Suppliers of Access Technology and Services for People with Vision Impairments

Companies are listed alphabetically and where available, local distributors (Victoria, Australia) are included.


Company and Contact Details Products/Services
ABC Shop
Audio books to purchase
Accessible Games
Links to websites which offer accessible computer games
Ai Squared
Low vision and blindness products including ZoomText
Audio and ebooks to purchase e.g. for Kindle
American Foundation for the Blind
Information related to braille, living with vision loss, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Braille Bug – braille activities for kids
American Action Fund
Free braille books program for primary-aged children
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Support to and products (e.g. typing program) for people with vision impairments
Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA)
National assistive technology network
Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO)
Access technology tutorials including JAWS, ZoomText, BrailleNote, Clicker 4 etc
Audio books – purchase or subscribe
Audio Books Direct
Purchase audio CDs, MP3 CDs and cassettes
Australian Braille Authority (ABA)
Information about braille in Australia
Australian Copyright Council
Information on copyright in Australia
Australian Independence Products
John Gaeth
Tel (03) 9946 5459 / 0408 603292
Low vision and blindness products
Blind Citizens Australia
Ross House, Level 3, 247-251 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
Tel (03) 9654 1400
Information, peer support, advocacy, consultancy
Free download of mp3 files including music, tech reviews, stories etc
Bolinda Publishing
17 Mohr Street Tullamarine, 3043
Tel (03) 9338 0666
Audio and large print fiction and non-fiction; BorrowBox available through your local library
Braille Superstore
Purchase braille books, toys, games etc
Tel (03) 131 305
Australian social security pensions and allowances
Centre for Assistive Technology (CAT)
Training including BrailleNote, JAWS, ZoomText
Online children’s stories
childsPly Vision
Wooden puzzles, games including maths games, 2×2 shape Sudoku
DAISY products – e-text/talking books
Department of Education and Training (DET), Victoria
Tel (03) 9637 2000
Includes Program for Students with Disabilities and Australian Curriculum in Victoria
Duxbury Systems
Braille translation software and freeware
Braille font comes with DBT demo
East Melbourne Optometry and Low Vision Centre
Suite 214, 100 Victoria Parade East Melbourne
Tel (03) 9654 1331
Optometrist Alan Johnston – for people with moderate to severe vision impairments
Education Queensland
Students with disabilities in Queensland – educational support
European Eyewear
29/111 Lewis Road Knoxfield 3180
Tel 1800 818 221
Lighting and magnification aids and agents for Eschenbach products
Exceptional Teaching Aids, USA
Educational toys and games
Family Planning Victoria
Tel (03) 9257 0146
Borrow Jackson Models from the
Freedom Scientific
Low vision and blindness products including screen reading, enlarging, braille, scanning
Online tutorials for many products
From the Keyboard
Audio and e-text tutorials for computer programs e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel etc
Graphmatica from kSoft
Graphmatica – graphing software for PC
Guide Dogs Victoria
Chandler Hwy Kew 3101
(03) 9854 4444
Orientation and mobility training for children and adults
Resources for schools including Look Out Marcus and Gabby’s Going Places
PO Box 944 Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Tel (02) 9686 2600
Ramona Mandy (blindness products)
Tel (03) 9686 2601, mob 0404 834 924
Tony Wu (low vision products)
Low vision and blindness products including BrailleNote, SmartView
Templates for green lined paper or design your own
Information Library Services
Member access to library resources including audio, braille, DAISY
In the Driver’s Seat
Tel 0419 136 943 (Peter Watts)
Annual opportunity for legally blind people to drive
International Journal of Orientation & Mobility
Peer-reviewed journal in O&M
Jim Jackson
Jackson models
Tel (03) 9722 8939
Perspex reading/writing stand
Catalogue of aids and appliances for independent living e.g. educational toys, large print and talking dictionaries, talking clocks, beeping balls
Microsoft Accessibility
Resource guides and Tutorials for Microsoft Accessibility features
National Eye Institute, USA
Vision related resources
Free voice software for PC – NVDA
Optek Systems
Terry Kenaghan
Tel (02) 9842 9739
Range of access technology including electronic magnification units, embossers etc
Pacific Vision
Tel 1800 756 849
Low vision and blindness products
Tel/fax (02) 4735 7355
Low vision and blindness products including PictureBraille and Toccata; repairs
Perkins School for the Blind
Support for people with vision impairments including online museum, beginning braille program
Repair of PerkinsBrailler – videos
Project Gutenberg
Public domain books – ebooks and audio – available for free download including The Audio Books Project and Project Gutenberg Australia
Quantum Reading Learning Vision
Trevor Boyd
5 Keith Street Hampton East 3188
PO Box 34 Southland Centre Cheltenham 3191
Tel (03) 9545 4100 / 0417 302711
Tim Connell
PO Box 612 Pennant Hills NSW 1715
Tel (02) 9479 3100
Low vision and blindness products including Pearl & OpenBook, SmartView
Screen magnifier, screen reader, talking calculators
Handheld player with audio files available by subscription
Public domain titles available for download
RIDBC Renwick Centre
361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks NSW
Private Bag 29, Parramatta NSW 2124
Tel / TTY: (02) 9872 0303
Affiliated with the University of Newcastle, the Renwick Centre offers excellent post-graduate studies in vision impairment
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Assistance to people who are blind or vision impaired including website information
The Low Vision Toolkit – teaching students with low vision
Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities
PO Box 229 Lindisfarne Tasmania 7015
Annual conference, alternative format guidelines and Unified English Braille
Royal Society for the Blind (RSB)
Knapman House 230 Pirie St Adelaide SA 5000
Tel (08) 8232 4777
Support for people with vision impairments in South Australia
School Fonts
Handwriting and maths fonts for PC and Apple
Sensory Tools
Andrew Ingram
15 Stamford Road Oakleigh 3166
Tel (03) 9568 2568
Low vision and blindness products
Senswide Employment
Employment support for people with disabilities
Simply Scripts
Simply Scripts
Scripts from movies, TV shows, plays, musicals etc
Solve Disability Solutions
Tel 1300 663 243
Victorian non-for-profit that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially.
Accessible games – Ballyland and All Abilities Playground
439 Burke Rd Glen Iris 3146
Tel (03) 9824 7711
Australian audio bookshop
South Australian School for Vision Impaired
Services for students with vision impairments in SA
PO Box 88 Rochdale Queensland 4123
Tel (07) 3808 6833
Software and hardware for people with disabilities
SPEVI – South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment
Professional organisation for vision educators with Journal and biennial conference
Statewide Vision Resource Centre
370-380 Springvale Rd Donvale
PO Box 201 Nunawading 3131
Tel (03) 9841 0242
Victorian Department of Education & Training’s facility for students with vision impairments – professional development, materials in alternative formats, Support Skills program etc
Tack Tiles – braille on Lego-compatible blocks
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Information regarding students with vision impairments including technology, maths, Space Camp
VI Family Network
Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register, Parent Forum etc
Vision Australia
454 Glenferrie Rd Kooyong 3144
Tel 1300 847466
Services and training to people with vision impairments
591 Whitehorse Rd Surrey Hills 3127
Tel (03) 9830 4336
Toys including those suitable for children with disabilities
Free downloadable dictionary

Please note: Every effort has been made to ensure this information is accurate and current. If there are errors or omissions, they are unintentional. Please check with the equipment supplier to verify product specifications, availability and price.