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Ferby Pencils

Ferby Pencil is designed for children with Down’s syndrome, low muscle tone, stroke and for those that are new to writing and drawing.  The Ferby Pencil is designed for small hands.  Developed in cooperation with physiologists and educators, the new rounded triangular shape and unlaquered wood barrel ensures comfortable, proper grasping. 

19-Ring Krebs Binder (Models 1-04240-00, 1-04250-00, & 1-04260-00)

The 19-Ring Krebs Binder, models 1-04240-00, 1-04250-00, and 1-04260-00, is a braille binder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 19-ring binder is made of heavy-duty board covered with water-resistant imitation leather. The binder holds 11.5 x 11 inch 19-hole punched braille paper, and comes in three sheet capacities: 60 sheets (1-04240-00), 80 sheets (1-04250-00), or 105 sheets (1-04260-00). The 19-ring binder assembly consists of a metal back plate, heavy-gau

20 / 20 Easy To Read Pen

The 20/20 Easy to Read Pen is a low vision pen designed for use by individuals with low vision. This pen writes bold lines in easy-to-read black ink. It is also thick in diameter so it is easy to grip.

20-20 Pens

20-20 Pens are designed for individuals with low vision. Pen for users with low vision. Bold line 20/20 Pens make handwriting easy to read. Bold black felt-tip marker with permanent ink provides high contrast against light-colored backgrounds.

25 Grippers

The 25 Grippers are a set of 25 triangular finger grips designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These triangular grips help position the user's hand for writing and they can also be used with some cutlery, toothbrushes, and other small utensils. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.

6760 Utensil Handles

The 6760 Utensil Handles are foam holders that fit into palm of the hand. The holders have a hole in the center for eating utensils, personal hygiene items, activity brushes and crayons, and other items. The holders have an anchor strap that goes around the back of the hand, are contoured, and adjustable for fit. These devices may also be used as hand exercisers. SIZES: Small (1-inch diameter x 3 inches) and Large (1.5-inch diameter x 3.75 inches). COLOR: Blue, orange or red.

6762 Therapy Handles

The 6762 Therapy Handles are foam grasping aids for hands. These holders have a 1-inch extension which the thumb can be positioned around. A utensil, pen, pencil, or other instrument can be placed into the extension itself or in the end of the holder, depending on the hand position. An adjustable snap buckle slides along the strap for an individualized fit. An additional vinyl strap that attaches to the therapy handle strap is also included. The additional length allows the strap to be wrapped a

A Braille Spelling Dictionary For Beginning Writers

A Braille Spelling Dictionary for Beginning Writers is a manual for teaching braille spelling to students who are blind or have low vision. This one-volume braille dictionary contains 1,400 words, listed alphabetically without definitions, enabling elementary school-age children to look up the spelling of words independently. The dictionary is in both print and braille, so sighted and blind children and teachers or parents can use it together.

A Pen for Parkinson’s

A Pen for Parkinson’s is designed for use by individuals with tremors in their upper extremities associated with the central nervous system that impact motor performance such as Parkinson’s disease.  Dopa Solution’s ARC is designed for people who present with cramping and pain during writing.  The pen features a high-frequency vibration motor that stimulates muscles in the hand while also reducing the effort required to move the pen across the paper. 

Abc's Of Braille (Model 5-00200-00)

ABCs of Braille, by Bernard Krebs, model 5-00200-00, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille textbook provides a simplified introduction to the characters and rules of English braille. The plan and layout of instructional materials are designed to assist both the teacher and the student.

Abilipad

Abilipad is a voice output on screen keyboard and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with reading, learning, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. This application (or app) allows the user to create a virtual onscreen keyboard interface that is customized to his or her needs. Abilipad's Keyboard Editor provides the ability to create an infinite selection of keyboard skins and includes the following functions: merge cells to form larger keys; enter letters, words or se

Ableware Ring Writer Clip

The Ableware Ring Writer Clip is a a utensil or pen or pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. Made of polyethylene, this device consists of two linked rings. The larger ring slips over a thumb or finger and the implement or utensil handle slips into the smaller ring at the correct angle for use. This device can be used with pens, pencils, paint brushes, straight razors, tooth brushes, etc. SIZES: The package of three include

Accessibility Suite

Accessibility Suite is a suite of computer access interfaces and functional applications that support reading and writing, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The suite is designed for use in schools, businesses, and other organizations to make workstations accessible to the largest number of users. It includes diverse software that provides support for the differing needs of students, employees, and others who find reading and writing a cha

Accessnote

AccessNote is a word processor program and voice input and output audio notetaker program designed for people who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as an electronic notetaker. It is designed particularly for people who use the VoiceOver feature (see separate entry) of Apple's iOS. AccessNote creates notes in the .TXT file format, and it can also import .TXT files from e-mail or Dropbox accounts. The AccessNote ho

Adjustable Writing Slope (Models Sb24 And Sb16)

The Adjustable Writing Slope, models SB16 and SB24, is an adjustable-angle writing platform designed for use by children and adults with neurological and physical disabilities. Intended to improve posture while reading and writing, the Slant Board can be used on any flat surface and adjusts to 10 angles that range between 10 and 80 degrees for personalized comfort. It is handcrafted from durable hardwood ply with a low-contrast, non-glare, clear lacquer finish. The Adjustable Writing Slope is eq

Adult Weighted Holder

The Adult Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a Husky pencil, a pencil sharpener, a

Afb Braille Alphabet Card

The AFB Braille Alphabet Card is a braille alphabet card designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The card is embossed with the braille alphabet and braille numbers, and includes an explanation of braille and a short history of its development. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9x 4 inches.

Ahf Spanish Dictionary

The AHF Spanish Dictionary is a word prediction program dictionary designed for use by people with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. Designed for use with the REACH Interface Author, REACH with Smart Keys, REACH with Smart Lists, or SoothSayer programs (required, but not included; see separate entries), the program contains more than 39,000 Spanish words (translations for the 11,000 most frequently used English words). COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compat

Aid To Independence: Hand Splint For Cerebral Palsied Children.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hand splint to enable a child with cerebral palsy to hold a pencil, crayon or stick. Discusses construction of the splint, rationale for use and advantages and disadvantages. The splint consists of 2 parts: a molded plastic forearm splint with straps to keep the hand at 20 percent extension, and a dowel for the child's fingers to fit around which has a hole to hold a pencil or crayon. Includes drawings and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR

Alphabet & Numeral Cards (Model 23-70001-3)

Alphabet & Numeral Cards, model 23-7001-3, are braille alphabet cards showing each English letter and numeral with its corresponding braille character. Each card has a blank space at the bottom for printing an organization or company name. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 1 inches.

Aluminum Diagramming Foil (Models 1-04120-00, Sheet 1-04090-00

Aluminum, 0.005 inches thick and sprayed on one side with an off white flat paint which will readily accept drawings made by pencil or ink. After design has been penciled in, the foil can be embossed using the tools in the Tactile Graphics Kit, 1-08840-00. Can be used for Braille. The roll (model 1-04120-0, $45.26) is 11 inches wide and approximately 150 feet long. Also available in 11 by 11 inch sheets (model 1-04090-00, $15.20), 30 per pack.

Aluminum Signature Guide

The Aluminum Signature Guide is a signature guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It helps to ensure proper signature placement for checks, contracts, etc. DIMENSIONS: Rectangular ring 3.5 x 1 inch.

Aph Embossed Graph Sheets (Models 1-04052-00, 1-04055-00, 1-04053-00, & 1-04054-00)

Graph paper 8 1/2 by 11 inches comes 50 to a package. Standard 100 pound manila sheets are embossed with horizontal and vertical lines of small Braille dots and are designed for use by transcribers and or students. Coordinate axes are represented as solid lines.

Aph Embossed Graph Sheets (Models 1-04056-00, 1-04057-00, & 1-04058-00)

100 pound manila sheets are embossed with horizontal and vertical lines of small Braille dots and are designed for use by transcribers and/or students. Coordinate axes are represented as solid lines. 11 1/2 inches by 11 inch packages of 50.

Aph Friction Pad Kit (Model 1-03190-00)

The APH Friction Pad Kit, no. 1-03190-00, is designed for use with braille slates to reduce the noise of the stylus and to prevent marring of surfaces, and with other devices that tend to slip while in use. The kit consists of 3 assorted sizes of self adhesive, plastic foam strips.

Aph Signature Guide (Model 1-03530-00)

The APH Signature Guide, model 1-03530-00, is an aluminum signature guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This guide aids people who are visually impaired in writing their signatures. The aluminum frame has an opening with an elastic band; the band provides a guide for writing and flexes to allow for the descenders of letters. The frame also has a rubber backing to prevent slipping. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 4.5 x 2.25 inches with a window of 3.5 x 1 inches.

Aphont

APHont is a low vision font designed for use by readers with low vision. It embodies characteristics that have been shown to enhance reading speed, comprehension, and comfort for large print users. The APHont Suite consists of Regular, Bold, Italic, and Italic Bold fonts. Features include more even spacing between letters; higher crossbars; no serifs; wider letters; heavier letters; underslung "j" and "q"; more open letters; and larger punctuation marks.

Aria

Aria is a braille notetaker with speech output designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This computerized organizer is designed with word processing, mathematical and communicating capabilities. The user can construct full-fledged documents, transfer files, drive a modem or use a statistical calculator. With DOS interface, this device can run external software. It can be upgraded; the system runs on 1 Megabyte of RAM and 2 Megabytes of Flash ROM (contains the Aria software).

Ark Butter Grip

Designed to promote proper finger positioning during writing tasks, the round shape of the Butter Grip serves as a tactile cue for the fingers to grasp. Holding a pencil/pen with the fingertips below the grip provides support for the web space and finger muscles during writing and coloring activities. Created for both left- and right-handed individuals, the Butter Grip can be used with standard pencils, pens and most adaptive writing utensils. At a diameter of 1 inch, this grip is recommended fo

Ark's Tran-Quill Pen

The ARK Tran-Quill Pen combines two of their patented adaptive utensil tools: the Bite-n-Chew Tips and Z-Vibe vibrating utensil handle to help improve writing skills. Vibration aids in focus and concentration. The vibrations of the tool are felt in the hand, but do not affect the actual writing.

Ark's Weighted Pencil

ARK's Weighted Pencil is a writing tool recommended for individuals with sensory integration issues and/or undeveloped fine motor control. The weight and textured surface of the pencil provide increased sensory input and proprioceptive feedback to the hand while writing. These sensations may increase focus, normalize writing speed, increase hand strength and dexterity, and/or decrease the grip force used to hold a pen/pencil.

Arm Glider

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows those who have limited upper extremity issues perform fine motor tasks such as writing. A halved PVC pipe, foam, bolts and nuts as well as adhesive fashion the arm glider. COMMENTS: The Arm Glider provides upper extremity support to the user. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: The Assistive Technology Department at The Center for Discovery, Inc. TITLE: Arm glider upper extremity support. REF: Instructables.com; http://www.instructables.com/id

Arm Glider Upper Extremity Support

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: An arm glider was to assist individuals with limited upper extremity strength to perform writing and other motor tasks.

Arthritis Daily Helper Kit (Model 557183)

The Arthritis Daily Helper Kit, model 557183), combine products designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor or grasping disabilities or limited hand dexterity. Intended to assist arthritis sufferers with daily tasks, this kit features the following item: Dr. Grip Pen, Rubber Doorknob Extension, EZ Key Turner, Button Hook with Zipper Pull, and Shoe Buttons (see separate entries).

Arthwriter Hand Aid, The (Model F73514)

The Arthwriter Hand Aid, model F73514, is a grasping aid designed to provide grip assistance to individuals with hand or finger disabilities, particularly arthritis, missing fingers, or persons wearing hand casts. The device may be used to holds pencils, pens, razors, toothbrushes, or other utensils. The unit consists of a plastic ball with a 0.75-inch central hole. An enlarged thumbscrew on the side clamps the handle of the item inserted into the hole to secure it. DIMENSIONS: Ball is 3 inches

Artist's Work Station

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable drawing table and felt tipped marker holder which can be controlled by an artist with no hand function using a mouthstick. The work station includes a commercial drawing table with a motor driven device to raise or lower the board, adjusted to allow control of the board angle; it uses magnets to hold paper onto the metal surface of the board; and a " lazy susan" device with holes in it to hold drawing implements, placed on a hospital style b

Assistive Chat

Assistive Chat is a voice output communicator and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with communication, cognitive, learning or speech disabilities. This program enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. The user types in words or sentences he/she wants to communicate, touches the speaker button, and the program will speak the words out loud us

Assorted Foam Grips

The Assorted Foam Grips are a set of pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. The set includes one Foam Grip, one Ridged Foam Grip, one Baseball Grip,one Swirl Grip, and one Thick 'N Thin Foam Grip (all styles also available individually). DIMENSIONS: The Baseball Grip is 2.25 inches long and the other styles are 1.5 inches long.

At Accessibility Suite

The AT Accessibility Suite is an on screen keyboard, mouse emulator, screen magnification, and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This software package includes computer access utilities for users of pointing devices: My-T-Mouse, OnScreen, CrossScanner, Joystick-To-Mouse, The Magnifier, SmartClick, TouchRight Utilities, and WordComplete (see separate entries). It runs concu

Audionote - Notepad And Voice Recorder

AudioNote - Notepad and Voice Recorder is a word processor program and voice input and output audio notetaker program designed for people with fine motor or neurological disabilities or other conditions that may prevent them from taking notes or recording ideas on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. This application (or app) features synchronized and indexed notetaking and audio recording and has a fully functional text note function that includes the ability to copy and paste. The note function

Aurora Suite

Aurora Suite is a word prediction, abbreviation expansion, and voice output communicator program designed for use by individuals with communication or learning disabilities. It can be used for typing emails or instant messages, writing documents, or for any other task that requires typing. Word prediction works with any application to save keystrokes. Other features include a talking spellchecker and homonyms assistance. Aurora Echo feature provides simple screenreading and a complete range of t

Baseball Foam Grip

The Baseball Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is shaped like a baseball bat and is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile and visual cues for finger positioning. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long.

Basic-D (Model 70100)

The Basic-D, model 70100, is a double-sided Braille printer or Braille embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Basic-D uses continuous tractor-feed paper and can print double-sided (interpoint) Braille pages at a rate of 340 pages per hour. The control panel is labeled in both Braille and ink, and voice confirmation is provided when keys are pressed. The Basic-D supports as many as 20 Braille alphabets, and can also print Braille graphics (tactile graphics). Th

Basic-S Model 70021

The Basic-S is a single-sided Braille printer or Braille embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Basic-S uses continuous tractor-feed paper and can print single-sided pages at a rate of 170 pages per hour. The control panel is labeled in both Braille and ink, and voice confirmation is provided when keys are pressed. The Basic-S supports as many as 20 Braille alphabets, and can also print Braille graphics (tactile graphics). This printer comes with a copy of Win

Beginner's Writing Paper

White, 50-pound, standard finish paper is printed with black ink on 8 1/ 2 by 11 inch sheets. Paper is padded and comes in packages of approximately 100 pages. Assists in the instruction of manuscript and cursive writing. Six different models available; Lower Case Manuscript ( 50 sets of the alphabet); Lower case cursive (33 sets of the alphabet); Upper case manuscript (33 sets of the alphabet); Upper case cursive (25 sets of the alphabet); Plain with 11 inch lines (100 sheets) and Plain with 8

Beginning Braille For Adults

Beginning Braille for Adults, by Mabel Nading and Ramona Waldhof, is a braille reading tutorial program designed to teach braille to adults and high school students who are blind or have low vision. The textbook covers the braille alphabet, numbers, punctuation, and Grade 2 abbreviations and contractions. It is written entirely in Braille, with an accompanying instructional cassette, and can be used for self-instruction or in Braille classes.

Beginning With Braille

Beginning with Braille, by Anna Swenson, is a braille instruction manual designed for use by teachers of students who are blind or have low vision. This is the braille edition of Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, published by AFB Press (see separate entry). This book contains real-life case studies of beginning reading and writing instruction, with practical teacher-friendly strategies for getting students started toward braille literacy.

Beginning With Braille: Firsthand Experiences With A Balanced Approach To Literacy

Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, by Anna M. Swenson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of children who are blind or have low vision. The text provides activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille instruction. It includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering braille instruction and offers suggestions for reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile bo

Berol Colourmarker

The Berol Colourmarker is a bold line marker designed for use by individuals with low vision. Markers are available with a round tip that produces a 2-millimeter wide line, or with a wedge tip that produces either a 2-millimeter or a 5-millimeter wide line. The tip can be reversed to give the marker a longer life. Markers can be used for lettering, diagrams, broad coloring, and drawing. The ink is washable, and the marker will work for at least 14 days if the cap is removed. COLORS: Black, blue,

Berol Dry Wipe Marker

The Berol Dry Wipe Marker is a low vision pen designed for use by individuals with low vision. This chunky dry wipe marker can be used on most dry wipe boards, and are available in round or chisel tip styles. The line width is 2 millimeters for round tip markers and 2 or 5 millimeters for chisel tip markers. COLORS: Black, blue, green, red, yellow, orange, brown, or purple.

Berol Dry Wipe Pen - Broad Tip

The Berol Dry Wipe Pen - Broad Tip is a bold line pen designed for use by individuals with low vision. This dry wipe pen has a broad tip for bolder writing. It can be used on most non-absorbent dedicated white boards and is particularly useful for smaller boards. DIMENSIONS: Line width is 1.7 millimeters. COLORS: Black ink.

Better Board Slant Boards

The Better Board Slant Board is a bookholder and table top writing desk designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have upper extremity. It is made of durable corrugated plastic, it has attached plastic clamps that hold paper well and includes non-slip feet to help it stay in place while in use. It has a 20-degree angle and can be used for reading, writing and copying. When not in use, this board folds to a thickness of 0.75 inch for stacking and storing. SIZES: Small and large.

Big Print Check Register

The Big Print Check Register is a bold line check register designed for use by individuals with low vision. The register is spiral bound with a slim format for use and portability. It has bold column headings and extra-large entry boxes, with 350 entry spaces, enough for approximately one full year of transactions. DIMENSIONS: 5 x 9 inches when closed.

Bitsboard App

Bitsboard App conglomerates a few games that are designed to help children with diverse disabilities including: learning and cognitive disabilities, blind and low vision among others. The app is also customize and allows the user to create their own boards (ABCs, numerals, colors, animals, emotions, class items, etc...) After the board is created, the user can select from a variety of different games to learn the concept. Many other apps can be added using this board.

Board For Securing Paper When Writing.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Prevents paper from moving while writing. Plywood board with two metal strips with an attached spring to serve as clips to hold the paper in position. A wooden guard is mounted horizontally to prevent the child's hand from striking the spring mechanism. Diagram included. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking, Assembly. AUTHOR: Bureau of Handicapped Children, Dir of Pupil Personnel Services TITLE: Teaching Aids for Children with Cerebral Palsy. REF: Book: State

Bob-1

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic device that allows children who have no fingers write with a pen or pencil. A team of girl scouts from Iowa, ages 11 through 13, came up with a design that assisted a 3-year-old girl born without fingers on her right hand to write. The device, called BOB-1, is a platform strapped to an arm with a cylindrical holder that can be used to hold a pen, pencil, or similar tool. With the device attached to her hand, the three-year-o

Bold Line Graph Sheets (Models 1-04061-00, 1-04062-00, 1-04063, 1-04064-00, & 1-04065-00)

Designed for the use of the partially sighted. Major unit lines are 0. 030 inches wide and subunit lines are 0.015 inches wide. Comes in packages of 100 sheets. 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

Bold Line Letter-Writing Paper (Models 1-04811-00 & 1-04821-00)

Bold Line Letter-Writing Paper is bold line writing paper designed for use by individuals with low vision. It has bold black lines printed on white paper without margins, and comes in pads of 500 sheets. Paper is unpunched. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 11 x 8.5 with 7/16 inch line spacing (model 1-04811-00) or 9/16 inch line spacing (model 1-04821-00).

Bold Line Notebook Paper (Models 1-04791-00, 1-04801-00, 1-048510-00, 1-04861-00)

Bold Line Notebook Paper, models 1-04791-00, 1-04801-00, 1-048510-00, and 1-04861-00, is bold line paper designed for use by individuals with low vision. The sheets have bold black lines printed on white paper with left margines. Paper is sold in 500 sheet packages and comes in unpunched pads or loose sheets punched for a three ring binder, with a line spacing of 7/16 inch or 9/16 inch. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches.

Bold Lined Writing Paper (Models Plu-815 & Plu-835)

Bold Lined Writing Paper, models PLU-815 and PLU-835, is bold line writing paper designed for use by individuals with low vision. This paper has bold lines with wide spacing and comes with 100 double-sided sheets per pad. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches. Line spacing is 0.75 inch (model PLU-815) or 0.5 inches (model PLU-835). COLOR: Paper is white with bold black lines.

Boldline Spiral Notebook (Model 1-04825-00)

The Boldline Spiral Notebook, model 1-04825-00, is a bold line notebook designed for use by individuals with low vision. This spiral notebook has 100 sheets of bold line paper. DIMENSIONS: Paper is 8.5 x 11 inches with 9/16 inch line spaces. COLORS: Cover color is a "surprise" color; if more than one notebook is ordered, the cover color will be the same for all notebooks in the order.

Braille 'n Speak

Braille 'N Speak is an electronic braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit features a six-key Perkins-style braille keyboard and the capability to provide output in print, synthesized speech, or braille. This portable stand-alone data manager offers a simple command structure; word processing capabilities and spell check; a fully-adjustable speech synthesizer which enables the user to control the rate of speech, tone, pitch, and more; a Grade 2

Braille Alphabet And Number Card (Model 1-04020-00)

The Braille Alphabet and Number Card, model 1-04020-00, is a braille alphabet and number card designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This card can be used to increase the awareness of braille among print readers. It presents the alphabet, numbers, and selected punctuation signs in braille and in regular type. A simple sentence in Grade 1 braille is included to allow for translation practice.

Braille Alphabet Cards

Braille Alphabet Cards are designed for use with individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each card shows the alphabet and numbers in standard print and Braille. The cards come in a package of 100.

Braille Bookmaker

The Braille BookMaker is a portable desk-top Braille printer that produces Braille characters on both sides of the page for individuals who are blind. Commands are issued from a calculator-style keypad, and confirmed by tones so that the operator can change settings without having to print out prompts and responses in Braille. A brief comma sequence places the unit in single-sided mode, where it can become a terminal using the optional external keyboard, or generate samples for easier proofreadi

Braille Buddy

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an educational device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to transition into Braille literacy. The Braille Buddy is a 2-phase educational device aimed to assist individuals who are blind or low vision with the most difficult stages of learning Braille (e.g., reading and writing). The Braille Buddy folds down into an easy-to-hold device that expands to and includes the Braille cell and the Braille keyboard. In Stage 1,

Braille Bug Alphabet Card

The Braille Bug Alphabet Card is a braille alphabet card designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This colorful card is designed to help teach the braille alphabet. It is embossed with the braille alphabet, numbers, and commonly used punctuation. The reverse features a brief description of braille and how it is used. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 3 inches.

Braille Code Recognition Materials: Students' Kit (Model 1-03240) & Teachers' Kit (Model 1-03250)

Braille training materials to increase speed and accuracy in recognition of contractions, word signs and short-form words in braille. The Kit provides materials for five students: Braille booklet of 5 print sets, BCR lists 1-20; print copy of Directions for BCR Lists; print booklet of BCR Exercises; braille booklet of BCR Exercises; print copy of Percentage Accurate Conversion Table; Braille Progress Charts. The Teacher's Kit consists of a 30-minute instructional cassette, 2 sets of practice/ass

Braille Connection: A Braille Reading And Writing Program For Former Print Users (Models 7-11100-00 & 5-11100-00)

Braille Connection: A Braille Reading and Writing Program for Former Print Users is a braille tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program guides adult and teenage former print readers from tactual discrimination to Grade 1 Braille, which corresponds to print, and then through Grade 2 Braille, the standard code for braille books and magazines. The instructional program is designed to be used under the supervision of a qualified braille teacher. T

Braille Contraction Sheets (Models 5-35960-00 & 7-35960-00)

Braille Contraction Sheets are pamphlets designed for use in teaching braille to individuals who are blind or have low vision. These pamphlets contain many of the common Grade 2 braille units, including contractions, word signs, short-form words, punctuation, and composition signs. OPTIONS: Available in braille (5-35960-00) or print (7-35960-00).

