26th March 2019, 10.17pm
TAVIP, the Technology Association of Visually Impaired People, (the new name for BCAB), is running a project intended to understand and so improve conditions for blind and partially sighted people at work. We need your help with this study, and we are giving away several Amazon vouchers worth £100... More Invitation to an Inclusive Employment Questionnaire (With prizes to be won)
7th June 2018, 3.25pm
BCAB is seeking an established web design company to tender bids for the design of our new website. We aim to move the current platform to a more accessible and viable structure for future-proofing, as well as increasing scope for extra features in the future. For details and instructions on... More BCAB seeking bids for New Website
11th July 2017, 12.00am
Hello Everyone Some very exciting news! BCAB's very own techmaster, Sean Randall, has developed a skill to work with Alexa. You can simply search for the BCAB skill in the app or on the web, or ask alexa to enable BCAB. Then ask "Alexa, open BCAB." You will then be invited to choose to listen to... More New BCAB Alexa Skill
21st June 2017, 3.36pm
We are very grateful for all your kind comments about the first episode of our Podcast. It is now available from our website, but also on the sonata Plus radios from the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, and in a number of directories and systems including those used by Humanware, Tune In Radio... More Increased availability of the BCAB Podcast
13th June 2017, 10.56am
Hello Everyone I am very proud to announce BCAB's first podcast. This will be a companion to our popular newsletter, and carry more in-depth features on the articles published in the written equivalent. You can find out all about it by going to As ever, we welcome... More BCAB announces launch of new Podcast
12th June 2017, 1.07pm
People for Research are currently working in partnership with the BBC Sport team who are looking to speak with people (aged 18+) living with an impairment or accessibility need that affects the way in which they use the internet. The BBC are conducting paid website testing on parts of their... More Paid website testing opportunity for visually-impaired football fans
1st June 2017, 9.20am
Hello Everyone The BCAB Helpline is running this evening from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. If you need to, please call 0330 606 0520 and enter the code 397064#. Sean Randall is hosting an iPhone Calendar presentation on Tuesday 13 June from 7.30 pm. Following many requests on how to use the iPhone calendar... More Calendar events for June
1st March 2017, 9.14pm
Thursday 2 March - BCAB Helpline from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. Please call 0330 606 0520, using PIN: 397064. Everyone is welcome to ring for assistance. Wednesday 8 March - all about Kindle for PC using NVDA and JAWS (BCAB members only.) Please join Sean Randall for this presentation on TeamTalk from 7... More Dates in the BCAB Diary for March
2nd February 2017, 12.08pm
The British Computer Association of the Blind is sad to learn today that radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington has died. Desmond gave us ‘The Undead Parrot’ on Guide Cats vol. 2 (Missing Persians). He and his producer, Dave Aylott, were the series’ staunchest supporters on national radio, playing... More Radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington dies, aged 90
2nd February 2017, 10.07am
One of the new member benefits introduced by the BCAB Board of Trustees is regular access to a variety of online seminars, discussions and meetings. using the TeamTalk voice-conferencing software for computers, phones and tablets, BCAB members will be able to participate verbally or in writing to... More BCAB launches online seminars, presentations and discussion