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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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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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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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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

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Accessibility Life Living with Sight Loss

Sight Village Central 2023: My Experience

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

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Accessibility Business IT Life

Where do I start with Accessibility? [Updated 9 Mar 24]

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 9 Marcb 2024. Jump to updated Section What is Accessibility? Accessibility…Continue readingWhere do I start with Accessibility? [Updated 9 Mar 24]

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Living with Sight Loss

Accessible QR Vs NaviLens

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

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Living with Sight Loss Microsoft Office Productivity

How to Make Documents Accessible

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

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How to Configure iPhone Accessibility Features

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