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Surveys help inform us of the greatest needs in the community so we can gear our efforts on making sure those needs are met. Ongoing surveys are listed below.

Current Surveys

  • The Envision Training Program is back and better than ever with combined easy-to-use instruction for both magnifiers and telescopes, updated lessons, activity cards for distance and near reading tasks, and updated optical aids. The enhancements to this kit provide a curriculum for all ages to enjoy that receive an optical device from a low vision clinician.

    Please provide your feedback on the recently released products: Envision Kit with Optical Aids and Envision Kit without Optical Aids.

  • The APH Technical Innovations Product Manager, Accessible Coding Product Manager, and STEM Product Specialist are seeking input from the field on how instructors incorporate coding into their teaching. We would also like to hear from technology professionals who are blind or have low vision and learn about the tools they use on the job when working with computer programming languages. This information will help us better shape our curriculum, training, and products. If you fall into one of these categories or know someone who does, please forward this survey to them. The deadline for completing the survey is December 1, 2023. Take the Coding and Technology Needs Survey.

  • Attention: All Users of APH Products in Education and Rehabilitation Settings!

    If you have purchased APH products and services, we want to hear from you!  By responding to this 11-question survey, you are making an impact by helping APH improve our products and our product development.

    Survey Response Deadline is Friday, September 29, 2023.

    This brief annual performance survey is designed to accomplish several key goals:

    • Measure our performance to improve our products and our product development processes
    • Gather input for our strategic planning and product development priorities
    • Collect APH performance data as required by the federal Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)

    We encourage everyone who has used our products in an education or rehabilitation setting within the last year to take a few minutes to reflect on your experience with our products. All individual responses will remain confidential. Your honest feedback about our performance and product effectiveness DOES make a difference.

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

  • APH’s Variable Beam Flashlight Kit is under revision to align it with the new Sensing and Learning methodology, and we want your feedback. By answering this one-question survey, you acknowledge and confirm that you are an educator who works with individuals who are blind or have low vision and that you have used the Variable Beam Flashlight Kit or the Flashlight and Color Lenses from the now discontinued Sensory Learning Kit.

  • Guidebook—Title is STACS: Standardized Tactile Communication Symbols by Ellen Trief, Ph.D. Images show learners using the communication symbol cards to choose between yes or no, and to choose music or circle time.

    Are you a direct service provider (e.g., Teacher, SLP, OT, TVI, paraeducator, residential aide, etc.) and have had at least one student on your caseload with whom you have used tangible symbols in the last 2 years? Are you a family member of an individual with whom tangible symbols have been used in the last 2 years?

    Help us better understand the APH STACS product!

    The City University of New York is conducting a study to better understand tangible symbol use. If you have any questions, please contact the lead researcher, Dr. Beth Brady at

  • A significant priority of APH is furthering the exposure and access to coding tools for students who are blind or have low vision, which is why we introduced and are further developing our Road to Code line of products. A student must be an efficient and flexible screen reader user for a successful career in coding. Therefore, APH is seeking information on the various screen readers that are taught in schools today, where instructional barriers are encountered, and how APH can contribute with the various screen reader developers to enhance development of features that are relevant for students and the education field as a whole. Please take our survey.

  • Color-by-Texture Marking Mats Guidebook
    APH currently offers Color-by-Texture Marking Mats (1-03332-00) that allow students to independently choose from among various textures (e.g., rough, bumpy, diagonal striped, zigzag) to transfer to their coloring pages using waxed crayons. If you are familiar with this product, please, take a moment to complete this short survey and indicate how useful each kit component is to your students’ use of the materials. Parents are encouraged to complete the survey as well. Please, contact Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Product Manager, with questions related to this survey at

  • Collage of four Flip-Over Concept Books covers: Textures, Line Paths, Parts of a Whole, and Fractions

    APH currently offers a variety of Flip-Over Concept Books that address concepts such as textures, line paths, fractions, and more. Please, take a moment to complete this short Flip-Over Concept Books Product Survey to let us know which flip-over books you are currently using with your students and share your ideas for future books.

    Please, contact Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Product Manager, with related questions to this survey at

    Thank you for your time and creative thoughts!

  • Please give us your feedback by filling out a Customer Satisfaction Survey on the newly released Juno handheld video magnifier with OCR. We would love to know how this magnifier is helping you!

  • In January 2020, APH introduced the Hop-A-Dot Mat (Catalog No. 1-08819-00) that includes the Alphabet Spinner and Number Spinner. If you have used this product with students who are blind and visually impaired, we would love to hear from you to find out how this product is meeting your and your students’ needs. Please, consider taking this short Hop-A-Dot Mat Product Feedback Survey.

    To learn more about the Hop-A-Dot Mat and related spinners, please visit the Hop-A-Dot Mat product page.