DTvip Links

For the DTvip blog click here

For the DTvip home page click here

To read an article about DTVIP by Peter Abrahams of Bloor Research, click here

FREE NVDA AND THUNDER SCREENREADERS ,LIGHTNING MAGNIFIER AND WEBBIE TEXT ONLY BROWSER INFORMATION

You can download the free NVDA screenreader software from www.nvaccess.org

You can download  the free Thunder screenreader software from  www.screenreader.net

You can download Webbie, the text only web browser for people with visual impairment from  www.webbie.org.uk

To run the free online magnifier Lightning, follow this link www.itzooms.com

WEB RESOURCES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Whitestick, Tom Lorimer’s excellent site full of useful links, including accessible Google search box at the bottom of the page! www.whitestick.co.uk

Persula  tapesense was a website where you could purchase  good quality headphones at reduced prices using your VI card number.  Unfortunately the website has closed down but you can still contact Tapesense by phone on 0207 357 9298

ORGANISATIONS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Royal National Institute for the Blind  www.rnib.org.uk

Royal London Society for the Blind www.rlsb.org.uk

TV AND RADIO SERVICES

BBC I-player catch up service for TV www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv

BBC I-player for radio www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio

The RNIB’s special radio station for blind and partially sighted people which broadcasts 24 hours a day. http://www.insightradio.co.uk/                                                                     You can also listen on your TV via Sky Channel 0188 and on freesat channel 777

BOOK RESOURCES

Books read  aloud by volunteers on Librivox www.librivox.org

Calibre audio library provides audio books on CD, USB or cassette tape. Once you pay the  joining fee of £35 the service is free for as long as you need it and the postage is free. www.calibre.org.uk

ART,  MUSEUM  AND GARDEN RESOURCES

VocalEyes provides audio description for theatre performances, films, museums and architecture. There are many excellent links on www.vocaleyes.co.uk

The National Theatre offers audio described performances of most productions www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/your-visit/access

Information about film audio description in cinema and on DVD at www.yourlocalcinema.com

The Royal Academy runs special events for blind and partially sighted visitors.  Find out more at  www.royalacademy.org.uk/access-at-the-ra  or email molly.bretton@royalacademy.co.uk to go on the mailing list.

Art and paintings described for you by www.livingpaintings.org

Tate Modern Gallery Touch Tours www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/access-and-facilities/touch-tours

The British Museum offers touch tours for the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery  and the Parthenon Sculptures, which has Braille labels and plaster cast reliefs of the sculptures. Information is at the bottom of the page on the link  www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/access.aspx

The Wellcome Collection runs special events with audio description. Go to  www.wellcomecollection.org

The Natural History Museum  offers downloadable description of Images of Nature Gallery at  www.nhm.ac.uk

Kew Gardens offers special Discovery  Tours http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/plan/access 

BIBLE RESOURCES

www.torchtrust.org.uk

www.biblegateway.com

www.kingjamesbibleonline.org

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