Simple Talking Technology for Sight Loss
Effortless email, entertainment and internet
Losing your sight is life changing. Technology could help you gain greater independence, but what if you don't feel confident?
GuideConnect is a talking digital assistant that brings you closer to family and friends. It helps you manage your everyday life and have fun. Simple internet access makes it easy to find information, be entertained and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world. GuideConnect is thoughtfully designed by and for people with sight loss, enabling you to enlarge the text or have it read to you. There are straightforward menus and lots of help. GuideConnect will talk you through every step of the way - you won’t believe how easy it is to use!
- Simple step-by-step menus help you complete every task
- High contrast large print text, as BIG as your eyes need
- Human sounding voices guide you every step of the way
- Touch, remote, keyboard or mouse access
- The simplest way to write, send and receive email
- Compose letters and print envelopes
- Effortlessly browse the web
- Scan and read your print mail
- Listen to audio books or today's newspapers
- Maintain a calendar and receive timely reminders
- Tune in to your favourite radio stations
- Got questions? Read the GuideConnect FAQs
Why Choose GuideConnect?
Thoughtfully designed by and for people with sight loss
GuideConnect is intuitive to use, so that even if you're new to technology or lack confidence, it's easy to get started with the clear and simple menus.
Tweak the speech and magnification to suit your visual impairment and know that GuideConnect can evolve with you if your sight changes.
Large print that can be as big as you need, in the font and colours of your choice.
Every option is announced with a human-sounding voice - it's like having a person guiding you every step of the way.
GuideConnect on a Device that Suits you
My Current Computer
If you already own a Windows laptop or desktop, add GuideConnect and get back online straightaway. GuideConnect is the simplest way to email friends, download books and browse the web.Try GuideConnect free for 30-days and gain independence, organise your life and have fun.
“It was great to see how GuideConnect works – my colleagues and I all found it fantastic. It is nice and easy to demonstrate, and easy to navigate. I think it will go a fair way to helping people with computers and hopefully it will encourage independence.”
Edward Bates, Adviser, Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind
"At last a tablet that I can use and see! And for lazy days, I just sit back with the remote control"
Penny, GuideConnect User
“GuideConnect is excellent. It is better than Guide and I was very fond of Guide. I like the new layout and that it’s an ‘adult’ system. GuideConnect is less simplistic; it is mature and professional – it feels like Guide has ‘come of age’. It is easy to use, easy to understand and very friendly. Guide was a smashing idea, but GuideConnect has brought it the next step forward.”
Michael McQuade, an early user of GuideConnect’s predecessor
A better way to access your favourite book library
Enjoy direct access to browse, download and read from your local accessible book and newspaper libraries. Select a library to find out more, or browse the complete list: