2 in every 1,000 young people (under the age of 25) have vision impairment in the UK and with future stats showing this number is likely to continue to rise with around 4.1 million people with sight loss in the UK by 2050. It’s important for us to invest thought and time in to alternative ways we can use technology to enhance education for students with visual impairment.
Expert Resources: visual impairment
These are the items that relate to visual impairment found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Nov 2018
Blog Post | Jul 2016
Smartphones and tablets have helped to close the gap between disabled students and their peers, particularly in the form of apps. Here's our selection of ten apps that will help a visually impaired or blind student get the most from their education - and don't miss number 10 which is an app that lists accessible apps....
Case Study | Nov 2015
Jack is in his mid-30s and works in a busy travel company. His sight has been getting worse for a while due to a congenital condition and has now asked for help from his manager.
Blog Post | Jun 2015
Visual impairment can affect your eyesight in so many ways. The good thing is that technology can help you in many different ways.
Webinar | Feb 2015
This session explores the impact of impaired vision in the workplace and identifies support that can be offered to address them.
Factsheet | Apr 2012
How can technology help people with macular degeneration? New 'Harry App' will let blind people know when their bus is approaching Wayfindr creates new way for blind people to navigate their environment