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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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Accessibility Disability Representation Health Life Living with Sight Loss Mental Health

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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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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Accessibility Life Living with Sight Loss

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)

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Accessibility Living with Sight Loss

Lego Braille Bricks Review

The Lego Group started shipping their Lego Braille Bricks (40656) to consumers on the 1st of September 2023 amidst widespread excitement. My set has arrived, and I wanted to provide a short Lego Braille Bricks review. The Box The box is embossed with braille to detail the set title ‘Lego Braille Bricks’ and to advise…Continue readingLego Braille Bricks Review

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Accessibility Life

First Autonomous Bus In the UK

While on Scotland, I took the opportunity to ride on the UK’s first Autonomous Bus being operated in Edinburgh by Stagecoach. The bus is a single-decker Alexander Dennis bus that has been fitted with LIDAR and cameras to track its environment, along with a computer and mechanisms to drive the bus. The bus is part…Continue readingFirst Autonomous Bus In the UK

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Accessibility Life Living with Sight Loss

Sight Village Central 2023: My Experience

This week I attended my first Sight Village Central 2023 in Birmingham, UK and had a fantastic time meeting many people, some I have engaged with online for many years. Sight Village Central is an exhibition featuring organisations providing services and products to support the blind and low vision community. You can find out more…Continue readingSight Village Central 2023: My Experience

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Accessibility Business IT Life

Where do I start with Accessibility? [Updated 20 Apr 24]

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 20 April 2024. Jump to updated Section What is Accessibility? Accessibility…Continue readingWhere do I start with Accessibility? [Updated 20 Apr 24]