About


Technology has done wonders and miracles throughout the world: what has been considered magic a hundred years ago is now commonplace. What used to be wonders has ceased to amaze us. It is time to use technology as a means to an end, instead of an end in itself.

Education continues to be an important tool for making change possible and development goals to be relistic. Technology is the product of what education can do to humankind if put to proper use. It creates opportunities and helps to break barriers.

This site is about access technology when applied in the context of education. It is there to help both beginners and professionals in the field of education for blind and visually impaired people.

Currently, technology is used by over \(\frac{2}{3}\) of the people around the world: it is time that blind and visually impaired people also take advantage of its offerings to empower themselves and those around them.

Site Aims

This site is intended mainly to provide tips on doing things. We share tutorial-like posts that cover how to do certain things whether on a phone or a desktop computer.

The overall objective of the site is the productivity of the user and the gain of the community around him or her. One's disability should not prevent him or her from doing certain things as long as this site is there to provide pointers and hints on how to do it.

Post Structures

This site is mainly a blog of tips and helpful hints. Each post presents the following two major sections:

The Problem

Discusses the problem under discussion.
The Solution
This is the section when I try to address such a problem from a practical standpoint in light of the available tools.

Why a MOAT?

A Moat

This site uses a moat as the site logo: A moat is a defence for a castle from outside dangers. It is often a ditch of water around a castle.

For us, what technology has done is providing a safe castle for traditionally marginalised groups like the blind and visually impaired communities.

Even more important, a MOAT is an acronym for this site, "Miracle of Access Technology".