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Discover the latest innovations in the low-vision, low-hearing, and mobility industry, as well as those must-have products to enhance your day-to-day life. Our Independent-Living Blogs will help inspire you and make your daily life a little less of a struggle and a bit more pleasurable with assistive products, suggestions, motivational stories and advice. MaxiAids Helps You Do It . . . Yourself™. We welcome you to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a particular blog!
08 September, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

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MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges
lead independent and active lifestyles

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The vision and creation of a company that would offer customers the largest selection of product aids has led to greater enjoyment, productivity, and overall increased quality of life for thousands of customers with physical challenges. Call for your free catalog at 1-800-522-6294.

04 September, 2019

Make your world more accessible with the Cyber Eyez VR Hands-Free Device for the blind and visually impaired

Regain your independence in a sighted world!  Cyber Eyez is a hands-free electronic vision enhancement solution for the blind and visually impaired, enabling users to magnify up to 20 times. Using the power of the Samsung S9+ phone, the auto focus camera will focus near and far automatically.  This will enable the user to view far distances like watching television and sporting events, seeing street signs, and for close tasks like reading a book or newspaper.                   

Cyber Eyez has numerous offline and online capabilities. These features include:

  • Text to speech - Simply take a picture of the text and it will be read aloud to you. When offline it can read in over 100 languages. When online the unit uses Seeing AI software for incredible text recognition.
  • Object Recognition - When offline the system identifies over 1,000 common objects. When online the system uses the Power of Google images to recognize 16 billion images.
  • Color Assistant - will recognize over 1,500 colors.
  • Scan bar codes - When online Cyber Eyez will use the power of Google to scan and read bar codes.
  • Mood Ring Mode - Cyber Eyez has the ability to know peoples moods. Just snap a picture and Cyber Eyez will let you know if the person is happy, sad, etc.

Cyber Eyez is available in two versions powered by the Samsung S9+ phone:

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The Cyber Eyez –VR -- (Item 608545) Includes the VR headset, Samsung S9+ and handheld remote (user has option to use remote or Headset touch pad). Also includes Lifetime Software Updates, Online Training and Free Tech Support.

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Cyber Eyez Trifecta – (Item 608544) Includes the complete Cyber Eyez –VR unit plus a pair of discreet smart glasses and the incredible Cyber Eyez software. The Smart glasses allow you to go anywhere without drawing attention. The glasses attach to your Samsung S9+ phone with a holder and neck lanyard (included).  You can discreetly wear the Smart Glasses and have the ability to scan and read text, scan bar codes and much more. Cyber Eyez will pair with Bluetooth keyboards, braille displays and cochlear implants.

MaxiAids is here to offer the best products to help those who are blind, have low vision and visual impairment to help regain confidence and become independent.  Look to MaxiAids for products for the blind, deaf and mobility challenged.

27 August, 2019

MaxiAids’ Interactive Talking Map is the Perfect Educational Toy for Young Kids

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Whether you’re in need of a back to school gift, birthday gift or a new educational toy for your child, MaxiAids’ Interactive Talking Map of the United States is ideal for any young girl or boy who’s eager to learn.

This Family Choice, Mom's Choice Gold Metal and Tillywig Brain Child Award Winner 2018 is a touch-activated talking i-Poster that provides 500 amazing facts about all the states of the USA. Your child will love the friendly voices, music and flashing lights that guide them through this playful learning experience. The map includes a parents’ manual so you can help get your child set up to learn all about our great country in a few easy steps!

talking usa map

The Talking USA Map makes learning easy and fun. Its engaging interactive feature teaches basic information, climate and general knowledge, all with the touch of your finger. Your child will gain learning skills like logical thinking, music, concentration, earth science, memory, problem-solving, geography and environment. It includes a quality speaker, on/off power with unique light, interactive buttons, basic and advanced quiz mode, volume control, repeat, National Anthem song and more.

MaxiAids’ Interactive Talking Map is the perfect addition to your little one’s bedroom or playroom area at 30 1/2 X 21 inches. It’s intended for preschool age kids, ages 5 and up. The map is a versatile addition to your home in that it can be hung up, used as a playmat or played with on the floor.

With so many toys on the market to choose from, why not choose something that’s both fun and educational? Kids love the interactive features of this map, and our guess is the adults might have some fun with it too.

For more educational toys and back to school items, check out MaxiAids’ Recreational and Fun store for the largest selection of adaptive toys and accessible games at the lowest prices. 

15 August, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

     MaxiAids has established partnerships with non-profit organizations including Helen Keller National Center and Braille Institute, as well as numerous Lighthouses for the Blind and schools for the deaf across the country.

