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Showing posts from April, 2024

The Bitter-Sweet Symphony of 49: One Blind Man's Ode to Existence

Ah, 49. The year on the precipice of the big 5-0, a milestone looming large like a misplaced coffee table you keep stubbing your toe on. My 49th birthday, on April 11th to be precise, wasn't exactly a confetti-filled extravaganza. More like a quiet contemplation over a cup of lukewarm coffee – a recurring theme in my life.

See the World Together: Be My Eyes!

Imagine needing a simple task completed, like checking an expiration date or reading a label, but being unable to do so because you're blind or visually impaired. That's where Be My Eyes steps in, offering a brilliant solution that connects the visually impaired with willing volunteers through the power of technology.

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies...

The internet erupted recently with claims of Saudi Arabia's first-ever Miss Universe contestant. The story centered on Rumy Alqahtani, a model and social media influencer from Riyadh. Headlines heralded a cultural milestone, igniting a firestorm of commentary – both praise and criticism.  However, amidst the buzz, a crucial detail emerged: While Rumy Alqahtani is indeed a real person and a seasoned pageant competitor, there was no official confirmation of her participation in the Miss Universe 2024 competition.

The Double-Edged Sword: Parenting in the Age of Technology

The digital age has revolutionized every aspect of our lives, and parenting is no exception. Today's working parents navigate a complex landscape, juggling careers, family time, and the ever-present allure of smart devices for their children. While technology offers undeniable benefits, its constant presence can create unintended consequences for social interaction and emotional development.

Bridging the Divide: Accessible Communication in a Digital Age

The digital landscape has revolutionized communication, fostering connections across vast distances in seconds. But for the millions living with sensory impairments, navigating this digital world can be a challenge.  Fortunately, advancements in assistive technologies are breaking down barriers and promoting accessible communication for all.