What make or model of computer should I buy if I have sight loss?

Information about choosing a computer and the relevant equipment, and assistive technology to help you use it, can be found in our technology Beginner's Guides. It's important to know which software and equipment works best for your needs, so you can make sure the operating system, memory and hardware of your new computer will be compatible with it and able to run it.

If you would like some more 'hands-on' experience and advice, find out if your local society has a resource centre or demonstration area as they may be able to help. Many local societies offer days where members are welcome to attend and try out new equipment and technology. Find your local society on the Sightline Directory by entering your postcode and the search words 'local society'.

Further information can be found on our beginner's guide to assistive technology web page, which has links to the websites of the leading software providers where you can find this information.

You can also contact our Helpline:

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