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Commercial Aids

Quite a few merchants sell a variety of products for blind and visually limited persons.  They offer white canes, magnifiers, braille and talking watches, clocks, scales, thermometers and other products, specialized cooking equipment, and more.

  • Computers for the Blind (CFTB), which was formerly The Texas Center for the Visually Challenged, is a volunteer organization that provides affordable refurbished computers with accessibility software to persons who are blind or visually impaired.  Its computers are equipped with Windows 7, a licensed version of MAGic without speech screen magnification software and NVDA screen reader software.  The computers also have trial versions of JAWS screen reader software and Talking Typing Teacher, a talking typing tutorial software.  Training is also provided.  Information can be found by calling (214) 340-6328 or by visiting CFTB's web site at: