Introducing The Disability Maze Books

Updated: December 14, 2017

The Disability Maze Books is a series of books poses a number of significant questions and explores several specific answers as well as ways of thinking, which encourage innovative responses to the challenges of the positive assessment of the individual needs of people with disabilities.

When I started work on these books, colleagues and friends asked me if I wanted to replace the assessment systems with which we are all familiar, with one of my own. Many of them also wanted to know where my focus would be set. Would I concentrate on the fields of education, social-care, or the health system? Continue Reading

Researching The Unexpected Eye Test

Updated: December 14, 2017

Today, as part of my research for The Disability Maze Books, I visited my optometrist. My intention was to discuss the technicalities of the test procedures, used by optometrists in the UK.

As I have said before, it is often difficult to convert the scores given by visual acuity tests, into useful information for daily life. It is, of course, possible to say that a series of acuity tests show deterioration or improvement, in statistical terms, but when one tries to apply this information to daily life, it becomes very difficult to find agreement, even amongst professionals, about the best way to do this. Continue Reading