Information on low-tech,
low-priced assistive devices
Low-tech and low price assistive devices for the visually impaired
This information on technical devices for the blind and partially sighted has been compiled by the EBU Commission on Cooperation with Blind and Partially Sighted in Developing Countries. The information has been retrieved from a number of producers, distributors and institutions across the globe. It is not exhaustive and some information might need to be updated.
The overview contains information on aids within the following categories:
- Braille materials: braille slates, braille machines and braille paper.
- Mobility aids: different types of canes (long canes, guiding canes and symbol canes)
- Clocks and watches: Easy-to-see and speaking clocks and watches with different functions
- Household devices: scales, measuring gadgets and protective devices.
- Toys and games: toys for infants, board and card games as well as sports and drawing equipment.
- Low vision products: CCTV’s, portable cameras and magnifiers which are used by partially sighted people in order to enable them to see objects and print on a larger scale.
The information is intended to be useful for donors and sponsors as well as organizations and individuals in developing countries. The purpose of this website containing links and descriptions is to serve as a focal point through which you may get contact addresses, get an overall impression of articles available for the visually impaired people and receive guidance as to where you may find sources of referral to producers, materials or distributors.
The information is, at present, only available in English, but should also be provided in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Please note that this website is merely referring to the product descriptions of distributors, thus the EBU cannot be held responsible for any content of the websites referred to in the present overview.
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