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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.

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GPS Navigation

RNIB examines what GPS navigation software has assistive technology, and how apps like Blind Square and SoundScape are helpful for blind people to navigate.


Our brief guide to NaviLens for users with sight loss explains what NaviLens can do, how to install the app and how to use it at home and out and about.

Helpful Apps

An RNIB guide to accessible apps, and what apps can do for blind and partially sighted users. There are also specific apps for the visually impaired you may find useful.