Why Some People Have a Lack of Empathy (And How to Deal with Them)

Written by Patricia Young We all have interacted with some people that seem to have a lack of empathy, at some point of our lives. I know that those experiences can leave us feeling frustrated, unsettled, angry, disappointed, and even betrayed, mainly when we need support. It gets even harder and more painful if youContinue reading Why Some People Have a Lack of Empathy (And How to Deal with Them)

How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?

Written by Chad Bouton   When it comes to accessibility options in video games, some companies have been quicker than others to acknowledge the need and introduce basic features into their games. While progress has been made over the past few years, there’s still much room for improvement and even the most elementary of accessibilityContinue reading How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?

Invisible Victims: When Men Are Abused

Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Victoria Ramos on April 9, 2014   In cases of domestic abuse throughout the world, the stereotype involves a man abusing a woman. For some, however, the story goes the other way around.   In figures quoted by HelpGuide.org, approximately one in three abuse victims areContinue reading Invisible Victims: When Men Are Abused

Zoom – Video Conferencing – Quick Accessibility Review

Summary Zoom is an excellent choice if you are looking for outstanding accessibility to the deaf, totally blind and partially sighted with comprehensive documentation and tons of useful keyboard shortcuts with fully accessible apps for all the major operating systems and a very stable web app. As a bonus, the company continuously demonstrates their commitmentContinue reading Zoom – Video Conferencing – Quick Accessibility Review

GoToMeeting – Review

Summary No blind friendly windows accessible app. Works perfectly fine if you use the web app though. The Android and iOS version is also screen reader friendly. Short Introduction GoToMeeting is a web-hosted service created and marketed by LogMeIn. It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the userContinue reading GoToMeeting – Review

Bank Zero – Accessibility Review for the Blind and Visually impaired

What is Bank Zero? In short, Bank Zero is a mutual digital-only bank offering its services via a smartphone app to businesses and individuals in South Africa. Currently, the mutual digital bank is adding potential customers on a staggered basis. New customers interested in joining will be placed in a waiting queue which, according toContinue reading Bank Zero – Accessibility Review for the Blind and Visually impaired

BritBox – Quick Accessibility overview from a blindness perspective

What is BritBox? BritBox is an online digital video subscription service, operating as a joint venture of the BBC and ITV plc, serving the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. It is focused on British television series and films, mainly featuring current and past series and films supplied from the main UKContinue reading BritBox – Quick Accessibility overview from a blindness perspective

Accessible alternatives to Whatsapp Messenger

What’s the deal? WhatsApp is now reserving the right to share data it collects about you with the broader Facebook network, which includes Instagram, regardless of whether you have accounts or profiles there. Much of the policy, which is about monetising WhatsApp, is broadly in line with what came before, but it now states clearlyContinue reading Accessible alternatives to Whatsapp Messenger

Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea

Wearable devices are about to have a moment, and manufacturers are hoping you’ll sleep through it. At the Worldwide Developers Conference 2020, Apple announced that it is adding “sleep-tracking” capabilities to its Apple Watch, the dominant wearable on the market. While it’s surprising that Apple never pushed hard for sleep features before, there may be a goodContinue reading Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea