Project Vision Aid
In line with our mission to improve the lives of visually impaired individuals and their families, VOC donates handheld video magnifiers to kids with low vision who otherwise can't afford one, with the goal of helping them see better and achieve their full potential.
Since 2003, VOC's handheld video magnifiers have been effective in more than 120 schools and learning centers nationwide, assisting almost 500 visually impaired students. Evaluations from parents, teachers, and students indicate that the devices enable students to read and become more independent and mobile. Among the many evaluations from parents of children who received the device was this note from the mother of 5-year-old Adam:
The Handheld Video Magnifier
Sleek, smooth, & stylish
This device is a close-up camera for viewing and handwriting, and a distance camera for items such as street signs or classroom chalk boards. Schools with visually impaired students may apply for the program and are encouraged to evaluate the device. With large, simple to use buttons and a large color LCD display, the magnifier is an easy to use electronic handheld magnifier that can magnify images up to 15X. The autofocus lets you hold the magnifier at the optimal distance from the object and your eyes. Rest the magnifier on the page, use the writing stand or flip out the handle for optimal viewing.