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I am on a mission to make as user friendly as possible. As a person with a disability and disability having a big role in my posts, it's only right the website should have accessibility features. 

I like to receive input from persons with visual, hearing and sensory challenges as to how easy the blog is to access and am open to constructive criticism. 

Q. What accessibility features does this blog have?

A. The 'Life Of An Ambitious Turtle' blog has Image Description on every blog post for visually impaired readers.

Q. What features are in the pipeline? 

A. I'm looking into how to add an audio version of each post.


Q. Do I write pieces for any other blogs or organisations?

A. I have been a contributor for The Mighty since Nov 17. Soon to be writer for Disability Horizons and Access Advisr.

Q. Where can you find my other work?

A. You can go to my author contributor page with The Mighty by clicking here;

I will add links to the other two once published. 


Q. What articals/publications have I contributed to or been mentioned in? 

A. Here is a brief list;

07.02.18 by Sarah Graham

03.17 by MDUK Charity

7.12 by MDUK 


Q. Am I linked-up with any popular blogger linkys? If so, which are my favourites?

A. I frequently link up with the following linkys of various catagories;

Rhyming with Wine
Lucy At Home

Twin Mummy and Daddy


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