Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from MaxiAids!

MaxiAids would like to wish all of our customers a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Independent New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Keys-U-See Large Print Foreign Language Keyboards for Low Vision Now Available at MaxiAids


MaxiAids Products for Independent Living now has available a full line of Keys-U-See Large Print Foreign Language Keyboards for those with low vision. These are great for non-English speakers to be able to type more effectively in their native language. Among the available Keys-U-See Large Print Foreign Language Keyboards are German, French Canadian, Italian, Latin American, Brazilian, Swedish, Danish & More.

Keys-U-See Large Print Foreign Language Keyboards come in your choice of traditional white print on black keys, or high contrast black print on yellow keys. Click on the language above or go to http://www.maxiaids.com/ to view these low vision keyboards and more products for the blind, visually impaired and those with low vision.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Read More Easily Without Disturbing Others: 2 in 1 Magnifier Booklight for Low Vision


The 2 in 1 Magnifier Booklight is ideal for reading at night or anytime. Read in bed without disturbing your partner. Take it with you to travel on trains and planes. It’s also helpful for those who would benefit by a boost in magnification and light to help them see print more easily. The ultra-thin magnifier can also be used as a bookmark. Item# 601056. Your Price at MaxiAids: $11.95.

Get the 2 in 1 Magnifying Booklight or visit http://www.maxiaids.com/ to see a full range of magnifiers and other items for those with low vision.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to All, And to All a Good Night!

Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and the year to come.

- From the MaxiAids Team

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MaxiAids Featured Product: Vox-Tape Talking Tape Measure for the Blind


Vox-Tape is a sturdy, slimline talking metal measuring tape that allows you to measure up to 16 feet (5 meters) and have the measurement spoken to you at the touch of a button. It’s a handy tool that enables the blind or visually impaired to take measurements.

Take measurements with the Vox-Tape and have them announced in your choice of imperial (inches/feet) or metric. After measurement, just push a single button and the tape will be automatically retracted. Built-in memory function lets you to add up values of multiple measurements. Metal tape is ¾” wide. Built-in metal belt clip. Uses one AA battery (included.) Also includes zippered storage case. MaxiAids Item #308016. Your Price: $159.00

Order the Vox-Tape or visit http://www.maxiaids.com/ to see more items for the blind, visually impaired and low vision.

Friday, December 18, 2009

MaxiAids Featured Product: Accessible Honeywell Thermostat Helps the Blind, Low Vision and Arthritic Easily Control Home Temperature


Easy to See, Easy to Use and Mercury-Free! The Round Easy-To-See Manual Thermostat from Honeywell is the most accessible thermostat you’re likely to find. The oversized 4” diameter dial has large 5/16” bold black numbers & lines that are raised for tactile reading. It’s great for use in any home, and will be particularly appreciated by the elderly and seniors, the blind and those with low vision, and those whose arthritis or dexterity issues make it difficult for them to grasp and turn dials.

The oversized 4” diameter dial is easy to grasp and turn when adjusting the temperature. Raised tactile numbers mark each ten degrees (“5” at 50 degrees, “6” at 60 degrees, etc.) and raised lines mark even numbers between 42 and 88 degrees. Plus, it clicks into place every 2 degrees (ex. 60, 62, 64…) so you’re sure it’s set exactly where you want it.

It can be used with gas, oil, electric and heat pump, as well as forced warm air, hot water, steam and gravity heating systems. Written instructions are included, and a Braille Owner’s Manual is available from the manufacturer upon request.

Order the Low Vision Thermostat from Honeywell (item 506887) for $79.85 at MaxiAids, or visit http://www.maxiaids.com/ to view many more products for the blind and those with low vision, arthritis, dexterity challenges and other special needs.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MaxiAids Offers FREE Shipping on Orders Over $25.00

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living, www.MaxiAids.com, is continuing to offer a special shipping incentive to help customers save even more money when making holiday purchases. MaxiAids is offering free ground shipping on orders of $25.00 or more.

