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.

We have a range of assistive items available through our online shop.

Further information about accessible technology can be found on our Beginner's Guide to assistive technology and Technology for life  web pages and in our Technology leaflet, part of our Confident living series:

You can also contact our Helpline:

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