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Living an abundant life with low vision

Whether you’ve been living with low vision for some time already, or you’ve recently been diagnosed with low vision and want to learn how to adjust your lifestyle, we have a wealth of first-hand experience to share.

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Apps Un-COVID

I App-reciate and App-laud all the geeks and coders who had to switch gears to help get businesses and services online during Covid. Lockdowns forced with sign-ups, isolation bred innovation and, as stressful as it was, reluctant tech users were launched into cyberspace.

20/20, as the number promised, gave us all clarity into our priorities and fragilities. Focus magnified our values of family and friendships, the privilege of employment and being able to access healthy food and medicine. Our cognisance of the needs of those without work, food or family, was highlighted. Community projects sprung up and all sorts of people got involved in sorts of ways to help others survive and thrive.

Excuse the play on words, but for me, it was an eye-opener and a real blinder at the same time. Many businesses upped their online security, updated Apps and launched new products in a hurry and, unknowingly left a bunch of us stranded or excluded.

Whilst I am not equipped to ‘fight for rights’, I do want to gently uncover a gap that broadened during COVID…

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