iPad grant scheme for blind and partially sighted children and young people

RNIB and VICTA are working in partnership to support blind and partially sighted children and young people to study with greater independence, using technology.

We know how important technology is for blind and partially sighted children and young people. From how we communicate with others, read a book, listen to music and access educational material - technology and accessing the internet can make a world of difference.

If you are registered blind or partially sighted, a UK resident and aged between 11 and 25 years you could be eligible for an Apple iPad Air 2 32GB with a protective case.

"Fantastic news, 'A' will be delighted as this means she can hold the iPad close to her face and not have to manage with the PC for her visual needs, as one parent working for a family of 6 this is also a massive financial support to me."

To find out more and apply

• Visit www.victa.org.uk/grants  
• Or call VICTA on 01908 240 831

Using a iPad with RNIB Bookshare

Read our iPad get started guide. You'll find information to help you get started and stay safe online, as well as suggestions for additional useful resources to help you get the best from the device, content and connectivity. We have also provided some information on your agreement with us and your rights.

We've a number of useful videos showing how to get the most out of your device, explaining the accessibility features and using different apps.

If you'd like to have a chat about using the iPad and getting it set up, please contact us and we'll arrange a suitable time with you for a telephone call or put you in touch with a technology support volunteer.

Read our RNIB Bookshare getting started guide and ensure your child's school has their free organisational account set up and they've created a log in for your child.


boy of 8-9 sitting at a desk, with an electronic tablet in front of him. it is turned on and his head is bent over it.