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Does anyone know what this was, or of anything similar? Sep. 24th, 2008 @ 06:01 pm
I used to have access to a sort of electric telescope which i used to read presentations and stuff. It was shaped like a camcorder and i think the name had 'vision' in it somewhere. I have recently come into a bit of money and would LOVE to own one. thanks

Hi! I'm Lauren! Apr. 14th, 2008 @ 12:47 am
Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m new here! I hope everyone is doing well! I just joined this community and I hope to make some new friends!

Also, if anyone has MSN Messenger we can chat! My sn is: littleangeldreams@hotmail.com feel free to add me to your contact list!

I’m visually impaired and have been that way since birth. But the problem didn’t start affecting me until I was five years old. But I don’t let my disability get me down most of the time. I view it as a blessing. I turn it into an ability by using it to inspire others. The way I look at it is, I have ROP, it doesn’t have me. I still do every day things. I just do some of those things differently. I see with my heart and that’s the best source of sight God could have given me. I thank my Heavenly Father for that gift every day.

I LOVE-ABSOLUTELY LOVE-Touched by an Angel! My favorite angels are Gloria, Monica, Tess and Rafael. I have a lot in common personality wise with Gloria, but I also share Monica’s love of children and her love for mocha lattés! GOL! GOL means giggles out loud. I made that one up myself.

I LOVE writing stories, both original and fanfiction and I also have written six original books and have one published. The first one is called “Finding Her Courage” and can be bout either on amazon.com or in Borders book stoere.

I also LOVE Disney’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lilo and Stitch, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book 2, Dreamer, Flickka, ER, and 7th Heaven. I'm a kid at heart and proud of it. GOL! GOL means giggles out loud.
I hope to hear from everyone soon!
Aloha for now
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Down at Your Feet-Gloria

quick question Apr. 7th, 2008 @ 05:27 pm
Is anyone else having trouble with the Ebay payment screen?
I hit "continue" and nothing happens.
It's different than what it was a few months ago which was how long ago I used Ebay.

Edit: I'm using Jaws 5.1
Current Location: Seattle

Errors made by a scribe in college Apr. 14th, 2007 @ 01:31 pm
I am one of several people who act as a scribe for a friend of mine who is blind and taking classes at a community college, going for a degree. She's having a problem with the scribe who helps her with her tests in a Spanish class. Recently she got a 59% on a test in that class. She was baffled about how this might have happened, so she showed it to me. The test was all about where accent marks go. She swears up and down that the scribe made most of the the errors. If that's the case, she should have gotten a high B or a low A on that test instead of an F. Having worked with her, I tend to believe her -- on the other hand, I sometimes have to ask her to be clearer about where she meant the accent to go. I don't speak Spanish well, but the scribe used for the test is supposedly a native Spanish speaker.

Anyway, I'm urging her to talk to her teacher and whoever it is on campus that provides the scribe. She's kind of hesitant to do so, and I can see why -- how do you prove this? Some people just test badly. Besides, another objection is why she's only now, at the end of the semester, figuring out that the scribe is making mistakes. My friend will still get her degree; she just might not get it with honors, and that's what she's trying to save.

Has anyone else protested a grade based on something the scribe did wrong? How do you go about it? What kind of evidence do you need? Were you successful? Is it very common for this sort of thing to happen?


Contacts Apr. 11th, 2007 @ 04:56 am
Also posted to my journal: http://gender_rev.livejournal.com

I would love to find people like me on lj.

Blind/vi lesbians,
Blind/vi pangenders
Blind/vi pansexuals
Blind/vi transmen/transgendered/transexual people in general
Blind/vi people who are questioning gender
Blind/vi people who crossdress and/or breast bind, pack, etc.
Blind/vi people questioning gender and sexual orientation in general

I wonder if there are any communities combining these things??

We are for sure a rare breed as is.



Other entries
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Hey all:

I'm going to be writing a research paper on Braille as it relates to the decision whether or not to teach it to young children. Since there computers and screenreading technology is available now, I've noticed one side of the argument is that because of the new technology, it isn't necessary to learn Braille. I would be looking for personal opinions and feedback on this issue, pro or con. I'm interested in both sides of the argument. I'm going to be putting together a small questionnaire in a few days with questions relating to the topic, and I didn't know of perhaps any of you in this community might be willing to fill it out for me or just provide me your input on this issue. If any of you would like to help, feel free to either comment here, via my personal journal page, or via any of the ways listed in my user info. Take care, and thanks for any help in advance.
(This is posted multiple places, including my own journal).
» Jaws and software programs for classes
Hi all:

I'm taking a nutrition class this semester in college, and we have to use a particular software program called Diet Analysis Plus. I didn't know if anyone has either heard of this program or used it affectively with Jaws. I believe the website for the software is: here.
It says there is an online version and a CD-rom version, although from that website, I cannot find information on how to order either version. I've asked my professor whether or not she knows if I might be able to test it out before I buy it as I really don't want to end up buying something, discover that it isn't compatible with Jaws, and have no way of returning it. Apparently you're suppose to use the software to input your diet and track what you eat, but if the program and Jaws don't like one another, I could always write a Microsoft Word file saying the same thing. Sure, it's a low-tech solution, but if it works, why not?

Anyway, if any of you have heard of this program or whether or not it's accessible, I would appreciate any input. Feel fre to either comment here or contact me privately via my journal or the contact details on my User info page.

Thanks, and take care,

» make up
I am 20 years old and have not been bothering about make up for years but I would like to be able to wear it sometimes. I have no sight in one eye and very little in the other. I can manage foundation and lip stuff ok but I cannot do eye make up. Does anyone have any tips? It must be possible with practice right?

» White Cane Day Poll
Hi all, I'm a member of the Lions Club here in my state. And I'm polling the blind community to see what they'd like to see either on the day of the fund raiser or before the fund raiser happens.

The poll is a list I've generated on my own and I wanted some feedback on these areas that I thought of.

As you know White Cane Safety Month is October 15. And most Lions Clubs are doing their White Cane Fundraisers on October 7-8. And if you know anyone who is sighted who'd like to take part in this poll may do so ONLY if they have a LiveJournal account.

Go to the link below to participate. All feedback is appricated! I am hopeful many of you will participate and pass this poll on to friends and family. Suggestions and comments can be sent via the two email links in the poll. Thus the reason for me disabling comments.

White Cane Day Poll
» Harry Potter Goodness
Hi all.

I recall a post from some time ago mentioning a descriptive track option on the Harry Potter DVD. Could someone perhaps answer the following questions for me.

1. Is this only on the Special Edition DVD?
2. How does one get to this Descriptive option? Do you go through the language menu or what?
3. Is this available on any other DVD's as far as anyone knows?

Thanks! Hope this post isn't too repetative.

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