[Jobs] Jobs Digest, Vol 124, Issue 18

Karen Rose rosekm at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 10 03:39:23 UTC 2018

Just a comment on grocery shopping – grocery shopping has become unnecessary. I have not even been in a grocery store for over four years. Now we have a Amazon and Instacart and Peapod and various other services used by blind and cited alike. There is no need for a human shopper or cited assistant. Simply click through the choices and your grocery store and go to your cart and buy them. They will show up at your door in an hour or two. Karen

> On Aug 9, 2018, at 8:20 PM, Jim Reed via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Jeremy: 
> I agree that AIRA is useless for task that everyday blindness skills can
> accomplish such as crossing a street, grocery shopping, doing laundry, and
> etc.  create a situation where you pay a lot of money to accomplish tash
> that can be easily accomplished via traditional blindness methods such as
> getting a human shopper from the grocery store for free.  In that case, I
> really question the perspective of the uber-independent blind who would
> rather use a stranger via camera to shop versus a sighted store employee;
> just because it feels more independent--even though they are using the same
> amount of sighted assistance...just through a less efficient lens and
> processor...Just saying... for some things, old-fashoned blindness
> techniques will always have a place and be more effective. .
> But what of those situations where blindness techniques don't work? Such as
> a beer fest where everybody is drunk? It was great having a sober AIRA
> person tell us where to go rather than have to rely on a bunch of drunk
> sighted persons--we walked a straighter line than I ever remember walking at
> a beer fest as a blind person.  And as a small business owner, I would
> probably find this tool indispensable.
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