Putting books and audio tutorials together takes a lot of time and research. For me it’s an interesting process, because someone suggests an idea, or one pops into your head, and there’s a resulting burst of enthusiasm. Then I must …

This Week, I’m talking Overcoming Geo-blocking on Accessible World Read more »

In various ways, I’ve advocated from a very young age to improve the lot of blind people – a tiny minority often misunderstood and discriminated against. But seeking to better your situation need not, and indeed should not, preclude you …

Will you Sponsor Me to Help Bring Clean Drinking Water to the Needy? Read more »

As I’ve said before on my blog and in some of my books, growing up when I did has given me an appreciation of how much change today’s assistive technology had delivered. I well remember having to memorise how many …

Input on your Touch Screen: Is it Under your Thumbs, or at your Fingertips? Read more »

Some years ago, the New Zealand Government published a discussion document on its Disability Strategy. In that document, they referred to “people experiencing disability”. The response to this convoluted emasculation of the English language was a resounding “bah” from the …

Person-First Language: It Does More Harm Than Good Read more »

There’s nothing like a bit of crowd sourcing from time to time.A few weeks ago, I sent out a tweet asking people for suggestions regarding what my next tutorial should be about. I can certainly churn out the material if …

My New Audiobook, “Imagine There’s no Countries” is Now Available Read more »

It ages me to admit that I can remember when telephone service was provided by the New Zealand Post Office. I feel like I’m sounding like a granddad when I write that there was a waiting list to get a …

Thoughts on Telecom new Zealand’s Name Change from a Disability Perspective Read more »