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      American Printing House for the Blind

      www.aph.org/shop/ 

      800–223–1839

      Some items they carry:

      • braille paper (computer,single, plastic, 3-hole)
      • tactile and talking mathematic items (protractor, ruler, calculators)
      • tactile maps and globes
      • tactile drawing kits
      • braillers
      • signature guides
      • braille reference cards
      • braille and low vision educational products
      • talking typer
      • core and expanded core curriculum items
      • tactile and braille books
      • tactile and bold graph paper
      • slate and stylus’
      • binders and book covers for braille
      • book readers
      • accessible audio editing software

      Commander Technologies -- maker of the Iowa long white cane

      https://www.commandertech.com/home

      Phone: 985–853–1831

      Future Aids, The Braille Superstore

      http://www.braillebookstore.com
      1–800–987–1231

      Some items they carry:

      • talking watches &clocks
      • talking thermometers (cooking & medical)
      • braille slates & supplies
      • braille labelers
      • digital recorders
      • Talking Typing Teacher and Talking Toolkit software
      • braille greeting cards & gifts
      • braille games and toys
         

      General Machine Shop - Rotamatic

      301-773-5050
       

      Independent Living Aids

      https://www.independentliving.com
      Phone: 1–800–537–2118

      Some items they carry:

      • Braille watches
      • Magnifiers
      • Large print and talking phones
      • Digital recorders
      • Slates and styluses
      • Braille/tactile games and puzzles
      • Writing guides
      • Talking clocks
      • Medical equipment including talking scales, glucose readers, and blood pressure testers
      • Canes, walkers, and rolators
      • Binoculars
      • Talking bibles
      • Braille labels
      • Different types of reading lamps

      LS&S (Learning Sight & Sound)

      https://www.lssproducts.com 
      Phone: 1–800–468–4789

      Some items they carry:

      • Watches (braille, talking, and vibrating)
      • Clocks (talking and vibrating)
      • Medical equipment including talking scales, glucose readers, and blood pressure testers
      • Magnifyers (cctv’s, hand-held)
      • Lighting *talking thermometers and thermostats
      • Writing guides and utensils
      • Labeling and identification products
      • Braille and talking timers
      • Talking compass
      • Electronic book readers and reading machines
      • Games, toys, and crafts
      • Sun filters and sunglasses
      • Books and bibles
      • Spanish speaking products
      • Deafblind products


      Lifetech Iowa

      515-209-2100 voice/text
      info@lifetechiowa.com
      Located in Des Moines, Lifetech Iowa is your source for products for persons who are blind or have low vision. 

      Some items they carry:

      • Tactile markers
      • Braille and large print writing materials
      • Talking and braille timepieces
      • Wide ranging assortment of magnifiers

      Maxi Aids

      https://www.maxiaids.com 
      Phone: 1–800–522–6294

      Some items they carry:

      • Book readers
      • Bump dots
      • Watches, clocks, timers (braille, talking)
      • Medical equipment (for diabetics, scales, blood pressure monitors,
      • Games and recreation (braille, audible, large print)
      • Braille displays
      • Magnifyers
      • Computer systems and accessories
      • Cell phones and accessories
      • Kitchen aids (tactile measuring devices, talking toaster oven, timers)
      • Audio recorders
      • Talking calculators
      • Batteries
      • Braille and tactile signs
      • Braille writing equipment and supplies
      • Deafblind products

      NanoPac, Inc.

      Email: info@nanopac.com 
      Sales and Service: 800-580-6086  
      https://nanopac.com/price-list/nanopac-price-list-ne-ia-co/ 

      • Ai Squared products
      • Dolphin Software products
      • Duxbury Braille Translation products
      • Freedom Scientific JAWS, Focus, ElBraille, Ruby, Topaz
      • GUIDE Connect software
      • HIMS Notetakers, braille and low vision
      • Humanware Notetakers, Low Vision, book readers, and braille embosser products
      • IRIE-AT  - Embosser and software products
      • Kurzweil 1000 products
      • LVI – Low Vision International Low vision products
      • Optelec Low vision products

      National Federation of the Blind

      www.nfb.org 
      Independence Market Orders and Materials 
      Email: independencemarket@nfb.org 
      Phone: 410–659–9314 ext. 2216

      Some items they carry:

      • Long white canes (also program for free cane)
      • Tactile and Talking watches and clocks
      • Print and Braille writing aids (including free slate program)
      • Magnifiers
      • Medical devices
      • Household and kitchen tools
      • Games and sport equipment
      • NFB literature and Multimedia

       

      Revolution Enterprises - Advantage Canes

      www.advantage-canes.com
      800–382–5132
      Email: advantagecanes@aol.com