Entertainment and Social
Information on how to get the best out of TV, audio and gaming technology with a focus on accessibility for blind and partially sighted users.
In this section
What is online radio, and how listening to radio via the internet can help blind and partially sighted people access entertainment, news and more.
A basic RNIB guide to Spotify and how it is used by blind and partially sighted people.
Most mainstream televisions available today have accessibility features built into them which help to make TV for visually impaired users accessible
If you are finding it difficult to watch your favourite television programmes or films, you can enable audio description (AD).
If you're an ardent listener of radio shows, you may want to learn more about the options in the market right now.
Smartphone apps such as MovieReading, Earcatch, Greta and Starks, Audible Magic and Actiview synchronise audio description with original filmed soundtrack.
If you would like further information or advice on accessible media, audio descriptions or video games, please contact us using this form.
Design for every gamer is our initiative to create a better gaming world for people with sight loss and a rallying cry to the industry to start making real change.
An RNIB introduction to the most popular social media platforms, how accessible they are for blind and partially sighted people and where to go for more help.
An RNIB guide considering how blind and partially sighted people can access video calling like Zoom, WhatsApp and Facebook.