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13 May, 2019

Do What You Can't

Molly Burke, Blind Motivational Speaker and YouTube media star, inspires people all over the world to live their best life despite whatever challenges they face

At 24 years of age, Molly doesn't view her sight impairment as a disability.  She focuses on being a voice for others living with disabilities.  "Whatever disability you have does not have to define who you are." 

There are many new products for the blind that have increased the quality of those who are challenged by vision loss. MaxiAids offers products for the blind, and for people who have low vision and sight impairment, helping make life more independent and enjoyable. "Everyday technology helps me do something I would otherwise struggle to do. Accessibility in tech has come a long way."

Molly's journey into her vision loss and being bullied

Molly began losing her sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa at age 4 and at age 14 lost most of her sight despite seeing light and shadows.  Molly began to experience a lot of bullying in school because of her disability.  After falling and breaking her ankle, she was once left behind by girls who she thought were friends.  As a cruel joke, they led her into the woods instead of the lunchroom, broke her crutches and maliciously abandoned her.  Luckily she had her cell phone on her and called her parents.  Leaving that school behind, Molly went through a difficult time mourning the loss of who she once was.  It took a while to soul search and come out of her depression. 

Campaigning for accessibility

She has proved over the years that anyone can do anything if they work hard and put their mind to it.  Becoming a spokesperson for various foundations fighting blindness, Molly continues to campaign for accessibility and is an advocate for disability rights.  She has become a YouTube star and has created many tutorials with millions of followers, releasing weekly YouTube videos to a worldwide audience.  Molly quoted, "I think failures are what teach us the most".  Molly has traveled all over the world speaking in front of crowds up to 20,000. As a motivational speaker, she shares her story with youth, families and corporate organizations and has even spoken alongside Demi Lovato, Macklemore, Martin Sheen, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai and the Kielburger brothers. Her inspiration to others and her young age makes her unique and encouraging.

Molly's purpose: to bring hope to others

Molly uses humorous vlogs (video blogs) about her life as a blind person, her thoughts, opinions, anti-bullying, beauty tips, and more. She has become an ambassador for American Eagle Outfitters' underwear sub-brand Aerie — targeting young women with ads that are not retouched or with any additional ad imagery. Molly is one of several spokesmodels headlining the brand’s ongoing #AerieReal campaign, featuring women who are making a change in their particular communities from different cultures and industries.  Molly made a guest appearance on the Megyn Kelly TODAY show in 2018 about overcoming bullying.  She has partnered with Samsung on a TV spot for last year’s Oscars, and has currently completed a 10-episode original series in early 2019 created with Samsung called "The 10 Year Journey" where Molly films 10 video blogs during her European travel adventure.  The 10 years relates to her vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa about a decade ago, and how she coped with her journey into blindness.  Molly's own personal ‘Do What You Can’t’ slogan is being used by Samsung in some of their other campaigns. Currently Molly has a strong following of 2.5 million YouTube subscribers as of 2019. --Audrey Leonard

At MaxiAids, look to technology to help you live a fulfilling, positive and active life with helpful products for the blind, low vision products, blind accessories, and products for the visually impaired.    

28 February, 2019

How Museums offer Accessibility to the Blind and Sight Impaired

Seeing the art through touch and sound...

Tactile 3D technology is making art accessible to those with vision impairment, allowing the Blind and sight impaired to experience art of all kinds, including historical and ancient art and sculpture.

Now the blind and visually impaired can visualize what the art looks like by touch.  Museums all over the world are participating in touch tours and recreating famous art with special 3d machines, making these duplications in a highly detailed tactile way so that those who are blind can fully enjoy the art.  This has expanded a new world for sight impaired art lovers, creating a unique accessibility. Besides audio descriptions that are offered at most museums, verbal description and touch tours offer blind museum goers a chance to experience art through touch and sound, helping those with sight impairment to "see" and imagine the artist's creative intentions.  Allowing a sight impaired museum goer to understand the emotion and intention of the artist by touching the details of the art greatly enhances their whole museum experience.  

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Along with verbal tours that the museum guide describes in great detail, touching actual sculptures and art paintings expands the knowledge and broadens the art encounter.  

