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Everyday technology

Mobile phone

A guide to help people who are blind or have low vision find a suitable mobile phone, including ‘smart’ phones.


Computer screens can be made easier to see by make the content larger, enhancing contrast or using a screen magnifier.

Computer tips and tricks

A summary of our most helpful tips and tricks to set up and optimise your computer.


Traditional laptop computers are being replaced with more compact computers called 'notebooks' and 'netbooks'.


Information about various calculator options for people who are blind or have low vision.



Magnifiers are used to enlarge the size of images such as print or pictures. They are an essential part of the lives of many people who have low-vision.

Monocular and binoculars

From the everyday tasks of getting around, to the experience of a live concert, these distance viewing aids will help to improve your quality of life.

Video magnifiers

Electronic or video magnifiers are versatile tools to access print information for a lot of people with low vision.

Reading technology

Computer screen readers

Computer screen readers read out loud the content that is on the computer screen.

Dolphin SuperNova

Supernova is a screen magnifier and/or screen reader, delivering supreme access to Windows.

eBook readers

There are many electronic ways of reading books available to bring the joy of reading to everyone, regardless of your level of vision.

DAISY devices

DAISY stands for Digital Accessible Information System. It is a digital talking book format that offers many advantages over traditional audio books.

Print scanners

Print scanners use a scanner (similar to a photocopier), on which you place the material to be read aloud as audio.

Identifying day to day items

A range of scanning technology is now available to enable people who are blind or have low vision to easily identify items and products around them.

Tactile and other tips


Technology is available to enable access to a computer via braille or to produce braille.


Some people with low vision may have problems with handwriting. These issues can generally be addressed by applying the 'Bigger, Bolder, Brighter' principles.

Need advice?

In addition to these useful guides, Vision Australia's Access Technology team can provide you with advice and support in all areas of access technology.

Have a technology assessment

An assessment with one of our access technology specialists will help identify the right technology fit for you.

Upskill with technology training

Vision Australia offers personalised training available at home, your workplace, one of our centres or via telehealth.