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

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!

Stammtisch: a great opportunity to meet new people in your local area!

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!

Let’s spend some time off Marburg with an internship at DIAS GmbH, shall we?

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?

First experiences traveling by train and getting independent outside of Marburg

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