Technology is a big part of our everyday lives. And if you're living with vision impairment, you can find a range of accessible devices, apps and software to suit your needs and lifestyle.

We recommend the technology products that can help you or your family living with sight loss. From iOS devices or mobile apps, to grants for specialist assistive technology, because we know the difference the right tech can make.

Living independently with technology

University student, Lydia, shares her experience of how using technology, such as Apple accessibility features and apps, has helped her at university and in her personal life.

Opening up the world with technology

A boy using a screen magnifier on his tablet at a Guide Dogs event
With the right technology, children and young people with a vision impairment can learn, play and grow. Find out how you can apply for a grant.
Someone using parental controls on iPad

We take a look at the iPhone and iPad parental controls and how to set them up, to keep your child safe while using their Apple device.


A woman holding an iPhone to a piece of paper with text on to read it with the Seeing AI app
Take a look at the accessible apps for vision impairment that could help you to be more active and independent.
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Our webinars are for people with sight loss and their families on the benefits of technology.

A laptop on a desk being used with a phone next to it
There's a huge range of apps, platforms and software that can make life easier when living with sight loss but this also creates a lot of opportunity for fraud. Take a look at our guidance to staying safe online.
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Read our internet safety tips to keep your children safe when they're online.
Find out how smart lighting can help you in your home. Take control by just using your voice.
A boy sitting on the floor looking at an iPad

Guide Dogs Tech for All learning programme is designed to support you and your family with setting up and using your new Apple iPad or iPhone.

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We demonstrate the Apple accessibility features for vision impairment available on your iPad or iPhone and how to set them up. 

Did you know?

You can download NVDA, a screen reader for Windows, for free. Or you can try the screen reader or magnifier built into Windows 10. To start the magnifier, press Windows + Plus; to turn it off, press Windows + Escape.

Whilst Guide Dogs may be able to suggest various third party websites and third party applications which may be able to assist you, those are not endorsed by Guide Dogs.  Guide Dogs has no control over those third parties and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information and support they can provide or the suitability and quality of any products or services they provide.