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On This Day

On this day 2013 I began this blog. When I was a pre-teen I wanted to be a scientist. I had a book called Boy’s Book of HEROES and several scientists made the grade. I liked collecting things and doing … Continue reading

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7/101 Footsights, or Braille for the Feet

Equipment You, your feet and a suitable local footwalk. Background Staring from Japan in the mid 60s tactile pavements have spread across the world. Sometimes described as ‘Braille for the feet’, these textured surfaces help visually impaired people navigate and … Continue reading

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Stroke Survivor 9 Months – How Am I Doing?

9 months post-stroke, how am I doing? 1 Sight I’m pretty certain there was some initial recovery and a bit more followed over the next few months. Now on my right hand side I can see quite a lot but … Continue reading

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4. Frostie Specs

Equipment A pair of specs that don’t mind getting chilly. The front page of a newspaper. Background A friend with low vision said they saw everything like looking through a steamed-up window. I thought that very striking and wanted to … Continue reading

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Five patterns of vision loss

I gave a workshop on vision loss and wanted people to understand a little of what it’s like to have partial sight. Everyone blind or partially sighted is completely different from everyone else blind or partially sighted. In fact everyone, … Continue reading

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Can PowerPoint be Accessible?

Last week I was at a conference on disability and learning. I gave a workshop on vision loss and how it affects study and teaching. Running it taught me a lot, because in spite of being partially sighed I’d never … Continue reading

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A Stroke Survivor’s Trip to London

Not a big step for humankind but a big step for me. Two days back I traveled to London and returned safely. This was the first time since my stroke. My low vision counsellor considers me a kind of pin-up … Continue reading

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