Welcome to Vision Through Sound

Vision Through Sound enables visually impaired people to live their lives more fully by learning to use smart phones, computer technology and the World Wide Web.

We will help you to use a phone or a computer for work and for pleasure - to browse the Internet, to send emails, to download files, to contact friends and family, to join online communities - in fact, whatever you need a computer to do for you, we will give you the confidence and the tools to make it happen.

Whatever your level of knowledge we will build on it. We can teach you about screen magnification and how to get the best from talking screenreaders like NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) NVDA can be downloaded for free here

The Iphone with built in speech and large print output, provides ideal applications for those with a visual impairment. Kindle books can be read in audio or large print, books scanned into speech, and audio books downloaded.

Georgie is an app for an android phone, which enables a touch screen phone to speak and uses large, easy-to-read icons. It includes a talking sat nav for blind pedestrians. We can train you to use specialist programmes for blind and partially-sighted users and, most importantly, how to help you stay safe online.

View the GeorgiePhone website here

Vision Through Sound gives talks on visual awareness to help care providers and companies communicate with their clients and customers more effectively.

We are working on setting up a technical phone helpline for the Bristol Braille Technology CIC who are developing a Canute reader, a low cost Braille display, to read e-books. See http://bristolbraille.co.uk/. One Canute is estimated to cost £440. This is revolutionary, as the cheapest currently on the market are over £3,000.

Stephanie is a speaker, on behalf of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. This means she gives talks to any interested parties. The talks to school children also include a demonstration of the specialised equipment and picture Braille books that form part of her life, and enable her to live independently and contribute to the lives of others.