Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My chiming clocks

Now that digital time pieces rule the world of clocks, I have had to find ways to ensure that I keep up with the times. In other words, now that I am no longer able to remove the face of a clock in order to feel the position of the hands, I have had to turn to chiming clocks in order to help me keep track of time.

Of course, I can still use Braille clocks, but in the past I used to use non-Braille ones because they were more affordable. With the advent of the digital clock it is no longer possible for me to remove the face and feel the position of the hands so I have had to turn to the chiming clocks.

For the most part, the chiming clock works extremely well for me, especially those that chime on the quarter hour, but the drawback to this is that I have to depend on sighted assistance to set the time for me. I can easily change the battery for myself but because most if not all of these are digital, I am unable to feel the position of the hands and the dots that represent the minutes and hours.

I guess that I can’t win them all, so to speak. I have three chiming clocks in my home and I love them all. They keep me on time and they have become an integral part of my daily life.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and share my blogs with others. Visit www.independentlivingaids.com or www.maxiaids.com to learn more about the types of clocks that blind persons can use. time

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