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Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:05

UsTwo and Me

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I was fortunate to be asked to give a Keynote Presentation to a company in the City last week. I was excited to be invited but also anxious as not only was it in central London on a Friday afternoon but to speak to a studio of very innovative people. The strap line on their website "Dreamers and Doers" I really like that and I'm certainly aiming to do exactly that too. I am very thankful that I have a very supportive network of family and friends and my Mum who is always there when I need her and particularly…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:04

My Apple Watch after 5 days!

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Having known about the Apple Watch for some time and knowing lots of my friends were planning to buy one, I was sceptical as my needs are quite different to that of those of the sighted and hearing.  I have to rely on specific accessible features. However, I was curious as Apple products have been more than just up market gadgets to me, they really have been my access to the many things most take for granted but that those of us with deafblindness, particularly struggle with. I was born deaf and registered blind when I was 14.  The condition…
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 09:02

Negative to Positive

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Becoming a published author and illustrator came about by accident, an idea created in an artroom, in a fabulous College in Egham Surrey. I always loved art, each picture I sketch has a meaning, each picture demonstrates my inner feelings in one way or another. My sight is poor, I only see a small section of any picture or any face but in my mind I can see things as a whole. It's like putting a jigsaw puzzle together or joining the dots, using my imagination. Art is my therapy, my way of expressing myself. I always enjoyed portraiture, I…
Saturday, 07 March 2015 09:00

First Blog on New Site!

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Finally my super new website. Here you will find me talking about all things positive.  That's not to say I don't have negative thoughts, negative days and times when I wish things were different, of course I do, however if there's one thing I have learnt it is that these days and times come and go and the best way to deal with them is to learn from them and turn those negatives into positives. I'm often asked how I cope with the thought of losing my sight on top of being deaf well the simple answer is to take…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 00:00

Job Interviews - My Access to Work

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I always wanted to work, I'd never considered that getting something part time around my studies would be an issue because "I know my own capabilities" clearly few others understood or wanted to understand, at least that's how it felt. Both my brothers had part time jobs in local supermarkets whilst doing their A levels, both are sighted and hearing and neither had a problem getting employment. Neither particularly liked the job but it was pocket money and as my Dad always says "Good grounding" working with the public. They were both employed to work at the checkout which meant…
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