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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!
01 September, 2021

Low Vision Desktop Calculators for the Office

For anyone in an office environment whether it’s an at-home office back out to your office location MaxiAids has low vision calculators for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Our collection of desktop Talking Calculators feature large LCD displays and are incredibly easy to use. Our desktop calculators can be used in the office or out on the go! We have something for everyone in the market for a low vision calculator, even talking calculators with headphones for extra privacy.

Browse our Low Vision Calculators with large numbers, talking calculators, portable calculators, and any calculator product needed to make your office day easier.

 

10-Digit Talking Calculator-Earphone-Talking Alarm

 

Desk-Top Talking Calculator

 

Low Vision Talking Scientific Graphing Calculator-English-Spanish

 

Reizen 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator

 

Platon XL Talking Low Vision Scientific Calculator

 

Calculator Hybrid Power Business 12 Digits

 

Calculator W2-Linetrack Back

 

QuickProfit Business Calculator

 

Reizen 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator w-Earbuds

 

Platon Talking Scientific Calculator

 

Whether you're looking for a portable calculator or one to rest on your desk, we've got you covered. Shop more Low Vision Products for the office today!

19 August, 2021

Bar, Handheld, Dome, or Stand Magnifiers for Back to School

Heading back to school means a need for low vision aids for visually impaired students. Whether you need magnifiers for reading, on-the-go, or with a light built in, our selection of Bar Magnifiers, Handheld Magnifiers, Dome Magnifiers, and Stand Magnifiers will help start the school year off right.

Reading aids are a necessity for back to school, as are computer screen magnifiers. All of MaxiAids’ Magnifiers are here to bring your world into focus. If you need extra help focusing in the classroom or during virtual learning, magnification devices can help!

We have a wide variety of magnifying products that can set you up for success this school year. Browse our selection of Handheld, Dome, or Stand Magnifiers for back to school in a range of magnification strengths for your convenience. 

 

EZ Magnibar Combo -2 Magnifiers -1 with Yellow and 1 Aqua Tracker Line

 

MagniBar LED Lighted 2x Bar Magnifier

 

10x LED Lighted Handheld Magnifier

 

3.5x Handheld and 3x Stand Magnifier Combo Kit

 

6x Hollow Dome Loupe Magnifier

 

Coil Visual Tracking Magnifier - Red Soft-Grip Rim

 

REIZEN 5x Dome Magnifier with Glass Lens

 

REIZEN LED Stand Magnifier - 7X

 

10x Handheld and Stand Magnifier Combo Kit

 

COIL UK Raylite 3 LED Stand Magnifier 3.9x 11.7D

 

Make back-to-school tasks easier by using any of MaxiAids’ Magnifiers. We also have Pendant Magnifiers, Electronic Video Magnifiers, Page Magnifiers, Hands-Free Magnifiers, and Professional Magnifiers.

26 May, 2021

Reizen Ball Games That Provide Outdoor Fun

Visually impaired people can have as much fun as anyone else with MaxiAids’ selection of low vision Ball Games. As part of our wide inventory of Recreational & Fun products, we have low vision aids that will keep everyone included in the outdoor fun.

Choose from adaptive audible balls for soccer, basketball, football, rugby, cricket, softball, and more! Beeping balls let visually impaired players know where the ball is going by its sound instead of using sight. For a more versatile low vision aid, we have a Mini Beeper that attaches to any ball. We also have balls with bells or rattles to let players know where to locate the ball when it’s moving.

Below are inclusive Ball Games for visually impaired users, so they can use their sense of sound instead of sight to locate where the ball is going.

 

Beeping Foam Football

 

Beeping Foam Soccer Ball

 

Reizen Firestorm Soccer Ball with Rattle

 

Reizen RockStar Rugby Ball with Bells

 

Reizen Samba Soccer Ball with Bells

 

Reizen Spiral Mini Ball with Bells

 

Star Soccer Ball with Bells - Yellow

 

Soccerball with Double Bells Inside

 

Mini Beeper

 

Get outdoors this spring and summer and participate in any ball game you want, with MaxiAids’ selection of low vision Ball Games. Browse now!

17 January, 2019

Theatre Performances for Blind Audiences

How the Blind experience live theatre shows...

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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!  http://theatreaccess.nyc/how-it-works

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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

05 November, 2018

Blind Iraq War Veteran Scott Smiley spreads hope and courage..... "Never give up in the face of hardship"

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Scott Smiley became the first blind active duty officer and first blind company commander to remain in the U.S. Army after being blinded by a roadside bomb in Iraq during a suicide explosion in 2005.  It took some time for the Officer to accept his new life, but with his supportive and encouraging wife Tiffany by his side, he began to focus on his new life rather than focusing on the hardship.  He wanted to find the good that can come from these challenges, triumph over the loss of his sight, and inspire others in the process. 

Leading a life of inspiration, Smiley went back to school to earn a Master of Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He was also a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and went on to teach military leadership at West Point and to command the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point's Keller Army Medical Center. Smiley earned the Army's prestigious MacArthur Leadership Award, an award which recognizes junior officers who exhibit duty, honor, and country-- the ideals implemented by Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
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Smiley still does the same things he did before; he just does them in different ways.  Besides  surfing, skiing, and skydiving, he climbed Mt. Rainier, completed an Ironman  triathlon, was named soldier of the year by The Army Times in 2007, won the MacArthur leadership award, and received an ESPY award as Best Outdoor Athlete in 2008. His book Hope Unseen was published in 2010 and he has been invited to speak to large groups nationwide-- inspiring athletes, Olympians, businesses, and students.  A father of three sons, he has since retired from the military in 2015, and currently works with the capital markets department at Drexel Hamilton, LLC (a New York State certified service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer firm which offers meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans), working as an investment banker for corporations and banks around the world.  In May of 2017, he was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Bill Larkin.  In October of 2018, Scott recently appeared on the Dr. Phil show to talk about a reading device that turns written text into speech.
 
Smiley is a regular contributor to national and local media organizations, and his stories of hope, inspiration and overcoming obstacles and adversity currently continue to spread all across the country on television news and talk shows, as well as corporate and private events.  Scott and Tiffany also work with government officials to improve veteran care programs.
 
Some of his words to live by:
  • Serve others. "Give back more than we receive." 
  • Live with purpose. "No matter what trials and tribulations may face us, if we stay the true course we can live with a purpose."
  • Lead by example. "Understand what you're asking others to do.  You shouldn't lead an organization unless you understand the mission."
  • Persevere. "Life is worth living.  We all go through trials and hardship. Working through those trials, we all can improve."
Visit our low vision aids, blind accessories, assistive aids, and products for the blind and visually impaired to help improve independence inside and out of the home.   --Audrey Leonard