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Moving from Exclusion to Inclusion


Exclusion in society is a problem for many people with disabilities. Those with a vision impairment can experience omission from events, little or no social interaction, and no accommodation for the disabled are just a few ways to feel excluded. If you are different, you may think that everyone, even perfect strangers, is avoiding interaction with you. This treatment is very discouraging, and maintaining a positive attitude is problematic.

Living with visual impairment presents unique challenges to those looking for employment. There is an unspoken but widely held belief that traits attributed to visual impairment justify denial of employment, which eventually contributes to a dysfunctional class system. Co-workers are not perfect strangers; therefore, the negative feelings go deeper. Being left out of a project, a meeting, or an important conversation will make you feel set apart and deliberately shut out. It could take a long time to get a job interview if you are applying for a job. The interview will be noticeably short or even canceled. There will be no job offers and no communication.

If exclusion is a two-sided coin, the other side is inclusion. In the workplace, inclusion means providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be marginalized. Employees can be told that they can contribute fully to the organization’s success, and they must also feel it.

The sports entertainment industry created a program to ensure diversity. The program is generally known as the Seven Pillars of Inclusion, the framework of which applies to a specific industry, but the principles apply everywhere. When deciding what the seven pillars should be, the entire sports industry agreed that the first pillar should be access, and for the visually impaired, access is the most important.

Here at Patriot Vision Industries, we also feel access is essential, so we create assistive devices that give users access. In turn, users can compete in gaining and maintaining meaningful employment. One such example can be found by clicking on link to our client James and his testimonial. James is a senior software engineer

The Patriot ViewPoint, Patriot Pro, and Patriot VRM 12 are just a few products that will help leverage your employment opportunities. All these products are battery operated, lightweight, and portable and include a warranty and protective carrying case.

The Patriot ViewPoint is a hands-free and wearable device that uses virtual reality technology to magnify both near and far. Voice or touch commands, several personalized settings, and a large field of vision are only a few attributes that make the Patriot ViewPoint easy and enjoyable to use.

Our innovative Patriot Pro uses custom software on the Apple IOS platform. This all-in-one computer/reader/magnifier has personalized settings for magnification, colors, and voice. In addition, the Patriot Pro is durable and folds flat for easy portability.

Our Patriot VRM 12 is a desktop device that uniquely combines a video magnifier with a reader that converts print to speech. With magnification up to 60x, email is built-in, and internet access is provided. In addition, voice commands, wi-fi, and Bluetooth are available.

To learn more, call us at 1-800-364-1608. Our Patriot brand of adaptive low-vision devices will help you go from exclusion to inclusion.



Welcome to Patriot Vision Industries, where we offer a variety of tools and devices that assist those with vision loss to leverage their abilities while amplifying their inner greatness. In a short time, you will understand how and why our clients have discovered their capacity to conquer any challenge.

Our clients have already traveled the land looking for ways to improve their vision loss. Are you on the same journey, experiencing vision loss and not finding answers as to how to live your life better? Frequently, too many doctors, confusing diagnoses, and painful procedures lead to the inevitable disappointments that are usually found along the way. Then, finally, there is the hard, and often painful, realization is that there will be no more healing, no other treatments, and no other remedies.

That is where Patriot Vision Industries comes in.

Our clients arrived at a critical crossroads. Turn left, and the denial continues. Perhaps there is another doctor with another idea. Could there be another treatment, another medicine out there that would help?

However, turn right and they find acceptance, realizing that they can do nothing else to change their physical state of being.

Then they called Patriot Vision Industries.

We know the journey has been long and tiring. Perhaps the hardest part is that their vision loss was not getting any better. However, on the right, the road to acceptance is peaceful, with brand new opportunities to improve what seems like an impossible situation. Acceptance is a powerful state of being that has given our clients the determination to not give up on themselves and the courage to continue.

Patriot Vision Industries has a solution for those who have reached that place of confirmation, where tenacity drives the diligence to keep going. We specialize in and manufacture assistive technology under our exclusive, award-winning Patriot brand for various types of visual needs. The Patriot brand was created to give customers the ability to be free from constraint; the opportunity to overcome challenges presented; and the independence to enjoy a lifestyle they never thought they could get back. Our clients depend on us to deliver assistive devices that promote accessibility, inclusion, and provide a proper working solution to any challenge. We help our customers select the right technology to meet their specific needs so everyone can reach their full functional goals.  Matching technology to the person is what we do!

So, if you or a loved one has reached that crossroads, give us a call at 1-800-364-1608 to learn how Patriot Vision Industries is so different. You will receive our first-class customer service and our unmatched experience in the vision loss and assistive devices industries. Our low-vision devices will make the difference between ability and disability. The past is the past, but we can write the future.