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Article: Guide to Assistive Technology

Tools for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Table of Contents
  1. General Product Information
  2. Assistive Technology in Education
  3. Assistive Technology in the Workplace
  4. Computer Accessibility
  5. Funding Assistive Technology
  6. Tools for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  7. Tools for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired
  8. Mobility
  9. Speech and Language Tools

Assistive technology can also help those who are blind or visually-impaired. There are a variety of tools to make mobile phones, the internet, and e-mail more accessible for individuals with visual impairments. Technology has also opened up the world of print information to those with little or no sight.

The American Foundation for the Blind
This site describes adaptive equipment and provides tips on using these devices. Helpful tips on buying assistive technology devices is also provided.

Infinitec provides a database of assistive technology tools for individuals with low vision or vision loss. It also has a description of products and information on purchasing these tools.

The National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind has an accessible online "Technology Center" that describes different assistive technology products for individuals who are blind.

Low-Tech Aids for Students with Low Vision

There are many assistive technology devices for students who are blind or visually impaired. These technologies can range from low-tech to high-tech tools. On this site you will find a list of low-tech tools that can help students with low vision in the classroom. has information on eye health and options for people with low vision. You will find information about reading devices, aids for computer use and for distance vision. Learn about the possible causes of low vision. Search the database to find a doctor.


Last Updated on 8/22/2017