Braille Datebook

The Braille DateBook is a braille notebook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This planner comes with 250 sheets of punched blank filler paper for brailling appointments or other information, together with tabbed plastic calendar pages for organizing the filler pages. The notebook's binder holds 100 pages, including calendar pages and other tabbed pages, and features a Velcro fastener, a slate pocket on the inside front cover, and a stylus pocket on the inside spin

Braille Edge 40 (Model B40K)

The Braille EDGE 40, model B40K, is a refreshable braille display with a braille keyboard and braille notetaker functions designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit's 40-cell braille display provides Braille representation of information from the screen of a computer or mobile device, and its Perkins-style keyboard allows Braille input to the same device. The unit has 2 four-way navigation keys and 8 function keys (Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Shift, Insert, Windows

Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary

The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary, compiled and edited by Koenig and Holbrook, is a braille manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume presents braille transcriptions of more than 29,000 common and not-so-common words in the English language. All listings are in conformity with the latest revisions of the braille code. Syllabic divisions are shown for words in inkprint, and a listing of prefixes and suffixes is given for all those words in which a cont

Braille Eraser Holder For Braille Writer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To attach a Braille eraser to a Braille writer. Attach a piece of self-adhesive hook-and-loop material to the Braille eraser and the corresponding piece of self-adhesive hook-and-loop material to the Braille writer immediately to the right of the handle. Attach the Braille eraser to the Braille writer using the hook-and-loop material when the eraser is not in use. TITLE: Taming the Wild Braillewriter (in Springboard). AUTHOR: West, D. and Pruim, N. JOURNAL: RE:v

Braille Express (Models 100 & 150)

The Braille Express, models 100 and 150, is a Braille printer designed to print in book format with two pages on each sheet for individuals who are visually disabled. The printers offer interpoint Braille at a rate of 100 or 150 characters per second. They both print up to 44 characters per line macimum, combine text and graphics on a single sheet, save up to 16 full groups of settings, and emboss raised print characters for tactual or visual reading. A rear panel impact control selector allows

Braille Font

The Braille Font is a braille font designed for use by individuals with low vision. This font can be used by individuals with low vision and by teachers of individuals who are blind to learn braille. It is a printed font that uses large solid dots to represent the raised dots in each six-dot braille cell, and uses smaller rings to represent the unused positions. These rings replace the solid mini-dots used in standard braille fonts. This font set includes all capitals, lowercase letters, punctua

Braille Is Beautiful Curriculum Set

The Braille is Beautiful Curriculum Set is designed to promote braille literacy and awareness of Braille among students who are blind or have low vision as well as others in the 4th through 6th grades. It suggests a variety of learning formats including full group discussion, small work groups, fact sheets, quizzes, interactive games, and applied projects. This curriculum set includes a course discussion guide, a service learning guidebook, six slates and styluses, 30 Braille workbooks, six deck

Braille Is Beautiful Video Set

The Braille is Beautiful Video Set is a braille instruction kit designed to promote braille literacy and general awareness of Braille among students who are blind or have low vision, as well as others in the 4th through 6th grades, and their teachers and parents. This instructional set includes two videos about Braille, "Jake and the Secret Code" and "That the Blind May Read." It also includes a course instruction guide, a Braille slate and stylus for Braille writing demonstrations, and a Braill

Braille Lite Millennium (Series M20)

The Braille Lite Millennium, Series M20, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 20-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M20 features a 56K modem, e-mail capability, word processing, one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually unlimited

Braille Lite Millennium (Series M40)

The Braille Lite Millennium, series M40, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 40-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M40 features a 56K modem, e-mail capabilities, word processing, quick one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually un

Braille Literacy Curriculum

The Braille Literacy Curriculum, by Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille to students who are blind or have low vision. This manual supports the goals of the National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities. It emphasizes outcomes, presents strategies for incorporating braille into the total curriculum, and provides resources, references, and tips and techniques for making braille come alive for the student

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach, by Diane P. Wormsley with contributions by Frances Mary D'Andrea, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision and cognitive disabilities. The book is a practical resource for teachers of students challenged by learning braille through traditional methods because of additional physical or cognitive disabilities, the inability to speak English well, or difficulty in making the transition from

Braille Notebooks, 3-Ring (Models 1-04320 & 1-04380-00)

Braille Notebooks, 3-Ring, are made of heavy-duty board and covered with water proof vinyl. The metal binders contain three rings for holding approximately 100 pages of braille paper. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 or 9 x 12 inches ($7.10), 11 x 11 inches ($6.50), and 11.5 x 11 inches ($6.50). COLORS: Binder colors are blue, turquoise, and green.

Braille Paper

Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is continuous feed braille paper with perforated detachable side panels for use in tractor-feed braille printers or embossers. It comes in two sizes, narrow (notebook size) and wide, with and without 19 hole (GBC) punch. The wide size is sold in cartons of 1,000 sheets, and the narrow size is sold in cartons of 1,500 sheets. The paper is 100 pound tag. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 11.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 11 tear-off size (12

Braille Paper

Braille Paper is braille paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The 100-sheet packages are available in medium, medium punched, heavy, and heavy punched. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches.

Braille Paper

The Braille Paper is desiggned for use in one-sided or interpoint Braille applications. This paper can be used with most Braille embossers. A box contains approximately 1,000 sheets of sprocket-holed, fan-folded paper. DIMENSIONS: Each sheet is 8.5 x 11 inches.

Braille Paper (Heavy, Light, & Three-Hole Punched)

Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is available in two grades, heavy and light, and in two styles, plain and three hole punched. Both heavy and light grades are suitable for use with Perkins Braillers(see separate entries). Available styles are plain heavy grade, plain light grade, or three hole punched heavy grade. Paper is sold in reams of 500 sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 8.5 x 11 inches (all grades with or without holes) or 11 x 11.5 inches (pla

Braille Paper Pad (Model 24-0108-1)

The Braille Paper Pad, model 24-0108-1, is braille paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Sheets have three punched holes to fit the Howe Press Small Loose-Leaf Pocket Notebook (see separate entry). DIMENSIONS (LxW): 3.5 x 6 1/8 inches.

Braille Peg Board

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ---PURPOSE: To serve as an aid for teaching braille to students who are blind or visually impaired. Cut apart rubber peg mats (sold in school supply stores) to form separate six-dot braille cells. Press pegs into the appropriate holes to form braille characters. AUTHOR: Johnson, P.J. TITLE: Braille Peg Boards Are a Good Fit. JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 36, No. 4, Winter 2005: p. 166. PAGES: 2 (including cover).

Braille Printer (Model Bpw-32)

The Braille Printer, model BPW-32, is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer can emboss six- or eight-dot braille on a single side, or on both sides simultaneously using either the interpoint or interline method. The noise level has been reduced by using an embossing method that pushes the braille embossing pins into the paper instead of striking the paper. This embossng method also allows an entire line of braille to be printed a

Braille Printer (Model Tp-32)

The Braille Printer, model TP-32, is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The printer can emboss six-dot or eight-dot braille on one side, or on both sides simultaneously using either the interpoint or interline method. The noise level has been reduced by using an embossing method that pushes the braille embossing pins into the paper instead of striking the paper. This embossng method also allows an entire line of braille to be printed at th

Braille Proofreading Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To Enable a teacher to mark errors in Braille text for correction. To mark errors in spelling, place a vertical in the space immediately before and immediately after the word to be corrected. If the error is the omission of a word or punctuation, place two staples, one after the other, in the space between words. Bracket incorrect punctuation with two staples. This technique can also be used when grading tests with single-letter or one-word answers. Incorrect an

Braille Sense U2 (Model H432B)

The Braille Sense U2, model H432B, is a Braille notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable braille notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 32-cell braille display and an LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to seven tasks simultaneously. The Braille Sense U2 includes mu

Braille Sense U2 Qwerty (Model H432Q)

The Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, model H432Q, is a Braille and electronic notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a QWERTY (alphabetic) keyboard, a 32-cell braille display, and an optional LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to sev

Braille Series

The Braille Series is a Braille reading tutorial program designed for teaching braille to students who are blind or have low vision. The set includes a set of three textbooks, with Book 1 covering Grade 1 braille, Book 2 covering Grade 2 braille, and Book 3 covering advanced Grade 2 braille. OPTIONS: Each volume is available in a Braille version and a print version for sighted teachers or parents.

Braille Stapler

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of Braille writer that is portable and can be used anywhere by individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Braille Stapler is portable, six-button braille embosser that includes a space button and functions tab for controlling the size of the Braille. The design expedites the writing process” and the Braille need not be written and/or read in reverse. TITLE: Writing Braille Anywhere. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesig

Braille Star 40

The Braille Star 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit can function both as a braille computer display terminal and as a portable braille notetaker. With Braille Star's Scratchpad feature, users can take notes while the device is connected to a computer, or download a file from the computer or the Internet and read, edit, and save changes to it when the Braille Star is disconnected. The Scratchpad can store up to four mega

Braille Stylus: Regular, Jumbo, Reversible, & Pencil (Models 23-3101-7, 23-2901-9, 23-3101-5, & 23-3401-9)

The Regular, Jumbo, Reversible, and Pencil Braille Styluses are designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Regular Stylus (23-3001-7) is durable and easy to use. The Jumbo Stylus (23-2901-9) is designed for creating Jumbo braille with larger, more widely spaced dots that can be felt more easily by individuals with neurological impairments such as diabetic neuropathy. The Reversible Stylus (23-3101-5) has a braille stylus and Teflon braille eraser in one unit. The steel

Braille Trail: An Activity Book

The Braille Trail: An Activity Book, by Frances Mary D'Andrea and Anna M. Swenson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of children who are blind or have low vision. The book provides an introduction to braille with games, graphics, activities, and information on braille, assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired and are by readers of braille, and the biographies of Helen Keller and Louis Braille. The book is based on the Braille Bug, which i

Braille Wave

Braille Wave is a refreshable Braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This slimline 40-character Braille display provides access to most computer operating systems, including DOS, Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000, and Linux, and features a built-in note-taking facility that can be used with or without connection to a computer. The included software enables notes taken to be transferred to Microsoft Word on a personal computer. Standard features include

Braille Writer Positioning Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To keep a braille writer stationary during use. On the table where the Braille writer is used, mark an area slightly larger than the dimensions of the Braille writer's base. Place rope or clothesline on three sides of the resulting shape, omitting the side nearest the user. Secure the rope/clothesline with duct tape to form a "parking space" for the Braille writer. TITLE: Taming the Wild Braillewriter (in Springboard). AUTHOR: West, D. and Pruim, N. JOURNAL: RE:

Braille+ Mobile Manager (Model 1-07450-00)

The Braille+ Mobile Manager, model 1-07450-00, is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille-input version of the Icon from LevelStar has a Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 30 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability. Features include word processing; an MP3 player; a book player that supports DAISY books and Bookshare; voice recording; an address book, clock

Braille2000 Student Edition, Direct Entry Edition, & Document Processing Edition

Braille2000 is a braille text editor designed for the production of braille documents for individuals who are blind. Some versions also include a braille translation program. This braille text editor is compatible with ED-IT PC (see separate entry) but has additional features. It is Internet-compatible, can read and write ABT files, and can be used to read and write braille XML files and to translate XML print text into braille. The Student Edition is a braille editing tool for the beginning bra

Braillemaster Braille Publishing Software

BrailleMaster Braille Publishing Software is a Braille software package with Braille translation programs and text editors designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. With BrailleMaster, the user can translate text to braille and send it either directly to a Braille embosser or printer or to an interim braille file; edit a file, including a braille file; print or emboss Braille from a Braille file; view the completed braille on screen; customize formatting and controls in a

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and a 32-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX32 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

Braillenote Pk

BrailleNote PK is a braille notetaker and personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-key braille keyboard, speech output, and an 18-cell braille display with thumb navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph. Other features include Bluetooth technology for connecting to wireless devices; USB functionality; WiFi (wireless) connectivity; Internet Explorer (version 6); and KeySoft media player. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.

Braillepad Application

BraillePad is an Iphone and Ipad application designed for visually impaired users and allows them to write SMS, mails and social posts, more quickly using the Braille code. To insert a letter user touches each Braille points it is composed of. User can insert message using the Visual Braille technique. User can choose from two methods: classic (time-out) and guided (for beginners). Features text fine editing operations using the 'Message' tab. Share message via SMS and/or mail. Visual Braille s

Braillepen Slim

Braille Pen Slim is a Bluetooth Braille Keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It connects to the user’s phone, notebook, PC or tablet. It allows the user to write SMS, complete a 6-key entry into a Braille translator or simply type. It is equipped with 6 Braille dot keys, 3 function keys (shift, space and control). The Shift and Control keys become dots 7 and 8 in 8-dot Braille. The BraillePen Slim works with iOS VoiceOver, Talks, BrailleBack, Mobile Acc

Brailleplace

BraillePlace is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This interpoint embosser has a print speed of 300 characters per second and is designed for use in braille publishing. It can print lines 45 characters wide using Library of Congress spacing, with 27 lines per page maximum. It connects to any computer through the parallel or serial ports, and has keypad controls with ET Speaks to vocalize controls and do other audio tasks. Braille can be printed i

Brailletouch

BrailleTouch is a braille input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a person to type words into an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch in braille rather than using the standard touchscreen keyboard. BrailleTouch features a split keyboard design based on the layout of the braille cell. Dots 1, 2, and 3 are arranged vertically on the left side while dots 4, 5, and 6 are arranged in the same way on the right side of the screen. The curr

Braillewriting Dot By Dot (Models 5-17400-00 & 7-17400-00)

Braillewriting Dot by Dot is a braille writing program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This training program provides instruction in writing braille with either a braillewriter or a slate and stylus. The kit includes a Teacher's Manual with ten basic lessons in each writing method and three Beyond the Basics lessons; an Exercise Cassette with dictation exercises; an Alphabet Etc. braille reference sheet; and a Peg Slate and Big Cell teaching device for the slate

Braillino

Braillino is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a 20-character braille display with two Triple Action keys and an eight-key braille keyboard. It can be used independently or connected by a docking station to the Nokia Communicator, models 9210i or 9290 (see separate entry), a cell phone / personal data assistant (PDA). When the notetaker is connected to the Communicator, the latter can be controlled using the notetaker's brail

Braillo 200

The Braillo 200 is a Braille printer that can print six and eight dot braille at 200 cells per second. A liquid crystal display indicates the page count. Operator controls include form feed, reset, and paper stop. The printer may be connected directly to a paper cutter. The page lenths and line length are both adjustable; the maximum line length is 42 characters. DIMENSIONS: 22.62 x 25.74 x 33.93 inches. WEIGHT: 320 pounds.

Braillo 400 S

The Braillo 400 S is a braille printer that can print six and eight dot braille at 400 cells per second. A liquid crystal display indicates the page count. Operator controls include form feed, reset, and paper stop. The printer may be connected directly to a paper cutter. The page lenths and line length are both adjustable; the maximum line length is 42 characters. DIMENSIONS: 48.36 x 26.13 x 39.78 inches. WEIGHT: 530 pounds.

Braillo 400 Sr Embosser

The Braillo 400 SR Embosser is a Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Braillo 400 SR Embosser reduces paper costs because it uses paper rolls up to 40 inches in diameter rather than standard continuous fanfold paper. Paper widths from four to fourteen inches are accepted. Once the paper is brailled, a built-in paper cutter cuts the paper and releases it to the stacker. When the stacker reaches its1000-sheet capacity, a sensor stops the machine so the

Braillo 440 Sw

Braillo 400 SW is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer is designed for large volume production of braille. It prints simultaneously on both sides of the paper at a rate of 440 characters per second continuous printing. It uses standard paper rolls up to one meter in diameter, and can print two or four page sheets with a maximum sheet length of 13 inches. It has a built in paper cutter and a stacking unit for handling large format braill

Brailon

Brailon is a plastic sheet for use with thermoform machines for individuals who are blind. The paper has a matte surface, and is non-toxic, moisture proof and classroom safe. It is available in regular, heavy and extra heavy thicknesses and can be three-hole and 19-hole punched. DIMENSIONS: Thickness is regular: .005 inch, thick: .008 inch and extra thick: .01 inch. Paper sizes vary from 8.5 x 11 inches to 13-7/8 x 18-5/8 inches.

Brailon Plastic, 3-Hole Punch Or 19-Hole Punch

Brailon Plastic Paper is plastic braille notebook filler paper available in 3-hole punch (no. 1-04690-00) or 19-hole punch (no. 1-04630-00). DIMENSIONS: Both the 3 and the 19-hole punch are 11.5 x 11 inches (500 sheets).

Brown Glaze Paper, 3-Hole Punch

Brown Glaze Paper, 3-hole Punch, is braille heavy-weight notebook filler paper. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches (150 sheets), 9 x 12 inches (125 sheets), 11 x 11 inches (115 sheets), or 11.5 x 11 inches (110 sheets).

Brown Slate And Stylus (Model 1-00170-00)

The Brown Slate and Stylus, no. 1-00170-00, is designed for writing Braille for individuals who are visually impaired. The slate's back can be opended to allow for reading the Braille without having to remove the paper from the frame. The slate is made of metal and features 4 lines of 28 cells each. DIMENSIONS: 8 3/8 x 2.25 inches.

Bulb Shaped Grips

The Bulb Shaped Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. COLOR: Blue.

Bumps

Bumps is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet. The program allows a person to learn the braille alphabet in three ways. In the Quick Reference mode, all 26 letters are displayed on the screen, with or without their equivalent English letters, and the user taps on a letter to fill the full screen. The Flash Cards mode displays braille letters randomly, and the equivalent English letter appears after a time period selected by the user. Finally,

Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary

The Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary, by Mary F. Burns, is a braille dictionary designed for use by producers of braille text for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handbook is a reference tool for checking print-to-braille and braille-to-print meanings and symbols. It provides the braille alphabet, contractions, punctuation, and signs and symbols for braille, as well as brief descriptions of rules for their use. The handbook is organized into four sections aimed at providi

Business Cards For Learning Braille

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To help a first grade Braille student learn to read and spell Braille words. To convert an unused business card to this purpose, punch a hole in the top left corner and cut off the upper right corner of the card. Then, braille and print the word to be learned on the card. Finally, attach the card to a metal ring by putting the ring through the hole in the upper left corner. The ring can be attached to the student's bookbag. TITLE: Business Cards for Learning Bra

Cal-Tac Notecard

CAL-tac Notecards are braille greeting cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each card has a tactile illustration with a caption in grade II braille, and space to add an individual message using a brailler, slate, typewriter, or single feed braille printer. The illustration is embossed on a soft white plastic sheet that fits into a firm card stock backing. A white envelope is also included. Designs currently available include six balloons (CONGRATULATIONS); sno

Cassette Labeling Slate (Model 23-0351-9) & Cassette Labels (Model 23-4151-9)

The Cassette Labeling Slate, model 23-0351-9, is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision as a braille labeler for cassettes. This braille slate is designed for use with Cassette Labels, model 23-4151-9, which are made of clear adhesive tape. The slate has two full rows of 14 cells on the top and bottom lines. The second and third lines have two cells at each margin. Cassette Labels are sold in a package of 25 labels.

Cd Dots

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide large braille dots for games, teaching activities, and bulletin boards. Use damaged, advertising, or obsolete CD disks for braille enhancement activities. Place disks on a sheet of black paper to enhance contrast and ask questions such as "How many letters can be made using only two dots?" or "How many letters can be made with four dots?" More advanced activities might include presenting a specific set of CD Dots and asking how many contractions can be made.

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

Check Writing Guide (Model 163733)

Template for filling in necessary information on a standard 3 3/4 by 6 inch check.

Cintex4

CINTEX4 is an environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This system enables the user to dial and answer the phone, control infrared devices such as televisions, VCRs, DVD’s, stereos, CD players, etc., and control appliances such as lights, fans, etc. using voice commands or switch input (an input program such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional or a switch input program for keyboard emulation required, but not include

Claroread Premium

ClaroRead Premium is a voice output screen reader, optical character recognition, concept mapping, and audio file creation program and accessibility software module designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This product includes ClaroRead Plus and Claro Mindfull together with a portable USB memory stick containing ClaroRead Standard (see separate entries). ClaroRead Standard runs directly from the memory stick on any personal computer (PC) without installing files. COMPATIBILIT

Clicker 6

Clicker 6 is a voice output word processor program and on-screen keyboard program designed for individuals at all ability levels, including students with learning disabilities or cognitive disabilities. It has a wide range of accessibility options for users who cannot use a mouse or keyboard, including individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. In this program, users can create a customized on-screen keyboard grid with letters, whole words, or pictures. Users can click

Clicker Docs

Clicker Docs is a word prediction program, writing skills training program, and a reading, spelling and vocabulary tutorial program designed for individuals at all ability levels, including children with learning disabilities, dyslexia, low vision, or cognitive disabilities. This application (or app) for the Apple iPad enables students to develop reading and writing skills. Students can use the child-friendly keyboard to type into the word processor and various speech options allow them to revie

Co:writer 4000

Co:Writer 4000 is a word prediction program designed for use by children and teens with learning or upper extremity disabilities. This voice output program utilizes FlexSpell and the Total Vocabulary System (TVS) to provide users with the tools required for writing. FlexSpell enables students to work at their developmental spelling level by permitting them to begin words phonetically or by cueing initial letter combinations; both approaches provide lists from which the correct word can be selec

Cobra Braille

COBRA Braille is a voice output screen reader and braille output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output or read the information on a braille display. COBRA Braille accesses the user's computer software programs and optimizes the information on a braille display in text form. The user can switch between Braille Grade I and Grade II by pressing a button, and he or she ca

Collegiate Boldline Spiral Notebook (Model 1-04826-00)

The Collegiate Boldline Spiral Notebook, model 1-04826-00, is a bold line notebook designed for use by individuals with low vision. This spiral notebook has a heavy-duty cover and 75 sheets of bold line paper inside. DIMENSIONS: Paper is 8.5 x 11 inches with 7/16 inch line spaces. COLOR: The cover has a marbled design.

Comfort Pen (Model 16H139)

The Comfort Pen, model 16H139, is a writing aid designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or limited hand and arm strength. Its shape and size allow a bent thumb grasp and prevent pressure points developing in the fold of the thumb. It also prevents straining of the forefinger. The pen can be filled with weights such as lead pellets or sand to produce weight variations.

Communicate: Symwriter (Model R1Wd109)

Communicate: Symwriter, model R1WD109, is a voice output symbolic word processor program designed for use by individuals with cognitive or learning disabilities. This program enables teachers, parents, and therapists to adapt written materials with symbols to create stories, sentence strips, directions, recipes, schedules, songs, poems, and worksheets. The program can also be used to create computer-based activities with voice output and symbol support, such as topical writing and sentence build

Compass (Model 23-4201-2) & Tracing Wheel (Model 23-4501-5)

The Compass, model 23-4201-2, and Tracing Wheel, model 23-4501-5, are tactile drawing tools designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The compass comes with a tracing wheel to draw circles up to 5.5 inches in diameter in reverse image. The tracing wheel can be used to create outlines of pictures, patterns, diagrams, etc. in reverse image.

Compu.dot

Compu-Dot is computer braille paper available in two grades for individuals who are blind. Final Edit style is 100 pound manila stock used for textbooks and thermoforming masters. It is available in standard and 19-hole punched version. Rough Draft style is 60 pound kraft stock for proofreading, editorial tasks and correspondence use. Both come boxed in 1000 sheets. DIMENSIONS: Both styles are available in 11 x 11.5 inches. Final Edit is also available in 8.5 x 11 inches.

Continuous Index Cards

Continuous Index Cards are index cards designed for braille paper use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These blank, continuous feed index cards are perforated and folded for machine feeding in a braille printer. Perforations between cards allow the cards to be separated after being embossed with braille. The sides of each card are also perforated to allow the sides with the tractor holes to be torn off. Cards are made of 100 pound weight tag paper, and are sold in cartons contain

Correction Slate (Model 23-1301-3)

The Correction Slate, model 23-1301-3, is a braille correcting slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-cell, four-line slate has the same cell spacing as a Perkins Brailler (see separate entry). It is made of aluminum and comes with a braille stylus.

Covers For Braille Documents (Models 1-04010-01 & 1-04010-02)

Covers for Braille Documents are braille binders designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. They can be used to bind braille books and other braille documents. These 19-hole punched covers work with 19-ring comb binding or twin loop binding, and can be used to bind tractor-feed, manila, or Brailon 19-hole papers. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11.75 x 11 inches. The binders accept pages measuring 11.5 x 11 inches.COLORS: Royal blue (model 1-04010-01) or clear frosted (model 1-04010-02

Crafty Graphics Stencil Embossing Kit (Model 1-08844-00)

The Crafty Graphics Stencil Embossing Kit, model 1-08844-00, is a tactile drawing kit designed for creating tactile graphics for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains stencils, embossing tools, and other items needed to create tactile graphics by dry pressure embossing. The kit contains nine brass stencils, including block letters, geometric, and bold plaid stripe stencils; eight stenciling tools, including a stylus with medium and large tips, a serrated tracing w

Crayon Nibbles

------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To make crayons for children with fine motor and grasping difficulties. Crayon Nibbles are made with crayons, a mini muffin pan and an oven. Paper is peeled from the crayons and broken into ½-inch to 1-inch size pieces and arranged in each muffin slot. Bake the crayons for 6-8 minutes to allow the crayons to slightly melt. Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the freezer and remove the crayon nibbles from the

Credit Card Guide And Magnifier (Model 198653)

Signature guide and magnifier placed at lower left hand corner of charge slip, where it lines up with the signature line. Enables the the user to sign his name within the credit card signature margin. Magnifier can be used for reviewing bills or menus.

Crossover Grip, The

The Crossover Grip Classic is pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand. This device uses a technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to place the user’s fingers in the proper position. It is designed the same as The Pencil Grip (see entry) but has added wings to prevent fingers from crossing over each other. COLOR: Assorted classic, neon, or metallic colors.

