Colin Bennett

Post date: 
Wednesday, 25 July 2018

"I consider the invention of email to be the most important development in the last 150 years.

Colin Bennett sat in front of his computer looking at the camera. A gold bar spans beneath the photo

"Email has completely changed my life, as I cannot read print except for very large, bold print. This has been the case for some years, and an even longer period when talking about handwriting. I insist on people communicating with me, where possible, by email. Emails entering my computer can be altered by the operating system’s accessibility software by way of increasing the size, changing the colour contrast and formats to what personally suits me. This normally means fairly large, Arial font in yellow print on a black background. I can therefore be relatively independent. I’m also able to type emails, and I can “turn” them into audio or braille if I want to."

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