moderated Re: Need Microsoft Disability phone number!
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I used to depend on my husband. He began teaching me how to use the computer—but I ended up having to teach myself. He has dementia and can’t even use a computer any more. I do it all myself. I don’t mind someone asking me questions—it’s how they respond to me when I explain I have no one available so it’s up to them. oOf course, my kids are here sometimes, but not always.
From: Marianne Denning
Sent: Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: Need Microsoft Disability phone number!
I think all of us use many different methods to accomplish a goal. I think any of us who live with someone who can see call on that person for help sometimes. My sighted husband also calls on me to do things that I can do faster or better than he can. We keep our pots and pans in a lower cabinet next to the stove. Since we are both getting older I can get down on the floor to get what he needs faster than he can so he asks me to help with that.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
The blind men and the elephant analogy etc.…
There are times where I may have dropped or misplaced something and instead of deploying my super blindy locator skills, I just call out for my sighted wife instead. Independence be damned…
Same thing with the Internet. I can try troubleshooting something on my screen or just call her over to see what the heck is on my screen that’s giving me such fits. It’s often an overlay pop up or something that’s messing with my screen reader.
On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 02:30 PM, Marianne Denning wrote:
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