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Please support us this Christmas

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Turn your Xmas shopping into free donations for us when you buy gifts via @giveasyoulive Give as you live  

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Pop up’s are a nuisance!!!

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Pop ups are a nuisance, but they are even worse for someone who is visually impaired.  Blind people DO use computers, but with the aid of assistive technology like screen readers and screen magnification. So what is the problem?  If the screen is zoomed a pop up may not even be seen by the user,… Continue Reading Pop up’s are a nuisance!!!

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Thank you guys

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Yorkshire Coast Sight Support would like to say thank you for everyone that came at Eastfield library in Scarborough to chat with us and support us . We would like to say thank u to the manager Sharon and staff of the library for having us and helping and supporting us. Thanks also to Allison,… Continue Reading Thank you guys

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Do blind people dream differently?

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A study from 2014 looked at how blind people experience dreams.  “The study found that the blind participants reported a far richer and wider variety of senses in their dreams compared to the non-blind participants. By a considerable margin, they experienced far more vivid sensations of sound, touch, taste, and smell. The sighted people tended… Continue Reading Do blind people dream differently?

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Touchable Ink

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Although this was published in April, I have only just seen it!  Braille embossers are very expensive machines, so to be able to print braille easily and cheaply would be a good thing.  This new technology under development is Touchable ink.  Basically you would use a normal printer to print braille but the ink expands… Continue Reading Touchable Ink

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OMG! Christmas is 14 weeks away

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Just a reminder, if you shop online for Christmas you can donate to YCSS automatically. Just click on the image to follow the link.

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Useful apps

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Be My eyes app connects you to an actual person via Facetime on Apple phones. You can ask the volunteers that answer pretty much anything, but they need to see what you cannot by using your Facetime camera. Please remember to make sure your house light are on, if it is dark your camera will… Continue Reading Useful apps

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Apple Voiceover bug?

If Voiceover is misbehaving on an Apple device it will get fixed when IOS 10 is launched,  according to Forbes.  The last two security updates are know to cause problems with Voiceover on IOS 9. The only problem is older devices like the iPhone 4S, iPad Mini, iPad 3rd gen will NOT update to IOS… Continue Reading Apple Voiceover bug?

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Store Cards

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Please don’t forget Give as you live, if you are getting a store card like Tesco, PC world and M&S you can earn money for our charity.  

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Useful Apps

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Many people use technology to assist where sight is a problem.  Adding useful applications (apps)  to phones and tablets to help with day to day things that sighted folk take for granted. KNFB reader is one such app, available for IOS and Android phones, it changes most printed material into spoken words. Just gradually raise… Continue Reading Useful Apps

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