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John Olson, a photographer who started his career covering the Vietnam War, began his company, 3D Photoworks, in 2008.  Since then he's been perfecting a patented fine art printing process that will change the way blind people "see" art forever. With a team of 3D technicians and engineers, Olsen and his team came up with a way to convert any 2-dimensional painting, photo or drawing to a three-dimensional tactile art print, complete with touch-activated sensors that provide audio information about the artwork.  The sensors are embedded throughout the prints that when touched, activate the sound.  The prints have length, width, depth and texture-- capturing color and relief of an artist's brushstrokes.  Olsen demonstrated the technology at the National Federation of the Blind convention and took along a 3D copy of the “Mona Lisa,” in addition to “George Washington Crossing the Delaware.

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Advocates for the blind are praising Olson’s invention as the greatest thing since the arrival of Braille, nearly 200 years ago. "When I experience a painting on my own without someone explaining it to me, that to me represents freedom, independence and equality.”--Lynn Jackson, an art lover who became blind at age 60.

Tactile and 3D paintings are enhancing the museum experience all over the world for the blind and visually impaired. "The Louvre in Paris was one of the first museums to set up a permanent gallery specifically for the visually impaired, opening its Tactile Gallery, where visitors can touch reproductions of art from its collection, in 1995. Since then, other museums have made accessibility for the blind a priority, too: the Denver Art Museum, Madrid’s Museo del Prado, and Florence’s Uffizi Gallery all have exhibitions that include touchable artworks. Meanwhile, the Museo Nacional de San Carlos in Mexico City also pioneered a concept of using collage to reproduce paintings that can be touched, according to the New York Times."  --Audrey Leonard

MaxiAids has been a provider for products that help enhance the lives of those with physical challenges.  Look to MaxiAids for products for the blind, low vision aids, blind accessories, low vision products, tactile products, and mobility products to safely move about, explore, create, and enjoy life to the fullest.

17 January, 2019

Theatre Performances for Blind Audiences

How the Blind experience live theatre shows...


Blind, vision impaired, and low vision show lovers now have theatre access.  Many playhouses around the country are starting to provide tactile 'on stage' walking tours and audio described performances during a live show.

A pre-show tour may include walking on the stage, feeling the set and props, meeting the actors and touching the costumes.  Touch tours before a show give those with sight impairment opportunities to touch and feel the textured costumes, wigs, explore the sets hands on, and talk with the actors, getting a feel of what is on the stage and how the performers are dressed.  This provides a mental visualization and sets up the story for the live performance. 

Audio described shows are used with headsets so the blind or visually impaired can hear the audio describers provide a live descriptive scenario of the visual components of the performance in-between the dialogues of the performing actors.  Audio descriptions give detailed explanations of scenes and set changes through the headsets.  Select performances will provide specially trained describers who verbalize what is happening on stage during pauses in dialogue.  Individuals listen through a receiver with a single earpiece, keeping them informed throughout the show.  Some theatres invite their sight impaired audience to come on stage after a show and have an instructed dance with the performers.

When researching for accessible live plays, it's good to know what theatres provide these individual services depending on the disability challenges.  There are many symbols to look for when trying to book show tickets.  Some of these include Open and Closed Captioning, Audio Description Live and Pre-recorded, Hearing Loop Systems and Hearing Assistive Listening Devices, Autism Friendly, Sign Language and Wheelchair Accessible.  The Broadway theatre district, as well as theatres and playhouses in other states, are now starting to offer more and more accessibility to their audiences, so everyone can enjoy the show!


MaxiAids has many products to help enhance independence and accessibility so you or your loved ones can enjoy activities and entertainment to the fullest!   Explore our products for the blind, low vision aids, blind accessories, and products for the visually impaired. For the hearing impaired there are products to choose from including hearing amplification devices and hearing aids.  --Audrey Leonard

22 October, 2018

Blind Man Sets World Record by Reaching Top of Europe's Tallest Mountain

Jack Garner

Jack Garner is the first British blind mountain climber to reach the top of Mount Elbrus, Europe's tallest mountain, facing over 50 mph winds and minus 35 degree wind chills.


