Suppliers of Access Technology and Services for People with Vision Impairments

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

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Company and Contact Details Products/Services
ABC Shop
http://shop.abc.net.au
Audio books to purchase
Accessible Games
www.whitestick.co.uk/games.html
Links to websites which offer accessible computer games
Ai Squared
www.aisquared.com
Low vision and blindness products including ZoomText
Amazon
www.amazon.com
Audio and ebooks to purchase e.g. for Kindle
American Foundation for the Blind
www.afb.org
Information related to braille, living with vision loss, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Braille Bug – braille activities for kids
American Action Fund
www.actionfund.org
Free braille books program for primary-aged children
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
www.aph.org

Support to and products (e.g. typing program) for people with vision impairments
Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA)
www.arata.org.au
National assistive technology network
Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO)
http://atto.buffalo.edu
Access technology tutorials including JAWS, ZoomText, BrailleNote, Clicker 4 etc
Audible.com
www.audible.com
Audio books – purchase or subscribe
Audio Books Direct
www.audiobooksdirect.com.au
Purchase audio CDs, MP3 CDs and cassettes
Australian Braille Authority (ABA)
brailleaustralia.org
Information about braille in Australia
Australian Copyright Council
www.copyright.org.au
Information on copyright in Australia
Australian Independence Products
John Gaeth
Tel (03) 9946 5459 / 0408 603292
www.micromarvellous.com.au
Low vision and blindness products
Blind Citizens Australia
Ross House, Level 3, 247-251 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
Tel (03) 9654 1400
www.bca.org.au
Information, peer support, advocacy, consultancy
BlindCoolTech
www.blindcooltech.com
Free download of mp3 files including music, tech reviews, stories etc
Bolinda Publishing
17 Mohr Street Tullamarine, 3043
Tel (03) 9338 0666
www.bolinda.com/aus/
Audio and large print fiction and non-fiction; BorrowBox available through your local library
Braille Superstore
www.braillebookstore.com
Purchase braille books, toys, games etc
Centrelink
Tel (03) 131 305
www.centrelink.gov.au
Australian social security pensions and allowances
Centre for Assistive Technology (CAT)
http://cat.buffalo.edu/
Training including BrailleNote, JAWS, ZoomText
ChildrenStory.com
www.childrenstory.com
Online children’s stories
childsPly Vision
childsply@gmail.com
Wooden puzzles, games including maths games, 2×2 shape Sudoku
DAISY
www.daisy.org
DAISY products – e-text/talking books
Department of Education and Training (DET), Victoria
Tel (03) 9637 2000
www.education.vic.gov.au
Includes Program for Students with Disabilities and Australian Curriculum in Victoria
Duxbury Systems
www.duxburysystems.com
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
www.emlowvision.com.au
Optometrist Alan Johnston – for people with moderate to severe vision impairments
Education Queensland
http://education.qld.gov.au
Students with disabilities in Queensland – educational support
European Eyewear
29/111 Lewis Road Knoxfield 3180
Tel 1800 818 221
www.europeaneyewear.com.au
Lighting and magnification aids and agents for Eschenbach products
Exceptional Teaching Aids, USA
www.exceptionalteaching.com
Educational toys and games
Family Planning Victoria
Tel (03) 9257 0146
www.fpv.org.au
Borrow Jackson Models from the resources@fpv.org.au
Freedom Scientific
www.freedomscientific.com
Low vision and blindness products including screen reading, enlarging, braille, scanning
Online tutorials for many products
From the Keyboard
http://web.onetel.net.uk
Audio and e-text tutorials for computer programs e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel etc
Graphmatica from kSoft
www.graphmatica.com
Graphmatica – graphing software for PC
Guide Dogs Victoria
Chandler Hwy Kew 3101
(03) 9854 4444
www.guidedogs.asn.au
Orientation and mobility training for children and adults
Resources for schools including Look Out Marcus and Gabby’s Going Places
HumanWare
PO Box 944 Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Tel (02) 9686 2600
Ramona Mandy (blindness products)
Tel (03) 9686 2601, mob 0404 834 924
ramona.mandy@humanware.com.au
Tony Wu (low vision products)
tony.wu@humanware.com
www.humanware.com
Low vision and blindness products including BrailleNote, SmartView
