April 2021 Update
I am sure that some of you that have visited this website have been wondering why there have not been any updates lately. In July, my wife and I decided to move to a larger house. So, in that time we have been fixing up the old place and placed it on the market. Now we have the new place! We are settled and pretty much unpacked. As a Blind person getting used to a new house, I have the scrapes and bruises to prove it. But after a few months, I am now getting used to it and am enjoying this new place. I am now in back into this website and learning how to maintain it. If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact me anytime by filling out the contact us link above. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this update. Stay safe everyone!
Tip of the Month
When an individual loses their eyesight, one struggle they will need to overcome is how to eat. Here are a few tips below:
- When you are searching your glass of drink, always put your hands at low as possible so you don’t hit the top of the glass and knock it over. Always put your drink at the same place so you can find it easier. Tell your waitress and your friends at the table to put drink at same location if they refill it.
- When eating, you will need a pusher. You can use a knife, or a piece of bread to help “push” your food on to your spoon or fork. Imagine it like a cane that helps you map out what you have on your plate.
- When a friend places food on your plate and explains what is on it, he or she can use an “imaginary clock,” on the plate to describe what is there. Describe it like what you would see on a typical analog clock.
- When cutting a steak, use a fork to spear the meat, and use a knife to cut between the tines. You will need to use both fork and knife to map out where the edge is and estimate size of cut. Practice makes perfect!
- It is ok to use your hands if all else fails. I would rather use my hands than have someone spoon feed me.
- Always eat your vegetables! There is no excuse! Trust me, playing the Blind Man Card gets old quick.
How to do a Dropbox File request with a Screenreader – A help file that have been edited for screenreader use on how to do a File Request on Dropbox.
Peloton Accessibility with talkback – Peloton directions on how to use Talkback.
Aira – Visual Interpreters Service – Professional Visual Interpreter Service to describe around you using smartphone cameras.
Humanware – Large company that makes high quality low-vision accessibility products.
HIMS Inc. – Large company that makes high quality low vision accessibility products.
Vispero – Large company that makes high quality low vision products.
National federation for the Blind – Advocacy group for the Blind by the Blind.
ANATAD podcasts – Android News, Apps, talks, and Deals Podcast on accessibility on Android based devices for the Blind.
Zoom Meeting Accessibility – Zoom Cloud Meeting Accessibility webpage for good tips and compliance status.