Dementia and Technology: a literature review and qualitative study

17 February 2020

National Lottery Community Fund, William Grant Foundation, Life Changes Trust The William Grant Foundation and the Life Changes Trust are pleased to publish this report, which has two elements: ◗ a literature review that examines available academic evidence on the effectiveness of assistive technology devices for people with dementia and carers living in the community; and ◗ feedback from focus

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Evening Standard: Amazon Alexa and RNIB team up to make the internet easier to use for visually impaired

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29 January 2020
Source: Evening Standard

Voice assistants are one way tech can aid those with disabilities online.  The Royal National Institute of Blind People has teamed up with tech giant Amazon to make accessing the internet easier for people with sight loss.   The collaboration enables the artificial intelligence (AI) to give information from the RNIB’s Sight Loss Advice Service. The company’s Echo devices featuring

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Wales 247: Call from RNIB Cymru for tech enthusiasts to help blind and partially sighted people

6 January 2020
Source: Wales 247

This National Technology Day (January 6th) a veteran RNIB volunteer is encouraging people across Wales to help blind and partially sighted people access life-changing technology. Dickon Oliver, 71, from Wenvoe, has been a Technology Support officer for RNIB for almost 40 years. After originally volunteering for the service in 1978 for some years, he started volunteering again in 2000. Dickon,

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BBC Scotland: How smart tech could transform disabled people’s lives

30 December 2019
Source: BBC Scotland

Within a generation, technology has radically changed the way most people live their lives. Smartphones and other devices are an added layer of convenience for many people – but they are making it possible to create innovations which could transform the everyday experiences of disabled people. “The possibilities are immense,” according to Robin Spinks, a senior innovation manager at the

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Henshaws Knowledge: “tips, tricks and tech for living with a visual impairment”

2 December 2019
Source: Henshaws

The Monthly dose of Henshaws Knowledge, where they share “tips, tricks and tech for living with a visual impairment”. Alice is completely blind and Mark from Henshaws sat down to talk about how she uses her iPhone. Find out how she uses VoiceOver to navigate to and open apps and find out the different ways she is able to type

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BBC Wales: World Sight Day: My life as a blind ‘Luddite’

12 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The majority of Wales’ 107,000 visually impaired people do not have access to the internet at home, according to research for World Sight Day. That is despite access to the internet at home being seen as key to reducing levels of social and financial inequality. Neil Prior, a BBC journalist of 18 years, has been totally blind since the age

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Henshaws Blog: How accessible are photo and video sharing services if you have a visual impairment?

16 January 2018
Source: Henshaws

In this blog, Henshaws want to focus on the social media platforms that are specifically used for photo and video sharing: Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube. These are very popular and widely used today, but how accessible are they for visually impaired users? Henshaws Blog

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E-Access: Inaccessible websites dent business profits, as online shoppers ‘click away’

3 January 2017
Source: E-Access

UK businesses are losing out on huge sums of money – potentially totalling billions of pounds – by failing to make their websites accessible to users with access needs, new research claims. Published by disability consultancy Freeney Williams, the Click-Away Pound (CAP) Survey assessed the “online shopping experience of customers with disabilities, and the costs to business of ignoring them.”

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RNIB: Technology and dementia Effective practice guide

26 October 2016

Good practice guidelines for using technology to support people with sight loss and dementia This guide is part of a range of materials available to support people with sight loss and dementia. Please go to the website for further information:  http://tinyurl.com/hr76zck The guidelines are attached below and are supported by VISION 2020 UK  

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Arches: New participatory research post at the Open University.

21 June 2016
Source: Arches

We are looking for a researcher to work on ARCHES. This is an Horizon 2020 funded project involving partners in Heritage and Technology across Europe. The OU is leading the research component, establishing a range of participatory research groups to work with partners in Heritage and Technology across Europe. The researcher will have personal and/or professional experience of supporting people with

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