Despite eight days in freezing temperatures and challenging weather conditions, that didn't stop 23 year old Jack Garner from completing his mission to the top of Mount Elbrus-- Europe's highest mountain between the Russian and Georgian border among the Caucasus ridge and considered the tenth most prominent peak in the world. 

Blind since he was 11 years old due to a genetic condition, Jack began to train as an athlete in many competitions, challenging himself to help him cope with the traumatic loss of his sight.  He began bungee jumping and sky diving for charities, and aimed to break a world record one day-- to be the first blind man to ever climb Mount Elbrus. 

In 2015, he accomplished a six day climb on Tanzania East Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro--the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.  In 2016, he did an eleven day trek on Mount Everest in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, and now in 2018, he climbed the 18,510 foot high Mount Elbrus, an eight day climb despite the odds.  With a team of four climbers and two guides from Cumbria-based mountaineering company Adventure Peaks to help guide him, the crew together reached the peak while using an ice axe to scale the dangerous mountain.  He was taught to use the ice axe on this expedition, as the crew encountered obstacle after obstacle due to the treacherous conditions.

"It was my first time walking on snow and ice. It took a bit of getting used to," Jack said, adding that one of the guides, Paul Ethridge, "coiled the rope around his hand" to keep two meters between them. I had to be careful not to walk too close to him because I didn't want my crampons to dig into his heels." 

"The Guinness World Records confirmed that no man had beaten his record-setting scale," Mr. Ethridge stated.  According to Phil Kirk, expedition expert for Adventure Peaks, "Jack's very high level of physical fitness was clearly an advantage, allowing him to summit before any other team that day, and we certainly think he is capable of going on to climb higher mountains if he wishes."

MaxiAids sells products to help achieve independence, success and to help conquer goals, obstacles and challenges.  Look to MaxiAids for low vision aids, blind accessories, low vision products and products for the blind and visually impaired.  --Audrey Leonard

08 October, 2018

Tony Giles - Blind World Traveler and Writer

Tony Giles travels the world solo-- and without sight!

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Tony has already visited over ten countries or more so far this year in 2018...

Tony's travel biographies are on his observations and crazy adventures as he travels the globe.  After numerous television and radio appearances, Tony enjoys every moment and claims that his sense of smell, taste and touch have let him experience all the wonders and beauties of the world.

“I can travel blind because of four things – confidence, wanting to travel, good mobility skills and good planning.  That’s all anyone needs." 

MaxiAids offers products specifically designed to assist those with special needs while promoting a healthy, active and independent lifestyle.  We specialize in product solutions for the Blind, Visually Impaired, those with Low Vision, the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Disabled, Seniors (Elderly), Children, and the Special Needs of those with Medical Conditions. Our goal is to bring you the best products available, including the latest innovations to help you live every day to the fullest!

MaxiAids has portable travel accessories for the sight challenged adventurer.  See our... 

- Portable vibrating alarm clocks
- Braille, talking, and vibrating travel alarm clocks and bed shakers
- Portable pill and vitamin organizers
- Money organizer wallets
- C-pen reader pen scanner
- Adjustable folding canes
- Inflatable travel pillow
- Identifiers and labelers
- Alerting indicators
- Braille watches

and more!

Read about Tony here...

Born in England in 1978, Tony was nine months old when it was discovered he had a rare genetic visual impairment.   Born with cone dystrophy and photophobia-- there were no color nerves in the back of his eyes.  This exposed the optic nerve to light, forcing him to spend much of his earlier life in darkness. Tony was given dark glasses to wear inside and outside until about the age of 15.  Around the age of 10, the light vision began to decrease.  On top of it all, at the age of 6, he was partially deaf in both ears.  At that time Tony was given analogue hearing aids.  Now he wears digital aids giving him back some hearing capacity in a quiet room with one-to-one conversation.  

At age 10, Tony attended boarding school for the blind and visually impaired which completely changed his life and helped him gain independence and mobility training.  He learned to use a long cane and navigate his way around, finding objects, crossing streets, going into shops, getting safely on buses and trains-- using public transportation to find locations.  His first travel adventure began on a school trip, visiting Boston, Massachusetts in 1995.  In 1998 he visited New York and Washington D.C., which lead to other trips to California, New Orleans and Hawaii with a fellow student from Australia. These trips completely sparked his desire for travel, besides the travel adventure stories told to him as a young boy by his father (who was in the merchant navy before Tony was born).  These stories excited him, planting the seed for future adventures.  Also spending time away from his family increased Tony's need to make frequent home visits, traveling back and forth independently.

