Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beeping Easter Eggs Enable Blind and Visually Impaired Children to Enjoy Accessible Easter Egg Hunts


What better way for children to celebrate Easter than with an Easter Egg Hunt? Now, specially designed Beeping Easter Eggs , available from MaxiAids Products for Independent Living, allow Blind and Visually Impaired kids to join in on the fun! Instead of going by visual cues, kids locate these eggs by following the loud, clear beep they emit.

"We are happy to offer our Beeping Easter Eggs ," says Elliot Zaretsky, president of MaxiAids, leading supplier of products for the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing and those with other special needs. "They give children who might otherwise be excluded the opportunity to participate in the special spring tradition of the Easter Egg Hunt."

Beeping Easter Eggs can also be used on Easter morning to provide an audible alert as kids with low vision experience the excitement of locating their Easter baskets. In addition, they're great for use at disability awareness functions as well as senior homes and assisted living facilities to bring the joy of Easter to all ages.

The beeper assembly and batteries are housed in the bottom half of each egg. The beeper is easily operated using a built-in ON/OFF switch and drilled holes allow sound to be transmitted more loudly. Each egg measures 3" Long x 2-1/4" Diameter and uses 2 replaceable and readily available type "N" batteries, which are included.

"We are pleased with the response we have received not only from blind and low vision groups, but also from community centers, church groups and even some individuals," notes Mr. Zaretsky. "Many people are planning to make these beeping eggs part of their Easter traditions for years to come."

For more information on Beeping Easter Eggs (Item #402733), product pricing or to order, visit www.MaxiAids.com, call 1-800-522-6294 or email sales@MaxiAids.com. Quantity discounts are available.

Monday, March 26, 2012

MaxiAids/SeeMore Vision Aiding Products Appoints Idalia Martinez International Account Manager

MaxiAids, a leading supplier of products for the visually and hearing impaired, and their SeeMore division, dealing directly to vision care providers, today announced that Idalia Martinez has been appointed International Account Manager.

"Idalia brings with her a strong knowledge of the low vision industry and assistive technology products," said Elliot Zaretsky, MaxiAids/SeeMore president and founder, "as well as a proven dedication to provide top level customer service to our many loyal customers."

Ms. Martinez has broad product expertise in the independent living field, and extensive experience working with government agencies and other special needs service providers.

In her new role, Ms. Martinez will contribute to the ongoing development of international sales. "We are happy to have Idalia in this position," concluded Mr. Zaretsky. "We're looking forward to utilizing her skills and experience to continue to expand our presence worldwide as we serve individuals with special needs."

About MaxiAids Products for Independent Living:
MaxiAids is a world-leading provider of products for independent living, supplying an extensive range of items designed to improve the lives of the Blind, Low Vision, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Diabetic and those with mobility and other special needs. For more information, visit http://www.MaxiAids.com or call 1-800-522-6294

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Easy, Affordable Way to Read Small Print Boost Portable Video Magnifier – Only at MaxiAids!


MaxiAids Products for Independent Living is proud to present the Boost Personal Video Magnifier. Available exclusively at MaxiAids, it offers powerful magnification in a compact unit that’s easy to carry with you. And at only $149.00, it’s half the price of comparable magnifiers. But supplies are limited – don’t miss out!

Read text and see photos more easily at home or on the go! Boost is the perfect reading support tool for those with low vision. Students will see benefits in the classroom and adults will more easily read, enjoy hobbies, view restaurant menus and see store labels.

With 2 magnification levels (1.9x to 13.6x) as well as Color, Black & White and Reverse image modes, you’ll be able to adjust it to suit your individual needs. Other features include a 3.5” Wide-screen TFT LCD, three simple user-friendly tactile buttons and a Freeze Frame function that lets you capture an image for closer viewing.

Boost comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, and includes an AC charger. At only 4.1" x 2.8" x 0.67" and a lightweight 4.2 oz., it easily slips into a purse or pocket. Visit www.MaxiAids.com or call 1-800-522-6294 and use item#: 352900 to order today.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

STEP-HEAR Navigation System for the Blind


Pre-Recorded Messages Help Users Navigate Avoid Hazards! The STEP-HEAR is an information and orientation system placed at points where a blind person may need assistance navigating though an area or around a potential hazard. It's easy to install indoors and outdoors, and is a low cost tool to help keep your blind and visually impaired patrons safe.

The STEP-HEAR consists of two units, the Base and the Activator. Here's how it works:

1. The Base is installed in key locations, with pre-recorded information stored in its digital memory.
2. The Activator, held by the user, vibrates when it enters within 12 feet of the base to alert the user that there is a STEP-HEAR nearby.
3. The user presses a button on the Activator to trigger the audible recorded information from the Base, which also indicates proximity and direction to the location.

Get more information on STEP-HEAR or visit www.MaxiAids.com to see more products to support active, healthy and independent lifestyles for the blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing.