2022 ILA Catalog: Overview and New Product Highlights

The new 2022 ILA Catalog is now available for download. It is full of the products you’ve known and grown to love, along with many new products designed to help you live a more well-rounded independent life. This blog will look at the 5 sections in the catalog, highlighting several new products within each heading. To request a print copy of the catalog call 800.537.2118.

Vision

This section of the catalog includes products such as watches, magnifiers, lamps, braille and blindness aids, glasses, and educational games. When looking for this section in the catalog it covers pages 1 through 45 (not counting the cover page or table of contents page).

Vision Buddy Television Viewing System: The Vision Buddy television viewing system allows a low vision user to see television programs more clearly and easily, using a virtual reality headset.  This brings the television viewing directly in front of the user and may allow them to see the entire frame of their television program.  Using simple plug and play connectivity, Vision Buddy connects to nearly any television, satellite, or streaming player and then streams the HD quality video directly into the headset using real time image correction.  The video image can also be zoomed in or out for optimal viewing.  Sound from the TV can either be heard through speakers in the headset or via headphones which can plug into the headset. 

OrCam MyEye Pro with Smart Reading: The OrCam MyEye Pro is a revolutionary text to speech reader which mounts to a pair of eyeglasses and instantly allows a user to hear aloud any printed or digital text.  The lightweight and wireless MyEye attaches magnetically to a pair of eyeglasses and provides intuitive  reading of text on any surface, both close up and at distance.  Sound is transmitted through a tiny speaker on the device or through a connected Bluetooth device.

Household

This section of the catalog includes products such as kitchenware, daily living aids, telephones, and telephone accessories. When looking for this section in the catalog it covers pages 46 through 56 (not counting the cover page or table of contents page).

SMPL Motion Alert Kit: The SMPL sensors and pagers allow a caregiver to monitor the movements of a loved one in their home within a range of 100-200 feet from the caregiver.  A base combination must include at least one pager and one sensor.  The pager uses radio frequency technology and can receive an alert up to 250 feet away (outside) from the sensor.  Pager can be clipped to a belt and can alert the caregiver to a motion with a combination of sound, vibration, and flash.

3 Blade Slicer and Dicer: This slicer and dicer with 3 interchangeable blades is a great way to keep fingers and knives separated in the kitchen.  As such, it is a great tool for a visually impaired cook and helps keep them safe in the kitchen.  Keep chopping those onions!

EZ Outlet: This electrical outlet cover replaces your existing cover and provides a 3-dimensions guide to help you plug an electrical appliance into the wall. Its deep, contoured guide allows you to safely direct your plug into the electrical slots, without getting fingers near the actual socket. Great for people with limited vision or motor control. Requires simple installation with a screwdriver to replace your existing cover.

Healthcare

This section of the catalog includes products such as blood pressure monitors, scales, medication management, and personal protection equipment. When looking for this section of the catalog it covers pages 57 through 62 (not counting the cover page or table of contents page).

Nail Clippers with 4X Lighted Magnifier: This illuminated magnifier makes nail care and personal hygiene easier with its 1.5″, 4X illuminated magnifier attached to a large easy to use set of nail clippers. 

Professional Grade Face Shield with Replaceable Visor: Independent Living Aid’s full coverage, professional grade face shield comes with reusable visors and can be used in a variety of settings which require high standard, extended wear usage.  Manufactured according to Medical Device standards, this safety visor has an over the head elastic band and 6 points of cradle adjustment to provide a customized fit for long term wear and comfort.

Mobility

This section of the catalog includes products such as canes, walkers, transfer aids, and bathroom aids. When looking for this section of the catalog it covers pages 63 through 67 (not counting the cover page or table of contents page).

Walker Tray with Non-Slip Mat: This single piece tray slides over the handles of an existing walker to provide a carrying surface for meals, magazines or crafts.  It measures 20.75″ x 15.75″ and has a non-slip surface to prevent items from rolling off.  It also has 2 recessed cup holders for carrying a drink or a coffee. 

9 Section Telescoping Cane – 54″: Nine section Titanium telescoping cane automatically locks at each section for lightweight, durable usage.  Cane uses push button locking so it won’t inadvertently collapse when in use if pushed too hard.  Single push button action collapses the entire cane.   Shaft is metal colored; bottom of the cane is red.  Luminous graphene reflective material coats each joint and allows for better reflectiveness in the dark.  Lighter in weight than regular mobility canes. Collapsed cane measures 11.5″ long.  Fixed metal tip has a 0.8″ diameter. Includes an elastic wrist strap.

Hearing

This section of the catalog includes products such as amplifiers, alerting systems, smoke detectors, and hearing aid maintenance. When looking for this section of the catalog it covers pages 68 through 85 (not counting the cover page or table of contents page).

TimeShaker 6Q Clock and Bed Shaker: The TimeShaker 6Q is an electric LED alarm clock with FM radio which also includes a super strong wired bedshaker and a Qi induction wireless charging pad for any device enabled for Qi wireless charging.

SquareGlow Home Kit: Communicate through light with the SquareGlow alerting system.  The SquareGlow line of products is a wireless home or office alerting system which alerts the user to different activities in the home via a system of unique SquareGlow flashers.  Each flasher has 7 customizable colors and 52 ringtones with 4 sound levels ranging from 30-110dB.

Assistive Technology

This section of the catalog includes products such as computer accessories and software, cassette players, headphones, and screen readers. When looking for this section of the catalog it covers pages 86 through 92 (not counting the cover page or table of contents page).

AudClick 2 Alexa Enabled Speaker: Pair your own smartphone or tablet to this portable speaker and access Amazon’s Alexa Voice Control to let you stream music hands free from popular music services like Amazon Music, TUNEIN, iHeartRADIO, and more. To ask for music or to ask Alexa a question, click the top ring of the AudClick2 portable speaker and ask Alexa to play your favorite music.  Through the AudClick2, you can also control any Alexa compatible smart home devices in your home, including smart bulbs, smart TV’s and smart thermostats. 

OrCam Read: OrCam Read is a revolutionary handheld scanner and reader that instantly reads aloud text from any printed surface or digital screen. Point and click the marker-sized device and capture either full pages of text or targeted text sections. OrCam Read can even capture street and building signs in the distance.  OrCam Read is an excellent tool for anyone with any kind of reading challenge, including dyslexia, reading fatigue, visual impairment or those who read large amounts of text – empowering them with real-time access to print material.

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