Fully accessible ‘ready to go’ computer range launched

Post date: 
Thursday, 20 August 2015

Blind and partially sighted people can now buy from a range of new accessible computers and products that come ready loaded with either JAWS or MAGic magnification software. 

Working with Sight and Sound Technology and Freedom Scientific, RNIB has launched five computer models with preloaded JAWS speech software or MAGic screen magnification software. 
 
Customers can ask for models to be tailored to arrive with the software “switched on”, making it accessible from the outset. The software can also be “switched off” so that other members of the family can use it too. 
 
Steve Tyler, Head of Solutions, Strategy and Planning at RNIB, said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of the RNIB accessible computers. Our aim was to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy access to technology, at an affordable price.
 
“We hope these computers will open up a world of online shopping, chat, news and information to people with sight loss."
 
Each computer will have Microsoft installed as part of the package and the Business edition will be available to purchase at the same time. Customers will have access to one-to-one telephone support from Sight and Sound, and the RNIB Technology Support Squad is also on hand to help.

Further information 

  • Find out more by visiting the online shop  or call the Helpline on 0303 123 9999
  • RNIB can also support your business by providing accessibility solutions
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