Monthly Archives: November 2013

Time and Memory #1

Having a stroke was the most surprising thing that has happened to me in a long, long while. Of course the word stroke is connected with the word strike and was originally “The stroke of God’s Hand” and a stroke … Continue reading

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Should I Tell my Students? Let’s Ask Teddy.

Dear Teddy, I lost some vision. Should I tell my students? I find this really hard. I feel rather shy and I’m not sure what the standard approach is. I’ve told my employer, and I’ve told colleagues – they need … Continue reading

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The Eye Clinic and Me

I am now registered as visually impaired. It’s taken a little while. Below I’ve tried to chart the process as a journey, from having a stoke onwards. There was quite a lot of puzzlement. I felt I was on a … Continue reading

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The Pop-up Reader: a Simple New Aid for the Blind and VI

What sort of a pop-up are we talking about you may wonder? Is it like a toaster (my first mental image) or maybe a pop-up window? Or a pop-up shop? It’s none of these. Pop-up is as in pop-up book. … Continue reading

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Anopie Get Your Gun

In case you missed it, there is currently a controversy in the state of Iowa over whether blind and partially sighted people should be allowed guns. We aren’t just talking about hunting guns here, but concealed loaded handguns carried in … Continue reading

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Is the Evil Captcha Dead? I Think Not!

Captchas – those groups of distorted letters and numerals, set against a grainy background, that we are frequently challenged by when we sign up to a website. The website is simply trying to protect itself against robot software that mimics … Continue reading

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Should I have called an ambulance?

Yes! Two months ago I had a stroke. I suffered sudden vision loss, one of the many possible symptoms of stroke, but left it to next day to do something about it. Why did I wait? Because I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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