Attending a mainstream college in 1998-2001 with students who were not blind and disabled, Tony was given a grant from his Local Education Authority to purchase computer equipment with speech software.  "I was a confident typist, having been taught touch typing at school, but speech screen-reading software was still at a reasonably early stage and I hadn’t been exposed too much at that point. I can touch type without speech, but having software that reads every letter I type and, the entire screen if I command it, makes studying, researching and writing much easier. I employed fellow students to help me research books, find quotations and correct my spelling and grammar. I have a scanner with speech software which allows me to read any typed text including my post (mail). This vital piece of equipment enabled me to function at the university at the same level as sighted students. I had to scan the books myself and then listen to the entire text. This took twice as long as a student reading with sight, but it made me more determined to learn."

Loving new adventures and exploring the unknown...

Between 2001-2002, Tony backpacked by himself without any aid to Australia, New Zealand, South Vietnam, and Thailand.  With complications of high blood pressure and kidney failure, he underwent a kidney transplant which took him three months to recover from.  Now in 2018, he has since traveled to over 130 countries around the world independently, not allowing his disabilities or health issues slow down his travels.  He travels nine months out of the year.

Providing mobility has been MaxiAids' priority in enhancing the independence of the blind and sight impaired.  Explore our range of mobility products, products for the blind, low vision products, low vision aids, blind accessories, and hearing amplification devices to help you to succeed in an active lifestyle.  --Audrey Leonard

01 October, 2018

Wegman's Supermarket Chain offers the Blind a new "visionary" way to navigate and shop throughout their grocery stores

With lots of new technology and products that are offered today, people who are blind or have low vision now have choices and opportunities to improve their independence and shopping experience.

Wegmans SupermarketBlind Shoppers will now be able to navigate throughout the store, select items and complete purchases with ease.  With the aid of a smartphone app designed for the blind and visually impaired, Wegmans supermarket chain is offering this service free of charge, giving assistance to their blind and low vision shoppers for a stress free and positive shopping journey. They're the first supermarket to offer help for the blind and low vision customers to do their own grocery shopping based on the use of a smartphone camera. Live agents help track the client's shopping excursion throughout the store.  Trained professional agents help the shopper find specific items during their shopping trip, safely navigate their way around the aisles, and help to make purchases.  It turns front cameras on so the agent can see what the shopper is in view of.  Each agent is trained in orientation and mobility to help blind shoppers navigate in a safe and busy environment.  This gives real time visual descriptions to the blind shopper with the smartphone camera or a pair of smart glasses, receiving on-demand assistance.

How MaxiAids proudly serves the needs of the blind shopper

MaxiAids has been serving the blind and low vision community for over three decades, making available products for the blind, low vision aids, blind accessories and assistive technology.  We continuously look for products for those who are challenged with sight loss, and are pleased to offer many of these products to help conquer those day to day challenges.  Our shopping aid products and kitchen and cooking tools will surely help the complications and confusion that vision impaired people face on a daily basis.

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The iBill Talking Money Identifier gives a quick, easy, reliable way to identify the bills used to pay for items, as well as the change received  in stores, restaurants, or anywhere a person goes. When paper currency is inserted into the slot and the button is pressed, the iBill Talking Money Identifier announces the dollar amount in U.S. dollars.

Color Identifiers

MaxiAids offers Color Identifiers that check the color of clothes and the ripeness of fruit while shopping. When the identifier is held in front of almost any surface - paper, cloth, wood, plastic, etc., the color will be spoken. 

Identifiers are an important tool for those with low vision to be able to hear what the identifier sees, and the product comes in four different languages to choose from. 

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Product labelers are ideal products for the blind and visually impaired to help identify products at home by creating labels that can speak back to them. Audio labelers allow you to label anything and everything with discreet audio labels all in your own voice. They're used to label food/freezer items, film/music collections or household objects. Organize letters and other paperwork. Record shopping lists or leave audio messages, or use it as a portable note-taker.

