Tag: access

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

Portsmouth’s victory on blue badge abuse

Portsmouth’s victory on blue badge abuse

There has been recent discussion on what appropriate penalties should be for people using blue parking badges fraudulently. But, argues Helen Dolphin, the answer lies in policing and enforcement rather than stronger punishment. At the start of the year the Department for Transport (DfT) released figures which showed that in 2014-15 legal action had been … Continue reading Portsmouth’s victory on blue badge abuse

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

Partial victory in battle for access to taxis

Partial victory in battle for access to taxis

It’s a classic image from the movies. Person in a hurry cries “Taxi!” and one comes skidding to a halt. But for many disabled would-be passengers it’s a prospect that falls far short of reality but which, Helen Dolphin says, is about to come a step nearer. With less than a quarter of London underground … Continue reading Partial victory in battle for access to taxis

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