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Meet The Author Event
An Invitation to ‘Meet the Author’
At The Pier Guest House and Bistro, Saturday 7th December 2013 at 12noon
You are invited to come and meet Allan Fraser, the author of ‘Intent and Consequence’ at his launch event at The Pier Guest House and Bistro. With an opportunity to chat to the author and hear readings from the book. We will be serving a delicious Soup and Sandwich lunch, with a warming glass of Mulled Wine.
Local author Allan Fraser has refused to let age and disability stop him from enthusiastically embracing cutting edge technology.
Allan, who lives in Strone, has written his first novel (which has been published to Kindle) and is hard at work on his second. But he doesn’t write longhand, nor does he type into a computer. In fact Allan uses highly sophisticated voice recognition software to get his words on to the screen. And the reason? He is totally blind.
And while many 80-somethings would quail when faced with the hi-tech array of equipment on his desk, he relishes the challenge, and the freedom it gives him to write his books.
He dictates his prose into a microphone and the computer translates his speech onto the screen. He can then play back what he has written although as he says: “The computer’s voice is a little like Stephen Hawking’s!”
Allan was a very weel-kent figure in the UK construction industry, responsible for the development of 40 industrial estates the length and breadth of the country, landmark commercial developments, retail outlets and residential developments like the luxury Drumlins Flats in the West End of Glasgow and the prestigious Royal Mile Mansions on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. He is also a former adviser to three Governments. Now retired from the cut and thrust world of business, Allan has turned his considerable talents and energy to writing. He says: “Unless a person has experienced blindness they can’t know the phases of agony and despair that the newly blind person goes through. My computer and its voice activated technology was a lifeline for me. I can now send and receive e-mails, dictate and print correspondence, browse the Internet. It has been an absolute Godsend.”\
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