Services & Equipment for Consumers with Low/No Vision


Any providers, equipment, or services linked herein are for informational purposes only, and Transitional Paths to Independent Living neither endorses nor encourages any given program over another*

  • Braille
  • Guide Dog Programs
  • Help Desk for Blind Computer Users
  • Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology Dancing Dots fosters inclusion in the classroom, studio and state for blind and low vision musicians. The Lime Lighter electronic music stand lets low vision musicians read standard music notation with ease, clarity and comfort. Scan/import print scores, listen to results or convert to braille music. Play your musical ideas into your PC; Convert to print music, braille score or audio CD. Publisher of braille music courses, Accessible audio production, GOODFEEL, Lime Aloud & mainstream music technology. Learn braille music and any of our technology via on-site or remote training. Student training delivered via telephone and internet during school hours.
  • Duxbury Systems, Inc. Manufacturer of Braille Translation software print to Braille. They also translate math and over 130 different languages.
  • Enabling Technologies is a manufacturer of a full line of Braille embossers, including the “Romeo” and “Juliet” models.
  • Enhanced Vision provides a comprehensive line of low-vision products that combine image quality with ease of use.
  • Eschenbach Optik Complete Line of Low Vision Aids, and Services. Complementary training services providing CE’s for ACVREP Featuring Optical School Diagnostic Low Vision Kit.
  • Freedom Scientific Freedom Scientific provides leading-edge assistive technology products for those that are blind or low vision, or are learning disabled. Products include the TOPAZ, ONYX, OPAL, SAPPHIRE, and RUBY video magnifiers, JAWS screen reading software, MAGic screen magnification software, SARA scanning and reading appliance, Braille displays, and PAC Mate accessible Pocket PC.
  • Pennsylvania Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) is a federally-funded program which assures a system of easy access to AT for Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families. PIAT’s activities, offered at no cost, include the AT Lending Library, device demonstrations, device reutilization, administration of the Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP), and AT trainings, presentations, exhibits and other public awareness activities. PIAT serves all Pennsylvanians, regardless of age, disability, or place of residence.
  • PA OVR: Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) The mission of the Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. There are services available to eligible customers in the following program areas; Vocational Rehabilition; Reghabilitation Teaching; Orientation and Mobility Instruction; Randolph-Shepaprd Business Enterprise; Independent Living for Older Blind (ILOB); Specialized Services for Children; Specialized Services for Adults; and Prevention of Blindness.