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Is ChatGPT Assistive Technology for Everyone?

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?

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Life Living with Sight Loss Smart Home

Ultion Nuki Smart Lock Review

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 locks I started…Continue readingUltion Nuki Smart Lock Review

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My Blind Tech Setup 2022

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

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Life Living with Sight Loss

Top 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 iPhone Apps for Users with…Continue readingTop 5 iPhone Apps for Users with Sight Loss

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Top 5 Android 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

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Life Living with Sight Loss

How do I Watch TV when Blind?

We all love watching TV but it is a visual experience, so how do you watch TV when Blind? While subtitles are known as an option for those who are hard of hearing, your TV and streaming devices also have a feature called Audio Description. Audio Description describes what is happening on screen when you…Continue readingHow do I Watch TV when Blind?

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Life Living with Sight Loss

What do you do when you can’t see to cross the road?

Earlier this year I took my kids (5 & 7) to the local shop. On route we came to the main road and I couldn’t see the cars coming to safely cross the road. It was the first time in a while that I had been out by myself and hadn’t realised how my sight…Continue readingWhat do you do when you can’t see to cross the road?

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Life Living with Sight Loss Smart Home

How to use NFC to trigger Apple Shortcuts

A few months back, I saw an option in Apple Shortcuts to use an NFC to trigger a shortcut. Intrigued, I investigated How to use NFC to trigger Apple Shortcuts and found that NFC tags are inexpensive and easy to set up. What is an NFC Tag? A Near Field Communication tag is a small…Continue readingHow to use NFC to trigger Apple Shortcuts

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Tactile Signage Enables Accessible Walks

After evangelising Braille to my family, I occasionally get sent images of Braille they see while out. This time it was of tactile signage for an accessible trail of Three Sisters by Wigan Council. The sign has a dark background with white text. Braille is directly under each block of text, making it accessible to…Continue readingTactile Signage Enables Accessible Walks

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My Journey to Learn Braille in 2021

As my sight deteriorates, I realise that I am becoming increasingly dependent on my hearing and how relentless it is to listen all the time. This dependency made me feel vulnerable, especially for remaining in employment. Like most people I was vaguely aware of braille, so I started to investigate how I could learn more…Continue readingMy Journey to Learn Braille in 2021