[nabs-l] reading a braille watch

david webster dwebster125 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 05:29:53 UTC 2008


Yah.  I pretty much agree with everyone else on here.  I have been
using a braille watch for many years now.  I'm 34 and wehn I went to
schol in grade wchool there were no wuch things as talking watches.
If you were blind you wore a braille watch and back then it was one of
those old fashion ones whare you use to have to wind it.  In fact I
still have one of which I bought from the the natonal center.  Yah I
agree.  thanks.bluesisloose at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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