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 Photo of the UltraCane handle

The UltraCane is modeled on the traditional long white cane, but the difference is in the electronic handle, which works by emitting ultrasonic waves to locate obstacles in the user’s vicinity. This includes objects at shoulder/head height, for example, wing mirrors on vans and Lorries, overhanging tree branches etc.

It gives tactile feedback to the user through two vibrating buttons, which have been ergonomically positioned on the handle. The two buttons, when vibrating, indicate the direction of the obstacle; the frequency of the vibration lets the user know the proximity of the obstacle. This type of feedback stimulates a spatial ‘mind map’ in the brain, enabling the user to obtain information about the layout of their immediate environment and surroundings. Essentially using the UltraCane offers a protective hazard ‘envelope’ around the user.

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Refurbished & Ex-Demo Equipment

The following used equipment is in stock.

Humanware Scanner R

Pacmate Omni QX420

Freedom Scientific 20 cell braille display

Focus 40 Blue Braille Display

Hims Voice Sense Braille Note taker

Smartview Graduate

Nokia c5 with Talks

please look at the website for our range of new equipment.

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Vocalize Completely voice controlled, truly hands-free & power wheelchair integrated.

Completely voice controlled, truly hands-free & power wheelchair integrated.

Mobile Phone Bluetooth Speakerphone. Call Contacts, Digit Dial, Answer, and Hang up all by voice.

Digital Media Player (like Apple iPod™ & Microsoft Zune™).

Listen to music, audio books, even watch movies all by voice.**

Call for help anywhere, anytime when it’s really needed most! Includes Bed Kit to extend usage to 24 hours/day. Even works during power outages.

Worldwide Compatibility — Works with any mobile phone service provider! Communicates with mobile phone wirelessly over Bluetooth protocol.*

Easy to Use — Natural voice prompts, intelligently responds and asks when it does not understand!**

Powerful — Supports any language or individuals who cannot speak clearly, only consistently. Up to 2000 voice controlled contacts without training voiceprints for each.**

Convenient — Always available without wearing uncomfortable headset all day or having it fall off .

Versatile — Optional wired headset privacy mode, and answer, hang up, start voice control, and more with included accessible push-button control.

No need to see or touch phone. Great for those with vision impairments or blindness or even to safely answer and place calls while driving with hand controls! Announces incoming Caller ID, appointment reminders, and reads incoming text and e-mail messages.**

Wheelchair Integrated – Mounts inconspicuously under wheelchair seat so it’s virtually unnoticeable yet always available without interfering with transfers. Runs directly off power wheelchair batteries so there’s nothing to forget to plug in, simply recharge wheelchair normally. Optional wheelchair charging port or lithium-ion battery pack also available for easier installation or manual wheelchair users.

* Requires mobile phone supporting Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP).
** Requires optional Advanced Voice Control Calling & Digital Media Player Package for Windows Mobile Smart phones

Price: Call for price.

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The Dolphin SuperNova range

See, Hear, See and Hear, See and Hear and Touch with Dolphin

The Dolphin SuperNova range of access software packages provide you with; Screen Reading, Screen reading with Magnification, Magnification and Magnification with Speech. The screen Reading packages also provide Braille Display support for a range of devices. Magnification packages have multi-monitor support.

Go to our website to find out more . Please feel free to share or like if you found this helpful


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Max Detail Glasses

Max Detail Glasses
Designed for demanding detailed work, these glasses allow hands-free magnification. No need to hold a magnifying glass. The new design is light on the nose and allows prolonged use without any sore red marks.

Ideal for:-

•Model making
•Testing/Inspection work
•Restoration work
•Very simple to use due to large PD tolerance range
•Supplied with attachable temple ends which prevent the spectacles from slipping down the nose
•Excellent image quality due to large focusing range
•Individually focusable objective lenses to compensate for +/- 3D of spherical correction or allow for adjustment of focal length from 10ft to infinity
•Attractive, modern, hi-tech frame
•Frosted objective lens housing eliminates distracting reflections
•Moulded bridge, with no sharp edges, makes the system very comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time
Price: £49.00

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Max TV Glasses

Max TV Glasses
With the same lightweight frame as the MAX Details, the MAX TV glasses are designed to enlarge the television without loss of contrast or brightness. Sit back in your favourite armchair and see the screen again in comfort.

MaxTV is the simple solution for relaxed viewing. Ideal for anyone who enjoys watching television and also for those with vision problems. At sporting events, the cinema, the theatre, etc. (here limitationss may occur in the case of large viewing distances and short-sightedness greater than 3.0 dpt)

Max TV Features
•Very simple to use due to large PD tolerance range.
•Supplied with attachable temple ends which prevent the spectacles from slipping down the nose.
•Excellent image quality due to large focusing range.
•Individually focusable objective lenses to compensate for +/- 3D of spherical correction or allow for adjustment of focal length from 10ft to infinity.
•Attractive, modern, hi-tech frame.
•Frosted objective lens housing eliminates distracting reflections.
•Moulded bridge, with no sharp edges, makes the system very comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time.
•Protective, sturdy, zipped case and head retainers included.
Price: £49.00

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SeeTV Glasses

SeeTV Glasses

Photo of SeeTV GlassesThe SeeTV binoculars are designed to make watching TV easier and more comfortable. Their twin lenses are designed to avoid the feeling of peering into a black hole, making them comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, and their frosted objective lens housing eliminates distracting reflections.