Cubewriter

CubeWriter is an on-screen keyboard, writing program, and language tutorial program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, severe physical, or learning disabilities. This program can be used with a mouse, switch, touchscreen, alternative kebyboard, or regular keyboard. Features include the ability for each user to personalize word lists and choose personal settings to meet individual needs. Compatible with all text-based documents, this program also features three modes (Type, Wr

Cyclone Brailler

The Cyclone is a light-weight, single-sided embosser that is designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Produces characters at speeds up to 60 characters per second and is compatible with all major Braille translation programs. Produces single-sided Braille up to 45 characters per line. Embosses high-quality, single-sided Braille on continuous form, tractor feed Braille paper up to 12 inches wide. Features rear-feed paper path so paper is safely stacked behind the embosser. Come

Dark Lined Letter Writing Paper

Dark Lined Letter Writing Paper is bold line writing paper designed for use by individuals with low vision. The paper is lined on both sides and is sold in packages of 50 sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 8.5 inches. COLOR: White with dark lines.

Desk Board With 27 Cell Braille Slate And Large Handle Stylus

The Desk Board with 27 Cell Braille Slate and Large Handle Stylus are designed for braille writing for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 27-cell per line slate provides a stiff, flat writing surface. The board is made of durable white plastic and the slate is made of metal. A hinged clamp at the top of the board holds the paper in position. Small round pegs are mounted on the black of the slate and fit into the grooves on both sides of the board. After the first four lines of wr

Desk Slate (Model 23-1401-1)

The Desk Slate, model 23-1401-1, is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-line, 4-cell slate allows the user to write more braille on 11 by 11.5 inch paper, and is recommended for use in transcribing. It comes with a 28-line masonite board and a braille stylus. OPTIONS: Slate (23-1501-8) and board (23-1601-6) are available separately.

Dictionary Of Braille Problem Words

The Dictionary of Braille Problem Words is a Braille book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume identifies words that may be ambiguous or have other problems when written in contracted Grade 2 Braille. It is published in Twin Vision format with adjacent pages of ink-print and Braille, making it possible for sighted teachers and parents to use the dictionary together with students. It comes in two volumes, A-L and M-Z.

Disk Drive For Notetaker

The Disk Drive for Notetaker is a disk accessory designed to enable users of Freedom Scientific braille and electronic notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see separate entries) to save any file from a notetaker to a standard diskette. The diskettes are formatted in standard PC-compatible format and are readable by any IBM or compatible computer. The diskettes can be used for data storage or sharing or to serve as a backup of file memory for the notetaker. Thi

DIY Weighted Marker

DIY Weighted Marker is designed for individuals with tremors in their upper extremities or hands during writing tasks. It can be use by children and adults. Materials: marker, nuts, couple of nuts.

Docreader

DocReader is a voice output word processor designed for use by individuals with dyslexia or learning disabilities. Word processing functions incude the ability to open, save and print documents; copy, cut, paste, and delete text; and apply formatting to the text (color, font, size). This program can read documents aloud using clear RealSpeak voices, including documents typed within the program itself or within Microsoft Word, a chat program, or an e-mail program. It can also speak as the user ty

Doodle Bug

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an inexpensive writing aid for individuals with hand injuries, congenital malformations, or arthritis to assist with holding a pen or pencil when writing. The Doodle Bug is a sturdy and child-friendly device with a wooden base covered with felt on one side; a hole in which to place a pen, pencil, or crayon; and a ball-bearing caster attached to the bottom of the wooden base allowing for easy mobility. The writing implement can be easily

Dot & Print

Dot & Print is a dual braille / print printing system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer can produce standard ink print and six-dot braille on alternating lines. It prints at a rate of 50 characteres per second, using Hewlett-Packard inkjet technology for ink print. In addition to braille and print on alternating lines, it can also produce braille alone, standard print alone, and large print alone.

Dr. Peet's Talk / Writer

Dr. Peet's Talk/Writer is a two-disk reading tutorial program designed to teach to motivate beginning readers and writer to compose text on screen and to provide voice output of typed text to the user for reinforcement and auditory feedback. The first disk, ABC Discovery, introduces the alphabet, provides lessons in recognition of capital and lower-case letters, keyboard familiarity, and a one-line word processor. Disk Two, Talk/Writer, has a word processor with four commands, which uses ECHO vo

Draft:builder

Draft:Builder is a word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This organizational tool helps keep the user focused on the writing process by aiding in organizing, sequencing, and integrating information to create a high-quality first draft. This software takes the user through three steps: Outlining/mapping, note taking, and drafting. Outlining and mapping helps build a framework for writing that includes main and supporting ideas. Note taking helps clari

Dragon Dictate For Mac

Dragon Dictate for Mac is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition software allows hand-free operation of Apple Macintosh personal computers. The system allows users to speak at their normal pace and control applications by using voice commands to initiate any program or action within a program, to move the mouse cursor and click anywhere on the screen, or to place t

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is a voice input, voice output and voice input text editor program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition application allows hands-free operation of an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The program allows the user to speak and instantly see the text of what is said appear in the document, email message, or other input area. The user launches Dragon Dictation, taps the red recording butt

Dragon Search

Dragon Search is a voice input program and voice input text editor program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. The user launches Dragon Search, taps the red button in the middle of the screen to start recording a search phrase, and taps the “Done” button when he/she is done speaking. The program also allows the user to type the search text in the search box instead of speaking. The search phrase will be displayed in the to

Draw And Write Notebook

This notebook is designed for children to encourage drawing and writing as an outlet for unneeded energy. Wide double lines provide room for student pictures and creative writing. The first half of the notebook has pages with drawing space at the top and 5 sets of double lines below. The second half has the same pages on the left side. The right side pages have 8 sets of double lines. The notebook may also be used for copying or journal writing.

Duxbury Braille Translator For Windows (Dbt Win)

The Duxbury Braille Translator for Windows (DBT Win) is a Braille translation program designed to provide Braille computer output for individuals who are blind. DBT Win is also designed to help persons who are not familiar with Braille as well as professional Braille transcribers to create highly accurate Braille versions of school textbooks and other teaching materials, office memos, restaurant menus, and signs compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Features include compatibi

Duxbury Trutype Braille Fonts

Duxbury TrueType Braille Fonts designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. These fonts enable users to include simulated braille in Windows documents and in specialized applications they can be used to produce tactile braille.

Dymo Tape Holder (Model 22-0208-3)

The Dymo Tape Holder, model 22-0208-3, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It attaches to any Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) and permits fully contracted braille to be produced on Dymo labeling tape without the necessity of using a slate and stylus. This accessory is easy to attach and features durable, all-metal construction.

E-Z Read Slates (Models 23-0701-5, 23-0801-3, 23-1101-7, & 23-1201-5)

E-Z Read Slates are braille slates designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These are aluminum slates with pins on the top leaf to secure the paper so that the user can read the braille without removing the paper from the slate. Available models include the ##1 E-Z Read, model 23-0701-5, a 27-cell, 4-line slate; the ##2 E-Z Read, model 23-1801-3, a 19-cell, 6-line postcard size slate; the 8 Line E-Z Read, model 23-1101-7, a 28-cell, 8-line slate; and the Jumbo E-Z Read,

Ed-It Pc

ED-IT PC is a braille text editor and braille translation program designed for use by individuals who are blind. This program is a production tool for braille transcribers. It is a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) braille editing system that allows a braille transcriber to input and edit braille documents. Input can come from the keyboard in a six-key braille writer-style input mode, or from text files via an automatic print-to-braille translator. When the direct-input mode is used (six-

Elba - Braillex El Braille Assistant

The Braillex EL Braille Assistant (ELBA) is a Braille notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The ELBA features a built-in modem and software providing full Internet and e-mail access. Also included are a word processor, day-planner, scientific calculator, MP3 player, spreadsheet program, database program, and Braille translation program. It uses the Linux operating system. The ELBA has 16 megabytes (MB) of non-volatile flash memory and 32 MB RAM, allowing storage

Embossed Pencil Writing Paper (Model 1-04560-00)

Writing paper for the blind. Standard, white braille paper, 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, embossed with heavy guide lines. Available in pads of 165 sheets.

Emfuse Color Braille Station

The EmFuse Color Braille Station is a dual Braille/print printing system designed for use in the production of print and Braille books and documents. This unit can print 1200 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) in full color while embossing up to 400 Braille cells per second (cps). It prints double-sided with ink and Braille, and can emboss Braille in 8 different dot heights for high-resolution tactile graphics. It holds 2,350 pages up to 12x18 inches and can be reloaded while printing. It works with bra

English Braille American Edition 1994 On Cd-Rom For Windows

English Braille American Edition 1994 on CD-ROM for Windows is a manual for teaching braille designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD-ROM edition contains the complete text of the literary braille code manual published by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), including all the print and braille examples, and all the latest officially published updates. This CD-ROM allows both sighted and blind users to access the manual interactively on a personal computer, wit

English Talking Dictionary

The English Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This dictionary is designed to work with screen readers and screen magnifiers and contains over 250,000 words and phrases, including jargon and proper nouns such as geographic locations and historical persons. It reads the definition of a word to the user as well as how to use it in a sentence. This program also highlights

English Talking Dictionary For Ipad

The English Talking Dictionary for iPad is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This application (or "app") is designed to work with the iPad's accessibility features. It contains over 250,000 words and phrases, including jargon and proper nouns such as geographic locations and historical persons. Also known as the Ultimate Talking Dictionary, this app reads the definition of a word to the use

Eraser For Brailler

The Eraser for Brailler, model 13159, is a wooden braille eraser made specifically for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entry).

Ergo Sof Penagain

The Ergo Sof PenAgain is ergonomically designed to fit to the contour of the hand. This model helps alleviate hand stresses. The natural weight of the writer's hand provides sufficient pressure to apply ink to paper. This eliminates the need to grip the pen, allowing the thumb and forefinger to serve as guides.

Ergosleek Penagain

The Ergosleek PenAgain is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pen is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. The tip is retractable and the pen is refillable. This pen has a polished aluminum and metal underbody and rubber comfort grasps. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches long

Ergosof Penagain

The ErgoSof PenAgain is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pen is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. The pen has a soft rubber coating, a retractable cap, and a pocket clip. The pen is refillable and two extra refills are included. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches long.

Esys 12

The Esys 12 is a braille notetaker, braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable unit has 12 braille cells with 12 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 12 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user can type notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), or notetaker. The user can

Esys 24

The Esys 24 (also known as the esys24) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 24 braille cells with 24 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 24 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can also be used to send and

Esys 40

The Esys 40 (also known as esys40) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have vision. This portable unit has a large display with 40 braille cells with 40 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The esys40 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can be used to read and

Esys 64

The Esys 64 (also know as the esys64) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 64 braille cells with 64 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 64 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via

Esys 80

The Esys 80 (also known as the esys80) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 80 braille cells with 80 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 80 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station or

Esytime

The esyTime is self contained computer with a refreshable braille display and a braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 32-character braille display with 32 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a 10-key braille keyboard. The device has two joysticks and eight function keys located left and right of the display. The user can use the optical sensors and tactile finger movements to advance/reverse the braille lin

Et Braille Printer

The ET Braille Printer is a desktop interpoint printer designed for printing on both sides of the paper at higher speeds for individuals with visual disabilities. The ET is an improved version of the Juliet (see separate entry) with a 40 character line and a speed of 60 characters per second. It will accept paper weighing from 20 to 100 pounds and prints on either one or both sides of the paper. Other features include high resolution graphics and a multi-copy buffer, which will print a 30 page d

Eurovocs Suite

Eurovocs Suite is a computer access program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or dyslexia. It includes DocReader voice output word processor, KeyVit on-screen keyboard, and Skippy word prediction software (see also separate entries), which can be installed separately or together. Used together, they allow access to mouse, keyboard, and other computer functions through single- or multiple-switch scanning, joystick, or other pointing devices; word pred

Everest Braille Embosser (Model 70010)

The Everest Braille Embosser, model 70010, is a Braille printer designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. The Everest is a double- and single-sided Braille printer that uses cut sheet card-stock paper of the sort that is available off-the-shelf in office supply stores. Keys are labeled in ink and in Braille, and provide voice confirmation when pressed. The Everest will print Braille with dot distances of 1.6, 2.0, and 2.6 millimeters, and it will print tactile graphics images creat

Evo.pen

The Evo.Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand. This unit consists of a large bulb-style grasp with a replacable pen tip. The grasp fits in the palm of the hand and is contoured to the shape of the fingers, providing support for the joints during writing. OPTIONS: A set of three pen refills is available.

Expanded Dolch Word Cards (Model 1-03560-00)

Expanded Dolch Word Cards, model 1-03560-00, are braille language flash cards designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. These braille flash cards have words on both sides in braille and print, with one side featuring grade 1 braille and the other side featuring grade 2 braille. A corner cut provides orientation. Words include pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and common verbs. Some cards feature a drawing corresponding to the word. The cards can be used by a

Expresso Medium Point Writing Pen

The Expresso Medium Point Writing Pen is a low vision marking pen designed for use by persons with low vision. It produces a 0.5 millimeter-wide black line that dries quickly, and is good for writing notes and letters that can be read more easily by persons with low vision.

Eye Relief

Eye Relief is a stand-alone word processing software program designed to be used by people with low vision. The word processing features can produce screen fonts at magnification levels from one to five times standard size, producing letters up to 1.4" in height. Word processing features include Insert, Delete, Cut, Paste, Copy, Find, and Replace. The software produces standard ASCII text files which can be loaded into other word processing packages. The program can be used to print documents wi

Ez-Form Thermoform Duplicating Machine

The EZ-Form Thermoform Duplicating Machine is a copy machine for producing tactile relief images for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device will copy any brailled or embossed original by means of a vacuum forming process. The original is placed in the unit, a sheet of Brailon (see separate entry) is placed over the original and secured, the heating unit is pulled into position which starts the automatic timer. The vacuum pump starts automatically to produce a copy. Originals mu

Ezgrip Ez1 Ballpoint Pen

The EzGrip Ez1 Ballpoint Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomically designed writing instrument has a design that cradles and conforms to your extended finger and tip, requiring only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert sufficient downward pressure to write, eliminating the need to squeeze the pen. COLOR: Red, blue or black transluscent barrel with black grasp; black ink only.

Ezgrip Pen/tool Grip

The EzGrip Pen/Tool Grip is is a pen, pencil, tool or utensil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Made of a soft rubber composite that is hypoallergenic and can be cleaned and chemically sterilized, this ergonomic slip-on grip works with pens, pencils, modeling tools and knives, picks, probes, scribes, and other pencil-like tools and utensils. This grip requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert downward pressure on t

Ezgrip Resq Gel Pen

The EzGrip ResQ Gel Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomically designed writing instrument has a sculptured design which requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert sufficient downward pressure to write, eliminating the need to squeeze the pen. COLOR: Metallic barrel with blue grasp; black ink only.

Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Eraser

The Faber-Castell GRIP 2001 Eraser is an easy grasp eraser designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Shaped like a pencil with a triangular barrel, this eraser has soft dots to aid in finger positioning and grip. This eraser works with standard and colored pencils.

Faber-Castell Grip Erasers

Faber-Castell GRIP Erasers are easy grasp erasers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. The set of three erasers includes one round, one oval, and one triangular, each of which are designed to be easy to hold. This eraser works with standard and colored pencils.

Faber-Castell Grip Pencil

The Faber-Castell Grip Pencil is an easy-grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities. These wooden pencils combine an ergonomic triangular shape with a soft-grasp zone. The lead is break-resistant, dermatologically tested, and designed to be easy to sharpen. These pencils are available in five grades of hardness (2B, B, HB, H, and 2H); 2B is the softest, while 2H is the hardest.

Faber-Castell Jumbo Grip Ecopencil

The Faber-Castell Jumbo GRIP EcoPencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping or fine motor disabilities. These wooden pencils are sold in sets of two and combine an ergonomic triangular shape with a soft-grasp zone of raised dots to encourage the proper grip. The graphite lead is break-resistant, and the pencils are pre-sharpened.

Fabian Writing / Reading Aid (Model H73500)

The Fabian Writing/Reading Aid, model H73500, is an overhead bookholder and writing board designed to allow individuals confined to a bed in a supine position to read and write. The unit consists of a vertical support bar which attaches to the headboard of the bed with padded clamps (included), or to the wall with screws. The overhead fixture swings horizontally to any desired position, and supports the easel which adjusts to a wide range of angles. The metal parts are chrome-plated steel, and t

Feelor Touch The Color

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a color pencil set with specialized character-forms on the head as a teaching aid for young children with low-vision and/or blindness. Because young children are able to grasp concepts of shapes better than mere words or Braille, creating a pencil for the color red that has an apple shape on the head allows the child to color by association to real-life objects. Each color in the set has a retractable led pencil with a button on its side

Fidget Pencils

Fidget Pencils are available in packs of four, and each of the four pencils has a different "fidget" near the eraserhead of the pencil that can be transferred to other pencils. Stay alert by fidgeting with the wing nut, the nut and bolt and two other fidgets. OPTIONS: Pack options: 4 or 24 pack. SIZES: Once size. DIMENSIONS: 9 inches length x 3 inches width x 0.6 inches depth. WEIGHT: 1.6 ounces. COLOR: Variety. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Finger Loop Writing Device

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Finger splint made of molded plastic to position fingers in an optimal three point pinch for writing. Describes constructing a loop splint made of 18 inches of 1/2 inch plastic which can be molded when warmed in hot water. Designed to be less bulky than a regular splint. Must be made to fit each individual. Includes drawings. COMMENTS: Designed by Dorie Milner, OTR, Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 400 E 34th Street, New York 10016. SKILLS REQUIRE

Finger Print Pen

The Finger Print Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand, limited distal mobility, or limited grasping ability. This small pen is attached to a ring into which slides the tip of one finger and requires only one other finger to steady it. SIZES: Small, medium, and large.

Finish Line

Finish Line is a software program which can predict words for the user during text entry. Once the program learns the user's frequently typed words and phrases, then word and phrase choices will appear in pop-up windows as the user enters text. To select a word from the list, the user presses the "hot-key" which corresponds to the chosen word, the word or phrase is then automatically inserted into text. The "hot-keys" are designated by the user and the symbols of these keys appear in the pop-up

Fix For Fixing Braille Errors

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual doing braille transcription to accurately correct an error while the document is still in the brailler. Place a fresh sheet of braille paper in the braille writer and space to the center of the line, approximately at cell 22 or 23. Write the braille letter "x" and follow it with a space, then type the braille letter "y." Press keys one and three with the left hand and simultaneously using a permanent ink pen to draw a vertical line or dot on the s

Fixture For Use With Typewriter Or Other Keyboard

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to stabilize the hands of someone with uncontrolled motions, to permit use of a keyboard. Describes device made of clear plexiglass with padded holes for the hands to fit through. The plexiglass is in a channel and can slide back and forth so the person can reach the whole keyboard, which is mounted on a tilt for maximum visibility. The keys are struck with pencils held in each hand, held on with elastic straps. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED

Flexi-Paper

Flexi-Paper is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Flexi-Paper can be used with the Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) and Tactile Image Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) tactile graphics embossers or with a Thermo-Pen (see separate entries) to create tactile maps, tactile educational materials, and other tactile documents. Flexi-Paper documents can be folded or crumpled without creasing or distorting the tactile image. Flexi-Paper is sold in multiple lo

Floppy Braille Binder (Model 1-04295-00)

The Floppy Braille Binder, model 1-04295-00, is a braille binder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These plastic three-ring binders hold 11.5 x 11 inch braille sheets and have an inside pocket. COLOR: One each of green, blue, and yellow.

Fluffy Palm Weight

Fluffy palm weights for children and adults who experience excessive finger fidgeting. Fluffy palm weights securely fasten with Velcro and fits right into the palm of a child's hand providing stable proprioceptive input. Kids can then relax their fidgety fingers with this not-so-visible fidget as the calming pressure eliminates the need to fidget. Teens and adults can also use the palm weight with a pen or pencil and have proper input to write correctly.

Foam Grip

The Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This short round grip provides a cushion for those who grip the writing implement too tight. DIMENSIONS: 1.5 inches long.

Foam Grips

The Foam Grips are pen and pencil holders designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens or other small utensils or tools. These soft foam tubes slide onto standard pens or pencils or other items. DIMENSIONS: The holders are 1.75 inches long. The inside measures .3125 inches in diameter. COLOR: Assorted.

Foundations Of Braille Literacy

Foundations of Braille Literacy, by Robert L. Baker, Alan J. Koenig, Evelyn J. Rex, and Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of students who are blind or have low vision. This text addresses the teaching of braille reading and writing in the context of literacy in general, the whole language approach, and the way in which print reading and writing are taught. Both a theoretical framework and practical applications for instruction in braille literacy ar

Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition (Model Lm-6000Sev)

The Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition, model LM-6000SEV, is a hand-held augmentative communication and learning device and voice output dictionary designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision, or individuals with speech or learning disabilities. This unit combines a spelling corrector, dictionary, thesaurus, grammar guide, and 10 educational games. The Language Master 6000SE features a typewriter-style keyboard with high-contrast lettering and raised locator dots

Freedom Writer

The Freedom Writer a pen holder designed to assist people with limited grasping ability or manual dexterity. The device consists of a wide, lightweight, clear plastic base with a hole at the front through which the pen is inserted. The base supports the hand and a gentle downward pressure brings the pen (included) into contact with the paper. A slight withdrawl of the hand lifts the pen to move on to the next word. The device accepts any standard pen or pencil.

Freehand Drawing Stylus (Model 23-5401-7)

The Freehand Drawing Stylus, model 23-5401-7, is a braille drawing stylus designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a sturdy, stable long-reach stylus that can be used to create reproductions of geometric shapes on braille paper. The stylus allows for proper placement of one dot at a time.

Freund Long Hand Writing Kit (Model 1-03330)

The Freund Long Hand Writing Kit is a tactile script letter guide designed to teach cursive writing to individuals who are blind or have low vision. The main purpose of this kit is to teach students how to write their signature. Some of the concepts that are introduced are: how to hold a pen, pencil or crayon; the importance of good posture; left to right direction of handwriting; baseline and upper and lower areas where letters are formed; basic handwriting strokes; how letters are connected; a

Full-Page Slate

The Full-page Slate is a Braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This 25-line, 28-cell plastic slate accommodates standard North American paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and has Braille line numbers embossed down the side. It also has the guides used for embossing Braille on labeling tape.

Future Forms Braille Paper

Future Forms Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paper is sold in cartons of 1,000 sheets in five sizes/styles: 11.5 x 11 inches, GBC punched; 11.5 x 11 inches, unpunched; 8.5 x 11 inches, GBC punched; 8.5 x 11 inches, unpunched; or 8.5 x 11 inches, 3-hole punched.

Gemini Braille Printer

The Gemini Braille Printer, also called the Gemini Print and Braille Embosser, is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille printer can print braille and ink print simultaneously on the same page. Ink characters can be printed in a standard size or two or four times larger, and the user can also adjust the shading. Ink characters can be positioned either above or below the braille. Ink characters that can be printed include the major Europea

Ghotit Real Writer & Reader

Ghotit Real Writer & Reader software for Windows and Mac is a writing assistive technology solution for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities. Ghotit's spelling and grammar checker starts by performing a spell check and an in-depth analysis of the written text, suspecting every word as a misspelled or misused word (misused words are words that are spelled correctly but are used in the wrong context). Following this preliminary analysis, Ghotit analyzes English gram

Gilligan Plastic Sheets (Model 23-8013-7)

Gilligan Plastic Sheets, model 23-8013-7, are plastic sheets for tactile graphics designed for use in creating graphics, diagrams, and maps for individuals who are blind or have low vision. These clear, heavy plastic sheets can be embossed with letters, braille characters, lines, and other markings. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 11 inches.

Good Use Microdesk (Regular, Step, And Compact Models)

The Good Use Microdesk is a writing board designed for use by individuals with physical or neurological disabilities. This device enables access to a computer keyboard while working with papers or books. It improves posture and is helpful for people with poor posture, neck or back pain, or heavy paper demands associated with simultaneous computer work. The transparent acrylic surface enables the user to see the keyboard while providing support for the forearms. Suitable for right- or left-hande

Grade 2 Braille Cards (Model 1-03561-00)

Grade 2 Braille Cards, model 1-03561-00, are braille language flash cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These cards can be used to drill students on the braille literary code. The cards show the braille alphabet and numbers, punctuation and composition signs, one-cell whole-word and part-word signs, two-cell contractions, and short-form words. There are 247 flash cards in the set, including 26 cards with the braille alphabet on one side and large print on the

Graph-It & Graph-It Pc

Graph-It is a braille graphics program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Available for use with Freedom Scientific braille notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see entries) or IBM and compatible computers, users can use this tactile scientific graphing calculator with an embosser to create braille graphs to enhance higher math comprehension. Standard features include the capability to plot graphs, save them to a file, and emboss

Green-Lined Writing Paper For Primary Students (Models 1-04831-00, 1-04869-00, 1-04872-00, 1-04841-00, & 1-4881-00)

Green-Lined Writing Paper for Primary Students, is bold lined writing paper designed for use by students with low vision. The paper comes in "portrait" (models 1-04831-00, 1-04869-00, and 1-04872-00) or "landscape" (models 1-04841-00 and 1-4881-00) layout, and is either unpunched (models 1-04831-00 and 1-04841-00) or three-hole punched (models1-04869-00, 1-04872-00, and 1-4881-00). The paper comes in packages of 300 sheets. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 11 x 8.5 inches with 0.75-inch line spacing (models 1-

Grip Stix

Grip Stix are easy grasp pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. These standard-sixed number 2 pencils are carved with indentations to provide cues for correct index finger placement.

