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Accessibility Help/ Ideas?

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Re: Accessibility Help/ Ideas?

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Post by manyroads » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:30 am

JayM wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:25 am
What size is the screen on his laptop and what's its resolution? Also, what's the cause of his vision impairment? Cataracts? If so he should get them removed. It's an outpatient surgery: in the hospital at 0-dark-hundred hours AM and home by lunchtime. If he's already had cataract surgery and they've come back, that's even easier to fix: a YAG laser treatment that can be done quickly and painlessly in his opthamologist's office.
He has had some 3-4 eye surgeries... he gets eye (ball) injections every 4 weeks or so. He has glaucoma, cataracts , macular degeneration all have been and are being treated. He's the guy who gets a sharp stick in the eye, every month (today's his day actually). He has had 60 holes (over time) and a couple of shunts, placed in each eye to relieve the pressure. He still sees 20/40 in one eye and 20/300 in the second. All in all, aside from the pain and trauma, he's actually doing very well.
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Re: Accessibility Help/ Ideas?

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Post by KBD » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:49 am

An Alexa device might be very helpful to him with all those vision issues. I'm getting my mom a second one for her bedroom. Alexa can be used for making calls, it has a drop in feature where it acts like a two-way intercom. It can read books, get the weather, read news. I know people are understandably concerned about privacy issues with those devices, but I read this recently:
Echo saved a life
https://www.reddit.com/r/amazonecho/com ... ed_a_life/

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Re: Accessibility Help/ Ideas?

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Post by manyroads » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:54 pm

KBD wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:49 am
An Alexa device might be very helpful to him with all those vision issues. I'm getting my mom a second one for her bedroom. Alexa can be used for making calls, it has a drop in feature where it acts like a two-way intercom. It can read books, get the weather, read news. I know people are understandably concerned about privacy issues with those devices, but I read this recently:
Echo saved a life
https://www.reddit.com/r/amazonecho/com ... ed_a_life/
My grandsons are big fans! :happy:
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Re: Accessibility Help/ Ideas?

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Post by bobbee » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:26 pm

Do they make over-size keyboards?
That might be an idea.

Also sometimes and old fashioned magnifying glass can be handy

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Re: Accessibility Help/ Ideas?

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Post by manyroads » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:31 pm

bobbee wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Do they make over-size keyboards?
That might be an idea.

Also sometimes and old fashioned magnifying glass can be handy
He does like his hand held magnifying glass... ;)
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