Visual impairment


Image of KNFB Reader IOS interface

The "KNFB Reader" can recognize and read printed materials in a variety of languages. The app has been launched in 2014 as an iOS app, but is now also available for Android for Android on Google Play Store. This highly praised app, tailored to the specific needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, makes access to print materials much faster and more efficient than ever.


K–NFB Reading Technology logo

K–NFB Reading Technology, Inc. is a joint venture between Kurzweil Technologies, headed by CEO Ray Kurzweil, a thirty-year innovator and pioneer in assistive technologies and the inventor of the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind; and the National Federation of the Blind, the largest, most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States.


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Freedom eye is devoting to offer high-quality low vision assistive products and technology for vision impaired people. People who were born in Baby boom is entering into their old age. More and more people found that their eyes has Macular Degeneration. They are unable to read easily. Freedom Eye hopes to offer really cost-effective and practical assistive products to help people reading freely.

People with Cataracts, Retinitis Pigmentos, Glaucoma, and Diabetic Retinopathy can also benefit a lot from our products.


eSight eyewear image

"eSight" is the first intelligent eyewear that enables people with low vision or legal blindness, to actually see.


eSight logo

eSight is a world class technology company focused on solutions for the legally blind, including eSight eyewear, intelligent eyewear that helps people with low vision lead more independent lives at home and at work.

eSight was founded by Conrad Lewis, a Canadian technology entrepreneur. Personally touched by the profound impact of Stargardt’s Disease on two of his sisters, Mr. Lewis assembled the best possible team of engineers and vision specialists to apply the latest technology to low vision and create eSight eyewear.


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Global Accessibility News - OwnFone, a London-based firm, claims to have put the world’s first Braille phone, that is invented by using customized 3D printing techniques, which costs just £60, for sale in UK.
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Nippon Telesoft logo

Nippon Telesoft Co., Ltd. are developing and selling the line of products employing the latest technologies, besides developing computer software In particular, The Braille Printers that support Visually Challenged People have many unique characteristics and we are proud of their best quality functions in the world. Our Braille Printers operate extremely quietly when printing and also have the remarkable function that print Braille and Ink characters simultaneously. Taking full advantage of this function, they are widely used in the schools and public organizations.


ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard image

The "ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard" is designed for Easy access to ZoomText features with large and bold typeface on the keycaps.


Ai Squared logo

Ai Squared has been a leader in the assistive technology field for over 20 years. Our flagship product, ZoomText, is the world’s best magnification and reading software for the vision impaired. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality software products and superior technical support.

Located in the heart of Vermont’s green mountains, in the picturesque village of Manchester Center, we’ve grown from a one-man operation into a team dedicated to providing accessibility solutions for all low vision computer users.


The purpose of this Recommendation is to specify the form, size and position of a tactile identifier for Machine Readable Cards (MRC, machine readable cards) used in telecommunication applications, i.e. prepaid telephone cards.
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