Other labeling systems help label clothing items, kitchen spices, food items, vitamin and medicine bottles, household cleaners, files, or other items that may be difficult for the blind and visually impaired to distinguish from one another due to their similar (or identical) shapes.

MaxiAids offers assistive kitchen and cooking aids that will bring functionality and joy back into the kitchen. With talking measuring cups, talking scales, Braille microwave ovens, and many other blind accessories for cooking and food preparation, our assortment of low vision products and low vision aids for the home are sure to make life a little easier when cooking up a great meal! --Audrey Leonard

MaxiAids offers many products that promote accessibility and independence to the blind and low vision community.  Look through our many products for the blind and visually impaired to make life more productive inside and out of the home.

13 September, 2018

Choose a path to well-being!

MaxiAids provides specialized, accessible workouts for the blind and those with physical challenges

Exercise ProductsAs summer is coming to a closing, school has begun, and the weather starts to get cooler, it's important to stay fit!  We tend to spend more time indoors when winter approaches and the days get shorter.  Making exercise a part of daily life helps improve strength, energy, and an overall feeling of mental well-being, helping to combat those winter blues...

MaxiAids offers fitness CDs, DVDs and exercise equipment to enhance the lives of those with disabilities.  People who are living with blindness, low vision, hearing impairment, arthritis, medical conditions and special needs are much more prone to poor circulation and muscle tone, poor posture, and excess body weight due to lack of exercise and sitting for long periods of time. With exercise options being offered for use in the privacy of one's own home, many of these guided exercise programs as well as exercise products will help with flexibility and keep people with disabilities physically and mentally stimulated.  When it comes to limited mobility, there are alternatives to help enhance strength and endurance, while helping to deliver those happy endorphins that seem to always kick in when we stay moving and fit.

How to Exercise if You Have Limited Mobility

The desire and necessity to safely exercise at home and have options to choose from have prompted the creation of CDs, DVDs and exercise products that specialize in motivational exercises for the blind, low vision, and those with physical challenges.  Morning and evening stretches with guided meditations can be found in some of these instruction sets. Beginning Yoga for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 5 CD set which now offers yoga to the blind and the low vision community. Gretchen Hein, a certified yoga teacher and her partner, Marty Klein, blind author, workshop leader and yoga student, combined their knowledge and health concepts to bring a motivational and inspiring introduction to the basics of yoga with 24 basic yoga poses specially designed for those with little or no sight.

RN Mary Ann Wilson's most popular routines from public television series is now offered in a 2 DVD set called Sit and Be Fit which helps improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation and reaction time. They are fun rehabilitative movements with lighthearted music for those who are wheelchair bound or sit most of the day. Great for seniors and those who want to strengthen their upper body to avoid weakness and stiffness.

Products such as the exercise peddlers can be used for arms and legs, allowing a safe and gentle form of low-impact aerobic exercise that is ideal for stimulating circulation, and the resistance tubing and exercise resistance bands improve balance and daily living.

Look to MaxiAids for a variety of exercise products that enhance strength, mobility and motivation, products for the blind and visually impaired, and products for mobility  --Audrey Leonard

Before beginning any exercise routine, always check with a doctor.

04 September, 2018

Find Great Deals on Touch Watches at MaxiAids

Touch Watches Allow Low Vision Users to Hear Time Announced

Touch WatchesAs part of MaxiAids’ commitment to aid the visually impaired, blind and low vision in everyday life, we have everything you need to help you live a more active, healthy and independent lifestyle. With that said, we offer a large inventory of Touch Watches for both men and women. Talking Watches give users peace of mind knowing they can hear the time announced with the press of a button.

Simply checking the time is a luxury most of us take for granted. Telling time has become easier than ever with smartphones, tablets, computers and other forms of modern technology; we can glance over at our preferred method anytime we want to. However, telling time isn’t as easily accessible to the low vision community, which is why Touch Watches are rising in popularity.

MaxiAids offers Touch Watches in stylish designs and colors, that are user friendly and announce the time or date in a clear voice with just a touch of the watch face. In addition, our Touch Watches from Tel-Time offer an analog display and a large or extra large face for easy viewing. They look the same as your everyday watch, only offer features that give a sense of independence for those who are visually impaired.

