I’ve always loved listening to music, watching music videos, and playing musical instruments and singing. Music is a big part of my family’s life and we all really enjoy it. As a visually impaired person, some elements of enjoying music are difficult for me. I thought I’d write a blog about how technology (and my Mum!) is helping me overcome these.
I love going on holiday and I go quite often, at least every couple of years. I thought I’d write a blog about how I plan and organise a holiday, what I use to access a holiday as a disabled person, any technology that helps me – and above all, how I have fun on holiday too!
So I blogged last week about technology and how it changes people’s lives. I’ve now read an article on Wired.com which talks about the team of people that makes Facebook accessible to disabled people. I decided to write a blog about how I – and other disabled people – use Facebook, what I still struggle with, and whether I think the accessibility is getting any better.
I’ve been thinking about how much technology and disability aids play a role in my day-to-day life. Living with my disability can sometimes be hard but technology makes it so much easier. I’m going to write about some of mine and my friend’s experiences of using technology that has helped us, but also some of the simpler gadgets and tricks that you may not expect to be as transforming as they are.
(a zero gravity pen, or a pencil?)
The BBC recently published an article about technology in schools, and whether our country’s kids are being bombarded with it, when it may not even be useful to them! With this in mind, I thought I’d write a blog on disabled people’s technology at University, both when the technology given is helpful – and when it really isn’t!