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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

Dr Seuss

 

Monday, 03 October 2016 21:04

Facebook - Anti Social Media!

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Dear Facebook I am a 22 year old who struggles with accessibility. I am registered deafblind, however, I was not born deafblind but deaf.  What that means, to you, is that I was brought up a very visual child and like most deaf people I could lipread, observe body language…
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 01:50

iOS10 Accessibility

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Dynamic text galore! As we all know Apple products, get fairly regular software updates.  I had read and heard a few things about iOS 10, but was intending on waiting to experience it before making comments. A few instant differences, my text seems larger. I already had larger text enabled…
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:26

My Trip to Parliament

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My partner Lyn decided that we should head for the big smoke to celebrate my 50th Birthday.  We are both have guide dog owners and both love London. I used to find the thought of going very daunting but we are always very pleasantly surprised by how easy we are…
Monday, 22 August 2016 19:29

University: To Listen, to Learn, to Understand!

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I have been asked over and over why I didn't complete my initial dream to be a primary school teacher and for some time it was a sore subject, however, today I can say once again that things do happen for a reason. My education was anything but easy after…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:05

I was hopeful but disappointed

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My hopeful journey into the Wireless Bluetooth hearing aid world.   With Danalogic ifit cs71w hearing aids, Resound phone clip+ and a mini mic. I started off by asking my local NHS  audiologist for wireless enabled hearing aids.  I wanted to have the function available to take calls straight to my…
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:11

Being an Usher Mum

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Being an Ushers Mum.  In 2011 I went for routine eye appointment and after a small discussion, the optician wanted to refer me for some tests.  I immediately had an in house field vision test. Let's just say we know how that went !! I was a little naughty and…
Thursday, 07 July 2016 19:53

BA listened please listen more

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After my recent report regarding very unacceptable treatment whilst flying British Airways Premium Economy to Las Vegas in May I’m very pleased to announce that they have at least changed their ticketing practice and are now able to add both deaf and blind instead of just one disability, this should…
Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:49

Centre Stage Applewatch

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AppleWatch and smart technology are brilliant for people with Usher Syndrome!  I have Usher Syndrome, which means I was born deaf and in the last ten years I have lost most of my sight. What I see in good light is like looking through a small letterbox. The bits out…
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