Tel-Time women’s Touch Watches come in an assortment of colored bands that users can choose depending on their outfit or mood, such as aqua, blue, yellow, pink or white. The men’s Touch Watches come with a choice of expansion band, black rubber band or classic leather band.

We offer the lowest prices on the largest selection of low vision products for the blind and visually impaired. Our low vision devices include Braille products, canes, calendars, talking watches, computer products, magnifiers, music players/recorders, specialty sunglasses, and much more. MaxiAids has tools for the blind and those with low vision. Contact us today!


20 August, 2018

Legally blind Christine Ha found her true passion in college out of the necessity to cook...

The legally blind Master Chef Winner of 2012 proves she's unstoppable!  Chef, writer, TV host, world traveler-- and now opening her first restaurant in 2018!

Christine Ha began to gradually lose her vision at the age of twenty from an autoimmune disease called Neuromyelitis Optica. She describes her sight as seeing vague shapes and shadows.

Out of necessity while attending college in her sophomore year, Christine decided to teach herself how to cook, burning food and making a mess all over the floor.  Eventually she began to enjoy the process, comparing cooking to science and art.  It also made her feel good to bring joy to others with her cooking.
She began experimenting by relying on her memories of taste and smell of her mother's cooking.  She cooked for her roommate in her first few attempts, and then began to cook for others, bringing a feeling of satisfaction and realizing her passion for it.

When the producers of Master Chef were auditioning in different cities, Christine was encouraged to try out.  Her story was an interesting one, and she felt maybe she would get through the first round.  People were interested to see how a blind person can cook.

Christine was the first blind contestant in its third season and winner in 2012.  She has since written a recipe book called "Recipes from my Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food" which is a big seller on Amazon.

Christine goes by seven good lessons in her life journey:
1.  Utilize mental energy wisely
2.  Reframe negative thinking
3.  Work to achieve and set up goals
4.  Monitor progress carefully
5.  Accept discomfort for a more significant purpose
6.  Always be grateful
7.  Live in line with your values

Recently Christine announced earlier this year in 2018 she will open her first restaurant in the swanky downtown Bravery Chef Hall in Houston, Texas, calling it the Blind Goat.

It will include a menu based on Nhau cuisine-- Vietnamese drinking food.  It's her first food concept since her Master Chef win.  After traveling the world doing pop-ups, TV show appearances and interviews, Christine's dream is finally becoming a reality!

In 2014, Christine Ha received the Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, a recognition formerly awarded to Ray Charles, Patty Duke and Stevie Wonder among others.

Christine believes in not allowing her physical challenges in life hold her back.  Instead they have taught her to pursue her passions rather than fear failure.  "Live a full life-- tend to your mental and emotional needs as well as your professional goals."

When asked how Christine cooks in her kitchen, she replied that some of the items she uses are talking thermometers and talking scales when measuring out food. 

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Check out our products and cooking tools for food preparation to assist in the kitchen and other areas around the home or in school to improve the lives of those who are blind and vision impaired. --Audrey Leonard

12 August, 2018

Top Ten Products for Back to School Shopping

It's time to think about back to school supplies and products that will help you succeed for a productive and stress-free school year.  For students with low vision, hearing impairment, and other special needs and challenges, we offer a wide selection of helpful product aids to insure confidence, independence and success inside and out of the classroom.

At MaxiAids, we'd like to suggest our top ten back to school product categories that will allow you to choose items for a much easier transition in establishing timely schedules, doing school work, and communicating effectively.  Read about our low vision back to school products, products for the blind and visually impaired, vision aids, hearing impaired devices, alerting devices and more.


Never be late for a class.  Developing strong time management skills will help lead to college success!  We offer a large variety of watch styles and features for blind and low vision students, as well as hearing impaired students.  Our popular talking watches for the blind and visually impaired come in many assortments to choose from.  Talking watches have clear time announcements, alarm settings, time, date and day of the week announcements, multi-language watches and Braille watches for the blind. There are vibrating watches with alarms, digital alarm watches, digital analog watches, silent alarm watches, and watches with big numbers.  Click on a link and explore! 

