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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

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

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Taking Applications for Free Currency Readers

The Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is seeking to make U.S. currency accessible to all individuals. To make this possible, the BEP is taking applications from individuals with low vision and blindness from across the county to receive a free currency reader. This currency reader is called iBill Currency Identifier. This […]

Posted in: Blindness

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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