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Accessibility Living with Sight Loss

Extending my ways of Embossing Braille

After spending a few years experimenting with Braille, I’ve primarily used digital Braille displays and had only a slate for Braille creation. Upon being offered a Perkins Brailler and noticing some Braille Embossers in need of a new home, I chose to pursue embossing Braille more easily. The Perkins Brailler The Perkins Brailler functions similarly…Continue readingExtending my ways of Embossing Braille

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Accessibility Life Living with Sight Loss Smart Home

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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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 Life Living with Sight Loss Productivity

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)

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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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Life Living with Sight Loss

Sight Loss Tip: How Do You Read to Kids When Blind

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