Catalogues of products for blind and visually impaired persons

Last Update: Monday, 29-May-2006 06:13:09 PDT
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      The following companies and organizations distribute catalogues and sell products
      useful for blind and visually impaired persons. This listis not intended to be a complete
      listing of all organizations which sell such products, nor is it intended to be an
      endorsement of the actual products.

Alphatek 1223 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 494 Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 393-7780 Distributors of talking watches, clocks and calculators. American Printing House for the Blind 1839 Frankfurt Avenue P.O. Box 6085 Louisville, KY 40206 (800) 223-1839 or (502) 895-2405/FAX (502) 899-2292 Have bold line paper, raised line paper, 4-track recorders,braille equipment, and more. Catalog available on request. Carolyn's Box 14577 Bradenton, FL 34280-4577 (800) 648-2266/FAX (813) 761-8306 Products available include CCTVs, watches, clocks and timers,canes, kitchen products, household, personal and recreation items,writing aids, sewing products, medical devices, magnifying glasses,tools, etc. The Chocolate Experience, Inc. 150-57 Bayside Avenue Flushing, NY 11354 (718) 461-1873/FAX (718) 321-0217 Braille chocolate greeting bars, available as gifts, for fundraisingor for resale. Messages available on the window of the box: "LoveYou," "Happy Birthday," "Thank You," "Happy Holiday," "Have aNice Day" and "Merry Christmas." Data Systems Services 20301 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 320 Woodland Hills, CA 90364 (818) 712-0700 Sells talking watches, clocks, pens and calculators. Descriptive Video Service DVS Home Video Catalogue P.O. Box 64428 St. Paul, MN 55164-0428 1-800-736-3099 Contains more than 140 videos with Descriptive Video Service. Hollywood hits and public television documentaries. Easier Ways, Inc. 1101 North Calvert Street, Suite 405 Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 659-0232/FAX (410) 659-0233 Carries large assortment of aids and appliances for blind andvisually impaired people. Catalog available on cassette, 5 1/4-inchcomputer disk, and in print. Equipment for Visually Disabled People: An International Guide Technical Research and Development Department Royal National Institute for the Blind 224 Great Portland Street London WI N 6 AA, England Has lists of commercially available preschool and primarydevices, handwriting and braille writing devices, measuring devices,canes, braille editing and translation software. General Electric Corporation Consumer Affairs Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225 (800) 626-2000 or (502) 452-4311 Produces tactile knobs for electric appliances and overlays formicrowave and washer/dryer units. Gladys E. Loeb Foundation 2002 Forest Hill Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 (301) 434-7748 Has guard rail rings for electric stoves, food labeling kits andother kitchen items. Hartzler's, Inc. P.O. Box 3553 Arcadia, CA 91006 (818) 796-6606/FAX (818) 445-5223 Markets products made by Carex, which includes a variety ofcanes (heavy duty folding aluminum, lightweight folding, foldingsupport canes), kitchen accessories and bathroom safety accessories. Howe Press of Perkins School for the Blind 175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02172-9982 (617) 924-3490/FAX (617) 926-2027 Sells braillers, slates and accessories, measuring and drawingsupplies, games and more. Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. (IRTI) 1411 West El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 (415) 961-3161 Distributes calculators, watches, tapes and recorders, radios,talking products, compasses, etc. Independent Living Aids, Inc. 27 East Mall Plainview, NY 11803 (800) 537-2118 Sells watches, clocks and timers, canes, kitchen products,household, personal and recreation items, writing aids, sewingproducts, medical devices, tools, etc. The Lighthouse, Inc. Product Center 36-02 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101 (800) 829-0500 or (718) 937-6959 Carries a variety of products, including watches, canes,household and kitchen items, personal products, writing aids,recreational products, medical devices, tools and more. LS & S Group P.O. Box 673 Northbrook, IL 60065 (800) 468-4789 or (708) 498-9777 Products include talking watches, bathroom scales, clocks,calculators, large print alarm clocks, computers and TV screenenlargers, TV radios, 4-track cassette machines, voice activatedtelephones, etc. Massachusetts Association for the Blind 200 Ivy Street Brookline, MA 02146-3995 (617) 738-5110/In Massachusetts (800) 682-9200 TDD (617) 731-6444/FAX (617) 738-1247 Wide variety of products for blind and visually impaired people. MONS International, Inc./Products for the Visually Impaired 6595 Roswell Road #224 Atlanta, GA 30328 (800) 541-7903 or (404) 551-8455 Sells braille watches, Optelec CCTVs, games, talking calculators,4-track recorders, kitchen aids, writing guides, magnifiers, computersoftware and accessories, greeting cards, talking scales, etc. Ann Morris Enterprises, Inc. 890 Fams Court East Meadow, NY 11554 (516) 292-9232 Products include no-spill ice tray, microwave oven cookware,computer cookbooks, large digit items, and gift wrapping service. Catalog available free in large print, cassette and IBM format disk. National Association for the Visually Handicapped 22 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010 (212) 889-3141 Has visual aids, informational material and other publications. Prophecy Designs - Braille Embossed Cards P.O. Box 84 Round Pond, ME 04564 (207) 529-5318 Braille embossed and large print greeting cards. Science Products for the Blind P.O. Box 888 Southeastern, PA 19399 (800) 888-7400 Many products, including vendor equipment with voice, customelectronics, low vision aids, recreation products, calculators,computers, recorders, musical, large print and tactile books, toys andgames, voice output instruments, medical, ham radio aids, etc. Technology for Independence 529 Main Street Schraft Center Annex Boston, MA 02129 (617) 242-7007 Products include: Myna talking computer, Talkmanplayer/recorders for Library of Congress speed tapes, Life Scan, OneTouch II Monitor, One Touch II voice synthesizer, talking watchesand clocks, talking blood pressure monitors, talking credit cardterminals and talking calculators. Telephone Pioneers of America P.O. Box 18388 Denver, CO 80204 (303) 571-1200 Has local chapters which manufacture various products forvisually impaired persons. Call the above number for referral to theappropriate chapter. Vis-Aids 102-09 Jamaica Avenue P.O. Box 180026 Richmond Hills, NY 11418 (718) 847-4734/FAX(718) 441-2550 Sells clocks, watches, timers, writing guides, magnifiers, kitchenaids, sewing aids, games, etc. Whirlpool Corporation Consumer Information AIS 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (800) 253-1301 or (800) 632-2243 Has large print, braille and cassette cookbooks as well as use andcare guides and overlays for controls on Whirlpool appliances.



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