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Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach Assistive Technology Lending Library Last Updated: 9/16/2022 6:13 PM


The Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach Assistive Technology Lending Library makes a variety of assistive technology devices available to teachers of students with visual impairments and orientation and mobility specialists with their public-school students with visual impairments in Kentucky. Take a look at the list of devices we have below and inquire about borrowing one from Please also review our policies and procedures. You will need to email us a signed copy (either physically or digitally) in order to borrow an item.

Click on a category to find specific devices: Refreshable braille displaysBraille embossersElectronic magnifiersCalculatorsLampsReading StandsDaily living productsWearable reading/magnifying devicesCVIComputers/tabletsGamesO&M. The quotes in the descriptions are taken from the product's website.


Refreshable Braille Display:


Mantis Q40: "A Bluetooth® keyboard and 40-cell refreshable braille display."


Chameleon 20: "Portable braille display and notetaker."


Braille Trail Reader LE: "14-cell braille display features a proprietary Windows© application that allows for easy file transfer, high-quality braille cells, and a durable red case."


BrailleNote Touch +: "Combines the simplicity and accessibility of a [braille] note taker with the power and efficiency of a modern smartphone or tablet."


Freedom Scientific Focus 14 Blue: "14-cell Braille Display. 8-dot keyboard and Bluetooth 4.1 and USB-C connectivity so that you can switch between five connected devices. Use it with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or use the built-in Scratchpad to take notes on the fly."


HIMS QBraille XL: “Represents an entirely new type of 40-cell Braille display. The QBraille XL replaces the need for special keystrokes with the intuitively placed function keys found on all QWERTY keyboards. With the QBraille XL, closing an application means simply pressing the dedicated and familiar Alt+F4 buttons.”


Taptilo: “A smart braille learning device that makes braille learning fun and easy! Braille beginners can learn braille patterns independently with the interactive braille display and audio feedback. Along with the jumbo-sized braille blocks, tactile guidance, and audio guide, braille-beginners can easily follow pre-made curriculums in Taptilo.”


BrailleSense Polaris Mini: “With a 20-cell Braille display and a 11-key Perkins-style keyboard with Ctrl and Alt Keys, Polaris Mini looks and feels like a traditional notetaker. However, its competitive modern hardware and connectivity, along with direct access to Android applications, ensure it stacks up solidly against modern off-the-shelf phones and tablets.”


Braille Embossers:


Page Blaster: "A powerful braille embosser for continuous fanfold paper."


Pix Blaster: "Produce high-quality braille and tactile graphics."


Emprint SpotDot: "Color ink, tactile graphics, and cut sheet paper. High-Quality single sided Braille."


Pictures in a Flash (PIAF): "PIAF translates images into simple or complex tactile concepts like clockwork. Used in a variety of educational, professional and personal settings, it offers you a simple way to prepare tactile graphics, embossing any black lines, letters or shapes that are drawn or printed."


Perkins Smart Brailler: “Accelerates learning, light, integrates with mainstream technology, involves non-braille users.”


Electronic Magnifiers:


Jupiter: "Jupiter is very easy to use. Whether it’s in the classroom, workplace, or at home – this powerful magnifier allows you to continue those activities that bring joy to everyday life, while exploring new opportunities for lifelong education."


MATT Connect: "The MATT Connect™ is a magnifier, distance viewer, and an educational tablet."


Humanware Reveal 16i: "All-in-one device that allows you to video chat with friends, check your emails, watch videos on YouTube, download applications from Play Store and have all the printed material read to you thanks to its integrated Optical character recognition (OCR) and Text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities. You can also open your books and take digital notes before sharing them with others. Up to 45X digital magnification."


Video Mag HD: "A durable and kid-friendly, handStudent magnifying print text with a Reveal 16iheld video magnifier."


Juno: "7-inch LCD touchscreen handheld video magnifier with Optical Character Recognition (OCR)."





Student magnifying print text with a Reveal 16i


Freedom Scientific Ruby 7: "The unique PivotCam™ camera offers a wide range of viewing modes for reading, writing, distance viewing, and even a mirror-image self-view. The RUBY 7 HD combines convenience and flexibility as the leader in the next generation of handheld video magnifiers."


Humanware Explore 8: "The explorē 8 is the first 8-inch touchscreen digital handheld magnifier available for desktop or distance viewing. Magnifying up to 30X with stunning image quality, you can enjoy all the benefits of a large screen in a very compact package."


Topaz Ultra: "Portable magnifier with a unique folding design, making it extremely easy to take with you wherever you go. With crisp, full-HD images, available in a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch screen, clearly see what you want, whether across the room or at your desk. The monitor height is fully adjustable, ensuring you always have the right reading angle. And its compact size lets you store it when not in use."


Freedom Scientific Topaz OCR: "The TOPAZ OCR combines video magnification and text-to-speech features into a single desktop video magnifier. The high-definition camera produces a clear picture with sharp images and crisp text. The OCR camera displays a document on the touchscreen, and then TOPAZ processes, acquires, and reads aloud the document."


HumanWare Explore 12: “Easy-to-use, portable electronic magnifier that offers HD image quality for improved near and distance viewing. As the largest portable magnifier in our explorē series, its 12-inch touchscreen is perfect for anyone desiring a larger interface, plus it has the added benefit of a foldable stand enabling easy use for reading, writing, and other manual tasks.” 


Freedom Scientific Ruby 10: “It has a 10-inch touchscreen and three dedicated cameras. The RUBY 10 can magnify letters, magazines, labels, and photos. The swing out arm allows you to view items in your hand and write. The third camera is dedicated to seeing objects at a short distance such as signs and menus on a wall.” 


