You are very brave and self reliant to have dealt with all this so
well. I asked because my father was legally blind in his later years.
The only technology he used was a TV based magnifier for reading books.
On Oct 6, 2008, at 10:34 AM, Jody W. Ianuzzi wrote:
Hi Edgar and all,
I have gotten several private emails asking me how I use the
computer so I
thought I would answer the list. If this is off topic for the list
please just delete.
There is so much adaptive technology available now for all people with
disabilities. I use a screen reader called Window Eyes which reads the
computer screen. I am able to navigate all over the screen using
I see like looking through wax paper so I have also changed my screen
display to extra large yellow letters on a black background. I use
simple navigating and I use the speech output for actual reading. I
have a small note taking device that has the same applications as a
which also has speech output. You can check out these gadgets at:
Other adaptations around the house include a talking watch, timer,
indoor/outdoor thermometer, caller ID and book player. My husband
house is always talking to him.
My Buddhist reading is limited to what is available on the internet
Talking books. Actually, there is a lot recorded considering it is
I should probably mention that in my story about going to the store
questioned the receipt, it was a friend that actually read the
Actually she was annoyed that I didn't just leave and I took time
to go back
and pay for the missed item.
The only thing that really bothers me about being blind is that I
drive. We lived in a small town where I could walk every where. The
economy was dead there so we had to move and now I live at the end
of a cul
de sac. Oh well, life is about change, right?
Feel free to ask any questions,, I am happy to answer.