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Month: September 2016

A few tips for iOS 10 users

Until iOS 10, users just use one button to unlock the screen by using On/Off switch and then swiping left to right brings up screen to enter pass code. Now that in iOS, swiping left to right brings up highlights of a few things like News, weather etc., and users are asked to Press home button. Most of us feel that using physical buttons result in getting them spoiled sooner than later hence prefer to use them as less as possible. So what’s the other option? Using Assistive Touch would be helpful many ways. Some of the features that one…

Tip for people with low vision or blind: refer slides while presenting

Usually in the conferences or training rooms, a podium is available on the stage for speaker so that he or she can refer to the notes or deck on their laptop. Now-a-days, culture of stage itself is going away and usually, laptop is connected somewhere and presenter will have a slide changer. There is no problem for sighted people where they can see the content on the projected screen; but challenging to people who are blind and low vision. This is what I have been doing lately when I need to present at my work place or at a conference.…

Tip for low vision people: how to lid Agarabatti

It’s small but might help someone with low vision. As some of you may know, I’m a person with low vision. I love spending sometime every morning in our Puja room (a room where we pray); usually I offer flowers and decorate God. I much wanted to light agarabatti and Deepam (light with oil and cotton thread). But can’t use match stick as it gets heated very fast and possibility of burning my fingers. Lighter could be one option but somehow it did not work for me. Today, I took Agarabatti, first lightened our gas stove with lighter and then…

Greetings on the occasion of Teacher’s day and Ganesh Chavithi

This year it is a sort of coincidence that two of my favorite auspicious occasions have come on the same day. That are Vinayaka Chavithi (birthday of Lord Ganesha) and Teachers day (birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan, Educationist and the 2nd President of India). Vinayaka Chavithi is yet another festival which I enjoyed a lot during my childhood. We used to have at least half a day before the festival day declared as holiday at school. All of us children used to carry handful of bags and go around the village to collect leaves from several trees. Lord Ganesha…