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Text icon Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

September 29th, 2017 / 0 comments

The Google Maps team has requested its extensive user community help improve its accessibility listings. Previously Google has taken various steps to increase its accessibility offerings in maps and now the Google Maps team have explicitly asked that its ‘Local Guides’ – a community of millions of users who voluntarily collect data – proactively add […]

Text icon Another brush with the bank by Charlotte Bennie

September 28th, 2017 / 0 comments

Making a Point Clashing colours annoy me. I worry I’m wandering down the street sporting lippie whose shade is fighting with my jumper, or am ambling round the house in mismatched socks.Recently, I was making up the bed. In tears. I could tell, by the feel of texture and edging, that none of the pillow […]

Text icon Celebrities With Impaired Vision

September 28th, 2017 / 0 comments

Celebrities With Impaired VisionLet’s get one thing straight from the beginning – this list is provided only to inform you of the fact that other people can still strive to continue as celebrities even if they have a visual impairment. It is not provided so you can gloat, honest.So let’s crack on with the list, […]

We did it! – Tandem cycle for charity – – thank you

September 14th, 2017 / 0 comments

Hi everyone,  I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you. Dan and I  did it. We cycled the 45 miles  from Glasgow to Edinburgh in the lovely rain on Sunday morning. Thank you to everyone for their kind words, supportive messages and very   generous donations.   Together with family, we have so far raised around […]

All the XCiting News from Apple’s September 12 Event

September 13th, 2017 / 0 comments

Apple held its annual event on 12 September announcing new iPhones, Apple Watches, and Apple TV. To find out all click the link below to see what the guys at Applevis have reported. Applevis

Tandem Cycle For Charity

September 8th, 2017 / 0 comments

Hi everyone I hope you don’t mind me letting you know about and raise awareness and funds for a fantastic charity. .  Following my successful completion last year, I will be cycling the Classic Pedal for Scotland Challenge (45 miles, Glasgow to Edinburgh, 10th September 2017) for my chosen charity MACS (Microphthalmia, Exophthalmia & Coloboma Support), […]

Text icon Ultra Cane Review by Ian Cooper

July 26th, 2017 / 0 comments

Ultra CaneOK how many of you have been out walking, minding your own business when a branch of a tree or an overhanging sign whacks you in the face? I do know how this feels, that’s why 12 years ago I bought the 1st generation of the Ultra cane. At a staggering price of £500 […]

Text icon Ten years With An iPhone

July 7th, 2017 / 0 comments

  It is ten years since Apple launched the iPhone and in this submission I look back and see what impact the technology has made to me and my life as a visually impaired person.   In 2007 Steve Jobs said ‘Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone’. I remember, as will many visually […]

Text icon Costs and Incidentals by Charlotte bennie

June 16th, 2017 / 0 comments

My daisy player has died. Naturally, I went through all the correct palaver. Pressed all its buttons, in several combinations. Turned it off and on. Shouted a lexicon of sweary words at it; in English, Scots and Latin. Finally, I sat on the sofa and had a guid greet. None of this worked and, as […]

Text icon Bank Heist by Charlotte Bennie

May 4th, 2017 / 0 comments

Recently, a letter arrived, explaining that the branch of RBS down the town would close in October. However, no need to worry; there would still be an ATN available. In Kirkcudbright.  Aye right! About twenty miles away. Actually, I’d already been told all this. On a visit into the bank with an enquiry. The staff […]