We distribute products to both government, public and private agencies, educational systems, health facilities, as well as directly to individuals.

Call for your free catalog at 1-800-522-6294 or visit our website at www.maxiaids.com.  
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14 August, 2019

Navigate easier in a technological world! Our adaptive keyboards are designed for all kinds of physical challenges...

MaxiAids has a wide selection of Large Print and Adaptive Keyboards for the visually impaired and those with dexterity issues and one handed use.  Our keyboards are intended to help make computer time more productive.  Choose low vision keyboards with big keys for easy typing and less eye strain. Large print keyboards come in stylish and functional designs for both kids and adults.  For single handed keyboard use, we offer different styles to choose from to make typing less of a struggle.  We also carry Braille overlays for keyboards to help the blind...

Big Keys LX Keyboard- Color QWERTY/Large Color-Coded Keys Make Typing Easy. The Big Keys LX features oversized 1 inch square keys with large, bold black print that's easier to see - especially for those with low vision. Plus, this model adds color coding to help distinguish keys from one another. (Item # 8025720)

big keys lx-keyboard color qwerty

EZ See Large Print Keyboard-Black Keys-White Print with Big, Bold Letters for Easy Typing & Less Eyestrain. (Item 801043)
EZ See Large Print Keyboard-White Keys-Black Print (Item 801039)

ez-see-large-print-keyboard-white-keys-black-print ez see large print keyboard black keys white print

Keyguard for KeysUSee Large Print Keyboard, Great for Parkinson’s and Motor Skills Issues-- For users with limited motor skills, a sturdy frame allows hands to be rested on it without accidentally pressing keys. Polished holes that are directly above all the individual keys guide fingers, allowing increased typing accuracy. (Item 802254)

keyguard  for keysusee large print keyboard

Maltron Keyboards -Dual Handed designed to enable people with special needs to enter computer data more easily and quickly. (Item 8039956)

maltron keyboards  dual handed

Maltron Single-hand Keyboard (Left hand or right hand use)-- These single handed keyboards meet the needs of those who need to type with one hand. They are designed with the limited number of keys that can be accessed quickly and comfortably. Special shape and letter layout matches natural-hand movement. Keyboard has Push-On Push-Off keys for Shift, Control and Alt functions, which is essential for single hand operation. (Item 8035435 and Item 8035474)

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Created for Single Handed Users-- Dvorak type of keyboard is easy to learn, provides comfort and with use, and may even increase both typing speed and accuracy. Controls and keys are operable with one hand. (Item RHKD) and (Item LHKD)

dvorak style  keyboard right hand

Large Print 3-Color Backlit Keyboard USB -- Big Print Keys & Choice of 3 Backlight Colors. Select between red, blue, or purple backlight to further enhance keyboard visibility for use at night or in dimly lit areas. (Item 809505)

large print 3 color backlit keyboard usb

Perkins Electric Brailler enables braille writing with much less force and for longer periods of time than manual machines. Designed for the blind and those with low vision, it's perfect for students or anyone wanting to produce high quality braille. (Item 22-0103-6)

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Braille Overlays for Computer Keyboards. Make Your Keyboard "Blind Friendly" (Item Q20805)

braille overlays for computer keyboards

Large Print Black on White Apple Bluetooth Keyboard -- Utilizing large print, these keyboards are wireless and work with Apple computers with Bluetooth technology to connect to your computer. (Item 801264)

large print black on white apple bluetooth keyboard

Print Keyboard for Mac- Black Print on White Keys with LED light Big , Bold Print Makes Typing Faster & Easier. (Item 801929) See our other color keyboards in white print on black, and black print on yellow.

large print keyboard for mac white print blk keys

Keys-U-See KinderBoard - An excellent first keyboard for any child! The KinderBoard has 1-inch oversized keys and large, bold, easy-to-read numbers and letters. Features color-coded consonants, vowels, numbers and punctuation marks to help pre-school children learn their character sets. Also features two USB 2.0 side ports and function keys. (Item 800019)

keys u see kinderboard

Keys-U-See BigBlu VisionBoard - Large 1 inch keys make it easier to see! Large 1-inch keys offer an advantage to people who find it painful or difficult to use a traditional keyboard. The white keys with black lettering make typing easier. (Item 800018)

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Keys-U-See LessonBoard - Improve your touch-typing speed! Patented color-coded finger layout shows correct finger placement. It's a standard-size computer keyboard that helps reduce the chance of forming bad keyboarding habits. (Item 800029)

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MaxiAids specializes in products for the blind and visually impaired, low vision aids, blind accessories, and products designed for people with dexterity issues and one handed use.  Look to MaxiAids to help you succeed with a keyboard that is just right for your individual computer navigational needs.

