Grand Theft Cane: The Day I Almost Weaponized My Mobility Aid

So, there I was, fresh off a 16-hour flight, wandering around the dazzling expanse of Hamad International Airport in Doha. My backside was numb, my brain was mush, and my guide dog was off gallivanting at home, leaving me to rely on my trusty cane and a fancy AI app for visual descriptions. It was … Read more


If your main concern is scanning a road or room for obstacles or items of interest, Sullivan+ is a reliable app. Its AI software works well and reasonably fast in identifying objects, describing scenes, and reading text. It is free and available on both Android and iOS.  I tested it and it works just fine. … Read more

A dead horse

Ugandan Economist and Author: Elly Twineyo-Kamigusha couldn’t have said it better! When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse. However, in Africa more advanced strategies are often employed, such as; Buying a stronger whip Appointing a committee to study … Read more

Assistive Technology and the 4th industrial revolution

What is assistive technology exactly? Assistive technology “means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities” (Assistive Technology Act of 1998. 2004, October 24). (United States) History There are a number of timelines depicting the … Read more