[nabs-l] reading a braille watch

hannah sparklylicious at suddenlink.net
Tue Dec 9 05:15:21 UTC 2008


This is just my opinion; I think that when we use a cane, it 
shows that we're blind or visually impaired, so I don't think it 
really makes a difference because our cane already shows that 
we're different, so using a talking watch probably wouldn't make 
that much more of a difference...  I don't mean to be rude or 
anything, but I don't think using a talking watch will make 
people look like fools.

>----- Original Message -----
>From: Beth <thebluesisloose at gmail.com
>To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 22:13:32 -0500
>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] reading a braille watch

>LMAO!  You betcha.  I don't want to look like a fool in front of
>sighted friends, so I feel that a Braille watch will do the trick 
when
>I want to blend in.  Plus, nobody knows it's special until I open 
the
>crystal.
>Beth

>On 12/8/08, T.  Joseph Carter <carter.tjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Harry,

>> A Braille watch is essentially analog print watch that you can 
open up.  It
>> has bumps where numbers normally go.  It does take just a little 
getting
>> used to if you want to feel the time, but it's not that hard 
really.

>> Joseph

>> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 01:35:43PM -0800, Harry Hogue wrote:
>>>Does that apply to print watches, too?  I know on braille watches 
they go
>>> in five minute incroments - so if the long hand is on the 12 and 
the short
>>> hand is on the 3 it's three o'clock, or if the long hand's on 
the 2 (or
>>> the equivalent) it's 3:10, or ifr they are together on the 3 
it's 3:15,
>>> etc.  I would just guess it it was about in the middle that it 
is "3:02,
>>> or "3:03," or if it's a little closer to the next number maybe 
it's 3:04,
>>> etc.  Does that help?

>>>Thanks,

>>>Harry

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