Assistive technology and devices

Assistive technology can be any device, software or piece of equipment that enables you to maintain or increase functional capabilities when living with sight loss. There are many different types of devices and equipment available. If possible, it’s a good idea to try out a device first and make sure it is the right option for you, some can be expensive so it’s important to make the right choice.

In some cases, you may be able to claim a VAT refund on certain aids and appliances hat help you carry out daily activities at home or at work. You will find more information about VAT refunds on the Citizens Information website.

The Fighting Blindness Technology Exchange Club is an informal gathering of people living with varying degrees of sight loss who wish to improve their daily lives through assistive technology. Members share their experience of how they found solutions to problems accessing technology, and ask for support with any technological difficulties that may arise. If you would like more information on how to get involved with the group, please contact us at 01 674 6496 or

Please follow the links below for more information about assistive technology and devices.