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Tag: visually impaired

Carson Blackwave 10x50 Monocular Is Almost Good Enough For Me

- 3 minutes, 503 words
I’m visually impaired and tend to need to use a monocular to see almost anything from items on the shelves in a store to menus in take out places. Basically I use it dozens of times a day every day. Sadly my old go to Vanguard telescopes seem to be no longer being manufactured. It’s a shame since other than the rubber thing that folds up and down around the eye piece wearing out those things have been awesome for me.

I Miss Using My Bright Green J Cups

- 2 minutes, 241 words
When we still went to the gym, Molly had found and ordered some fairly bright green j cups that would fit the rig. The black ones matched the black rig and had no contrast so I tended to have some trouble re racking by being off center or maybe too low. Those things were a game changer. The gym owner allowed us to leave them there so I could us them when I was there.

Bausch & Lomb Magnifier

- 1 minutes, 154 words
The thing about being visually impaired like I am is magnifying glasses are one thing you can’t have too many of. I’m always on the lookout for new ones to try for a reasonable price. Sure I know they’re not the best quality but for my use that really isn’t all that important. I use them all the time and wind up loosing them or breaking them anyways. One day while searching Amazon I came across the Bausch & Lomb Coddington Magnifier.

Kindle Allows Me To Read Again!

- 1 minutes, 210 words
Being Visually impaired has always effected my ability to read but it seems that since my cornea transplant went bad I have had difficulty even reading large print. I’ve tried reading stuff on the computer screen but that’s not very comfortable to read for that way for long periods of time. Another problem is that large print books are just so expensive and audio books are worse yet. Molly bought me a Kindle for my birthday and that has been a real blessing.

Thank You For Calling The Police On Me At A Store Near Lancaster

- 4 minutes, 825 words
This is a little annoying thing that happened to me this past Saturday. It begins with my girlfriend and I going to Old Navy in Lancaster because she wanted to check it out and I did too. I took a quick look but nothing really interested me but she was finding clothes for her so she kept looking and had to go try them on. I decided to go wait in the car.

Die CAPTCHA Inventor DIE!

- 1 minutes, 136 words
Die CAPTCHA inventor DIE! I absolutely hate CAPTCHAs. It’s nice that sites try to block spammers and all but passing the responsibility on to the user in such a difficult manor isn’t the best approach. For example today I needed to enter one just to enter my google account. No problem except for the fact that the damn thing was even less legible than my hand writing. They also have an audio option.

Myths About Visually Impaired Computer Users

- 2 minutes, 339 words
This morning while reading Reddit I saw someone who is legally blind ask for some advice on a computer issue. I saw some suggestions with good intention that really wouldn’t help and some things that were ignorant. I wanted to address some of them here since I see this in real life all the time being legally blind myself. The first suggestion that stands out the suggestion of wearing glasses. That’s a great idea except for the fact that if someone knows they’re legally blind chances are they would already have glasses if they would help.

How One Teacher Ruined School for Me

- 3 minutes, 512 words
My Nan came up to visit last weekend, and she brought some old report cards of mine that she had found in her house. They were from elementary school. That was when I still liked school. That whole thing reminded me of the time when I stopped liking school. It changed in sixth grade. I didn’t realize my good eye had gotten worse, but the doctor said I should have another cornea transplant, so I put my name on the waiting list.