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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"

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Monday, 05 December 2016 17:54

Singapore Airlines - Never again

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I blogged about my not just poor but disgraceful treatment by Singapore Airline cabin staff on 13 November during my flight, Heathrow to Singapore.  I very unpleasant start to travel I had looked forward to for months. The experience was so bad I put in a formal complaint to the…
Sunday, 20 November 2016 08:45

Singapore Airlines a Very Unpleasant Experience!

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13th November, the start of my adventure to the other side of the world.  It had been just two days since Mum and I had come off a plane from San Fransisco (that's another blog!) Already we were heading off to Singapore before Perth, Australia where I was a keynote…
Thursday, 03 November 2016 19:19

Deafness makes you more blind

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My name is Colin Hetherington and I suffer with Usher Syndrome which is retinitis pigmentosa (blindness) which gives me all sorts of daily troubles from glare tonight blindness, headaches flashing interference and tunnel vision all this coupled with hearing loss . My current state of affairs are about 3 degrees of…
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…
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