Grip-Tec Utensils

Grip-Tec Utensils are easy grasp pens and pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil (sold separately) are each available in right- or left-handed models and have molded shafts in the shape of a grasp. The pencil has thick primary lead and is slightly weighted. OPTIONS: A set of six replacement leads and a sharpener are available.

Grooved Fiber Writing Cards (Model 23-7201-9)

Grooved Fiber Writing Cards, model 23-7201-9, are raised line cards designed for use in handwriting practice by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The cards have wide-ruled grooves and are suitable for pens or pencils. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches.

Grooved Writing Board

The Grooved Writing Board is a writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The lones on the board are slightly raised so that they may be felt through a sheet of paper. The user places a sheet of paper on top of the board, then writes above the lines. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 8.5 inches.

Guidelines And Games For Teaching Efficient Braille Reading

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading, by Sally S. Mangold and Myrna R. Olson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. It presents a general reading program adapted to the needs of braille readers, based on research in the areas of rapid reading and precision teaching. Educational braille games are included. This 116-page paperback was originally published in 1981. ISBN: 0-89128-105-3.

Gus! Word Prediction

Gus! Word Prediction is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities and individuals who use one hand on a computer keyboard. This voice output utility program can be used with standard application software. It places an "always on top" window on the computer screen, which can be stretched or shrunk to any size, with automatic adjustment of font size. As the user begins to enter a word, the box displays a list of choices. Words are pre

Handbook For Learning To Read Braille By Sight (Model 7-51450-00)

Handbook for Learning to Read Braille by Sight, by Leland Schubert, model 7-51450-00, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers or parents of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This basic manual helps sighted teachers and parents to learn contracted (Grade 2) braille. The book is in regular print.

Handbook Of Braille Contractions

The Handbook of Braille Contractions is a manual for teaching Grade 2 Braille contractions and abbreviations for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This dictionary presents contractions and abbreviations with their meanings in alphabetical order, with Braille and standard print on facing pages.

Handhugger Blacklead Pencil

The Handhugger Blacklead Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children or adults with disabilities of the hand. These triangular HB pencils have a strong lead to withstand tough use by younger writers. The pencil has a slip resistant texture to ensure a better grasp, and it is made from wood flour to prevent splinters. Pencils are available in packages of 12 or 72.

Handhugger Colouring Pencils

Handhugger Colouring Pencils are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by children or adults with grasping disabilities. These triangular coloring pencils have strong leads with consistent laydown of color. The triangular shape helps the user to hold the pencil. Pencils have a slip-resistant texture and are made from wood flour to prevent splinters. COLORS: Yellow, purple, peach, brown, orange, black, red, pink, green, light green, mid blue, and dark blue.

Handhugger Colouring Pens

Handhugger Colouring Pens are easy grasp pens designed for use by children or adults with grasping disabilities. This triangular coloring pen has a tough, broad fiber tip. The triangular shape helps the user to hold the pen. The line width is 1.7 millimeters. COLORS: Red, pink, yellow, brown, purple, black, dark greeen, light green, light blue, dark blue, orange, and gray.

Handhugger Writing Pen

The Handhugger Writing Pen is an easy grasp pen with a triangular handle designed for use by children or adults with fine motor disabilities or physical grasp difficulties. These triangular writing pens have a chunky, hard-wearing nib that gives slight resistance to the paper for greater control. The triangular shape is comfortable to hold for all age groups including those with physical grasp difficulties as well as very young children. The pen has washable ink and a line width of 0.7 millimete

Handi-Writer

The Handi-Writer is a writing aid designed for use with children limited hand strength or inappropriate grasping patterns. This device loops over the wrist and over the writing implement to encourage the hand to form the tripod grip. Instructions are included.

Heavyweight Pencil

The Heavyweight Pencil is a weighted pencil with grasp designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomic writing instrument is designed to build hand strength balance to reduce fatigue. Features include an eraser, 2.0 millimeter lead and nine refills. WEIGHT: 4.2 ounces (122 grams). COLOR: Black and silver.

Hi-Mark Tactile Pen

The Hi-Mark Tactile Pen is a tactile marker designed for tactile marking of household items by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a tube of fluorescent liquid paste that becomes hard plastic when it dries. Drying time is approximately two hours. It can be applied directly to paper, plastic, wood, glass, cloth or metal. It will not stick to flexible plastic. It can be used to create tactile maps or to mark control settings on stoves, microwave ovens, toaster ovens, washers, dryer

Hims Braille Sense U2

The HIMS Braille Sense U2 is a Braille and electronic note taker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The HIMS Braille Sense U2 allows the user to create and read documents, highlight important points with advanced fonts and style options. Read and analyze spreadsheets with the Excel Viewer. Always have complete and up-to-date access to email with IMAP and POP3. Has a Windows-like interface making operating of the Braille Sense familiar to Windows

Hims Braille Sense U2 Mini

The HIMS Braille Sense U2 mini is a Braille and electronic note taker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The HIMS Braille Sense U2 mini allows the user to create and read documents, highlight important points with advanced fonts and style options. Has a Windows-like interface making operating of the Braille Sense familiar to Windows PC users.Includes address manager, schedule manager, scientific calculator, database manager, alarm clock, stop wa

Hims Chat

HIMS Chat is a communicator program designed for use by that allows people with or without disabilities to communicate with individuals who are deaf blind using an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This application (or app) facilitates face-to-face communication between the deaf-blind person and another person via a Bluetooth connection between an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and a Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, OnHand or U2 QWERTY) or a Braille EDGE 40 braille display and keyboard (s

Hinged Check Writing Guide

The Hinged Check Writing Guide is a check writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Features include a hinged back permitting checks to be inserted and cut-out fields that assists in filling in all necessary entries. The device fits standard checkbooks. DIMENSIONS: (Haw): 2.75 x 6 inches.

Hinged Full Page Letter Guide

The Hinged Full Page Letter Guide is a writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The hinged back holds the page securely in place and 13 evenly slotted openings act as a guide for writing. The guide fits standard letter-size paper. DIMENSIONS (WxH): 8.5 x 11 inches.

Hold It, The

The Hold It is an adjustable bookholder, notebook/laptop computer support, and writing board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or arthritis. Infinitely adjustable, the unit enables hands-free reading while sitting in a chair or lying in bed. It can also be used ad a writing board or stand or computer support while sitting, lying down, or standing. Made from high-quality lightweight aluminum, steel, and durable plastics, the unit accomodates almost any

How To Read Braille Music, 2Nd Edition

How to Read Braille Music, 2nd Edition, by Bettye Krolick, is a manual for teaching music braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This book gives an overview of braille music, and explains the music braille symbols most frequently found in elementary through intermediate-level music. It is written at a fifth grade reading level and is suitable for both children and adults. This edition has 44 pages and was published in 1998. OPTIONS: This manual is available in braille, print,

Hoyle Grip Rite Grippers, Hoyle Super Grip, & Round Grippers

Triangular or round grips slide over shaft of pen, pencil or other hand held items. Soft vinyl provides more comfortable grip when writing and encourages natural finger hold to minimize finger strain. Several sizes available to fit variety of hand held tools such as crochet hooks, paintbrushes or silverware. Bag of 14 contains 7 sizes, 2 of each size. Pen and pencil holders available in bags of 25 or 100; Super Grip holders fit larger diameter ball point pens, crayons and some silverware. The gr

Hyperties 3.0

HYPERTIES 3.0 is a word processor program designed to link text, graphics, audio and video to create interactive knowledge bases. Available in three versions, the program's basic features include: Graphic modes up to Super VGA; text/graphic/key - only buttons; scripting language; custom fonts; touchscreen and mouse support; hot spots on graphics; and network compatibility (On-line product information, public access kiosks). The 3.0 Standard is designed to provide extensive text-handling (up to a

Ibsar

Ibsar (Vision in English) is an Arabic- and English-language voice output optical character recognition and screen reader program and web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This integrated program is based on Sakhr Arabic/English text to speech (TTS) and optical character recognition (OCR) engines. The program reads printed books and documents aloud as well as electronic files. Screen content is read with a high quality human voice. The screen reader functi

Icon

Icon is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used by itself, this device is a portable electronic organizer and digital talking book player. Used in conjunction with the optional docking station, it is a notetaker and Internet access device. Pre-installed software applications include a calendar, address book, Web browser, e-mail, word processor, music player, podcast player / recorder, voice re

Impacto-600 Interpoint Braille Embosser

The Impacto-600 is an interpoint (double-sided) Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This unit can print high-quality interpoint Braille pages at a rate of 600 pages per hour. The number of working parts has been reduced to a mininum to ensure reliability, and an integrated test function allows quick diagnostic testing. The printer includes permanently installed Braille character sets in several languages, together with a built-in Braille editor that allo

Index 4X4 Pro With Acoustic Cabinet (Models 70011 & 70012)

The Index 4X4 Pro is a Braille printer and publishing system designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Index 4x4 Pro is intended for use in the production of Braille magazines, books, and newspapers. When the 4x4 Pro receives a Braille text file from a computer, it processes the file into saddle stitch binding format. For example, the first sheet of a 40-page document will consist of pages 1, 2, 39, and 40, the next sheet will consist of pages 3, 4, 37, and 38, etc. The 4

Inspiration

Inspiration is a word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or brain injury or individuals who think visually. This visual learning tool helps develop ideas and organize thinking. Integrated diagramming and outlining views work together to aid in creating and modifying concepts and information. The diagramming view simplifies creating and modifying concept maps, webs, idea maps, and other graphical organizers. The intuitive interface keeps the focus on the

Instant Text / Assistive Edition

Instant Text / Assistive Edition is an abbreviation expansion program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, and learning disabilities. This program uses advanced technology to expand a few keystrokes to full word, phrases, or sentences by automatically comparing three or four keystrokes in a particular order to words or phrases in the dictionary-like glossaries. The program then offers the user a choice of all words and phrases meeting the criteria. Keystrokes are sav

Instant Text V Pro

Instant Text V Pro is an abbreviation expansion program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, or learning disabilities. This program can expand an abbreviation even if the user cannot remember some of the non-initial letters. It can create glossaries for a specific subject automatically by analyzing all words and phrases that appear in documents dealing with that subject. It can also suggest sentence continuations when typing documents that use standard clauses, as is

Instructional Strategies For Braille Literacy

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy, edited by Frances Mary D'Andrea and Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handbook provides instructors with strategies and methodologies for teaching braille. It is intended to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop their instructional literacy and braille skills, and provides information on working with children who have congenital or adventi

IntelliKeys

IntelliKeys is a plug-gable keyboard designed for people with cognitive disabilities. It helps the students with physical, visual or cognitive disabilities to easily type, enter numbers, navigate on-screen displays and move the mouse.  Little pressure is required to press a key and it can support and it has a variety of overlays (keyboard printed on a paper to be inserted into the device.) It is also a portable device and can be used for more than one user. IntelliKeys USB plugs into the compute

Intellitalk

Intellitalk is a voice output word processor program designed for children and adults with cognitive and/or visual disabilities. The software offers easy-to-use menus and enables users to hear letters, words, and sentences as they type, ot to have the text read back from the screen. IntelliTalk offers a choice of a variety of voices and pronouciation can be modified using the built-in pronounciation editor. The program can correctly pronounce the most common words that children learn in addition

Intellitools Classroom Suite

The IntelliTools Classroom Suite is an academic reading, writing and math tutorial program and an assessment and evaluation system for children with cognitive or learning disabilities from pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) through the fifth grade. This software was developed based upon the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that combines two educational paradigms—systematic, explicit instruction and flexible creativity tools. It is designed to allow teachers to have control over specific l

Intellitools Mac Access Pack I And Ii

The Intellitools Mac Access Pack I and II are sets of programs and/or hardware designed to make Macintosh computers accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive, or visual disabilities. The Mac Access Pack I is a five-item kit that includes a variety of tools to enhance creativity and communication skills. Included are IntelliKeys, Overlay Maker, ClickIt!, IntelliPics, and IntelliTalk (see separate entries). Mac Access Pac II includes all of the above with the exception of IntelliKeys. WAR

Intellitools Windows Access Pack I And Ii

The Intellitools Windows Access Pack I and II are sets of programs and/or hardware designed to make IBM and compatible computers equipped with Windows accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive, or visual disabilities. The Windows Access Pack I is a five-item kit that includes a variety of tools to enhance creativity and communication skills. Included are IntelliKeys, Overlay Maker, ClickIt! for Windows, IntelliPics, and IntelliTalk (see separate entries). Windows Access Pac II is design

Interline Braille Writing Frame

The Interline Braille Writing Frame is a manual braille writing aid with stylus. The device consists of a wooden board with metal guides on the sides onto which the braille slate fits. As the writer moves down the page, the slate is moved to the next set of metal grooves. The metal slate has 2 lines of 21 cells each.

Introduction To Braille Music Transcription (Models 6-75960-00 & 8-75960-00)

Introduction to Braille Music Transcription, models 6-75960-00 & 8-75960-00, by Mary Turner De Garmo, is a manual for teaching braille music transcription for music students and musicians who are blind or have low vision. It is the text used by those studying to become certified music braille transcribers in the U.S. It gives detailed transcribing lessons with examples and exercises. The book is available in a four-volume braille edition (6-75960-00) or a 300-page, one-volume print edition (

Ireadwrite For The Ipad

iReadWrite is a support app that helps struggling readers and writers of all ages read and write, especially those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or other learning difficulties. This app, which runs on an iPad, does not require Wi-Fi or 3G access. iReadWrite offers Text-to-speech; Phonetic Spell Checker; Homophone and Confusable Word Checker; Word Prediction; Dictionary; Picture Dictionary; customizable background, text colors and fonts; and a choice of voices. With the iReadWrite, users can import

Iveo Hands-On Learning System

The Iveo Hands-on-Learning System is a package containing a tactile graphics display (IVEO Touchpad) and a braille graphics program (IVEO Viewer, IVEO Creator, or IVEO Creator Pro), designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision and their teachers. The system can be used to teach subject such as biology, health, chemistry, astronomy, math, or geography with a combination of touch, sound, and sight. Three versions are available: Iveo Lite, Iveo Creator, and Iveo Creator Plus. Iveo

Iwritewords

iWriteWords is a math tutorial program and a writing skills training program designed for use by parents or teachers working with children with learning, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows a parent or teacher to use an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to teach a child handwriting while playing a game. The child collects the numbers in sequence by dragging with his or her fingers and drawing the letter at the same time. A drawing featuring the c

Iwritewords Lite

iWriteWords Lite is a math tutorial program and a writing skills training program designed for use by parents or teachers working with children with learning, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows a parent or teacher to use an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to teach a child handwriting while playing a game. The child collects the numbers in sequence by dragging with his or her fingers and drawing the letter at the same time. A drawing featuring

Jot A Dot Pocket Brailler

The Jot a Dot Pocket Brailler is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small, lightweight brailler has six keys for Braille entry. The keys have high contrast colors for identification by users with low vision. Braille is written from the left hand side of the page to the right, with 20 cells of braille per line. The user can read braille as it is written by turning the unit over. A built-in reading stand keeps the unit stable when resting

Juliet Pro 60

The Juliet Pro 60 is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer has a 40-character-wide embossing line and 60-characters-per-second speed for double-sided embossing (40-characters per second for single-sided printing). It can use either continuous tractor-feed paper or single sheets, hand-fed one at a time. A variety of different paper sizes and weights can be used. ET Speaks comes up talking automatically on the Juliet Pro 60, echoin

Jumbo Grip, The

The Jumbo Grip is an pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities. This device is designed with applied technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to place the fingers of both left- and right-handed users in the correct position for gripping. This device provides extended comfort and support up to the second knuckle.

Keitzer Multipurpose Check Writing / Signature Guide

The Keitzer Multipurpose Check Writing/Signature Guide is a check writing guide designed for use by people with vision, fine motor, or other writing disabilities or arthritis to write and endorse to cash standard checks and traveler's checks. The plastic device can also be used as a signature guide for both right and left-handed people. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 3 1/8 x 6.25 inches. WEIGHT: 2 ounces. COLOR: Black. WARRANTY: Lifetime Guarantee under narmal use.

Key To Access

Key to Access is an accessibility software module, MP3 player, and digital recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. When this device is inserted into a computer's USB port, the user has access to a suite of ten accessibility tools: (1) Universal Reader for reading email and web pages; (2) E-Text Reader, a tool that allows the user to highlight, bookmark, search and extract text from a document; (3) Ultimate Talking Dictionary, a 250,000-

Key To Access Vpod

Key to Access VPod is an accessibility software module, MP4 video player, and digital voice recorder designed for use by individuals who have learning disabilities. When this device is inserted into a computer's USB port, the user has access to a suite of accessibility tools: Universal Reader Plus for reading email and web pages; E-Text Reader, a tool that allows the user to highlight, bookmark, search and extract text from a document; Ultimate Talking Dictionary, a 250,000-word voice output dic

Keycache

Keycache is a word prediction program designed to help accelerate typing rates. As the user types, the program displays a pop-up window showing words that begin with the letters entered. If the desired word is on the list, the user can complete it by pressing a digit key or by clicking the mouse on the window. The program can use multiple vocabulary lists, which can be created with any text editor. The program can also add new words to the vocabulary lists automatically. The program is memory re

Keystone Discrete

KeyStone Discrete is a voice output screen reader and utility program and voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program integrates discrete voice recognition technology with a text-to-speech screen reader and a homophone and spelling checker. It comprises KeyStone ScreenSpeaker (Discrete Edition) and DragonDictate software (see separate entries). In the speech recognition enrollment process, this program reads out the

Keystone Speechmaster Solo

KeyStone SpeechMaster Solo is a voice input text editor program and voice output output screen reader program and spell check utility designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The system integrates voice recognition technology (Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred software; see separate entry) with a text-to-speech screen reader (KeyStone ScreenSpeaker) and a spelling and homophone checker. The program reads enrollment scripts in small phrases for the user to repeat, making it un

Keystrokes 3

Keystrokes 3 is an on-screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, neurological, and severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. It is a virtual on-screen keyboard program that allows the user to type with a mouse, trackball, head pointer, or other mouse emulator to enter characters into any standard Macintosh application. The program provides multilingual word prediction, including word completion, next word prediction, and multi-word predict

Keyworks V 3.0 And Keyworks Advanced Version

Keyworks is a keyboard enhancer program that allows the user to type long strings of characters or commands ("macros") by typing a one- or two-key combination. Keyworks also offers pop-up menus of available macros, full screen editing of macros while running another program, and a DOS window. Both fixed and variable-length pauses are available within predefined macros. Pop-up menus of available macros may be designed and named by the user. Keywords Advanced Version features screen-reading capabi

Kid Works 2

Kid Works 2 is a reading tutorial program designed to teach children to write and illustrate their own story for individuals with a developmental or physical disability. This program combines a word processor and picture dictionary with paint tools, rubber stamps, and icons that allow students to express themselves through words and pictures as they write original stories. A simple click of the mouse changes words into pictures and pictures into words. The Story illustrator lets the students "pa

Kidspiration

Kidspiration is a word processor program and writing skills training system designed for use by children with learning disabilities and others who learn better visually. It uses principles of visual learning to help students in kindergarten through the 5th grade to see, organize, and develop their ideas. It helps young readers and writers build confidence in organizing information, understanding concepts, and expressing their thoughts. It is similar to Inspiration (see separate entry) but design

Klick Pencil Holder (Model 6058)

The Klick Pencil Holder, model 6058, is a pencil or pen holder designed for use with a universal cuff. The device consists of a 2-roller locking mechanism which holds the utensil in place. The desired angle can be set with a screwdriver by bending the metal frame to tilt the pencil back under the palm if needed. A clicking sound indicates that the pencil is in place. The device adjusts to right or left hand and can be used with any utensil holder.

Kts Refreshable Braille Display (Brailloterm 40/80 Cell Braille Display)

The KTS Refreshable Braille Display is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This display comes with software for translating text to braille and vice versa. The display is available models with 40 or 80 cells. Features include 6- or 8-dot braille selected by keystroke; screen navigation using 14 dedicated function keys; hardware cursor or 10 soft cursor tracking; display of attributes in monochrome or color modes; direct line selection;

Large Animal Markers

The Large Animal Markers are easy grasp marker pens designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. These markers are washable and easy to hold and the animal heads serve as the caps. The round bodies and tapered shape are useful for opening the web space of the hand and using the palmar arches. These markers are available in a farm animal set, a dinosaur set, and a jungle set. Each set includes six markers.

Large Cell Perkins Brailler (Models 22-0114-3 & 22-0116-8)

Large Cell Perkins Braillers, models 22-0114-3 (manual) and 22-0116-8 (electric), are braille writers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These sturdy, portable machines are similar to the Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry), but produce larger braille cells with more space between the dots, allowing the braille to be read by persons with neurological problems affecting the sense of touch, including diabetic neuropathy. Each machine comes with a dust cove

Large Handle Stylus & Small Handle Stylus (Models 1-00200-00 & 1-00220-00)

The Large and Small Handle Styluses are Braille writing aids for individuals who are blind or have low vision. They are designed with wooden handles and rugged metal points. One side of the Large Handle Stylus, model 1-00200-00, is flattened to prevent the stylus from rolling. The Small Handle Stylus, model 1-00220-00, has a flat end. DIMENSIONS: Large stylus is 2 3/8 x 7/8 inches; small stylus measures 1 7/8 x .75 inches.

Large Print Word Processor

Large print word processing program for the Commodore 64, 64C and 128 computers. Program is on cartridge that plugs into the expansion port at the back of the computer. Once plugged in, it becomes instantly activated when computer is turned on. When keys are pressed, the characters on monitor are large and of high contrast. Actual size of characters depends upon the monitor being used, the larger the monitor, the larger the size. With regular monitor, characters are 1 inch high, 3/4 inch wide wi

Large Wooden Eraser (Model 23-3701-2)

The Large Wooden Eraser, model 23-3701-2, is a braille eraser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is especially designed for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries).

Learn Braille

Learn Braille is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet and braille symbols. The program also provides training on Japanese braille, Hebrew braille, Korean braille and Chinese braille. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Apple iOS 2.0 or later.

Letter Art 9.4 With Braille Translator

Letter Art 9.4 with Braille Translator is a braille graphics program designed as signmaking software for producing Grade 2 Braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Letter Art 8.6 is a basic sign making program with three packages to offer. The Base package offers 35 registered trade name fonts and the ability to support printers, plotters, vinyl cutters, engravers, and routers. The Full package also offers fast direct scanning capabilities, automatic welding, unlimited special e

Letter Writing Guide (Models 282101 & 435288)

Letter Writing Guides are designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The guides are durable sheets with 13 apertures having standard line spacing. OPTIONS: Model 292102 is aluminum, model 435288 is plastic. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 8.5 inches.

Letter Writing Paper (Models 1-04820-00 & 1-04810-00)

Bold, black lines printed on white, 50 pound, standard finish paper. Paper measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Two padded styles provide 100 sheets each. 1-04810-00 has 7/16 inches, 1-04820-00 has 9/16 inch lines.

Letterschool

LetterSchool is a math tutorial program and a writing skills training program designed for use by parents or teachers working with children with learning, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows a parent or teacher to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to teach a child handwriting while playing a game. The child will learn about writing, counting and phonics of letters and numbers. LetterSchool allows the child to practice these skills as he or

Line Scale (Model 23-0101-8)

The Line Scale, model 23-0101-8, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches to the back of a Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry) to enable the user to determine how many lines of braille are left to emboss. The scale is marked in braille and print, with the print markings featuring light numbers on a dark background.

Lite-Touch Pen (Model Nc21020)

The Lite-Touch Pen, model NC21020, is an easy grasp pen designed to allow people who have difficulty grasping writing instruments or exerting pressure to write easily and comfortable. This black ink pen features a built-up barrel with indentations to facilitate holding. The hollow barrel can be filled to provide added weight. The pen is made of lightweight plastic with a clip top. A cap is included.

Literacy Pack

The Literacy Pack is a set of access and literacy items, including a keyboard interface, a voice output word processor program, and a spelling tutorial program, designed for use by individuals with cognitive, visual, and upper extremity disabilities. This package includes IntelliKeys and IntelliTalk (see separate entries) by IntelliTools and Spell-A-Word (see separate entry). COMPATIBILITY: Versions are available for use with Macintosh computers or IBM and compatible computers equipped with Wind

Literacy Productivity Pack - Version 14.0

Literacy Productivity Pack – Version 14.0 is a suite of reading and writing software applications designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. Programs include Premier Launch Pad; Worksheet Wizard; Write Now; English Talking Dictionary, a voice output dictionary; the Universal Reader Plus, a voice output program; Scan and Read Pro, a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) and audio file creation program; Text-To-Audio, an audio file creatio

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

The Livescribe 3 Smartpen is designed to work and write like a premium ballpoint pen, capturing written content and then displaying it on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices when used in conjunction with the Livescribe+ app. This product is useful to those with cognitive disabilities, or those who need additional reinforcement of information.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

The Echo smartpen from Livescribe records everything a user hears, says and writes, while linking audio recordings to notes. All recordings can be found within the simplistic interface. The device features a replaceable ink tip and a rechargeable lithium battery.

