Be My Eyes for Android is now abailable.

This wasn’t the blog I intended to write today, but when I saw this I just had to share. If you’re familiar with be my eyes on IOS you’ll be happy to know that they released their Android version. If you’re not well… stop reading this post. :p

“What is be my eyes?” Be my eyes is an app that you can download from either the app store (IOS) or Google Play (Android) that basically helps blind people like myself see.

How does it work? Well… let’s say that I’m having a problem with my computer screen and I can’t read it because none of my screen reader software is working. I can open the app and make a video call which will then be picked up by a sighted person. (I’ll go through the whole process including how to sign up in a later podcast) The sighted person can then tell me what the computer screen says. Pretty cool, huh? Oh and here’s the best part. Even if you’re sighted you can download this app and help out people like me.

Here is the link where you can download either the IOS or the Android version of the app. As far as I know it is free. Use it wisely and have fun! Find both download links here Thanks for reading!

Using alt text on twitter

I love twitter! I love it because you can get small doses of information in 140 characters or less. I love that you can have conversations with people about something either they or you tweeted. I love that you can quickly send off a private message to… well that all depends on what you have it sat for. I love that you can have different twitter chats which can also help you gain more information.

Having said that there are a lot of things I don’t love about twitter. One of them is that pictures aren’t described on twitter. I realize for sighted people this is not a big deal because you can click on the picture to see it and if you can’t you can just enlarge it or whatever. However, for blind people this is huge! It means that we can’t see the meem you posted so we miss out on the joke. It means that we can’t see the picture of the food, pet, weirdly priced item, or car parked the wrong way. Why? Because we can’t see the pictures so we miss out on the conversations with you.

Having said that let me say this. Twitter has made pictures accessible to us as blind people. How? read this to find out. Now, sighted people could you please use this for all your pictures so we know what’s going on? Please and thank you!

AS far as I know the description of the picture is different from where the actual tweet goes so it doesn’t count against your character limit. I can’t wait to see what kinds of descriptions you come up with.

I feel like this is a good time to do a shameless promotion session so here goes: follow me on twitter. follow the blog on twitter..

A small note: I have been told by a sighted person that the interface twitter uses for this does not prompt you to add a description and that people often forget to add it.o I’m going to encourage you to try to remember for your sake and our sanity. Lol. I hope twitter can fix this soon so that more sighted people will remember to use it. Having it sat up so you can use it only solves part of the problem, but being prompted to use it after it’s sat up might solve the rest. 🙂

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MCrem doesn't work.

On December 1st I posted this little gym for those who don’t know what this is here is a basic summary. It is a tool to remove Macafee without sighted help from your windows computer. This only works with the anti-virus software though which is totally inaccessible to us blind folks. (Now I sound like an old lady) lol.

However it doesn’t work. That’s right this little tool that I was so proud of doesn’t work. 🙁 Poor us!

How do I know. I ran it three times at least and still can’t access windows defender. Yesterday a notification came up on my windows 10 machine (wwhich is where I was trying to remove the inaccessible software from. That pesky software! lol.) that said that my trial was about to run out. My trial of Macalfea I mean, um… Macafee that is. *runs away screaming*

I want this off my system. Anyone got any solutions that actually work? Maybe I just need a working pair of eyes. ahhhhh! Can mine just start working now? Please!

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Mom I don't know if I'd ever want to see.

The other night I heard my mom talking to her best friend on the phone. She was saying “I wish Stephanie could have that kind of surgery done. So she could see.” She was talking about corrective surgery. More specifically she was talking about the surgery that her best friend’s daughter had several years ago in which she got a new set of corneas or something. Thus, rendering her able to drive and do all the normal things that sighted people take for granted. (I’m not bitter. I swear!

Here’s the thing I can’t have that sort of surgery. Because my retinas are detached. I know, I know they’re working on fixing it, but here’s the second thing. I’m not sure I’d want to be able to see

I know, you’re probably asking yourself why I wouldn’t want to be able to see. It’s the same thing that my eye doctor asked me when I said the exact same thing sitting in his office chair. So here goes my explanation.

The truth is that I can see some, but it’s not exactly useful. I can see for example, the color yellow assuming that it’s bright enough for me to tell what it is, but I get other colors like red and pink mixed up. Sometimes, depending on whether my eyes want to cooperate I can see the various windows on a computer screen, but I can’t see any of the print inside, or on them. Sometimes I can see pictures, but I can’t identify the objects inside the photos.

