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Find out some of the ways to access audiobooks, including different audiobook formats and audiobook providers.
RealSAM, the people behind the 'In Your Pocket' accessible phone, have developed a smart speaker skill so that you can access audiobooks and podcasts on a Google smart speaker.
Our Senior Rehabilitation Officer, Simon, tells us about his experience of receiving his COVID-19 vaccine as a person with low vision.
Find out how accessible the TV catch-up services BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5 are to visually impaired people.
The RNIB have launched a prototype pregnancy test for visually impaired people, making it possible for the first time to find out results independently.
Find out how to recognise money if you are visually impaired, and learn how the process has become easier since the introduction of polymer banknotes.
Find out what our Trafford and Oldham Tech Talk members voted as their favourite piece of technology in 2020.
Find out about Pingit, an accessible solution for managing your money.
Top tips for making websites and apps accessible to people living with sight loss and other disabilities, providing equal access and equal opportunity for all.
Richard from our Digital Team visited his local Wetherspoons pub to try out their food and drink ordering app and assess how it would work for a person living with sight loss.
We offer digital technology assessments at Manchester Central Library, so we went along to check out what's changed at the building since the COVID-19 lockdown.
The new NHS COVID-19 app for Apple and Android devices launched yesterday. Our Digital Team checked it out to see how blind and visually impaired people will be able to use it.
From 14 September, venues such as pubs and restaurants will be legally required to request contact details of customers as part of the Track and Trace initiative.
There are a number of dictation solutions available, but which one is the best? We thought we would try some of the most common versions side by side to see how they performed.
Stories from two visually impaired people who purchased the Synapptic phone package, and our trained staff showed them how to use it to help with their sight loss.
Top tips to businesses and venues that are re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown on how to support visitors who are visually impaired in our new socially-distanced world.
Our Digital Enablement Service is helping people living with sight loss to get connected through tech, and offers training with a wide variety of products and skills.
Teachers are preparing for children to return to classrooms during Covid-19 - our guide should help you consider how you can better support children with a vision impairment.
Getting connected with family and keeping informed has never been as important as it is during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read our blog about the technology that can help.
Read about the new Talking Newspaper app developed by British Wireless for the Blind and the Talking News Federation, and how you can access Henshaws news through it.
We review six products, three high-tech and three low-tech, which were not designed for someone with sight loss but are fully accessible and could increase independence.
We review Eye-D, an app for iOS and Android that enables people with a visual impairment to be more independent.
We review the accessibility of some of the most popular video-on-demand services, focusing on the accessibility of each app and website and the availability of audio description.
The benefits of regular exercise are well documented, and thousands of people attend the weekly 5km Saturday parkruns across the country. What's it like for VIPs and their guides?
Don't let worries about accessibility put you off getting into the countryside. There are all sorts of resources out there to help.
If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, Access to Work is there to support you.
We take a trip to Bolton Museum and it's new Egyptian Gallery. How accessible is it to visually impaired visitors?
The National Football Museum claims a number of accessible features, but what is it really like to visit as a disabled guest? Alice puts it to the test!
As part of Manchester’s ‘Bee in the City’ trail in Summer 2018, we were fortunate to have our own NHS sponsored Bee. We share the journey of the sculpture and how we created it.
Following our video, “Do blind men sit down to pee?”, blogger ‘Cane and Able’ has written a great response piece which explores the topic of public toilets in more depth.
Technology has been rapidly developing, with lots of new potential digital solutions for visually impaired people. Mark shares an update on the latest from tech giants Microsoft.
We review three solutions to make typing on the iPhone easier: Siri and Dictation, the Bluetooth keyboard and FlickType, explaining how they work and their pros and cons.
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate has been sharing its expertise in working with disabled people with a leading national charity.
Our Museums and Galleries Group has supported Manchester Museum in the development of award winning 3D technologies.
Board games are great. Finding accessible board games can be difficult. We took a look at the market to find accessible options for VI people.
Most banks offer a range of services to make everyday banking more accessible for VI people. Our Tech Talk group share the best features that can help you bank independently.
We teamed up with Manchester CCGs to understand how visually impaired people access health services, and how they can engage the group better. We share our findings and top tips.
Take a look at the accessible games out there and find out how possible it is for visually impaired and blind people to enjoy video games.
Having a visual impairment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy books! We’ve rounded up the best ways to access books when you’re blind or visually impaired.
Read our top tips for making your business accessible. By following our 7 tips, your place of work can be accessible for all.
We share our tips on the key things to cover when planning an event to ensure your event is accessibility friendly, and how we applied these at the Henshaws Awards.
At this time of year, many of us will be dreaming of summer and starting to plan holidays so we thought it would be a good idea to share some travel tips we have collected.
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