Monthly Archives: January 2012

My new Ipod

For a long time I thought that Apple’s Ipod was not accessible to a blind person such as myself. I new that the Ipod was operated by the user placing their fingers on a touch screen and activating buttons which … Continue reading

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How the internet is changing our brains

An interesting piece which briefly discusses 15 ways in which the internet is changing our brains. Among other theories it is suggested that the fact that we can (very easily) look up information online makes us less motivated to remember … Continue reading

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Blind people unable to access Spotify

Several years ago I opened a free account with the music streaming service, Spotify. I found the ability to choose tracks liberating however, as pointed out in the post linked to below the accessibility of Spotify has declined over the … Continue reading

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Hackers plan space satellites to defeat censorship

A recent report, by the BBC deals with the plan to place satellites in space in order to defeat the attempt to censor internet content. For the article please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16367042

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The new Amazon Kindle is inaccessible to blind people

This post concerns the new Amazon Kindle (currently retailing on their website for £89) and highlights the inaccessibility of the Kindle to blind people who are not able to read print. In December 2010 I received, as a Christmas present … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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