One major problem with “apps” is how so many of them use tiny text that is nearly impossible to read. I came across that problem today trying to update my billing information for Verizon.
A big annoyance for me is how so many Android apps force you to hold your device in either portrait or landscape mode.
Android apps really do frustrate me sometimes. I just spent who knows how long trying to use a well known pharmacy’s app to get my thyroid pill prescription delivered.
After my old kindle was dead again last week when I tried to read it I picked up an Kindle Oasis. So far I like it. It’s an improvement for me.
I am considering buying a new paper white since it can do reverse contrast. I can see light text on a dark background so much better and it’s much easier on my eyes.
On a whim I bought a Carson Blackwave 10x50 Monocular because it was cheap and my old one had warn out. I wouldn’t call this telescope perfect for me but it seems good and cheap enough I can always have it out which is handy being visually impaired.
I miss using my bright green j cups like I could at Trinium. I just can’t see the black ones. They don’t seem to make colored ones that would work with our rack. I have searched.
I saw an interesting article today comparing dark mode to light mode. It verified what I know is accurate for myself. Dark mode is better for users with visual impairments.
One thing I’ve noticed long ago and have probably complained about it before is is that restaurants have some of the worst websites out there. Their fancy but slow and have only useless information on the often times.
I was browsing on Amazon and came across these Carson Magnifiers that were cheap. It’s perfect for me.
My old trusty Vanguard DM 8250 telescope wore out. That was a perfect one for me, and sadly, they don’t seem to make them anymore. The hunt begins for something else.
The thing about being visually impaired is like I am is I can never have too many magnifiers lying around. I don’t like fancy ones. I like cheap ones. I came across this Bausch & Lomb one on Amazon that looked like it’d be the type i like to use.
I came across the Donegan Magnifiers on Amazon. They seem to be pretty decent quality. The magnification and size are perfect for my needs.
I love my android devices, but I have noticed a lot of the apps have pretty poor accessibility. I’m sure things will improve over time, but it can be frustrating at times.
The Kindle allows me to read again. Large print books were prohibitively expensive with print not quite large enough. Not only that but the selection was typically poor and catered to old people. The Kindle lets me make anything large print thats on there.
What is the deal with restaurants having such terrible websites. The worst aspect is how so many of them have a poor picture of the menu instead of text.
I gave Molly an IPod for Christmas. The device itself seems like something I could use. iTunes on windows though is absolutely terrible.
This could be a really good thing for me or others who are visually impaired. Amazon’s next Kindle is supposed to have text to speech.
I read about Google Chrome so I had to try it out. I didn’t like it. No menus and no title bar kill it for me. No addons made it a real no go for me.
Thee other day I stumbled on a website for a Pizza place in Mount Joy. It was a terrible website that required flash or didn’t give you any information. I hate flash websites for the sake of being “pretty”
I got to spend a couple of hours in a book store yesterday. I love books! I could have left if a car load of books if I had the money and could see them. large print books are so expensive and there’s such a poor selection of them it sucks.
CAPTCHAs strike again. I came across a website this morning that I just was unable to sign up for. They lost when the text in the picture was too distorted to read.
Last Saturday I went to the MAC machine. They changed tthe machine and now the screen is much harder for me to see.
The website for Burger King has to be one of the worst that I have come across when it comes to accessibility.
CAPTCHAs are a terrible idea. They’re not only an annoyances for everyone but they hurt accessibility for the visually impaired too.