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American Printing House for the Blind and Freedom Scientific Partner to Develop Video Mag HD, Handheld Video Magnifier

(Louisville, KY - September 08, 2016) American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and Freedom Scientific have partnered to develop Video Mag HD, a small, handheld magnifier. It combines a high-definition camera with a rugged lightweight body that features a full color 4.3-inch LCD screen and can be purchased in the U.S. using Federal Quota Funds.

Video Mag HD produces crystal clear images with its auto-focus HD camera that can magnify from 2x to 13x. It supports five default color modes and 15 additional contrasting color modes. It can save and store approximately 80 images that can easily be copied to a computer through a USB connection. The unit also has a reading line and reading mask feature that can be used to quickly locate and maintain one’s place while viewing an image or reading text on the LCD screen.

Useful for anyone who wants a portable magnifier to use at work or school, Video Mag HD has been designed for versatility. It has a fold-away handle that has been ergonomically improved to fit the smaller hands of students. It allows the user to hold the magnifier close to an object, press the magnification buttons for continuous zoom (2x to 13x with the handle open, or 4x to 10x with the handle closed), and then freeze the image on the screen. This is ideal for viewing clothing labels, prescription labels, price tags, receipts, business cards, and more. Visit Video Mag HD for list of specifications and purchase information.

The Video Mag HD is distributed only through APH in the U.S. and Canada. It may be purchased directly from APH’s website and may also be purchased with Federal Quota Funds by those organizations whose students are eligible. See "What is Federal Quota?"

About the American Printing House for the Blind

The American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Under the 1879 Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level. APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also creates hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. Visit

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About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Freedom Scientific is part of Vispero™. Vispero has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Through Vispero's multi-tier distribution, Freedom Scientific products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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