Wales Council of the Blind

video magnification

Definition: A video magnifier or CCTV is a simple way of producing large text and images for people with some useful vision. Printed documents, handwritten materials or objects can be placed under a camera. The magnified image is then displayed on a monitor. They are most often used for reading, but some can also be used for writing, checking a price tag, looking at a timetable or to read a whiteboard in a classroom.

Category: technology

Credit: Vision in Wales

Source: Vision in Wales

Services mentioning video magnification

Enhanced Vision low vision products - (Enhanced Vision) Access technology

Enhanced Vision offer an extensive line of low vision products including video magnifiers. Their products are designed to help people regain their visual independence by providing the ability to read, write, see loved ones, or enjoy the outdoors.

NWSB Children's Fund - (North Wales Society of the Blind) Grants

The children's fund was established to help meet the needs of children who have impaired vision, by providing special needs grants and specialist equipment. Many families with young children who have vision impairments will have experienced lengthy delays and numerous application forms when applying for essential equipment like a CCTV</a> system or specialist computer software. We hope to be able to attract enough support to be able to help meet some of these needs.

Professional Vision Services access technology - (Professional Vision Services) Access technology

Professional Vision Services Ltd sell the MagniLink range of video magnifiers, a variety of hand-held electronic magnifiers, Braille devices, Braille embossers and access software. They also offer free demonstration of products.

Reineker access solutions - (Reinecker) Access technology

Reinecker offer a wide range of products and individual solutions. This includes optical and electronic magnifiers, desktop video magnifiers, transportable camera systems, vocal systems and magnifying Software for PC and MAC. They also offer individual consulting and training.

Stepney Centre for VI - (Carmarthenshire County Blind Society) Resource centre

Demonstrations of Dolphin computer systems and CCTV</a> Electronic Magnification by Enhanced Vision and Optilec.

VIM Resource Centre - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)) Resource centre

Sensory impairment aids for everyday living such as mobile phones, talking clocks and watches, fully equipped kitchen demonstrating various aids, CCTVS etc. There are also demonstration facilities for other disabilities eg Tunstall equipment.

Vision Aid Technologies low vision and blindness products - (VisionAid Technologies) Access technology

Vision Aid Technologies is one of the largest specialist low vision & blindness product suppliers in the UK. Their range of over 1,000 products are carefully tested & selected from over 100 manufacturers around the world. This gives people the opportunity to view a comprehensive range of products in one location. The range of products include low vision, braille devices, video magnifiers, reading machines, access software and more.