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AbilityNet: Sight loss and technology - transformational apps and software options

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There are now countless tech options, many free, which can massively help blind people. • • In the UK, 300,000 people are registered with a visual impairment, sight loss or blindness. Robin Christopherson, AbilityNet's head of digital inclusion, is completely blind and says technology has played a huge part in his ability to do his job and have a great life. • • Robin uses many different apps and software – mainly free or very affordable - such as Zoomreader, which will turn a tablet or smartphone into an electronic magnifier. There's also KNFB reader which can read back any text you point it at, with incredible accuracy. • • “One app I use every day is called Talking Goggles,” adds Robin. “It can recognise objects and text that you put underneath it. I use it for money I have in my pocket to pay a taxi driver for example, or to find the right credit cards. Knowing what's out there and making the most of it is hugely empowering.” • • Click the video for more and see links to the apps mentioned, below. • • ZoomReader • • KNFB reader • • Talking Goggles • • Learn how to adapt your computer and tech for your needs with My Computer My Way • • Check out our blogs on sight loss and tech - • •

Keywords: screen reader, web pages, visual impairment


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