Equipment Demonstration

A broad range of equipment designed to support people living with hearing loss, sight loss or both.

The Yorsensory Team have a broad range of equipment designed to support people living with hearing loss, sight loss or both. The equipment is available to be seen and demonstrated in person at our Yorsensory Hub, just contact the team to make an appointment.

Some of our equipment is issued as part of a Sensory Assessment, and some of our equipment is purely available for you to try out before you may wish to purchase the same or a similar product. For example, we have various phones available to try with varying tone and volume levels which can also be improved by using alongside a hearing aid with a T (loop) setting. A member of our team will be more than happy to demonstrate the phone and discuss what options may be best for you before purchasing a new phone.


Having the right equipment can make a huge difference to your life and how you connect with your family and friends, so it is important to take the time to choose the right product for you.

Our range of equipment includes:

  • Telephones designed for people with both sight loss or hearing loss
  • Personal Listeners
  • Flashing Doorbells
  • TV Listeners/Neck loops
  • Alarm clocks
  • Symbol Canes
  • Liquid Level Indicators
  • Talking Tin Lids
  • Talking Scales
  • Pen friends
  • Audio Book players
  • Writing Frames
  • Task Lights
  • Smart Technology (various tablets/phones with useful applications for demonstration


You don’t need to have anything specific in mind either, you are more than welcome to come and visit to see what items are available, sometimes you don’t know what you need until you know it is there!

Support with Technology

New technology can be daunting, but it can also be liberating. If you or someone you know has a visual impairment, hearing loss or physical disability then we are here to help! We can provide signposting to helpful technologies as well as training and support to help you achieve your goals. You may have heard that there are many benefits to technology but not really know how it can help you? The following list is not exhaustive but hopefully it will give you an idea about some of the possibilities:

  1. Online shopping
  2. Browse the web
  3. Emails
  4. Video calls with subtitles
  5. Make reading easier
  6. Listen to books
  7. Listen to music
  8. Feel music
  9. Watch TV and videos on demand
  10. Smart assistants
  11. Control your home
  12. Home security
  13. Play games

By working with other organisations, continuously learning, and ensuring our Hub hosts the most up to date technological advances we can provide innovative techniques to support sensory loss while using technology. The YorSensory team are confident and competent in the demonstration of smart phone applications and the benefit of adjusting accessibility settings. We are also supported by other charities such as AbilityNet or AgeUK who we can signpost you for more in depth, or specific technology support.


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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilities across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.