It seems like masks will continue to feature in our lives for some time. Anyone who wears glasses knows how frustrating it is when you’re wearing a mask and your glasses steam up. It’s not just a matter of inconvenience it also compromises safety. Having spent the last two years either behind foggy lenses or... Continue Reading →
How to make websites accessible to blind and visually impaired users
Accessible websites enable people who are blind or vision impaired to independently complete tasks or obtain information online. If a website is accessible and offers the information or service needed, a blind or vision impaired visitor may stop to browse, book and buy. If a website is inaccessible, the user simply moves on. No matter... Continue Reading →
What is Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) to me?
February is Retinitis Pigmentosa Month so I thought it was a good time to talk about the condition behind my sight loss. I’ve never really discussed Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) on the blog, so I’ll talk a little about what it is and what it means to be diagnosed with RP today, compared to what it... Continue Reading →
Let’s Get Accessible Products Built! Amazon Build It
It's not often we get to influence which products make it to shelves for us to buy. So when I came across Amazon Build It, it caught my attention for two reasons. Firstly it seemed like an original and fun way to let consumers decide what products they make. Secondly I immediately saw the potential... Continue Reading →
VI English Pancake Recipe
Today I'm sharing how I, a legally blind mum makes pancakes for my family using the 'One Cup Pancakes' mehtod. Happy Pancake Day! In non-Covid days (remember those?!) children would be running down the street clutching a frying pan, as they flipped their way towards victory in the annual pancake race… Actually, I don’t know... Continue Reading →
Yoghurt Pot Chocolate Cake – No Scales Required
If you want a super quick, indulgent chocolate cake without the fuss of weighing ingredients, this is for you.
Accessibility, part 3 – how can we improve accessibility?
At the beginning of this series I suggested we should try to answer three questions if we want to improve accessibility. So far we have discussed the first two, 'What is Accessibility?' and 'Why Should We Improve Accessibility?'. The third question addresses the 'How', what action can we take and what changes can we make... Continue Reading →
Accessibility, part 2 – why Improve Accessibility?
Motivation to change a mindset There are a number of reasons to improve accessibility and all of them can lead to positive changes, but these motivations are not often deep-rooted enough to change a mindset. In my previous post 'What is Accessibility?' I suggested that rather than seeing accessibility as additional, optional and for the... Continue Reading →