Way back in July I wrote my last blog where I described some of the visual aids that I use. The last one I discussed was my iPhone 4S. At first glance this is not a visual aid, but in practice, it is.
Life with a visual impairment can be a bit frustrating at times. It's great to have people around you, as I do, who are always willing to read things that are either too tiny or too distant for me to be able to see. It's great to have someone identify characters on TV programmes (I very easily get mixed up between characters, not sure if that's completely to do with the eyesight!) and it's very useful for me that my wife can tell me what colour clothes I'm taking out of the wardrobe so over all I guess the very best visual aids I have are people, mostly my lovely wife, but also my family and friends who put up with me.
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Job hunting: a bit of a challenge this. I've been actively looking for work since last September. I'm starting to get a little tired of my daily session of searching through email alerts for jobs that I'm unlikely to get! This first blog is in danger of turning into a bit of a rant so I must be careful not to let it, but…