Resources Catalogue for people who are deafblind

Welcome to the Resources Catalogue for people who are deafblind in Ireland. Use the Text Search box to find resources that contain specific words. Use the checkboxes, to filter the resources for a user group(s) and/or filter by resource type(s). Alternatively, scroll through the catalogue alphabetically below.If you would like to see any items added to this catalogue please contact with details of the product.

We do not recommend any item in this catalogue but hope that it will provide a good starting point for your investigations.

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Resource Types

Active Learning Space 

With Active Learning Space, Dr. Lilli Nielsen’s techniques emphasise simple ways to change the environment so that a child becomes an “active learner”. This website is a significant resource providing lots of ideas for stimulating learning and having f… Continue reading Active Learning Space 

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Adam and Friends

These fun toys are big, strong, and versatile. The website allows searching by numerous categories including visual, auditory and tactile. Some toys ship from the UK and may result in expensive shipping so ring to check before you buy.

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Aira App

Aira is a visual interpreting service that provides live professional assistance service and a productivity tool, that enhances independence. Using the camera and an app on your smartphone, a trained agent will assist by visually interpreting your surr… Continue reading Aira App

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Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo are a range of smart speakers which use voice control and the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant. They are capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing w… Continue reading Amazon Echo Dot

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Amazon Echo Show 10

The Echo Show 10 combines Alexa voice control with video, displayed on a 10.1”HDscreen. It includes VoiceView Screen Reader. You can ask Alexa to play videos, show you who’s at the door on your smart doorbell, and more. You can even monitor your house… Continue reading Amazon Echo Show 10

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Anne Sullivan Centre

The Anne Sullivan Centre, a charity part-funded by the Health Service Executive, provides residential accommodation in apartments and houses beside the centre and a day service. The centre itself provides a multisensory room, jacuzzi room, gym, meeting… Continue reading Anne Sullivan Centre

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Anne Sullivan Foundation

The Anne Sullivan Foundation (ASF) is a national organisation that raises awareness of deafblindness, carries out charity fundraising, training and research and runs outreach and advocacy services. It also funds and manages various projects that have a… Continue reading Anne Sullivan Foundation

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Apple AirTag

Waterproof Apple AirTags helps to locate your keys, wallet, luggage etc. You will need to connect the AirTag with your iPhone or iPad. Apple AirTag device is used with Find My app on IOS. To activate the AirTag, play a sound on the built-in speaker or… Continue reading Apple AirTag

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Audible And Vibratory Liquid Level Indicator

Currently not available.   The Liquid Level Indicator can be placed on a mug to help prevent hot or cold liquids from overflowing while making a drink. The indicator detects two different levels of liquid. It emits an intermittent beep and series… Continue reading Audible And Vibratory Liquid Level Indicator

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Audible Vision App

Audible Vision App provides an easy way to discover products for the visually challenged users. App is based on Artificial intelligence technology that will help identify product name, expiry date, find a particular product or shop name, read text data… Continue reading Audible Vision App

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Audio Radar

Audio Radar enables Deaf and hard of hearing gamers to “see the sound” by visualizing directional audio events within video games. Players can see directional audio events such as gunshots, footsteps and vehicles through a series of LED indicators surr… Continue reading Audio Radar

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Back Tap – iPhone

Back Tap, a feature available on iPhone 8 and onwards, allows for actions to be assigned to a double or triple-tap on the phone’s back. For low vision users, they can set the double back tap to trigger the Magnifier, which also got a recent Apple updat… Continue reading Back Tap – iPhone

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Bellman Alarm Clock Classic

A vibrating alarm clock for deaf and hard of hearing people. It is easy to set up, with a loud audible alarm and a powerful vibrating pad that goes under the pillow. The audible alarm can be tuned to different frequencies depending on which pitch is ea… Continue reading Bellman Alarm Clock Classic

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Bellman Visit 868 Bed Shaker

This powerful vibrating pad wakes even heavy sleepers and is suitable for people with up to profound deafness. Place it under or inside your pillow and plug it into any of the Bellman Receivers (no batteries required). It comes with a 2m cable and oper… Continue reading Bellman Visit 868 Bed Shaker

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Bellman Visit 868 Flash Receiver

A bright flashing light receiver for use with the Bellman Visit paging system. The flash receiver has unique flashes and an indicator to tell the user what they are being alerted to, while the lid can rotate to direct the flash to where the user can se… Continue reading Bellman Visit 868 Flash Receiver

