Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blind and Deaf Students Get Vocational Training at MaxiAids

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living (www.MaxiAids.com) is happy to be running a vocational training program at their Farmingdale, NY facility. The participants are blind and deaf students from Helen Keller Services for the Blind in Sands Point, NY. The program gives the children the opportunity to learn a skill and to experience the operation of a real business.

The MaxiAids facility serves as the company’s executive offices, customer service center, and distribution center, shipping product all over the world. They manufacture and distribute a wide range of products: from Braille watches for the blind to alerting devices for the deaf – from magnifiers for low vision to amplified telephones for the hard of hearing – from easy-grip utensils for the arthritic to blood glucose meters for diabetics.

The kids get to see the whole business in action and meet some of the blind and deaf individuals who are among MaxiAids workforce. They also participate in the assembly of products that ultimately go to children like themselves (or adults) who have a special need.

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