Assistive Technology

We're here to help people who are blind and partially sighted to make the most of technology and lead full, independent and rewarding lives.

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What can technology do for you?

If you are affected by sight loss it may be comforting to know that technology now exists which could enable you to continue with your job and hobbies, make the most of your leisure time and keep in touch with friends and relatives.

Our Assistive Technology coordinators are here to explain what technology can do for you. They can assess your needs and abilities and discuss the various equipment options available – so, for example, you could still use the internet to search for information and services, and join online groups.

How we can help

We can assist you to get to grips with equipment and show you how to use digital services - either through training delivered by our own staff and volunteers, or by working in partnership with other organisations.

And remember – it’s not all about computers. We can talk to you about other devices, including phones, mobiles, smartphones, iPads (and other tablets) and electronic magnifiers that have features and adaptations built in to assist people who are blind or partially sighed.

Because we understand that technology can sometimes be expensive, we offer advice on various sources of funding or low cost solutions which will enable you to achieve your goals.

For further information and to find out about other support Action can provide, contact your local Action team or view more information and advice about Action's technology service.

Where to get help

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If you need help and advice or have any questions about technology then contact your local action team to speak to a technology coordinator.

Contact your local Action team

Resources

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A range of technology resources are also available including types available, standard features and how to select assistive technology.

Assistive technology resources