Incompetech
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/
Templates for green lined paper or design your own
Information Library Services
www.visionaustralia.org.au
Member access to library resources including audio, braille, DAISY
In the Driver’s Seat
Tel 0419 136 943 (Peter Watts)
peterwatts1@bigpond.com
Annual opportunity for legally blind people to drive
International Journal of Orientation & Mobility
www.ijorientationandmobility.com
Peer-reviewed journal in O&M
Jim Jackson
www.jimjacksonanatomymodels.com
Jackson models
Kayendee
Tel (03) 9722 8939
www.kayendee.com.au
Perspex reading/writing stand
MaxiAids
www.maxiaids.com
Catalogue of aids and appliances for independent living e.g. educational toys, large print and talking dictionaries, talking clocks, beeping balls
Microsoft Accessibility
www.microsoft.com/enable
Resource guides and Tutorials for Microsoft Accessibility features
National Eye Institute, USA
www.nei.nih.gov
Vision related resources
NVAccess
www.nvda-project.org
Free voice software for PC – NVDA
Optek Systems
Terry Kenaghan
Tel (02) 9842 9739
www.opteksystems.com.au
Range of access technology including electronic magnification units, embossers etc
Pacific Vision
Tel 1800 756 849
www.lowvision.com.au
Low vision and blindness products
Pentronics
Tel/fax (02) 4735 7355
www.pentronics.com.au
Low vision and blindness products including PictureBraille and Toccata; repairs
Perkins School for the Blind
www.perkins.org
Support for people with vision impairments including online museum, beginning braille program
Repair of PerkinsBrailler – videos
Project Gutenberg
www.gutenberg.org
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
tboyd@quantumrlv.com.au
Tim Connell
PO Box 612 Pennant Hills NSW 1715
Tel (02) 9479 3100
www.quantumrlv.com.au
Low vision and blindness products including Pearl & OpenBook, SmartView
ReadingMadeEZ
www.readingmadeez.com
Screen magnifier, screen reader, talking calculators
RealSAM
www.realsam.com.au
Handheld player with audio files available by subscription
ReadPrint
www.readprint.com
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
www.ridbc.org.au
Affiliated with the University of Newcastle, the Renwick Centre offers excellent post-graduate studies in vision impairment
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
www.rnib.org.uk
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
printdisability.org
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
www.rsb.org.au
Support for people with vision impairments in South Australia
School Fonts
www.schoolfonts.com.au
Handwriting and maths fonts for PC and Apple
Sensory Tools
Andrew Ingram
15 Stamford Road Oakleigh 3166
Tel (03) 9568 2568
www.sensorytools.com
Low vision and blindness products
Senswide Employment
www.senswide.com.au
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
www.solve.org.au
Victorian non-for-profit that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially.
Sonokids
Sonokids
Accessible games – Ballyland and All Abilities Playground
Soundbooks
439 Burke Rd Glen Iris 3146
Tel (03) 9824 7711
www.soundbooks.com.au
Australian audio bookshop
South Australian School for Vision Impaired
www.sasvi.sa.edu.au
Services for students with vision impairments in SA
Spectronics
PO Box 88 Rochdale Queensland 4123
Tel (07) 3808 6833
www.spectronics.com.au
Software and hardware for people with disabilities
SPEVI – South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment
www.spevi.net
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
svrc@svrc.vic.edu.au
www.svrc.vic.edu.au
Victorian Department of Education & Training’s facility for students with vision impairments – professional development, materials in alternative formats, Support Skills program etc
Tack-Tiles
www.tack-tiles.com
Tack Tiles – braille on Lego-compatible blocks
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
www.tsbvi.edu
Information regarding students with vision impairments including technology, maths, Space Camp
VI Family Network
vifamilynetwork.org.au
Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register, Parent Forum etc
Vision Australia
454 Glenferrie Rd Kooyong 3144
Tel 1300 847466
www.visionaustralia.org.au
Services and training to people with vision impairments
Windmill
591 Whitehorse Rd Surrey Hills 3127
Tel (03) 9830 4336
www.windmill.net.au
Toys including those suitable for children with disabilities
WordWeb
http://wordweb.info/
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.