Re: [magnifiers] newly blind
- Hello Zuri,
Wow, what a story you have! I'm sorry to hear of your fate, but there is a lot of hope and help out there. Loy gives some great suggestions on sites with information about screen magnifiers and screen readers. You might also want to check out the American Printing House for the Blind. Their website is www.aph.org. They have a font (called aphont) which has been tested and proven to be a better font for low vision individuals to use on the computer. It is a free download, though not too many sites use it yet. You can test it on their website to see if it is a better option for you. They also have canes available and other adaptive devices. Where are you located? Some of these services may not be available, or may be very costly for shipping outside of the U.S.
I'm not sure exactly what the cause of your blindness is, whether it is a burned retina or just exactly what, but there are support groups out there that may be able to help you answer some of these questions that are a bit outside of the topic of this forum. I'm also looking into a procedure myself, which is experimental, but I don't know if it could be an option for you or not. I'd be glad to share any other information that I can if you want to e-mail me directly, outside the group.
Have a Great Day!
--- On Sat, 8/15/09, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:
From: Loy <loyrg2845@...>
Subject: Re: [magnifiers] newly blind
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 1:27 PM
Here is a few link that might give you some information. God Bless
http://www.magnifie rs.org/Zoomtext magnifier
JAWS and Magic
NVDA, free screen reader
information for blind and vision impaired
http://www.blind- computing. com/
----- Original Message -----
From: "zuriunicorn" <zuriunicorn@ yahoo.com>
To: <magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 2:58 PM
Subject: [magnifiers] newly blind
Great day to u all,
I am Zuri,I need all the assists
anyone can give to me.
I have some central viaion,very foggy like.
I have been searching for sites for blind or
visually impaired people in order to help myself
find out as much as I can to live with my new
I got acid thrown into my face and it burned my eyes.
I really just wanted to give th jest of my situation.
I have been back home for a month now out of a burn center.
What I have done today is read your mails.I like them so I joined.
Is there other sites too.
What is the best magnifiers out here?
I am using the accesibility that came with my computer.
It sounds like zoomtext if not so good,that 9 vers
everyone is mailing about.I have nothing,I no mothing.
I am trying to deal with this blindness.I am a strong girl
but,it si hard to find blind related websites,I been
trying all morning.Is facebook,myspace, ect the ticket?
Mr.Peter I like your posts,and still reading for info
gathering.So much to learn about in order to get the aides
that I need to live a productive life and get back to my
schooling.I need to find that doors thing too.
Ewhere do I get a cane,until I go into rehap?
I am sorry if this list is not for some of the things
that I am asking.If I do not try to find out so how,I weel
stay in the help me zone.I know you nice peoplw
well assist me in starting my new blindness life independence
lifestyle or direct me to others as well.
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