I have been joining mailing lists and exploring the vast number of accessible technology projects on the Internet, offering my limited help.Â There is some great work going on in these areas, one great website is oatsoft, which has some very interesting open source software projects.
I’ve also been looking into the speech recognition Internet communities, there seems to be some great scope for doing almost anything on the computer using Advanced Scripting, which is a way of programming a computer to respond to certain commands issued in the speech recognition software.Â The easy but expensive way for me to do this is to upgrade my speech recognition software from Dragon naturally speaking preferred to Dragon NaturallySpeaking professional.Â This will cost around $500, whereas the hard way is to use something called natPython, and open source software that is free but requires me to learn Python programming language.
I sent an e-mail to someone at Roke Manor to ask about employment opportunities, they will hopefully get back to me tomorrow on that.
Today I went to Claydon House with Mum and my brother – it’s a really nice picturesque stately home lived in by the family of Verneys, some of whom are family friends.Â It was a lovely trip, a welcome change from the environment of the hospital.
As you can see I am trying to keep busy. Ellen is back at university in Cardiff at the Royal Welsh school of music and drama, this is going to take some getting used to.Â Thank you to those who write comments, it’s lovely reading them.