaired can feel with their feet. This, in combination with the tapping of a cane on a different surface than the surrounding concrete sidewalk, can alert them to an upcoming intersection. The pad can be used to retrofit parking lots and ot

Ultra-Ada Pad, Composite Model

The Ultra-ADA Pad, Composite Model, is a detectable warning surface designed for use to provide tactile warnings to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision about potential dangers ahead, such as an upcoming intersection. Visually impaired pedestrians can feel the raised, truncated domes on the surface with their feet. In addition, the surface is noticeably different from the surrounding concrete sidewalk when tapped with a cane. The unit is made from a composite material with continuous fi

Ultracane

The UltraCane is a vibrating electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help users move around more safely, confidently and effectively, this cane has the shape of a long white cane with a collapsible shaft and a contoured handle, and uses ultrasonic echoes to detect obstacles ahead of the user, including obstacles in the user's path and at head level. It converts this information into vibrating buttons in the handl

Ultrapoly Braxx

Ultrapoly Braxx is a non-skid detectable warning surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Based on Non-Skid technology initially developed for the United States Navy, it can be used to protect against pedestrian slip hazards on areas such as ramps, stairs, boat decks, and platform edges. The surface comes in sheets with a wear and impact resistant baseplate of ultra high molecular polyethylene (UHMW-PE) covered with raised non-skid truncated domes comprised of sa

Ultrasonic Goggles

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of goggles that assist individuals who have low vision to navigate. Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain have developed a pair of ultrasonic goggles that are intended to make it safer and easier for people who have low vision to get around. Individuals with partial sight experience "Terminator-style vision" through the use of two cameras mounted onto a virtual reality headset that is then connected to a small computer.

Vanguard Detectable Warning System

The Vanguard Detectable Warning System is a detectable warning surface and anti-skid surface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This warning surface can be used for new construction or retrofitting on access ramps, transit platform edges, or hazardous vehicular ways. The surface is manufactured on site out of liquid plastic epoxy, with truncated domes that are liquid applied. This allows the surface to follow the existing contours of the structure to which it is a

Vapen

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an ergonomic guide dog harness for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Vapen is an improvement on the guide dog harness that incorporates a ball joint socket into the handle of the harness, providing individuals who are blind or have low vision strengthened communication with their service animal while also improving ergonomics for their hand. An added feature is the ball joint socket allows the harness to be reassembled into a

ViaOpta

ViaOpta is an app designed for blind or low vision people, and people with learning and cognitive disabilities. The app is intended to increase independent lifestyle by helping the user locate the nearest store, cafe, or preferred location. ViaOpta Nav is a first turn-by-turn navigation app available for a wearable device. It provides voice guidance, and produces vibrations that help locate settings, which alert the user to upcoming intersections and landmarks. The users can ask for their exact

Vibro-Tactile Orientation And Mobility Unit

The Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit is a voice output and vibrating electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This remote receiver works with two voice output and vibrating pedestrian signals, the Relume LED Pedestrian Signal and LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal (see separate entries). When the pedestrian signal displays a Walk message, this unit speaks the words "Proceed with caution" and provides a continuous low frequency vibration.

Vip Adjustable Support Cane

The VIP Adjustable Support Cane is an adjustable offset cane designed for use by individuals with visual disabilities who require ambulatory support. These canes are available with a choice of three molded ABS plastic handle configurations. The classic handle is a crook-style handle and features a flattened top for ease of grip and proper weight distribution. The modern handle is saddle shaped to allow for correct grip requiring minimal finger and hand strength. The T handle is T-shaped for pr

Vip Fixed-Length Support Cane

The VIP Fixed-Length Support Cane is an offset cane designed for use by individuals with visual disabilities who require ambulatory support. These canes are available with a choice of three molded ABS plastic handle configurations. The classic handle is a crook-style handle and features a flattened top for ease of grip and proper weight distribution. The modern handle is saddle shaped to allow for correct grip requiring minimal finger and hand strength. The T handle is T-shaped for proper weig

Virtual Cane

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a handheld device that uses sonar-type technology to create a virtual white cane that allows users who are blind or with low vision navigate within their environment. The Virtual Cane is a handheld device that uses a type of sonar to recognize physical objects up to 10 meters (39 feet) from the user. When pointed at an object, it emits invisible focused sound waves and determines how far away the object is. The information is then relayed

Visually Impaired Assistant (Via)

-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic obstacle detector and navigation aid for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Visually Impaired Assistant (VIA) is a pair of devices worn on the hands that use video motion detection technology combined with 4 mini cameras to detect obstacles as a person walks. It is intended to be used in place of a white cane. As the one of the VIA devices detects obstacles, it vibrates to warn the user to turn away from

Voice

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that communicate an object's shape and location to individuals who are blind or have low vision. vOICe maps visual images to sound and then provides blindfolded users with a sense of what an object is and where it is located. The device uses a small web camera mounted on the nose bridge of sunglasses to provide visual input to a small pocket PC (or smartphone) to run software that transforms this input into auditory signals that

Voice Learning Edition For Windows

The vOICe Learning Edition for Windows is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software translates video images from a digital camera into sound. When used with a notebook computer and headphones, it functions as a portable mobility system. The program has speech output controls for its major functions, with a mute button. Sound translations can be made of video images in three-dimensional, digital zoom, slow-motion, fast-motion, and

Voim

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype smart phone for individuals who are blind or with visual impairment. Voim, which means “seeing” in Korean, is a cell phone concept for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Voim is a cellular telephone and electronic navigation aid (GPS) that features voice input functionality and a braille display with a silicon screen. It also has a detachable Bluetooth headset through which audio cues can be transmitted. TITLE: It’s Time for a Br

W.c.i.b. Collapsible Cane With Nylon Tip

The Collapsible Cane with Nylon Tip is a folding white cane designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cane is made of lightweight aluminum, and has four sections with precision fitting joints. Two nylon stretch cords provide tension and permit the cane to collapse to one-fourth its full length. The double nylon cord insures safety since if one cord breaks the other cord still provides support. Other features include a golf grip handle, a replaceable nylon tip, and white refl

W.c.i.b. Rigid Cane With Nylon Tip

The W.C.I.B. Rigid Cane with Nylon Tip is a rigid white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. OPTIONS: Metal glide or mushroom cap tip; putter-grip or aluminum crook handle; special order unlisted sizes. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths from 36 to 60 inches in two-inch increments. COLOR: White with red tape at bottom.

