[nabs-l] reading a braille watch

Cindy Bennett passionflower505 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 21:09:10 UTC 2008


You kind of have to guess which minute it is when the minute hand is between two numbers. If it is just after the three, then it is safe to say that it is 16 minutes after the hour, but if it is just before the 4, it is safe to say that it is 19 minutes after he hour, if it is somewhere in the middle, then you just have to guestimate. After you have had it a while, you will get to know the positions of the minute hand more exactly, and it will be easier to figure out. The only problem i have had with braille watches is that, after a while, they have had a tendency to come open by themselves, so that is why they now annoy me, but if anyone has found a better quality watch that does not do this, then share.
Cindy


--- On Mon, 12/8/08, Rania <raniaismail04 at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Rania <raniaismail04 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [nabs-l] reading a braille watch
> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Monday, December 8, 2008, 3:13 PM
> Hi I just got a braille watch. I have never had one before.
> It has bin a long time since I learned how to read off of a
> braille clock so I am finding reading the braille watch is a
> llittle difficult to read. I can find the hour hand but I am
> having a hard time with the minutes like when it should be
> 1:08. Any tips?
> Thanks
> Rania, 
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