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Sun and Sandals

I can’t be the only person who thinks or worries about this, I am sure that it isn’t just something that fellow friends with a visual impairment can to relate too, but also those with half decent sight.

Here is my dilemma, with the sun, out comes the sunglasses…. No trouble there.  I have been wearing them throughout the winter anyway.  But with the warmer weather, out come the sandals.

And sandals mean just one thing….. Feet on show, more precisely.  Toes !!

I haven’t been able to see my feet for a long time.  I hate people touching my feet, so have never dare asked a friend to help.  Last year I only allowed my toes out in private, but not this year.  This year I want to let the sun kiss them.

So, I have come up with a way that I can give myself a pedicure and possibly even paint my toe nails (should the need arise-not that it has JUST yet)

Maybe it is using a piece of equipmemt designed to help those with sight issues to its extreme, but having recently received a (old to them) CCTV reader from a friend…..

I am now able to see my feet and toes for the first time in a long time, and thanks to my tv.

They are in high definition !!!!



Where would a blindie be without an Iphone?

As my sight has deteriorated, the brightness, font size and contrast have all increased on my phone. Now Siri has become my best friend and now that I have turned on the voice over, my phone is even more accessible than ever.

I have also found the camera to a fabulous addition to my life. It has enabled me to take numerous pictures of my children playing, birds flying, animals on a farm and today a squirrel. I have found that so far in the summer holidays I have taken nearly 100 photos a time when we have been out and about. Not because I am boring everyone on Facebook with what I have been doing. But so that I can see what the children have been doing, for example when they are playing on the swings in the park. Or when they are feeding a goat at the farm. These are just photos for me, many of them get deleted, but it means that I can watch them later or even use the zoom feature to watch them or check on them while they are running around.

Some people curse smart phones and Iphones, but for me having all these features with me enhances my independence not only with my children, but when I am shopping. I used the camera just yesterday to take an image of a shelf price that I couldn’t read. Because with magnification and holding at the right level, I can read it.

I can’t live without mine now. It is a way of communicating with friends and family, my Sat Nav, CCTV, document reader and so much more.

Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support
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