I did a talk at Stoke Mandeville hospital today to a group of ophthalmologists. The talk was about how assistive technology can help visually impaired and severely sight impaired people on a daily basis.
I talked about practical subjects such as doing Internet shopping and keeping a calendar as well as more social activities like using email and using social media to become more socially active and less isolated. I also talked about how being told you are going to lose your sight is a massive blow which people struggle greatly with. How knowing it’s possible to use technology can really help to alleviate the feeling of isolation and how using that technology competently can open many doors in terms of social interaction, education and of course work.
I enjoyed delivering the talk and it was really good to know that the ophthalmologists at Stoke Mandeville hospital are interested in learning about things that can help their patients as their eyesight deteriorates.