Events

Optelec Introduces the Compact 6 HD Speech

September 18, 2017: With the pocket-sized Compact 6 HD Speech, you can enjoy Speech on the go: just point the camera, capture the text and listen as the text is read aloud.

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Hurricane Irma

If you have been unable to reach our offices by phone, it may be due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. We are experiencing significantly reduced support staffing and longer than normal call wait times. If you cannot reach us by phone, please send an email to support@vfogroup.com with your phone number and details of your request and someone will contact you.

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Optelec Traveller HD is "the best bit of kit ever"

November 10, 2016: The positive outcome of an Essex pupil, using the Optelec Traveller HD for learning. 

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Ai Squared joins VFO, home of Freedom Scientific and Optelec

June 14, 2016: VFO announced today that Ai Squared, a leading assistive technology provider, has joined VFO.

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VOSH California Provides Eye Care in Underserved Areas

April 7, 2016: Optelec supported the VOSH California chapter by donating hand-held magnifiers for their recent mission to Mexico. The nonprofit organization provides eye care services to the needy in underserved areas . 

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Freedom Scientific and Optelec Join Forces in Assistive Technology Merger

November 16, 2015: Freedom Scientific and Optelec announced today that the two companies have merged to create the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired.

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Travel the world with the Traveller HD

November 9, 2015: The Traveller HD is your ideal lightweight reading companion. With this video magnifier, you can comfortably read letters, newspapers and other materials. And the best thing is that you can take it anywhere you want! It weighs  only  4.3 lbs,  can easily be folded and packed, so you can take it with you anywhere you go. Use it at home, at the office, at school or… on  vacation! 

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Come out and Celebrate ”Make a Difference Day”!

October 23, 2015: Tomorrow is "National Make A Difference Day". Every year on the fourth Saturday in October, millions of volunteers come together to improve the lives of others.

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White Cane Safety Day

October 15, 2015: Today is White Cane Safety Day. Every year on the 15th of October, we celebrate the achievements of people who are blind and stress the importance of the white cane.

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World Sight Day 2015: Eye Care For All

October 8, 2015: Today is "World Sight Day", the day we take a moment to think about our eyes. Worldwide, there are about 285 million people who live with a visual impairment, and this number is steadily increasing as the world population gets older. Fortunately, most vision problems can be treated or prevented.

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