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This free iOS and Android App connects blind and low vision users with sighted volunteers or company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. This App is suitable for those with some hearing as it is using audio that the user an… Continue reading BeMyEyes

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BlindShell Classic

The BlindShell Classic is the most accessible cell phone for visually impaired and blind people. With a physical keyboard and more than 30 applications and functions, it integrates a smartphone’s most useful functions into a user-friendly and straightf… Continue reading BlindShell Classic

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BlindShell Classic LITE

The BlindShell Classic LITE has all the basic functions of any usual phone. However, it is fully vocalised, and the user interface is custom-tailored for the blind and visually impaired. The BlindShell Classic LITE has all the main features of the Blin… Continue reading BlindShell Classic LITE

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Braille Colouring Books

Tactile Vision Graphics has a large collection of colouring books, including a couple Disney themed books. Braille colouring books come with raised lines to help with colouring inside the lines. They provide a way to help with concentration, hand-eye c… Continue reading Braille Colouring Books

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Braille Eraser

Wooden eraser used to erase incorrect braille dots when using a Perkins brailler or braille hand frame.

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Braille Labeller

Handheld Reizen Braille labelling gun for producing braille labels. The white dial displays letters of the alphabet and grammar signs in both embossed braille and black print. You can create labels in uncontracted braille (Grade 1) and some SEB contrac… Continue reading Braille Labeller

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BrailleBookStore Board Games

BrailleBookStore produces Braille, tactile, audible, and talking products for anyone who’s blind or has low vision. Items include daily living aids, writing supplies, and recreational products. Selection of Braille and tactile Board Games includes Ches… Continue reading BrailleBookStore Board Games

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BrailleNote Touch Plus

BrailleNote Touch Plus – 18 Cell is the most up-to-date note taker supported by the Android Oreo platform. Compatible with most third-party applications. You can create multiple language profiles and customize them with a selection of braille codes and… Continue reading BrailleNote Touch Plus

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BrailleSense 6

BrailleSense 6 is a collaboration of Braille and mainstream technology that is controlled with touch gestures as you read its output in Braille. It was built with people who are deafblind in mind and has a built-in vibration motor which can be used to… Continue reading BrailleSense 6

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Brailliac: Braille Tutor

Brailliac is an Android App which provides a fast and fun way to learn Braille. While not accessible to those who are fully deafblind it may help those who are supporting them in learning braille and so it appears in the results list when filtering by… Continue reading Brailliac: Braille Tutor

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Bridge Interpreting Service

Bridge provides interpreting services. To book an interpreter email or call for a quote.

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Bright Ears

Bright Ears is a company that creates inclusive dolls to empower children and promote inclusiveness through play. They can be Disney characters or customized to look like the child. They have a range of features, including cochlear implants, hearing ai… Continue reading Bright Ears

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Bump Bump Braille Learn

Bump Bump Braille Learn is an iOS and Android App which covers the entire alphabet, and the ins, and outs of braille. It is accessible with VoiceOver. While it is not accessible to those who are fully deafblind, the App could be used by the people who… Continue reading Bump Bump Braille Learn

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Bumpons offer a simple and effective way to mark everyday items around the house. These raised bumps are supplied on self-adhesive sheets, and are available in a range of sizes, shapes and colours.

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C-Pen Reader 2

C-PEN Reader 2 is a robust, portable, pocket-sized reading pen that reads text out loud with a human-like digital voice.

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Carri O Donnell

Carri is a self-employed Sign Language Interpreter based in Limerick. Carri also has experience in providing close-vision Irish Sign Language/English Interpretation and tactile Irish Sign Language/English Interpretation services for people with deafbli… Continue reading Carri O Donnell

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CHARGE Syndrome Australasia

‘Understanding CHARGE Syndrome’ is a free online course that aims to improve understanding and awareness of CHARGE. Members of the public will increase their knowledge of CHARGE-related issues and those in the CHARGE Community will be empowered to crea… Continue reading CHARGE Syndrome Australasia

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Child Vision

ChildVision is dedicated to the education and therapy needs of blind and multi-disabled children in Ireland. ChildVision provides assessment, early intervention, education, therapies and nursing and residential services. They also provide a wide range… Continue reading Child Vision

