Adaptive Technology Vendors

This directory was produced by the Perkins Library to assist consumers and professionals in locating services for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Massachusetts. Learn more about the Massachusetts Directory of Agencies.


  • ABISee, Inc.

    30 Sudbury Road, Unit 1B
    Acton, MA 01720

    Phone: (978) 637-2900 or (800) 444-4443
    Fax: (253) 595-3623
    Email: info@abisee.com
    Web: abisee.com

    ABISee, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced high technology products for people with visual impairment. Manufactures a reading and scanning device for blind people and an advanced scanning solution for people with low vision. Acquired by Freedom Scientific in April 2015. 


  • Adaptivision

    PO Box 403
    Lynnfield, MA 01940

    Phone: (781) 334-2004 or (800) 407-6486
    Fax: (781) 334-4793
    Email:  info@videomagnification.com
    Web: www.videomagnification.com 

    Distributor of video magnification products.


  • BAUM USA

    12 Branch Street, Suite 205
    Methuen, MA 01844

    Phone: (855) 620-7985
    Email: info@baumusa.com
    Web: www.baumusa.com

    U.S. division of BAUM, a German manufacturer and designer of technology solutions including braille organizers, braille displays, and desktop magnifiers.


  • Duxbury Systems, Inc.

    270 Littleton Road, Unit 6
    Westford, MA 01886

    Phone: (978) 692-3000
    Fax: (978) 692-7912
    Email: info@duxsys.com
    Web: www.duxburysystems.com

    Duxbury Systems provides software for braille production. The software can produce contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics, and technical braille.  Supports braille translation for over 130 languages. Supports braille graphics through Quicktac, our freeware program.


  • Freedom Scientific

    43 Oxford Drive
    Franklin, MA 02038

    Phone: (508) 520-9639
    Fax: (508) 520-9737
    Email: billk@freedomscientific.com
    Web: www.freedomscientific.com

    Manufacturer of technology products for those who are blind or visually impaired, and products for the special education and learning disability markets. Contact: Bill Kilroy.


  • Guidelights and Gadgets

    Phone: (781) 321-2571
    Email: krausch@scheur.com or bscheur@scheur.com
    Web: www.guidelightsandgadgets.com

    The merging of two diverse products lines.  One line of products promotes the safe and convenient travel for service and guide dogs. The other line provides accessible and easy to use “people technology” enabling people who are blind or visually impaired to have fun, easy to use electronic products and fun gadgets.


  • Ictext, Inc.

    PO Box 638
    320 Cooper Street
    Agawam, MA 01001

    Phone: (413) 422-0624
    Fax: 888-853-1919
    Email: joe@ictextinc.com
    Web: www.ictextinc.com

    Ictext quickly provides equal access to textbooks and course materials and reduces expenses by converting printed matter to e-text. Ictext offers texts in a variety of accessible formats.


  • Kurzweil Educational Systems

    24 Prime Parkway
    Natick, MA 01760

    Phone: (800) 894-5374
    Fax: (781) 276-0650
    Email: info@kurzweiledu.com
    Web: www.kurzweiledu.com

    Develops reading technology for people with learning disabilities and those who are blind or visually impaired. The roots of the company extend back to 1976 and the introduction of the world’s first reading system, the Kurzweil Reading Machine.


  • Magnisite

    PO Box 340
    Charlton, MA 01507

    Phone: (508) 410-8160
    Email: magnisite@verizon.net
    Web: www.magnisitene.com

    Founded and operated by people with low vision, Magnisite provides video magnifiers for people with low vision.


  • MassEDP (Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program)

    1380 Bay Street, Bldg. B
    Taunton, MA 02780

    Phone: (800) 300-5658 (voice/TTY)
    Fax: (508) 828-2595
    Email: joinin@MassEDP.com
    Web: www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/massedp/

    MassEDP provides accessible telephone equipment to residents of Massachusetts who are disabled and have residential phone service.


  • National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

    Phone: (800) 825-4595
    Website: www.icanconnect.org

    This FCC program, coordinated by Perkins and other partners, gives people with combined hearing and vision loss access to modern telecommunication tools and the training necessary to use them. Provides accessible technology, such as braille displays, mobile devices and screen readers, free of charge to people who meet federal eligibility guidelines.


  • New England Low Vision

    799 West Boylston Street
    Worcester, MA 01606

    Phone: (888) 211-6933
    Fax: (508) 853-8201
    Email: Scott V. Krug, President scott@nelowvision.com
    Web: www.nelowvision.com

    New England Low Vision’s two areas of expertise are providing low vision and blindness products, and customized assistive technology evaluations and training on both low vision and blindness products.


  • Perkins Solutions (Formerly Perkins Products)

    175 North Beacon Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

    Phone: 617-972-7308
    Fax: 617-926-2027
    Email:  perkinssolutions@perkins.org
    Web:  brailler.perkins.org

    Manufactures and sells the classic Perkins Brailler®and the Perkins SMART Brailler®, which incorporates computer technology to foster braille literacy for a new generation of learners. Offers an extensive line of accessible communications, technology, and daily living products for people with visual impairments.  Provides training, technical support and installation. Products are available online or at the Perkins Products retail center.  Call for an appointment.


  • Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities

    PO Box 848
    Marlboro, MA 01752

    Phone: (800) 974-6006 (Voice or TTY)
    Fax: (508) 460-3962
    Email: VCCD@verizon.com
    Web: www.verizon.com/disabilities

    Verizon provides accessible telecommunications products and services including equipment and accessible format billing statements to Verizon customers with disabilities.