It’s a Swedish proverb, basically saying: “It is nice to be away for a while, but home is always the best place to stay”. What did you expect? We are in a crisis situation and in a quarantine lockdown; so in my case, it is the first time I am spending my entire holidays at … Continue reading „Borta bra men hemma bäst!“
Pawel tried out the MOIA app and booked a ride... In this episode we'll explain how it works... I know it might be a bad time to post this, now that COVID-19 is giving us a bad time, but I hope you enjoy listening anyway and, perhaps, be able to take advantage of MOIA … Continue reading Episode 4 – Demonstration of MOIA
During the course of my internship, a lot of friends asked me one question in particular: “Do you miss Marburg?” Well, the honest answer is “Not as much as I thought”. Although I know Marburg longer and better than Hamburg, it astonished me how quickly I got familiar to my new surroundings and how confident … Continue reading Internship Conclusion
Since August 13th, I have been living in Hamburg and started to familiarize myself with the new surroundings and people. Although Hamburg is not known to be "the city of the blind" like Marburg, I discovered a lot of ways that make life easier, some of which do not yet exist in Marburg... Public transport … Continue reading Some remarks about Hamburg
This is the English version of an article for the Team-Usability project about the accessibility of the FlixBus booking process. Hier gehts zur deutschen Version... Especially for people who cannot or are not allowed to drive their own vehicle due to their impairment, public transport is usually an indispensable part of their everyday life. In … Continue reading The website of FlixBus in practise test
Of course, I also take advantage of the Couchsurfing and the Meet Up community, which is very huge in Hamburg; sometimes events are advertised on both platforms. I met most of the new people and friends at a weekly Couchsurfing meeting taking place at Kosmos, a cozy bar in St. Pauli. On that day, the … Continue reading Couchsurfing and Meetups in Hamburg
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
On Tuesday, August 13th, I successfully moved into my room in Hamburg! Fortunately, because although the first day of my internship went very smooth, the departure back to Stade was exhausting… as if God wanted to tell me "You see? That's why you should move to Hamburg as soon as possible"! Due to technical issues … Continue reading Moved to Hamburg successfully!
With this post, I try to catch up with what happened in the past few weeks before my internship which, from yesterday on, has already begun. I started writing this post a little earlier, long before my internship started, so here we go, better late than never… My internship is getting closer and closer and … Continue reading Making progress…
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
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
audiolog2019-04-07.m4a Pawel talks about his visit in Marburg and interesting things we came across.
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!
Nikola (A friend of mine I got to know on ICC) from Serbia and Marcus from Switzerland (See the article about my first Couchsurfing experiences below) both visited me in Marburg on the weekend from May 4th until May 6th. Nikola actually wanted to arrive in the early evening on May 4th, but due to … Continue reading Meeting Marcus and Nikola in Marburg
A very common thing Germans like to do is attending a so-called Stammtisch, which is basically a regularily happening local meet-up of people, most likely with a certain topic in mind. My parents, for instance, joined a stammtisch for parents with visually handicapped children in Stade, a while after I was born. A great advantage … Continue reading Stammtisch: a great opportunity to meet new people in your local area!
My first internship was at Gaudio-Braille who are situated in Marburg. At this time - in the 10th grade - we had to choose a company for our internship which was situated in Marburg and the surroundings to stay nearby our school. This time, however, we were allowed to do our internship wherever we wanted. … Continue reading Let’s spend some time off Marburg with an internship at DIAS GmbH, shall we?
Pretty soon, after I came to Marburg, I got used to traveling by train, as well as typical Deutsche Bahn situations. 😉 Until April 2012, however, either one of my parents, relatives or people we got to know in Marburg who traveled to the north as well picked me up to accompany me on the … Continue reading First experiences traveling by train and getting independent outside of Marburg
Sadly, I must admit that the actual wish to become independent came pretty late, in my opinion. During the first four years of ordinary school, I didn't really like my cane. Sure, sometimes it became quite handy getting around at a couple of places with a lot of stairs and obstacles, but I got too … Continue reading My first steps