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 and voice recognition software.

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.

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