That might be all well in good sounding to you, but consider this. The same vision that be so helpful except for print can be a disaster when traveling. I have been known to mistake driveways for curbs, alyways for streets ETC. That’s when I wish I had no vision.

Here’s the third thing. I’m not sure how much I’d be able to see, or how effective it would be. I kind of like where I am right now and I’m not sure I want to change it. I mean maybe I’d be like Algernon in flowers for Algernon and it would work for a bit, then reverse itself and I’d lose all my sight. (Ten points if you get that reference)

Which brings me to todays question:
Would you rather be fully sighted, or stay as you are? What if the surgery doesn’t work?
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What does "You don't look blind" mean?

I have been told “You don’t look blind” a time or two in my life. However, I’ve never understood what that means. I’ve lived around sighted people all my life and I understand most things. Except not this

I’m just curious, what’s your idea of a sighted person? What did you envision before you encountered your first one?

Yeah I know. This one is just for the sighted people who may stumble on this post. Sorry fellow blind people I’ll try to do better next time. You know you wanna know the answer too so stop whining at me. lol.

I thought about this question again today after reading an article in which someone told a blind person “You don’t look blind”What does that even mean? Well… here’s what I picture the person who just told me that is picturing. The best I can come up with is someone probably with a white cane stumbling everywhere and groping in front of them for things. Okay so maybe lose the cane. Given how we’re portrayed in books, television films, and movies this would be no surprise.

However, we’re not that way unless we’re newly blinded and haven’t had the proper skills taught to us yet. In fact, I hardly ever stumble around with my cane (“Where’s my balance again?”) *that’s due to surgery on my legs though, and not my blindness* I hardly ever grope for things “Where’s that wall again? I know it’s around here somewhere” *gropes for wall between living room and kitchen.*
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Because she had to

Because she had too
By Stephanie Surratt
Because she had too

She woke up in the morning, and it was gone. She thought that she might be able to get it back, but the doctor told her no. It had disappeared before, then returned. So she saw no cause to worry that it might not come back this time. S several days passed, and still she held out hope that it would return, and she stumbled her way through her everyday tasks in total darkness because she had too.

She slipped into a deep depression because she had lost it. She made messes where once she had made none when pouring things. She did not cook because she was afraid she would burn it. Her story time with her kids was now left for her husband because she couldn’t see to read their favorite books. She kept plodding along in spite of all of that though,, because she had too.

It’s Friday night, and her husband wants to take her out. “It’s a date.” He says “We haven’t had one in a long time.” He says. So she goes, because she has too.

The waiter at the little restaurant where they always go takes their orders. She tries to meet his gaze when she gives him hers, but she can’t. She doesn’t know where his gaze is, but she tries.

She has to go to the bathroom. Her husband takes her hand to lead her there. No big deal because that’s just how close they are. Except no one tells her that there’s a step coming up, and she falls on her face in the middle of the restaurant. She is sure everyone is staring at her, which just makes her face become redder, and redder. Someone asks her if she’s okay, and she nods. She keeps on walking towards the bathroom Even though, all she wants to do is turn around and leave. Instead she forces herself to stay, because she has too.

It has been months, and she is still in bed. It’s no big deal. The house can run itself without her, but they could really use her income. She has been fired from her job of ten years because her lack of vision made the work she was doing impossible, or so her boss told her. So she lays here because she has too. She hasn’t the energy to do anything else.

There’s a group of friends around her now. They’re telling her about all of these things that exist for blind people. They’ve been reading her brochures, and information from websites for the past hour and a half now. Finally one of them takes her hand, and says “I know it’s scary. I remember when I lost my sight, but you can do it. Just get up off your butt and do it.”

Late that night she stares blankly at the computer screen. She wishes she can use it again. She misses being able to scroll through the pages, and find all the information that she could ever want. So why then, did she ever not Google blindness? Why had she never known about any of this before? Because she hadn’t needed too that’s why. She had been one of those sighted people that felt sorry for them. Believing them incapable of doing anything for themselves. Until she had become one of them herself, and her friends convinced her that what she’d previously thought was wrong. But wasn’t it impossible to do the stuff she’d previously done? How could she ever learn to cook, clean, and would she ever be able to get a job again? She picks up a printed page, and decides to wait until morning to call the number a friend had left for her. Because she has too. She can’t read any more, so she has to wait for someone who can.