SeeTV glasses will focus on objects from distances of 5 feet to infinity, and are perfect for watching TV, sporting events, movies, theatre, bird watching, gardening or any other distance viewing activity in which a magnified image would be helpful.


  • Lens size: 32mm
  • Lens type: Galilean
  • Lens material: PXM plastic
  • Field of view: 20°
  • Focal range: 5 feet to infinity
  • Weight:: 1.7oz/48g
  • Frame size: 137mm

Price: £36.00

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yet another exciting product we sell

eMag 70

The eMag 70 video magnifierLEFT: The eMag 70.

eMag 70 is a compact stationary reading system for those with low vision. Weighing just 880 g, the eMag 70 is light and easy to place onto books, magazines, letters and colour photos.

The eMag 70 also comes with an integrated writing stand so that you can use the eMag 70 to write letters, fill in forms and do crosswords.

You can also turn the eMag 70 base towards you placing items over the lens to view 3D objects such as medicine bottles and tinned food.


  • Magnification: 3,4 to 16 x
  • Weight: 880 grams
  • Size: 203 x 137 x 46 mm (closed)
  • Screen size: 7 inches
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Up to 4 hours operating time

Price: £795.00

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two of the products we sell

eMag 34

The eMag 34“Slim & Light” and weighing only only 134 grams, the eMag is so light, slim and handy, it can even fit conveniently into a shirt pocket. The eMag 34 is incredibly easy to use with the Multi-function wheel adjusting both the magnification and the contrast. With a magnification of up to x11 and five colour modes it is perfect for taking whilst out and about at the shops as well as home.

  • High resolution 3.4 inch LCD display
  • Magnification of 2x to 14x in 2 steps
  • Dimensions: 110 x 70 x 17mm
  • Weighs 4.3oz (121g)
  • Full colour plus 2 semi-colours
  • Operating time of 2.5 hours
  • Snapshot function
  • Protection pouch and wrist strap

Price: £195.00

eMag 43

The eMag 43
The Lightweight eMag 43

“Handy & Clear”, powerful, lightweight, compact and with all the features of the eMag 34, the eMag 43 has a larger display and remains so unobtrusive it can easily slip into a pocket or handbag.

With its convenient handle the eMag 43 can either be held by hand or positioned directly over an object when the handle is folding. The included rechargeable batteries can also be exchanged with standard disposable batteries which makes using it on the go even easier!

  • Magnification of 2x to 14x in 3 steps
  • Full colour plus 4 semi-colours
  • Weighs 218 grams
  • Dimensions: 125 x 75 x 34mm
  • Carry case with belt loop and carry strap
  • Wrist strap
  • Power adapter with cord
  • Operating time of 2 hours
  • 4 Rechargeable NiMH batteries, operation while charging is possible
  • High resolution 4.3 inch LCD Display
  • Snapshot facility stores up to 15 images

Price: £395.00

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On behalf of our friends at Ultracane


Dear All

UltraCane mobility aid for the blind hailed as a Miracle of Nature in a new BBC programme.

You may recall that in June 2010, we purchased the assets of a company previously known as Sound Foresight Limited; a company that had developed and manufactured the UltraCane,  a revolutionary electronic mobility aid which helps blind and visually impaired  people to ‘see’ in a different way. 

Following a year of redevelopment work to incorporate sophisticated state-of-the-art electronic and software technology to produce a more accurate and sensitive device, the product, following extensive trials in the UK,  was re-launched back onto the market in October 2011, with customers and distributors now buying the product worldwide

We have had a successful year reintroducing the ‘NEW’ UltraCane and as a result, we were approached by Richard Hammond’s production team to assist with a BBC programme relating to ‘patents of nature’ that have been incorporated into modern everyday equipment. 

Subsequently the UltraCane now features in BBC1’s new prime time series Miracles of Nature, presented by Richard Hammond.   The UltraCane will be featured in the programme on Monday 12th November at 9pm on BBC1. 

The programme feature shows how the navigational abilities of bats have been copied to give blind and visually impaired people a new found ability to detect and avoid obstacles by using this same technology within the UltraCane.

Please watch the programme if you can.  Ours is a real success story and we are extremely proud of our achievements in bringing this product back to life again for the benefit of many thousands of people around the world who are currently using and enjoying the benefits of the UltraCane mobility aid.

My sincere best wishes.                                                                         Julie A Davies

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