Washington State University

Department of Psychology and College of Nursing

Vision Aids


 Everyday Living



Keywords: 20/20 pen, low vision pen

Price: $

Additional Information: Can be used with bold line paper.




Keywords: talking watch

Price: $ - $$

Additional Information: Talking alarms are also available. Some can set several alarms.




Keywords: large button phone

Price: $ - $$

Additional Information: Large button cell phones, remote controls, and keyboards are also available.




Keywords: check writing guide

Price: $

Additional Information: Address and letter writing guides are also available.




Keywords: eye-operated computer system

Price: $$$$

Additional Information: Can be used for computer control and communication.




Keywords: bill identifier, money identifier

Price: $$$




Keywords: audio labeler

Price: $$$$

Additional Information: Labels are reusable.




 Magnifiers



Keywords: Magnifier

Price: $

Additional Information: Some have additional lighting. Free magnifier smartphone apps are also available.




Keywords: close-circuit television for low vision, CCTV, video magnifier

Price: $$$$

Additional Information: Handheld CCTV and portable video mouse magnifiers are affordable alternatives.




 Text-to-Speech Software



Keywords: text-to-speech software

Price: $$

Additional Information: Some devices can scan written documents. Available on smartphones and tablets.



Price Guide 
$ $$ $$$ $$$$
$5-$50 $51-$100 $101-$200 $201+