Tech for All

by Guide Dogs Scotland Claimed

For children with a vision impairment, technology is vital. It develops learning, creativity, life skills, and ultimately independence.
While technology in schools remains the responsibility of local authorities, it’s important for children with a vision impairment to have access to their own devices at home – to support learning, or simply to have fun and explore the interests and activities they enjoy.
We’re committed to making this possible for children in the UK with a vision impairment aged 3-18, and to make the application process as simple as possible.
Our Tech for All service will provide iPads to visually impaired children aged 3-18, while secondary school-age children (age 11-18) may choose an iPhone instead. The devices have excellent accessibility features built-in, and we’ll provide online guides and tutorials to help them get them started.
The devices will be completely free of charge. The only requirement is proof of vision impairment.
If the iPad or iPhone isn't the right piece of equipment, we help young people up to 25 access a world of technology specially designed to suit their vision impairment via technology grants.

Last updated 14/06/2021

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 0800 781 1444
This service is under the category: Eye Conditions , Learning Disability , Physical Disability , Learning Difficulties , Computer Class , Physical Health Issues , Disability , Lifelong Learning , Money , Conditions , Education & Employability , Sensory Impairment , Children & Families , Additional Support Needs , Early Years , Play , Financial Support

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  • · Dumfries and Galloway (Local Authority)
  • · East Ayrshire (Local Authority)
  • · East Lothian (Local Authority)
  • · East Renfrewshire (Local Authority)
  • · Na h-Eileanan Siar (Local Authority)
  • · Falkirk (Local Authority)
  • · Highland (Local Authority)
  • · Inverclyde (Local Authority)
  • · Midlothian (Local Authority)
  • · Moray (Local Authority)
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  • · Orkney Islands (Local Authority)
  • · Scottish Borders (Local Authority)
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  • · South Lanarkshire (Local Authority)
  • · Stirling (Local Authority)
  • · Aberdeen City (Local Authority)
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  • · Argyll and Bute (Local Authority)
  • · City of Edinburgh (Local Authority)
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  • · West Dunbartonshire (Local Authority)
  • · West Lothian (Local Authority)
  • · Angus (Local Authority)
  • · Dundee City (Local Authority)
  • · North Lanarkshire (Local Authority)
  • · East Dunbartonshire (Local Authority)
  • · Glasgow City (Local Authority)
  • · Borders (Health Board)
  • · Scotland (Country)
  • · Perth and Kinross (Local Authority)
  • · Fife (Local Authority)

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