Talking to people, searching on social media and reading reviews can all help you work out what things might work for you. Opinions are not the same as getting professional advice from someone like an occupational therapist.
Asking other people about disability equipment, assistive technology and phone apps they use can help you find out what’s out there. You could try:
Ask our online community
Youreable forum (Disabled Living Foundation)
Social media can be a great place to find information or connect with others in a similar situation. You could try:
Reviews can help you learn more about a product and its features. They can also tell you about how others have used it and whether it will meet your needs. You could try looking at:
Advice on communities, forums, customer reviews and social media are often based on one person's experience.
Finding more reviews may help you to understand how people feel about a product or app, but reviews are not professional advice.
Searching online and on app stores can be overwhelming with so many products on offer.
Learning to use new assistive technology or equipment
These websites are a good place to start:
Check disability websites supporting your needs for specific app and tech suggestions. For example, the Site Advice FAQ list of apps for visual impairments.
Last reviewed by Scope on: 23/11/2021
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