You may hear various descriptions for this type of technology like: access technology, adaptive technology, or assistive technology. But whichever word is used, it means the same thing:

“specialised electronic equipment or special adaptations to standard electronic equipment to help people with disabilities”

The term can cover many types of technology from specially adapted vehicles to powered wheelchairs, from hearing aids to cochlear implants, from electronic magnifiers to talking computers.

We are specifically concerned with access technology for people who are blind or partially sighted and that is where our expertise lies. From time to time, we help visually-impaired people who also have mobility or hearing difficulties to obtain adaptations to make their computers more accessible. We cannot become involved in the provision of equipment that is specifically or only for mobility or hearing impairments but may be able to put you in touch with an organisation that can help.

Please visit these pages regularly to keep up to date with new technology as it becomes available.

Note: We are not suppliers or distributors of any of the products you will find in the “technology” pages. It is not appropriate, therefore, for us to quote prices but we offer links to the websites of the suppliers so that you can check out the current price of an item that interests you.