There is still time to place orders and have them delivered in time for Christmas in many areas of the country. Visit MaxiAids' website at www.MaxiAids.com to see the shipping schedule and to view a selection of more than 7,000 items for the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, arthritic and diabetic, as well as those with mobility challenges and other special needs.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Perfect Gift for the Avid Reader with Low Vision

The Ottlite Low Vision Bookstand Lite offers bright LED High Definition Natural Lighting that lasts up to 40,000 hours and delivers clear illumination with reduced glare for less eyestrain. An adjustable light and platform easily conforms to various sized reading materials. It’s perfect for reading, studying, cooking, and working in the garage and more. Uses 3 AAA batteries (not included.)

Order the Ottlite Low Vision Bookstand Lite or visit www.MaxiAids.com to view more items for those with low vision.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Have You Heard the One About the Penguin That Tells You the Time?


Children will love this playful Reizen LCD Talking Alarm Clock! With its adorable penguin design, this functional alarm clock will make kids and adults alike wake with a smile all year long, and it will provide a great winter design accent that can also be appreciated by holiday guests.

It features time announcement in a female voice at the simple touch of a button located on top of the clock. You may also choose to have an hourly time announcement. Wake to an alarm with your choice of cuckoo or 2 musical chimes. Other features include a snooze alarm and a large LCD display with 5/8” numbers. Measures: 4-3/8” x 2-3/4” x 1-5/8”. Uses 2 AAA Batteries (not included.) Item#: 700798. Cost: $12.95.

Order the Reizen Talking Penguin Alarm Clock (available only at MaxiAids) is available at http://www.maxiaids.com/

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Special MaxiAids Holiday Offer: Free Shipping Plus $10.00 Gift Card for Orders Over $75.00

There's still plenty of time left to do your holiday shopping, and MaxiAids is giving you 2 more incentives to shop at www.MaxiAids.com. With your order of $75.00 ot more, you will get Free Shipping, PLUS you will get a Free $10.00 eGift card which you may redeem on your next purchase at www.MaxiAids.com

But this is a limited time offer that may end at any time. So don't wait... go to http://www.maxiaids.com today and start shopping!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bake the Perfect Holiday Cookies!

Most of us have a favorite cookie. This holiday season, why not try baking your own. And, help is available to make sure they turn out perfectly. With a No Touch Baking Sheet, you place the cookie dough over dimples on the sheet. This lessens the dough running together while the cookies bake. The dimples also form an air bubble under each cookie that keeps the cookies from sticking to the pan and burning. In addition, the dimples form legs which raise the baking sheet up slightly, allowing cookies to cool more quickly while protecting your countertops from scorching.

Made from high quality food-grade aluminum, the No Touch Baking Sheet is guaranteed for life against warping, bending or rusting. Turn the sheet over and it doubles as a pie rack. Dishwasher safe. Sheet has 12 dimples. Measures 15-1/2” x 11”. Made in the USA. And at MaxiAids, it costs only $14.95. Order yours today and bake the perfect cookies for the holidays!

Visit www.MaxiAids.com to order or to see many more great gift ideas for all your loved ones (or even yourself!)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Carl Zeiss Names MaxiAids Exclusive Distributor of Their High Quality Magnifiers

Carl Zeiss, the world renowned and well-respected manufacturer of high quality optics, has designated MaxiAids Products for Independent Living the exclusive North American distributor of their high quality magnifiers. Learn more here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stevie Wonder Named UN Peace Messenger

Grammy award-winning singer Stevie Wonder has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In this role, his special mission will be to help people with disabilities.

In making the announcement at a press conference this morning, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon referenced Wonder’s popularity with fans across the globe and his work with various charities, including philanthropic work with the U.S. President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, the Children's Diabetes Foundation and Junior Blind of America.