Walk-Run for Fitness Kit

The Walk-Run for Fitness Kit is designed for individuals with low vision. This kit includes a personal guidewire system that can be set up in your backyard, a school, or a park.Two talking pedometers encourage family and peer participation. If running or walking with a human guide, you can use the kit's adjustable tether, which is long enough to accommodate wheelchair users. Includes a shoulder sling pack for storage and travel.

Walkytalky

WalkyTalky is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns a cell phone or tablet computer running the Android operating system into an accessible navigation aid. The user types in a destination, and the program launches Google Maps Navigation in the Walking directions mode. The program can also navigate to a contact if that contact's listing includes an address. The program periodically updates the status bar with

Wayfinder

WayFinder is an audible mobility and personal location tracking program, cognitive aid, prompter, and voice output navigation system designed for use by individuals with cognitive and memory disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This software is for a personal digital assistant (PDA) (not included) and uses GPS (global positioning satellite)–based personalized audio and visual cues to support independent travel via bus systems and on foot. WayFinder enables the user to create specifi

Wayfindr

Wayfindr is a prototype of an app -Bluetooth operated- intended for blind  and low vision people that want to travel the London Tube.  The navigation is possible because of the beacon technology and Bluetooth that gives audible directions and traces the user location in the subway. A prototype has been recently trialed at Pimlico station, where sixteen beacons have been installed. 

Weighty Tip

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To provide weight to keep a travel cane tip on the ground, increase arm and hand strength, and increase awarness of tip orientation. Weight the tip of a travel cane with one or two large, metal nuts. A marshmallow tip will keep them in place and allow for quick adjustments in weight. AUTHOR: Wheatly P. TITLE: A Weighty Tip. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 34 no. 2, Spring 2002: p. 73. PAGES: 1 2002.

Wet Set Detectable Warning Panel

The Wet Set Detectable Warning Panel is a detectable warning surface designed for use on curb ramps to warn pedestrians who are blind or have low vision about dangers ahead. Each panel, or tile, has truncated domes that can be felt underfoot. Units are rectangular, but arcs and other custom shapes are available. The entry side and exit side of the unit has an elevation of 15 degrees to anchor the unit in place. The lateral edges are at an angle of 90 degrees, thereby allowing for minimal gaps

What's Your Move - A Direction Game

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To aid students who are blind or have low vision in learning the four major directions on a map. Create a tactile game board on a raised-line grid sheet with 1-inch squares. On the outer margins of the grid sheet, label the edges: North (upper), South (lower), East (right), and West (left). Mark a "START" square tactilely in the center of the south edge of the board. Affix a pebble or other three-dimensional shape on the square in the center of the north edge o

Wheelmap

Wheelmap is an environmental accessibility mapping program for people with mobility disabilities, walking disabilities and other disabilities that require that the indoor or outdoor environment be adapted to be completely accessible. The program provides information provided by other Wheelmap users about the accessibility for specific locations. Wheelmap displays a map of a selected area with icons to indicate specific types of locations such as accommodations, restaurants, banks, post offices,

Wheelmate

WheelMate is an environmental accessibility mapping program for people with mobility disabilities, walking disabilities and other disabilities that require that the indoor or outdoor environment be adapted to be completely accessible. WheelMate lets users locate wheelchair-accessible toilets and parking spaces. As of 2013, the app lists more than 30,000 locations across 45 countries. Locations can be added and verified by users of the app to ensure the information stays up-to-date and useful. Us

White Metal Folding Support Cane

The White Metal Support Cane is a folding white cane designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who also use a cane for walking support. The cane has four sections with a pistol grip handle and non-skid tip. DIMENSIONS: 33 or 36 inches. COLOR: White with a red bottom section.

White Wooden Support Cane

The White Wooden Support Cane is a white cane designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision and who also use a cane for walking. The cane has a non-skid tip. OPTIONS: Rounded or pistol-grip handle. DIMENSIONS: Rounded-handle canes are available in lengths of 36, 39, or 42 inches; pistol-grip canes are available in lengths of 35 or 39 inches. COLOR: White with a red bottom section.

Wilcox Audible Pedestrian Signal

The Wilcox Audible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This signal produces a cuckoo sound when pedestrians can cross north/south, and a peep-peep sound when pedestrians can cross east-west. Its sound output is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter. This audible pedestrian signal operates in a temperature range of minus 35 to 167 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity range of five to 95 percent relative humidity. POWER: Uses 115 volts

Wooden Cane for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Wooden Cane for the Blind and Visually Impaired is designed for individuals with low vision. The cane is made of select northern hardwood and has a white shaft with red band at base.

World Maps (Model 5-06001-00)

World Maps, model 5-06001-00, are tactile maps designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These thermoformed tactile maps are an aid to geographic instruction and orientation. This volume contains tactile maps of all the continents, regions, and countries of the world. Maps are reproduced from works by The Princeton Braillists. The maps are thermoformed on vinyl with clear variations in height and texture, and show rivers, mountain ranges, bodies of water, and other physic

 
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