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You won't oversleep with these vibrating alarm clocks, talking alarm clocks and bed shakers.  If you share a dorm room, the bed shaker alarm clock won't wake anyone else up but you.  Talking clocks will tell you the time at a push of a button, or by alarm.  There are so many to choose from for your specific, individual needs...  loud alarm clocks, vibrating alarm clocks, vibrating wristband alarm clocks, talking clocks, talking alarms, silent alarm clocks, sonic bomb alarm clocks, voice alarm clocks, and analog alarm clocks... ideal clocks for the visually impaired, blind and hearing impaired students. Choose a clock that will wake you up on time and keep you on schedule!

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For the blind and visually impaired, we have low vision and talking calculators that read out loud accurate calculating results.  Choose from low vision talking scientific calculators, low vision scientific calculator with speech output, graphing calculators, talking calculators with alarm, English/Spanish calculators, business calculators, statistical talking calculators, calculators with ear buds, and calculators with repeat key.  There is a calculator for your specific subject matter.

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Scanners and Video Magnifiers
View text and photos more clearly.  Scan and hear documents.  Hear a natural sounding voice read back to you as you type. These electronic magnifiers, handheld video magnifiers, screen readers and scanners make it easier to see or hear. Magnify important information you do not want to miss. MaxiAids has low vision magnifiers which include screen magnifiers, page magnifiers, magnifiers for reading, electronic video magnifiers, computer screen magnifier glass, text-to-speech (reads text aloud), text-and-image screen magnification, intelligent screen reader with speech and Braille access for the blind or visually impaired.  Hear text read aloud with our scanners and book readers.  For the visually impaired or those with low vision, we have text-to-speech players, scanners that scan documents and will read back to you in different speeds and languages.  These low vision products are important, essential items to keep you on a successful school journey.  Choose the one that is best to help you with your academic success!  

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Personal Amplifiers
Improve speech understanding and amplify incoming sound.  Choose from a variety of amplifiers that are light and portable for hearing impaired students.  These amplifiers will help you to succeed academically and socially by being part of the conversation.   Search our website for products to enhance your school experience. 

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Voice Recorders
Dictate, transcribe, record-- your notes can be heard loud and clear and played back as needed.  They're perfect for recording class lectures and speeches.  Portable voice recorders can go with you anywhere.  Look at the variety of voice recorders to customize your individual recording needs in school.

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Reduce glare, eyestrain, improve contrast, illuminate papers and work, magnify projects.  Choose from an assortment of lamps and lamp magnifiers to help achieve the right lighting and results needed for accomplishing your academic goals. 

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Every student has their own unique, individual needs.  Here at MaxiAids we love to provide products to make your school and college experience as smooth as possible.  We have chosen a variety of keyboards that are specially designed to meet those special needs.  Choose from our large assortment of keyboards and accessories.  There are wireless, Bluetooth technology keyboards, keyboards with large print lettering and high contrast keys, yellow keyboard, Braille keyboard, Braille keyboard overlays, big key keyboards, backlit keyboards, keyboard PC without monitor, keyboards for single handed users, left handed mouse user keyboard, Maltron keyboards for dual handed or left handed, and virtual keyboard.  These keyboards are designed for your specific typing needs for more efficiency, speed and accuracy.

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Reading and Writing
Easy to see bold writer pens are perfect for those with low vision and the visually impaired.  C-Pen reader pen scanner and C-Pen exam reader pen are pens that read printed text to speech.  The text to speech exam reader allows you to take an exam in the classroom with head phones plugged into the pen.  They're portable and allow for easy reading and listening.  Low vision paper contains bold black lines and helps for easier viewing and writing.  Writing guides help with writing accuracy and guidance.  Look to MaxiAids for all your reading and writing challenges!

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Lap Desks and Book Holders
Our lap desks and book holders provide comfort and better positioning for reading, writing and studying.  Promote better posture, less neck pain, and a more relaxed feeling when concentration is required.  Lap desks and book holders are perfect for when you want to be in a more relaxed position while laying down, lounging around or in a sit up position.

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Look to MaxiAids for a confident, independent and successful school year!