[Pibe-division] Grocery Shopping for the Blind

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 8 09:13:57 UTC 2011

Grocery Shopping for the Blind 
The grocery shopping skill is used for everyone; I will just be putting a blind twist on it here. There are many different ways to do this, so 
here are a couple. 

Get Organized...hmmm, an absolute running theme in what we do
Keep a grocery list throughout the week, either on a brailler or 
slate-n-stylus, yes a Braille Note or other adapted laptop works too, 
but I am always leery with computerized equipment around food and 
liquids. A grocery store can mean anything and you will never cry over 
ruining a piece of paper you brought to the store versus a Braille Note.
 Bring a calculator.

In school, students can practice this also, except it will be for a 
cooking lesson at the end of the week. So a list is made with a budget.

Today, this step takes a leap and a bound. Prices can be looked up 
online, to get the idea of the budget you have and need to stay within 
and if you are in a big enough town, groceries can be ordered online. 
What an incredible time saver. Yes, you are going to have to be a bit 
tech-savvy, but once you learn the ropes in ordering your food online, 
it is an easy process. In a small town, with a small store, a telephone 
still does the job...continued on http://blindgeteducated.blogspot.com/

If you go to the site, using JAWS, hit the letter H for headings until you jump to the heading you want to hear, then down arrow to listen. Insert+down arrow will read all quickly

Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired
TechVision-Independent Contractor
Specialist in blind programming/teaching/training
509-674-1853     deniserob at gmail.com
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