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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.
30 Sudbury Road, Unit 1B
Acton, MA 01720
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.
PO Box 403
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Distributor of video magnification products.
12 Branch Street, Suite 205
Methuen, MA 01844
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
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.
43 Oxford Drive
Franklin, MA 02038
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
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.
PO Box 638
320 Cooper Street
Agawam, MA 01001
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
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.
PO Box 340
Charlton, MA 01507
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
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
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
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
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
Verizon provides accessible telecommunications products and services including equipment and accessible format billing statements to Verizon customers with disabilities.