Pumpkin spice, apples, and making your world cozy comes with the cool nights and autumn leaves. This is the time for reading a good book or binge watching a new show. These can be frustrating activities for people with vision loss. Access Technology offers alternative or assisted ways to continue these activities.


Audio Books – use your ears to read, there are many apps and options for audio books.
Desktop Magnification – use to enlarge printed text.
Reading on a device like a Kindle – allows you to display an image or photo in the size you choose.
Optical character recognition (OCR) devices – apps take a snapshot of text and read it to you. Some OCR wearables are multi-functional.

Television Watching

Bioptic Lenses, Monocular or Binoculars – improve your view of the television
Electronic Magnification Wearables – such as Iris Vision, eSight or Google glass
Audio Description – the descriptive narration of key visual elements in a video, can be accessed with many networks and streaming channels

Tech Training

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or even yourself? Tech training is a great option! It always fits and doesn’t need dusting.

We provide training on all the devices purchased here at the House of Hope – make use of any devices you have in a drawer or closet. Perhaps turning your smartphone or tablet into an accessibility device is more interesting. Take advantage of smartphone/tablet training.

Appointments can be made at any time – no need for a doctor’s referral!

Tech Support Group

We are excited to announce our Technology Support Group. It is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Bring your technology questions and get them answered. Topics are determined by group interest. You can sign up on the Support Tab and sign up to get the information for the group emailed to you.