Optelec launches an accessory to turn the Compact 6 HD Speech video magnifier into a portable reading machine
February 12, 2019: With the Compact 6 HD Speech Dock, users with severe low vision can transform their Compact 6 HD Speech into a compact, multi-purpose reading machine to comfortably read full page texts.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.