Low Vision International, Magnilink Zip: “This portable video magnifier offers the same functionality as every true video magnifier, like a stable reading table with X/Y friction brakes, guiding lines and low-vision adapted monitor.” 


Clover Book Pro, including 12.5” secondary screen: “Foldable, touchscreen magnifier with OCR & distance camera.”




APH Orion TI-30XS MultiView: "A fully accessible handheld scientific calculator."


Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphic Calculator: "Fully accessible handheld graphing calculator."


SciPlus 2300 Calculator with Spanish option: "A large display, talking, scientific calculator."


SciPlus 3200 Calculator: "Large button, big display scientific calculator designed specifically for users with low vision."


SciPlus 3300 Calculator: "A new and improved version of the older SciPlus 2300 scientific calculator.  In particular, it features a screen that is 30% larger than the old screen and features a color screen with 8 times the resolution of the old screen."




Big Eye High Intensity Table Lamp


Large Luxo Table Lamp/Magnifier


Clip-on WonderFlex LED light


Stella Go: “A portable battery powered wireless LED task lamp. features tri-spectrum technology, giving the user the ability to change from a warm, natural, or cool light, 10-level dimming, minimal heat, and low wattage consumption.”


Reading Stands:


KNFB Reader Portable Scanning Stand: "Utilizes your phone, or other devices, and an OCR (optical character recognition) app to read print materials."


APH ReadWrite Stand


Daily Living Products:


Colorino: "Speaks colors and detects light."


Combination Lock: 10 digit push button combination lock.


OVO Talking Alarm Watch


Women's Braille Watch


Men's Braille Watch


Magnetic Tactile Watch--Men's


Braille label maker


Talking Label Wand: "Voice labeling system that keeps you organized and helps you identify household items easily and efficiently. This talking label identifier comes with 232 labels— 160 round, tactile labels and 72 rectangular, washable labels. Use the round labels for food, medicine, files, music, and more, while the rectangular washable labels can be used for those items as well as clothes. This talking label pen can also switch between English and Spanish languages, and you can re-record labels for a new item."


iBill Talking Banknote Identifier


Philips VoiceTracer Audio Recorder


Freedom Scientific Eye-Pal Reader: “An easy-to-use scanning and reading appliance that instantly and accurately converts printed text into speech. The Eye-Pal Reader's smart technology will sense document placement, and automatically begin to scan and read.”


Wearable reading/magnifying device:


OrCam MyEye: "Wearable device, for people who are blind or visually impaired, that reads text, recognizes faces, identifies products & more."


eSight 4: "All-in-one wearable device for people with visual impairments.  You can wear eSight glasses throughout the day, enjoying greater visual acuity and enhanced independence."


Oxsight Onyx: “Has a range of intelligent features that enhance your vision in an instant. From face recognition and tracking, text detection, automatic night mode and even a TV mode.”


Cortical Visual Impairment:


APH CVI Light box, large: "APH’s LED Light Box and accompanying materials help utilize students’ residual vision to track, scan, and develop eye-hand coordination, visual discrimination, and visual perceptual skills."


Light Box materials: level 1, 2, and 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3


CVI—Match Sticks Game: "Designed to provide children in Phases II and III of the CVI Range Assessment* with a matching activity that is fun and entertaining and that helps develop vision skills."




Dell Laptop Latitude 5520


HP Chromebook


AbleNet KinderBoard: "Large-key computer keyboard."



Ai Squared ZoomText Large-print Keyboard (white on black): " Designed for anyone who struggles to see the lettering on their keyboard. The ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard also provides quick access to ZoomText features."


Ai Squared ZoomText Large-print Keyboard (black on yellow):


Dolphin SuperNova: “Provides exceptional magnification, screen reading and braille support that enables you to explore your computer screen and read information in ways that suit your vision.”


            Apple products:



                        MacBook Air


                        iPad Pro


                        iPad Air


                        Apple Pencil


                        AirPods Pro                                                                                                                                       

                        Apple Magic Mouse


 Student using an Apple Pencil with an iPad Pro Student using an Apple Pencil with an iPad Pro




30-Love Tennis Set: "Students who are blind or visually impaired are able to get out on the court with peers, compete, and develop a new interest."


CVI—Match Sticks Game: "Designed to provide children in Phases II and III of the CVI Range Assessment* with a matching activity that is fun and entertaining and that helps develop vision skills."


Game of Squares: "Accommodates a variety of common board games, as well as some original games."


Braille Buzz: "Encourages practice with braille characters and phonics, similar to a variety of audio-based toys that teach print writing. BrailleBuzz resembles a cartoon bumblebee, encouraging little ones with audio feedback. A friendly recorded human voice and fun sounds are paired with a Perkins-style braille keyboard, designed with little hands in mind."


O&M Products:


Portable Sound Source: Sports Edition: " Create audio tones that provide directional cues."


Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit: " Create maps, charts, shapes, and your own tactile masterpieces."


Student using a long cane and VictorReader Trek on a sidewalk.Tactile Town 3D O&M Kit: "An interactive, 3-D model that teaches spatial concepts and cognitive mapping skills."        


VictorReader Trek: “Combines the world renowned simple book reading and media playback experience of the VictorReader Stream with the navigation guidance technology.”   


Student using a long cane and Victor Reader Trek


WeWalk Smart Cane, 51: “Acts as a new handle when attached to any long cane and was designed to feel natural, allowing for normal cane usage. When walking, WeWALK vibrates to inform you of low-hanging obstacles that the bottom of a cane may typically miss, such as a sign or tree branch. Additionally, pair your cane to the WeWALK app on your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth to make use of WeWALK’s smart features.”