Do you live with vision loss? If so, you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40 million Americans aged 40 and older live with vision impairment, and close to 7% of children under the age of 18 have a verified eye or vision condition. Studies also show that over 60% of adults wear contact lenses or corrective glasses. The older you are, the more likely you are to need visual aids to perform everyday tasks such as using a computer or tablet.
According to the Vision Council and the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute, you can take proactive steps to improve your eye health and reduce your risk of developing a life-altering visual impairment. These steps include:
Quitting smoking, since studies
show smokers are twice as
likely as nonsmokers to develop age-
related macular degeneration.
Eating plenty of fruits and
vegetables, as researchers
have discovered that people
who don't consume a healthy,
well-balanced diet are at an
increased risk of cataracts.
Staying active, since there's a
strong link between physical
activity and reduced inflammation
throughout the body, and
less inflammation means
less stress on the muscles
of the eyes.
The Vision Council also notes that
digital eye strain is a growing issue
among younger Americans, with 59%
of computer users reporting vision
problems related to their
computer and tablet use.
AZIO Removes Barriers for the Visually Impaired With VISION SERIES Keyboards
While the statistics around vision loss might seem grim, the good news is that a number of affordable, accessible devices make it easier than ever for people with low vision to use digital devices.
Here at AZIO, we're proud to introduce our VISION SERIES keyboards. These four user-friendly keyboards feature keys with a font that's four times larger than that of the standard keyboard, making these peripherals perfect for users living with low vision.
AZIO's KB505U keyboard includes a number of smart features that are ideal for low-vision users. The backlighting can be switched between red, blue and purple to instantly improve keyboard visibility, and the keyboard features integrated multimedia and quick-access, user-programmable hotkeys.
Another keyboard that's perfect for low-vision users is the KB506 VISION, a high-quality keyboard that features oversized keys and five user-selective backlight colors including chartreuse. Chartreuse is a color that's right in the middle of the spectrum of visible light frequencies, making it the color that's most visible to the human eye.
Antimicrobial Protection Combined With
In response to the growing demand for devices that stop the spread of dangerous germs, AZIO is proud to add two antimicrobial keyboards to our VISION SERIES.
The KB530 and KB540 are large-font, backlit keyboards coated with an antimicrobal powder that prevents the growth of harmful bacteria. Better yet, these vision-friendly keyboards are washable, making them ideal for use in high-traffic areas or health care settings.
Don't let vision loss limit access to information, social connections and career opportunities. Make your home, school or workplace more accessible to everyone with VISION SERIES keyboards from AZIO.