Welcome to my Website, which has been set up to assist the Visually Impaired computer user locate information and services relating to blindness.
The proverbial whitestick or cane used by so many blind and partially sighted people offers assistance to whoever uses it. The tool may give a visually impaired person the confidence to go out and about by themselves. The whitestick.co.uk website is designed for ease of use and to offer guidance to any visually impaired web user to give them the ability to go out and try something new in the information technology world.
If you come across a web site which you think would
interest blind surfers, please:
Email it to me here.
Would anyone like to help Bren Gosling with information for his new novel.
I am a writer researching a character for my next book. The character is a 40 year old woman who is going blind from a condition from which there is no treatment. She has been fully sighted until aged 35. She has recently acquired a guide dog. She lives with her full sighted husband in a provincial English seaside town, having moved recently from London. They have no children. She works as a craft instructor in a care home.
This story is set in 1982 - so NO INTERNET then.
I would really like to talk to people who would be interested in sharing their experiences with me about having full sight then loosing it at a similar age and circumstances to my fictional character.
All contributions will be in confidence and anonymous.
Hope you can help.
Email Bren Direct.
Get a free copy of the Window Eyes Screen Reader free when you buy or own a copy of Microsoft Office 10 or above.
For more information, go to: Window Eyes For Office.
How many times have you hit that Alt F4 key in frustration when trying to negotiate a website with links with no text or it just said graphic, graphic, graphic.
Well here's your chance to report these websites and help make the web accessible. Fix The Web.
If you live in the UK and are bothered with unwanted phone calls from companies trying to sell you things you don't want, then sign up with the Telephone Preference Service and get all these calls stopped. Telephone Preference Service.
Due to Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Floods and Terrorist Attacks, there are now millions of people around the world who desperately need your help. Without you, they will surely die, so please click on the link below and give as much as you can. Disasters Emergency Committee.
Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free, and all you have to do is play a simple word game. Play the free rice game.
Unfortunately the Persula Foundation website has closed down, but you can still contact TapeSense on 020 7357 9298.
You can also download a copy of the 2013-2014 Catalogue from the link below. Download the TapeSense 2013-14 Catalogue Here.
Are you annoyed at the way visually impaired people are treated. Have you been ripped off by a company just because you're blind? Then why not start your own Ipetition, or better still, sign Ipetitions started by other people. Online Petitions.
Now you can create your own story and allow everyone else to add chapters to it. You'll be amazed at how your story can grow and grow, and have more twists in it than any Sherlock Holmes novel. If you are into poetry, just write the first verse then watch as others add more and more lines to it.
Please keep a backup of your stories as older ones are routinely deleted from the server. Enter the Never Ending Stories here.
If your local UK newspaper isn't on this list, I'll add it if it's available. UK Newspapers and Magazines.
If you're having problems with Google Instand then use the Google Accessible Search.
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This page was last updated on July 18 2014.
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