This is an accessible 10.5-inch tablet pre-loaded with Synapptic software. This easy-to-use and easy-to-see fully talking smart tablet can be controlled with simple gestures or voice control. The Synapptic software offers easy-to-follow menus; large high-contrast text; voice dictation; and clear speech feedback. Because all the Synapptic software features work in the same easy-to-use way once you've mastered one feature you've mastered them all making it simple to use this accessible tablet.

This Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 tablet is supplied with Synapptic software installed – fully set up and ready to use. Great for users with low vision who want to maximise text and image size. With a fast processor for completing tasks quickly this sleek and light tablet won't need to be upgraded any time soon.

With its straightforward menus Synapptic allows you to stay connected with the latest news and up-to-date with family and friends in a simple accessible way.

Synapptic also comes with Synapptic Reader a simple but powerful screen reader for Android phones and tablets. It is used to read out Android apps or messages that aren't part of Synapptic. It goes step-by-step through each block of text heading or button on the screen and reads them out one by one.

Synapptic Reader also places the familiar red 'Cancel and Go Back' button in the top left of each app or Android message. This makes using apps and Android features seamless and easy.

Synapptic also features voice dictation and hands-free control with voice commands. You don't need to type your messages just dictate them instead!

If you’re a fan of audiobooks then Synapptic could be the perfect tablet for you! Access Talking Books with a free RNIB library subscription.

You will also get one hour of free telephone training from the supplier with your order so you're ready to go with your device.

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Key features

  • Easy and instant access to RNIB Talking Books.
  • Magnification.
  • Speech.
  • Voice control.
  • Emails.
  • Websites.
  • Skype.
  • Address book.
  • #Calendar.
  • Alarm clock.
  • Notepad.
  • Voice memos.
  • Camera.
  • CCTV electronic magnifier.
  • Reading machine.
  • GPS Where am I?
  • Calculator.
  • Torch.
  • MP3 player.
  • Internet radio.
  • Freeview TV.
  • BBC iPlayer.
  • YouTube.
  • RSS news feeds.
  • Synapptic software is compatible with Microsoft Teams.

Tablet hardware specification

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5-inch tablet. Replacing the older model with a screen size of 10.4 inches.
  • Latest Synapptic software.
  • Faster than ever processor.
  • Connects to the internet via wi-fi.
  • Tablet size: 24.7 × 16.2 × 0.7cm (9.7 × 6.3 × 0.2 inches).
  • Weight: 508g (1.1lb).
  • Screen size (diagonal corner to corner): 10.5 inches.
  • Screen technology: TFT LCD.
  • Rear camera: 8MP.
  • Front camera: 5MP.
  • Android OS: Version 11.
  • Memory: 32GB internal 2GB RAM.
  • Processor: Octa-core (2 × 2GHz 6 × 2GHz)
  • Battery: 7 040mAh Li-po.
  • Fast wired charging (15W).
  • Connectivity: Wi-fi Bluetooth PC Sync.
  • USB connector: USB-C.
  • Standard 3.5mm headphone socket on edge of device.
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo with four speakers.
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Synapptic software specification

  • More than 30 integrated features.
  • Intuitive simple menus.
  • Easy navigation.
  • Speech and magnification as standard.
  • Voice control & voice recognition – no need to type!
  • Emails.
  • Calendar.
  • Alarm clock.
  • Notepad.
  • Web browser.
  • App launcher.
  • Camera.
  • Reading machine.
  • Digital CCTV magnifier.
  • BBC iPlayer.
  • Live Freeview TV.
  • Internet radio player.
  • RSS news reader.
  • YouTube.
  • Facebook and Twitter.
  • Access to RNIB talking books with a free RNIB library membership.
  • One year of software updates.
  • One hour's free telephone training from Synapptic (on request).

RNIB Technology Support 

For information or advice on technology that will be suitable for your needs please contact our team on 0303 123 9999 and speak to one of our advisors within the Sight Loss Advice Service.

Free training and further support

The team at Synapptic offers one hour of free training with your purchase – this will be carried out by telephone. If you'd like to benefit from the free training please contact them on 0191 909 7909 to arrange suitable times within the 30-day return period.

If you would like further support to set up your tablet we may have a volunteer in your area. We strongly advise arranging the volunteer time and date by calling 0303 123 9999 before ordering to ensure this is available within the 30-day return period in case you decide the tablet is not suitable.


You will need to provide a mobile number and email address for delivery when placing an order for a Synapptic product.

Special order

We work with partners to deliver products on our behalf. If you’re buying a special order product we will pass on your contact information to our partners to enable delivery. We may also quote extended delivery times outside of our standard terms and conditions for these products. We cannot refund unsuitable returns after the 30-day period; the product must be returned in “as new” condition in original undamaged packaging.

Important – order cancellations and returns

We are unable to cancel your order once it has been placed. Should you change your mind about this special order product you will need to accept the delivery and then contact RNIB Helpline to arrange its return; guidance on how to do this can be found in our Returns Policy.

We kindly ask our customers to ensure that any faulty products being returned are packaged securely for stable transit or the warranty may be voided. Where possible please use the original packaging.

This item is eligible for VAT exemption.

SKU Code: HT392WO

Barcode: HT392WO

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