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Accessible TV Setup 2024

After a decade, with my vision gradually worsening, I decided it was time to upgrade our TV to a larger model. Despite researching intermittently over a couple of years, determining which TV and sound system would offer an accessible TV setup proved challenging. Existing Setup I upgraded from a 2014 Samsung 55-inch UHD LCD TV,…Continue readingAccessible TV Setup 2024

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Accessibility IT Productivity

How to Check PDF Accessibility

I was asked recently if a PDF generated by a colleague was accessible to me as a screen reader. As it happens, it wasn’t, and I provided feedback. But it got me into looking for tools that allows people to check PDF accessibility. Aren’t all PDF’s accessible? Heck no, far from it. PDF is one…Continue readingHow to Check PDF Accessibility

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IT Productivity

Switch to a Mac from PC

I decided to switch to a Mac from PC in late 2023, and I must say that I wish I had made the move much earlier…. However, there are a few adjustments I needed to make and thought I would note them down to help others. How does the Mac Differ? I found this short…Continue readingSwitch to a Mac from PC

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My Sight Loss Journey – Part 2

Overview This is a series of posts exploring my sight loss journey, in the hope that it raises awareness and helps just one person. If you missed Part 1, read My Sight Loss Journey – Part 1. Surrendering My Driving Licence In late 2015 I reduced my driving, especially at night, when I felt I…Continue readingMy Sight Loss Journey – Part 2

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IT Productivity

Mac App Installs with HomeBrew

In December 2023, I made the move to a Macbook Pro after being a Windows guy for decades. I want to share my learnings as I get used to the Mac. In this post, I focus on Mac App installs with Homebrew. What is HomeBrew? Homebrew is a package installer, it is a command line…Continue readingMac App Installs with HomeBrew

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My Blind Tech Setup 2023

After publishing my blind tech setup last year and receiving great feedback, I thought I would update. it for 2023. So, I am sharing what I use in my Blind Tech Setup this year, I hope you find it useful. Phone and Watch No change here, the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Apple Watch Ultra…Continue readingMy Blind Tech Setup 2023

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My Sight Loss Journey – Part 1

Overview This is a series of posts exploring my sight loss journey, in the hope that it raises awareness and helps just one person. Growing up While growing up, I recall my Grandad having a sight issue, I was a child and really didn’t think much of it. He had adapted well and while he…Continue readingMy Sight Loss Journey – Part 1

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Accessibility Life Living with Sight Loss Travel

How Does a Blind Person Travel by Plane?

In October, I embarked on a significant journey as a Blind person travelling by plane. This time, my destination was Abu Dhabi for work, returning to a familiar place but with new found challenges since my sight loss began. Despite a previous experience with air travel after losing my vision, this trip held special significance.…Continue readingHow Does a Blind Person Travel by Plane?

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Accessibility Living with Sight Loss Travel

How Does a Blind Person Travel on Trains?

Travelling on trains can be stressful for everyone, but I want to talk about the challenges a Blind person faces while traveling on trains and how they can be overcome. I will share a recent trip I took to London, so you can understand how I, as a Blind person, travel on trains. Planning and…Continue readingHow Does a Blind Person Travel on Trains?

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Blind and Low Vision Gift Guide (Updated November 2023)

Finding gifts is hard, it is even harder when buying for blind and low vision friends and family. The Blind and Low Vision Gift Guide is here to help with some inspiration. Cards Most cards have fancy fonts and poor contrast, making them hard for blind and low vision recipients to enjoy, that’s where specialist…Continue readingBlind and Low Vision Gift Guide (Updated November 2023)