I'm new to technology, where should I start?

Learning just the basics about new technology can open up a world of possibilities which will enrich your life and enable you to do things independently while living with sight loss.

Technology can help you to:

  • keep in touch with your family and friends
  • make calls and send messages for free
  • gain the confidence and freedom to go out and use public transport independently
  • do your shopping and banking from the comfort of your home at any time of the day.

Many popular, mainstream products have accessibility features built in, such as magnification and text to speech.

Thomas Pocklington Trust have also produced a leaflet on accessible and inclusive home technology:

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