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
Tag: Living with Sight Loss
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
The iPhone is praised for the large amount of accessibility features included as standard, but how do you know what is available and how to set it up? This article explores how to configure iPhone accessibility features. Genius Bar / Apple Store can configure iPhone accessibility features For hands on help, if you are near…Continue readingHow to Configure iPhone Accessibility Features
Updated April 2023 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…Continue readingUltion Nuki Smart Lock Review
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
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
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
Books are important for sharing knowledge and information, even in the Internet age. Books continue to be a crucial resource for education and leisure reading. So how does a blind person read books? Well, there are two main methods, Audio Books and Braille Books. Audio Books Audible, synonymous with audio books, was launched in 1995.…Continue readingHow does a Blind Person Read Books?
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?