Technology help for people with sight loss

Help with technology for people with sight loss

We provide help with technology for people with sight loss. If you are thinking of buying a new tablet or smartphone or need help with a problem. Contact our helpline or email, to arrange an appointment.

Help before you buy

Choosing a new mobile phone, tablet or computer can be confusing. Our technology service can help by letting you try different products before you buy. We can also provide training before you make a purhase.

Help after you buy

Once you’ve brought your technology, we can help you get the best out of it. Either by changing settings to make it easier to use, or providing training.

Technology Training

Our one-to-one training sessions are customised to your requirements. Some people just want a one-off session to help with a specific problem. Others want a structured course, either way we can help.

We encourage people to learn using their own equipment, but we also have equipment that you can use.

All our training is on a to one-to-one basis and takes place at our Scott Street premises in Keighley.

Technology Demonstration

We have a range of products available to demonstrate the various types of technology available to help people living with sight loss including:-

  • Screen readers – Reads out the contents of a computer, tablet or mobile phone screen.
  • Magnification software magnifies the image on your computer screen, allows you to enhance how objects appear on the screen.
  • Easy to use computer software – provides a simplified interface for those new to computing.
  • Easy to see keyboards
  • Big Keys Keyboards
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Electronic magnifiers that work with computers

You may feel you need more than one appointment to help you make a decision. You are welcome to bring friends, relatives or an employer to view technology.

Technology Resources

Introduction to VoiceOver for iOS

We’re in the process of putting together a free course on using VoiceOver the screen reader that comes with the iPhone.

Future Vision – Virtual Technology Events

Future Vision is a series of technology events aimed at people living with sight loss. Future Vision is a collaborative project between six local independent sight societies which include, Sight Advice South Lakes, My Sight Notts, ourselves, Support 4 Sight, Sight Concern Worcestershire, Sutton Vision.

Future Vision events take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am. You can access the archive of past events here.

Technology Blog

A selection of user guides and tutorials related to technology for people with sight loss.

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