Friends & Family
Designed for people with visual impairments, GuideConnect helps people who are losing their sight stay independent for longer. It connects you to friends and family, and provides easy access to a range of entertainment.
“I think the most important thing is that it gives people their independence and privacy, which in turn gives them self-respect. They feel again that they're equal with their sighted peers”
Steve, Assistive Technology Worker at the Kent Association for the Blind
GuideConnect offers more features to help you retain your independence. Simple and intuitive, all the features in GuideConnect are designed and tested to help people with sight loss access entertainment and ways to communicate.
There are different ways to access and use GuideConnect. If you're new to technology, we recommend using GuideConnect through your own TV with a Dolphin Remote Control. However, if you have some computer experience, you might prefer to use a PC, laptop or tablet. Whichever you choose, GuideConnect is always easy to use.
Please note that all bundles are available to purchase in the US through our trusted dealer, Boundless AT. By clicking 'Buy' on these packages, you will be taken to the Boundless AT website where you will find further information on GuideConnect and on the specifications of the computer hardware in these packages.
If you already own a Windows 10 or Windows 11 device, you may prefer to purchase and download GuideConnect software and install it yourself. A GuideConnect software purchase includes:
To ensure you get the most out of GuideConnect, all new licences come with a twelve-month Premium Plan. This entitles you to exclusive access to Premium features:
GuideConnect requires no previous experience with computers. It's easy to learn and simple to use. Refer to the Help menu in GuideConnect for advice, or try video tutorials to learn the basics.
New GuideConnect customers in the US receive two hours of free training via telephone. Extra guidance and product information is also available from Dolphin Support.
If you'd like training so you can show others how to use GuideConnect, take the GuideConnect for Trainers Course.
If your charity or society supports people with visual impairments in your local community, Dolphin Friends is here to support you! Dolphin also makes a donation to your charity when one of your service users buys Dolphin software.
Free to join, a Dolphin Friends membership benefits organizations that work with people who are blind or partially sighted. Join Dolphin Friends today to receive free assistive technology, staff training, plus support and resources to help you and your clients.
New to GuideConnect, video calls are a wonderful way to stay in touch with loved ones, your local sight loss advisers and other contacts.
Available only to GuideConnect users with a Premium Plan, Video Calling in GuideConnect is fully accessible for people with sight loss. You can use it to contact your friends and family and they can speak to you for free, using the Dolphin Friends & Family Video Calling Service.
If you think GuideConnect could help you, or someone you know, book a free demonstration to find out more.
A member of the Dolphin team will take you through GuideConnect to show you how it's used. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and find out if GuideConnect is right for you.
Articles on accessibility at home, practical information and GuideConnect user stories.
Read and watch GuideConnect user stories to find out more about the positive impact it has.