Through places she didn’t even know existed before she enters a program that will teach her how to cook, clean, do laundry, and whatever else she desires. The program will last for nine months. While there she goes whitewater rafting, rides a motorcycle, goes mountain climbing, and skiing. Those were all things she never thought she could do again, but she does them now because she has too.

The instructors encourage her. They teach her how to use the white cane. In wood shop she makes a wooden dog for her daughter who has always wanted a dog, but has never gotten one. “The goal is to make you as independent as possible.” They tell her over and over again. So she does these things mostly by herself because she has too. Because they don’t baby her here, and they don’t even feel sorry for her. They don’t feel sorry for her because they’ve been there. They’ve had to do it for themselves already, and now it’s her turn.

They teach her how to cook. They give her measuring cups that are all different sizes instead of just one with all the sizes listed, measuring spoons with Braille on them, and something called a liquid level indicator. She didn’t know what it was exactly until she had to pour hot liquid, and they told her to stick it on the cup at the level that she wanted the liquid to stop. She was amazed that when the liquid reached the indicator the indicator vibrated. They teach her how to pour cold liquids, dry ingredients, and to measure them using her finger. She does it because she has too.

She decides that she wants to learn Braille, so that she can read to her kids at night like she use to. So they give her a slate and stylus, and begin teaching her. It is hard to learn, and sometimes she wants to give up, but she doesn’t. She keeps going because she had too.

She wants to get a job when she gets back home. It is a necessity in order to pay their bills. So, they begin teaching her how to use a computer with a screen reader on it. She learns that it is hard to do everything with just the keyboard, and not the mouse. Never the mouse. Not now, but she does it because she has too.

When she arrives back home she is surprised to learn that her husband has received some training of his own. She gets off the plane expecting to have to show him the proper way to do sited guide. So she is pleasantly surprised when he says “Take my arm.” She does it because she has too, and the airport is crowded.

They are on another date night. When the same waiter, the same one as before asks them what they would like she waits patiently for her husband to order. She is no longer surprised when the waiter looks at her sighted husband, and says “And what would she like?” Whereas before she didn’t know how to handle it, and just stood there silent while whoever was with her ordered her food. Now she just smiles, and says “She would like the lasagna with pepperoni pizza, and you, sir?” Her husband whispers to her that the waiter’s face has turned a bright shade of red. She is still laughing when the waiter comes back with her order, and sets it down in front of her. She uses her knife to cut up her food, and her fork to chase it around the plate. Sometimes her fingers get involved especially when she drops some on the table. She uses them to help guide the fork to the food by holding the food still, so she can pick it up with the fork. Sometimes she’ll actually move the food towards whatever silver where she happens to be using with one hand. While picking it up with the silver where. She does it because she has too, and because she can.

Voicedream is on sale!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Voicedream is on sale until (January 4th 20015) So if you don’t have it already go grab it in the Ios app store, or click here to be taken to the app store. I mean, come on it’s 50% off. It can’t get much better than that. 🙂

So why am I telling you this. Why shouldn’t I? If you don’t already have it, then you’ll love it. 🙂 I’m sure of it.

Even if you’re sighted. Yes you read that right, that was not a typo. Also, it’s beneficial for those who have dyslexia. 🙂 So what are you waiting for? Go grab it before the sale ends!
Go! Go! Go! No, I wasn’t paid to write this. I just love that app so much. 🙂

Update!

The sale has ended, but you can still get Voicedream at it’s regular price. I believe that the regular price is $10

What’s that? You don’t want me to write about stuff like this for tech Tuesday? Then, toss me some ideas. Start by sending them here. Or tossing them over here. Because other wise I’m fresh out of ideas. 🙂

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Hey music teachers: a new way to read music. For both blind and sighted

Okay, so you’re probably wondering why I’m writing this. The simple truth is that I recently took a music class where I struggled to read the music notes. Now, let me make something clear. It was required for my degree, so I had no choice in whether I took it or not.

Neither the music instructor nor I knew how to read braille music notes. Which may have been handy at times. Then again, maybe not. Why? Because braille music notes are hard to read

Luckily if this works, and if the inventor can find funding for it. No one sighted or blind will ever have to worry about reading braille music again. 🙂

I could tell you all about how she invented this 3d tactile thing. I could even tell you about her life. In stead I think I’ll just let you read this article for yourselves.

I hope this gets fully funded, and I hope they come up with an easier way to make the notes and such. Because I think it would be cool! Not just for me, but for all of the music, special education and regular teachers out there who don’t know a thing about braille, or braille music.