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Chime is the National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss. They provide dedicated information and advice on hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus. They run weekends for those newly diagnosed and provide social and support groups, in addition to Chime’s… Continue reading Chime

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Chime Store

An online shop created by Chime, the National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss founded in 1964, which offers a range of assistive technologies for home, school, and the workplace. The shop offers the option to shop by product categories or by bran… Continue reading Chime Store

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Communiclock Radio Controlled Talking Calendar Clock

Currently not available.   This talking clock has a large button on the top, clear setting buttons, good colour contrast in black and pearl white. Features five alarm sounds and an optional hourly announcement that announces the time on the hour e… Continue reading Communiclock Radio Controlled Talking Calendar Clock

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Concise ISL

Concise ISL is an Irish Sign Language (ISL) video dictionary App that contains approximately 1000 signs. It is useful for those supporting people who use Irish Sign Language either with residual vision or tactilely. Each sign contained within Concise I… Continue reading Concise ISL

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Connect 12 Electronic Magnifier (new generation)

The newly redesigned Connect 12 combines a high-performance digital magnifier with the versatility of a tablet, plus integrated access to newspapers or magazines from online libraries. The simple interface gives you all the tools you need in one place… Continue reading Connect 12 Electronic Magnifier (new generation)

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Cork Deaf Association

The Cork Deaf Association (CDA), which is a charity part-funded by the Health Service Executive, aims to support and empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities in Cork city and county. It provides a wide range of supports to people who are Hard o… Continue reading Cork Deaf Association

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Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters

The Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters (CISLI) is the national representative association for sign language interpreters in Ireland. CISLI was established in 2011 after the Irish Association of Sign Language Interpreters ended in 2007. They wo… Continue reading Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters

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Deaf Village Ireland

The Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) is an inclusive state-of-the-art facility providing sporting, social, religious, heritage, educational, community and cultural services and amenities for Deaf and hard of hearing people in Cabra, Dublin 7. It has an integ… Continue reading Deaf Village Ireland

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Deafblind Folding Cane

Currently not available.   This deafblind walking cane from The Mobility Shop is a traditional deafblind cane. It is white and red with a white tip. Please ensure this is the tip you require as not all canes and tips are compatible. This Cane also… Continue reading Deafblind Folding Cane

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Deafblind International

Deafblind International (DBI) is an international not-for-profit membership organisation focused on deafblindness. They connect individuals who are deafblind, their families, professionals, researchers, developers, service-organisations, libraries, uni… Continue reading Deafblind International

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Doro Ring Plus

The RingPlus has a sound pick-up sensor which should be attached over the telephone buzzer. It is suitable for use with most telephones, videophones, digital phones, and door entry systems. The RingPlus may be used flat or wall-mounted. The RingPlus is… Continue reading Doro Ring Plus

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DOT Braille Smartwatch

Braille smartwatch with 4 cell refreshable Braille display integrated into the watch face. Available in 2 strap sizes: Small – 21cm and Large – 25cm. the DOT Watch can last 10 days with 1 charge. Compatible with Android & iOS devices.

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EDbN is a nonprofit entity campaigning for greater recognition of deafblindness in Europe and the inclusion of the needs of deafblind people in European society and policy work. The member institutions and partners, led by the Spanish Federation of Dea… Continue reading EDbN

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Feach is a voluntary organisation and support group for parents of blind and visually impaired children. They provide peer support on issues such as education, social opportunities, and practicalities of daily life.

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Feelif is a Braille learning device. The device enables a person to feel pictures, shapes and colours with a special tactile grid, vibrations and sounds. Feelif devices are based on the Android OS and alongside Feelif’s applications the device can be u… Continue reading Feelif

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Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness’s vision is to cure blindness, support people living with sight loss and empower patients. They promote and facilitate the research and development of therapies which are accessible to all people affected by sight loss. They also pro… Continue reading Fighting Blindness

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Finger Guard

This tool will protect your fingers while preparing food and chopping ingredients. It is made from high impact plastic, is suitable for right-handed or left-handed users and can be washed on the top shelf of a dishwasher. It can be purchased from the N… Continue reading Finger Guard

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Focus40 Braille Display

Focus40 has a user-friendly keyboard and control layout. You can have up to five Bluetooth connections so that you can easily connect to iOS and Android devices such as smartphones, iPads, and tablets. You can also use the Perkins-style keyboard for ef… Continue reading Focus40 Braille Display

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Fuddy Duddy

Fuddy Duddy is an inclusive toy company for children based in Wexford. In addition to brands such as Melissa & Doug, they also carry specialized products such as tactile letters, weighted blankets, phonics games and more.

