Advances in technology for the visually impaired help the blind and visually impaired to read content displayed on computer screens.

The technology, which was developed in the US, works as a text to speech synthesizer. The technology scans the computer screen and reads the contents aloud.

Michael Lavin tells RTÉ News about the new technology and how it helps him when using a computer.

This report by Kevin McDonald was broadcast on 3 November 1989.