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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

 

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Hi I am John Churcher and I have Usher syndrome type 2. I have always had a hearing loss and was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 14, was then registered partially sighted in 1992 at aged 19 and registered blind in 2000. Currently, I have about 50%…
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About a month ago The Ring Video Doorbell was brought to my attention and I was asked if I'd like to try it. I love technology, particularly assistive and enabling technology. What interested me about this particular doorbell was its easy wifi connectivity to both iPhone and Applewatch via an…
Thursday, 19 May 2016 07:55

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016

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Usher Syndrome for me means my whole world is accessed via accessible assistive technology. A year ago to the day I was fitted with Resound Linx2 hearing aids.  It has been quite a year, a year that I have experienced some amazing things. I was born deaf so very used…
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Walsall 2016 'Hear no. See no, Techno' Jo Milne, Colin Hetherington and Me. Once again we were blessed with a room full of people all on similar journeys.  With Usher Syndrome or RP, friends or family members of somebody with either condition, all ages, we were all there, United and…
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:10

Ready to meet others with Usher Syndrome

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I decided I would like to meet some fellow ushers as never met anyone and my sight has been steadily getting worse . I had support worker for blind visit recently and she said about cane and guide dog and l  was very emotional about this as I have probably…
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 21:11

Why Access to Social Media Matters

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I have been asked many times what my favourite social media is and why and my answer is always Twitter. The reasons I like Twitter are firstly from an accessibility view point.  There is choice, there are several Twitter apps each offering something a little different and those little differences…
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:01

What is in a logo

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We are often complimented on our logo. Molly designed the logo for our charity. Below she describes how and why she designed it. The first thing you will notice is the Molly Watt Trust logo is a formation of two hands.  Having the loss or impairment of the two main…
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:38

Applewatch - Thank you Molly

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My son read Molly's applewatch blog to me last year.  She made everything sound so easy and to be honest I didn't believe it. My son kept on and and and on about me getting one as I had become quite a recluse. I could always find an excuse not…
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