Saturday, August 15, 2009

Talking Alarm Clock

Everything in our house "talks", I think! But the most important piece of equipment in this house is by far hubby's talking watch!

I cannot imagine our lives without it. In fact, we always keep a spare just in case!

Those of us with normal vision easily take for granted our ability to tell time. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and not knowing if it is time to wake up yet.

Oh, and I keep forgetting to tell you this little tip, too! We went shopping for new shoes last week. We always buy velcro closing shoes for Whitey. Such a help! Tying shoes can be a real hassle when you cannot see well. The velcro closures are wonderful!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Blind Joke of the Day

Sometimes we just need a good laugh - the "blind" joke in my mailbox this morning -- just for you!

Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio,and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby, was the first to respond.

As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps. Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, 'I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman!'

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Necessity of Low Vision Aids

Low Vision Aids - sometimes a necessity, often a convenience. Either way, I recommend that you try some of the wide range of products available.

I simply cannot imagine our lives without talking watches! A talking watch in this house is a necessity, for sure.

If you click on this highlighted link, you can quickly see 5 or 6 of the most popular aids for the blind.

I write often on a site called Squidoo -- it's easy for me to share products and information for the blind on Squidoo - I write lenses about my husband and his adjustment to this frightening diagnosis.

When you visit any of my lenses - Squidoo's word for small web pages, you will find what I hope is helpful information. I write from personal experience, and I hope you will visit often. I have a series of "lenses" on this subject.

We purchase low vision products from Independent Living Aids. We have found them to be helpful and their product range is complete. They even have products for the hearing impaired. Their customer service is excellent, too!