Software and apps

There are lots of different types of software that can help people with poor eyesight use a computer more easily.

RNIB have produced a short video about screen magnifiers and screen readers:

Screen readers

Screen reader software works by reading out loud what is on the computer screen.

Screen readers can read text and computer commands. They can also read the descriptions of pictures on web pages.

Click here to find out more about screen readers.

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Screen magnifiers

A screen magnifier is computer software that makes a part of the screen bigger, allowing people who have poor eyesight to see it more easily.

Click here to read more about screen magnifiers.

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Audiobook cutter

Audiobook Cutter allows you to split large audioboooks and podcasts into smaller sections. This makes them easier to use on MP3 players.

Click here to find out more about AudioBook Cutter.

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WebbIE

WebbIE is made up of several different programmes. They all help blind people and people with poor sight to use a computer more easily.

Click here to find out more about WebbIE.

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Colours and resolution

QuickRes2 lets you change the resolution of your computer screen so that the content looks bigger.

Click here to find out more about QuickRes.

Screen Tinter LITE lets you change the background colour of your computer screen. Not everyone can see it clearly when it is bright white.

Click here to find out more about Screen Tinter LITE.

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