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Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program

Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program is a compilation of materials designed to help you instill a love of books and reading in your child through a set of fun toys and stories. The kit comes complete with three print/braille picture books, three audio cassettes, three activity guides and a story box. Although this program has […]


Color Teller

The Color Teller can help people with low vision or blindness identify colors. In addition to identifying colors, this device will announce tints and shades, such as light blue, pink, and dark brown. The Color Teller can also tell users whether lights are on or not. The Color Teller has three language options, which are English, […]

Posted in: Blindness, Low Vision

MagniLink S Portable Video Magnifier

The MagniLink S is a portable video magnifier. It uses HDMI and USB 3.0 connections to produce clear images. The MagniLink S is plug-and-play, which means that no software installation is required. It is compatible with PC and Mac operating systems and is available in different clarity models including 720p and 1080p. In addition, a […]

Posted in: Low Vision

Accessibility Features on Comcast XFINITY Services

Comcast offers built-in accessibility features on their XFINITY X1 Entertainment Operating System. These accessibility features include a talking TV guide, video description, accessibility, a voice remote, and improved closed captioning. Talking Guide The Talking Guide reads aloud program descriptions as well as other text displayed on the screen in order to help individuals with low […]

Alexandravision Meteor Vibrating Watch

The Alexandravision Meteor Vibrating Watch is a quartz timepiece that was developed for people with low vision and blindness. It gives the time using inaudible and discreet vibrations so that individuals can check the time in meetings or crowded areas without disturbing anyone around them. It features a crescent moon shape with a rounded bottom […]

Posted in: Blindness, Low Vision

Tablets available to borrow!

WVATS has iPads, iPods, a Samsung Galaxy Note and a Galaxy S3 available for individuals in West Virginia to try before they consider buying one. These products have been updated with apps in the following categories: Autism Communication Traumatic brain injury Vision A list of apps can be found with each device on the WVATS Virtual Loan Library. Some apps can also be added on […]

HIMS Vendor Demonstration

HIMS, a company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of assistive technology for individuals who are blind or have  vision needs, joined WVATS at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities for device demonstrations of low vision products and braille displays/notetakers. Two devices new to their company that were demonstrated were the Candy 5 HD […]

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Reminder Rosie Talking Alarm Clock

Life Assistant Technologies, LLC has developed a talking alarm clock called Reminder Rosie. The potential applications for the features are very diverse. It can be appealing to almost anyone, but most importantly, exhibiting a special interest for those who have some form of disability including those with vision loss, motor skill limitations, and cognitive issues. […]

Atlantic Low Vision AT Demonstration

On October 28, a representative from Atlantic Low Vision conducted an assistive technology demonstration at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WVU. The devices that were demonstrated included the Transformer, the Pebble HD, and the Acrobat HD. The Transformer is a portable magnifier that can connect to desktop computers, laptops, and tablets via USB. […]

Posted in: Low Vision
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