Q&A What is it like to have loss of eye sight?

The question: What is it like to have loss of eye sight? I am partially-sighted and have been all my life. I was born with dominant optical atrophy (Kjers). I am not blind but my eye sight is very limited. As I have had it all my life, it is something which I have learned to live with. For anyone who is worried about losing sight, it doesn’t mean the end of fun or a good life.  I have travelled and worked on my own in the USA. I lived and…

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Oi App Developers, not everyone has good eyesight!

The BBC has an article in their technology section talking about a new app which should be available in the future on iOS and Android devices. I’m all for Apps to make my life easier which is why I originally wrote A Simpler Guide to the best free Android Apps (my attempt at keeping track of the useful ones!) The app on the BBC website is primarily designed for blind people so that they can type on touchscreen phones but the article mentions the designers hope that people with full…

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My Experience at the Fat Attack Boot Camp in East Grinstead

This is my account of the Fat Attack weekend I took part in starting the 19th May 2011. PROS You feel great for completing the weekend, no matter how much you do. The instructors are good. If you can’t do the exercise, you can tone it down for example I walked 4k in the mornings instead of jogging 10k because of my asthma. They will take your dietary needs into consideration BUT they will forget. I was given two things I was allergic to by accident. The lady organizer is…

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