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Technology Association of Visually Impaired People

A visually impaired man using a smart phone at a bus stop

A visually impaired man using a smart phone at a bus stop

The Technology Association of Visually Impaired people (TAVIP) promotes, supports and encourages the use of technology amongst blind and partially sighted people. TAVIP is the successor organisation to the British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB), a self-help organisation founded in 1969.

TAVIP has members from across the whole of the UK, and some international members as well.

We’re involved in the following key activities:

  • Sharing impartial advice about computers, tablets, mobiles and assistive technologies.
  • Campaigning for equal access to technology and the internet.
  • Hosting independent technology help lines and a discussion forum.
  • Producing technology articles, tutorials and webinars.
  • Holding technology meetups and events.
  • Providing specialist IT training for people in education and work.

Find out more about how we can support you

Free Membership

Our members include people taking their first steps with technology, through to people working as professionals in the IT industry. TAVIP, formally the British Computer Association of the Blind, has a noble history of accessibility reform and community engagement to improve accessibility across the board.

We are currently offering free membership for a three year period, so there has never been a better time to get involved, learn more about technology and have a say in the future of the charity.

Find out more about membership

Read our latest newsletter

You can read our latest TAVIP Newsletter December 2023 which we email out to members.

TAVIP pays tribute to Dr Mike Townsend

We are very sorry to share the sad news that Mike Townsend passed away on 28 November 2023. Mike was a TAVIP Trustee for many years, and was a much valued and respected voice in the world of VI technology. It is evident from the outpouring of memories that he had a very big impact on a great number of people and that he will be hugely missed.

Here is a link to a tribute to Mike with details of where you can leave a message for a memory book which TAVIP are compiling for his family.

Get in touch

For any general enquiries you can email TAVIP at:

Or leave us a phone message on:

0203 637 6070