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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!

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Mac OS – Accessibility Features

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As well as being a lover of computer games, I am also an avid Mac user, having been bought one as an 18th birthday present! Julian from Aidis is going to follow up this post with a review of accessibility on the iPhone, but for now I am going to take you through a rundown of the Mac’s accessibility features, and also explain how I make use of them myself.

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Accessible Gaming: Who Are The Players?

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This week, I’m writing about some complex technical gaming technology and its accessibility features. This blog will be coming soon. In the meantime though, I couldn’t help but write in response to a fellow blogger and his take on the world of computer game accessibility, as he says, ‘to those with – and without – disabilities.’  

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Accessible Gaming: Know The Rules

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This week as part of my series on accessible gaming, I’m looking into how the large games creators (EA, Activision etc.) are working to make their games more accessible to disabled gamers. Having just started out in the world of accessible gaming myself, I wanted to investigate.

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Driverless Cars – What’s The Harm?

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Initially I was going to write my second blog in my series about gaming  which will be coming shortly. However, as a bit of a motorhead, I saw the news about driverless cars coming to the UK soon and couldn’t help myself!

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