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Learn about linking Alexa to an HP Printer, and some of the ways in which you can use Alexa to print and scan.
Find out all you need to know about Freeview Play's accessible TV guide, designed for people with all levels of vision.
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.
Find out some of the ways to access audiobooks, including different audiobook formats and audiobook providers.
We took the Sunu Band, a wearable assistive device, on a test drive to see how it can support people with sight loss with their mobility and independence.
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.
Find out about Fitness Coach by Jumpy Cat, an accessible app for creating personalised workouts.
Find out how accessible the TV catch-up services BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5 are to visually impaired people.
Find out what our Trafford and Oldham Tech Talk members voted as their favourite piece of technology in 2020.
In this digital age, the need to validate documents quickly is becoming more evident, so we are likely to be asked to provide electronic signatures - but what are they?
Find out about Laundry Lens, an app that can help you to interpret laundry labels when washing your clothes.
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.
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.
Hear from Lynne Nicholson, who is visually impaired and uses her smartphone and navigation apps to travel independently.
Commonly during crisis situations, fraudsters create lots of new ways to defraud their unsuspecting victims. We've put together a guide to current COVID-19 scams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orla, 17, talks about some of the fab influential bloggers and YouTubers out there who she follows, and who she thinks other young people with sight loss might also enjoy.
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.
Zoom is an app allowing people to have virtual meetings and stay connected. We tested it to see how well it can be used if you have a visual impairment.
We outline our top tips for using technology to manage social isolation if you have a visual impairment.
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.
Knowing what to get your loved one for Christmas can be a struggle at the best of times. Here's some ideas from us at Henshaws for anyone with sight loss.
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.
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 explore two apps that connect a visually impaired user with a sighted volunteer, and Community Services Development Manager Mark shares with us his experience as a volunteer.
Streaming is a hugely popular method of listening to music, with Spotify & Apple Music reigning supreme in terms of popularity. But which one is better for visually impaired users?
Check out our top 10 everyday gadgets for under £50 and see how each piece of tech can help those with a visual impairment
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.
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