September 2011 Blog Posts (3)

WHO CANNOT SEE?

 

Recently, I was told of a disabled man in an electric wheelchair in Edinburgh. While out shopping, he was accosted by two twelve-year-old boys, who switched off the power to his chair and pushed him in front of the traffic in a busy street. I was astonished and horrified.

As a drama, however, it makes the point.

It encapsulates how people with disabilities are treated day and daily throughout society. Their motivation is…

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Added by Linda Jane McLean on September 16, 2011 at 17:13 — No Comments

I Am What I Am

                                                     



The elderly man stood up and began to read from his notes. He told a roomful of people that he had been diagnosed with early onset dementia ten years ago.

He related the havoc the initial…

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Added by Linda Jane McLean on September 14, 2011 at 22:25 — No Comments

Hacking a Kindle

Making an accessible Kindle: The Frankenkindle

The Amazon Kindle is one of the many pieces of kit in the market which are fantastically popular and have revolutionised one of the world’s most popular past times: reading. However, using this eBook reader can be particularly difficult if you have ataxia, a movement disorder or perhaps difficulties with your fine motor skills. So there are lots of people interested in looking for ways of making a more accessible kindle. This was the case… Continue

Added by Duncan Edwards on September 1, 2011 at 16:24 — No Comments

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