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  • 4 Line X 18 Cell Metal Slate (2020418)

    This metal slate has 4 lines by 18 cells. Designed for the Blind. 90-day warranty.

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  • Aluminum Check Writing Guide (80405)

    For use with a standard sized check. Provides (3) 1/4 inch wide openings for date, payee, and written dollar mount and (1) 1/2 inch wide opening in bottom right corner for signature. Measures 2 3/4 inches x 6 inches. 90-day warranty.

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  • Aluminum Clipboard Letter Writer (80440)

    Durable 9-inch X 14-inch clipboard features handy clip. 13-opening aluminum writing guide included. Heavy duty. 90-day warranty.

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  • Aluminum Letter Writing Guide (80415)

    For use with 8.5-inch x 11-inch unlined paper. Provides (13) 1/2 inch wide openings for easy writing. 90-day warranty.

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  • Aluminum Playing Card Slate (21016)

    This handy little card brailler will let you mark standard playing cards with Braille characters. Made from sturdy, long-lasting aluminum, just slide the card into the slate and with your stylus, press in the letters you need. Each slate has four lines: two at the top and two at the bottom. Each line has seven characters. The palm-sized slate also has built-in finger grips for easier handling. Stylus not included. 90-day warranty.

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  • Braille Slate (2020880)

    This pocket-sized Braille slate has 9 lines and 21 cells. Designed for the Blind.

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  • Braille Slate with Clipboard (2002013)

    This is a 37-cell 4-line aluminum Braille slate with raised knob to fit holes. Durable wooden clipboard. 7 holes on each side to use with Braille slate. Create neat and clearly written sentences. Slate measures 11 1/8 inches x 13/4 inches. 90-day warranty.

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  • E-Z Write 'n Draw Clipboard Set (209723)

    Handy trace and touch writing set offers blind and low vision users a fun, convenient alternative to Brailling. Simply place sheet of tracing material, either aluminum foil or polyester film, over rubber-faced clipboard, and write/draw with stylus. Raised, tactile impression is readable on reverse of sheet. Perfect for on-the-spot notes, reminders, instructions, etc. Great teaching tool for children; allows you to create educational games and designs. 90-day warranty.

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  • E-Z Write 'n Draw Clipboard with Rubber Face (209734)

    E-Z Write 'N Draw clipboard with rubber face for use with aluminum foil sheets. Purchase foil sheets separately under number 209752. (See under "Related Products".)

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  • Envelope Writing Guide (207341)

    This 7 3/4-inch x 4 1/4-inch envelope writing guide is designed for people who are blind or partially sighted. 90-day warranty.

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  • Foxy Reader Talking Label Reader / Organizer / MP3 Player - English (301520)

    The Foxy Reader is an all-in-one product for the blind and visually impaired that is capable of recording lists or messages, playing MP3/audio music/files and labeling items. Product includes tactile self-adhesive and water-resistant labels (240) and tags (5), a deck of tactile playing cards, earphones, batteries, battery charger, a USB to mini-USB cable, a lanyard and user guide. The water-resistant tactile labels are perfect for clothing. The Foxy Reader will store recorded names and speak them when they required in a clear, pleasant voice.

    The tactile playing cards can be read by the Foxy Reader in a discreet manner, and you can play back endless lists for shopping or work purposes. The device also comes with storage space of up to 4GB for MP3 music and audio files that can be downloaded with the USB cable from your computer. An option to increase the 1 SD memory card to 32GB is available.

    Size of product: 5 inches x 1.25 inches or 12.7 cm x 3.1 cm

    Weight of product: 1.5 oz or 42 g


    • Reads labels, records messages, plays MP3 music and audio files; includes tactile labels and playing cards for the blind or visually impaired
    • All inclusive package with batteries, charger, self-adhesive water-resistant labels and tags, earphones, lanyard, microphone, loudspeaker, user manual (print and CD) etc.
    • Uses 2 AAA batteries (Included)
    • SD memory card capable of storing 4GB of data; further option to increase storage space to 32GB
    • USB cable included for downloading files from computer
    • Easy-to-use, lightweight and clear talking function
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  • Keitzer Check Writing Guide (26871)

    Multi-purpose portable check guide. Black, sturdy molded plastic, fits standard check size 2 3/4 inches x 6 inches. Doubles as a signature guide. 90-day warranty.

