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Advocating for those living with accessibility needs. Sharing experiences, raising awareness and understanding of how assistive accessible technology enhances and enables those in need.


My Enabling "Accessibility Kit"

My Enabling "Accessibility Kit"
I was recently asked to trial the new ReSound Multi Mic.  It is a tiny piece of kit with bluetooth connectivity to my Linx2 hearing aids, iPhone and applewatch so absolutely perfect accessibility for me. Multi Mic can be used by being attached to one person, by being placed on a table enabling brilliant accessibility to small group conversation.  It can also be used as a microphone up to 25 metres. I collected the Multi Mic from the guys at ReSound on my way to an event.  As usual I was given time and a full explanation as to how it works then had my hearing aids paired to the equipment and told it had been fully charged so ready to go. On this occasion my Mum had her chauffeur hat on and was driving me to Manchester so I asked her to wear the Multi Mic, switched on I...
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The Missing Linx2

The Missing Linx2
A few months ago I had what could have been a complete nightmare for me, I lost one of my treasured Linx2 hearing aids. I was distraught, I felt completely unbalanced, unnerved and worse I feared how I would replace the missing aid. Firstly I asked for help in searching for the tiny hearing aid in all the places I'd been along with my parents pulling apart our house as my poor sight is not very helpful when it comes to finding things, especially things so small. I was devastated it couldn't be found and to this date has not been found. I contacted ReSound and advised them I had lost one of my hearing aids and before I could ask about a replacement they told me I should not feel so awful and to visit asap for a replacement. I cannot tell you how relieved I was. A day...
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New Year's Eve 2015 - Happy New Year & Thank you

New Year's Eve 2015 - Happy New Year & Thank you
I'm going out tonight, it's New Years Eve and I, like most want to be out and to welcome the new year with my friends. Being out on one of the busiest nights of the year is quite a challenge, it's dark and it's crowded, two of the worse nightmares for anybody with Usher Syndrome and I can only do it because I have the most amazing friends who know my challenges, know my weaknesses and my vulnerabilities.   They also know how to make me feel indifferent and we have a great time. I am fortunate to live in a small town where I know quite a lot of people and even more people know me.  What is nice about this is not only my friends but people who have seen me around with my guide dog Unis or in the media know who I am but more importantly...
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Smartly Aided

Smartly Aided
I feel incredibly humbled to have been offered to try a pair of the most up to date hearing aids now known as "Smart Aids". I want to thank ReSound for their kindness and I'd like to give something back, not just to them but to the Usher Community of which I am just a small part. To ReSound I want to share my experiences good and bad so that they can perhaps take into account my findings as somebody with Usher Syndrome and that they can continue to improve the technology available to people like me. To others with Usher Syndrome I'd love to help fund these via The Molly Watt Trust but without serious fundraising or some very generous donors it can't happen, I will however keep plugging away to try and help. What I can do is use my experiences to at least advise those with Usher...

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