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Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)There are many high-tech low vision aids available today that can be helpful for people with vision loss.
One of the more common and popular high-tech aids is the Closed Circuit Television, also known as a CCTV or video magnifier. CCTV's magnify reading material, medicine bottles, photos, etc. and display the image on a TV screen or monitor. CCTV's can also be used for writing, filing fingernails, and other tasks. Some can read the text presented as well! CCTV's have a range of magnification and are made in either black and white, or in color. Many can be switched to reverse the image colors when desired. Some models require you to focus the camera; others do it automatically.
There are many different kinds of CCTV's, each offering its own advantages:
Individuals who are legally blind may be able to get financial assistance for the purchase of a CCTV or other assistive device. Contact your local Department of Disability Services to learn more.
The Low Vision Center accepts donations of used CCTV systems and sells the
donated units to help finance its operations. There is also a Facebook group
you can join to buy and sell your devices with others in need. Please note, we do not
sponsor this site and all sales are between the two parties involved.
You are welcome to make
an appointment to come try any system we have
available, whether or not you want to buy it from us.
You are welcome to make an appointment to come try any system we have available, whether or not you want to buy it from us.
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