Thursday Truths: Disability Awareness Needs To Be Proactive

On Tuesday 26th February, there was Disability Awareness in the South West morning at Strule Arts Centre in Omagh. This event was organized by My Way Access and Omagh Access Forum’s Chairperson Dermot Devlin and Omagh Chamber of Commerce’s Bronagh Gormley. The event began by speaks from: Joanne McDonald from Mencap NI Bronagh Gormley from […]

Websites Need To Be More Accessible For Disabled People

Beyoncé got an unwelcome New Year’s present in January: a lawsuit from a blind woman who says her website is inaccessible because it’s presented as a “purely visual interface” that makes it impossible for blind and low-vision people to use. According to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), these kinds of barriers to access are a violation […]

Android Accessibility: Live Transcribe. An Answer To Your Hearing Difficulties?

The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2055, there will be 900 million people with hearing loss.  This week, Google introducing a new app for Android designed to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people: Live Transcribe. Bringing captions to conversations with Live Transcribe Dimitri Kanevsky is a research scientist at Google who has worked on […]

My Way Access - A 2018 Reflection

The New Year makes you look back at the year that’s been. It was a busy year for My Way Access, as I usually had something in the pipelines. I started off by delivering a talk for Little Penny Thoughts as part of their Wellness From Within awareness drive. I worked closely with Omniplex Cinemas […]

My Way Access To Speak At International Day For Persons With Disabilities Event In Omagh

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have organised a Conference to celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities.This year’s theme is ‘Accessibility, Creativity & Activity – key to health & happiness?’  My Way Access Dermot Devlin will be one of the guest speakers at this conference. The Conference is taking place on Monday 3 December 2018, […]

The NW200: A Cold House For Disabilities

Over the years, regular visitors to My Way Access will know that I have contacted and highlighted the accessibility problems at The International Northwest 200  (NW200) for spectators with disabilities in Portstewart. Through my many phone calls and emails over the years, they have seldom been acknowledged and when they have, at a cursory level. […]