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?
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?
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)
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
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
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
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
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?