Having lost his sight shortly after he was born, the blind Wonder as a youth learned to play several instruments and in later years rose to fame and prominence as a highly successful singer songwriter.

Wonder is only the 11th U.N. Messenger of Peace, joining prominent figures such as Michael Douglas, Jane Goodall and conductor Daniel Barenboim. We at MaxiAids are confident that he will bring a passion and determination to the position that will allow him to bring much needed attention to the special needs communities and advance the cause of those with disabilities.

Today's The Day! MaxiAids Hosts Web-A-Thon to Support Perkins School for the Blind

Just a reminder that all day today (Thursday, 12/3/09) MaxiAids will be hosting a Web-A-Thon, with a portion of all proceeds from web purchases being donated to Perkins School for the Blind. So, don't forget to visit www.MaxiAids.com and make a purchase by 11:59pm tonight. You'll be getting a great product for yourself or a loved one, and at the same time will be giving to a worthy cause. Please read the text of our original blog about the event (shown below) to find out more.

About the Web-A-Thon:
MaxiAids, in our continuing efforts to help those in the visually impaired community, will be holding a 24-Hour Web-A-Thon to benefit the Perkins School for the Blind, the oldest and one of the most prominent schools for the blind in the United States. MaxiAids has committed to donate to the Perkins School a portion of the proceeds of web purchases made all day long (from 12:00am to 11:59pm) on Thursday, December 3.

This is a great opportunity for MaxiAids and its many loyal customers to team up and contribute to a truly worthy cause. Since its founding over 175 years ago as the first school for the blind in the United States, the Perkins School has been educating the blind and deafblind. Among its long list of former students are Laura Bridgman, the first known deafblind person to be educated, and Helen Keller.

With the Web-A-Thon, MaxiAids and our customers have a chance to give back to this organization that has given so much to so many people. Together, we can make a difference! So, start browsing now, and remember that with every web purchase you make on Thursday, December 3, you are supporting Perkins School for the Blind.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baby Dipper Bowl Gives Parents One-Handed Feeding Flexibility


The Baby Dipper Bowl features a unique contour bowl shape that allows for easy scooping of food using only one hand, while the non-slip base helps keep the bowl from sliding. It’s great for busy parents, especially those with injuries, paralysis or other arm/hand limitations. It’s also a great training tool to help kids learn to eat on their own.

The Baby Dipper Bowl makes mealtime a fun and clean experience for all! Parents can use their free hand to clean or entertain baby, or to keep baby’s hands out of the bowl. Toddlers can see through the transparent sides of the bowl and concentrate on getting the food onto their spoons and into their mouths. All users of the Baby Dipper feeding set avoid the frustrations of chasing the food around the bowl and the bowl around the table! 4-ounce bowl capacity. Set includes one bowl & one spoon. Recommended for ages 4 months and up. Bowl measures 4-1/8” x 3-5/8” x 1-3/4".

Get the Baby Dipper Bowl at http://www.maxiaids.com/ today!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MaxiAids Web-A-Thon to Benefit Perkins School for the Blind

MaxiAids, in our continuing efforts to help those in the visually impaired community, will be holding a 24-Hour Web-A-Thon to benefit the Perkins School for the Blind, the oldest and one of the most prominent schools for the blind in the United States. MaxiAids has committed to donate to the Perkins School a portion of the proceeds of web purchases made all day long (from 12:00am to 11:59pm) on Thursday, December 3.

This is a great opportunity for MaxiAids and its many loyal customers to team up and contribute to a truly worthy cause. Since its founding over 175 years ago as the first school for the blind in the United States, the Perkins School has been educating the blind and deafblind. Among its long list of former students are Laura Bridgman, the first known deafblind person to be educated, and Helen Keller.

With the Web-A-Thon, MaxiAids and our customers have a chance to give back to this organization that has given so much to so many people. Together, we can make a difference! So, start browsing now, and remember that with every web purchase you make on Thursday, December 3, you are supporting Perkins School for the Blind.