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Unread 12-30-2010, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does a deaf person talk to a blind guy???

some of you have been seeing me mention a blind guy often.. Here he is. This is how I talk to him without an interpreter. I had to throw some surprise in here. (can you guys find it?) He got his new phone about 2 weeks ago, pretty neat, eh?


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Unread 12-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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for showing, that is very intriguing....I'm not technical at ALL, so does the program he's working on, take what a person types or says, and make it audible for him?
Didn't find the surprise, but I'll look again-
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Unread 12-30-2010, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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some of you have been seeing me mention a blind guy often.. Here he is. This is how I talk to him without an interpreter. I had to throw some surprise in here. (can you guys find it?) He got his new phone about 2 weeks ago, pretty neat, eh?

YouTube - A Deaf guy talking to a blind man.
Cool. I actually had a blind student about 3 years ago that wanted to take ASL as his foreign language. I thought that was so cool that I fought to get a tactile terp so he could.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 06:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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a cellphone w/ actual keyboard would suit him better
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I "talked" to a deaf and blind man before, using ASL in his palm. He knew his name in ASL and a few other words. It was an unusual happening for me, at a club meeting. Never forget it....
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Unread 12-31-2010, 12:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think it's great. No boundaries for you guys huh?
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that is pretty cool. Did he have problems typing?
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Unread 12-31-2010, 12:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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PFH, is this guy the coffee roaster?
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for showing, that is very intriguing....I'm not technical at ALL, so does the program he's working on, take what a person types or says, and make it audible for him?
Didn't find the surprise, but I'll look again-
he "feels" the screen and it tells him what key/icon is underneath his finger then the other finger taps to press that certain key he is on. It also speaks the entire screen out if you want it to.
The "surprise" was that the fact a blind dude is using an iphone
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Cool. I actually had a blind student about 3 years ago that wanted to take ASL as his foreign language. I thought that was so cool that I fought to get a tactile terp so he could.
Thats cool. The uncool part is that you had to fight for accommodations.
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a cellphone w/ actual keyboard would suit him better
Yes/No. The iphone is actually more accessible. Typing is a bit slow tho for now. I have no doubt he will be much faster
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I think it's great. No boundaries for you guys huh?
None at all. That is one of the big reasons I posted this. So people can seeeee that there are other ways to get your point across no matter what.
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that is pretty cool. Did he have problems typing?

Not really
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PFH, is this guy the coffee roaster?
Yep, Gerry.
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ok, PFH
I think that was good to put up-
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That was fascinating to watch. So, he texts you so he can communicate with you?

You say it's an Iphone. The screen, obviously, must be in braille? Technology is amazing.
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That was fascinating to watch. So, he texts you so he can communicate with you?

You say it's an Iphone. The screen, obviously, must be in braille? Technology is amazing.
It's a regular iphone. Like I said above, it speaks for you.
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It's a regular iphone. Like I said above, it speaks for you.
Is it an app you bought?
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It's a regular iphone. Like I said above, it speaks for you.
It looked like the keyboard was braille. This is probably ignorant but how does he know where to touch the screen if there is no braille?
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Is it an app you bought?
No idea, its his phone. I can ask.
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It looked like the keyboard was braille. This is probably ignorant but how does he know where to touch the screen if there is no braille?
when he feels it, the phone tells him what he is feeling.. be it letters, icons, etc
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Awesome! I needed this the night my best friend set me up on a blind date (the first and last blind date I ever agreed to...) and it was to my surprise that he was a blind date...LITERALLY. WTF?! I was flabbergasted...nothing against the blind (he was hot, btw, so she did get some points) but how was I gonna communicate with him? I did voice, but had a hard time understanding him.

I could have killed my friend, lol. She said it never dawned on her about me being deaf being a factor. DUH!!!!
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PFH asked for clarification. Yes, I'm indeed happily married. This was during the time I wasn't married.

Looooooooong time ago. lol
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when he feels it, the phone tells him what he is feeling.. be it letters, icons, etc
That is *so* neat!
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Thats cool. The uncool part is that you had to fight for accommodations.
No doubt. The registrars office keep telling me he couldn't do it! HAH!
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No idea, its his phone. I can ask.
No doubt a completely activated system, like the computers we use for blind students. They can dictate an entire paper or exam answers, etc. into the system, and get out a print version.
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That was fascinating to watch. So, he texts you so he can communicate with you?

You say it's an Iphone. The screen, obviously, must be in braille? Technology is amazing.
Actually, most blind people don't know how to read Braille. Technology is to be blamed: audiobooks, screen-readers, magnifiers. Unemployment is high among the blind because most of these people can't afford the fancy gadgets in order to find work.

And no, PFH, i am not suggesting Gerry can't read. Just stating the reality of the situation of the population at large.
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Actually, most blind people don't know how to read Braille. Technology is to be blamed: audiobooks, screen-readers, magnifiers. Unemployment is high among the blind because most of these people can't afford the fancy gadgets in order to find work.

And no, PFH, i am not suggesting Gerry can't read. Just stating the reality of the situation of the population at large.
Yes. The most expensive of all work accommodations are those for the blind. Ironically, the most inexpensive are those for the deaf.
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Actually, most blind people don't know how to read Braille. Technology is to be blamed: audiobooks, screen-readers, magnifiers. Unemployment is high among the blind because most of these people can't afford the fancy gadgets in order to find work.

And no, PFH, i am not suggesting Gerry can't read. Just stating the reality of the situation of the population at large.
I know. 80% of the blind or something like that can't read braille. 90% unemployed.

Again, SS for the blind here in the states are like $1600-1700/mo which is very comfortable to live on in a lot pf places.
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Thats real neat. wish the accomodations of many reliable usefuls for everyone become more convenient lately.
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