Using headphones to listen to music as a blind or partially sighted person can really cut you off from the outside world. While this might be exactly the effect you were hoping for on occasion, it’s also likely there are times when you’d still like to be aware of what’s going on around you.
BBC iPlayer is an on -demand service provided by the BBC. The platform enables users to search, browse, stream, download and share programmes broadcast on all BBC television and radio stations from the past 7 days.
Catch-up services enable their viewers to watch programmes online. Wwe would greatly appreciate your input into which services require our utmost attention.
At our PhoneWatch event we will be introducing you to the smartphones sold on the high street that come with built in features which make smartphones accessible to use if you are blind or partially sighted. These features are known as accessibility features and can include a screen reader, magnification, large text and high contrast.
'The new Kindle Fire HDX features an in-built screen magnification function for partially sighted users, which you can access instantly in order to help you set up the device.'
The Nokia Pocket Magnifier app is an OCR reader which allows you to use your phones camera as a handheld magnifier. You can point at an object or text and it will be displayed on your devices screen for you to magnify. You are also able to take an image of what you are looking at save it and magnify it later on.
A website that's dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities.
Bus UK is an app that allows you to find the nearest bus stops, the times of the next buses and the next bus stop while travelling on the bus.
TV Help is a website that provides a list of the audio described TV programmes and films that broadcast on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat.
WebAIM have published the results of their fifth screen reader survey, showing the trends that have changed in screen reader use.