Technology Help for Vision Loss
People often think ‘vision loss’ is synonymous with ‘loss of independence’. When vision starts to decline, simple activities like driving and grocery shopping feel further out of reach. It’s true that a loss in vision can make it harder to go through day-to-day activities, but today there are many different technologies available specifically designed to make vision loss manageable.
Here are a few examples of innovative products to enhance the independence of the visually impaired:
Talking Color Identifier with Light Probe
This small device detects about 100 colors, which can be very helpful when dressing independently. It speaks clearly at three volumes and has an earphone jack.
Hi-Mark™ Tactile Pen
This pen produces a three-dimensional plastic liquid that makes raised lines, dots and shapes to identify clothing, canned goods, frozen foods, and mark the settings on appliances.
VOXCOM III Voice Labeling System
Record messages by pressing a button and inserting a card into the unit. You can then attach the card to canned goods, medication, clothing, food, and household items in order to identify them.
i.d. mate OMNI
This device is a talking barcode scanner that also has the ability to record personal voice messages. It provides assistance when identifying products at home or the store.
This is an appliance that reads for you or can be plugged into a computer monitor to enlarge the text for reading. Just place a book under the reading eye and it begins reading aloud. You can then wave a hand in front of the eye to pause the reading.
Talking Alarm Cube Clock
This clock verbally announces the time hourly or on demand.
Click Pocket Money Brailler
This handy device marks denominations of money by pressing Braille text into the bills.
These are just a few of the many vision assistance technologies available today. If you’d like more ideas on how to make life with vision loss easier, contact us! Hired Hands Homecare has a staff of exceptionally trained caregivers ready to identify and provide quality solutions that will enhance the quality of life of those suffering from vision loss. Providing services to Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties and the Tri Valley, Hired Hands Homecare is here to help. Call (866) 940-4343 today for more information!
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