What's your link to learning disability?: - Mencap
What's your link to learning disability?Sarah_MencapAdministrator51 Voters
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Hello. We're always looking for ways to make your online community better, if you could take two seconds to fill in our poll here that'd be awesome. Thanks. Sarah
Hi Sarah_Mencap i added mine to the poll,what if you come under two or more does it matter? I also have an uncle with LD (PMLD).
Have you you or someone else on the team got root access to the server mencap community is hosted on? If so have a look at widgit point, if you hover on a word it turns it into a widgit symbol so coud allow anyone with word or visual processing difficulty to join in.widgit.com/products/point/i...
Really annoyingly it’s not cheap for either single people/families or charities,so there must be funding or grants out there that’d pay for it.
I was almost funded this by my old CLDT for my learning disabled adults social network,but I don’t think it woud have worked anyway as I had no root access.
Thanks for taking part - I did ask about letting people fill in more than one option but we hoped by only having one option people would put their main connection.
I don't have access to the server, as the whole community is hosted by HealthUnlocked, but I will let them know about your suggestion. It is a really good idea.
Sorry Sarah I bet it seems like I’m being fussy 😆 Although I know there is a limit when people start thinking ‘is this a joke’ when the list is miles long.😂
If HU were up for it,they coud use just giving or crowd fund to pay for the yearly sub for widgit point,I’d be donating.
I don’t know how it worked with social network platforms but Widgit used to make a great PC internet browser called web wise and it turned everything into symbols without any mess,they stopped working on it long ago sadly.
I think that’s when they started Point, but the cost means no one takes them up on it.
Itll take a long time pulling everything together but I might be able to make a symbolised web browser if I can afford the software and...if I can do it-I’ll ask my staff and appointee as for some reason you have to pay to get your app put on Apples App Store,androids doesn’t charge as much but I have no android tablet,I want to make one that’ll go on both.
I may have access to a huge symbols catelogue as I know the maker....or used to know them I shoud say but I can always get back in contact.
I made a simple web browser in Visual Basic years ago,so I’ll see if I can give it a try as the development software I am thinking of trying is supposed to be simple.😁 if I manage to make this I’d be giving it for free no ads either.I hate the idea of charging for things that make the internet accessible to more people.
I am sorry for the long post I type without looking and have no short term memory so I waffle , even more so when I’ve had my PRN.