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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Relief Funding

Provide accessibility, encourage higher education, and promote independence

The American Rescue Plan Act is providing funds to schools and libraries across America to address learning loss and the academic needs of students. With the help of ARPA funding and assistive technology by Enhanced Vision, you can provide much-needed support to students and patrons.

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What That Means:

Funds will be allocated by each state to schools and libraries for the purchase of assistive technology. This is a great time to evaluate your facility’s needs and action plan for facilitating distance learning, in-person learning, or a hybrid of both.

How Can We Help?

Enhanced Vision has been a trusted source for reliable, easy-to-use assistive technology to schools and libraries for over 20 years. Our products provide access to information that may have otherwise been difficult to achieve due to low vision. The results of more access to information being a greater learning experience and encouragement of independence.

Here’s an example of how students can benefit from ARPA Funding:

Take action now against learning loss through ARPA’s funding and help your low-vision community achieve the education and independence they deserve.

Following are just a few products that can be purchased using ARPA funding and how they can help:

We understand that there is no “one size fits all”, which is why we offer a wide range of electronic video magnifiers to fit a variety of needs. Our products are designed to be easy to set up and use whether in a public library, at school, or home. Following are just a few examples of the products we offer and how they can help:

Student using Transformer HD to read aloud

Transformer HD

Transformer HD Offers a 3-in-1 camera that can be pointed to magnify reading materials, images at a distance, as well as viewing oneself. It also connects via Wi-Fi to a laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or monitor. Images can be captured and stored for later use. If your eyes need a break, optional text-to-speech (OCR) will read back printed text to you aloud (not available for Chrome).

Merlin mini

Merlin mini is a foldable desktop magnifier offering a 3-in-1 camera allowing you to magnify text and images at varying distances. A powerful magnifier with a small footprint makes it a great solution no matter where you set it up. An internal 5-hour rechargeable battery eliminates the need to be tethered by a cord. Available with a 15.6” or 17.3” monitor.

student using merlin mini in library to enalrge map
student using DaVinci Pro in math class to enlarge textbook images and text

DaVinci Pro

A high-performance desktop magnifier with a 3-in-1 rotating camera that allows you to zoom in on objects at a distance, up close, and anywhere in-between. Magnified images/text are displayed on a generous 24” high-resolution monitor. DaVinci Pro is computer compatible, allowing one to toggle between a live image and your computer. OCR is a standard feature, allowing you to have printed text read back to you with the simple push of a button.


Amigo makes undetectable text visible again with the help of Dynamic Contrast, a proprietary feature that enhances the contrast of similar colors and provides sharper, clearer, and more defined images. View enlarged images on a generous, 8-inch widescreen LCD, offering a large viewing area.

Student holding up Amigo to zoom in on whiteboard