We have collaborated with Business Disability Forum Partner Fujitsu alongside Freedom Scientific and the RNIB to develop a range of affordably priced accessible computers for blind and partially sighted users.
With MAGic screen magnification or JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software pre-installed, the computers – which include a range of Fujitsu desktops, all-in-one PCs and laptops, are now available exclusively through the RNIB website and online shop.
As the UK’s leading provider of hardware and software for blind and partially sighted people, we build the computers to customer specifications and deliver to the customer on behalf of RNIB.
Glenn Tookey, CEO of Sight and Sound Technology, said:
“We’re really pleased to be working together with RNIB and Freedom Scientific to make assistive technology more affordable. RNIB estimates that there are over 2 million people living with sight loss in the UK and it’s great that these computers assistive technology configured at little more than the cost of a standard machine. In some cases the investment is even less than the cost of the assistive technology software itself.”
This scheme also carries optional extras, including Microsoft Office and an extended warranty. In addition, technical support from Sight and Sound Technology is also available for one or two years through RNIB or with Sight and Sound Technology directly. The range includes 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch laptops, touchscreen and standard all-in-one machines as well as desktops with 19” monitors.
Glenn added: “These computers are specifically built to suit the needs of individual users, giving them the ability to confidently access online information, chat or catch up with the latest world news.”
RNIB is currently offering the range at a special introductory price and to further support the program, RNIB volunteers are available to help users set up their new computer in their home if required.
For more information or to purchase a computer, visit: http://shop.rnib.org.uk/
For more information about Fujitsu, visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/