The following are a selection of organisations and companies that sell or provide support / advice on accessible technology for visually impaired people.
There are, thankfully, a huge range of apps, software and technology available for people with visual impairments. What works for people varies and depends on individual choice so it is a good idea to browse what’s available and try before you buy.
Blind in Business
Blind in Business are an organisation that help blind and partially sighted people into work through mentoring and life-coaching, as well giving them the opportunity to speak and meet other visually impaired young professionals. They will also provide the opportunity to try out the latest assistive technology.
Tel: 020 7588 1885
Humanware are a company that sell a variety of accessible technologies ranging from magnifiers e.g Humanware Prodigi 12 to the latest wearable technology e.g. Orcam.
Tel: 01933 415800
Sight and Sound Technology
Sight and Sound Technology provide a large range of hardware and software for the blind and visually impaired.
Tel: 01604 798090
Here is a video clip from Stargardt’s Day March 2017 by Michael Crossland who is a Specialist Optometrist at Moorfields Hospital and an Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. It gives additional information of what a person with Stargardt’s may use day to day to support them.