Friday, November 23, 2012

President Obama Proclaims October ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month’. Is Your Workplace Accessible?

President Obama recently proclaimed October 2012 as ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month.’ In his proclamation, the President stressed the importance of making the disabled part of economic recovery efforts in the United States.

“During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the indispensable contributions people with disabilities make in our economy,” he declared “and recommit to building a country where each of us can realize the full extent of our dreams.”

Part of any plan to bring more individuals with disabilities into the nation’s workforce includes taking advantage of available assistive products to establish a more accessible workplace.

Every day, existing products are being improved and new technologies developed that can help people who are blind or have diminished vision, are deaf or hard of hearing, and those who have special needs work more efficiently and effectively in an office environment.

Assistive products can quickly pay themselves off in improved communication and increased productivity for workers. And they give business owners access to the eager and capable, but largely untapped source of employees available in the disabled community.

Read our Press Release to see a sampling of the products and technology available to help disabled individuals function more effectively in the workplace.

Visit to see many more products that support active, healthy and independent lifestyles for all individuals.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MaxiAids Offers Sharp, Clear Magnification On The Go

Whether you’re out for a day of shopping, handling correspondence or perusing the menu at a fine restaurant, a handheld electronic magnifier provides customized magnification at the touch of a button.

You don’t have to struggle with tiny acrylic magnifiers that may show only one letter at a time. You don’t have to go to the expense and inconvenience of a large closed-caption unit that requires a lot of space on a desk, plus a TV or computer monitor.

Electronic handheld magnifiers have screens like tiny computer screens, so no matter how high the magnification you need, the screen stays the same size, so you can see your material comfortably. Switching magnification levels is a breeze. Simply toggle up or down at the flick of a switch to increase or decrease magnification.

You can switch between black on white or white on black, or several combinations of color. Any printed or handwritten material, or any image, can be magnified to your perfect comfort level.

These magnifiers are also very cost-effective, costing a fraction of what traditional CCTV units cost. Unlike other portable units which require a monitor or computer screen, these units can literally fit in your purse or pocket.

We proudly offer several units that our customers really love. The first is the Snow Portable Video Magnifier, item number 607669 at $ 459.00. It delivers 2X to 16X magnification on a 4.3-inch color screen, plus Freeze Frame technology. You can connect the Snow to your TV or computer for larger viewing.

Another is the Eye-C Portable Video Magnifier, item # 357124 at $ 595.00. It offers 1.5X to 17X magnification and anti-blur technology.

A third is the Smartview Nano Portable Video Magnifier, item # 358720 at $ 196.00. This petite item is for those customers who want plenty of bang for their buck. It magnifies 5x to 20x on its 1.8 inch screen and boasts many of the features of its larger cousins.

See all these items and many more representing the latest in magnifying technology at our website,

About MaxiAids:
MaxiAids was founded over 26 years ago to fill a void in the availability of products for the blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing. Over the years, that initial mission has expanded and today MaxiAids is the leading supplier of products that support the healthy, active and independent lives of those in the various special needs communities, as well as seniors, baby boomers and the general population.

Monday, November 5, 2012

MaxiAids Web-A-Thon Supports Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

This week, we at MaxiAids felt the power of Hurricane Sandy, but were fortunate enough to come through it safely. However, many people have lost entire homes and some families are dealing with the worst imaginable scenario - loss of life. First and foremost, at this difficult time our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this historic storm.

With that in mind, MaxiAids Products for Independent Living is hosting a 24-hour web-a-thon on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, during which 10% of the proceeds from web purchases made all day long (from 12:00am to 11:59pm) will be donated to The American Red Cross.

The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires to hurricanes to earthquakes. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.

Currently in the New York metropolitan area, many people see their streets still inaccessible due to fallen trees and power lines, and hundreds of thousands of homes remain without electricity a week after the hurricane. While some families are staying with friends, relatives or in temporary housing, countless others struggle to stay warm in unheated homes amid freezing temperatures, with a nor’easter forecast in the next couple of days.

This web-a-thon is a great opportunity for MaxiAids and its many loyal customers to team up and contribute to a truly worthy cause, and help our friends and neighbors who are facing hardships in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

MaxiAids is fully stocked and ready to send our assistive products wherever they are needed!

About MaxiAids: MaxiAids Products for Independent Living is an industry-leading supplier of products for seniors as well as those with special needs, including the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, arthritic, diabetic and those with mobility challenges. Visit or call 1-800-522-6294 for more information or to order a free catalog.