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Questions and statements that blind people ask, or say to a sighted person.

These are the questions sighted people get asked by blind people. This is their revenge for the questions blind people get asked. I hope you enjoy them.

what do I look like naked? I’m not even going to tackle this one. Unless you’re dating the person there’s no reason to ask such a question. Also, I’d assume that the sighted person looks like a human. I’m also assuming that if you’re dating, and if you really wanted to know you could feel them. The only things you can’t feel are freckles and such, but yeah.

I can’t see myself so I don’t care how I look.” This must have came from a blind person. I have a scenario for you. What if you’re going in for a job interview. I know, it’s a new idea for some of you. The idea that you could get a job. Lol. Anyway, what if you went in for a job interview. If you dress in all ragged clothes (the kind with bleach spots and stains everywhere, holes in them ETC) Do you really think that boss is going to hire you. Unless you’re going to work in a sawmill, or something like that, I don’t think they will. Also, it’s probably a good idea to tuck your shirt in especially if you’re going out to dinner with someone new, or if you’re going on a job interview.

I have been known a time or two to joke about not caring how others perceive me, and how I dress. For the most part I don’t, but when it comes to that nice job interview where I may possibly get a pay check. You can bet that I’m going to do my best to dress as nicely as possible.

What’s a selfie? I included this one on my own because I actually asked my cousin this once, and I’m pretty sure she thought I was dumb. Lol. A selfie is when one takes a picture of themselves, and posts it somewhere, like facebook, or twitter. I have absolutely no clue why people like doing that, but there you have it.

What do you look like? I included this question because my cousin (who I’ve written about above) who is sighted has trouble answering this one. She has trouble telling people what she looks like. I don’t think it’s because she’s use to sending pictures, though that may be part of it for her. However, I as a blind individual have trouble with that too. The truth is that I don’t think about what I look like. So when that question presents itself as it did in the past for the first time. I have trouble answering such a question.

There wasn’t many questions, or statements with this one. I guess we as blind people don’t ask as many questions as our sighted counterparts. :p I’m sorry it took me so long to write this, but I was dealing with some stuff.

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Dumb questions, or statements sighted people have asked, or said.

A week or so ago I asked for input on a blog. I had this idea to write a blog about the dumb questions sighted people ask blind people. Eventually dumb statements were added on to that, so without further ado, here you go.

Here’s a note before we begin. A lot of these were sent in to me. I did not include the twitter names of anyone who sent them in. I will include the answers after each question. Remember that the first, or second part of the answer may be sarcastic. That’s just us making fun of you, the sighted person. I hope you enjoy!

Is your dog in training? A lot of my friends with guidedogs get asked this question a lot. Here’s the real answer, no. Usually a dog in training wouldn’t be allowed off the center’s grounds without a trainer/instructor present. Sarcastic answer: Sure, I’m training he/she to bite stupid people, which includes you. At least that’s the answer I’d give.

How do you eat? Answer: How do you as a sighted person eat? We eat just like you do. Except we may occasionally touch our lips with the the silverware. Though, sometimes we miss our mouths just like you do.

How do you feed yourself if you can’t see your mouth? Answer: This is the stupidest question I’ve ever seen. You can’t see your mouth either. Unless you sit at a table with a miror in front of your face. How Vein is that? All sarcasm aside though, we sometimes use our fingers to make sure that the food is going into the spoon. If a spoon is what we’re using. It’s the same with a fork. I learned in school to cut away from me when using a knife, but that’s all I know about that one.

“You don’t sound blind.” Answer: How am I suppose to sound? I’ve always wanted to know. Am I suppose to sound like I have a speech problem, or something? lol. Seriously, I’d really like to know. If someone who has said this could explain to me how they think blind people are suppose to sound. I’d be very grateful.

*person yelling* Answer: Wrong disability there bud. I’m deaf, not blind. Seriously, I’m not deaf/blind. No need to yell at me. For those who truly don’t know there is actually a group of one disability. We don’t always have multiple ones. Though, I do thank you for the concern. I do wish you’d save it for someone who is deaf/blind. If you don’t know how to treat just blind or visually impaired people just ask. We’ll be glad to share our knowledge with you.

