Catalogues of products for blind and visually impaired persons

Local copy 12.01.2001

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 list is 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.

34 DeBaets St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3S9
(800) 561-3340 or (204) 663-3340
Fax: (800) 267-5059 or (204) 663-9345
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Manufacturers of aluminum folding and rigid mobility and identification canes available in a variety of sizes and custom sizes, with a variety of tip styles.

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206
(800) 223-1839 or (502) 895-2405
Fax: (502) 899-2363
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American Printing House for the Blind
Has electronic book reading machines, a talking typing tutor program, a math drill program, computer training programs, talking color identifiers, bold line paper, braille maps, 4-track recorders, braille equipment, abacuses and many more other educational aids. Catalog available on request.

Ann Morris Enterprises Inc.
551 Hosner Mountain Rd.
Stormville NY 12582
(914) 227-9659
(800) 454-3175
Fax: 914-226-2793
Ann Morris Enterprises Inc.
Items include kitchen aids, sewing aids, 4-track tape recorders, computer cookbooks, many other talking items and many more.

California Canes
25611 Quail Run, Suite 123
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 489-1973
Fax: (949) 489-0996
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California Canes
Makers of 100% carbon fiber folding and rigid canes, in a variety of sizes and custom sizes. Light, sensitive and very resistant to bending.

The Chocolate Experience, Inc.
Box 540836
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 461-1873
(888) 568-6665 (outside NY State only)
Fax: (718) 321-0217
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The Chocolate Experience, Inc.
They have braille chocolate bars available for gifts or for fundraising or resale in a gift box. Messages available on the bar include: Congratulations, Good Luck, Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Happy Chanuka, Happy Easter, Happy Holidays, Happy Retirement, Have a Nice Day, I Love You, Merry Christmas and Thank You. They also have sugar-free and do custom orders, braille business cards and a 2lb. 3D chocolate labrador guide dog with harness with the braille message "best friend."

Chocolates Unlimited
169-02 Crocheron Ave.
Flushing, NY 11358
(718) 359-4466
Fax: (718) 886-2618
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Chocolates Unlimited
They have braille chocolate bars with messages including: Happy Birthday, Happy Holidays, Have a Nice Day, I Love You, Merry Christmas, and Thank You. They also do custom logos, business cards, trade shows, fundraisers and party favors. Cards available in milk, dark and white chocolate with nuts and without. They also carry supplies to make your own candy and braille bars. Call them for a braille catalog.

Easier Ways, Inc.
2954 Shady Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 290-0987
Fax: (303) 290-6446
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Large assortment of aids and appliances for blind and visually impaired people. Catalog in print, cassette, and 3.5" computer disk.

Electronics Specialties
5230 Girard Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55430
(612) 521-0008
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Customizes computer programs and converts digital items to speech output.

En-vision America
1013 Porter Ln.
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-3088 or (800) 890-1180 Fax: (309) 452-3643
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En-vision America
This company sells a talking bar code scanner to read bar-coded items and items that you might bar code in order to identify.

GE Answer Center
9500 Williamsburg Plaza
Louisville, KY 40220
(800) 626-2000
Produces tactile knobs (rotary controls) for electrical non-electronic appliances and overlays for microwave and washer/dryer units. They do not have overlays for electronic models of any appliances. Call them before making a purchase to make sure of availability. They do not have any accessible instruction manuals.

Gladys E. Loeb Foundation
2002 Forest Hill Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20903
(301) 434-7748
Fax: (301) 434-7748
Has guard rail rings for electric stoves, food labeling kits and other kitchen items.

Howe Press of Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472-9982
(617) 924-3490
Fax: (617) 726-2027
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Howe Press of Perkins School for the Blind
Sells braillers, slates and accessories, measuring and drawing supplies, and more.

Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. (IRTI)
13467 Colfax Highway
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-2090 Sales (800) 322-4784
Fax: 530-274-2093
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Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. (IRTI)
Has computers, reading machines, 4 track tape recorders, talking calculators, notetakers, bathroom scales, clocks, watches (talking and braille) and more.

Independent Living Aids, Inc.
27 East Mall
Plainview, NY 11803
(800) 537-2118 (516) 752-8080
Fax: (516) 752-3135
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Independent Living Aids, Inc.
Has watches, clocks, canes, kitchen items, slates and styluses, household, personal and recreation items, voice activated TV remote, large button cordless phone, talking pagers, sewing aids, tools, medical devices including diabetic aids, and more.

The Lighthouse, Inc. Product Center
111 E 59th St. 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022-1202
(800) 829-0500 or (718) 937-6959
Fax: (212) 821-9727
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The Lighthouse, Inc. Product Center
Carries a variety of products: organizer wallets, braille speaken telephone, talking calculators, writing guides, talking pagers, clocks, luggage locators, cards, games, toys and talking scales, medical aids, etc.

LS&S Group
Box 673
Northbrook, IL 60065
(800) 468-4789
Fax: (847) 498-1482
TDD: (800) 317-8533
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LS&S Group
Items include talking watches, scales, clocks, calculators, large digit alarm clocks, computer and TV screen enlargers, TV radios, 4-track cassette players, voice-activated telephones, medical devices including diabetic aids, 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
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Massachusetts Association for the Blind
Items include talking and low vision clocks and watches, large print playing cards and other games, reading aids and writing guides.

MONS International, Inc.
Products for the Visually Impaired
6595 Roswell Road #224
Atlanta, GA 30328
(800) 541-7903
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MONS International, Inc.
Sells braille watches, talking calculators, 4-track recorders, kitchen aids, writing guides, computer software and accessories, greeting cards, talking scales, etc.

National Association for the Visually Handicapped
22 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-3141
Fax: (212) 727-2931
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National Association for the Visually Handicapped
Has a catalog of visual aids and information.

Revolution Composites, Inc.
12170 Dearborn Pl.
Poway, CA 92064
(800) 382-5132
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Revolution Composites, Inc.
Folding and rigid canes made of graphite composites. Light, sensitive and very resistant to bending.

Science Products for the Blind
Box 888
Southeastern, PA 19399
(800) 888-7400
Carries talking vendor equipment, custom electronics, low vision aids, recreational items, calculators, computers, recorders, large print and tactile books, medical aids, etc.

Whirlpool Corporation
Consumer Interaction Center (CIC)
553 Benson Rd.
Mail Drop 8020
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(800) 253-1301
Fax: (616) 923-7829
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Whirlpool Corporation
Has use and care guides and overlays for controls on most Whirlpool appliances (contact them before making a purchase to be certain of availability) as well as large print, braille and cassette cookbooks available with purchase of appliances.



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