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Optelec launches a wearable accessory that helps the legally blind and visually impaired to see

September 24, 2018: With the Compact 6 HD Wear, people with severe low vision can enjoy wearable, hands-free magnification and text-to-speech, allowing users to live life to the fullest.

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Enhanced Vision join the Vispero Group

Enhanced Vision and Vispero, with the Freedom Scientific and Optelec Brands are Joining Forces in Assistive Technology Merger.

Enhanced Vision and Vispero, with its Freedom Scientific and Optelec brands, today announced the two companies have merged to create the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Each company has a long history of developing innovative technology solutions that enable blind and low vision individuals to reach their full potential – to gain an education, obtain employment, succeed in professional careers, and live independently throughout their lives.

“Combining our complementary businesses gives us the broadest portfolio in the industry and unmatched worldwide distribution and customer support,” said Barron Javaheri, CEO of Enhanced Vision. “The combined company will be able to offer customers a broad portfolio of well-known brands of video magnifiers, scanning and reading solutions, and Wearables.  By expanding our talents and capabilities, our scale in R&D will enable us to have Best in Class products in all categories.”

 

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Optelec Introduces the Compact 6 HD Speech

September 18, 2017: With the pocket-sized Compact 6 HD Speech, you can enjoy Speech on the go: just point the camera, capture the text and listen as the text is read aloud.

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Optelec Traveller HD is "the best bit of kit ever"

November 10, 2016: The positive outcome of an Essex pupil, using the Optelec Traveller HD for learning. 

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Freedom Scientific and Optelec Join Forces in Assistive Technology Merger

November 16, 2015: Freedom Scientific and Optelec announced today that the two companies have merged to create the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. 

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Travel the world with the Traveller HD

November 9, 2015: The Traveller HD is your ideal light weight reading companion. With this video magnifier, you can comfortably read letters, newspapers and other materials. And the best thing is that you can take it anywhere you want! Use it at home, at the office, at school or… on holiday!

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White Cane Safety Day

October 15, 2015: Today is White Cane Safety Day. Every year on the 15th of October, we celebrate the achievements of people who are blind and stress the importance of the white cane.

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World Sight Day 2015: Eye Care For All

October 8, 2015: Today is World Sight Day, the day we take a moment to think about our eyes. Worldwide, there are about 285 million people who live with a visual impairment, and this number will increase as the world population gets older. Fortunately, most vision problems can be treated or prevented

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Just read with the Optelec Traveller HD

September 30, 2015: Optelec introduces the Traveller HD, a new video magnifier that enables people with low vision to read printed text. The Traveller HD displays text in sharp magnified images and in high contrast, making it easier to read. The screen can be moved horizontally, so the reader can effortlessly follow the lines.

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Optelec supports FORCE in Africa

May 13, 2015: In Africa, the number of visually impaired people is growing because of sickness, poverty and lack of knowledge about eye conditions and how to handle them. Just like Optelec, Force aims to provide blind and visually impaired children and adults with tools so they can read and learn. We support their mission and have donated FarViews to the Illulaschool, so these children have better access to education and get the chance to learn and build an independent living.

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