Adaptations: Your One Stop Shop for all of your Blindness and Low Vision Devices, Tools and Useful Gadgets

Adaptations is located at 214 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. Store hours are Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The store is both a place to shop and a hands-on place to receive information and resources. Our knowledgeable staff will guide and help you find the best adaptive items to fit your vision.

At Adaptations we use LightSpeed point of sale technology, which is accessible and allows blind and visually impaired store staff to easily ring up your purchases. In order to provide enhanced one-on-one customer service we will return to the direct in-person customer service business model and focus our attention on those in Northern California who can visit the LightHouse for training and mentorship. Although we will not be taking online orders at this time, we look forward to serving you at our San Francisco location.

To find out whether we have an item in stock for you to pick up (and if we don’t, we can usually order if for you) please call 1-888-400-8933.

Store Items Include:


Folding, Telescoping or straight canes
All cane tips from roller, to pencil, to metal tips


Handheld magnifiers with an LED light ranging from 3x to 12x in power
Pocket magnifiers with or without a light ranging from 3x to 10x in power
Dome shaped magnifiers
Video magnifiers (also known as portable CCTV’s)

Labeling Items:

bump dots, locator dots, large print computer labels
dymo tape-magnetic and clear
stylus pens and slates

Talking watches/clocks:

keychain talking clocks
Wrist watches in large print or talking
talking clocks


Braille Uno
Large print cards
Adapted Chess Set
Braille monopoly
Large print bingo cards


Ott-light full spectrum task lamps or floor lamps
Red line flashlights

Large Print Items:

Address Books
Check register books
Large Print clocks

Demo Available for:

Penfriend labeling device