[nabs-l] reading a braille watch

Dezman Jackson jackson.dezman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 13:47:50 UTC 2008


Talking watches are ok, but if part of our goals as blind people is to blend 
in especially in the professional world, I think learning to use a Braille 
watch is a worthwhile thing. I think the talking watch can sometimes be 
distracting and attention-drawing just as a cellphone going off in the 
middle of a meeting.

Dezman
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "hannah" <sparklylicious at suddenlink.net>
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Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] reading a braille watch


> 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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