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October 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm #84593Re: The Ipad Decision….
Just replaced my iPad2 with a Nexus7 16gb
Lovely lovely lovely bit of kit and the fact its 340g makes it even better. No stress on arms and can hold easily with one hand.
I have no issues at all with Android (I have been using Android phones for 2 years now)….the only thing that takes some getting used to is the change in screen size.
A thumbs up from me for the Nexus 7! Also, there is allegedly a 32gb being released anytime soon for £199 which is the same price as the current 16gbAugust 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm #86155Re: Wheelchair….where from!?
Thanks for all the input guys….REALLY appreciate it!
I am going to Wheelchair Services direct but I have been told it will be anywhere between 8-12 weeks for the assessment.
If it wasn’t for the mess-up caused by my Doctors surgery, that would have been about now.
Ideally, I need a chair this week but can wait a couple of weeks to find the right one.
I think I will go down to the local mobility place and test them out in person though as opposed to buying directly of the net.
Thanks again allJuly 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm #85947Re: My last, and saddest, update..
Been thinking about you guys throughout the day and very sad to see this now. I hope you can be as strong at this time as you have shown us you have been in the past.
My thoughts are with you & the family xMay 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm #85366Re: Panic button / Fall alert / emergency call auto dial mac
I saw this at Naidex last week, amazing bit of kit
Connects to your existing landline and is programmed with 3 numbers that you can dial out in the event of an emergency. Also receives calls so for those who aren’t keen on carrying mobile phones, this may be a good idea?
Had a proper look and was excellent quality.April 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm #80177Re: Car Adaptions
Hi guys, have a quick read of this
Especially the second post. I need to update it as I have now had my assessment but I would recommend Derby DrivAbility to anyone!
Best of luckFebruary 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm #84548Re: The Ipad Decision….
Just some info to maybe help!
The iPad no longer needs a PC to get it up and running. The latest software (iOS5) means you can use it as a stand alone device without any external management such as a PC. One of the main reasons Apple did this was to target people replacing laptops.
Also the Flash issue….5 years ago it was a problem but not so much now. Apple have in one sense “won” their battle with Adobe (Flash) simply because their products are so popular. Many more websites now use something called HTML5 which replaces the use of Flash, but also works on Apple products. From my experience, 2 websites which have transferred to HTML5 in the last 6 months are BBC Sport & The National Lottery Online.
And a couple of other points:
– I get around 4 days battery life from my iPad2 using it around 2 hours a day.
– There are Apps which let you play any format of Video or Music file so dont worry about using iTunes or having files that wont work on your iPad
– The iPad3 is due out in the next 6-8 weeks! It’s said to have a higher resolution screen, a better camera and a faster processor.
I sound like an Apple salesman saying all that above ^ but it really is a fab device. I’ve never been a huge Apple fan but there is no denying this bit of kit is awesome. Best of luckFebruary 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm #84491Re: DrivAbility – Driving Assessment
Hi guys, just a quick update.
I had a phone call on Friday 17th from Derby DrivAbility telling me that they a cancellation and could get me in on Monday (tomorrow!)
I was emailed the appointment letter and it details:
– Directions to the Kingsway Hospital in Derby
– Disabled Parking details for the site
– Documents I need to bring (Drivers license, list of medication & any correspondence from the DVLA)
– A run down of the day which can last up to 3 hours
– Details on bringing carers/family/friends and taking breaks etc…
My appointment is tommorow so I will write back with more details of how it went
SagFebruary 11, 2012 at 12:41 am #84488Re: DrivAbility – Driving Assessment
So, earlier this week I rang Derby DrivAbility.
The lady on the phone seemed very knowledgeable and asked me why I had rang and what I was hoping to gain from an assessment, so I explained.
She told me that for a self referral the assessment fee was £95. This would be waived if I have a Motability vehicle, which I don’t unfortunately.
Today, I received the 2 page application form. It asks all the basics and some additional data such as weights & dimensions for wheelchair users, current vehicle, walking/mobility aids etc.
So tomorrow, I will send off the form with a cheque and wait for them to contact me with a booking.
The assessment takes place at Kingsway Hospital in Derby.
Here’s a link to their leaflet: http://www.getgoingnow.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/07/DD-leaflet1.pdf
I will keep this thread updated as I go through the assessment process!
SagFebruary 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm #81868Re: Learning to drive/buying a car?
I’m ok thanks. Just a few more aches & pains to add to those I already have.
My car was written off and it took a transit van with it too. There was also damage to another 4 cars
Today I got in touch with Derby Driveability who offer assessments for elderly/disabled drivers. The assessment is £95 and I am booking it as soon as I get the paperwork.
The lady who I spoke to on the phone for a few minutes seemed very knowledgeable and understanding of the issues facing disabled drivers.
As I said, I’m hoping to see them soon and hope it will help in my quest for a new, more convenient car…will keep everyone updatedFebruary 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm #81867Re: Learning to drive/buying a car?
Please please please have an assessment or learn in an adapted vehicle!
I learnt to drive in a manual many years ago when my legs were strong enough but had never reported my MD to the DVLA.
I was involved in a very large accident last Friday and my insurance company are playing hell with me at the minute.
I remembered this thread and didn’t want anyone to go through the same!
Best of luck
SagJanuary 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm #84012Re: A metaphor
Not a metaphor but a quote:
“You’ll never walk alone” < That is a bit of a double entendre.
It was going to be my next tattoo but it’s affiliated with Liverpool FC….and well, being an LFC fan is just plain wrong