Friday, April 11, 2014

BBC News - A watch for blind people (with Thanks to Eric Guillory)

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From: Eric Guillory To: Eric Guillory &Sent: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:20 AMSubject: BBC News - A watch for blind 


I've seen one of these timepieces and really like it. I plan to make it my Christmas/birthday present this year. There was a time when I used to wear a talking or glowing watch, but, as is true for using one's cell phone to check the time, these devices are not always practical. And, as much of a champion as I am of Braille literacy (I use Braille every day), the Braille watch just hasn't worked out well for me, as I am apparently too bombastic when checking the time and can accidentally move the hands. It is not inexpensive, but that is the case for any fashionable watch. I'm passing this along as an FYI for you/your students.
Eric Guillory, Director of Youth Services
Louisiana Center for the Blind
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Voice: 800-234-4166 (extension 3009)
Fax: 318-251-0109
Skype: brllovingdad
"Together, we are changing what it means to be blind."

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