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Facebook Novice

After a lot of thought and advice I finally decided to join Facebook. To be honest, it was when my cousin in Australia joined and we realised we could post family photographs. Initially the friend who helps me with this … 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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Amazon-free Christmas 2014

Family emails, texts and phone calls were exchanged early this month.  Some members are spending the Christmas holiday in Australia and the time they are away also involves two birthdays.  Presents must be bought, wrapped and given by the end of … 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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Sight Village, Birmingham, UK 15/16 July 2014

Sight Village in Birmingham is a huge annual event covering everything from technology to a number of VI-related charities for people involved at all levels with VI. Sixth formers from a local school were on hand, armed with maps showing … Continue reading

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Gadget Update

The printer sat in its box for two days before I took up my neighbour’s offer to set it up for me. Not just any neighbour but someone who is IT literate and understands my brand of VI. Now it … Continue reading

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Household Gadgets

Do washing machines and printers count as gadgets? I’m not sure but, for me, they certainly fall into the category of things that should make daily life easier. There is one big proviso for the person with low vision and … Continue reading

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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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