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Sunday Poser # 133- Embracing new ways? – Keep it alive (lifeafter50forwomen.com)
Today, she asks us:
Do you prefer old ways or new technology in your day to day life?
I am definitely a fan of new technology!
I love it! It has proven to be very useful to me, as a blind person!
If I didn’t have a computer that speaks, and voice over on my iPhone, I’d be lost.
I can type, but my screen reader reads it back to me, and on my phone, voice over is built in, thanks, apple, so when I text, the voice reads my messages, my emails, etc.
I also love my Alexa. I actually have two, one in my living room and one in my bedroom.
I do all sorts of things on my Alexa, like ask her questions, listen to music, read, play games, etc.
Reading is another thing I can do now because I am an audible member, and a lot of books are now in audio, but, I read kindle books also, again, thanks to my screen being read out to me.
I have a talking microwave. I have a talking weighing scales.
I used to have a talking alarm clock, but now I just use my Alexa, or phone to tell time.
I also had a thing called a pen friend, that was like a labeler, you record labels on it, and then you put the pen up to the item and the recorded label is read back to you.
It was useful for labeling tins of food, CD’S, DVD’S etc.
I’m so glad all of the tech is available today, years ago, if I’d been around say in the 1950’s or so, I don’t know what I’d have done. I’d certainly have been very limited in what I could do independently.