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Blind / Low Vision

  1. 1. Minnesota STAR Program Equipment Loan List ............................................................................................Updated: May 18, 2007
  2. 2. Table of Contents Blind / Low Vision...................................................................................................3 Communication........................................................................................................4 Computer Access ....................................................................................................6 Daily Living .............................................................................................................6 Deaf / Hard of Hearing............................................................................................7 Environmental Adaptations ..................................................................................7 Learning, Cognitive, Developmental.....................................................................8 Recreation................................................................................................................9 Switches / Mounting Systems.................................................................................9 Contact Information: ...........................................................................................10 2
  3. 3. Blind / Low Vision Device Name Brief Description Amigo Handheld magnifier Magnification from 3.5 to 14X Book Port Portable digital reading device. Plays books in MP3 and Daisy format, as well as books downloaded from sites such as Audible.com Extreme Reader – ER 1 The Extreme Reader ER-1 model is the best choice for those needing a basic and (Desktop Reading Machine) simple to use device. This scan and read system works without a computer. Features include four-button Operation, high contrast, tactile labels, AT&T Natural Voices, CD Format Daisy Book reader, World Class Scanning and Reading, Can be used with Computer Monitor/TV. Extreme Reader- X The Extreme Reader XR-10 provides macro- and micro-navigation for a detailed (Multi-function Desktop Reading "review" of any scanned document from Machine) any point in that document. Device features include twenty-two operation keypad high contrast, tactile labels, micro-navigation, macro-navigation multiple page scanning per file, AT&T Natural Voices Speech Engine, CD format Daisy Book Reader, can be used with computer monitor or TV. Flipper Portable rotating camera for point & view magnification. (3x-12x on 10” LCD) Flipper Screen 12” LCD screen for use with Flipper i.d. Mate Omni Barcode / UPC reader 3
  4. 4. Device Name Brief Description Key to Freedom USB key with screen reading / access software K-NFB Reader Handheld scanning reader. My Reader CCTV – scan, capture and read entire page. Customize viewing. Text reflow eliminates need for sideways scrolling. Pico Handheld magnifier Magnification from 3X to 11X Plex Talk Player Digital player / recorder. Create DAISY 2.02, audio only, books and Music CDs. Play DAISY, Music and Audio File CDs and CF cards. Can be used as a CD-RW or memory card drive connected to a PC. Victor Reader Classic Plus Portable reading device. Communication Device Name Brief Description ChatterVox Portable voice amplifier. DynaWrite Type and Talk AAC device. Stores up to 1 hour of banked messages. Onboard Universal remote, computer access and adjustable font size. Fl4sh Deluxe Direct select/switch scan. Comes with twelve overlays and one 16-minute recording memory module. Automatic overlay detection. Visual and auditory feedback. Automatic, step and 2-step switch scan modes. 4
  5. 5. Device Name Brief Description Gus Communicator Handheld AAC device with Easy Talk software. iTalk 2 2 switch / message communicator LinkPlus Notebook size keyboard speech generating device. Mercury II AAC device. Includes Word Power and Picture Word Power Quick Start Communication Kit Includes a Big Mack, Little Mack and Step- by-Step. Say-it Sam Handheld AAC DEC-Talk Speech synthesis. Comes with over 6,500 Mayer Johnson, Inc., Picture Communication Symbols. Say-it Sam Tablet AAC - lightweight Windows XP tablet with: E Z Keys™, Speaking Dynamically Pro™ Super Talker Configurable 1, 2, 4 or 8 message grids. 16 minutes of recording time. Built-in keyguard storage. 8 input jacks for single switch. Talking Symbol Notepad The talking symbol notepad has 10 seconds of recording time. Message is activated by a light touch. The activation area is 2” x 2”. Includes symbol holder. Magnetic mount included or mount anywhere using an adhesive strip. Battery operated (included). Tango AAC device – Ergonomic design, 6 message buttons, intuitive language hierarchy, built-in camera, voice morphing. Tuff Talker AAC device – Combination Windows XP notebook and tablet with E Z Keys™, Speaking Dynamically Pro™. 5
  6. 6. Computer Access Device Name Brief Description HandiEye Hands Free Mouse Alternative hands free mouse. HandiEye miniature camera has a base, which can be used either as a stand or as a clip. Built-in infrared LEDs enable HandiEye to operate under any lighting conditions - including complete darkness. No-hands Mouse Two pedal foot mouse. Point It (USB joystick) Alternative mouse with external switch jacks. SEMERC Pro Track 60 trackball USB and PS/2 (no drivers needed) 2 switch jacks. Swifty (USB) Adaptive switch interface accepts industry standard 3.5 mm, stereo or mono plugs for directly connecting up to two adaptive switches. Swifty is powered from the USB host and does not require external power and works with Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers, and many AAC devices. Visikey Keyboard & Mouse (wireless) Enhanced visibility lettering system 104 key model + 15 hot keys enable one touch access to multimedia/internet functions. wireless with USB hub. X-Keys Stick X-keys USB stick provides 16 programmable keys. Works with computer allowing the user to create shortcut keys, macros, and auto text. Requires installation of X-keys Macro Works software. Windows/Mac compatible. Daily Living Device Name Brief Description Talking Tape Measure A 16 foot standard metal tape measure that announces the measured length with an accuracy of .06 of an inch. 6
