Category Archives: Communication

Another Visit to the Barber

Early Photographic Studio Photography and the Influence of Photography on Impressionist Painting The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the University of Birmingham July 2017, Insight Programme More than three years ago I wrote about the Insight programme run by the … Continue reading

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Handwriting

Filed under Miscellaneous, I have a small archive of letters, postcards and handwritten notes; all of some significance to me. Old Postcards and airmail letters are mostly written in what my University tutor disparagingly called a ‘small, crabbed hand’ in … Continue reading

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Eccentric Viewing

When I first heard the term ‘eccentric viewing’ in the context of WMD, I thought it was a slightly un-PC reference to my new way of seeing things. My first experience of my sight changes took place in Sydney Art … Continue reading

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2015 in Review

In terms of my VI, 2015 was a steady year of learning new things and adapting to my situation. I have covered most of these in previous blog posts¬†and thought I would like to summarise them here at the start … Continue reading

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Networking and Development with the Macular Society

This year the Macular Society, UK invited its volunteers to a Volunteering and Networking and Development Event. Each time this event is held at a different venue and this year it was held in West Bromwich, Birmingham. What a weekend!¬† … Continue reading

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eBooks, audio and print

  As I now mainly listen to audio books and occasionally read eBooks, I was interested to know how sighted people feel about the different media; a small straw poll brought the almost overwhelming preference for print, with some people … Continue reading

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Switching banks

For reasons of location accessibility I decided to switch from the Cooperative Bank in the city centre to Lloyds Bank which has a local branch within walking distance of my house. Not only do the banks claim switching is easy, … Continue reading

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