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Assistive aids and technology

An older man consults a tablet computer
An older man consults a tablet computer
At RNIB, we believe in the power of technology to assist people with sight loss to be independent, access information, grasp opportunities and to b​e creativ​e. We have lots of information to help you whether you are starting out or want more in depth help.

In this section

Technology information

Find out about the range of useful accessible apps, gadgets and tools that are available to help blind and partially sighted people in day to day life.

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If you’re blind or partially sighted, you’ve come to the right place for products that help you live independently and enjoy everyday activities. Not sure where to start? Why not have a look at our best sellers, our new products, or our special offers.

Smart technology for the home

Learn more about different kinds of technology that make life at home easier for blind and partially sighted people and useful products like the Amazon Echo

Reading and writing

Guides on different options available for those who like to read, as well as the variety of writing technology available for blind and partially sighted people.

Navigation technology

A guide to the various apps and tools available to blind and partially sighted users when it comes to navigating around and communicating with the world.

Entertainment and Social

Information on how to get the best out of TV, audio and gaming technology with a focus on accessibility and audio description for blind and partially sighted users

Computers and laptops

A guide to how to make a computer more accessible for blind and partially sighted people, features like screen magnification, voice to text that can help you

Phones and tablets accessibility, features and apps

Guide on mobile phone accessibility, features, apps and different phones and tablets available and how well they work for blind and partially sighted users.

Wearable tech

An RNIB basic guide to wearable technology for the blind, such as smart glasses and head-mounted cameras for blind and partially sighted people.

Useful resources

A list of downloadable RNIB resources in digital accessibility, audio description and other helpful websites.