Thursday, August 26, 2010

Using texture to decipher

This is one of my favorite little tricks whenever I am in a restaurant.  I use the texture strategy.  How does it work?  I use my knife to determine the texture of meat and potatoes and in doing this, I am able to tell how deeply I need to cut with my knife.    


Here is how it works.  First, I use my knife to touch my meat and potatoes.  Next I run my knife along the edges of the object in question and then down the side in order to determine the texture.  After doing this, I am then able to determine how to go about cutting my food.


I also use this principle when dealing with desserts and when preparing foods.  For example:  The texture of meat will help me to determine how long I need to cook it for and the same goes for potatoes and vegetables.  Simple and it works almost all of the time for me.


I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and inviting you to go out there and tell others how I as a blind person uses texture to decipher.  If you would like to learn how blind persons use various gadgets to help them decipher texture, then visit

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