Can he/she sign their name? Answer: Can you sign your name? If the answer is yes, then you have your answer. Even if it looks like a Doctor wrote it. At least I know no one can steel my identity that way. If our signature does look like a Doctor wrote it, or is other words unreadable you, or someone else may have to serve as a witness. An example of this is if I were to go and get a passport. So, yes in most cases we can write our name.

What’s a matter, are you blind? Answer: Are you sighted? My mom use to ask me this all the time. Though, she meant it as a joke. Yes, I’m blind, and sometimes I have a hard time finding things. I actually don’t mind this question if you’re only joking. My usual response is “Are you blind?” However, if you’re being serious, the answer is, yes. I once went to the hospital with my white cane, and the nurse didn’t notice I was blind until she went to lead me into one of the rooms at the E. R. Until then I thought it was fairly obvious to everyone. I mean, hello! Girl with white cane here. White cane signals my blindness.

Can’t you read? Answer: Can’t you read? Sometimes I wonder. Especially when the sign says do not inter, and you do. Yes I can read, though what I read isn’t print. It’s called braille, and I don’t like it being referred to as dots. Yes I’m aware that’s what it looks like. You wouldn’t want print to be referred to as lines, curves, and weird shapes, would you? Braille has a name. Please use it. Just like you’d use print’s name. I once had a kid ask me that on a bus. She didn’t believe I could read braille, and we got into a fight about it. So, yeah I can read; it’s just not print.

Blind people can’t read twitter. Answer: Oh really, then how did I get an account, and how am I tweeting right now? Seriously, I’ve seen this before. I use a program called a screen reader (text to speech), and a twitter client. If you’re on a mac, Iphone, Ipod, or Ipad it’s called voice over. If you’re on windows the following are available: NVDA, Jaws, window eyes, and Narrator, though it’s not as great as the rest. The twitter clients vary depending on what you’re on though.

Toddler asks why your eyes are closed. Answer: I love little kids. They’re so expressive sometimes. Just explain to them that they’re closed because you can’t open them. If anyone can come up with a better explanation, let me know. Parents, let them ask. That’s how they learn, and most of us don’t mind answering them. It doesn’t embarrass us in the least.

Sighted person either doesn’t say anything, or excuses themselves, and jumps over your cane. Answer: This happened to me all the time in high school. You should teach your kids that it is not a thing to jump over. It’s for us to use, so that we know what’s in front of us. I use to purposefully move it when I knew they were planning to jump over it, so that they’d trip over it. At the same time teachers need to be aware of this, and watch out for it. It’s not cool!

“What’s wrong with your dog’s back? He’s wearing a brace. Did he break his back or something?” Answer: lol. I’m assumming that it’s the dog’s harness. The guidedog’s suppose to wear them when it is working. When they’re not working they do not have to wear them.

5-year-old girl: “Dad! Dad! That dog’s wearing a backpack!” Answer: You should explain to them what it is, again I’m guessing harness. Keep in mind that I don’t have a guidedog. If you don’t know feel free to ask the handler (owner) of the guide dog. I’m sure they won’t mind answering your or your child’s questions. If they tell you that they are running short on time, please make it a point to ask all the questions you need too in the allotted amount of time. If we tell you that we are busy feel free to google your questions, or research it in any other way that you see fit. News flash! The handler’s the one who is letting the dog guide them.

The following comes from missanonymous94. I thank her for this. If you would like to follow her on twitter her twitter name is the following: @missanonymous94.

They ask my mom all the time, “If your daughter is blind, are you learning sign language then?” She’s like, “No, but we learned Braille.”

A doctor asked me how I lived alone for the 2 months before I got Macie. I’m rarely asked questions like that by educated people, especially those in the medical field. I was surprised more than I was offended.

People always ask me and my mom how I cope with my blindness.
They ask me all the time how I pick up after Macie, how I take her out, how she lets me know she needs to go out, etc. They think it’s a huge ordeal.

Whenever I’m at a store or restaurant or whatever, and a sighted person is with me, the waitress or customer service person always asks the person with me, “What does she want?” rather than asking me directly. Some people answer for me, others say, “I don’t know, ask her!” and point at me.

Don’t know if this counts, but people called my cane a stick or poll all the time when I used a cane. (A note from Stephie) My dad calls mine a club.

When me and my brothers walk around sometimes, people see us and me in particular and say, “Awwwww, poor thing.” (A note from Stephie) Why do you feel sorry for us? It seems like you feel more sorry for us, than you do any other disabilities. There’s really no reason to feel sorry for us. We can get out, go grocery shopping, read the paper, pay our bills, and some of us have jobs. In other words we can contribute to society just like you can. I’m not sure why I often want to go on the offensive when I get asked this question, but I do. I try not too though).

