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Accessibility.net was founded by Patrick J. Fischer in Martin City, Missouri in 1997 as F1-Key, LLC which held a Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the blind contract.  The company was an authorized distributor VAR - Value Added Reseller for the leading manufacturers of technology which help persons who are blind and visually impaired from 1995 to 2014.  In 2014 all manufacturers were merged with NanoPac, Inc., and Patrick now provides Blindness, Braille and Low Vision sales and services in Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado.  Link to NanoPac's website is: https://nanopac.com/price-list/

 

In addition, Patrick manages a social network of over three dozen websites, 17 Facebook pages, 8 LinkedIn pages to help persons who are blind and those with low vision.  These websites promote NanoPac locally at  Nebraska Low Vision and Iowa Low Vision, and nationally at Braille Guide, Empathy Reality, Low Vision Rehab, to name a few.

 

Patrick is very proud to represent the greatest company in America, NanoPac, Inc. which is 32 years old! Nanopac understands the importance of technology to help persons blind and visually impaired. NanoPac provides the best customer service and support for every product sold. NanoPac provides products and services in 8 states; Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. We sell direct and also work with eye doctors that want to distribute the products we sell. If you are in one of these states please call us at 800-580-6086 so that we may help you.

 

More background on Patrick is he founded Share Technology in 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri which was a company that volunteered and also charged for his services as a technician.  Patrick discovered in the early 90’s that the technology for persons with disabilities was ahead of the curve as speech synthesis, text to speech, scan and read, voice recognition, to name a few, were not used in the mainstream. Persons with disabilities and the assistive technology they used, were early adopters, to what we use today on tablets, and smartphones.  Going forward Voice I/O is the future with awesome products like Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri. 

 

In 1993 with the help of the director (Dave Vogel) of RSB - Missouri Rehabilitation Service for the Blind, Patrick created the Laptop Reader for the Blind.  The Laptop Reader for the Blind used a CompuAdd laptop running Microsoft DOS and Windows 3.11, along with an Artic transport hardware synthesizer and a copy of Artic Win Vision screen reader. Here are two pictures from 1993 of this first  Laptop Reader for the Blind: 

 

 

  Laptop Reader for the blind - front view          Laptop Reader for the blind - rear view

 

In 1999 Parick moved his sales and service company to Omaha, Nebraska and working out of an apartment grew sales in the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas while holding a Rehab Engineering contract in Missouri. In 2002 Patrick opened his first showroom featuring low vision products in Omaha at 108th and Maple, and in 2003 to a larger showroom at 120th and Center called the Low Vision Mart. In 2006 a bigger store was opened in Omaha at 111th and Fort Street which later had the name Nebraska Low Vision on the building. A second store was opened in Urbandale, Iowa in 2008 and eventually carried the name Iowa Low Vision.

Today, Nebraska Low Vision is an on-line store for shopping and providing life-time support on all the products it sells.

 Nebraska Low Vision logo

Click on link below to check out Nebraska Low Vision's website:
www.NebraskaLowVision.com

Today, Iowa Low Vision is an on-line store for shopping and providing life-time support on all the products it sells.

Iowa Low Vision logo

Click on link below to check out Iowa Low Vision's website:

www.IowaLowVision.com

 

Nebraska and Iowa Low Vision's service department serves the State of Nebraska and Iowa and provides in-home service providing in-warranty, and out of warranty repairs for customers. Nebraska Low Vision works on most CCTV's to repair, upgrade or replace defective units as needed.

 

Manufacturers Serviced:
Clarity
Enhanced Vision

Freedom Scientific

HIMS

Humanware

Magnisight

Optelec

Telesensory

 

Nebraska and Iowa Low Vision works on products that were purchased from other companies. so when you don't get the support you deserve, call us so we may help you. 

Are you trying to help someone with low vision that lives somewhere else in the United States? To provide a solution to help anybody living in the United States I created the Low Vision US List. It only costs $.99 per state to get a list of the best local resources for any State in the United States. The Low Vision US List covers every state including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Purchase this at the Low Vision US website: www.LowVisionRehab.com 

 

 

 

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