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  • Low Vision Note Writing Frame with Washable Pen (202000)

    This hinged frame was designed to help the blind and those with vision challenges write more easily on note-sized paper. The paper is held securely in place to prevent shifting while writing. Elastic cords running across the frame serve as guides that provide enough movement to allow the writer to form upward and downward strokes. A tactile ridge makes it easy to properly position paper in the frame.

    The writing frame comes complete with a special washable handwriting pen which can be placed in the clip built into the top of the frame when not being used. Non-slip pads on the back of the frame help prevent slippage and increase control when writing. The frame is made of thick, durable plastic that hinges open for insertion of note paper, then locks securely closed with a clip mounted on its side. Accommodates European A5 (5.8" x 8.3") or standard US (5.5 x 8.5") size notepaper. Frame measures 10.625 x 7.375. Product Weight: 7.2 oz. (including pen).

    • Frame clips closed to hold paper in place
    • Elastic cords move to allow up/down strokes
    • 15 elastic cords per page
    • Includes washable pen
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  • Maxi Combo 4-ZoomText 10 USB Mag-Reader-Camera with Tabletop Option (800130)

    Are you a frequent PC user who's blind or visually impaired? The Maxi Combo 4-ZoomText offers up to 36x magnification and also doubles as a screen reader, providing full accessibility when it comes to reading documents, web pages, and more!

    If you prefer to listen rather than read, then you’ll be happy to know that the ZoomText can read text straight from your PC screen and run it out through your computer speakers. This makes it great for those who spend long periods of time at a PC and need to give their eyes a break.

    The ZoomText Recorder and Background Reader are both included in Version 10, along with all the other features of the ZoomText Magnifier. The Recorder lets you convert text to audio recordings that you can listen to later on your PC or other device such as MP3 player or mobile phone. The Background Reader enables you to listen to text, whether it be from a document, email, or something else, while working on other tasks.

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    • NeoSpeech – human-sounding speech synthesizer (English Only)
    • Complete screen reading: controls, menus, messages, etc.
    • 36x magnification
    • Load ZoomText software via USB (supports Windows 7 , Vista, XP)
    • Automatic document reader
    • Full internet accessibility
    • Read from pointer (reads keys typed from keyboard or text pointed at on screen)
    • Supports popular applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe Reader X, Firefox, iTunes and Java.

    This combo comes with the Logitech C615 HD Webcam and tabletop stand along with a 24-inch neck and ball pivot so you can easily position your camera. The stand will sit nicely on any desk, table, or general flat surface.

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  • Metal Braille Slate - 6 Lines x 19 Cells with Stylus (2020619)

    Metal Braille slate with 6 lines x 19 cells. Insert paper and use the included stylus to write notes. Slate measures: 6-9/16 inches x 2-9/16 inches. Stylus measures 2-3/8 inches long. 90-day warranty.

    • Portable - fits in purse or briefcase
    • Metal slate is strong and durable for many years of use
    • 19 cells and 6 lines to write on
    • Includes free stylus
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  • Metal Writing Guide Kit (204059)

    Complete set of formatted writing guides meets the needs of low-vision users for very practical purposes. Durable stencil-like guides aid the low-vision user in five practical writing formats: letters, personal checks, envelopes, typoscope, and signatures. Comes with a 20/20 pen and 20 sheets of bold-lined writing paper. Templates are made of long-lasting black metal. 90-day warranty.

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  • PenFriend Voice Labeling System (300076)

    Easily record, and re-record, information using this versatile, pocket-sized, easy-to-use product and the self-adhesive labels. You can instantly play back the recordings anywhere simply using the PenFriend - no computer required.

    Use to label food items, including freezer items, film and music collections, household objects or even to organize letters and other paperwork as well as record shopping lists or leave audio messages. It can also be used as a portable note-taker. Record your message and keep track of it by placing the allocated label in a small notebook or in your diary. Use in school to label classroom equipment and resources and pupils can organize their coursework.

    To use it, simply allocate one of the coded self-adhesive labels and record and store your message on the PenFriend. To play back, hold the PenFriend over the label - it announces recordings specific to each label. There is no limit to the length of each message. The pen has up to 70 hours of recording time available. You can also download MP3 files (books and music) from your computer. Auto power-off after 3 minutes. One-year manufacturer's limited warranty.

    Your PenFriend comes with 127 labels in a mix of sizes and shapes, USB cable, neck lanyard and two AAA batteries.