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Google Nest

A range of voice-controlled smart speakers with a built-in assistant. These speakers facilitate listening to music, podcasts, radio stations, and audiobooks. You can talk to Google to get answers to the questions you want including the latest on the we… Continue reading Google Nest

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GoTalk devices

Large selection of different communication aids. They include devices from one button messengers to devices with 20+ locations.

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Grace App

Grace is a simple picture communication iOS App that allows non-verbal people to communicate effectively, by putting pictures together to make sentences. The App stores a basic picture vocabulary of Foods, Things I like, Places, Colours, Sizes and Shap… Continue reading Grace App

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Halo Go Re-Chargeable Magnifying Lamp 2.25x

This portable lamp with a magnifier comes with a USB rechargeable battery. The brightness remains consistent for a whole 8 hours. The LEDs circle the magnification lens for uniform lighting over a project. Offering 5 dioptres (2.25X) magnification lens… Continue reading Halo Go Re-Chargeable Magnifying Lamp 2.25x

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Health App – Medical ID

In the Health iOS or Android App, you can create an emergency Medical ID that contains information about your medical conditions, allergies, medications, and more. First responders and others can view this critical information directly on your smart ph… Continue reading Health App – Medical ID

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Home Loop System LA240

The LA240 Loop System provides a practical solution for hearing aid users to listen more easily to their TV or Audio equipment via the “T” or “Loop” program of their hearing aid. With no direct connection between the user and a TV or Audio equipment th… Continue reading Home Loop System LA240

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Honeywell Bell Push Button

The Honeywell Bell push button provides a new way to identify who is at the door. With the new Secret Knock function, family members and friends can be identified by their unique melody or colour flash when they arrive.    

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iDentifi is a free App available in the App Store that provides more ease for visually impaired individuals in daily tasks. It uses artificial intelligence that allows the user to click a photo and recognize objects, brands, colours, facial expressions… Continue reading iDentifi

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Introduction to Deaf Interpreting Programme

At the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, they launched “Introduction to Deaf Interpreting.” This program will provide modules that introduce them to linguistics, ethics, interpreting theory and practice.… Continue reading Introduction to Deaf Interpreting Programme

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Irish Deaf

Irish Deaf organises Irish Sign Language (ISL) and Speech to text service, Deaf awareness training and sells sign language books, DVDs and merchandise. The ISL classes are offered in classes at a centre for adults. The online ISL classes are for both c… Continue reading Irish Deaf

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Irish Deaf Society

The Irish Deaf Society supports the Irish Deaf Community and their families by providing advocacy services, resources in Irish Sign Language, a wide range of classes for Deaf adults and Irish Sign Language classes for all.

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Irish Deaf Youth Association

Irish Deaf Youth Association (IDYA) is an organisation that caters to people 18-30 in Dublin. They also cater activities to 13 to 17-year-olds through Irish Deaf Teens. Their goal is to provide socialisation to young people and provide inclusion throug… Continue reading Irish Deaf Youth Association

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Irish Guide Dogs

Irish Guide Dogs is Ireland’s national charity dedicated to helping people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence. Based in Cork, the organisation is an accredited member of The Intern… Continue reading Irish Guide Dogs

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Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

The Irish Guide Dogs core purpose is to enable people with sight loss and families of children with autism to lead better lives, become more independent and more mobile. In addition to providing guide dogs and related training, the organisation provide… Continue reading Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

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Irish Remote Interpreting Service

The Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS) is a service from the national Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS). IRIS provides a live video link to an Irish Sign Language interpreter. You arrange a video link appointment (e.g. skype for business)… Continue reading Irish Remote Interpreting Service

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JAWS, Job Access With Speech, from Freedom Scientific, is a popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most… Continue reading JAWS

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Just Big Text

Just Big Text allows you to create huge text screens on your iPhone to communicate with others. You have complete control over typeface, text, and background colors. Just Big Text screens can be created on-demand, or you can create and save them for fu… Continue reading Just Big Text

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Kentalis International

Kentalis International is an organization based in the Netherlands that supports people who are hard of hearing, deaf or deafblind, or who have a language development disorder (TOS) or multiple communicative disabilities. They hold online information m… Continue reading Kentalis International

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Kids Doodle

High contrast simple drawing app. Dowload from the App Store for Apple devices or the Play Store for your Android devices.

