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
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
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?
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)
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
Reading to your kids is one of the parenting pleasures parents take for granted. So, how do you read to kids when you are blind? In the Sight Loss Tip: How to Read to Kids article I posted some time ago, I covered the techniques I used for reading to my kids. After posting it…Continue readingSight Loss Tip: How Do You Read to Kids When Blind
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
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 18 February 2024. Jump to updated Section What is Accessibility? Accessibility…Continue readingWhere do I start with Accessibility? [Updated 18 Feb 24]
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
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?