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

Information about choosing computer equipment, and relevant assistive technology to help you use it, can be found in our technology Beginner's Guides.

If you would like some more 'hands-on' experience and advice, please consider visiting your local society with a resource centre or demonstration area. Many local societies offer days where members are welcome to attend to try out new equipment and technology. You can find your local society through our Sightline Directory by searching for 'local society' with your postcode.

Once you know what software works best for your needs, you'll need to find out the "system requirements" of the software - what operating system, memory and hardware your computer needs to be able to run it. Our beginner's guide to assistive technology has links to the websites of the leading software providers where you can find out their system requirements.

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