Technology overview

Nic using a desktop video magnifier

There is a wide range of technology and tools available that assist people who are blind or have low vision to do all sorts of things from using a computer, accessing materials in print, and using a smartphone.

Some products are made especially to meet the needs of people who are blind or have low vision while others are mainstream products that have added features accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.

This section provides an overview of the diversity of this technology and what it can offer people who are blind or have low vision.



Braille technology opens up a world of content

Katie Best had no second thoughts about learning Braille after losing her vision as a teenager. 

After being born with glaucoma, Katie underwent surgery at the age of 17 in an attempt to stop her vision deteriorating further, however complications from that surgery resulted in Katie losing her vision. 

An avid reader who had used large print books prior to losing her sight, Katie took up Braille after losing her sight and proved to be a quick learner.


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