[nabs-l] reading a braille watch

Lindsay Yazzolino lindsay3.14 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 07:22:56 UTC 2008


I admit that I haven't been wearing my Braille watch as often as I
usually do since I almost always have my accessible phone on hand, but
sometimes regret not doing so in instances in which, say, my battery
dies or I have to turn off my phone. Even so, I definitely prefer
Braille to talking watches. After having used one since I was seven or
so (I am now 20), I have found reading the time to be second nature. I
think that we each have our own preference for Braille or talking
watches, and I wouldn't go so frar as to say that talking watches are
unprofessional (that is, if the time-checking is kept to a minimum and
the rooster isn't constantly activated), but, personally, I like to be
able to discreetly "glance" at my watch without others having to know.
Plus, if I am in an excruciatingly boring meeting without anything
else to do, at least I have the face of my watch to keep me occupied,
and will not be tempted to subject those around me to hearing my
talking watch go off every other minute. Anyway, just my thoughts.

Lindsay

On 12/9/08, david webster <dwebster125 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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