Friday, March 16, 2012

When do I use technology?

Someone asked me the other day to list when I use technology to help me as a blind person. I thought about it for a while. Then made a list of what technology helps me to do. At the moment, my i devices are the ones that help me the most although I love my braille notetaker too. Sometimes, technology helps me a little and sometimes a lot. For example, I can use GPS aps but they are not totally reliable and I still have to have some idea of where I am going. So, here goes. I use technology to: read news articles, listen to podcasts, listen to audio books, read books in braille, record notes and storytelling practice, work on stories for storytelling, identify paper money, scan and read articles, send e-mail, surf the internet, blog, create documents, keep track of finances, set timers and alarms, use gps aps to help in travel, light detector aps to help with knowing when lights are on or off, taking pictures to identify things that I don't know what they are, for social networking, and there is probably much more. I know I was able to be productive before technology but it has helped make things a lot easier. My I device is always in my pocket.

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