There are increasing amounts of accessible and assistive technology on the market that can make a massive difference to blind and partially sighted people living in London. Assistive technology enables visually impaired people to participate fully in life. Based on up-to-date evidence on the latest advances in digital technologies, London Vision provides advice so that members can more easily manage around home, use their mobile phones more effectively and improve their computer skills.
In this section we assess and review available technology that can assist blind and partially sighted people.
Android and iPhone inbuilt accessibility features
In time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Renu has reviewed the inbuilt accessibility features of Android and iPhone smartphones.
RealSAM speaker review
In this review Jonathan Ward gets to grips with the new RealSAM subscription to figure out whether it can compete with established audio book listening methods already on the market.
The best iPhone apps for scanning and reading text
Assistive technology expert Graham Page offers his verdict on the Voice Dream Scanner and the Voice OCR apps - how useful and private are they for blind and partially sighted users? Read on to find out!
Access Technology Adviser Graham Page shares his knowledge of the latest accessible radios for blind and partially sighted radio listeners.
Use Alexa compatible devices to read email and add calendar events
Did you know that your Amazon Alexa can be used to read your emails and add calendar events? Find out more:
Anker Lightning cables for iPhone Anker Lightning cables for iPhone
Got an iPhone, but finding the supplied charge cable isn't up to scratch? Graham Page reviews Anker Lightning iPhone and iPad cables, with advice on where to purchase.
Review of Sony WH-CH510 stereo Bluetooth headset
Looking for some reasonably priced bluetooth headphones? Check out Graham Page's review of the Sony WH-CH510 stereo Bluetooth headset.
Google Nest Mini Review
Just in time for Black Friday, Graham Page has reviewed the Nest Mini, the new entry level smart speaker from Google - which will replace the Google Mini. Read this review and see how they compare!
Amazon Echo vs Google Home
We have an update in the battle of voice assistants! London Vision's Assistive Technology Adviser, Graham Page, compares the recently updated Amazon Echo and Google Home and gives his opinion on which voice assistant is better for visually impaired people to use
Hurtling into the future at 10mph
The idea of self-driving cars has been around almost as long as normal cars have been, but how close are we to actually having autonomous vehicles on the road? We travelled to Brighton to visit Blind Veterans and try out their own autonomous vehicle named Arthur!
The Sunu Band, so near sonar
Chris Jenkins reviews the Sunu Band, an intelligent mobility aid designed to help improve navigation for blind and partially sighted people. Give it a read to find out what he thinks!
Roberts Opus Radio - review
This week, London Vision's Assistive Technology Adviser, Graham Page, reviews the new Roberts Opus Radio for our technology blog
Up close and personal with the SightPlus 2 Headset
Up close and personal with the SightPlus 2 Headset Chris Jenkins, London Vision's Technology Innovation Lead has spent a month experimenting with the SightPlus 2 Headset. Read on to find out what he thought!
Using a smartphone as a light detector
Assistive Technology Adviser, Graham Page, shares his knowledge of the best smartphone apps visually impaired people can use as a light detector
Seeing AI app review
Seeing AI app review Have you heard of the Seeing AI app? Assistive Technology Adviser Graham Page, reviews the Seeing AI app for blind and partially sighted people
Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Which is better for blind and partially sighted people to use?
Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Which is better for blind and partially sighted people to use? It's the battle of voice assistants! Assistive Technology Adviser Graham Page, compares the Amazon Echo and Google Home and gives his opinion on which voice assistant is better for visually impaired people to use
Top 3 Amazon Echo skills
London Vision's Assistive Technology Adviser, Graham Page, reveals his top 3 Amazon Echo skills
Polk Boom Bit Bluetooth Speaker
Can you use a bluetooth speaker to increase your independence? London Vision reviews the Polk Boom Bit Bluetooth Speaker and how it can be used to help blind and partially sighted people find their way around independently using GPS navigation
In Your Pocket review
The In Your Pocket device allows the user to listen to talking books, podcasts and more! Graham Page, Assistive Technology Adviser, has written a review of the In Your Pocket.