Using technology

Being able to use computers, mobile phones and other gadgets for work, leisure and keeping in contact are key tools for blind and partially sighted people.

We've gathered lots of information and point to you many more resources you can use to learn about and keep up to date with technology. eBooks are a big topic in technology, and are covered in the Reading section of our website.

Technology for life

Listen to blind and partially sighted people of all ages explain how technology has made their lives easier

Watch with subtitles on YouTube 
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Stay in the know

Sign up for 'Switch On' our free quarterly e-newsletter with information and advice for making the most of everyday technology. We'll also let you know about products that have been designed with blind and partially sighted people in mind available from the high street and specialists

You'll also find technology news, reviews and events in our TechKnowMore blog. The TechKnowMore blog also features our Website of the Month and App of the Month.

Technology Support Squad

If you've recently bought a technology product, but you're having difficulty using it, call RNIB's Technology Support Squad. Our team of 800 volunteers from across the UK can help you set up and get to grips with technology for free. From TVs and computers through to mobile phones and eBook readers, we can give you advice over the phone or visit you at home. Visit our Technology Support Squad webpage or call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to find out more or request a free volunteer.

Insight Radio

Insight Radio is RNIB's radio station. The Sony award-winning station communicates the needs, interests and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK.

Listen to Insight Radio online now