This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > iScot Magazine > June 2018 > SHINE A LIGHT

SHINE A LIGHT

RESEARCH by the Royal National Institute of Blind People has revealed that the disability people fear most is losing their eyesight. Having been down that road to the very end, I must say I can think of other disabilities which must be worse, but there is no doubt that loss of vision presents a very real challenge. Indeed, the knowledge that you need to rely on help from other people for even the simplest of tasks can seriously harm your confidence and self esteem. Many people who lose their eyesight become virtual prisoners in their own homes.

However, if you are going to lose your eyesight, it can be argued with considerable justification that there has never been a better time for it to happen. That’s because modern technology has advanced so fast that it is now possible for blind people to do things that would have been impossible twenty years ago.

I am using some of that technology to type this article. My PC monitor is turned of because I have no need of it, but I can hear every word I type – including the spelling mistakes – thanks to screen reader software.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of iScot Magazine - June 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - June 2018
FREE
Read Now!
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.
Email Address
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2.83 per issue
SAVE
19%
€33.99
Or 3399 points

View Issues

About iScot Magazine

116 glorious pages of the best crack in Scotland and beyond!