[Pibe-division] Grocery Shopping for the Blind

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Sat Oct 8 12:54:36 UTC 2011

Instead of a calculator I carry an abacus.


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  From: Dr. Denise M. Robinson 
  To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List ; 2010-teacher-of-tomorrow at nfbnet.org 
  Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 5:13 AM
  Subject: [Pibe-division] Grocery Shopping for the Blind

  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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