Public transport is all around us, particularly where I live in London. I’ve been thinking about how accessible it is for me with my visual impairment, and how much it has changed as I’ve grown up. I’ve been reading a couple of articles on the subject and decided to give my take on disability access on London’s transport network.
When I was at primary school was the first taste I had P.E. classes. I was very lucky because for some P.E. lessons, I had a specialist sports teacher to help me have better access to the sport the class were playing. For example, we’d use a ball which was brightly coloured and had a large bell in for when we played football so that I could see it better, and when we played table tennis, I would play a different version of the game where the goal was removed and you had to use a different bat to push the ball really fast across the table. If the ball fell off the end the other person was playing at, I got a point.
Help us to say a big thank you to all the mothers out there.
Raising a child is really hard and raising a disabled child can be even harder.
Star Trek’s Geordi La Forge busy being a role model
I’ve been thinking recently, about people that I looked up to when I was a child. There were the obvious celebrity choices (mine was Lily Allen!), but when it comes to role models with disabilities to inspire us, where can we look – and more importantly – who can we look to on TV, online or in our everyday lives? I wanted to explore whether there are enough role models to inspire young people with disabilities.
On Tuesday, I went to the Aidis office in Manchester to try out some gaming. I wanted to test the Oculus Rift and a steering wheel used for driving games, to see how accessible they were to me – and how useful I thought they would be to others with disabilities. I have no vision in my left eye and about 10% vision in my right, so playing video games has always been challenging! I’m going to review the games I played using the equipment – whether they were easy to access and most importantly – fun!