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AngelEye is a new wearable smart reader produced by a company called NextVPU, who have developed their Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for people with low or no vision.
Learn about the features of the Envision Glasses, AI-enabled smart glasses designed specifically for visually impaired people.
Support from the Manchester High Sheriff's Fund enabled us to distribute Optelec digital magnifiers to the most vulnerable visually impaired people across Greater Manchester.
Find out what our Trafford and Oldham Tech Talk members voted as their favourite piece of technology in 2020.
Find out 10 of our gift ideas for somebody with a visual impairment.
Find out about Laundry Lens, an app that can help you to interpret laundry labels when washing your clothes.
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.
The Orcam Read is a handheld smart device that identifies, captures and reads text aloud. Richard from our Digital Team puts it to the test with some visually impaired people.
We were asked by The University of Manchester to deliver an online workshop to final year optometry students on the technology that exists to support visually impaired people.
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.
Mark discusses how his first thought on the announcement of the Covid-19 lockdown was getting his elderly relatives some connectivity with an Amazon Echo Show.
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.
We outline our top tips for using technology to manage social isolation if you have a visual impairment.
I was very fortunate to be invited to meet one of our visually impaired service users from Oldham last month, just a few days after he celebrated his 100th birthday!
We review Eye-D, an app for iOS and Android that enables people with a visual impairment to be more independent.
Expertise in assistive technology at our Specialist College plays a big part in our student’s success. Elspeth is building her skills in using switches to develop independence.
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.
Smart devices can help to make everyday living that bit easier. Mark runs us through some ways that the Amazon Echo can be used by people with sight loss and other health problems.
Mark, Henshaws expert on all things tech, is back to give us some of the reading solutions when you have limited vision and his guide to magnifiers.
Check out our top 10 everyday gadgets for under £50 and see how each piece of tech can help those with a visual impairment
Find out how 22 year old Rhys uses his iPhone to overcome the challenges his sight loss brings.
Read how our specialist staff have enabled College student Mary to use assistive technology to find her voice.
Our Community Services Development Manager Mark Belcher reviews what he thinks is a potentially game changing piece of wearable technology for those with visual impairments.
MacLife has compiled a list of the best Apps for people with sight loss, and we have chosen our top five from them.
Steve is a Henshaws service user and volunteers once a week with North Manchester FM where he runs his own radio show - he shares with us his story.
Tom is our very own IT Technician at Henshaws in Manchester, and we’ve adapted his blog entry on the accessibility of Windows 10 into our ‘Top 10 Tips’.
As today is the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day, we wanted to share some exciting news and useful resources with you.
I’m often asked what it’s like to live life with a visual impairment. I just have to approach life in a slightly different way...
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