Useful Links

There is a vast amount of information available on the Internet for anyone wishing to find out more about disabilities, assistive technology and accessibility. A small selection is given here.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

The UK's leading charity that gives information, support and advice to over 2 million people with sight problems. Campaigns also for equal rights for people with visual impairments and produces audio books and braille amongst other assistive technology.

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

The UK's main charity for people with hearing difficulties. Campaigns and provides information, services and training for those supporting Deaf People at work and home. Also a supplier of hearing loops and other assistive technology.

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

According to their website this charity aims to promote a dyslexia friendly society. Provides  useful information on dyslexia and has a training department.

The National Autistic Society (NAS)

A charity that aims to ensure people with autism receive services that they need. The website gives information on autism and Asperger syndrome and the services that the NAS provides.


A JISC-funded service that aims to enhance provision for disabled students and staff in education through the use of assistive technology. Contains a great deal of useful information on assistive technology.

Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP)

Registered charity that aims to raise standards of communication between Deaf and Hearing people. It is also the awarding body for British and Irish Sign Language (BSL and ISL) qualifications and registration body for BSL interpreters/signers.

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