  7. 7. Deaf / Hard of Hearing Device Name Brief Description Amplified Powered Neckloop For use with T-coil equipped hearing aids. 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter included. Use with an iPod, CD player, phone, or any device that has a 8-16 Ohm audio output through a 3.5mm jack. Conference microphone Use with Portable FM system. Microphone pattern is omnidirectional and the base is designed to enhance 360° pick-up. Interpretype Interpretype® consists of a pre- programmed laptop style computer device which has the ability to send and display typed messages to other ITY™ devices or a computer. Once you log on, you have the ability to have a conversation by simply reading and typing. Hearing Helper Portable FM system Includes one transmitter and one receiver. Broadcast range up to 100 feet away. Environmental Adaptations Device Name Brief Description Mini-Relax with X-10 The Mini Relax with X:10 is a portable scanning infrared transmitter which can be accessed using a single switch. The Mini Relax learns codes or signals from any regular infrared remote control that is used for TV’s, VCR’s, etc. Power Link 3 PowerLink 3 delivers 1700 watts of power to run most appliances with a single switch. Two double outlets. U-Control III (for Tuff Talker) A universal remote control that connects to your PC or AAC device running Words + Inc. software through the USB port. Once connected to your computer or AAC device 7
  8. 8. Device Name Brief Description you can control your TV, VCR, DVD player, X10 devices, and other appliances. Vocally – Voice Activated Dialer Voice activated telephone dialer. Store up to 60 names/numbers. Learning, Cognitive, Developmental Device Name Brief Description Dana Laptop alternative combines a full-size keyboard, the wide screen and Palm OS. Franklin Language Master Hand-held dictionary offering full speech controls to read screens or speak individual words at the speed you choose. At less than 6" square, the lightweight FLM is designed for maximum efficiency. Low vision users will appreciate the large-type display option, high-contrast screen and black-on- white QWERTY keyboard. For blind users, orientation features include active screen announcing and raised dots on location keys. Key to Access USB key with plug & play software – Talking Word Processor, Text-to-Audio, Scan and Read, Talking Calculator, PDF Magic Neo Laptop alternative. Neo includes versatile learning software for developing writing, keyboarding, and quizzing skills. Pocket PC with AbleLink Community The Community Integration Suite comes Integration suite with a Pocket PC, Pocket Compass (picture/audio based prompting/cueing application), Schedule Assistant (time- based audio-visual cuing), and Discovery Desktop (a custom Windows desktop).. 8
  9. 9. Device Name Brief Description The Large Time Timer is designed for Time Timer (Large) classroom and group activities. The large size (12" square) and bold dial numerals make this timer easier to read for visually impaired users. Recreation Device Name Brief Description Digital Camera (switch adapted) Switch adapted Kodak Easy Share Digital Camera. Freedom Tent The Eureka/BlueSky Designs Freedom tent is a 3 season, 2 person tent designed to meet the specific needs of disabled campers. Wireless Game Controller (switch Works with Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Cube, adapted) and Playstation consoles. Switches / Mounting Systems Device Name Brief Description CJT Super Eval Kit The Super Eval Kit is an all-in-one mounting evaluation kit that is well organized with individual cut outs for each component to help make finding the equipment you need fast and easy. The kit contains 4 complete mounting systems and all their optional components. The mounting systems included are one Profiler, one ProLite, one Profiler-Lite with 9 - 16 inch height adjustment, and another Profiler-Lite with a 16 - 21 inch height adjustment. Switch features a 2 1/2-inch activation Jelly Bean Switch surface and is recommended for people who can access a smaller target area. Jelly Beamer Wireless jelly bean switch. Slim Armstrong Mount Telescoping arm and mix-and-match parts 9
  10. 10. Device Name Brief Description allow you to create the system length you need, from 4" to 20.5", 360 degrees of positioning axis. Holds up to 5 pounds in any position. Tash Deluxe Switch Assessment Kit Includes switches, switch tester, battery interrupter, Tash mounting arm and clamp, mouse interface in one carrying case. Devices listed above are available for short term loan (30 days or less) through the Minnesota STAR Program. For more information or to borrow a device please contact STAR. Contact Information: MN STAR Program 309 Administration Bldg 50 Sherburne Ave. St. Paul, MN 55155 651-201-2640 (Main) 888-234-1267 (Toll-Free) 651-282-6671 MN Relay (711) Star.program@state.mn.us www.starprogram.state.mn.us 10

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