Public Computer Facilities & Resources for the Visually Impaired

Assistive technology adopted by the Government and non-Governmental organisations enables the visually impaired people to use computer facilities and resources more easily. Here you can learn about what is available from Government and non-governmental organisations to help the visually impaired in Hong Kong.

Computer Facilities and Resources offered at Public Libraries

A number of public libraries in Hong Kong provide workstations equipped with special aid devices for the visually impaired. These include screen magnification software, Cantonese and English voice synthesiser software and Easy Dots, Chinese input software that is customised for the visually impaired.

Refreshable Braille display devices are also available at the Hong Kong Central Library, City Hall, Kowloon, Ngau Chi Wan, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun and Yuen Chau Kok Public Libraries. Moreover, the Hong Kong Central Library provides Open Book software which is able to scan and read books and materials in English.

List of Public Libraries with Barrier Free Computer Facilities

Computer Facilities and Resources at Non-Governmental Organisations

Various non-governmental organisations also provide computer facilities and resources to help the visually impaired. The centres listed here are located in Kowloon. Further details can be obtained by the following hyperlinks under each entry.

The Hong Kong Society for the Blind – Information Accessibility Centre

2/F, West Wing, 248 Nam Cheong Street
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:45 am – 5:35 pm
Saturday: 8:45 am – 1 pm
Closed on Sundays and general holidays

Booking hotline: 3723 8325
Email: [email protected]

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The Hong Kong Society for the Blind – Career Support and Development Centre

6/F, East Wing, 248 Nam Cheong Street
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Closed on Sundays and general holidays

Booking hotline: 3723 8895
Email: [email protected]

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Hong Kong Blind Union – Jockey Club Vocational and Educational Resources Centre

Units 13-20, G/F
Tsui Ying House, Tsui Ping Estate
Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 1 pm – 9 pm
Monday, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Tuesdays and general holidays

Booking hotline: 2337 2736
Email: [email protected]

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