Thursday, October 25, 2012

Being careful with the clocks

There used to be a time when I could change the time on my clocks. Why? Because they were not digital and I could remove the cover to the face of the clock and presto! I could feel the dots that represented the hours and minutes, as well as the hour, minute, and second hands. I was also able to change the time on my Braille watches in the same manner.

That was then and this is now; digital clocks and other time pieces now rule the roost and the landscape of clocks and time pieces. I am unable to change the time on digital clocks and watches but thanks to talking clocks and watches, I am still able to have clocks and watches around. I have to be very careful with my digital clocks and ensure that I have someone sighted standing by to help out.

You may be asking, then why is it I choose to have digital clocks in my world? Well, for two reasons. I like having the digital clocks that chime the hour and the quarter hour and it is also good for sighted family and friends when they visit me.

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.aph.org to learn more about talking clocks.

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