2Useful software: There is a variety of useful software which can be used to enhance contrast. A number of commercial programs provide the same facility. In the UK, NCET produces a series of Briefing Sheets, one of which is dedicated to visual impairment. These are distributed through Northwest SEMERC (address in Appendix II).

One program which is especially good because of its interactive component is Kid Pix, a drawing program produced for the Apple Macintosh. It does all sorts of fun things like producing sounds as the user draws pictures. Its interactive nature allows learners to design their own colour combinations. (See Appendix II for further details).