[nabs-l] reading a braille watch

T. Joseph Carter carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 08:05:14 UTC 2008


Rania, most sighted people can't tell just looking at an analog clock 
either.  You've got to estimate how far the hand is between the two numbers 
and do a little bit of mental addition.  That takes longer than most 
sighted people are willing to spend reading the time on an analog clock or 
watch, so they don't do it.

Joseph

On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 11:12:43PM -0500, Rania wrote:
> Ok I am finding that I am slowly able to find the hour and minute hands 
> and can tell if it is something like 12:15 but I am not understanding 
> ware the numbers like the 01 come in. How can you figure that out?
> Rania,
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>> Rania,
>>
>> I spend a lot of time with a Judy Clock doing student teaching, so I 
>> have developed the ability to read minutes on an analog clock, but very 
>> few people ever try to read the minutes with any precision on an analog 
>> watch. You're more likely to get "It's about ten after one."  And lo 
>> and behold, it is about ten after one in Oregon.  1:08 to be exact.
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 03:13:21PM -0500, Rania wrote:
>>> 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
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