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When we develop products, it’s always good to hear from the people who use them so we can make sure we’re hitting our mark. And because our egos are (mostly) in check, we like to collaborate with other inventors to help them get their products ready for market. It’s all just part of our mission to make the world a more accessible place where people with vision loss and multiple disabilities can lead the most independent and productive lives possible. Keep reading to see how you can get involved.

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Test a Product

As a product tester, you’ll be providing a great service to not just us, but to the entire community with vision loss by making sure our designs are not only useful, but easy-to-use. All you need to do is qualify and we’ll get in touch with some instruction and some products to test.

  • APH is recruiting field evaluators for the VR Cardinal, a GPS and book player in one device. We are looking for teachers and VI professionals with students/clients middle-school aged through adult with availability to field test during July. If you are interested in field testing this product, please complete this application by June 24.

    Selected field evaluators will receive a monetary incentive for successfully completing the field test by the August 2nd deadline.

    VR Cardinal Field Evaluator Application

  • APH is seeking field test evaluators for GRID AND GO, a variety of ready-to-use grids in different configurations, colors, and thicknesses that can be used on hook-receptive boards such as APH’s Picture Maker Board, All-in-One Board, and Tri-fold Board. The wide assortment of grids can support activities and games related to orientation and mobility, math and science, spatial skills development, literacy skills, and recreation. If you are interested in possibly serving as a field evaluator of GRID AND GO, please complete this survey by August 15, 2024:

    GRID AND GO Field Test Opportunity Survey 

  • Are you interested in testing upcoming products in the 2023-2024 school year? As part of our vision to make the world a more accessible place, we want to hear your insights to better design innovative products and services for lifelong success and to provide the best possible solutions for challenges that arise in the classroom and beyond.

    Even if you have participated in a field test or shared your contact information in the past, please update our records by filling out a new copy of the APH Field Tester Form.

Take a Survey

Surveys help inform us of the greatest needs in the community so we can gear our efforts on making sure those needs are met. Select the button below to learn about our latest survey.

  • Do you have students or clients who need a lightbox with a larger viewing surface like the APH Large lightbox or other commercial light boxes? If so, APH would like to hear from you. Complete this brief survey by June 21st to tell us your thoughts.

  • APH would like to hear about your experiences with some of our most recently released products. Your feedback is valuable in helping us understand what we’re doing well and where we have opportunities to enhance our offerings. If you, your child, student, or client has used any of the following products, we would like to hear from you.

    • Polly
    • Sensing and Learning
    • Envision Kit
    • Five Speckled Frogs
    • BrailleBuzz App
    • Music Braille Wheel
    • Braille Brain

    Please take a moment to complete our Product Satisfaction Survey and share your knowledge with us.

  • Calling all professionals in the field of Orientation and Mobility (O&M), students, and adults with visual impairments. We invite you to participate in an essential comprehensive O&M Needs survey. Your insights will directly influence APH’s Focus on O&M Roadmap for the development of innovative O&M solutions aimed at enhancing independence and mobility for individuals with visual impairments.

    Whether you’re a seasoned O&M Specialist, a student navigating educational environments, or an adult navigating daily life, your perspectives matter. Your feedback will guide us in tailoring our offerings to better meet your diverse needs.

    Please take some time to complete the Focus on O&M Needs Survey and share your thoughts and ideas on this important topic.

  • If you have used SPORTS COURTS with students who are blind or low vision, APH invites you to provide feedback on how this product is meeting your and your students’ instructional and recreational needs. Please consider taking this short customer satisfaction survey.

Suggest a Product

We work with inventors regularly to help them flesh out their ideas to the point where they have products ready for manufacture. So, if you have a product idea, we’d love to hear from you.

Studies and Focus Groups

There are currently no study and focus group opportunities available. Please check back soon.