Access technology and grants

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Our Access Technology team gives advice on choosing the most appropriate technology to help children and young people with a vision impairment study and play. We work across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We also offer a grants programme that allows families to apply for recommended items they otherwise wouldn’t be able to access. Download this document about the Grant Criteria for more info.

Assistive or adaptive technology and sensory toys can make all the difference to how a child with sight loss learns and plays. There are so many options – including computer equipment and software, Braille devices, screen readers and magnifiers, multi-sensory toys, resonance boards and more. Finding the right equipment for a child or young person is vital, but can be an overwhelming task.

We help families to choose the best possible devices and software to meet a blind child’s individual needs at home and at school.

Our advice is independent and unbiased, as we don’t sell any equipment. We work with other agencies, suppliers and organisations to make sure we give the most relevant information on the latest accessible technology.


Do you need help?

Please call freephone 0800 781 1444 or email cypservices@
if you'd like some advice, or to chat about how we can help you.

Grants for technology and sensory equipment

Guide Dogs also offers a grants programme to help children and young people access the most appropriate technology and sensory equipment. Please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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