Vision Helpers was founded by Patrick J. Fischer who has been helping the blind and visually impaired since 1990. He believes that technology is the best way to improve the lives of the deaf, blind, and other disabled individuals. When he first entered the computer industry as a technician, he began volunteering to help disabled individuals learn how to use technology.
As Fischer moved through several different jobs in the tech industry, he continued to help the disabled community. He developed the brand Vision Helpers® in 2006 to help people with blindness and low vision. Vision Helpers developed magnifier and large print products. Today its Large Print Calendar is still made and given as a gift for all donations.
In 2014 Fischer merged all manufacturers with NanoPac, Inc., and now works for them to provide Assistive Technology sales and service directly to individuals, businesses, and doctors so they can help those in need.
To continue operating Vision Helpers® it uses volunteers and accepts donations. Every donation given to Vision Helpers will receive our Large Print Calendar for free. We appreciate your donations and thank you for your support!
ER stands for Empathy Reality and it is defined by combining these two separate words; Empathy, and Reality. ER helps software creators understand other people in order to make the best AR, MR and VR products which can accommodate persons with special needs.
Empathy Reality helps you understand what another person is experiencing as it actually exist, from within the other person’s frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s shoes.
When you take technology and tweak it to accommodate a person with a disability, this new technology is often called Assistive Technology, or simply AT. It is the AT that allows the blind to see the screen, the print impaired to read text, the deaf to hear the words spoken and sounds made, or the physically disabled to access their environment.
For decades persons with disabilities had to lag behind the mainstream and wait for laws to be passed in order to catch up, i.e. curb cuts, wider doorways, automatic doors, closed caption, and the list goes on…
If you look at AT such as voice recognition and text to speech, persons with disabilities have actually been ahead of the curve for decades, and this time, waited for the mainstream to catch up.
We are only limited by our imagination or sense of purpose, and ER will allow us to have empathy as we build electronics and gadgets of the future.
At Vision Helpers® we understand that the greatest need today is education about ER - Empathy Reality.
The need to have empathy as you design technology for persons with special needs has never been greater than today. The growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented in the history of the United States.
Two factors; longer life spans and aging baby boomers. These two factors will combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 years or older during the next 25 years to about 72 million. With increasing age comes the increased likelihood of having one or more disabilities.
With that in mind the need for inventors and designers to have empathy has never been greater than today as they build the electronics and gadgets of the future.
Imagine what is possible helping people with special needs using the power of empathy reality.
Vision Helpers® operates with volunteers and donations to help people. We appreciate your donations and thank you for your support!