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There’s No Such Thing as a “blind Ghetto” Product

I’m neither a sociologist nor a psychologist, but I wonder whether minorities go through an evolutionary process where at first they crave to be like everyone else, and ultimately mature as a group to the extent that they are comfortable in their own skins, realising they have their own needs and ways of doing things. …

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Join me for a Live iOS 7 Discussion and Demonstration on Accessible World

I was pleased to be asked by the Accessible World team to present on iOS 7 as part of their popular Tek Talk series. The event will be live at 8 PM Eastern on 30 September. That’s 5 PM Pacific in the US, October 1 at 0 UTC, 1 in the UK. For me it’s …

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The Apple Braille Crisis. It’s Got to be Fixed for the Kids

People from all walks of life, not just blind people, can get extremely partisan about their technology preferences. Anything their team does is unquestionably wonderful, while anything another company does is rubbish, simply by virtue of the fact that it’s the other guys who did it. If you criticise the company such people support, you’ve …

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Interview with Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand National

I’ve always enjoyed Kathryn Ryan’s interviewing style. So it was a pleasure to go into the Radio New Zealand Wellington studios today to meet her and talk accessibility to a mainstream audience. Her questions were excellent, and hopefully introduced more people to the notion of blind people being able to operate a wide variety of …

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Chatting with Alena Roberts on “Triple Click Home”

I’ve followed Alena Roberts on Twitter for a few years now, but have never heard her voice before. So it was great to be asked to chat with her about iOS 7, and in particular, my book “iOS 7 Without the Eye”.  We had a wide ranging discussion about technology, teaching and learning methods, and …

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Will i Upgrade to iPhone 5s? I’m undecided.

There’s a kind of magic about Apple events. It’s almost as if they are a chance for many of us to get in touch with our inner child and behave like a kid at Christmas. There’s much anticipation about what might be under the Apple tree. When we were kids, we’d feel the presents under …

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