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Air travel - Simple solutions lay in assistive technology

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I am travelling more and more these days and whilst I enjoy it I continue to find unnecessary challenges but along with the challenges I also find solutions. I would love the opportunity to speak to the airlines about the whole travel experience and accessibility for those travelling with sensory impairment, communication needs and mobility needs. Being deafblind as the word suggests I don’t hear or see well but that really is just the beginning. Two of many challenging add ons are communication and mobility. It should also be considered there are now more older people travelling who’s accessibility needs will not be too dissimilar to my own! A recent conversation with airline staff on a recent trip to Macau via Hong Kong with Virgin Atlantic really got me thinking - I should add I have had similar conversations with British Airways so clearly issues that need addressing. As most...
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My Applewatch after 365 Days

My Applewatch after 365 Days
A year ago I first blogged about my applewatch , link below, the reaction was unbelievable. I fully intended to return my applewatch within 14 days, however, it transported me on a journey into a new world of accessibility, confidence and independence. In three words I’d describe it as 'Accessible, Enabling and Empowering'. I guess the best way to explain why it has been a game changer for me is to give an idea of what I deal with on a daily basis having  Usher Syndrome (deafblindness).  Besides being severely deaf, blind and deafblind and the obvious not being able to hear or see well there are the added extras people often don’t consider.  Communication, mobility and little awareness. As a result of my condition I have suffered with anxiety and depression, mainly because of lack of understanding. I rely on technology, for me it isn't simply about having the latest...
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