Thursday, February 12, 2015

Changing the clocks

There used to be a time when I could change the clocks for myself but since 2004 I have had to depend on sighted assistance. Sure! I can change the talking clocks, and of course! The clocks on my computers automatically change for themselves. But when it comes to those digital clocks then here is where the challenges set in.

I have to ask for sighted assistance to change the digital clocks when we either spring ahead or fall back. There is no way to tell for me as I cannot feel the hands or the digits that represent the hours and minutes.

I have two chiming clocks that are digital but I also have a bird clock and in the case of this one I can feel the hands and the birds on the clock. Just another challenge for me to deal with.

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