Working for People with Sight Loss

Technology

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.

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NCBI Labs

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 question or need any technology support, please contact NCBI Labs on 1850 92 30 60 or email [email protected].

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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.

Check out previous Live Event recordings

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.

Contact the Technology Support Helpdesk 

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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.

Read more about technology for sight loss

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Technology News

From smart home technology to mobile applications, keep up to date with the latest technology news and developments for people with sight loss.
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Virtual Technology Clubs

The Virtual Clubs are online Group Chats where you can learn about and discuss latest technology that can help overcome any barriers in your daily life.
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Technology Events

The NCBI Labs Team frequently organise technology events and training courses which you can get involved in. These can be virtual, or take place in one of our training facilities.
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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.

Find out more about our Accessibility Review Service