Apple and app overload?
Hear Me, I’m Here!
Are you a deaf person whose stress bucket is overflowing
Tinnitus, zoom fatigue, visual overload and even accessing
your GP through a screen are all having their impact. There used to be a saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor
away!” Right now, we seem to be suffering from both Apple and “app” overload
but some of them can give you a boost as well!
Here’s a few ideas:
your face? – Yes, it’s true, we don’t really like looking at ourselves all the
time and it is actually quite tiring. Why not hide your face, in zoom or
teams, so that you can concentrate on other people’s lips and use speaker
view on the gallery.
be embarrassed to ask for assurance that the meeting you plan to attend will
offer captioning or check out the various PC options and
useful apps onto your phone that will help you such as “Live Transcribe” on
android or “Petralex” or “Otter.ai”
on “Closed Captions” on your windows 10 computer
for a copy of notes and or/recording.
for some time-out if you are struggling to absorb information (probably
everyone else wants it as well!)
use of the new products like Alexa and Portals to help boost the visuals.
in hearing assistive devices for conversation, phone calls etc. “Access to
Work” may be able to help you with funding if you are in employment
Seetec Pluss if you feel you need a job that will support your hearing loss - https://www.seetecpluss.co.uk/location/truro-employment-services/
the disability community can teach us about working remotely - Microsoft
Answer Desk | Microsoft Accessibility
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