Braille Monitor                         July 2021

(back) (contents) (next)

Independence Market Corner

by Terry Boone

As a service to our members and the general public, the National Federation of the Blind operates a blindness products store known as the Independence Market, which sells mostly low-tech items, designed to enhance the everyday independence of blind people. We will be highlighting a different product every month and listing sale products from time to time.

Athletic Balls with Bells

These standard-sized, rubber balls have bells inside that jingle when the ball is in motion.

  1. Basketball: orange AIG08B $15.00
  2. Football: brown AIG09B $15.00

Rattle Soccer Ball - AIG79B $23.00

Now it is easier than ever to play soccer with this rattle soccer ball. This regulation size five ball features dozens of rattles carefully installed between the layers of the ball near the outside. These many rattles make the ball easy to hear when it is in play.

Beeping Frisbee - AIG46F $15.00

You can have hours of indoor and outdoor fun with this soft, beeping Frisbee. This foam disk is covered in bright-orange nylon and contains a continuously beeping locator, which can be switched on or off. The beeping unit can be removed and used as a separate audible beacon. The Frisbee measures 7-1/2 inches in diameter and is 1-1/2 inches thick.

The following items are closeout specials, and the prices have been reduced:

Item                                                                                                      Item #             Sale Price
4X coil aspheric stand magnifier                                                   AIL109M           $5.00
Metal Braille Clothing Labels (Numbers 1-25)                           AIG72B             $7.00
Nine Men’s Morris (Strategy board game for                                   
    two players; includes print and Braille directions)                AIG74N             $10.00
Stereo Earbuds with Volume Control                                           AIA47H             $5.00

We still have the 2X Illuminated Magnifier with 6X Insert and Folding Handle available for $5.00, and the Plastic Letter Writing Guides and the Plastic Envelope Writing Guides are still on sale for $1.00.

For more information about the products available from the Independence Market, contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at (410) 659-9314, extension 2216, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time. Our staff will be happy to assist.

(back) (contents) (next)