Links: Assistive Technologies
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- ABLEDATA Website
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
A massive resource that provides information on Assistive Technologies and Disability Issues.
- Ai Squared
P.O. Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Ai Squared sells screen reading and screen magnification software.
- BiOptic Driving Network
The BiOptic Driving Network provides a wealth of information on BiOptic Driving. Not only will you find explanations on how BiOptic driving devices work, but you'll also find information about driver education training for the visually impaired. This site also addresses some of the issues / controversies relating to low vision and driving. You can also access a discussion board on BiOptic Driving via this site. This site does not sell BiOpitc lenses, however they do provide a list of BiOptic Vendors.
- Chicago Lighthouse's Adaptive Technology National HelpDesk
An innovative program that assists visually impaired computer users, from around the world, with their computer problems - from installing software to fixing glitches! "Anyone who is blind or visually impaired, or who works with this population wishing to receive assistance from the Help Desk can call
888-TCL(825)-0080, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time. Or, they
may send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or reach the help desk via AOL Instant Messenger using I.D. tclhelp."
Customized Computer Software
Midwest, Wyoming 82643
Phone: (307) 437-6629
Code-it.com offers a variety of freeware and shareware software programs that are useful to individuals with visual impairments. These programs included talking browsers, text enlargement software, and text readers. Code-it.com also offers a variety of other programs ranging from computer security to Indian software programs.
- Empowerment Zone
From the website: "...offers information, ideas, and software related to my interests and the theme of empowerment -- helping individuals and communities achieve self actualization and full citizenship." It also includes a variety of computer programs that help to make computers more accessible for visually impaired users.
This is an online reference room that enables visually impaired and print disabled individuals to email any questions they have to a reference librarian, who will answer their questions, usually within 48 hours. Patrons can also 'chat' live with a reference librarian. This service is being offered by a group of talking book libraries.
Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL)
Sponsored by the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped, OPAL offers individuals the opportunity to participate in online meetings and library programs that run the gamut from Book Discussions and Online Interviews to Writing Workshops and Online Tutorials. These programs are held in chat rooms that are accessible to the visually impaired.
- Perfect Solutions Software, Inc
15950 Schweizer Court
West Palm Beach, FL 33414-7128
Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-726-7086
Fax: (561) 790-0108
Perfect Solutions sells, among other items, a portable computer / keyboard with a text-to-speech option.
- RJ Cooper & Associates
27601 Forbes Rd. Suite 39
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Phone: 1-800-RJCooper (800-752-6673)
Email for General Info: email@example.com
Software and Hardware for Persons with Special Needs.
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