Technology has opened the world for people with visual impairments, making it easier to be independent at home, school, work, and community.
Assistive technology includes many devices, including smartphones, tablets, televisions, smart speakers, apps, computer software, and video magnifiers (handheld, desktop, and wearables). Some devices can help you maximize your remaining vision, read the printed word to you, help you keep your calendar and provide reminders, and even assist you when navigating outside your home.
We do not sell assistive technology. We are focused on helping you become an informed consumer so that before you invest in any technology, you can understand what it does, the pros and cons, and, most importantly, if it is the right solution to meet your needs or if perhaps there is something better, less expensive, or easier to use.
Assessments are primarily done in our Assistive Technology Discovery Center, where you can try and learn about a wide range of products.
School systems can contract our Assistive Technology staff to provide comprehensive assistive technology assessments as part of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Click here for the referral packet.
Once you have invested in a device, it is essential to ensure you get the most out of it. We can help you learn how to use your new equipment to its fullest potential. Training is offered both in our Assistive Technology Discovery Center and in some cases, it can also be done in your home.
We also periodically offer small group workshops on particular topics.
Video Magnifier Rentals
A video magnifier, or closed-circuit television (CCTV), provides a magnified image for people with low vision to enable them to maintain an independent lifestyle at work, home, or school. A video magnifier comprises a camera, monitor, lighting, and usually a stand.
IN-SIGHT rents gently used video magnifiers for $20 per month (plus a small one-time fee for delivery, if needed). The monthly fee is low enough to accommodate folks who may not be able to afford a new machine or those that would like to try the device out before purchasing a new one. IN-SIGHT does not sell new machines, but we can recommend area dealers who do.