The Sound Of My Eyes! – Repost 😀

Wow, i can’t believe it’s been 7 years since i posted this! I thought i’d repost as i think it could be interesting to the many more fantastic people who have followed this blog in the last 7 years. 😀 

A curious blogger asked me a fantastic question “Do you have a support worker or a friend to read these posts & comments to you? Or is there some other way?”

As my sight is too poor to read print, i use the built in synthetic voices on my iMac to read aloud every post, comment, scripture, quote & prayers. I made a short video so you can hear some of the different voices and get a little insight of how technology can be used to help blind people stay connected and share fellowship with you great people!

Please comment below with any thoughts and questions…I’d love to answer them, no matter how random! 😀 

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✞Follower of Christ, Husband, Guitarist, Drummer, Photographer, Health & Fitness advocate....Oh and i'm also Blind too! 😀

9 Responses to “The Sound Of My Eyes! – Repost 😀”

  1. When I was six years old, I accidentally got a stick in my right eye. The hospital did what they could but I remember being a little girl and having the nurses try to prepare me for blindness. It wasn’t God’s plan though. By the mercy of Jesus, I had 20-45 eye sight for many years in that eye. My other eye is perfect. In my thirties I lost my sight in my injured eye and am now legally blind in that eye. I’ve often wondered what I will be able to do when I loose sight in my remaining eye. Thank you for your transparency. You’ve helped answer some of the questions I’ve never had the courage to ask.

    • Awww thank you so much for sharing some of your life’s story here with me, i know how hard and sensitive it can be to open up and share personal things. If you do have any more questions…No matter how random or silly you may think they are, i’d really love to answer any of them, well the ones i can actually answer, lol. 😀

      Thanks once again for stopping by and spending some time reading and commenting, it really is great to meet you here.

      Take care and God bless you.

  2. I too am blind, and I use a Screen Reader called NVDA. I thank God everyday for technology that enables me to be able to be productive in the workplace and to share the Gospel here on WP.

    • Hi Marques. Wow i had no idea that you were blind too! Did you lose your sight or were you born blind?

      When i lost most of my sight in the year 2000, i went to college and had classes on Zoom-text with audio and i had braille lessons. All this was before smart phones etc which has simply transformed my life, i do almost everything using my iPhone!

      20 years ago i could’ve never dreamed i’d be on WordPress…Never-mind connecting with amazing people and blogs like yourself. 😀

      • I was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa. I simplay needed to have things printed in large font from childhood until I was around age 35; And I used Zoomtext Magnifier during college and in my workplace.

        Once I hit 35, my vision began to diminish, and I had to start using a Screen Reader. I learned to use JAWS, but I’ve found that NVDA gets the tasks I need done.

        I stuck with the flip phone as long as I could, until I found out that the Apple products had VoiceOver, and then I got my I-Phone.

        • Hi Marques. When i met my wife Sarah she worked at RNIB(Roayal National Institute Of Blind People) and she told me about lots of different types of blindness etc. I have heard about yours before and i can only imagine how hard it was with the gradual sign loss. My sight loss came suddenly so it’s a little different for me as it has stayed the same for about 20 years now.

          I remember hearing JAWS at college but all of the mainstream software is really expensive, so i’m glad that NVDA works really well for you.

          I too have never looked back after i accidentally found voiceover in the settings of my iPhone 3Gs as i was struggling to navigate through it using my CCTV. Then…I simply got so excited and ran over to Sarah to give her a demo, it really did transform my life from that point, and it has just gone from strength to strength and i can do all kinds of things now on my phone that i just couldn’t have dreamed of.

          Sorry i’m babbling now, as it sounds like you use your iPhone a lot too?! 😀

          • Yeah, Steve! JAWS is pretty expesnsive, so I’m grateful that Accessiblity Expert, in my local area, pointed me in the direction of NVDA.

            You’re right, I do use my I-Phone quite a bit. LoL!

            I’m trying to work up the nerve to start putting content on Youtube soon. Though, I’ll pray about that with God a little bit more, and see if that’s something He leads me to do.

            • Hi Marques! Wow, Youtube would be fantastic…I would love to see what you do with that platform, although i’d get pretty nervous too. Please keep me informed as i’d love to subscribe and follow you on Youtube too! 😀

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