Where do I start with Accessibility? is the first question that anyone new to accessibility asks. Therefore, this post aims to provide a starting point to get involved with accessibility, regardless of you level of knowledge or role. This post was last updated on 4 June 2023 after Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) What is…Continue readingWhere do I start with Accessibility?
Author: Tim Dixon
Tim Dixon has worked in IT for over 20 years, specifically within the Testing Inspection and Certification industry. Tim has Cone Dystrophy, a progressive sight loss condition that impacts his central vision, colour perception and makes him sensitive to light. He likes to share his experience of life and how he navigates the abyss of uncertainty.
In April 2023, Channel 4 aired a reality TV show called Scared of the Dark. Eight celebrities are locked into a bunker with no light for 180 hours. This post explores Scared of the Dark from a blind perspective. Initial Thoughts On hearing about the show, I was concerned about how this may exaggerate preconceptions…Continue readingScared of the Dark: a blind perspective
With Kellogg’s using NaviLens and UniLever using Accessible QR codes (AQR) by Zappar, I wanted to understand more about Accessible QR codes vs NaviLens tags. Let us compare two solutions for making QR codes more accessible for the blind and partially sighted: Zappar’s Zapvision and NaviLens. QR codes are widely used to link physical objects…Continue readingAccessible QR Vs NaviLens
We send and receive hundreds of documents a week, but are they accessible to the very people we want to consume them? One in five people have a disability; therefore, it is probable that some recipients will have difficulty in accessing our content if it isn’t accessible. So how do we make documents accessible? The…Continue readingHow to Make Documents Accessible
The iPhone is praised for the large amount of accessibility features included as standard, but how do you know what is available and how to set it up? This article explores how to configure iPhone accessibility features. Genius Bar / Apple Store can configure iPhone accessibility features For hands on help, if you are near…Continue readingHow to Configure iPhone Accessibility Features
ChatGPT is the latest AI (Artificial Intelligence) craze that promises to change the world. There is no doubt that ChatGPT is impressive and is already changing the world as we see schools and universities banning its use. However, is ChatGPT assistive technology for everyone? What is ChatGPT? Well, I asked ChatGPT to explain what it…Continue readingIs ChatGPT Assistive Technology for Everyone?
Updated April 2023 Earlier this year, with increasing energy bills on the horizen and 20+ year old windows, we decided to invest in changing our windows and doors to triple glazing. While replacing the doors we opted to install high security locks. The front door was installed with an Ultion lock. Ahead of changing the…Continue readingUltion Nuki Smart Lock Review
I know I am always looking to find out what others are using in their blind tech setup; it really is the best way to learn. So, I am sharing what I use in my Blind Tech Setup, I hope you find it useful. Phone and Watch The iPhone 14 Pro Max and Apple Watch…Continue readingMy Blind Tech Setup 2022
Blind and partially sighted people use assistive technology or adaptations to make the world more accessible. Specialised assistive technology is often prohibitively expensive to many. With the introduction of Mobile phones and apps, it is no understatement to say, ‘There is an App for that’. Let’s explore my Top 5 iPhone Apps for Users with…Continue readingTop 5 iPhone Apps for Users with Sight Loss
Blind and partially sighted people use assistive technology or adaptations to make the world more accessible. Specialised assistive technology is often prohibitively expensive to many. With the introduction of Mobile phones and apps, it is no understatement to say, ‘There is an App for that’. Let’s explore my Top 5 Android Apps for Users with…Continue readingTop 5 Android Apps for Users with Sight Loss