Category Archives: technology

Spinach and kale

The Macular Society held its annual conference in London last Saturday.  It was a sell-out and, as usual, beautifully organised by the MS staff. You may think there are not many people with macular conditions, but on the tube to … Continue reading

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Accessing Accessibility

This week the BBC hosted the Central Birmingham Social Media Surgeries.  Volunteer surgeons came along to advise and assist patients.  Apart from the unfortunate medical terminology, this was an excellent and productive evening.  The BBC hosts were welcoming and inclusive. … Continue reading

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At Last!

After all that agonising, I now have a large key keyboard, customised PC and high resolution 27 inch screen and I love it. Matthew put months of research and patience into setting this all up for me, and I am … Continue reading

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Primary Colours

I have decided to reject colour subtlety in clothes and garden planning as too difficult to accomplish with deteriorating eyesight.  This is a relief, as I have never managed subtlety well. There are expensive technical devices  which will help label … Continue reading

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On talking books

There are thousands of talking books out there.  Mostly they cost money, but there are free services available for people registered with a Visual Impairment in the UK. For me, almost more important than the author, is the reader.   These … Continue reading

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New directions

At last!  I have finally bitten the bullet and ordered a high-spec 27 inch ASUS screen for use with a desktop PC.  It will be good to be on a computer again, but I am apprehensive about whether I will … Continue reading

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A birthday

Yesterday  was my birthday. I am now 77.  Lots of cards, texts and phone calls all day.  A nice mixture of snail mail and technology. It was great to spend the day with my son in Lichfield.  We had a … Continue reading

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Catch up

It has been a long cold winter and I am surprised just how much I am affected by the weather now that I don’t drive.  If they had a Mastermind category on daytime property TV programmes, I would stand a … Continue reading

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Normal Service Will Be Resumed …

At present I am rethinking this blog in the light of my deteriorating sight and fast learning curve in the last few weeks. I have been very frustrated at not being able to see the screen on my laptop. With … Continue reading

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Traffic Lights

For some time now I have been nagging the local council Highways Department because some of the traffic lights do not have bleeps. This means that, for those of us who cannot distinguish the red and green signals, it can … Continue reading

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