Friday, March 11, 2011

The joys of no noise

So many people would love to live in a world with much less noise, but for me as a blind person I believe that my appreciation for less or no noise may be much greater. Noise distracts me when I am trying to do such things as listen to the TV, hear what my access technology voice software is speaking from the screen, and crossing a street or traveling around.

Of course, I will never be able to achieve a perfect balance of less noise, but I do my best to make the best of things. If for example I find myself in a situation of having large trucks with their engines idling around me or blaring horns beside me, I wait until the noise has retreated before crossing the street. Or if I am intently listening to a program on TV, I make sure that the noise around me is at a minimum. So, I do not do my laundry while working at my computer. Just a few things that I try to avoid when dealing with noise levels.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and encouraging you to go out there and tell others how I deal with noise. Visit www.afb.org to learn more.

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