Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Me and my coffee machine


Well, in some ways we are great friends but in other ways, like anything else, we sometimes have our fights. However, at the end of the day we are on the same page, so to speak.

Without having any instructions in alternate format, Braille or on cd, I have to make sure that I either remember how to interact with my coffee machine or to write down directions whenever someone tells me how I should be doing things or what I should be doing.

I do not have a talking coffee machine so I have to make sure that it is simple enough for me to be able to use. It is simple enough but Heaven help me if I forget to put the water in the right part of the machine.

I know that there is a light to tell me when it is on and working but not being able to see it I now have to listen for its gurgling sound in order to know what is going on. When I hear the gurgling sound I know that it is working and when the noise ceases then I know that it has finished its task. All in a day's work but I do not mind.

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