Logan Braillecoach

The Logan BrailleCoach is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision and use braille. This devices face features a raised red button and a small speaker. The user places a laminated tag with a single braille letter, word or phrase over the red button, and when the tag is pressed on the button, the letter, word or phrase is spoken by the BrailleCoach. The Logan BrailleCoach comes with 26 braille pre-programmed tags with each letter of the alpha

Lots Of Dots: Learning My Abc's (Model 1-10000-00)

Lots of Dots: Learning My ABC's, model 1-10000-00, is a braille alphabet book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This raised-line coloring book is designed for future large-print and braille readers. It facilitates braille character recognition through repetitive activities designed for young children. Each letter of the alphabet has two pages. The first page features a jumbo braille cell, with six raised-line open circles. The upper and lower case letters are shown w

Low Vision Writing Paper - Bold Line

Low Vision Writing Paper - Bold Line is bold line writing paper designed with thick contrasting lines for use by individuals with low vision. Standard letter size paper is lined on both sides and comes in a 100-sheet pad. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches. Lines are 0.75 inches apart. COLOR: White paper with black lines.

Low-Cost Portable Braille Writer

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an inexpensive, portable Braille writing device with no electronic components for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Four mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins designed a portable low-cost Braille writing device that has no electronic components. To keep assembly and maintenance costs low, this hand-held writer operates in a purely mechanical fashion. It features six buttons that can be depressed to produce any of t

Maestro

Maestro is a voice output personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an HP iPAQ Pocket PC made accessible by means of a text-to-speech application and a tactile keyboard membrane over the PDA touch screen. Functions include a calendar, contact list, notetaking, and access to text files. Notes can be taken directly using the tactile keyboard or an external wireless braille or alphabetic keyboard. Files can be transferred to and from

Magnetic Braille

Magnetic Braille is a set of braille alphabet magnets designed for use as braille training aids for children or adults with low vision. The set includes 63 brightly-colored magnets, including one each for seven punctuation signs (period, colon, dash, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation mark, and comma), plus two each for the 26 letters of the alphabet, the braille capital letter sign, and the braille number sign. Each magnet shows a jumbo braille sign and its print equivalent. Braille dots ar

Magnetic Writing Board

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to stabilize writing material for a person with use of one hand only. Briefly describes steel and wood writing surface with magnetized strips to hold papers in place and a raised lip to hold pencils. Originally designed for use by hemiplegic workshop employee. COMMENTS: For more information contact: United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, 122 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10020. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Greco, M TITLE: Problem Solv

Mailing Envelopes For Braille (Model 1-04230-00)

Mailing Envelopes for Braille, model 1-04230-00, are envelopes for mailing braille designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These envelopes can be used to mail or store brailled sheets up to 11.5 x 11 inches in size. The envelopes are blank with self-sealing flaps, and hold approximately 30 sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12.5 x 12.5 inches. COLOR: White.

Make It Yourself Holder

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY PURPOSE: Increase grasp on writing implement. Suggests wrapping a pen or pencil with tape or twisting rubber bands around the writing implement; inserting the writing device into a practice golf ball, foam curler, foam tubing or a piece of childs modeling clay in order to increase the circumference. an elastic holder can be made by shaping a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of elastic around the thumb, then pinning the elastic; next pin elastic around a pen or pencil, then around the

Manila Transcribing Paper, 3-Hole Punch Or 19-Hole Punch

Manila Transcribing Paper is braille notebook filler paper available in 3-hole punch (no. 1-04660-00) or 19-hole punch (no. 1-04650-00). DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches (3-hole punch only; 500 sheets, $14.50) and 11.5 x 11 inches (450 sheets, $16.25).

Marathon Brailler

The Marathon Brailler is a desk-top Braille printer designed to provide single-sided embossing for individuals who are blind. The user sets printing control parameters with a built-in keypad (no dip switches). Up to 16 different sets of parameters can be stored in the Marathon's permanent memory. Eight pre-programmed sets for popular microcomputer configurations are provided with the system. Control parameters can be verified via a 32-character visual display or in Braille. When used with Braill

Marburg Braille Writing Slate

The Marburg Braille Writing Slate, model 30712, is a manual braille writing aid designed to allow brailling an entire 8.5 x 11 inch page without having to move the slate or adjust the paper. The slate is made of durable plastic and has 30 cells per line. DIMENSIONS: 8.75 x 12 inches. COLOR: Black.

Marks Script Guide

The Marks Script Guide is a clipboard equipped with a horizontal writing guides to help individuals with visual disabilities or with limited dexterity to write in longhand. The clipboard holds standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The horizontal guide slides up and down the left side of the blipboard, one line at a time.

Mathtalk / Scientific Notebook

MathTalk / Scientific Notebook (MT/SN) is a combination of voice input and Braille output software configured to make Scientific Notebook 4.0 accessible to students and teachers who are blind or have low vision, or who have upper extremity disabilities. Scientific Notebook is a mathematical word processing program suitable for math and science reports, homework, and exams. It allows the user to create attractive documents that seamlessly combine text, mathematics, and graphics. Scientific Notebo

Mathtype

MathType is a mathematics editing program that can be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is compatible with most screen reading programs and a variety of assistive technology products used to access a computer. The Windows version can function as a mathematical braille translation program as it has built-in compatibility with the ViewPlus Tiger braille printers (see separate entries). The Windows version can be used by teachers with no knowledge of braille to create braill

Matsumoto Stereo-Copying System

The Matsumoto Stereo-Copying System is a tactile graphics copier system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of a stereo-copying machine and a stero-copying developer, which are used together with special capsule-coated paper. The capsule paper resembles braille paper in color and thickness, but its surface is coated uniformly with several hundred million thermo-expandable microcapsules that look like flour and which expand to several hundred time

Mcduffy Reader

The McDuffy Reader is a manual for teaching Braille to adults who are blind or have low vision and who are learning braille. This primer was written by Sharon Duffy. OPTIONS: A teacher's manual is available; the primer and the teacher's manual are both available in braille, large print, and cassette versions.

Megadots

MegaDots is a braille text editor and translation program designed to enable the user to produce printed or brailled output from the same computer document. The program is a style-based word processor (the user assigns a style to a block of text and the program handles all formatting commands). The program comes with predefined styles for items such as headings, items in a list, tables of contents and indices. The program can import documents from 95 different file formats (including Macintosh a

Megamath

MegaMath is a mathetmatical braille translation program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This add-on to the MegaDots braille translation program (see separate entry) can be used to produce math from simple arithmetic to advanced calculus in Nemeth code. Menus let the user choose from several notation systems for entering fractions, geometry symbols and shapes, algebra, and integrals, with shortcuts provided for common math symbols. Users can also create their own

Memovoice Notepad

The Memovoice Notepad is a braille notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Memovoice Notepad has a seven-point Braille keyboard and voice output in several languages, delivered through headphones or a built-in speaker. Functions include an alarm clock, calendar, appointments list, events list, and notepad. The Memovoice Notepad has a 256 kilobyte (KB) flash memory and 128 KB random access memory (RAM), with 2 megabytes (MB) total memory. POWER: Uses two 1.5 vo

Modu-Tray

The Modu-Tray is a lapboard with bookholder designed to act as a tray or writing board for wheelchair users. Interchangeable inserts allow the user to have an adjustable easle for computer keyboard, reading, games, or a communication board, or a microwavable, dishwasher-safe fixed bowl that will not tip. The tray is made of a see-through Lexan plastic and features a cutout. It may be modified to fit standing tables, bolster chairs, and hospital bed tables. When fitted to a wheelchair, the tray i

Monty

Monty is a braille text editor and large print program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software application is designed for the production of braille and large print documents using a personal computer, a braille embosser, and a regular printer. The program uses standard pull-down menus for all functions, thereby enabling parents, educators, or employers to produce braille or large print documents without the need to learn new commands or acquire a speciali

Mountbatten Learning System

The Mountbatten Learning System (MBLS) is an electric braille writer and training device designed for use by children who are learning braille. The system includes a Mountbatten electronic braille writer with digitized speech, assignable function keys, notetaker and word processor functions, sufficient memory for 600 braille pages, and the ability to transfer files to and from a personal computer (PC). Features for students include a braille math mode using the Nemeth braille mathematics code; p

Mountbatten Writer

The Mountbatten Writer, also known as the Mountbatten Braille Writer or Mountbatten Brailler standard model, is an electric braille writer designed for use by children or adults who are learning Braille. It has an ergonomic Braille keyboard with a graphics mode and one-handed mode, correcting and erasing functions, page formatting, and the ability to write to memory. Learning tools include digitized speech output, assignable function keys. The writer can handle a variety of paper types and has 9

Multiple Choice Multipurpose Answer Sheets (Models 1-04051-00 & 1-040720-00)

Multiple Choice Multipurpose Answer Sheets, models 1-04051-00 and 1-040720-00, are answer sheets designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. Answer sheets available in braille (1-04051-00) or large print (1-040720-00). Each sheet has 20 lines numbered 1 to 20, with five answer choices labeled A,B,C,D, and E (lower case in braille). Braille sheets are embossed on standard, white braille paper, 10.25 x 10.75 inches. Large type sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches. Both types are

Mwd-465 Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary With Spell Correction

The MWD-465 Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary with Spell Correction is a voice output dictionary designed to enhance language and vocabulary skills for sixth grade or older students with cognitive disability or speech impairment, or who are blind or have low vision. It offers auditory feedback by pronouncing words out loud. This portable dictionary has a QWERTY style keyboard and a liquid crystal display (LCD). The MWD-465 includes a comprehensive Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary wi

My First Tri-Write Pencils

My First Tri-Write Pencils are easy grasp pencils designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Designed to assure proper finger positioning for the beginning writer, it is comparable in size to a beginner pencil, but triangular in shape. The naturally ergonomic, triangular shape helps teach correct pencil grip. Available with or without an extra large, latex-free eraser, it has a finish that contains Microban anti-microbial protection that inhibits the growth of odor

My-T-Mouse

My-T-Mouse is a keyboard interface program designed to allow a mouse or any other pointing device (including track balls, pens, touch screens, joysticks, puffing devices, head mice, InfraRed, switches and digitizer pads) to operate within Windows without, or as an addition to, a keyboard to minimize movement and simplify multi-keystroke actions to a single action for persons with physical disabilities. The software contains 5 different U.S. (including ABCD, DVORAK and QWERTY) and 20 internationa

Mygait Elite Computer

The MyGait Elite Computer is a computer terminal designed for use by older adults or individuals with cognitive disability. This all-in-une unit comes fully assembled, and provides easy access to computer and the Internet for people who have computer literacy challenges. The MyGait Elite features an integrated 20-inch high definition monitor, a built-in web camera for video chat capability, an integrated DVD/CD player for playback, and 200 percent zoom or magnification capability. The computer's

Mygaze Eye Tracker

The myGaze® EyeTracker is specifically designed for individuals who use eye tracking to access computer programs. MyGaze EyeTracker is designed for individuals with a wide range needs and of varying age, eye condition, eye color, glasses, contact lenses, or environmental lighting, where an optimal performance is needed. For all gaze interaction applications low latency is crucial. MyGaze requires less that 50ms system latency. It is equipped with a smart binocular gaze tracking mode which co

Name Writing Mitt

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with grasping or fine motor disabilities to print his/her name or participate in a sponge painting activity. Attach foam or rubber letters to a Duramitt glove. These gloves are marketed by Playtex, Inc., and come in two styles. One type of Duramitt has a sponge covering on the palm portion of the mitt, and the other style has the tough scrubbing nylon covering on the palm portion. With either mitt it is possible to attach pieces of Velc

Narrow Paper Adapter (Model 23-0201-6)

The Narrow Paper Adapter, model 23-0201-6, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches to the back of a Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) to eliminate the problem of braille lines running together when narrow paper or cards are used in older models.

Neoprene Rubber Pad (Model 23-5601-2)

The Neoprene Rubber Pad, model 23-5601-2, is a braille slate friction pad designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The pad is placed under a braille slate to protect the desk or other surface during brailling. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 x 11.5 inches.

New International Manual Of Braille Music Notation, Cd-Rom Edition

The New International Manual of Braille Music Notation, CD-ROM Edition, is a manual on braille music for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD-ROM includes the full text of the print edition. This reference work, compiled by Bettye Krolick, explains the braille music signs and rules adopted as the international standard by 16 countries in the World Blind Union. The book provides detailed explanations of how specific musical situations are handled in the music braille code. It has

New Programmed Instruction In Braille

New Programmed Instruction in Braille, Third Edition, by Ashcroft, Sanford, and Koenig, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This print textbook with ink-printed braille includes thirteen units plus ready reference appendices designed to lead to proficiency in reading and writing literary braille for sighted persons. Contents include contracted and uncontracted braille, basic braille formats for instructional materials, el

Nfb Braille Writer Case

The NFB Braille Writer Case is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy, soft-sided case includes a shoulder strap and is designed to hold the Perkins Brailler (see separate entry).

Nitewriter

The Nitewriter is a pen with light designed for use by individuals with low vision. This pen, which can also be used as an emergency flashlight, shines a light on the page in front of the tip. A refill ink cartridge is included. POWER: Uses two triple A batteries (included). COLOR: White or black body.

Noise Reduction Pad For Braille Writer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To reduce the noise generated by operating a Braille writer. Cut two rectangular pieces of fabric to match the dimensions of the bottom of the Braille writer. Lay one piece over the other, aligning the matching sides. Sew three of the sides together, similar to a pillowcase. Insert one layer of batting into the resulting pocket and flatten until smooth. Stitch closed the remaining side, and place the pad under the braille writer. Fusible web can be used in place

Non-Slip Writing Board

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to position papers and write independently. To make this board, cut a 9 x 12 inch rectangle from the fiberboard or plastic, wood, plexiglass, or any non-bendable flat smooth surface material. Glue the rubberized shelf paper or rubber feet to one side of board, creating a non slip surface for the underside of the board. Attach a sturdy bag clip by gluing to the top side of board. VARIATIONS: Use a fiberb

Notability

Notability is word processor program and voice input and output audio notetaker program designed for people with fine motor or neurological disabilities or other conditions that may prevent them from taking notes or recording ideas. Notability integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so that person can take notes on an Apple iPad in a variety of ways. Notes can be made by typing on the iPad's on-screen keyboard, by making handwritten notes with a finger or stylus

Octobraille & Octobraillevisual Braille Fonts

OctoBraille and OctoBrailleVisual are braille fonts designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These TrueType braille fonts can be used to produce visual braille in design or word processing applications, including the Sensus PharmaBraille braille translation application for pharmaceutical labels (see separate entry). The font sets include all 256 braille characters in an 8-dot braille figure, including the standard 64 braille characters in the 6-dot braille system. OctoBr

Ohtsuki Bt-5000 Braille/print Printer

The Ohtsuki Printer is a dual braille / print printing system capable of producing parallel lines of braille and standard ink print for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user sends the printer a grade 1 or grade 2 braille file via a computer's serial or parallel port, and the printer can print only standard ink print (dot matrix), only braille, or both types on alternate lines. The speed of printing is slightly lower when both types are used. Grade 2 braille can also be printed,

One-Hand Keyboard

One-Hand Keyboard is a keyboard modification program for one hand designed for use by upper extremity amputees and other disabilities that prevent the use of one hand. Once installed, the software creates a mirror image of half of the keyboard on the other half. For example if the left half of the keyboard is mirrored on the right, the "i" key can also be used to type "e" and the "h" key also can type "g." The "Caps Lock" key allows the user to toggle between one- and two-hand typing. This progr

Onscreen

OnScreen, formerly called My-T-Soft AT, is an on screen keyboard and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. The program provides a virtual onscreen keyboard interface with a total of 206 U.S. and international keyboards, including a standard QWERTY layout, an alphabetic "ABC" keyboard, and Dvorak layouts. The edit panel and the numeric keypad are available as separate panels. The "heads-up" display enables the user to keep his or

Opti-Plus Extra Sturdy Envelope Writing Guide

The Opti-Plus Extra Sturdy Envelope Writing Guide is a writing guide designed for addressing envelopes for individuals with visual disabilities. This unit has Slotted openings to help the users address #10 business-size envelopes. The slots have adequate space for using a bold line writing pen. The unit is made of sturdy plastic with high contrast between the slotted top panel and the solid back panel. The user lifts the top panel and places the envelope on the back panel. Closing the top holds

Opti-Plus Folding Check Writing Guide

The Opti-Plus Folding Check Writing Guide is a check writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy plastic guide has a Hinged frame with cut-out windows. The frame holds the check in place while the user writes within the cut-out windows. The guide fits most standard checks.

Opti-Plus Signature Guide

The Opti-Plus Signature Guide is a signature guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a wallet sized plastic guide with a cut-out in the middle to aid in the the proper placement of a signature when signing a document. COLOR: Black.

Opus Braille Font Pack

The Opus Braille Font Pack is a braille font package designed for printing simulated braille to aid in the creation of braille documents and educational materials for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program contains seven braille fonts. These TrueType fonts are easy to install and will print on virtually any dot-matrix, inkjet, or laser printer. They include braille alone and braille combined with standard type above or below the braille. They can be displayed or printed at any

Orthocare Wanchik's Writer

The Orthocare Wanchik's Writer is a pen or pencil holder and writing orthosis that attaches to the hand and index finger. Available in models for the right or left hand, the brace holds the writing instrument in three- point pinch. SIZES: Junior, Small (women), and Large (men).

Orthocare Wanchik's Writer ##2

The Orthocare Wanchik's Writer ##2 is a pen or pencil holder, or orthotic writing aid, that provides wrist support on the dorsal (top) surface of the forearm, wrist and hand, and full support of the index finger in a flexed writing position. Two Velcro straps secure the orthosis at the forearm and wrist. SIZES: Available in left and right hand models; Small (##4036, ##4037) and Large (##4038, ##4039).

P.i.a.f. (Pictures In A Flash)

P.I.A.F. ("Pictures in a Flash") is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. P.I.A.F. is a controlled heat source for the automatic development of heat sensitive tactile graphics paper, known as capsule paper. It enables high quality tactile graphics to be made quickly and easily for use at in education, orientation and mobility training, at work, and at home.

Pac Mate Bns

The PAC Mate BNS is a personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Pocket PC device has an eight-dot braille keyboard and utilizes JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) for braille and speech output. It provides access to Windows-based desktop data and software applications, and can run Pocket PC versions of popular software programs to manage information internally or to sync up and share data with other devices. With the addition of a

Pac Mate Tns

PAC Mate TNS is a personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Pocket PC device has an alphabetic keyboard and utilizes JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) for speech output. The alphabetic keyboard uses standard JAWS commands. The device provides access to everyday Windows-based desktop data and software applications, and can run Pocket PC versions of popular software programs to manage information internally or sync up and share data

Patterns Primary Braille Spelling And English Program (Models 6-78362-00, 6-78363-00, 6-78371-00, 6-78372-00, 6-78380-00, 6-78381-00, 6-78389-00, & 6-78390-00)

The Patterns Primary Braille Spelling and English Program is a spelling and language skills tutorial program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This series is a companion to the Patterns Primary Braille Reading Program (see separate entry). There are four levels in the program. Level A (model 6-78362-00 Print Teacher's Kit and model 6-78363-00 Braille Teacher's Kit) corresponds to the Readiness, Preprimer, and Primer levels of the Patterns reading program. Level B (mo

Pc-Scope

The PC-Scope is a computer-controlled microscope designed for individuals with significant mobility limitations. This fully integrated microscopy system for material and life science applications has sample viewing, positioning, and illumination controlled from the computer screen. Operation is achieved using a keyboard, mouse, joystick, voice command, head pointer, or any combination of these devices. This operation is intended to work in an environment free from the constraining postures requi

Pediatric Weighted Holder

The Pediatric Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a number 2 pencil, an allen wrenc

Peg Slate (Model 1-08830-00)

The Peg Slate, model 1-08830-00, is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paperless device helps teach beginning students the use of a slate and stylus. A frame is mounted with pegs that represent the dots in ten braille cells. With a finger the user pushes the pegs down, and the frame is flipped over to read the braille message. The frame and pegs are made of plastic. Instructions are included in print and braille. COLOR: Black frame wi

Pen And Pencil Holder

The Pen and Pencil Holders are triangular finger grips designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens. These molded soft palstic grips slide onto standard pens or pencils. COLOR: Assorted.

Pen And Pencil Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to hold pens and pencils in such a way that fingers can be slipped under them to pick them up, for persons with poor pinch, grasp, or hand function. Pictures a holder made of a strip of foam packaging material with grooves cut to hold pens and pencils; this is held in place with double-stick tape or other friction material. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Mallik, K; Shaver, E M TITLE: Jobs and Self-Sufficiency REF: Washington DC: George Washi

Pen Grip

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with ALS to hold a pen. The Pen grip provided extra strength between thumb and forefinger to enable the user to hold the pen in place and write. The grip is made from a quarter-inch strip of splint plastic that becomes pliable when heated in near boiling water (available at medical supply stores). Each grip needs to be custom shaped (with trial and error) according to the user's gripping style and strength. Each arm of the grip comes arou

Pen Or Pencil Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple pen or pencil holder for persons unable to grasp pen or pencil. Use 1/2 elastic and cut a length to fit around the thumb and index finger or the thumb and middle finger. Sew the elastic into a loop and three slots for the two fingers and pen. Includes picture and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: TITLE: Do it Yourself Again, Self-help Devices for the Stroke Patient. REF: Book: American Heart Association; p 20. 1969.

Pen Or Pencil Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple pen or pencil holder for persons unable to grasp pen or pencil. Cut two thin strips of aluminum. Bend one strip to form a clip to hold a pen or pencil and bend the other strip to clip over thumb. Loosely rivet the strips at the center. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: TITLE: Do it Yourself Again, Self-help Devices for the Stroke Patient. REF: Book: American Heart Association; p 20. 1969.

Penagain Original

The PenAgain Original is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pen is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. The tip is retractable and the pen is refillable. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches long. COLOR: Assorted pen colors (blue, red, green) with black ink.

Penagain Twist 'n Write Pencil

The PenAgain Twist 'n Write Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. Sized specifically for children, the wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pencil is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pencil. The shape reinforces the tripod grasp. A thick, #2 two-millimeter (mm) pencil lead provides for long lasting write-out and never needs sharpening. Twisting the tip exposes mor

Pencil And Grip Sampler

The Pencil and Grip Sampler is a set of pencils and pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. This set includes seven standard pencils and nine basic pencil grips in a variety of shapes to address a variety of grasping difficulties.

Pencil Grip, The

The Pencil Grip is a pencil grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities. This ergonomic device is designed with applied technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to place fingers in the proper position for gripping. It allows over a 90 percent surface contact with its soft gripping surface.

Pencil Grips

The Pencil Grips are pen and pencil holders designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor disabilities, grasping disabilities, and other disabilities of the fingers and hand. These contoured, soft rubber grips aid in holding pens, pencils, slim crayons, standard paint brushes, etc. COLOR: Assorted.

Pencil Holder (Model H73513)

The Pencil Holder, model H73513, is a plastic cuff designed to fit around the hand to hold a pencil or pen, assisting individuals with limited manual dexterity or strength. The device consists of a polycarbonate strip with a split tube pencil grip attached to the molded polystryrene hand clip by a flexible vinyl sleeve. DIMENSIONS: Length adjustable from 6 to 7 inches.

Pencil Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Improve ability to hold pencil for persons with no ability to grasp pen or pencil. Sketch of a pencil with elastic pencil holder attached. Holder is a strip of elastic with a small loop sewn at each end to hold pencil. SKILLS REQUIRED: sewing. AUTHOR: Bureau of Handicapped Children, Dir of Pupil Personnel Services TITLE: Teaching Aids for Children with Cerebral Palsy. REF: Book: State Univ of New York, Albany, NY; p 18 1956.

Pencil Weight

The Pencil Weight is a weighted writing tool designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities, arthritis, or minor tremors. Made of a silky, stretchy material with a Velcro fastener, this device can be used on writing or coloring tools, utensils, or toothbrushes. The fastener is filled with a quarter pound of lead-free steel shot that conforms to the tool’s shape. DIMENSIONS: 3.75 x 7/8 inches.

