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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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Accessibility, my Nemesis

Accessibility, my Nemesis
  We really need to get beyond the assumption that all deaf people hear nothing and all blind people see nothing. There are those with no sight at all and there are people with no hearing at all, however there are lots of variations in between. People born blind are different to those who go blind and the same with deafness, all need to be considered for accessibility. I'm no expert, have just learnt these things since going from deaf to deafblind as a result of Usher Syndrome. Being born deaf means I was brought up a visual learner and even though registered blind, not partially sighted, I choose to use my 5 degrees of useful vision to access information. I accept that at some stage I might need to transition to voiceover, I am fortunate, I could access voiceover with my linx2 hearing aids, with my previous Phonak hearing...
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Molly Watt - Speaker at Camp Digital March 2016

Molly Watt - Speaker at Camp Digital March 2016
Job Title:    Spearheading The Molly Watt Trust,                    Ambassador for Deafblind Charity Sense                  Advocate for those living with Usher Syndrome, Sensory                  Impairments and Hidden disabilities.                   Published author and illustrator of 2 children’s books.                  Keynote and Motivational Speaker and keen Blogger.                   www.mollywatt.com                   www.molly-watt-trust.org                  twitter @mollywatttrust              I am 21 years old and registered deafblind as a result of Usher Syndrome.  Usher Syndrome is varying deafness and blindness.  The blindness is retinitis pigmentosa.  There is no cure. Usher Syndrome is not just...
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