In a Paralympic show on channel 4 presented by Jon Snow. Jon Snow remarked how pleasantly surprising it was that people weren’t getting too stressed about language etc. when talking about the Paralympics. Then he confessed he had felt embarrassed … Continue reading →
Yeah – Paralympics opening ceremony tomorrow! I don’t see Paralympics as much to do about disability really. It’s about top athletes playing sport fairly. The other day I was watching my nephews race each other and the eldest gave the … Continue reading →
Some of my “disability hacking” involves making technology work for me. If I’m honest I’m not really that interested in the nuts and bolts of how it all works – I leave that to the authentic geeks! My interest is … Continue reading →
Great things about the Kindle: I don’t get eye strain as it is like reading paper I can adjust the text size easily if I’m tired. It’s so much less fiddly to press a button than it is to turn … Continue reading →
I find approaching people to talk a bit more difficult than when others approach me. When others approach me, they come with the subject or question so they have already narrowed down how I’m likely to respond in their head. … Continue reading →
I don’t know about you but I’m not a fan of stale bread, or frozen peas escaping from the bag. All the ‘normal’ things I’ve come across to help seal a bag have been quite fiddly. I was wandering around … Continue reading →
I came across this cool camera tripod thingy, called a Joby Gorillapod. It will wrap around almost anything and keep a camera still for me. It secures around my scooter handle bars beautifully and can be put on and taken off … Continue reading →
I love being out doors and going for walks (well in my case usually wheelie walks!), especially with friends and family. People have been amazing an put loads of websites together with walks that are accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters … Continue reading →
Opening a tin of beans with one hand is a nightmare … no impossible … using a manual opener. I have a one-touch can opener. I can literally just rest this tin opener on top of tins, press the button and it whizzes around the tin all on its own and stops when it’s done.
The only downside is if the batteries go while it’s in the middle of opening it’s a bit tricky to get free. I noticed somebody left a comment on YouTube that it doesn’t work with ring pulls – it mostly does, I just turn the tin upside down!