Penfriend Na

Penfriend NA is a word prediction and abbreviation expansion program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, and learning disabilities. This voice output utility program can be used with almost any word processor program. Every time the user types a letter or letters, the program provides a list of the most likely words which fit those letters. The list appears in a new window, with user-selectable text and background colors. The user picks one of these words by pressin

Penfriend Xl

Penfriend XL is a voice output screen reader, text magnifier, and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with dyslexia or low vision. The spoken text is transferred automatically to the clipboard where it can be magnified for users with visual impairments. An icon in the clipboard enables the user to switch the screen reading on and off with a single click. Web pages can be read in a variety of European languages with native voices. The program speaks back text as the user write

Penfriend Xl-Na Portable Usb Stick

The Penfriend XL-NA Portable USB Stick is an accessibility software module holding a word prediction, abbreviation expansion, screen reader, and on screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with dyslexia, low vision, or upper extremity or other physical disabilities. This unit provides the literacy support features of Penfriend XL-NA for use on an unlimited number of computers, one at time. It requires no installation and can be taken between classrooms, work sites, and other locat

Penholder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Pen or pencil holder for quadriplegic with use of arms but not hands. Penholder made of a piece of aluminum bent like a bracelet or nail brush to fit around the palm with a piece of tubing on one side to hold the writing implement. The aluminum should be wrapped with tape; the pen is held in place with a rubber band. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J J; Tindall, L W TITLE: Tools, Equipment and Machinery Adapted for

Penlight

The PenLight is a pen with light designed for use by individuals with low vision. Clicking once and it is a pen and with a light; click again and it functions a pen only. The pen comes with two LED bulbs and uses standard ballpoint refills. POWER: Uses A76 button batteries (three included). COLOR: Red or silver.

Perkin

Perkin is a braille translation program designed for use as a braille writer accessory by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used in conjunction with a modified Perkins Brailler (see separate entry), it allows the Perkins to be used to input text to a personal computer (PC) or laptop. A circuit board is fitted within the Perkins which is then connected via the serial port to the computer. The user writes in braille on the Perkins and keeps a braille hard copy. The text appears in prin

Perkins Brailler Felt Pad (Model 22-0204-2), Carrying Case (Model 23-0001-0), & Soft Side Carry Case (Model 23-0002-8)

The Perkins Brailler Felt Pad and Carrying Cases are braille writer accessories designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These accessories are specifically designed for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries). The Felt Pad, model 22-0204-2, slips under the brailler to reduce noise. The rigid Carrying Case, model 23-0001-0, has two key-operated locks to keep the brailler secure during transit. The Soft Side Carry Case, model 23-0002-8, is made from a lightwei

Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, & Space Bar Extension Key (Models 22-0202-6, 22-0201-8, & 22-0205-9)

The Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, and Space Bar Extension Key are braille writer accessories designed to make use of the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) easier for individuals with limited hand strength and dexterity, including those with the use of only one hand. Extension keys attach to any Perkins Brailler and fold up when not in use to allow the brailler to fit into a carrying case. Straight Extension Keys, model 22-0202-6, reduce the effort requi

Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program

The Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program is a braille instruction kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This kit includes materials that help teach fundamental early literacy skills to children with visual impairments and help parents to be more involved in their child’s development. Included in the kit are three packets, each with an interrelated storybook, activity guide, and cassette with songs and new stories to complement the storybooks. In addition, there is a

Perkins-Aph Brailler

The Perkins-APH Brailler, also called the Next Generation Perkins Brailler, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This brailler can accommodate standard 8.5 x 11 paper and paper up to 14 inches. Keys are set low, and keystrokes are quiet and require low force. The end-of-line bell is audible but muted. An eraser button allows the user to push one button to erase an entire braille cell. The base is also a handle. The back panel can be raised

Perky Duck

Perky Duck is a braille editor, keyboard modification, and training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This computer-based Perkins brailler emulator enables a standard computer keyboard to function as a Perkins-style braille keyboard, as the S-D-F and J-K-L keys represent the six dots of a braille cell. The program can be used in distance education to demonstrate the user's understanding of braille. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible and Apple Mac

Pharmabraille & Pharmabraille-In-A-Box

PharmaBraille and PharmaBraille-In-A-Box is a braille translation program designed to produce braille medication labels for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system translates information about pharmaceutical products into tactile or visual braille for pharmacy labeling. PharmaBraille is an e-mail based system, and PharmaBraille-in-a-Box is a software CD. In the e-mail based version, the pharmacist e-mails information about the medication, such as product name, strength, a

Phonics Keyboard

Phonics Keyboard is designed for young spellers and early readers with or without cognitive and learning disabilities. The users sound out each word as they spell it. Designed by a speech and language therapist, Phonics Keyboard is great for children learning to read and spell simple words and to start to type. Have fun exploring letters and their link with sounds. Messages can be created to be shared with family and friends.

Picture Cue Dictionary

Picture Cue Dictionary is a voice output dictionary program designed to enhance vocabulary used in everyday activities for individuals with a cognitive disability. There are five life skill software programs (dictionaries) in all that cover personal care, housekeeping, dining out, scheduling, and shopping skills. With each Dictionary, the instructor can determine the vocabulary needs and make a picture word list for the student. A multiple choice quiz gives feedback on their progress. To further

Picture It

Picture It is a symbolic language picture creation program designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. This program quickly adds picture symbols to text by automatically locating symbols that match typed text. This program includes 10,500 high-resolution images in black-and-white or color. Custom images can be added by the user. It includes the LSP Thesaurus to enhance the software's ability to match the appropriate picture or symbol to a word. The program aids individuals i

Picture It And Pixwriter Bundle

The Picture It and PixWriter Bundle is a symbolic language picture creation program and a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning or cognitive disabilities. The combo includes over 10,500 Literacy Support Pictures in both programs, allowing the flexibility to customize materials and vocabulary designed to support all curricula and subjects in English and Spanish, and the user can import additional photographs, clipart and personal artwork.

Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit (Model 1-08838-00)

Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit, model 1-08838-00, is a tactile graphics kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The kit includes a felt covered board and more than 100 Velcro-backed pieces, and can be used to teach mapping, charting, and basic concepts, as well as for art activities. The kit comes with extra material to create additional tactile pieces, and a Large Print/Braille Guidebook with activity suggestions and example layouts. OPTIONS: Replacem

Picturebraille For Windows

PictureBraille for Windows is a braille graphics program designed to produce braille graphics for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The software can be used to produce braille graphics maps, floor plans, science diagrams, graphs of equations, or other images. Images are either drawn free-hand on the screen, using the simple drawing program supplied, or scanned from a document such as a textbook or magazine. Once the image is created, the program converts it to a standard braille file

Pilot Dr. Grip Pen

The Pilot Dr. Grip Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This retractable medium-point pen has a soft, wide cushioned grip. The pen uses standard refills. COLOR: A variety of barrel colors are available with black or blue ink.

Pilot Dr. Grip Pencil

The Pilot Dr. Grip Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This mechanical pencil has a soft, wide cushioned grip and an eraser. Lead and eraser refills are available. DIMENSIONS: Fits leads with a diameter of 0.5 or 0.7 millimeter (mm). COLOR: Barrel is black (0.5 mm) or blue (0.7 mm).

Pixwriter

PixWriter is a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning or cognitive disabilities. Intended for beginning readers and writers, this program combines words, pictures, and speech. By selecting buttons, which hold words and graphics, users can write whole words, sentences, and stories. PixWriter supports writing using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen, one and two-step switch scanning, joystick and whiteboard. It also includes auditory scanning for people who

Plastic Braille Eraser (Model 1-00280-00)

The Plastic Braille Eraser, no. 1-00280-00, is a pencil shaped device for correcting braille for individuals who are visually impaired. It has a small tip at one end for erasing one dot at a time, and a larger end suitable for erasing entire cells. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long, 3/8 inches in diameter.

Plate Embossing Device (Model Ped-30)

The Plate Embossing Device, model PED-30, is a Braille printer that embosses Interpoint Braille on zinc plates used for press Braille production. These templates are ideal whenever 50 or more copies of a book, document, etc. are required. This machine embosses 45 zinc plates per hour. The machine is available in USA and European Braille standards. CPS: 40 characters per second. POWER: 120 volt AC, 30 amperes maximum 60 hz. DIMENSIONS (WxLxH): 35 x 53 x 59 inches. WEIGHT: 900 pounds.

Playing Card Slate (Model 23-2101-6)

The Playing Card Slate, model 23-2101-6, is a braille slate designed to create brailled playing cards for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This slate allows the user to braille any standard size playing card. It is made of aluminum and comes with a braille stylus.

Playskool Magnetic Capital Letters (Model 02056)

Playskool Magnetic Capital Letters, model 02056, are tactile letters and Braille alphabet magnets designed for use by children ages 3 and above who are blind or have low vision. This educational toy consists of 26 letters from A to Z. Each letter is engraved with it corresponding Braille letter. As they play with these letters sized for small fingers, children learn to identify letters and start putting together simple words and sentences.

Pnc Memo

PnC Memo is a voice output and large print word processor program designed for use by individuals with low vision. Users can write letters, memos, and other documents while viewing them in large print characters. Each letter and word is spoken when typed. The program includes a built-in spelling checker that can correct misspellings automatically, or allow the user to choose from a "Pick n Click" list of additional suggested words or type in a correction.

Pocket Slate (Model 1-00160-00)

The Pocket Slate is a braille slate designed with slots for labeling for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The metal slate has 28 cells and is designed with pins up. DIMENSIONS: 8.25 x 1.75 inches.

Pocket Slates (Models 23-0301-4, 23-0401-2, & 23-601-7)

Pocket Slates are braille slates designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ##1 Pocket Slate, model 23-0301-4, is a 27-cell, 4-line slate; the ##2 Pocket Slate, model 23-0401-2, is a 19-cell, 6-line postcard size slate; and the ##140 Pocket Slate, model 23-0601-7, is a 40-cell, 4-line slate designed for use without a board. All models are made of aluminum and come with a braille stylus.

Pocket-Size Notebook, 6-Ring (Model 1-04280-00)

The Pocket-Size Notebook, 6-Ring, no. 1-04280-00, is a braille notebook bound in water-resistant imitation leather. The notebook will hold approximately 50 sheets of 3.75 x 5.75 inch braille paper. The notebook has a pocket to hold a Postcard slate (see separate entry), and a cloth page marking strip. A braille stylus can be tied to the end of the cloth strip.

Pointscribe

PointScribe is a writing skills training program designed for use by individuals with learning, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. This software enables children to trace letters, numbers and shapes on a touch screen using a stylus to learn basic handwriting skills. PointScribe has a preloaded library of block upper case and lower case letters, numbers and shapes, and it is possible to create new shapes to add to the library. It incorporates interactive animation, colors, music and oth

Pop Rocketz- 2 Pack Grip Strengthener

This Rocket grip strengthener is designed for children ages 3 and up who have fine motor or grip challenges. Good warm up for handwriting. Makes a pop noise when it launches. 2 packs include 6 rockets.

Porta-Thiel

The Porta-Thiel is a lightweight, portable Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Porta-Thiel prints on single sheets, continuous forms, plastic, and magazine sheets. It does not use a tractor feeder device to control paper feed. A built-in speech synthesizer informs the user when the unit is out of paper, and data are not lost during the paper resupply process. Dots can be adjusted to any paper weight. This printer embosses six- and eight-dot Braille,

Portable Braille Computer Terminal Or Braille Word Processor.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Single handed braille keyboard and two-dimensional display in a portable unit which allows users to type and proofread at the same time. Describes prototype device and how it is used. COMMENTS: Device designed by Peter Wung, Summer Design Inc., 73 North Street, Suite 15, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201. Not in production (4/2/87). Received the 1985 Industrial Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Design Society of America. AUTHOR: Wung, P TITLE:

Postcard Slate And Stylus (Models 1-00110-00 & 1-00180-00)

The Postcard Slate and Stylus, models 1-00110-00 and 1-00180-00, are Bralli slates and styluses designed for writing Braille on cards or small sheets of paper for individuals who are visually impaired. This is ideal for writing shorts and memos rather than wasting large sized paper. Two models are available in the postcard size. Interpoint allows embossing on both sides of the paper (see separate entry. The other model has pins pointing upwards. The slates are made of lightweight metal and provi

Power Chord Braille Keyboard

The Power Chord Braille Keyboard is a braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It enables students to practice their braille writing skills by entering the answers to the SAL2 writing exercises on an electronic braille keyboard. This unit can be used to complete writing exercises set by the SAL2 virtual tutor (see separate entry). The student receives immediate feedback from SAL2 as to the accuracy of their writing and they experience the feel of using a

Pre-Writing Switch.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: A child using a metal bolt as a writing implement can activate a tape player or other device by tracing the appropriate path on a metal cookie sheet. This activity strengthens fine motor and grasping skills. Describes a motion detection switch, constructed by soldering a subminiature plug to one end of a 4 inch conductor wire and wrapping the other end tightly around a 4 inch long metal bolt. Simple paths or letters are cut from paper or cardboard and

Predict It

Predict It is a word processor program with predictive word capabilities designed to help students with physical disabilities to increase speed by cutting down on keystrokes. The program also provides a speech feedback option to assist people with visual and cognitive disabilities to hear word choices and selection. When the user types in the first letter of a word, a list of several words beginning with that letter appears at the bottom of the screen. If the desired word is in the list, the use

Predictable

Predictable is a direct selection and scanning communicator program and word prediction program designed for people with communication and speech difficulties. Predictable features an on-screen keyboard on which the user can type messages assisted by word prediction and completion features. Users may use the QWERTY or ABCDEF key layout or a high frequency layout. A space just above the on-screen keyboard provides dynamically generated word options based on letters the user has typed to provide

Premier Predictor Pro

Premier Predictor Pro is a voice output word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning or upper extremity disabilities. The program displays a word list next to the cursor as the user types in any program on the computer, displaying the most probable word at the top of the list. The words are read aloud as the user moves up and down the list with the arrow keys. When the user selects a word, it is entered automatically into the document. A built-in talking dictionary enabl

Premier To Go

Premier to Go is an accessibility software module designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The module is a portable USB drive loaded with ten software applications that support reading and writing. When connected to a computer's USB port, the module launches a floating toolbar from which the applications can be started. In addition to the software, the module has over 1.5 GB (gigabytes) of free storage space. Applications include Universal Reader

Prestobraille Signmaker

The PrestoBraille Signmaker is a braille printer designed to produce Braille books and other documents at high speeds for individuals who are blind. This printer in particular is ideal for large signmakers who need Braille in the shortest form possible, but stamped through very thick materials. The industrial-strength signmaker is powered by compressed air. The message can be up to 30 characters long in the standard Library of Congress template and up to 24 characters long in the optional Califo

Primary Phonics Set 1

Primary Phonics Set 1, by Barbara W. Makar, is a braille reading tutorial program designed for children who are blind or have low vision. It includes ten storybooks, each containing a short story that introduces consonants, various sight words, and short vowels (a, e, i, o, u) as part of the reading experience. The text on each page is presented in large print, grade 1 braille, and grade 2 braille. For students with low vision, there are also illustrations. Each of the ten storybooks is approxim

Primer Of Braille Music (Models 6-01350-00, 8-01350-00, & 8-01360-00)

The Primer of Braille Music, models 6-01350-00, 8-01350-00, and 8-01360-00, by Edward W. Jenkins (1960 with 1971 addendum), is a manual for teaching music braille designed for students who are blind or have low vision. It teaches braille music in 30 lessons with braille music reading exercises. The braille edition (6-01350-00) includes both the original 1960 text and the 1971 addendum. There are separate print editions of the 1960 text (8-01350-00) and the 1971 addendum (8-01360-00).

Print And Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (Models 6-01500-00, L-01500-00, & 8-01500-00)

Print and Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media is a handbook designed to provide guidelines for use in evaluating the braille reading readiness of students who are blind or have low vision. It contains guidelines and informal evaluation processes to help users determine the most appropriate reading media or medium for each student. It is available in braille (model 6-01500-00), large print (model L-01500-00), and regular print (model 8-01500-00) editions.

Project eyeCan

Project eyeCan is designed to improve the quality of life for those with from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and Lock in syndrome (LIS). It is an open-source platform that is not currently  for sale. The eyeCan project team is providing only the technology. Our hope is that this technology can spread to reach people in need. We’re currently building an ecosystem in South Korea. One of the Korean government institutes has agreed to distribute eyeCans across South Korea. This institute will build the

Proloquo

Proloquo is a communicator and voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning, or speech disabilities or low vision. This program enables a computer to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak. Text typed into the program is spoken, and words and phrases can be custom set to be spoken with a mouse click or keystroke. The program can also speak messages associated with image-based speech panels designed w

Pronto! 18

The Pronto! 18 is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has an 18-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The Pronto! 18 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes, and it provides natural speech output in addition to the braille display. It can be us

Pronto! Qs

Pronto! QS is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Pronto! QS includes a standard 69-key QWERTY keyboard with tactile markers for entering data and natural sounding speech output. It can be used as a notebook, calendar with diary, voice recorder, address and phone book, clock, standard and scientific calculator, altitude and compass information, and an MP3 player. It has one built-in microphone and two bui

Prophet

Prophet is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This program allows users to type long words with as few as two key strokes. It supports speech output and switch input through Switch Access for Windows (SAW). This word prediction program automatically learns any new words typed and updates its on-screen word lists to reflect the user's writing style and frequency of word use. As the user types the first one or two letters of a word, the pro

Pvc Pencil Holder

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with limited hand or finger control to hold a pen, pencil, paint brush, or similar item. To make this device, drill a quarter-inch hole into the center of one of the PVC Tees. Assemble the pencil holder by attaching a PVC Tee to each end of the PVC Nipple. The parts may be threaded and will screw together. Thread the thumbscrew into the drilled hole. Place pencil, marker or paintbrush into the Tee and tighten with the thumbscrew until se

Pvc Pencil Holder

“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a pencil holder from PVC for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. First, drill a quarter-inch hole into a PVC tee at the center where all angles meet. Second, assemble the pencil holder by attaching a PVC tee to each end of a PVC nipple. Third, thread the thumb screw into the drilled hole. Fourth, place pencil, marker or paint brush into the tee and tighten with the thumb screw until secure. MATERIALS: Two half-inch PVC pressure tee connect

Qiktac

QikTac is a braille graphics program designed for the creation of braille or tactile graphics for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A drawing is first made using a mouse or by tracing and editing a picture using a TagPad (see separate entry). The drawing can then either be embossed using a braille printer, or printed in ink on braille graphics paper (capsule paper), which can then be turned into tactile graphics using a tactile graphics embosser. A Duxbury Braille font is included in

Qualikey

QualiKey is an on-screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This virtual keyboard enables users to type data directly into Windows applications, run and close applications, manage tasks, manage the start menu and shut down the computer, check on-line help and more. This progran can be fully customized to maximize and speed up the user's ability to input commands and text. QualiSet for QualiKey (included) en

Qualiword

QualiWord is a word processor program designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program can be used in conjunction with QualiKey (not included; see entry) and enables users to open new or documents, create documents, and modify, save, print, and delete documents. Users can also create, delete, and modify personal folders to organize documents. Documents can also be faxed directly from the program or sent to mobile phones usin

Quick-Draw Paper (Model 1-04960-00)

Quick-Draw Paper, model 1-04960-00, is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It allows users to create instant tactile graphics for a wide variety of art, orientation and mobility, diagramming, and educational activities. It responds quickly to water-based writing and drawing tools. When the user draws on its surface with a water-based marker, the lines swell instantly and become tactile. This gives children, students, and adults who are blind o

Quickeys 4

QuicKeys 4 is software program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. With QuicKeys 4 the user can automate everyday tedious basic functions and things that are difficult to remember. This software allows the user to automate his or her computer in two ways: Abbreviations and Shortcuts. Abbreviations are words typed into a document that are then automatically replaced by QuicKeys with longer text. Shortcuts are collections of one or more steps that perf

Raised Line Checkbook For Educational Purposes (Model 1-03500-00)

Checks printed with raised lines on regulation checkbook paper and interleaved with braille paper for stub record keeping. Entire booklet is bound in perfect binding, and checks are perforated for easy detachment. Each booklet contains 50 checks and stubs. For educational purposes.

Raised Line Drawing Kit: Basic (23-5901-6) & Complete (23-6001-4)

The Basic and Complete Raised Line Drawing Kits are braille and raised line drawing kits designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Kits contain drawing materials and equipment needed to create raised line drawings of mathematical and geometrical diagrams, etc., in actual representation (not in reverse). The Basic Kit, model 23-5901-6, includes 100 sheets of Mylar (10-inch square), a 12-inch braille ruler, a pencil stylus, and an 11.5-inch square drawing board with a rubbe

Raised Line Drawing/labeling Kit (Model 1600)

The Raised Line Drawing/Labeling Kit, model 1600, is a tactile drawing kit for making labels and raised drawings on readily available paper or index cards. The kit includes instructions, 8 x 10 inch felt clip board, sample materials, ball point pen, heavy duty stylus, 1-line braille slate, and 1 roll of 1/2-inch Rotex tape. The ball point pen, or other blunt object, can be used to create raised line drawings; block or Braille lettering can be done freestyle with the stylus.

Reach Interface Author

The REACH Interface Author is an on-screen keyboard, word prediction, and software authoring program designed to increase computer accessibility for people with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. REACH includes a variety of on-screen keyboards; word prediction with four vocabulary settings from 7,000 to 45,000 words, as well as customizable user dictionaries; two built-in augmentative communication systems, including one with a system of more than 120 "speech

Reach Sound-It-Out Keyboard Pack

The REACH Sound-It-Out Keyboard Pack is an on-screen keyboard and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, learning, or severe physical disabilities. This program enables the user to type phonetically. This software enables the user to find and type the desired word by selecting the sounds in that word (e.g., the phonemes) rather than the letters in that word. For example, the user points at the "ch" key and it says "ch ... chair" on the kid's phonetic keybo

Read & Write Gold, Read & Write Gold For Mac, & Read & Write Gold Mobile

Read & Write Gold, Read & Write Gold for Mac, and Read & Write Gold Mobile are voice output word processor programs designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. All three versions include text to speech, dual color highlighting, TextHelp voices, audible phonetic spell checker, audible homophone support, context-based speech-enabled word prediction, audible dictionary, Word Wizard, and scanning from paper or a saved image. Other features include pronounciation control,

Read&write For Google

Read&Write for Google™ is an app designed to make Google Apps for Education accessible for those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, or English Language Learners. This app provides access to Google Docs, Web, PDFs, ePubs, and Kes files within Google Drive on PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks. Read&Write for Google™ offers the following features: Read Aloud with dual-color highlighting, Word Prediction, Translator, Talking and Picture Dictionaries, Fact

Realspeak Word

RealSpeak Word is a speech synthesizer and voice output dictionary program designed to provide voice output for electronic talking dictionaries. The dictionary developer can embed this text-to-speech program in a dictionary product to provide voice output via a coding-by-synthesis architecture that requires no recordings, and uses just 3 megabytes (MB) of read-only memory (ROM) to cover as many as 60,000 words. The manufacturer offers professional integration services to port this program to cus

Right Angle Pockets (Models 1532 & 1533)

The Right Angle Pocket, models 1532 and 1533, are utensil or pen holders designed for use by individual with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. A leather cuff (not included) attaches to metal bracket for use with universal cuff. Model 1532 is a single pocket holder that positions utensils or pens at right angle to the palm and turns to the best angle for writing. Model 1533 is a double pocket holder that fits standard and round pens, pencils and tootbrushes. The holders c

Right-Line Paper And Stop-Go Right-Line Paper (Models 90B10W, 90B10N & 90B10S)

Right-Line and Stop-Go Right-Line Paper is writing paper with raised lines designed for use by people who have difficulty staying within the lines of other writing paper such as individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or vision impairment. Both papers are printed on white stock. Right-Line paper has raised lines superimposed on printed green lines to allow the user to feel the line. Stop-Go Right-Line has red and green printed lines, with the raised line superimposed on the r

Ring-Pen

The RinG-Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by people with arthritis, hand tremors, or other hand disabilities. The pen creates stability and reduces pain and stress by enabling the user to slip one finger through a ring on the barrel and supporting the barrel on each side with the remaining fingers. Serrations on the barrel also assist in optimizing positioning for the writer's needs. Made of durable, lightweight plastic, the pen features a non-corrosive metal tip and a removable cap wit

Romeo 25

The Romeo 25 is a braille printer designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Romeo 25 is a rugged basic embosser suitable for student, personal, or home office use. It produces a 40-character line of Library of Congress Braille at 25 characters per second. Standard features on Romeo 25 include Dynamic Braille Scaling and a choice of resolution settings for graphics. Dynamic Braille Scaling allows the user to change Braille sizes, even within a document, from Library of Congre

Romeo Pro 50

The Romeo Pro 50 is a Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Romeo Pro 50 looks like the Romeo 25 (see separate entry), but has aditional features and prints twice as fast. The Romeo Pro 50 prints single-sided braille at a rate of 50 characters per second, versus 25 for the Romeo 25. Standard features include ET Speaks, a fast and flexible speech system that comes up automatically and echoes commands as they are entered on the printer's keypad. The unit

Saddle Shaped Stylus (Model 1-00210-00)

The Saddle Shaped Stylus, model 1-00210-00, is a braille stylus designed with a unique handle to provide a sure grip for individuals who are blind and have limited hand strength and mobility. The index finger fits snugly into a concave "dip" in the top of the handle. The handle is plastic with a metal point. DIMENSIONS: Stylus measures 2-5/8 x 1/14 inches.

Sammons Preston Activity Board (Models 4067 & 4066)

Sammons Preston Activity Board is a sensory integration activity designed for use by individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias or cognitive disabilities. This Portable adjustable wooden paper holder adjusts from 15 to 75 degrees and folds for storage. Adjustable wooden bars hold paper or other material up to 3/8 inch thick. Nonslip rubber cushion base. Deluxe model 4066 has telescoping leg that adjusts to any angle. DIMENSIONS: 18 x 27 inch frame. WEIGHT: 7.5 pounds.