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Lámh Time App

The Lámh Time App features Lámh signs for use at home and at school. With the app, Lámh users have opportunities to see Lámh signs in context and in sentences, for the classroom, the kitchen, at the playground, etc. Live-action is combined with colourf… Continue reading Lámh Time App

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LEGO Braille Bricks

The LEGO Braille Bricks have arrived in Ireland. Schools and education centres can order them through the National Centre for the Blind for Ireland. The concept is a play-based methodology that teaches braille to children who are blind or vision impair… Continue reading LEGO Braille Bricks

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Let’s Play Guide

The ‘Let’s Play Guide’ was written for the Royal National Institute of Blind People by two parents, Karen Newell and Rebecca Atkinson, who both have extensive expertise in play for children with vision impairment. Karen coordinates the Facebook communi… Continue reading Let’s Play Guide

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Magnifier App on IOS

Magnifier App is used to detect doors around you, help you understand how far you are from a door, how to open the door, and get a description of the door’s attributes. The app notifies you of doors nearby with sounds, speech, or haptic feedback. You c… Continue reading Magnifier App on IOS

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MaxTV glasses

The MaxTV glasses magnify your TV picture to double the size. Magnification 2.1x, hands-free and works with any TV, +/-3 dpt per eye adjustable at the base distance of 3m to the TV. Ideal for viewing subtitles.

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MBraille is a mobile braille App available on Apple App Store. It also provides a third-party keyboard available on iPhones and iPads. With MBraille, you can type, edit and send tweets and text messages using contracted or uncontracted English braille.… Continue reading MBraille

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Mercury 12

Mercury 12 is a specialised device that provides multiple ways to access information in a work or third level environment. Mercury 12 has auto-focus electronic magnifier for reading, writing and practical work, 1.5x – 20x Magnification, accurate text-t… Continue reading Mercury 12

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Microsoft Teams Sign Language View

Sign Language View is a meeting experience in Microsoft Teams on Windows, Mac, and web. Sign Language View allows users to prioritize up to two other signers’ video streams for placement on center stage. With Sign Language View enabled, designated sign… Continue reading Microsoft Teams Sign Language View

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Morphy Richards Multifunction Can Opener

Multifunction Can Opener provides a more secure way of opening cans, jars and bottle caps. This product is a 6 in 1 Multifunction Opener incorporating an automatic can opener plus two integrated opening tools. Automatic Can Opener, Jar Opener, Ring Pul… Continue reading Morphy Richards Multifunction Can Opener

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Mr Sketch Scented Marker Pens

Mr Sketch Scented Marker Pens contain twelve different watercolour markers. Each colour can be identified by a fruity scent. Black smells of liquorice, red of cherry, blue of blueberry, green of mint, turquoise of mango, dark green of apple, pink of me… Continue reading Mr Sketch Scented Marker Pens

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MyClearText provides high quality on-site and remote speech-to-text reporting. The client can choose the layout and colour scheme of the text and background.  They can also provide overlaid subtitles via software called Text-on-Top. They also provide a… Continue reading MyClearText

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National Council for Special Education

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities, with particular emphasis on children. They provide support for children with… Continue reading National Council for Special Education

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National Council for the Blind of Ireland

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) provide a wide range of services including general advice and information on sight loss, assistive technology advice and training, emotional support and counselling, low vision solutions, rehabilitat… Continue reading National Council for the Blind of Ireland

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National Council for the Blind of Ireland Labs

NCBI Labs is the technology department within NCBI and offers a number of services to people with sight loss including technology support, assessments, demonstrations, and training. They offer a dedicated support line and email address for technical su… Continue reading National Council for the Blind of Ireland Labs

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National Council for the Blind of Ireland Online Shop

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI), the national sight loss agency, has created an online shop that allows access to a range of products that otherwise would only be available in their Dublin and Kilkenny charity shops.   

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NCSE Visiting Teachers

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) provides funding for visiting teachers for children who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired. See the website below for further information, including a link to a referral form and contact det… Continue reading NCSE Visiting Teachers

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NonVisual Desktop Access

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free, open-source, portable screen reader for Microsoft Windows. It is light-weight, easy to configure and both functional and powerful.

