so this morning i went to NCBI national council for the blind here near where I live. I went to do some training in how to use my macbook. It was good…the session was useful. I learned some new stuff about the mac that I didnt already know.
I am going to do some one to one work with the head tech guy there, he said he’d call to my home and we can do some work together on how to use my mac.
That will be good, as its good to know how to use it, and I do want to get more familiar with it.
I also spoke to my resource worker again. She told me that the NCBI are organising a seminar in september, a technology and learning seminar, which I was interested in attending, so she said she’d send me out some info when they have a date confirmed and a venue for it and stuff.
I told her I was interested in gaining payed employment on a part time basis, and she was very encouraging, and said she would help me to try to gain employment. So I am meeting her this coming friday, to do a skills audit, to see where exactly my skills lie, and which areas I should most focus on when looking for work.
Then I will sign up for some job websites, and go from there. I wanted to get a job coach, but the place I looked at has a 4 month waiting list to get in with someone.
So we shall see what happens, I dont see why I cant get work, there are jobs out there, and I should be able to get one.
I am getting another laptop. A spare one. Its a windows machine. A friend sells them and I got a good deal on it. I decided to get it and keep it at my parents. That way I wont need to bring my computer here every time I come over. Its being delivered on tuesday. It has NVDA on it which is the screen reading software, for those who dont know.
It also has office, microsoft office on it.
I am excited to get it. I like that I will have it as a spare, my other windows laptop is a few years old now. Maybe 4 years old.
I am still learning the mac and I need to take things slow with it.
I got a call today from a friend of mine who works in the tech department of the national council for the blind. He told me that the organisation are roling out a new initiative. Its an initiative to get blind and visually impaired people into the work force. What it is is a six week course, where you get training, in what I am not sure, but you do six weeks training, and then there is a work placement option, the national council for the blind will set us all up with a work placement, and we would be working in a tech firm, different companies around cork city, tech companies, would take us all on, for a period of time, the idea being that if you got on well and if the company liked you that they may keep you on in payed employment after the initial period of work experience has ended.
He offered me a place on the training course, which is being run over the summer, I jumped at the chance, this is a fantastic opportunity, and I will take it while I’m being offered it.
The course is being run one day a week, and I am not sure how often you would work, or for how long, but I’m sure I will find out soon enough.
He told me to send in my CV, so I did. It hasnt been updated since 2017, but he said that was ok, just send it in as is. So now its gone in to him via email and now I await the call to tell me more about how this all works.
I am super excited. I’d love to be working, and have a payed job. I’d love to be in full time employment. This is my opportunity to try it out and see if its right for me.
Wish me luck!
I’ve been busy doing some shopping on argos! Argos is a store here in ireland and also in the UK.
I wanted a new external hard drive. I want to be able to store all my tv shows, movies and books. I have a few external drives, but none of them are bigger than 2 TB.
So I went on to the argos site and I found a good deal on a 4 TB one. So I reserved it! It wont be ready to be picked up until saturday though.
So I’ll probably go with my mom on saturday to pick it up. That was a quick 109 euro spent on it!
Its a nice feeling to be able to shop for something! What a good buzz.
Could you live without your tech gadgets?
its now telling me bad gateway when I try to log in. does anyone know what wp’s contact email is? I cant access the site at all now. I am posting this post via email. anyone able to help me out? anyone on a laptop and tried to log in or go to wordpress and getting a bad gateway error message?
Is anyone not able to access wordpress? I am having problems logging in. I was logged in and I tried to comment on a post. I couldnt. It wouldnt let me said it was connecting to wordpress but never went any further than that. Then I logged out and now I cant log back in. Ug sigh!
Is anyone else having issues this evening afternoon?