Scene Eye

The SceneEye is a portable, convenient, adaptable, versatile and powerful camera designed for use by individuals with low vision. Has continuous zoom magnification 50x or more with contrast enhancement. Suitable for distance tasks such as viewing a blackboard or presentations. Great for near viewing tasks like reading, hobbies, crafts or games. Easily connects to any TV, monitor, laptop or p.c.

Screendoors 2000

Screendoors 2000 is an on screen keyboard, abbreviation expansion, and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The program offers the choice of a standard QWERTY keyboard, an alphabetical keyboard, and a frequency of use keyboard. The word prediction feature enables the user to type a few letters and the program provides a list of words beginning with those letters. The abbreviation expansion feature enables the user to type an abbreviation, and

Script Letter Sheet (Model 1-04040-00) & Script Letter Board (Model 1-04060-00)

Script Letter Sheet presents tactile description of upper case and lower case letters. Letters measure approximately 3/4 inch and are embossed on a white braille sheet, 9 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches. The Script Letter Board ($7.58) has sunken alphabet which provides practice in forming upper case and lower case letters. Students can use pencil or pen. Letters measure approximately 3/4 inch and are incised into a plastic board, 9 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches.

See N Write

See N Write is a handwriting tool intended to assist children with visual perceptual and visual motor difficulties learn to write letters. Children copy letters that appear like magic, one stroke at a time, on the high resolution LCD screen. Choose a letter and then decide if you want to see it formed in manuscript or cursive, upper or lower case. Children can copy what they see on the screen in real time. In game mode, the user can try to identify letters being formed before they fade off the

Single Line Labeling Slate (Model 23-2001-3)

The Single Line Labeling Slate, model 23-2001-3, is a braille slate designed for use in labeling by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 25-cell aluminum slate is used for embossing Dymo labeling tape (see separate entry)and other items.

Sit-Stand Podium Slant Board

The Sit-Stand Podium Slant Board is a writing board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and other physical disabilities. This triple-decker writing platform raises for sitting, standing, or higher-seated work. Twelve adjustment angles promote better posture and enhance comfort when reading and writing. Crafted from durable hardwood ply, the unit has a non-glare, low-contrast polyurethane finish. A strong bottom ledge can hold heavy books and is tapered on the sides so as not to

Skippy

Skippy is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, limited hand function, or dyslexia. This typing assistant can be used in text-based Windows applications, including word processors, email and chat software, Web browsers, databases, and spreadsheets. Whenever the beginning of a word is typed, the software presents a list of words that begin with the already typed character(s). Every time an additional character is typed, the list of words is updated.

Slant Board (Child Model 8A & Adult Model 8B)

The Slant Board, model 8A and model 8B, are adjustable book holders and writing boards designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These adjustable boards are made of oak wood with non-glare surfaces. They feature easy- to- clean plastic covers to hold down paper and other material, and rims with pencil edges. OPTIONS: Attachment arms, mirror, vertical and horizontal positioning cones, hand/wrist strap, and knob and washer set (sold separately).DIMENSIONS (DxW): Model 8A

Slant Board (Model 3200)

The Slant Board, model 3200, is a writing board designed for use by children with upper extremity disabilities. This raised, wedge-shaped surface assists with handwriting training by encouraging proper wrist positioning and better functional postural position. The unit is equipped with a large clip to secure paper (paper not included) and a chain with a clip to hold the pencil (pencil not included). An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) with a suggested activities list is included.

Slim Foam Grip

The Slim Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile cues for finger positioning.

Slip Grips

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a gripping device (Slip Grip) to assist individuals with limited hand mobility to manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion. When wearing a S

Slip-On Writing Aid

The Slip-on Writing Aid is a writing aid that holds a standard pen or pencil in the proper position for writing for people with hand or finger disabilities. The device consists of a loop that slips over the hand and is attached with a wing nut to an extension which parallels the index finger. The extension ends in a loop for holding the pen. The angle of the writing instrument may be adjusted by adjusting the wing nut. Models are available for the right or left hand.

Small Loose Leaf Pocket Notebook (Model 23-2501-7)

The Small Loose Leaf Pocket Notebook, model 23-2501-7, is a three-ring notebook with a 20-cell, 8-line braille slate and room for storing notes and extra paper. It uses 3-holed loose-leaf paper measuring 3.5 by 6 1/8 inches (see separate entry for Braille Paper Pad.) This braille notebook also comes with a braille stylus.

Smart Keys For Reach Interface Author

Smart Keys for REACH Interface Author is an on-screen keyboard and word prediction program designed to increase computer accessibility for people with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program is an add-on for the REACH Interface Author (see separate entry). The REACH program offers word prediction, while Smart Keys offers subsequent letter prediction. For example, when the user starts typing the word "lucky" by selecting the letter "l" on the REACH keyb

Smart Lists For Reach Interface Author

Smart Lists for REACH Interface Author is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning, fine motor, or severe physical disabilities. This program is an add-on for the REACH Interface Author (see separate entry). With Smart Lists, when the user starts typing a word such as "lucky" by selecting the letter "L" on the REACH keyboard, the "L" key opens up showing a list of options including the "root" letter (i.e., the letter "l" in this example) plus any possible extension

Smart Speech For Reach Interface Author

Smart Speech for REACH Interface Author is a word prediction program and a communicator program designed for use by individuals with learning, fine motor, speech or severe physical disabilities. This program is an add-on for the REACH Interface Author (see separate entry). Smart Speech build sentences by leveraging the use of Smart Lists (see separate entry) technology. With each click, the user is offered a Smart List menu containing probable words and grammatical categories, both based on what

Smart Start Paper

Simply Smart Writing Paper is designed for use with children with eye hand and fine motor disabilities. This paper features bold graphics and color-coded lines to aid in recognition of lines and spaces. This high-quality paper erases easily and comes in packages of 100 sheets. The paper is available in grade one writing paper, grade one and two writing paper or grade one story paper (one-half page writing paper and one-half page for drawing), or grade one and two story paper. COLOR: Blue top lin

Smarted Pad

SmartEdPad is a dedicated intervention tool designed for use by school based therapists and special educators working with students in K-12 grades. It is designed to provide intervention and assist in managing therapy and teaching workloads in more efficient and effective ways. SmartEdPad can be used at school, in clinics, or at home. The activities align with common core standard. The SmartEdPad has over 15 categories such as language articulation, phonics, writing, motor skills, AAC, entert

SnapType app for Occupational Therapy

SnapType is an app designed for children with dysgraphia, poor grasping and fine motor skills who struggle with writing.  Students can complete school worksheets with the help of an iPad or iPhone.  With SnapType, students can take a picture of their worksheets, or import worksheets from anywhere on their device. They can then use their iOS device keyboard to add text to these documents and print, email, or share their creations. 

Soft / Writing Drawing Grips

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities to hold pens, pencils, crayons, or paint brushes. To make these grips, take a 35-millimeter film canisters and cut an "x" in the bottom. The size of the "x" should correspond to the diameter of the writing or drawing implement. Slide the writing or drawing tool through the "x" to create a large gripping surface. The user can hold the tool in a tripod grasp, modified tripod grasp or in a palmar gra

Soft Plastic Grips

The Soft Plastic Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Available in two sizes and in a choice of round or triangular shapes, these grips can be used with standard pens or pencils or with the larger primary pencils. SIZES: Large or small. DIMENSIONS: The large models are 3/8-inch in diameter and the small model is .25-inch in diameter.

Softype 4.2 & Softype 4.5 For International Keyboards

SofType is an on screen keyboard program designed for use by people with upper extremity, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This graphical keyboard program provides access to Microsoft Windows applications and works with any mouse or mouse emulator, such as the HeadMouse or HeadMouse for Portables (not included; see separate entries). The software includes a variety of features including word prediction, which enables the user to select a word from the included

Soothsayer Word Prediction Program

The SoothSayer Word Prediction Program is a word prediction and abbreviation expansion program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or cognitive disabilities. Features include sentence completion; abbreviation expansion; a main dictionary of more than 11,000 words; a built-in speech augmentation dictionary; customizable user dictionarie swith a "Build Dictionary" feature (from a text file); word-usage learning and word tips options (words presented/spoken individually instead of

Sounds Like - Spell, Write!

"Sounds Like" - Spell, Write! is an on-screen keyboard with word prediction designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The on-screen keyboard has three types of of functions, all controlled by pointing and clicking a mouse: (1) a phonetic keyboard for finding and typing words by reporting how those words sound; (2) a standard keyboard; (3) a numbers and functions keyboard for typing numbers and other characters and functions. OPTIONS: Smart Keys add-on and Smart Lists add-on. CO

Speaking Language Master (Model Lm-6000)

The Speaking Language Master is a voice output dictionary designed to enhance language and vocabulary skills for individuals with a cognitive disability or speech impairment, or who are blind or have low vision. The system provides auditory feedback by pronouncing over 110,000 words as many times as you wish. It includes an complete and comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus. It features spelling correction, classification of word families topically, and on-screen grammar assistance. There are a

Speakq

SpeakQ is voice input and word prediction software designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This voice input program is a plug-in for WordQ (see separate entry). To train the program to recognize the his or her speech, the user repeats words spoken by the computer. Once the program is trained, the user can dictate text in either continuous speech mode or by selecting words from a list generated through word prediction. Recognized words and phrases are immediately read aloud to

Spot 'n Line Pen

The Spot 'n Line Pen is a raised line tactile marker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The "pen" is a tube of non-toxic liquid that can be squeezed out to form three-dimensional raised lines, dots, and other shapes on a variety of surfaces. These tactile shapes can be felt once the liquid is thoroughly dry. The marker can be used for maps, item identification, and tactile drawings. The tube holds one fluid ounce. COLOR: White, orange, or black.

Spyro Gyro Pen

With the Sypro Gyro Pen, create three different shapes (squares, circles and triangles) in a seamless transition from small to big and back again. The harder one pushes down on the stylus, the smaller the shapes. Release the pressure and the shapes get bigger. The product is able to help those in need of sensory integration. Clear viewing window allows a user to see moving gear action.

Squiggle Wiggle Writer

The Squiggle Wiggle Writer is a weighted pen designed for use by children with upper extremity fine motor disabilities. This triangular, weighted pen is useful for developing pen and pencil grasp and the pen's vibration enhances kinesthetic awareness of the hand. Changing the angle and pressure varies the size and shape of the wiggles and squiggles the pen creates. The set includes the pen and four color cartridges. POWER: Uses one double-A battery (not included). OPTIONS: Neon color cartridge r

Ssimple

SSIMPLE is a switch adapted and voice activated cell phone designed for people with motor and severe physical disabilities. SSIMPLE, which is an acronym that stands for a "Speech and Switch Input Mobile Phone that Links Everyone," includes a cell phone loaded with software that enables the user to place and receive telephone calls and to send and receive text messages. The user controls the phone through switches or voice input modules that connect to a wireless universal switch interface that c

Ssr With Mic (Model Ssr-100)

The SSR (Supplemented Speech Recognition) with Mic, model SSR-100, is a voice input and word prediction program designed for use by individuals who have difficulty using speech recognition software because their speech or breathing may be unusual. The program integrates word prediction and speech recognition for users with speech that is dysarthric (difficult to understand) so significantly less typing is required to enter text. The package includes speech recognition software, a speech processi

Standard Perkins Brailler (Model 22-0001-2)

The Standard Perkins Brailler, model 22-0001-2, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy, portable braille writer can emboss 25 lines with 42 cells each on an 11 by 11.5 inch sheet of braille paper. It can accommodate narrow paper widths and paper lengths up to fourteen inches long with adjustable margin stops, large paperfeed knobs and a paperfeed roller system. This braille writer comes with braille operating instructions in Engli

Standard Pocket Slates (Model 1-00090-00 & 1-00080-00)

Standard Pocket Slates, models 1-00090-00 and 1-00080-00, are Braille slates designed for writing Braille for individuals with a visual impairment. The slates are available in two styles. The metal Pocket Slate is a 28 cell slate with pins down. The plastic Pocket Slate features 28 cells per line, with pins pointing up. DIMENSIONS: Both models measure 8.25 x 1.75 inches.

Standard Slate

The Standard Slate is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 28-cell, 4-line slate comes with a stylus and is available in metal or plastic.

Stetro Super Soft Pencil Grip

The Stetro Pen and Pencil Grip is a triangular finger grip designed for use by individuals who have difficulty grasping and holding pencils. The soft grips slide on to any standard pencil and may be used by right- and left-handed writers. COLOR: Assorted.

Student Writing Center

The Student Writing Center is a writing skills training system that includes word processor and story writing programs designed to enhance writing skills for students with cognitive or physical disabilities. These programs lets students create worksheets, illustrated storybooks, newsletters, awards, bulletin board displays and more. The programs combine word processing tools with colorful graphics and page design options. They offer several fonts, type sizes, and type styles and the text automat

Swail Dot Inverter (Models 1-03610-00 & 1-03620-00)

Designed for upward embossing. Inverter is a spring loaded steel punch with a sharply pointed tip. Tip punches a hole, and leaves a raised dot as it springs back. Butyl rubber pad protects the surface below. Pad 12 by 12 inches. For constructing simple charts, diagrams, graphs and maps.

Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine

The Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. To produce tactile graphics with this machine, the user first photocopies an image onto Swell-Touch paper (see separate entry), then passes the Swell-Touch paper through the Swell-Form Heating Machine. All the black areas puff up or swell, while the white areas remain flat. The machine accommodates three sizes of paper. POWER: Uses 110 volts/60 Hertz/5 Amps maximum

Swell-Touch Paper

Swell-Touch Paper is tactile graphics paper designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It is used with the Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine (see separate entry) to produce tactile graphics. The user first photocopies an image onto Swell-Touch paper, then passes the Swell-Touch paper through the Swell-Form Heating Machine. All the black areas puff up or swell, while the white areas remain flat. Swell-Touch Paper is sold in packages of 100 sheets. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are avail

Swing Cell (Model 6-78040-00)

The Swing Cell, model 6-78040-00, is a braille training device designed for use in teaching braille to individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device introduces the braille cell to the beginning braille reader and writer. It has two rectangular blocks that are hinged on the top and mounted on a wooden base. Each block has three holes. Pegs can be inserted into the holes to represent braille dots. When the blocks are in the vertical position, the pegs form the braille cell. When the bl

Swing Cell Compact (Model 6-78041-00)

Swing Cell Compact, model 6-78041-00, is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It consists of two rectangular blocks, each with three holes into which pegs can be inserted to represent braille dots. This device helps students understand the relationship between the braille cell and the keys on a braille writer. It is similar to the Swing Cell (see separate entry), but smaller and lighter and without the base. COLOR: Yellow blocks with black p

Symword

SymWord is a talking word processor designed for use by early learning and older individuals with literacy deficiencies, including comprehension skills and for use by teachers & parents who can also create their own on-screen activities and quizzes to engage and challenge students as well as reinforce vocabulary and create spelling lists. Powerful word & symbol prediction converts words into symbols, and symbols into words. On Screen Grids and audio read-back assists in and reinforces re

Tack-Tiles Braille Systems

TACK-TILES Braille Systems are a Braille game and instruction kit designed to acquaint children who are blind with raised dot Braille letters within the environment of play. Designed to fit and work like standard snap-together toy building blocks, children can create buildings, figures, cars, etc. while learning Braille. The pieces can be endlessly rearranged during the course of a lesson, encouraging creativity and interest. Because the blocks correspond with standard toy blocks, accessories an

Tactile Colour Textured Self-Adhesive Vinyl

Tactile Colour Textured Self-Adhesive Vinyl is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This colored self-adhesive vinyl follows a system that links colors to textures according to the following scheme: Red, soft and rubbery; orange, soft, rubbery, and bumpy; yellow, hard and bumpy; green, hard, rough, and gritty; blue, fine gritty; purple, ridged dashes; pink, corrugated; brown, wavy ridges; tan, linoleum or leather-like; gray, fine etched; black,

Tactile Graphics Kit (Model 1-08840-00)

Contains tools and materials for constructing master tactile graphic displays of all types: maps, graphs, diagrams, charts. Masters are constructed from heavy gauge aluminum foil and are reproduced by conventional thermoforming. Included is a Tactile Graphics Guidebook, also available separately for $14.81 (8-39100-00). Kit Capability: 7 kinds of lines, 7 point symbols or shapes, and 4 area patterns. Aluminum Foil: Roll $45.26 (1-04120-0), Sheets $15.20 (1-04090-00). .

Tactile Image Enhancer

The Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. To create a tactile image, the user first puts an ink image onto a type of tactile imaging paper called Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This can be done with a photocopy machine, an inkjet printer, a soft lead artist's pencil, a china marker, or the Sanford Uni-Ball pen. The sheet is then inserted in the TIE and a tactile image is created. This device can be used to create

Tactile Image Enhancer Junior

The Tactile Imager Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The TIE Junior produces tactile documents using Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This model is smaller, lighter, and more portable than the Original Tactile Image Enhancer (see separate entry). TIE Junior's design eliminates the need for feed and exit trays. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.75 x 5.75 x 14.75 inches. Weight: 3 pounds.

Tactual Discrimination Worksheets (Model 1-08810-00)

Tactual Discrimination Worksheets, model 1-08810-00, are braille reading readiness tests designed for use in the evaluation of individuals who are blind or have low vision. Worksheets can be used to evaluate beginning braille students of all ages. This is a four-part set of consumable worksheets, including 20 geometric form sheets, 26 line sheets, 20 angular figure sheets, and 20 braille code character sheets. Examples of tasks on the worksheets include finding the figure that is different in a

Talking Dictionary

The Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This speech-enabled 250,000 word English dictionary and thesaurus is designed to be used as a stand-alone program, and does not require separate voice output or screen reading software. All of the controls are keyboard shortcuts. Features include the ability to quickly scroll through various word definitions and synonyms, a tutorial, and built-in help. The

Talking Public Domain Disks

Sets of public domain software are available on disk with voice output, from the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System/South (FDLRS/ South). The programs were selected and adapted so that synthesized voice output would provide all the information that the screen provides, so that they could be used by visually impaired students. The disks contain primarily educational programs. There are currently 78 "volumes," each volume being a side of a disk (disks are filled on both sides). There

Talking Toolbox

Talking Toolbox is a voice output utility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Utilities include a word processor, a spell checker, an address book, a phone dialer, a calculator, and an alarm clock. All utilities have voice output through pre-recorded human speech, plus synthetic speech for reading back user entries. Also included is Phone Pad, an interactive program that teaches blind persons how to dial phone numbers with words or letters in them. The progr

Talking Typing Teacher

Talking Typing Teacher is a typing instruction program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Typing lessons, practice drills, and typing speed tests are displayed on screen while being read out loud. Every lesson or practice session is read with pre-recorded digitized human speech, making it unnecessary for users to understand synthetic speech. Digitized human speech is used for all menus, lessons, and help. Synthetic text-to-speech is used only to read the student's

Talking Word Processor

Talking Word Processor is a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities who have difficulty with reading and writing. Features include talking grammar check, text highlighting and extraction, graded word prediction, talking word prediction. talking spell check, key echo, and automatic document summarization. Reading features include word pause, sentence repeat, word repeat, and variable reading speed. The program comes with five reading voices.

TAP-it Interactive Learning Station

 TAPit (Touch Accessible Platform) is an interactive learning center designed to support learning and software interaction for people with special needs. It is intended to be used by individuals with visual, cognitive, mobility, physical, hearing, speech and a combination of disabilities. The interactive system is built with a technology that accommodates to specials needs. It has a control for involuntary movements; a platform with ongoing visual reinforcements to complement lessons; finger-tou

Tatrapoint Adaptive 1 & Tatrapoint Adaptive 2

Tatrapoint Adaptive is a manual braille writer designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. On this unit's adjustable keyboard, the distance between keys can be adjusted to fit the size of the user's fingers. This feature may be useful for children or others with shorter fingers. Tatrapoint Adaptive 1 can emboss up to 34 cells per line, while Tatrapoint Adaptive 2 can emboss up to 40 cells per line and 25 lines a page. The unit holds a maximum page size of 8.5 x 11 in

Tatrapoint Standard

Tatrapoint Standard is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This mechanical, six-key brailler uses normal braille paper on a roll. It has a robust design, and is quiet, safe, and easy to operate. Features include adjustable left and right margins, a bell that rings five cells before the end of the line, carriage release and backspace keys, and built-in Dymo tape clips for embossing dymo tape. Precise paper transport allows exact readjustment f

Teach Me English In Asl ‚ÄövÑv¨ Classroom

Teach Me English in ASL – Classroom is a language tutorial program presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This series of 40 DVDs provides 185 lessons to teach ASL speakers how to read and write in English. It is intended for use in a classroom. The course covers a variety of topics including the alphabet, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, nouns, noun determiners, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and

Teach Me English In Asl ‚ÄövÑv¨ Home Study

Teach Me English in ASL – Home Study is a language tutorial program presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This series of 16 DVDs provides 185 lessons to teach ASL speakers how to read and write in English. It is intended for individual use in the home. The course covers a variety of topics including the alphabet, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, nouns, noun determiners, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunct

Teach Me Idioms In Asl

Teach Me Idioms in ASL is a language training and vocabulary enhancement program presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This series of five DVDs teaches ASL speakers the meanings and examples of 500 of the most common idioms in English. It is intended for individual use in the home.

Tellatouch (Model 22-0501-1)

Tellatouch, model 22-0501-1, is a manual braille writer and refreshable braille display designed for use in communication with individuals who are deaf blind. This communication device for the deaf blind has a keyboard with four rows of keys, and a braille display. The top three rows of the keyboard have keys for the alphabet, and the fourth row has the keys of a standard braille keyboard. To receive messages, the deaf blind user places a hand over the braille display. A sighted individual can c

Text Cloner Pro

Text Cloner Pro is an optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program is designed to work with a voice output screen reader program (not included), and therefore does not include its own speech engines. The program handles multiple columns and page orientation automatically. Documents can be scanned in high speed mode, in which images and tables are ignored, or in detailed mode. Other features include single button functions, a

Text-To-Audio - Version 10.0

Text-to-Audio – Version 10.0 is an audio file creation program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program converts electronic text files into audio files with clear, natural-sounding voices using Cepstral's Natural Voices. It can turn e-books into audio books on a personal computer or CD. An hour's worth of audio can be produced in four minutes. The program can automatically break up an e-book into segments in separate audio files or tracks on an audio CD, and

Texthelp! Read & Write

TextHELP! Read & Write is a voice output word processor designed for use by individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This toolbar-style application package offers speech feedback as the typing progresses in a choice of letter by letter, word by word, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, or by highlighted text block. Word by word speaking of highlighted text helps the user associate the written word with its sound. This software will read any onscreen text, includin

Textured Grip Ball (Model H70858)

The Textured Grip Ball, model H70858, is a hand exercise ball with a surface made of small individual bumps and a center hole. There is an internal bell which rings when shaken. The end of the hole may be pushed through with a pencil to create a pencil holder for persons requiring a built-up writing instrument holder. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches in diameter.

Textured Paper Collection (Model 1-03275-00)

The Textured Paper Collection is tactile graphics paper designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains tactile colored sheets that can be cut out and applied to another surface for such purposes as making tactile items on worksheets, creating area patterns in tactile diagrams, adding texture to adapted storybooks, creating tactile artworks, or labeling household items or books. In addition to paper, vinyl, and Tactile Colours paper in various colors, the kit incl

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book

The Asperkid’s Secret Book of Social Rules is a tool designed for individuals with Aspergers syndrome, ages 10-17. It provides social guidelines and rules that address things that can seem baffling to those with this type of disorder.Such as making and keeping friends or how to blend in, as opposed to standing out. Contains 280 pages. Paperback.

The Bridge To Braille

The Bridge to Braille is a manual for teaching braille to children who are blind or have low vision. It is a step-by-step guide that shows parents and teachers how to help blind children progress from early literacy experiences all the way to full participation in the classroom. Topics include reading and math readiness, braille reading and writing techniques, the Nemeth braille math code, techniques for doing math in braille, literary and textbook format, correcting and editing braille, how to

The Computer Braille Code Made Easy, 3Rd Edition

The Computer Braille Code Made Easy, 3rd edition, is a manual for teaching the braille computer code for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It describes the computer code, one step at a time. Each new concept is clearly explained with ample examples to drive home the point. This third edition includes tips on how to read e-mail and web addresses. OPTIONS: Print or braille.

The Jumbo Grip

The Jumbo Grip is a large pencil grip designed to provide extended comfort and support up to the second knuckle. The grip accommodates both right- and left-handed individuals and encourages a natural pencil grasp. The grip was designed by doctors to relieve hand pain for all ages on pens and pencils.