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Nordic Welfare Centre

The deafblind field at Nordic Welfare Centre supports equal opportunities and participation for the deafblind. Nordic Welfare Centre raises awareness on deafblindness through activities such as courses and seminars. They also offer educational publicat… Continue reading Nordic Welfare Centre

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NVDA Screen Reader

The NVDA Screen Reader from NV Access is a free program available on any PC that can run Windows. They believe in accessibility for all and have made this available in multiple languages and can be carried on a USB stick for easy use. NVDA works with w… Continue reading NVDA Screen Reader

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OHOA: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules

The Open Hands, Open Access (OHOA): Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for deaf-blind students (ages 3 through 21). The modules are created by a group of experts in t… Continue reading OHOA: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules

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OrCam MyEye Smart

OrCam MyEye Smart is a wearable smart device worn on glasses. It provides audio-feedback through a built-in HD mini speaker. The device responds to simple intuitive gestures. It can be used to read documents, labels, newspapers, magazines, computer scr… Continue reading OrCam MyEye Smart

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Passive Counterweight Spoon

The Spoon Steady is a useful adapted dining aid for the deafblind. An adjustable strap is used to secure it around the hand, reducing grip requirements. It has five independent parts and a counterweight ensures that the spoon stays in balance.

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Paths to Literacy

Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this very useful website full of resources. It has a specific deafblind section – see additional weblink below.

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Perkins eLearning

The Perkins School for the Blind has become more accessible with the eLearning pages. Perkins has a collection of blogs, activities, videos, and more. In the educational hubs, users can access a research library and have a section on assistive technolo… Continue reading Perkins eLearning

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Perkins: Webcasts

Perkins School for the Blind eLearning section offers webcasts on deafblindness. The videos are all around 30 minutes and cover a range of topics, including videos based on Charge Syndrome.

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Premier Captioning & Realtime Ltd

Premier Captioning & Realtime Ltd provides realtime speech to text verbatim reporting in Ireland. Communication Access through Realtime Transcription (CART), often known as Speech-To-Text transcription (STT) is a method of providing access to meetings,… Continue reading Premier Captioning & Realtime Ltd

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Proloquo2Go is a picture-based App that is suitable for children or emerging communicators.  It is an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices that provide a ‘voice’ for people who cannot or h… Continue reading Proloquo2go

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Ramble Tag

The Ramble Tag is a guidance aid, designed to be worn on the upper arm or wrist of a sighted-guide. It acts as a simple alternative to linking or holding arms, offering more independence to the person who is deafblind while increasing comfort for both… Continue reading Ramble Tag

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Rare Diseases Ireland

Rare Diseases Ireland, previously known as the Genetic and Rare Disorders Organisation (GRDO), is an organisation founded in 1988. It works to advocate for the rare disease community. The mission is to ‘act as a national alliance for voluntary groups r… Continue reading Rare Diseases Ireland

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Rivo 2

Rivo 2 is an assistive technology product for the blind and visually impaired to use the smartphone more freely. It has a keyboard that works with screen readers, to control your smartphone, and additionally, a built-in speaker, a microphone, and an ea… Continue reading Rivo 2

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RNIB Playing Guide

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or carer of a child with vision impairment, this play guide aims to get you started creating fun-filled playtimes for your child to develop and explore their senses. This guide also provides tips and ideas from other… Continue reading RNIB Playing Guide

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Royal National Institute of Blind People: Technology and Useful Products

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is one of the UK’s top charities for sight loss and has compiled a collection of technology and useful products. They offer sections on guides and factsheets, news about the latest technology, technol… Continue reading Royal National Institute of Blind People: Technology and Useful Products

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Seeing AI

Seeing AI is a free App from Microsoft that is currently supported on iOS. This one tool does the job of many other Apps and includes bar code scanning; screen reading; facial, colour, currency and scene recognition. This product is still under develop… Continue reading Seeing AI

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SeeTV Duo Glasses

The SeeTV Duo glasses from Pamtrad Seeing Solutions, UK, provide 2.1x magnification and are designed to make watching TV easier and more comfortable. They have individual focus adjustment wheels for each eye and will focus on objects from distances of… Continue reading SeeTV Duo Glasses

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Self-Adhesive Braille Labels

Transparent plastic Perkins-size labelling sheets. The sheets are clear, ideal for labelling household products. Easily cut to the required size.  Size: Perkins size, 29 × 28 cm (11.42 × 11.02 inches)

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Self-Opening Kitchen Scissors

Self-Opening Kitchen Scissors are a safe choice in the household. To use, unlock the red safety catch and gently squeeze the scissors to cut through food, packets etc. Length = 22.

