Icon of hand holding a smart phone denoting technology themeAssistive Technology (AT) can greatly improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people, helping them to navigate, socialise, access information and work. 

Sight Loss Councils plan to work with app developers and websites to ensure accessibility of their products as well as working with employers to raise awareness of how assistive technology can help blind and partially sighted people in the workplace.

 

Successes in Technology

The Birmingham Sight Loss Council took part in a project working closely with App developers, Substrakt Health to test their MyHealthCare App. The App allows users to connect with their local GP Surgery to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view test results and access lifestyle advice, thereby reducing pressure on the GP reception and other NHS Services.

Sight Loss Council member testing an appAfter initial testing of the app with a variety of assistive technology including JAWS, Zoom, Colour Contrast and VoiceOver, the members of the Birmingham Sight Loss Council provided feedback to the developers to adjust the app so it is now fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people.

 

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