The Writing Claw Pencil Grip

The Writing CLAW is designed to teach young children how to hold their pencils correctly. Its patent pending design features three sleeves that guide the pointer finger, middle finger, and thumb into the correct tripod grip. As a result, students can focus on good handwriting rather than the mechanics of holding the pencil. The CLAW is used in school settings and pediatric clinics and is often used to help children who have Autism, ADHD, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, or gene

Thermo-Pen I

Thermo-Pen I is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Thermo-Pen I is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on Flexi - Paper tactile graphics paper (see separate entry). Thermo-Pen I is a portable device that works with a battery pack. When the pen is plugged into the battery pack it is ready to produce images directly onto Flexi - Paper. A tactile image is formed on Flexi-Paper by

Thermo-Pen Ii

Thermo-Pen II is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Like Thermo-Pen I (see separate entry), Thermo-Pen II is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on tactile graphics paper. By holding the pen vertically above a sheet of Flexi-Paper (see separate entry) and passing it slowly across the paper (no pressure necessary), a tactile image is formed. Thermo-Pen II also creates tactile

They Shall Have Music

They Shall Have Music, by Dorothy Dykema (1986, 62 pages), is a manual for teaching music braille to students who are blind or have low vision. This is a reprint of one of the earliest manuals for teaching music braille. This print book is filled with helpful tips regarding the unique needs of blind piano students, and gives alternative methods for teaching blind musicians.

Thomas Braille Embosser

The Thomas Braille Embosser is a braille printer designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Thomas Braille Embosser prints single-sided Braille at a rate of 40 characters per second. Its features include Dynamic Braille Scaling, which allows users to switch with just one command from Library of Congress Braille to California sign Braille, Jumbo Braille, standard Braille with increased line spacing, or the smaller Braille often preferred in Japan. Sizes can be mixed within a s

Thomas Steady Arm

The Thomas Steady Arm is an arm support for feeding and a writing aid designed for use by children or adults with disabilities causing arm and hand tremors. This unit eliminates and/or significantly controls tremors by supporting graduated vertical, horizontal, and circular movements. The unit mounts to any table top (other than glass) or to a wheelchair. The user's arm is placed in a trough-style arm holder and secured with straps, and the unit's three tension adjusters are set to counter tremo

Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil

The Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Designed for right or left-handed users, this large, triangular pencil is ergonomically designed with tri-color markings for proper finger positioning. It has number two graphite lead. These pencils come in a pack that includes three pencils, a mini-poster, finger stickers, and a pencil sharpener.

Ticonderoga Tri-Write Standard Size Pencil

The Ticonderoga Tri-Write Standard Size Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. This ergonomic, triangle-shaped number 2 pencil has a graphite core formula so it writes smoothly. The triangular grip helps with proper finger placement. Other features include an eraser and a finish that contains Microban anti-microbial protection to inhibit the growth of odor- and stain- causing bacteria on the pencil.

Tiger Cub Desktop Embosser

The Tiger Cub Desktop Embosser is a braille printer and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and braille business cards, and it can emboss braille and graphics together on standard braille paper. Braille can be printed directly from mainstream Windows software like Microsoft Office, or from braille-making software like Dux

Tiger Cub Jr. Personal Embosser

The Tiger Cub Jr. Personal Embosser is a braille printer and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and braille business cards, and it can emboss braille and graphics together on standard braille paper. Braille can be printed directly from mainstream Windows software like Microsoft Office, or from braille-making software lik

Tiger Elite 150 Printer

The Tiger Elite 150 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 150 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Tiger Elite 200 Printer

The Tiger Elite 200 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 200 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Tiger Max

Tiger Max is a desktop braille and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and business cards. With this printer, braille and graphics can be embossed together on regular braille paper, rather than thermal paper, and braille can be created and embossed directly from mainstream Windows software like MS Office, as well as from

Tiger Premier 100 Braille Printer

The Tiger Premier 100 Braille Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 100 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from Microsoft Word or Excel and for tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw. OPTIONS: Floor stand for printer; Braille paper

Tiger Premier 80 Braille Printer

The Tiger Premier 80 Braille Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 80 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from Microsoft Word or Excel and for tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw. OPTIONS: Floor stand for printer; Braille paper.

Tiger Software Suite

The Tiger Software Suite (TSS) is a braille translation and tactile graphics program designed for use in the production of Braille and tactile graphics. Text or graphics are inserted within programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel and translated instantly by the software. Braille math translation is also available. Languages supported include English, German, Spanish, Polish, French, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Russian, Norwegian, and Italian The software is available on CD or for download. COMPAT

Tiresias Fonts

Tiresias Fonts are low vision fonts designed for use by individuals with low vision. These fonts are in Windows and Macintosh TrueType Format, and include Screenfont, PCfont, Infofont, Signfont, and LPfont (each font sold separately). Designs are based on a study of the key factors that affect legibility, including character shapes, relative thickness of the character shapes, inter-character spacing, and aspect ratios that affect the maximum size at which a font can be used. Screenfont is for u

Tobii Sono Scribe

The Tobii Sono Scribe is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with speech and communication disabilities. Specifically, it is designed for literate users as an add-on for the Tobii Communicator software. The system enhances typing speeds through word and phrase prediction using a library of over 1,300 of the most frequently used words and phrases in English, 18,000 topical/grammatical word predictions, and standard dictionaries of 5,000 to 50,000 words. Users can adapt the w

Tombow Zoom Pen

The Zoom Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or other hand disabilities. This pen has an extra-large barrel with a faceted graspping area. COLOR: Black or silver.

Tool Factory Word Processor

The Tool Factory Word Processor is a voice output word processor program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities. The program offers full multimedia support, permitting drag-and-drop entry of photographs, drawings, video, and audio that stay where they are placed. Text and graphics can be rotated simply by dragging. A large library of clip art is included. The built-in voice engine speaks text as it is typed and the built-in spell checker provides speech fe

Tool Factory Workshop

The Tool Factory Word Workshop is a voice output database, word processor program, and spreadsheet program, along with a drawing program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities.The program includes the Tool Factory Word Processor, the Tool Factory Spreadsheet, and the Tool Factory Painter (see separate entries), as well as the Tool Factory Database, Tool Factory Administrator, the Tool Factory Bank Manager, and an E-mailer. The suite uses a consistent inter

Tools For Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (Models 6-01501-00, L-01501-00, & 8-01501-00)

Tools for Selecting Appropriate Learning Media is a manual designed for use in the evaluation of the braille reading readiness of students who are blind or have low vision. It is designed to help parents, teachers, and administrators make decisions concerning students' use of braille, print, or both as their primary reading media or medium. It is a more detailed extension of Print and Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (see separate entry). It is available in braille (model 6

Touch And Tell (Model 6-44670-00)

Touch and Tell, model 6-44670-00, is a set of tactile books designed for use in preparing children who are blind or have low vision to learn braille. These braille reading readiness books consist of three volumes with tactile pages. Volumes I and II introduce the child to embossed hands and geometric forms, while Volume III introduces the child to braille dots. The three tactile volumes come with an instructional booklet in regular print.

Touchchat - Aac

TouchChat - AAC is a voice output direct selection and symbolic communicator program designed for use by individuals with communication, cognitive, learning, developmental or speech disabilities, or autism. This application, or app, enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. TouchChat - AAC gives an individual the ability to navigate through page sets and speak mess

Touchchat Aac With Wordpower

TouchChat AAC with WordPower is a voice output direct selection and symbolic communicator program designed for use by individuals with communication, cognitive, learning, developmental or speech disabilities, or autism. This application, or app, enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. TouchChat AAC with WordPower gives an individual the ability to navigate throug

Transcription Aid

Transcription Aid is a text editor program designed for use to edit documents dictated using Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional voice input program (see entry). After a document has been dictated and automatically transcribed by NaturallySpeaking, this text editor presents the text generated by NaturallySpeaking on screen while the recorded voice is played back, enabling the user to correct the small number of mistakes (approximately 2 to 3 percent) made by NaturallySpeaking. A foot pedal is

Transend Lt

TranSend LT is a dual braille / print printing system designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system can produce braille together with ink text on alternating lines on the same page. Ink text can be either large or small print. The system consists of a control unit, a dot matrix printer, and a braille printer. TranSend uses text files that can be created by most popular word processing programs. The system has a built-in speech synthesizer which speaks all prompts as they

Transition Tote System: Large Print Kit, Revised

 Transition Tote System: Large Print Kit, Revised is designed for individuals with low vision. Transition Tote materials teach middle school, secondary, and transition students with visual impairments essential skills for learning about themselves and the world of work. This includes seeking, obtaining, and keeping jobs. In addition to seven new lessons and the custom designed backpack, this kit includes updated descriptions of technology, revised resource and reference materials, and an updated

Tri-Glo Grips

Tri-Glo Grips are a set of 100 pen or pencil holders designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These grips help position the user's hand for writng. Cutouts in the grips permit finger contact with the writing implement. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.

Triangle

Triangle is a scientific math program with voice and tactile output designed for use by students and professionals in math, science, and engineering who are blind or have low vision. It is intended to provide a workspace for reading, writing, and manipulating mathematics. It uses GS (Gardner-Salinas) braille notation, a linear notation for scientific expressions with syntax modeled on the page markup language LaTeX, which is widely used by professional scientists and mathematicians. GS symbols t

Triangle Crayon

The Triangle Crayons are crayons designed for use by young children with fine motor or gross motor disabilities. The crayons are helpful in strengthening the fingers, hands and wrists of children who demonstrate weaknesses in these areas. Use of these type crayons encourage proper writing grasp by reinforcing a tripod grip with the first writing tools a child uses. Each set contains six vibrant colors.

Trident Brailler

The Trident is a light-weight, double-sided embosser designed for blind or low vision individuals. Produces characters at speeds up to 100 characters per second and is compatible with all major Braille translation programs. Produces double-sided Braille up to 45 characters per line. Embosses high-quality, double-sided Braille on continuous form, tractor feed Braille paper up to 12 inches wide. Embosses Braille graphics in 12.5 and 17 DPI. Features rear-feed paper path so paper is safely stacked

Trigo Grips

The TriGo Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Molded for use by right- or left-handed users, these grips have a unique design which aids in proper finger positioning while allowing the fingers to touch the pencil or pen.

Trisoft Contoured Triangle Grips

The TriSoft Contoured Triangle Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. The textured surface provides tactile cues to the fingertips.

Try-Rex Pencils

Try-Rex Pencils are easy grasp pencils designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. These rounded, slightly triangular pencils assist in proper finger positioning. These pencils are available in jumbo which are large pencils with primary leads and erasers, intermediate which are standard-sized pencils with primary leads and no erasers, and regular which are standard pencils with standard leads and erasers.

Type & Write

The Type & Write is a notebook/laptop computer support designed for use by individuals with neck or back pain. This laptop support also serves as a writing stand. Made of hand-finished lightweight cottonwood and equipped with non-scratch rubber feet, this stand folds flat when not in use.

Typeinbraille

TypeInBraille is a braille input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a person to type words into an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in braille rather than using the standard touchscreen keyboard. TypeInBraille allows the user to indicate a braille character through specific finger taps that designate which of the two dots in each of the character’s three rows are raised (e.g. left, right, both or none). The program also al

Typoscope

CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To aid a person who is blind or has low vision in writing checks. Unwanted x-ray film or plastic from an old notebook or portfolio cover is cut with a craft knife on a cutting board. To make a check writing guide, cover a check with tracing paper and draw rectangles around the sections the person will need to write in. If the person can make a signature but cannot print legibly, trace the signature area only. Tape the tracing paper over a sheet of plastic cut to the siz

Typoscope Reading And Writing Guide

The Typoscope is a black plastic reading and writing guide for individuals who have low vision or other visual disabilities. It functions as a masking device that blocks the glare from the page. It can also be used as a reading training guide. DIMENSIONS: Measures 5 by 3.5 inches with an opening 4 by 0.5 inches.

Ultimate Talking Dictionary

The Ultimate Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This dictionary contains over 250,000 words, including slang, jargon, and historic figures such as George Washington. It also has an integrated thesaurus for referencing synonyms and antonyms of all words. Words are interlinked so that the user can also find a word by starting from part of the definition or from related words. The user can look u

Ultimate Writing And Creativity Center

The Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center is a word processor program designed to offer features that guide users through the five stages of writing for individuls who are developmenatally delayed. The full featured word processor enables children to create high quality reports, storybooks, newsletters, journals, and signs. Other features include Picture Place, where children are offered drawing and painting tools to illustrate their stories; Presentation Program, sllows children to play their

Unimanual Perkins Brailler (Model 22-0101-0)

The Unimanual Perkins Brailler, model 22-0101-0, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who can use only one hand. This sturdy, portable machine has the features of the Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry) along with the ability to produce braille with only one hand. The keys for dots 1, 2, and 3 remain in a locked position until dots 4, 5, and 6 are added or the spacebar is depressed. This braille writer can emboss 25 lines with

Vip

VIP is an optical character recognition (OCR) program and low vision reading system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program scans printed documents, books, and magazines and reads them aloud. Text also appears on-screen in the user's choice of font, letter size, letter spacing, colors, format, and presentation. Once configured, the program is controlled with four large buttons on a trackball mouse. Presentation options include text filling the full screen (W

Voice Dream Reading Application

Voice Dream is an accessible communication and reading application designed for those with hearing impairments and/or communication disabilities. With text-to-speech features and a configurable screen layout, the app can be tailored to suit mulitiple reading styles from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both.

Voicenote Bt

VoiceNote BT is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a nine-key braille keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. The notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with POP3 access; a scientifi

Voicenote Qt

VoiceNote QT is an electronic notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) computer keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. This notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with PO

Voiceye Maker For Adobe Indesign

VOICEYE Maker for Adobe InDesign is a voice output bar code creation program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This plug-in for Adobe InDesign (not included) can create a graphic code that is added to the upper right corner of a Word document. This code can be read by the VOICEYE app for iPhone or Android (see separate entry), and it will read the text of the document aloud using Apple Voiceover (see separate

Voiceye Maker For Ms-Word

VOICEYE Maker for MS-Word is a voice output bar code creation program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This plug-in for Microsoft Word (not included) can create a graphic code that is added to the upper right corner of a Word document. This code can be read by the VOICEYE app for iPhone or Android (see separate entry), and it will read the text of the document aloud using Apple Voiceover (see separate entry)

Vs Wordprediction

VS Wordprediction is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The program helps users with writing disabilities to write grammatically correct sentences and/or increase their writing speed on the computer. The program uses frequency word lists to predict which word is about to be written. As the user writes, the dictionaries are trained to know which words that individual uses more often. The user can create additional word lists by importing text, an

Web Lv

Web LV is a voice output Internet access device and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device allows the user to access the Internet and do personal computer functions such as e-mail and word processing without a personal computer. Commands are entered through a keyboard and Pick `n Click (PnC) menus. Using a phone line or network connection, the device provides e-mail and Internet access through speech synthesis and screen enlargement. It can b

Weighted Pen (Models 79200 & 79201)

The Weighted Pen is designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disase, and other fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This pen has a large barrel with five weights in it. By adding or removing weights, the weight of the pen can be adjusted from 2.1 to 3.7 ounces to meet individual needs in order to write without pressure. The pen uses standard ballpoint refills. COLOR: Model 79200 has a blue barrel and blue ink. Model 79201 has a black bar

Weighted Writing Utensil Holder

This weighted holder sets out to solve several writing problems. For starters, it makes various writing utensils easier to grip. It’s also weighted. The additional weight aids in stabilizing the hand for those with hand trembling. The weight also helps users with weaker hands by reducing the amount of pressure they need to apply when bearing down with the writing utensil. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 inches length; 5/8 inch diameter. WEIGHT: 3.75 ounces. COLOR: Grey. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manu

White Fanfold Tractor-Feed Transcribing Paper, 19-Hole Punch

White Fanfold Tractor-feed Transcribing Paper, 19-hole Punch, is designed for use with computer-driven Braille embossing devices. The paper has a smooth surface, and the tractor-feed holes may be torn off. Two paper weights are available: 80-pound (no. 1-04141-00, $41.35) and 100-pound (no. 1-04140-00, $37.50). Each comes in reams of 1000 sheets. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 x 11 inches.

Wico Writing Pen

The WICO Writing Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The ink cartridge with ballpoint is mounted on a ring that fits on any finger, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. Ink refills are available. COLOR: Clear, yellow, green, pink, pewter, or blue.

Wide-Line And Narrow-Line Spacing Paper

The Wide-line and Narrow-line Spacing Paper is designed for use with children with fine motor or eye hand coordination disabilities. Printed in a three-line, four-space format, this paper provides a guide for writing letters that extend below the baseline. Internal broken lines serve as a reference for writing half-space letters. Shading between the writing strips further demarcates the writing area. Lightly shaded vertical lines teach line orientation and cue correct letter and word spacing. DI

Wide-Line And Narrow-Line Writing Paper

The Wide-line and Narrow-line Writing Paper is designed for use with children with fine motor or eye hand coordination disabilities. Printed in a three-line, four-space format, this paper provides a guide for writing letters that extend below the baseline. Internal broken lines serve as a reference for writing half-space letters. Shading between the writing strips further demarcates the writing area. DIMENSIONS: The lines on the wide-lined paper are 1.5 inches wide and the lines on the narrow-li

Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix are an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by children with neurological and physical disabilities. Wikki Stix can also function as tactile, raised-line markers for individuals who are blind or have low vision. These non-toxic wax-coated strands can be bent and manipulated to form designs, figures, etc. Wikki Stix are available in a primary color set (48 strands), a rainbow set (24 strands), and a neon color set (48 strands); each set is sold separately. Also available are

Wooden Braille Eraser (Model 1-00270-00)

The Wooden Braille Eraser, model 1-00270-00, is a braille eraser for individuals who are visually impaired. It is made of maple with a natural finish. It has a round tip on one end; and on the other, a handle with a flattened side to prevent the eraser from rolling away. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long.

Wordcomplete For Windows (Models Sw-19 & Sw-19R)

WordComplete for Windows is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or upper extremity disabilities. This program attempts to complete the word the user is working on, but does not attempt to read ahead. The most likely word completion candidate is suggested in-line with the user's typing. The list pops up very close to the text insertion point. Colors are used to help the process. The word completion candidates can be auto-read to eliminate or decrea

Wordpsychic (Model Wps-100)

WordPsychic, model WPS-100, is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This software reduces the amount of typing required to enter text into any Windows-based program. It does this by predicting the word the user is typing as the user types. As each new letter is entered, a new list of predicted words is displayed. Clicking on a word in the prediction list or typing its number in the upper right corner causes the

Wordq Writing Aid Software

WordQ is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This software works in conjunction with standard Windows and Macintosh word processors and other applications, using state-of-the-art word prediction to provide suggested word options. Text-to-speech capability provides cues. The software continuously provides word lists as the user types and combines visual and speech feedback to aid the user in appropriate word selection and in sel

Wrist Hold-Down (Model 5395)

The Wrist Hold-Down, model 5395, is designed to stabilize the user's wrist and hand to prevent excessive movement while writing. The system includes a metal plate with a painted surface, and three plastic cups that are attached to the user's wrist on a wristband with Velcro closures. The user selects the cup that provides the amount of friction desired when writing. Magnetic power is 35 pounds. DIMENSIONS: Metal plate is 12 x 18 inches.

Write Now

Write Now is a voice output word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning or visual disabilities. The program is compatible with word processors such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, and online applications like Google Docs. Write Now predicts the word being typed and the next word based on word frequency and context, then displays a list of most probable words from which the user can select. It also identifies commonly confused words (such as homonyms) in the English l

Write This Way

Write This Way is a voice output word processor program designed to provide word processing for students with learning, hearing, or physical disabilities. The versatile word processing program is designed to recognize the specific language problems experienced most often by learning and hearing disabled students. Students will be able to concentrate on the development of the writing skills they need for success in school. A built in dictionary and grammar checker highlight spelling and grammatic

Write:outloud

Write: Outloud is a voice output word processor program designed to speak letters, words, sentences and paragraphs in order to enhance user writing quality for children with low vision or severe physical or cognitive disabilities. This program reads each word as it is typed for consistent auditory feedback, and it can also reads any electronic text, enabling students tp research and present reports. Included imported graphics can also be used to prompt and support writing with the "get picture

Write:outloud To Go

Write:Outloud To Go is a voice output word processor designed for use by individuals with learning disaibilities. This system combines Write:Outloud (see separate entry) software from Don Johston, the Dana portable word processor from Renaissance Learning (see entry), and a VoiceCard. Students can use it to take notes in class, collect research in the library, or write essays with speech feedback. Auditory support helps the student self-evaluate voice, word choice, and sentence fluency. Informat

Writeonline

WriteOnline is a voice output word processor program, word prediction program and on-screen keyboard program designed for individuals at all ability levels, including people with learning disabilities, dyslexia, low vision, or cognitive disabilities. It has a wide range of accessibility options for users who cannot use a mouse or keyboard, including individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The user can install the program from CD or access the program over the Interne

WriteWell

WriteWell is an online software designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities for the purpose of giving them a better way to write, through offering templates and prompts.

Writing Aids.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Increase grasp on writing implement. Five drawings of adaptations for pens and pencils including a foam curler slipped over the writing implement and secured with tape; a pen or pencil pushed through a practice golf ball to create a larger grasping surface; corrugated rubber tubing slipped over implement to increase friction; a rectangular block with angled opening for pen or pencil; and a suggestion for using a regular large diameter pen (1-2 inches).

Writing Bird

The Writing Bird is a pen or pencil holder designed for persons with limited hand coordination or dexterity, arthritis, neurological disabilities, and weak thumb to fingertip pinch. This writing aid requires using an arm to shoulder motion rather than wrist movement with the fingers in any position, and is used by sliding the unit over the paper. The device comes with a retractable pen held in place at the top of the unit. The device may benefit individuals who need to learn to write with the no

Writing C.l.a.w.

The writing C.L.A.W. is a writing tool designed to teach individuals how to write properly, encourages proper muscle placement and aids those with dexterity issues. Provides comfort and fits left or right hand. To use, simply slide a writing instrument into center circle. Place thumb into largest opening, followed by forefinger and middle finger. The writing instrument rests in the proper tripod position. Fits pens, pencils, crayons and markers. Recommended by occupational therapists and teacher

Writing Grip

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To make a pencil easier to grasp for a person with grasping disabilities. With scissors, cut strips from a section of rubber pipe insulation. Glue the strips to a pencil. MATERIALS: pencil; rubber pipe insulation; glue. TOOLS: Scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Quest/q111diy.cfm. REF: Vol. 11, No. 1, January/February 2004.

Writing Grips (Nc21021)

Writing Grips, model NC21021, are pen and pencil holders and triangular finger grips designed to facilitate writing for people who have difficulty grasping writing utensils. The soft plastic grips slide over the barrel of any standard pen or pencil and the bulb design provides a built-up grasping area and encourages proper finger positioning.

Writing Guide

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with fine motor or vision disabilities to stay within lines on a tablet or write in straight lines. To make the guide, place a sheet of card stock on flat surface. Use a color that will create contrast between the writing surface and the guide. Using a ruler, measure one-half inch from left side of card stock at top and bottom and mark with a dot. Do the same on the right side. Place ruler along both dots and draw a connecting line from

Writing Rascal

Writing rascal is a new character-face writing tool that facilitates a proper grasp with molded finger indentations that naturally promote a functional tripod grasp, with three different grasping positions. Made of soft, rubbery material. Intended for use by children ages 5 and up who are learning hand-writing. Comes in right and left hand options.

Writing Template For The Blind.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Template designed to enable a blind employment interviewer to fill out standard forms. Describes need for and development of a copper-laminate template using standard methods for producing printed circuit boards, involving development of positive and reverse films and photochemical etching. Described as being more expensive than hand cutting plastic or cardboard forms, but easier to duplicate for mass production. COMMENTS: For information contact the a

Writing With Symbols - Spanish

Writing with Symbols - Spanish is a picture-based voice output word processing program designed for use by children with cognitive or learning disabilities. This Spanish-language program is a version of Writing with Symbols 2000 (see entry). It enables individuals who do not recognize text to write with pictures. Picture symbols appear with each word as it is typed. The program also allows teachers and parents to make picture-based instructional materials, and includes a pictorial spell checker.

Writing With Symbols 2000

Writing with Symbols 2000 is a picture-based voice output word processing program designed for use by children with cognitive or learning disabilities. This program enables individuals who do not recognize text to write with pictures. Picture symbols appear with each word as it is typed. The program also allows teachers and parents to make picture-based instructional materials, and includes a pictorial spell checker. The program includes over 3,800 Picture Communication Symbols, each in black an

Xtrakey

XtraKey is a program that allows "macros" to be defined for keys on the computer keyboard. A macro is a string of characters which can be activated by typing one character. The user can assign up to seven different macros to each key, and by selecting the macro set and then depressing a key, the user selects that string of characters for that key. The length of each character string is limited only by the amount of memory the user wishes to consume. Defined macros can also be set up so as to act

Yikes!

Yikes! are easy grasp pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity fine motor disabilities. These colorful number 2 pencils are triangular in shape to encourage proper hand positioning.

Yoropen

Yoropen is an ergonomic pen, pencil or crayon designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, repetitive stain injury, or grasping disabilities. This writing instrument has an adjustable grasp to reduce writing strain and cramp. COLORS: Blue or pink pen with blue ink, black pen with black ink, blue pencil, or multi-colored crayon.

Zaner Bloser Utensils

Zaner Bloser Utensils are easy grasp pens and pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This pen and pencil (sold separately) have built-up barrel shafts with ridges surfaces for an easier, less fatiguing grasp. The pencil is slightly weighted. OPTIONS: A set of 36 pencil refils and a pen refill are available. COLOR: The ink is blue.

 
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