Since the advancement of technology, blind people find that it has really helped to make their lives easier. There are 3 major ways that technology has helped blind people.
Provides Access to More Information
Technology enables blind people to freely access a load of information that was not previously available to them. If something is not in a format that they can read, such as in Braille or audio, blind people are able to access the information that they want electronically and get their hands on it in the same way that everyone else does. This provides the blind with all the tools that they need to accomplish tasks that were once difficult.
Provides a New Sense of Freedom
Technology such as word recognition software for hp laptops and other computers provides blind people with a new freedom that they never had before. Blind people can create their own job opportunities when they are discriminated against, and they can reach out to get the things that they need with ease. Before, it used to be that blind people would work jobs that are thought to be appropriate for them, such as factory work or being a phone operator. But with technology being as advanced as it is, blind people no longer have to work in these marginal positions. They can do almost anything they want.
Enables Better Participation in Society
Blind people who have access to computers and other technology can easily participate in society like their sighted counterparts. They can communicate with people around the country and around the world, they can pay their own bills and keep track of their money much easier than before, and they can fill out application forms, among many other things. When this technology was not available. Blind people were more dependent on the sighted. Now, blind people can rely more on themselves.