A range of solutions including magnification, braille hardware and software and accessible apps and services can support blind and partially sighted students to thrive at university.Find out more about 'Accessible technology for students – guidance and resources'
Accessible Technology for Students Webinar
Accessible technology enables students with vision impairment to access their studies and make the most of their time at university or college. But there is so much out there – how do young people know what they need, how to access and get the most from it?
Our webinar in May 2021 discussed the pros and cons of various education technology as well as the assistive technology now available to help students orientate themselves around campus or a new town.
Catch up on the webinar recording below
Hosted by Darren Paskell, Technology Manager and Tara Chattaway, Student Support Manager at Thomas Pocklington Trust, we discussed:
- Magnification products – computer / multi-monitor set up
- Braille products
- Portable cameras to record information from whiteboards
- Assistive screen readers
- Getting around campus and in new towns and cities – Be My Eyes, Aira, Soundscape
- Other handy tech – ie accessible calculators
Find out about the different accessories and equipment that can super-charge your use of tech in education as a blind or partially sighted student.Find out more about 'Useful Accessible Accessories for Education'
Discover how to use built-in accessibility features on computers to empower blind and partially sighted students in education. Covers Windows, Apple, ChromeBook and Linux.Find out more about 'Make Your Computer Accessible for Education'
Learn how smartphones /tablets can be a game-changer for blind and partially sighted students in education. We cover accessibility features on Apple and Android and how to use them.Find out more about 'Make Your Smartphone/Tablet Accessible for Education'