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For over 36 months Mum, who has Usher kind 1d, is using an iPad and it's enhanced her ability to communicate and connect to the world around her.

I first made contact 3 years past, once I realised that Mum was fighting and I was out of my depth.

When Chris Fox from the technology team came to present the graphics tablet she was instantly hooked and purchased one two days after. She was interested in computers right right away, she frequently used her grandson's BBC Archimedes after he'd gone to bed! She was amazed at what a pill did and it gave her more independent use of the external world.

We used FaceTime when I was away, we shared pictures and videos, she e-mailed her pals, she kept up with the news and weather and located things she needed to purchase.

Her central vision, although quite small, could handle a pill, as it did the television, because it had its own light source. The pill was also excellent in regions of low lighting when using the camera facility, to not shoot photos but to look around an area or see folks speaking or signing. Without this she could not see. Shooting photos of menu boards and then reading them was additionally useful.

Mum reads the posts daily from people that experience the universe as she does and she draws great comfort from that.

Mum subsequently determined to get a good phone as this was more mobile and again it was incredibly useful particularly when we found the Usher Service. Mum reads the posts daily from people that experience the universe as she does and she draws great comfort from that.

Her central vision has become so little that she can not view the whole of the pill even at arm's length. The smart phone being smaller is used considerably more. Mum's fortitude of varying brightness levels is much less also. What used to be gray is now white so whatever she looks at is encircled by a blinding glare. The best time to use the smartphone and the graphics tablet is currently at nighttime with the drapes drawn and all lights away.

One note of caution is that being severely vision impaired does mean the apparatus occasionally slips out of hands and gets captured, with fingers changing settings mid-autumn as well as worse leaving the apparatus temporarily inoperable.

Beyond computers, the wonderful tactile BSL translators at made the seminars accessible to her and gave us the confidence to use tactile BSL, deafblind guide, block and today haptics ourselves. She's brilliant and has helped Mum to make new buddies.