Access technology and grants
Our access technology team gives advice on choosing the most appropriate technology and sensory equipment to help children and young people with a vision impairment study and play.
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 or 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 child’s individual needs at home and at school. Our advice is independent and unbiased, as we don’t sell any equipment.
We also offer a grants programme that allows families to apply for recommended items they otherwise wouldn’t be able to access.
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