Many helpful products exist that were designed specifically to help people with vision loss or other disabilities access information, including everything from screen readers for blind individuals or screen magnifiers for low-vision computer users, video magnifiers and other devices for reading and writing with low vision, to braille watches and braille printers.

AFB's goal is to provide you with the information you need to learn about available technology and even discover new ways to use technology to enhance your everyday life. To that end, we have created some captioned, audio-described videos that show important categories of assistive technology in action.

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    Learn NVDA

    Free online video tutorials from the American Foundation for the Blind: NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader that allows people who are blind or visually impaired to use computers. Learn how to install NVDA on your computer, how to use NVDA Hotkeys, and more.

  • Man using computer with screen reader. His dog guide rests behind his office chair.

    Google Docs and Drive

    Learn how to use Google Docs and Google Drive with the free NVDA screen reader for Windows. The training is divided into 10 modules, each containing brief videos, written reference information, and an evaluation after each completed module.