David Burt

David Burt

  • Age: 60
  • Media use at home – Type: Personal computer
  • Media use at home – Frequency: ★★★★
  • Current use assistive technology: Display: Adapt contrast – macOS
  • Diagnose: Profound visual impairment – Profound low vision

David lives in Worcester, UK, and suffers from periphery vision loss due to open angle chronic glaucoma. He has tunnel vision, which is a lack of vision on the horizon, but a relatively strong central vision. His glaucoma may be caused by his high/elevated blood pressure, according to his eye doctor.

Capacities to support

He experiences a loss of vision on the periphery, known as tunnel vision, but retains a rather clear central vision.

Advice for Assistive Technology:

Color Filters

Description Color filters change the color palette on the screen and can help you distinguish between things that differ only by color. It makes it possible for you to always see what’s on the screen. (source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/use-color-filters-in-windows-10-43893e44-b8b3-2e27-1a29-b0c15ef0e5ce) Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing Start Menu > Settings > Ease of Access > […]

Dark Mode

Description Dark mode is a view that is easy on the eyes and helps you to focus more on your work. Dark mode uses a dark color scheme that works system wide. (source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208976) Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing Mac: Apple menu > System Preferences > General > Light, Dark or […]


Description VoiceOver is an advanced screen reader built into OS X. VoiceOver speaks text in documents and windows and provides a spoken description of events on your screen. You can control your Mac primarily from the keyboard, a braille display or a trackpad. (source: https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/turn-on-and-practice-voiceover-iph3e2e415f/ios) Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing iPhone, […]

Text-To-Speech from Kurzweil 3000

Description Kurzweil 3000 is a web-managed application that helps educators to meet the varying needs of their students within one intuitive environment. Students of all levels can learn from the same materials, which are accessible through the system’s cloud-based library, anytime and from any computer, or their iPad. This new level of accessibility, combined with […]

Text-To-Speech from SprintPlus (Dutch)

Description SprintPlus is a handy reading program that helps you read and write. Thanks to the pleasant reading voice, you can hear what you are writing and notice mistakes more quickly. SprintPlus works with Microsoft Word and PDF files.In addition to the reading functions, the software contains a series of additional aids such as homophonic […]