    Only one set of each label pack can be used due to the unique codes embedded in the labels. If you use up the 127 labels that are included with your PenFriend, you will need to order additional labels in order, as follows: Pack A, followed by Pack B, then Packs C, D, E, F, G, and H.
    NOW AVAILABLE: Audio Laundry Labels (see under "Related Products"). Use them in order, as follows: Pack 1, Pack 2, and Pack 3.

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    Key Features:

    • Record your voice onto self-adhesive labels
    • Mark household items with unique voice labels
    • Self-contained system: no computer required
    • Lets you download MP3 files from your computer
    • Includes 127 labels, USB cable, lanyard and 2 AAA batteries
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  • Plastic Braille Slate - 4 Lines x 28 Cells with Stylus (2026818)

    Economical plastic braille slate with 4 lines x 28 cells. Insert paper and use the included stylus to write notes. Slate measures: 8-3/8 inches x 1-3/4 inches. Stylus measures: 2-1/2 inches long.

    • Portable - fits in purse or briefcase
    • Economical plastic slate is strong and durable
    • 28 cells and 4 lines to write on
    • Includes free stylus
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  • Plastic Cassette and CD Slate (2020620)

    The plastic cassette slate has a 2 3/4-inch center cut out - guiding the user in writing a personal note or song note on cassette/CD. Measures 4 inches x 1 3/4 inches and weighs 1/2 oz. Area has 2 lines of 14 cells. Includes stylus.

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  • Plustek Book Reader BAT Version 2.0 (803107)

    When was the last time you visited the libary and checked out a book on your favorite subject? Or went to the bookstore to buy a book written by the latest hot selling author? Can't find the books you want in Large Print or Braille? With the Book Reader you can enjoy reading like never before!

    This innovative scanner allows you to scan books and then choose your method of enjoying them - either by viewing them on a computer screen or saving them as an audio MP3 file and listening to them on an MP3 audio playback device. Note: enter "MP3" in our website search box, above right, to view our available players.

    Reads American English, British English, Spanish and Mexican Spanish. Optical Character Recognition and Auto Document Orientation features together ensure that book won't get damaged and that text near spine will be seen and read correctly. Warranty: 1 year Limited.

    Simple set-up. To set up the Book Reader, simply plug in the power supply and supplied USB cable connecting it to your computer. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer CD-ROM drive and the software will automatically load. A voice command will alert you when the software is loaded. Instruction Manual supplied in printed form as well as on CD-ROM.

    Unique Features:

    Natural Voice… Provides exceptional natural-sounding (NOT robotic) voice to make your book reading experience more enjoyable.

    Magnifying Tool… The user-friendly magnifying tool can be used independently from the Book Reader and it gives you the flexibility to enlarge any box on the screen at any time. Also, the Book Reader is integrated with a “See & Speak” function that will pronounce any word pointed at by the mouse cursor.

    PDF Available… Only a one-step process to create or save a file in PDF format, you can even read PDF documents from the internet.

    Audio Filing… Scanned documents can be saved in MP3 or WAV format. With the assistance of portable audio devices, you can enjoy book reading anytime and anywhere.

    Color Contrast… The color contrast function increases the visual effectiveness and helps those with color blindness by using certain color combinations. This allows an easier and more pleasant reading experience.

    Zoom Text… This function provides the option for readers to enlarge texts in the documents. Hot keys… With a few hot keys, functions such as voice volume, forward/backward, reading speed, color contrast, word spelling are just one click away.

    Repeating Function … By clicking the button, users can repeat any word, sentence and paragraph at any given time. Word Spelling… The word spelling function can enhance learning effectiveness and pronunciation accuracy.

    Text Editable… An useful and practical tool to rewrite or modify the scanned documents.

    File Format… Scanned result will automatically be saved as text, rtf and pdf format on the hard drive for future reference. MP3 and WAV format options are also available.

    Unique Hardware Design:

    Plustek's patent pending SEE™ (Shadow Elimination Element) Technology includes a specially designed edge and lamp. This technology allows "zero edge" scanning (or book edge scanning design) which means the scanning module can scan right up to the edge of the scanner where the book spine is placed. The book can therefore be scanned with the pages completely flat on the glass to avoid the book spine shadow and distorted lines of text which occur when the books are scanned on a traditional flatbed scanner. Plustek has already received a patent on its specially designed lamp with curved ends. With this patented function, you won’t have to worry about keeping the integrity of any text or image again.

    System Requirements:

    • IBM Compatible PC, with Pentium II or faster CPU
    • CD-ROM Driver
    • One available USB Port
    • 128 MB RAM (256MB recommended)
    • 500 MB free HDD
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