What assistive technology is available?

Assistive technology enables someone with a disability to access information or mainstream technology independently.

It's sometimes called "access technology" or "adaptive technology". Assistive technology for blind or partially sighted people includes things like:

  • screen reader software
  • screen magnification software
  • reading machines
  • video magnifiers
  • refreshable braille displays
  • braille translation software and embossers
  • notetakers
  • voice recognition software.

Information about accessible technology is available in our Confident Living Technology leaflet:

Lots of our range of accessible technology is listed in our Everyday Technology catalogue:

Our full range is available to browse through our online shop.

Read our Beginner's Guide to assistive technology to find out more, or for a broader look at technology visit our Technology page. You can also sign-up for Switch On, our free quarterly e-newsletter, with information and advice for making the most of everyday technology.

 

For more information and advice about assitive technology please contact our Helpline on:

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