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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 (Technology Association of Visually Impaired people) is a charity registered in Scotland that provides services and welcomes members from the whole of the UK. TAVIP also has international members and whilst we do not go out of our way to recruit these we are happy to capitalise on the benefits of greater diversity.

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.

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 October 2023 which we email out to members.

Recruiting a new Chairperson

We are currently recruiting for a new Chairperson to lead the charity. If you are interested, there are further details on this Chair recruitment page.

TAVIP pays Tribute to Les Barker

Les Barker (30 January 1947 – 14 January 2023) was an English poet who was best known for his comedic poetry and parodies of popular songs, but also produced some very serious thought-provoking written works. Les was a big part of the production of guide cats for the blind.

Please click here to read our tributes to Les Barker on the guide cats page.

Get in touch

For any general enquiries you can email TAVIP at:

Or leave us a phone message on:

0203 637 6070