Thursday, February 10, 2011

Matching the voice to the person

In the same way that sighted persons match faces to persons, or vice versa, I match the voice to the person. When I had sufficient vision I used to employ other strategies to identify persons, such as: height, hair color, size, and yes! Smell.

Since losing my vision, I have lost the ability to use most of these strategies so I use the one of matching the voice to the person. Now and then I make an error, like when I thought that I was talking to a friend instead of my niece. I only realized my error when the person hesitated when I made a comment and it was then I realized that it was not my friend. My niece did not say anything; she simply carried on as if all was well.

All in a day’s work and if you would like to learn more about how blind persons match voices to persons then visit www.acb.org.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and inviting you to go out there and share my blogs with others.

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