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Accessing The Internet as a Disabled Person

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I recently read an article published in The Guardian Online called How The Internet Still Fails Disabled People. I decided to write a blog about all things online, and whether I agree that the Internet is indeed failing to meet the needs of those of us with disabilities. 

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Perception: An Accessible Videogame in Development!

 Perception

As a bit of a gaming enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for exciting developments in the world of gaming technology and virtual reality. This week, I found a new game on Kickstarter called Perception that is not only designed for blind and visually impaired people – but also where the protagonist is actually blind herself. This follows on from my playthrough of the demo of “A Blind Legend” so I thought it would be interesting to have a look at this game and find out what it will be about.

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Disability Gaming with Aidis and Trafford Disability Network

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended Aidis’ pilot of its first disability gaming day EVER! The event was hosted at Trafford Disability Activity Network. This was a really exciting opportunity, not only for me but also for the game testers. I thought I’d go along and write a diary about my day working with everyone. Mission: Accepted! 

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Gaming News!

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There’s been a lot of new developments happening in the world of gaming lately, and I thought it would be fun to do a bit of a roundup of the latest news. I also wanted to see if there was anything new that could potentially help people with disabilities – after all, technology is changing and improving all the time. Ready? Here we go! 

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Gizza’ job!

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I’m about to finish my time at University so I’ve been looking into getting a proper, full-blown, ADULT job! Scary as it may seem, it can definitely be made easier for those of us who might find it a little trickier because of different disabilities. I wanted to write a blog about how I’ve started to explore the transition from student to professional life, and the tools I use to make it more accessible to me. 

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