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Accessible home entertainment system grabs limelight at tech show

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A special TV box designed to entertain visually impaired people at home has gone on show at an assistive technology exhibition.

Some of the very latest high-tech aids for people who are blind or visually impaired were available to try at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, earlier this month.

The Assistive Technology exhibition’s main feature was the very latest Synapptic TV Box, which went on sale in November.

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The accessible home entertainment system plugs into a TV and super sizes features on the screen, allowing images to be seen more easily.

It comes with in-built speech, magnification and voice control and can be operated by a remote, Bluetooth keyboard or the user’s voice.

A range of other specialist hardware and software solutions from suppliers went on show, including high specification, hand-held, portable and even wearable magnifiers from VisionAid and much more. 

The N-Vision charity itself has an extensive range of low vision aids, talking clocks, household appliances and technological expertise on-site.

The Assistive Technology exhibition was its first major event of the year and it has other exibitions planned for the near future.

The exhibition was organised by Brian Casey, who has extensive contacts in the field and was the first European to trial eSight eyewear, enabling him to see a football match for the first time in 27 years.

Image: Synnapptic showcased a range of software solutions. Credit: N-Vision

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