• Yellow background with silver Google Home in focus. On the left is an iPhone on the RealSAM website
    Disability,  Visual Impairment

    A first look at the RealSAM Smart Speaker [AD]

    RealSAM is a range of voice-controlled products that allow visually impaired people to access information. The latest being the RealSAM Smart Speaker which launches 8th March. It’s a fully voice-controlled media player which you run through a Google Home or Amazon Alexa. I think the foundations allows the product to revolutionize how blind and partially sighted people access information on a daily basis. With new features being added, the possibilities of this product are endless. Find out how you can get access to the RealSAM Smart Speaker and take advantage of their amazing launch deal.

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    Disability,  Visual Impairment

    OrCam Read, is it worth the investment?

    The OrCam Read is a portable reading device. After been designed for people reading difficulties like dyslexia and reading fatigue, it is equally (if not more) beneficial for visually impaired people. The device is a piece of assistive technology that allows you to turn written text into audio almost instantly using a camera. Due to the camera you are able to capture a whole page to translate, with physical and digital text being recognised.

  • iPad Pro with keyboard
    Education,  Life Update

    Can an iPad Pro replace your laptop if you’re a blogger?

    After having a MacBook Air for over 5 years, it unfortunately started to slow down. I had used it to get through A-Levels and my degree, with it been used all day every day. Not only that, it had seen me through the majority of my blogging journey. Deciding on a replacement really did take a lot of contemplation. I had a work laptop and whatever I bought would be used primarily for blog writing and associated tasks that come with being a blogger and freelance writer.

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    Disability

    The importance of personalised adjustable walking sticks

    When I started using a walking stick at the age of 16, it initially was a bit of a shock. It's definitely not something you'd be expect to be doing at this age, and I felt the pressure of it not being a 'normal' thing that 16-year-olds do. That being said, I'm now 21-years-old and it's still not considered the norm! My mobility was deteriorating and I could no longer rely on my legs to keep me upright. I also experienced pain from the simple act of being stood up, I couldn't really continue like this. Having Cerebral Palsy has always meant my mobility hasn't been the greatest, yet a…

  • Disability

    Book Review- Letters To Louis

    “I’ve never quite known where to begin when someone asks me what I’ve been up to. I’ve never quite known how to explain what your daily life is like. I wanted to write about it in order to give others a greater understanding of disability and caring. And I wanted to be totally honest, I wanted to write something that would make people consider being Louis’s friend. So this is me introducing you: Louis, this is your story. Readers, this is my son.“- Alison White It is always exciting when disability is represented in books, as this is not something that happens everyday. It is even more exciting to me…