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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!

Addictive little switch friendly game

You’ll either love it or hate it. However, the interface works really well with 4 switches.

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It’s a game that at first looks like a sudoku puzzle, however, it isn’t. You slide tiles either left, right, up or down and if any adjacent cells have the same number in them, then they merge. If none are merged, then you’re fed a ‘2’ in a cell.

SoundGecko

soundgecko-2Sound Gecko is primarily aimed at people who are on the go and ‘don’t have time to read’. However, as it is text-to-speech output software, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be really useful for those who are dyslexic or visually impaired. 

Screen reading support on Windows phones

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One of the advantages of working for a charity specialising in technology and being a ‘slight’ nerd, is the availability of technology. We have to lay our hands on the latest stuff so we can inform people on what technology is currently available that can help overcome issues that derive from a disability. It’s taken us some time before we got our hands on Windows phones, though now we have, we can critique its suitability for accessibility.