Katty Gelt Meyer is a member from Belgium. As a new user, she is now familiarizing herself with Inclusive Planet. She enjoys reading folklore and also blogs about various topics.
This is her story so far …
- Tell us something about yourself…
I’m Katty, 33 years old, and have and I have been in a relationship for the last ten months. I studied History at the University of Gent (with a year at the University of Leiden). I was lucky enough to have had a teacher who gave his subject in such a way, that it seemed he had been watching what he was telling: Storytelling was his method to give history. In the past, I thought he was able to foretell the future, but now I know how I could do this: he knew the past, saw some conflicts coming, So knowing the past could help you to foresee the future (in a limited way, of course, it isn’t as logical as Maths).
I really wasn’t good at Maths, but I was lucky to have had a teacher that knew me better than I did and who motivated his pupils, even if they had difficulties with his subject. Both he and the history teacher tried to see the person behind the student, and so they gave me confidence. I’m fond of cats, fairy tales, lore & myths, reading and listening to stories.
- Where are you working now? What do you enjoy about your job?
I’m working for the “luisterpuntbibliotheek”, the Dutch Library of Belgium for people with reading disabilities. What I enjoy is helping our readers find a book they like, or helping them solve a problem with their daisy-player (if I manage it to solve the problem, I have a lucky day).
A book about folk tales & legends of the region I live in – Waasland
- Which country would you like to visit?
I’d like to visit Greece, because of the fact I was fascinated by the myths my History teacher told me.
- A person who inspires you and why?
Louis Braille – He was able to collect some tidbits of knowledge, and combined them to compose the Braille-system. With this invention, he made it possible for blind people to read, write, to study and to participate in the society.
- Three of your favourite websites and why?
www.ccleaner.com : Here you can find an accessible tool for cleaning up your pc.
www.birthdayalarm.com : a website where you can compose a birthday calendar, it helped me to remember the birthdays of my loved ones, something I always forget.
www.hp-lexicon.org : one of the best websites dedicated to Harry Potter, made by a competent team.
I also own a blog (written in Dutch, my native language): http://kattykrabbelt.blogspot.com
- What would make Inclusive Planet better?
If I could give my google-account access to inclusive Planet (and others could do the same with their primary account), there’s no need for us to remember another username/password.
- Where would you like technology for the blind to head towards?
To make the internet and other aspects of our life as accessible as possible, so that everyone can participate in everything in the same way. That’s why I was so delighted when I saw the new verification method in the alpha-version of Inclusive Planet.
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