ABSA, joining the FNB camp of non-cooperation – not interested in the blind or visually impaired

Difficulties regarding independence, recognition, rights, etc. is an ongoing fact of life if You are a person living with a disability.

Recently I got quite involved in the accessibility and disability rights arena.

I encountered touch screen card machines on one of my shopping trips but, dismissed it and shopped somewhere else instead but, when I received an email regarding the experience of another person, I realized that this is going to become a problem.

I quote:

My request to you then, do you have sufficient contact with the others banks mentioned above to address this matter? It simply is not acceptable that a blind person will have to be dependent on someone else to enter his / her PIN at these point of sale machines.

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Now, this is only one issue that was raised.  Continue reading ABSA, joining the FNB camp of non-cooperation – not interested in the blind or visually impaired

IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help the Blind

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Scientists from IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the first of a kind open platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable the blind to better navigate
their surroundings. Continue reading IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help the Blind

Who’s got the cheapest Apple iPhone 6s or 6s Plus deal on contract out there?

So, now we all know what the pricing looks like.

 

Cell C is rather aggressive and taking in to account how (well) the Rand is performing, it is actually quite amazing how they’ve pulled this off.

 

So, do you buy the iPhone 6s cash?  Or would a contract be a cheaper option? Continue reading Who’s got the cheapest Apple iPhone 6s or 6s Plus deal on contract out there?

Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pricing from Cell C

Cell C is also carrying Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s plus devices from today.

 

Even though the web site is not necessarily updated yet, the pricing are below and as I was not able to confirm them yet with Cell C, please use the indicated pricing as a guide only. Continue reading Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pricing from Cell C