People ask me and my mom where I go to school, where I went to school, like the thought of public education doesn’t even cross their minds. (A note from Stephie) Here is the last known figure of blind students who are being mainstreamed, or other wise going to a public school that I have in my brain. Because it’s in my brain I’m not sure how accurate it is now. The last figure that I saw, said that it was about 85% of all blind students attend a public school. When you think about it that’s a lot. Not to mention that there’s no colleges that I know of specifically for blind people. So those of us that choose to go to college have to go to a regular one.)

People ask my mom, “Who helps her when you’re not around?” The idea that I’m independent doesn’t even cross their minds. (A note from Stephie) Hey, unless we say so. Just assume we can do just about anything you can. If you don’t know, ask us. 🙂 I’ve learned in my short life that usually when you assume something without asking first. It is usually wrong, and results in someone, or multiple people being mad at you.)

A Catholic priest asked my mom once, since I’m blind, what is my view of God like? There’s really no answer to this one. (a note from Stephie) Everyone’s vision of god, and heaven are different. Just thought I’d point that out.

Lots and lots and lots of people have said that God will heal me someday, they’ll pray for me, I even had a circle of girls one time put hands on me, cry, speak in tongues and pray over me.

A preacher put his hands on my face and prayed, then when he was done, asked if I could see. He was dead serious too.

A Paragraph from Stephie. I’ve debated about putting this story here, but why not. When I was little there was this old guy who was always in town. Every time he’d see me he’d put his hands on my head, and pray for me. I’ve always found it a bit weird, and uncomfortable when people do that. I wouldn’t tell them no though, because that’s rude.

People have also told my mom that because of her sin, my blindness is how she has to pay for the sins she’s committed. (Note from Stephie) Why? Just why? I don’t truly understand the thought process behind this statement.

Someone told my mom that if I put magnets in my shoes, I would be healed. (a note from Stephie) This is folklore. I’m sure there is tons of this kind of stuff that you believe. It doesn’t make it true. Please, please, do research. I don’t care how. Just please educate yourself. Because, like I always say, when you stop learning you’re dead. 🙂

Someone told my mom that she should have aborted me, and because she didn’t, she had to pay for it by me being blind. (A note from Stephie) I always love to challenge people’s beliefs. Especially when they’re beliefs like these. 🙂

People never ask me, but my brother has heard people talk behind my back asking how I use an iPhone when I can’t see the screen. (A note from Stephie. I’ve seen tweets about this so many times on my timeline. My friends, and I have experienced people being amazed that their Iphones have something so powerful on them. Something that can help us, and that we can pick up any device with it on there, and use it. I or my friends have to explain that it’s called voice over, and how to use it/get to it. I don’t mind.)

Someone on twitter tweeted, how do blind people know when to stop wiping their ass? He was joking, probably never knew a blind person would actually read that. (A note from Stephie) I have no words to write here. I’m speechless.

Someone asked me on twitter, “Who tweets for you?” as if I can’t use twitter myself. (a note from Stephie) Yes, we can use a computer *looks at the person writing this blog. Because I have to dictate it* lol. That was sarcasm. Yes, If I can use a computer that also means that I can do just about anything on the internet that you can. Even use twitter. The only thing I can’t seem to do is access anything with flash enabled.

Someone asked me today how I get dressed. I said, “you mean how I match my clothes?” And he said, “Well, that too.” He didn’t know how I could physically put clothes on without being able to see.

Me and my friend were in a gas station once and a crazy lady saw us with our canes. She asked my friend’s mom if we were blind, and she told her we were. Then the lady said, “Why do they have eyes then?”

My boyfriend has some vision, and he holds his iPhone very close to his face to be able to see it. At least 2 or 3 times now, people have drove by while he was waiting on the bus and said, “Ya forget your readin’ glasses, buddy?”

One day, I was in the store, and this guy just came up and started petting Macie. I said, “Hey, can you do me a favor and please ask me before you pet my dog?” He just stopped, all surprised, and said, “What??!!” I said, “Can you ask me before you pet my dog? She’s a service animal.” He said, “Well, if you’re gonna be all grumpy like that, then…” he turned around, started walking away and said, “You can just go to hell.”

I hope this helps you, or at least amuses you. Thanks for reading!

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