NCBI can advise on a range of daily living and computer-based equipment solutions. From talking watches to speech and magnification software, there are many simple solutions available if sight loss is making everyday tasks difficult to carry out.
Daily living activities
Some of the independent living products available include signature and writing guides, braille writing guides, talking watches and clocks and equipment to make everyday activities like sewing, cooking and handling money easier. Kitchen equipment includes talking microwaves and weighing scales, as well handy ways to help with pouring liquids. These products are available to buy through your regional NCBI office or online.
We supply long canes and symbol canes. A symbol cane lets other people know you have a vision impairment and that you may require assistance.
Reading and writing
Through our low vision service , we supply low vision aids which can help with reading and writing, including hand-held and pocket-sized magnifiers and electronic magnifiers that can be used on your television or computer.
Our technology trainers  can provide information and advice on screen magnification and screen reading software for use at home, in college or at work, as well as closed circuit television systems and scanners which can make reading easier.
NCBI’s staff can help you find the right product to suit your needs. We are available to assist you in the selection and use of any of the equipment solutions mentioned above and also provide training in technology .
For further information
For more information on aids and appliances contact us on Lo call 1850 33 43 53. To purchase equipment visit our online shopping page.