MOIA accessibility improvements

Hey everyone! A little while ago, I posted an article in which I compared 3 ridesharing-services, one of which was MOIA. Back then, a lot of MOIA’s features in their app were inaccessible for both VoiceOver and TalkBack users. Booking a ride, for instance, was only possible by suspending VoiceOver/TalkBack and doing a swipe-gesture somewhere … Continue reading MOIA accessibility improvements

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I wrote an article for the HORUS magazine

Hello travelers! the HORUS, a magazine by the German association for blind and visually impaired people in studies and occupation (DVBS) covers different topics and is published four times a year. One of their main topics in this year's 2nd edition was the media mix in the 21st century and it features an article of … Continue reading I wrote an article for the HORUS magazine

Comparison of ridesharing services

This is a top 3 comparison of some of the most popular taxi and ridesharing services I came across so far… #1: FREE NOW (MYTAXI) According to the website, Mytaxi (now “FREE NOW”) is available in over 100 cities in 9 European countries. However, although certain cities might not be listed, you might still be … Continue reading Comparison of ridesharing services

Visiting the Sightcity on may 10th, 2019

Vibrating belts, a pair of vibrating shoes... good lord, even our clothes become more and more multifunctional! Together with some colleagues from work, I visited the Sightcity on May 10th and there are a couple of technology improvements and companies I came across.   KAPSYS is a company specialized in accessible cellphones for blind and … Continue reading Visiting the Sightcity on may 10th, 2019

Got an internship and a place to stay in Hamburg!

Does that sound familiar to you? For those who read my article which concerns my internship at DIAS in 2016, it probably does. This time though, it is a four-months internship and, in a nutshell, this means that I am going to stay and get myself organized in another city for four months on my … Continue reading Got an internship and a place to stay in Hamburg!

Episode 3 – All About London

episode3-2.mp3 In this episode I would like to introduce you to Robert, my Couchsurfing host during my stay in London. I recorded a little interview with him concerning his experiences hosting me and, last but not least, I can finally share some audio material I have recorded when Robert was showing me around the city.

Positive change of Deutsche Bahn’s MSZ regulations

On Febuary 1st this year, Deutsche Bahn's mobility service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies, so handicapped travelers had to contact those companies directly in order to arrange assistance. Fortunately though, eversince March 21st, the MSZ started supporting all the public transport companies, so we can, once again, fully rely … Continue reading Positive change of Deutsche Bahn’s MSZ regulations

A short trip to Belgium on broken trains

We have a saying in Germany: "Die schönsten Geschichten schreibt das Leben" and I can definitely confirm that life comes up with the most beautiful stories. At least as far as this weekend is concerned, I had a really awesome time visiting good old friends for a small reunion in good old Belgium! The only … Continue reading A short trip to Belgium on broken trains

New Deutsche Bahn MSZ Regulations

Since Febuary 1st, Deutsche Bahn's mobility-service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies. This is due to the reason that, according to DB, these public transport companies would like to organize assistance for handicapped people themselves rather than taking advantage of the procedures used and provided by the MSZ. In a … Continue reading New Deutsche Bahn MSZ Regulations

Get a 10% discount on your next booking!

Hey there, my fellow travelers! I know it is a little unusual to see such a post on here, but I'm sure we can all profit from this one... I recently received a promotion email from booking.com with a referal link which can also be used by already registered members. https://www.booking.com/s/50_8/4ff6ac84 Making a booking with … Continue reading Get a 10% discount on your next booking!

ICC Weekend edition #1 in Antwerp, Belgium

And thus, another great event organized by ICC Belgium has come to an end... but hang on, that doesn't mean I have already finished writing how it actually went: Organizing my stay wasn't too difficult, as ICC Belgium took care of the accomodation and further organization of the entire ICC weekend, so the only thing … Continue reading ICC Weekend edition #1 in Antwerp, Belgium

Episode 2 – a short talk after our workshop on the ICC weekend #1

This episode features the voices of my fellow co-tutors Silke and Eddy, as well as Alice, a participant from the UK whom I interviewed after our last workshop session and she gladly shared her opinions about the workshop. Silke and Eddy joined into our talk when we started to share our personal thoughts and possible … Continue reading Episode 2 – a short talk after our workshop on the ICC weekend #1