Welcome to the Aidis Trust blog. Here you’ll find our posts on assistive technology that are meant to inform and encourage discussion. Feel free to join in!

Playing with Steam – how accessible is it?

 a screen capture of Steam's shop webpage


This week, I decided to test out one of the leading games platforms available for the computer, for its accessibility, particularly for users with limited vision. A games platform is a gaming centre with a library of games available to buy and download – a bit like iTunes – as well as a community with forums where people can share tips and ideas on different games. Many games now require either Steam, Origin or Uplay so I best find out if I can use them with my screen-reading software.

Moving into Gaming


I want to find out how games consoles have changed since I used to play them years ago. I’m going to be looking particularly at the new ways that can be used to play games using movement.  I promised that there would be a blog on the accessibility of games consoles and here it is!

What a computer really means to me – Part I


More than just a computerI am housebound due to several medical conditions that include both M.E. & Fibromyalgia.  As well as feeling generally very unwell and in pain my conditions greatly affect my energy, mobility and dexterity often rendering me bedridden.

I became housebound at a time when home PC technology was still in its infancy, and with Aidis Trust help I am learning to better utilise assistive technology such as voice recognition typing software to help where using traditional methods causes pain and exhaustion.  Updates as I progress!