An interesting article on disability!

I just read this interesting article! I thought it was a good read! I am interested to know what other people think of it!

I’m Not a Person with a Disability. I’m an Disabled Person

Conference

We had a great time at the conference yesterday. It was a lovely day.

There were a lot of talks from disabled people who are in employment. There was a talk from a visually impaired girl who used to be a teacher, she actually taught me a few years ago. It was so nice to catch up with her.

There was a talk from a blind accountant. And a guy who worked in the civil service.

And there was a talk from a blind psychotherapist. She gave a great talk on mental health and wellbeing.

It was so interesting. We also had talks from people from our local university, from the disability support office in the university. And there were also people from the local employment service speaking, and a job coach from employability, which I was glad to hear as I am waiting to see a job coach at the moment.

Lunch was provided for us, and in the morning there was tea and coffee and scones and croissants. In the afternoon there were technology demonstrations. I got to see the newest braille display. The orbit its called. I have never owned a braille display before. I dont think I’d like one. I prefer apple products and my laptop.

Overall it was a great day. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking forward to giving the NCBI feedback on how the day went.

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going to a Conference

I am going to a conference this morning. Its a technology and employment conference, that is organised by the national council for the blind. Its just for visually impaired people. There will be a lot of talks from other visually impaired people, people who are employed, and technology venders, and in the afternoon, there will be demos of adaptive technology aids for the visually impaired. the conference is free of charge, so I thought I’d go to it. We’ll also get lunch while we’re there. I was told there will be around 50 people going. I will probably know most of them.
I am looking forward to it. I will enjoy the tech demos. It will be interesting to see what new things are out there that will make life easier for me as a blind person.
The conference will last from 10 AM until 5 pm. So all day. I’ll write more about it later this evening.

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