The government say they are developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. There is an opportunity for people with disabilities to get involved by completing a survey (and also one for carers), if you would like to get your views across. Need to do by 13th February for maximum effect as these responses will inform […]Read more "Speak Up And Get Heard!!!"
I have had some really good support from people over the years, and I will always be very grateful to those people. But it has been far from easy and now that there is a global pandemic things have become more difficult for everyone. People like myself are even further behind the level playing field. […]Read more "Build Back Better for Everyone!"
It’s hard to believe it’s a year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the UK. And what a year it has been. Everything we thought we knew, everything we took for granted, everything we envisaged, all turned upside down and inside out. Wash your hands, keep your distance, wear a mask. Talk about […]Read more "The Year of The Challenge!"
So we have passed the 300 day mark since lockdown began. It’s a good job I didn’t know in March 2020 that in January 2021, I would still be isolating. “Don’t go out,” they said. “Don’t have any visitors,” they said. “You must shield,” they said. So I didn’t go out, and I didn’t have […]Read more ">300 Days of Lockdown"
A healthy and happy New Year to everyone 🎉🎉🎉. May 2021 be kind to us all and may we be kind to everyone we meet. Together we can do this!Read more "HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!"
Anaïs Brémond has written my story of using eye gaze technology for my writing. Read it here, https://www.welcometothejungle.com/en/articles/cerebral-palsy-writer-uses-tech-to-write-with-eyes A huge thanks to Anaïs for the story and to the Ace Centre in Oldham and Tobii.com for all their help and support with the equipment.Read more "THE EYES HAVE IT!"
Accessibility isn’t just about getting into a building, although that is obviously a very important place to start. It’s also about technology, computer systems, documents, websites and how people collaborate. Attitude and flexibility are key. And this is not just for moral and social reasons, although I cannot emphasise how important those are. This is […]Read more "Accessibility is more than ‘ramping things up’"
Today, 3rd December, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020 – to promote full and equal participation in society for all people with disabilities. This has been a tough year for everyone, not least those of us who have had to shield, stay at home and generally put our lives on hold. But […]Read more "Let’s think Ability"
Proud to announce my new project is to write a review of Project Blue Book for the magazine, ‘Chromakey, The Journal of Cult Television’. Did you like it or hate it? Should there have been a 3rd season? Let me know what you think.Read more "Delve into “Project Blue Book”"