Turning Pages

Turning Pages

This morning, halfway between wakefulness and sleeping, I remembered a book in my parents’ home that used to fascinate me for hours. It was a Readers’ Digest anatomy book that had three-dimensional diagrams of organs, joints and body parts made up of images on...
The Gym Lock

The Gym Lock

I had a simple incident in the changing rooms at the gym that got me thinking about the human journey. I couldn’t be bothered to secure my locker with a padlock as then I would need to carry the key, plus white cane plus towel. A combination lock needs absolute...
UX Design for inclusion in South Africa

UX Design for inclusion in South Africa

In the last 3 years we have all had to ramp up and vamp up our online interactions. 2020 Is bookmarked in history as a year we all had to pivot, reshape or adapt to survive. While 2020 did not give us perfect vision, it did alter the online landscape. Speedily...
Wonderfully made… with a flaw?

Wonderfully made… with a flaw?

A story about a tree that drastically changed the way I see myself and that helped me put my blindness into perspective… Background I was brought up in a family culture where, as children, we learned words from the Bible off by heart. There are some great verses, but...
I am going… what?

I am going… what?

It’s hard to fill in the blank in that statement, ‘I’m going …’. The shock of hearing that you have a degenerative eye disease is enough to make you think you are dreaming.  Thoughts waft through your semi- conscious brain saying, “This is not happening to me“; “this...