moderated Re: Crosspost: Question about new member
Glen, your post reminded me of when a blind person taught a class on how to use a screen reader. He suggested we turn off our monitors. His sighted live in came around and told me my monitor was broke because she couldn’t see anything. If one does have some sight it is very easy to cheat. I Phones or iPads have the screen curtain function. My step daughter enabled it by accident and thought she broke my device.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: January 28, 2021 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member
I would relate this to Jaws in that when I would at times, teach Jaws and keyboarding in a classroom with students wearing blindfolds, I would turn out the lights, as often people would be tempted to peek.
I would also turn off the monitors.
Back when I was sighted in high school, and in typing class, the teacher made everyone tape a sheet of paper over the keys and put our hands under them to type.
She made us do this every day, I don't know why she just didn't leave the paper, but it was an exercise in itself I guess.
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Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member
So now this has become a list for the discussion of blindness rehab and O&M training, neither of which has any connection whatsoever to JAWS. For those of you who insist on continuing this off-topic thread, I suggest joining the Blind-Talk list, which is a more general forum where just about anything is permissible for discussion. To join, send a blank message to:
On 1/28/2021 12:17 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
That sounds more like a complaint.Perhaps she could sit in in a very dark room for five or ten minutes beforegoing home.But if folks don't like it, they will find a way to make it have negativeconsequences.And if she really believed in its benefit, perhaps she would have thought ofthat.Glenn----- Original Message -----From: "David Diamond" <Daviddiamond2019@...>Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:41 AMSubject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new memberA guide dog trainer told me when she wore the blind fold for one day at theend of the day she had such a headache when she had to drive home. Afterseeing nothing, all of a sudden she was flooded with visual information, itwas over whelming to her.-----Original Message----From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of LauraShumateSent: January 27, 2021 7:36 PMSubject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new memberI don't see a problem I think teaching the sighted about Access Technologyis acool thing.I even had my dad who is sighted use Talk Back on his phone but he saidaftera day he wanted no more to do with it.Laura ShumateBusiness Phone: 254-300-7667Emergency Phone: 717-510-0684On 1/27/21, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:> I would make a different point about wearing blindfolds.> In any situation, but especially the Blind service industry, the> blindfolds typically are not worn for empathy, they actually are or> should be worn so the wearer can learn non-visual skills, independent ofsight.> If a sighted person is going to be teaching Blindness skills, then> that person needs to have confidence in the skills being taught.> Also, as far as being on a Jaws or any other list oriented to those> who use the associated products, it could be anyone, like the guy or> gal down the street who does not even use the product. As far as> rules go, although one could discriminate against the sighted, therewouldbe no way to police it.> And really, who cares who joins any list, as long as they aren't a> problem lister.> Glenn> ----- Original Message -----> From: Randy Barnett> To: firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:39 PM> Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member>>> Yes, AT instructors have to spend a week or two blindfolded so they> can empathize and understand what it is really like. without doing> this they aren't able to really understand what it is like for us.>>> On 1/27/2021 5:44 PM, David Diamond wrote:>>> I agree with Brian. At one of the guide dog schools, one of the> days all students have to wear a blind fold or night shade from after> Breakfast to supper. This is generally a total of 8 hours. Point?> So they rely on their guide dogs instead of their sight. Tie in? How> will the sighted know about the problems the VI sector have if they> are not aware of them. It drove me nuts when someone on the Microsoft> disability help desk told me to click on the yellow X. Darling, if I> could see it I would not be calling your department.>>>> From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel> Sent: January 27, 2021 5:04 PM> To: email@example.com> Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member>>>> Well, unless there's some rule banning the sighted (in which case I> should have been gone, long ago), I can't see this as a problem.>> I think it's an excellent idea for sighted individuals working in> the VI sphere to join and learn from the groups related to same.> -->> Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042>> One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of> the shore for a very long time.>> ~ André Gide>>>>>>>--Laura ShumateBusiness Phone: 254-300-7667Emergency Phone: 717-510-0684