Author: ianmacrae1

Product review: Verbalise talking watches – talking the talk, looking the look

Product review: Verbalise talking watches – talking the talk, looking the look

Ian Macrae has been looking at and listening to a couple of new additions to the range of talking watches which aim to bring a certain style. Talking watches have moved way beyond their original and most likely consumer group, namely people with impaired sight. Their presence on sites such as Amazon and in the … Continue reading Product review: Verbalise talking watches – talking the talk, looking the look

Product review: Apple Watch Series 2 – more power to your wrist

Product review: Apple Watch Series 2 – more power to your wrist

While other reviewers have focussed on enhancements to the latest version of Apple’s wearable, Ian Macrae continues to be blown away by its usability and the level of access to information it brings to disabled people. There’s a line somewhere in Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy along the lines that humans had … Continue reading Product review: Apple Watch Series 2 – more power to your wrist

Ministerial move would bring focus on rights

Ministerial move would bring focus on rights

For a short while Ian Macrae entertained the hope that a departmental move might change ministerial attitudes, responsibility and emphasis. There was a brief moment in the breathless days after Theresa May’s accession to the UK premiership when it looked as though a Minister for Disabled People might not have been appointed. Several options were … Continue reading Ministerial move would bring focus on rights

Product review: Button-Fix almost but not quite on the button

Product review: Button-Fix almost but not quite on the button

Ian Macrae tries out an ingeniously simple solution to a problem which has caused him small amounts of grief and regret whenever it has arisen. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It is a matter tinged more with shame and regret than pride that I never learned to sew on a … Continue reading Product review: Button-Fix almost but not quite on the button