If the arrows, numbers and On/Off print information on your electronics and appliances are becoming a blur, it is tempting to continue as before. But what is really happening? Most likely you are setting the washer and the remote (remote control for your TV, stereo etc.) from memory, guesswork or waiting till you can ask […]Read more "Velcro, Hi-Marks and Spotters: the Private World of Bump Dots"
Here is a post about the PenFriend mentioned in Talking Pill Bottles Part 2 . It is the first of a group of posts about alternatives to print labels. The PenFriend was a breakthrough in labeling for anyone who struggles to read printed instructions or information. When it appeared, my colleague Eleanor Martin and […]Read more "Information When You Need It, Where You Need It: Audio Labelers"
There are plenty of excellent blind cooks, and some brilliant ones like Christine Ha who won the Master Chef contest a few years ago. This post is not meant for them, but for anyone new to cooking without using vision. And also for the tired and hungry who want a summer dinner without stress or a lot […]Read more "Cut It in Half: the Time, the Heat and the Food"
This is a prototype from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)reposted from the Boston Herald. The photo shows an index finger with a ring on the first joint with a maybe one inch square device sticking up from the ring. It seems to be a miniature OCR (optical character recognitions device). Oh! the ease, speed not […]Read more "Experimental Finger Device Reads Print"
No one wants to clean in hot weather, so why am I posting this in July ? Because I mostly don’t wear shoes indoors in summer. Maybe you don’t either, and feet are wonderful dirt and dropped item finders. (Unless you have diabetes. Then you have to stick to wearing shoes because of the risks […]Read more "Dancing as You Clean"
July is vacation time. In the past this may have meant relaxation and recreation for you. Now sight-seeing, watching sports, looking at beautiful views, and shopping in new places are no fun. They are stressful and can be like visiting graveyards. Because of your new loss, vacation time can be stressful for your family too. […]Read more "A Self-Care Strategy for Summer"