05 August, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

     Beyond the large variety of accessible products that MaxiAids supplies for the blind, deaf and physically challenged, we also employ people with disabilities who feel a strong sense of belonging to be part of such an important mission.

Some of these employees include deaf, autistic, and several deaf-blind individuals who enjoy their work and show an amazing determination to come in on a daily and weekly basis.

Our dedicated staff is always here to serve our customers who live with physical challenges.

Call for your free catalog at 1-800-522-6294 or visit our website at www.maxiaids.com.  
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29 July, 2019

Reads and Talks... The Wireless Digital Highlighter that scans, reads and talks out loud

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The Scanmarker Air is a portable and wireless digital highlighter that will scan and edit your notes on the go. Scans, reads, and talks out loud with full sentence translation.  Now available at MaxiAids, this wireless pen scanner accurately captures text and translates in over 40 languages!  Simply select the language you would like to translate to, slide the pen over your paper document and the translation will appear. Instantly take notes and create summaries with integrated text to speech.

An incredible time saving and productivity tool that you no longer need to highlight or retype what you read.  Just slide it across any printed text and it will instantly transfer into your computer, mobile device App or cloud services.

Ideal for those with sight impairment, dyslexia and other learning challenges and is used in the special education sector to help students achieve academic success.  Works as a great memory tool and gives a clearer understanding and comprehension of the scanned material.  So easy to use with fast copying speed, this Scanmarker get the job done fast! 

MaxiAids specializes in a large variety of products for the blind, low vision aids, blind accessories, low vision products for the visually impaired, and products for the hearing impaired and those with physical challenges.  We strive to provide items to make life more accessible and easier to help achieve your goals. 

29 July, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

     With over 10,000 items, MaxiAids has become the one-stop super-store for the blind, deaf and physically challenged, and its product catalog is considered by many to be the reference guide of the industry.

Keeping the prices low is our goal so that more of the people who really need these items could afford them. MaxiAids is here to ensure that the physically challenged are served with respect and diligence.

Call for your free catalog at 1-800-522-6294 or visit our website at www.maxiaids.com.  
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22 July, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

     MaxiAids has the largest selection of products for the blind and low vision-- braille and talking products, canes, assistive tools and more, products for the hearing impaired, home healthcare and mobility products.

Our extensive range of items are designed to improve the lives of seniors, the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, diabetic, arthritic and those with mobility challenges and other special needs.

Our dedicated staff of employees are always here to serve our customers who live with physical challenges.  Call for your free catalog with over 10,000 items.
1-800-522-6294 or visit our website at www.maxiaids.com.  
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22 July, 2019

The Solution to Incontinence Problems: MaxiAids’ Reusable Underpads, Disposable Briefs, Washable Underwear & More

Incontinence issues can be embarrassing and an inconvenience to everyday life, but MaxiAids has products that can be your solution to an otherwise uncomfortable problem. Instead of worrying about dealing with an accident due to incontinence, browse our products like reusable underpads and breathable briefs for full coverage incontinence protection.

Our full line of incontinence products (from fashionable underwear to disposable briefs and pads) are your solution to leakage protection and embarrassing accidents.

 

Attends Breathable Briefs Economical Full Coverage Incontinence Protection (Item 152230)

Attends Breathable Briefs Economical Full Coverage Incontinence Protection

3-Ply Reusable Underpad  Maximum protection and absorbency (Item 1507052)

3-Ply Reusable Underpad  Maximum protection and absorbency

2XL Protective Extra-Absorbent Disposable Underwear Comfortable Fit with Maximum Leak Protection (Item 387731)

2XL Protective Extra-Absorbent Disposable Underwear Comfortable Fit with Maximum Leak Protection

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Full Brief Bamboo Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear (Item CWL20203L)

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Full Brief Bamboo Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Hipster Lace  Look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable (Item CWL10104L) 

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Hipster Lace  Look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Brief Wear Confitex incontinence underwear to look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable (Item CMM40206XS)

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Brief Wear Confitex incontinence underwear to look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Short Brief  Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear (Item CMM60206S)

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Short Brief  Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear

Protective Mattress Cover – Full Size  Protect and extend the life of the mattress (Item 158054)

Protective Mattress Cover – Full Size  Protect and extend the life of the mattress

Reusable Underpads – Combo Pack – 6 Pads  Washable incontinence protection for beds & chairs (Item 161650)

Reusable Underpads – Combo Pack – 6 Pads  Washable incontinence protection for beds & chairs

MaxiAids has absorbent incontinence products for both men and women for extra protection against leaks and accidents. Browse our inventory for a complete list of incontinence products that we offer!