News & Events

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 9, 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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What does an electronic video magnifier bring to a child?

February 11, 2015: Optelec and Sight Savers America have partnered over the last few years to provide free MultiViews to children with low vision. We are proud to present the results of this collaborative effort and the video of a child whose life was dramatically improved.

 

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The Impact of Low Vision Aids on the Life of People with Vision Loss

January 16, 2015: Many studies have been conducted about how eye conditions can affect one's life and lifestyle. But what do we know about the effectiveness of low vision aids?

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Optelec introduces the new Optelec ClearView C

September 1, 2014: The new Optelec ClearView C is a unique desktop video magnifier for people with low vision. It is designed for people who need magnification to read or do their hobbies.

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