Category: Disability

  • Over 2K raised for Sight Scotland

    Over 2K raised for Sight Scotland

    Estimated reading time: < 1 minute Good news Friday – I’m very happy to say my Sight Scotland charity fundraiser has now raised over £2,000!

  • Are disabled web publishers hidden behind their content?

    Are disabled web publishers hidden behind their content?

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Making our online content accessible to a broad audience is something a lot of us strive to achieve. But how many of us consider who created the content we consume daily and what their publishing journey was?

  • When your “good eye” goes bad

    When your “good eye” goes bad

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes How I’ve been using the accessibility features on my Apple devices to adapt to further changes in my vision.

  • Over 1K raised for Sight Scotland

    Over 1K raised for Sight Scotland

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes I’m very pleased to say that on 20 May we passed our 1K charity fundraiser target. Thank you all for helping Sight Scotland, I know it’ll make a difference. Love, Stewart ?

  • Lego Main Library

    Lego Main Library

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes I’m currently building Lego versions of the University of Edinburgh’s Main Library to raise money for the charity Sight Scotland who support people with sight loss and blindness.

  • My sight loss journey

    My sight loss journey

    Estimated reading time: 7 minutes After five major eye surgeries for a detached retina I’ve written a new reflective blog post describing my experiences to date. I’ve illustrated my vision loss for each medical procedure and current condition to potentially help others going through similar medical journeys.

  • Thank you NHS

    Thank you NHS

    Estimated reading time: < 1 minute Done some maths yesterday and I’ve given myself over 57K injections since my T1D diagnosis. Today’s coronavirus vaccination felt like the most important yet. Thank you NHS.

  • Virtual elf benefits

    Virtual elf benefits

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes I had a great time attending our virtual festive office party this week. A kind team of University colleagues designed a creative agenda, stuffed full of genuine LOL moments for us all. Inclusive event Traditionally we’d all have a wee quiz and fancy meal in an Edinburgh restaurant. For 2020,…

  • Struggling with vision loss

    Struggling with vision loss

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Within the last month the vision in my right eye has significantly diminished. This personal blog post details what the impact has been on my daily life and how recent web accessibility work has helped me cope a little better. Subtitling legacy content Since 2014 we’ve always made a concerted…