The VISIONS Team has worked hard to secure the best vendors offering products, services and/or resources for the visually impaired community. These are the vendors we currently have registered to attend:
Ai Squared is a worldwide leader in the assistive technology field, proudly serving customers who are visually impaired and blind. Learn about ZoomText for the PC and Mac, Window-Eyes, ImageReader, ZoomText Camera, Large-Print Keyboards, mobile apps, sitecues for web accessibility and more. Stop by for a demo and free trials!
American Printing House for the Blind
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
ELIA Life Technology
Our goal is to bring greater independence, literacy and employment to people who have a visual impairment. The team is achieving this goal by developing innovative assistive tactile computer hardware and software that meet unmet daily needs of our customers. Over time our technology can be expected to replace the current tactile printing and display technology with technology that supports all alphabets as well as tactile and visual graphics.
Enhanced Vision is a leading developer of assistive technology for the visually impaired including Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Diabetic Retinopathy. Low vision assistive technology enables people to read, write and fully participate in life.
seeBoost® is a spectacles-mounted monocular electronic display and camera system for persons with low vision. It may be used continuously all day long with adjustable magnification, contrast enhancement and auto-focus with a wide field-of-view. seeBoost® is like having an extremely lightweight CCTV on your glasses for all short- and far-distance viewing.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Freedom Scientific provides leading-edge assistive technology products for those who are blind or have low vision, or are learning disabled. Products include video magnifiers, screen reading software, screen magnification software and Braille displays.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; we are a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. With exceptional client services and a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada. All of our services are provided free of charge, including veterinary care, personalized training, and extensive post-graduation support.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a world class dog guide program located in NY. Guiding Eyes provides dog guides free of charge and serves primarily the United States and Canada. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a member in good standing with the International Guide Dog Federation.
HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are blind or visually impaired, offers a wide range of innovative products - the BrailleNote® Apex, the leading device for the blind in education, business and personal use; Victor Reader®, family of digital audio book players; Prodigi™ the unique family of desktop and portable reading systems; Trekker® Breeze, the all-in-one handheld talking GPS.
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Since 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has been empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. Leader Dog has proudly trained more than 14,500 clients from 49 states, 7 provinces and 39 countries to use a Leader Dog. Other programs offered are Accelerated Orientation & Mobility Training (cane travel), GPS technology and guide dog training for people who are both deaf and blind. All services are provided free of charge to clients.
Perkins School for the Blind
At Perkins, we prepare children and young adults with the education, confidence and skills they need to realize their potential. Expert vision professionals teach core academic skills and the Expanded Core Curriculum, including crucial living and communication skills in campus and community settings. Diagnostic evaluations are also available.
Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. is the developer and manufacturer of the Argus II® Retinal Prosthesis System - the first and only approved long-term therapy for people living with advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa in the U.S. Argus II is designed to restore some level of vision to people who are profoundly blind and provide improvement in their orientation and mobility skills, object localization and recognition, and people localization. In doing so, it offers the potential to enhance people’s quality of life and independence.
Spark is a leader in the field of gene therapy seeking to transform the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing potential one-time, life-altering treatments. The initial focus is on treating rare diseases where no, or only palliative therapies, exist. Spark is working to address a range of debilitating genetic diseases including inherited retinal dystrophies, hematologic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Sprint Access Now
Sprint is a wireless provider committed to the Blind and Low Vision Community. Sprint offers affordable plans, accessible devices and extraordinary customer service to provide an outstanding customer experience for our consumers within the blind and low vision community. Stop by our booth and check us out!
Winston Salem Industries for the Blind
Founded in 1936, Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind (IFB) is a nonprofit corporation that provides employment, training and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. As the largest employer of people who are visually impaired in the United States, IFB operates manufacturing facilities in Winston-Salem and Asheville, North Carolina, and Little, Rock Arkansas, in addition to a work-at-home program and more than 40 office supply stores and optical centers across the country.