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Sensational Kids

Sensational Kids makes early intervention services such as speech and language therapy and occupational therapy affordable and accessible for children with additional needs. With Child Development Centres located across the country in Leinster, Munster… Continue reading Sensational Kids

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Sensational Kids Shop

This Irish Sensational Kids Shop provides a wide range of learning resources and toys, and the ability to shop by skill or learning needs. These are products that children will love playing with while helping them to learn and develop!

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Sense: Technology

Sense is a UK charity that provides support to everyone with complex disabilities and people who are deafblind. Their technology section provides access to computing aids, entertainment and virtual assistants, mobile technology, and alternative and aug… Continue reading Sense: Technology

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Sight and Sound Technology

Sight and Sound Technology are a provider of hardware and software to the blind, visually impaired, and those with learning and reading difficulties. Their product solutions have been specifically designed to improve quality of life whether at work, at… Continue reading Sight and Sound Technology

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Sign Language Interpreting Services (SLIS)

Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) is the national Sign Language Interpreting Service for Ireland. They provide a referral service for people who use Irish Sign Language to find a qualified interpreter. They also support organisations in how to… Continue reading Sign Language Interpreting Services (SLIS)

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Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock

This vibrating alarm clock has good strong vibrations, up to 113dB alarm and can also have a flashing display. The clock is mains powered with a battery backup for the clock feature. Other features include display dimmer and flashing alert lights in al… Continue reading Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock

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Sonic Shaker Alarm Clock

This vibrating travel alarm clock has good strong vibrations and a 90dB alarm. The clock is easy to set and use, with vibrate only, beep only or vibrate with beep modes. There is also a test button to try out the different modes. You may wish to put th… Continue reading Sonic Shaker Alarm Clock

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St Joseph’s House for Adult Deaf and Deafblind

St Joseph’s House is a unique residential community for Deaf and Deafblind adults whose residents come from all over Ireland, and further afield in some cases, and enjoy a full and active community life supported by a range of professional staff, train… Continue reading St Joseph’s House for Adult Deaf and Deafblind

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Sunu Band

Using radar and augmented reality, Sunu Band paired up with Sunu App enables people who are blind to travel with the help of haptic feedback guides and navigation sensors. Sunuband uses sonar or echolocation to detect objects up to 16 feet or 5.5 meter… Continue reading Sunu Band

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Suzanne Carey

Suzanne Carey in an independent interpreter who has been involved with the Deaf Community since 2001. She regularly provides close-vision Irish Sign Language/English interpreting services for people with deafblindness. She graduated from the Centre for… Continue reading Suzanne Carey

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Tactile Measuring Tape

Strong imperial tape measure, 60 inches long made of plastic-coated fabric enabling you to measure by touch to the nearest half-inch. Different sized round eyelets mark every foot, inch and half-inch.

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Talking Calculator

A comprehensively featured iOS App calculator for both adults and children. This calculator has large colorful buttons, optional high contrast, full VoiceOver support, and the option to use speech for answers, button names, and formulas.

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Talking Colour Detector

Device for checking the colour of different products and surfaces. Three available volume levels. Speech system available in several languages. Supplied with a clip on cover to protect the sensors while being carried in a pocket and an earphone which c… Continue reading Talking Colour Detector

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Talking Measuring Jug

This jug measures up to two litres of liquid. When you press the button, battery-operated jug announces the volume of its contents in a clear male English voice. Volume is adjustable. The jug can convert its readings between any of the liquids. A tare… Continue reading Talking Measuring Jug

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Tap-n-See Now 2.0

Little Bear Sees has created the Tap-n-See Now App for children using iOS devices. This App is created for children with significant visual impairment, specifically Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). It comes with simple high contrast pictures and paren… Continue reading Tap-n-See Now 2.0

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Taptilo is a smart Braille education device with interactive audio and tactile guidance. It includes a basic set of 17+ games and activities, the English alphabet, numbers, and 800+ essential literacy words divided into categories based on reading leve… Continue reading Taptilo

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The Bradley Timepiece By EONE

