Tuesday, 14 November 2017

New Neo Braille by Neo Access

Please note this is only available in the USA and South Korea.


  • Smart Scroll by finger monitoring Braille display
  • Connect everywhere with LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
  • Stay productive with a high-capacity battery
  • Travel more with a slim, lightweight design and exceptional portability

NeoBraille Notetaker
The NeoBraille notetaker gives you the freedom to stay productive everywhere you go. With unparalleled accessibility features, exceptional performance, and countless benefits packed in a single notetaker, what will Neo mean to you?

  • Automatically scroll using 32 touch sensitive braille cells
  • Connect everywhere with AT&T* LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
  • Stay productive with a high-capacity battery for extended use
  • Travel more with a slim, lightweight design and exceptional portability

Neo means More
NeoBraille offers more features and apps for productivity, social media, communication, and convenience. When so much more is available why settle for less?

Neo means Portability
Stay productive when you are on the go with a compact design, extended battery life, and internet connection through AT&T* LTE service, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth.

Neo means Interaction
Interact with your peers, colleagues, family, and friends through apps that include social media, Skype, email, and more. You can also share your work on a monitor with mini HDMI.

This is from Neo Access Ltd. - http://www.neoacc.com/EN/product.asp?menuType=pdMenu&viewSub=NeoBraille

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

New YouTube Channel

Hi have just created my very own YouTube channel ... at the moment it only has one video as the other one I have uploaded is still somewhere out there, whizzing through the internet!! Not sure when it will land.

My first video is from our trip to Bruges in May ... you can check it out here!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Some Christian Links

I have recently found these links to some great speakers and wanted to share them with you.

ROY GODWIN - He has written some great books and it's worth searching him on you tube too!

RAVI ZACHARIAS - Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries




Tuesday, 3 October 2017

What is the Future with Technolgy for the Deaf/Blind?

I am Deaf/Blind and have been using computers for over twenty seven years, and seen things move on over the years. Now that I have a hearing loss I have come into a challenging new era.
About three years ago things were looking up for us who are Deaf/Blind and the future looked very promising, but today I must say that the future is looking very bleak.

A year ago I updated my Mac to the latest OS, only to find that my refreshable braille display did not work any more. After three months backwards & forwards with Apple support, they were unable to solve the problem. In the end I had to get a family member to take off the new OS (Sierra) from my Mac and install an old system that would make my Braille display work again. This was successful, and today I am writing this on my Mac.

However there are still drawbacks. As websites get more sophisticated, the old OS can't always cope, so I realised this was not the answer in the long term.

So just recently I bought a windows 10 laptop and installed the latest version of a very popular screen reader, Jaws 18, only to find that my Braille display would not work with this devise. Also, Jaws 18 and my Windows 10 laptop did not sit very well together. It just wasn't speaking everything. So after many hours of support from the supplier, the issue was partially resolved. But when I came to relearning Jaws, a system I had used very happily many years ago, it was so complicated compared to the VoiceOver system on the Mac, that I eventually parted company with it. So this latest avenue that I was hopeful of did not work for me.

So is there a future for us who are Deaf/Blind in using Technology? At this time of writing it all looks very bleak. Unless the major manufacturers of assistive technology for the Deaf/Blind up their game, we who have a hearing loss as well as being blind will be left right out in the cold. So my hope is that the big players in this field will put more effort into helping us who have a dual sensory loss.

David looking very confused and saying 'where do I go from here!'

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dot to Dot by Robin Christopherson

I came across Robin Christopherson's podcasts on my Sonata the other day, and discovered he has a whole list of about 250 podcasts of things you can do with your Amazon Echo or Dot!

Being blind himself, he has tried everything on his podcasts out himself and gives very clear instructions on how to use the features.

He works for AbilityNet, you can find him here - https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/robinchristopherson

His podcasts are here - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/dot-to-dot/id1205291265?mt=2

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Our Visit To Bruges

Last week my wife and I went to visit Bruges. We had previously been in the Spring and enjoyed it so much, we decided to go again.

Here are a few snaps from our trip ...

Great link to deaf blind.com

I came across this website last night and found the information very useful for deaf/blind people ... Have a look for yourself! It is a great resource and James seem to know a lot as he is deaf/blind himself!