Last week, millions of people all over the country were voting in their droves to have their say in the 2015 General Elections. I also went to vote and thought I would see how accessible the process really is, from the leaflets that came through my door right through to the voting process in itself.
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!
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.
In a new BBC article published by Ouch! this week, there is discussion about how to make banking safer and easier for people with disabilities. After reading the article, I thought I’d write a blog post on how I manage my money as a visually impaired person, any difficulties I’ve had – and how I overcome them.
If you like Star Trek, you’ll know that the Borg are part lifeform, part machine! Wearable Technology might not quite be the same thing but I thought I’d have a look and see what wearable technology we could adapt to serve the needs of disabled people (sorry…that’s more Star Trek 😉