The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) is an organisation of blind and partially sighted computer users. Established in 1969, BCAB is a UK based charity run entirely by volunteers. We offer training, support, networking and discussion to our members, as well as to the wider community of blind and partially sighted people.
What do we do?
BCAB actively promotes the use of computers and technology. We encourage people to explore the use of computers at home, in work and in education. We stay up to date with advances in technology, identifying relevant resources and information for blind and partially sighted people.
BCAB is actively involved in a number of key areas:
- Promoting and encouraging the use of technology amongst blind and partially sighted people.
- Campaigning vigorously for equal access to computers, software and the Internet.
- Organising specialist training for people at all skill levels.
- Providing networking opportunities for people working in the IT industry.
- Publishing news and information relevant to blind and partially sighted computer users.
Who are our members?
BCAB has members with all kinds of technical skills and interests. Our members range from people taking their first steps with technology, to experienced computer professionals. Typical BCAB members include:
- People using computers at home, school or university.
- Students studying computing at any level of education.
- People in diverse jobs using computers in the workplace.
- Computer programmers, web developers and database administrators.
- System administrators, network architects and security specialists.
- Researchers and academics studying technology for blind and partially sighted people.
- Companies, organisations and societies representing blind and partially sighted people.
Our members use a wide range of computers, operating systems and access technologies. If you have a question, why not join BCAB and find someone who can help!
Become a BCAB member
Get up to speed, and stay up to date, with technology for blind and partially sighted people. Enjoy regular newsletters, tutorials and training courses (with member discounts), and a friendly social scene.
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