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 »

A number of people in blindness advocacy and technology inspire me. While of course there are certain things that advocacy and technology cannot change, there are many areas where we are right to strive constructively for a better tomorrow. Civil …

A Matter of Respect. Why I always write “Braille” with an uppercase B Read more »

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 …

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

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 Apple Braille Crisis. It’s Got to be Fixed for the Kids Read more »