There is a wide range of technologies and tools available to assist people who are blind or have low vision.
Whether you wish to use a computer, phone or mobile device, access materials in print or become more efficient at work, school or university – there is a piece of technology available that can help.
NCBI Labs is the technology department within NCBI and offers a number of services to people with sight loss including technology support, assessments, demonstrations, and training.
If you have any questions or need any technology support, please contact NCBI Labs on 1850 92 30 60 or email [email protected].
NCBI Labs – Live Events
We regularly deliver virtual Technology Live Events where we discuss latest tech releases, news and more. All events are recorded and made available as podcasts and on YouTube for you to listen to or watch back afterwards.
Technology Support Helpdesk
We offer a dedicated support line and email address for technical support related to assistive and mainstream technology.
The service is free for people with sight loss and their families. We also offer technical advice on assistive technology to schools and employers.
The Technology Support Helpdesk is operated between 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.
Technology for Sight Loss
If you have little or no vision, you may find it difficult or impossible to do things that so many people now take for granted. These include using the internet, booking flights, reading printed items such as books, magazines, newspapers or even mail that comes through the door. Technology can help though. If the right technology is used, you will enjoy the same freedom to read as everyone else.
Virtual Technology Clubs
Accessibility Review Service
The NCBI Labs team offers a variety of accessibility services to ensure your website or mobile application is W3C compliant and accessible to everyone, including people with sight loss.
We also provide a document review and remediation service so you can be confident that your documents are fully accessible.