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Retinitis Pigmentosa and Assistive Technology Solutions

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina’s ability to respond to light. RP often runs in the family and the degree of vision varies from person to person.

A person with RP experiences a decrease in the night vision which goes on to loss of side vision and may eventually result in blindness.  Till date there is no cure for RP.

Symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa

  1. Decrease in night vision
  2. Decrease in peripheral (outlying) vision
  3. Tunnel Vision

Visual Aids for people with Retinitis Pigmentosa

When glasses no longer suffice, assistive technology aids can make a difference. Technology can be an enabler! Depending on your eye condition, discover assistive technology aids that can best suit your needs.

Some of the assistive technology aids that can assist people with retinitis pigmentosa below. These aids are designed for the benefit of people with low vision due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, cataract or old age.

Portable Video Magnifiers

a man reading using a compact 7 HDPortable electronic video magnifiers in HD (High Definition) with magnification up to 10 times and multiple high contrast viewing modes & adjustable brightness. Start reading with the touch of a button and has been clinically proven to increase reading speed.

Available: Compact+ HD, Compact 4 HD, Compact 5 HD and Compact 7 HD

Desktop Magnifiers

a woman using a desktop magnifier to read a newspaperExperience the comfort of reading at the libraries, reading places, resource centres or at home. These desktop magnifiers not only benefit a large number of people with low vision and learning disabilities but also the elderly in comfortable and relaxed reading. Increase or decrease magnification for better reading with multiple high contrast viewing modes & adjustable brightness.

Available: ClearView C 21.5 and ClearView C Flex

Optical Aids

a man using power glassesOptical aids such as magnifiers and glasses are designed with integrated lighting and high-quality optics to read or view with magnification for people with low vision.  These ready to use aids are lightweight and thereby assist in simple reading and viewing on the go.

Available: PowerMag Handled magnifier, PowerMag Stand magnifier and Power TV Glasses.

ScreenReader and Magnification

supernova magnifierUltimate access software, that aids the vision impaired, from low vision to the blind, to use the computer to read or write documents, shop online or access emails using Magnification, Speech & Braille. Enjoy the flexibility of having an option to choose from the combination of magnification, speech and Braille features and switch editions without having to start over.

Available: Dolphin ScreenReader, Supernova Magnifier, Supernova Magnifier & Screen Reader and SuperNova Magnifier & Speech

These products are available with BarrierBreak Solutions Pvt Ltd. BarrierBreak is a leading assistive technology products based in Mumbai. For FREE demo contact at 7738204376 or write to

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