The Eone Bradley is a wristwatch that dispenses with the old analogue paradigm featuring an hour, minute, and second hands. The Bradley functions with raised hour markers, that allow you to feel the time by touch. Case choices include stainless steel,… Continue reading The Bradley Timepiece By EONE

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The Learning Store

The Learning Store provides a wide range of toys and learning resources, including sensory products such as chewables, tactile balls and light panels. They also offer to try and source relevant items that you need, which they do not already have availa… Continue reading The Learning Store

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The Sounding Out Machine

The Sounding Out Machine is an Assistive Reading App for iOS. It helps children focus on challenging words in their texts, and then models how to sound out those words. Children use the Word Window to isolate and enlarge a difficult word. Then he Sound… Continue reading The Sounding Out Machine

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Thinking Toys

Thinking Toys is an Irish-based company that specializes in “special toys for special kids.” The online store offers a wide range of products, including sensory, education, and even a section on adult-oriented products. They have also created an info c… Continue reading Thinking Toys

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The Toobaloo magnifies the voice, causing the child to hear their sounds and words more distinctly.  Ease reading, speech, comprehension and pronunciation challenges with the Toobaloo.  Created by a teacher, the Toobaloo is an educational tool designed… Continue reading Toobaloo

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Toys Like Me

This range of toys includes those with hearing aids, cochlear implants, glasses and wheelchairs. You’ll find toys from a range of manufacturers including some mainstream ones such as Lego and Sylvanian Families. These toys can be purchased online throu… Continue reading Toys Like Me

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Usher Syndrome Ireland

Usher Syndrome Ireland’s mission is to promote and increase awareness of Usher syndrome in Ireland, and to be a reliable source of information about the condition, particularly for newly diagnosed families. They will also provide a supportive community… Continue reading Usher Syndrome Ireland

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Viboxo Sound Senses system (VSSS)

The VIBOXO test rig converts sounds into vibrations and visual colours. The user can put their hands or feet on the pad to feel the vibrations, while on-screen the vibrations are converted into visual colours. For people who are deaf, deafblind and eve… Continue reading Viboxo Sound Senses system (VSSS)

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Visual Scheuler Planner

Visual Schedule Planner is an iOS App designed to give an individual an audio/visual representation of the “events in their day”. In addition, events that require more support can be linked to an “activity schedule” or “video clip” to help model the ta… Continue reading Visual Scheuler Planner

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Voice Dream Reader

This is a text-to-speech App that synchronously highlights the text as it is being read for those with a visual impairment. This product can also be purchased as part of Voice Dream Suite.

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Voiceitt is an App due to be released in 2021 on the Apple App Store. This app uses data from how the user speaks to create a unique dataset. Voiceitt can be used to assist the user in being understood and help them to be heard. In addition, it can use… Continue reading Voiceitt

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VoiceOver – iPhone

VoiceOver is a screen reader built into Apple Inc.’s macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iPod operating systems. Using VoiceOver, the user can access their Macintosh or iOS device based on spoken descriptions and, in the case of the Mac, the keyboard. With… Continue reading VoiceOver – iPhone

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WayAround App

WayAround is a labelling system app. It provides on-demand details about everyday things with simple tag-and-scan approach. The App identifies things around you and provides extra details, like how something works or when it expires. Available for both… Continue reading WayAround App

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WeWALK Smart Cane

Smart Cane paired up with a smartphone app. WeWALK detects above-ground obstacles with ultrasound. It has a built-in touchpad used to control WeWALK’s features. Navigation feature includes clock directions, destination tracking and low-vision mapping.… Continue reading WeWALK Smart Cane

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Widgit is a website with visual resources that can be downloaded, some of which are free. They also sell communication software. Widgets products use symbols to support text. These symbols help people read, understand and communicate. Their software ca… Continue reading Widgit

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World Federation of the Deafblind

The World Federation of the DeafBlind (WFDB) is a non-profit, representative organization of national organizations or groups of deafblind persons and of deafblind individuals worldwide. The aim of WFDB is to be a forum of exchange of knowledge and exp… Continue reading World Federation of the Deafblind

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Writing Guides

Guides to make writing letters, addressing envelopes or signing cheques easier.

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XRAI Glass

With AR Glasses that are compatible with XRAI Glass, a person can read live subtitles of what is being said by communication partner. Voice recognition software can determine who is saying what and labels their conversation by name. Subtitle text from… Continue reading XRAI Glass

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