Identifying personal or work related materials can be a challenge for individual with low vision. I recently stumbled upon ELI Envision labeling system, an iOS and Android app using low cost special programmable labels with a mobile device that can be customized to provide self recorded audio information to identify objects. Created by innovator, Ron Klein, ELI Envision was specifically for individuals with low vision, it does have many more applications and is similar to QR codes, but with specialized programming capabilities. Here is the scoop on the ELI Envision app, special labels and how it works:
The special labels are small and available in packs of 100 for $20.00 USD and can be re-programmed or re-recorded.
Can this be done with QR codes, well yes with a bit more work involved in my experience ( computer work to create these codes with audio and print them out). There are other systems that have some similarities, but not quite as easy and reprogrammable. . This is a pretty fast method using a mobile device and I am assuming a Wi-Fi connection.
This customizable label system could be great for self care labeling at home and could also have application to some labeling needs in a work situation. Modification of the labels on more durable label systems with use of a handheld mobile device could offer information for work related tasks, objects or materials. What an awesome option for labeling!
For more information check out the ELI Envision website.
Have you used these labels and the ELI Envision apps? How might you use them to support your clients occupation?
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