I was watching the latest Blind to Billionaire video and, YouTube creator, Matt, was talking about his #Blindability tag and educational campaign. He wanted people from the blind and visually impaired community to post pictures and videos on their social media sites on, July 24th, to help raise awareness that blind and visually impaired people can do a lot of different activities even activities that can sometimes surprise people. Here are my three activities that people are surprised that I can do.
Read regular print. When I was in elementary school the teachers thought that my reading ability was poor. Come to find out not only was I Dyslexic, but I was visually impaired. Now I use a prescription magnifier or my Iphone when I need to access regular print.
Cook and bake. I love to cook and bake. I learned basic cooking skills from my stepdad when I was young, and last year I took some cooking classes at my local blind and visually impaired rehabilitation center. If you look at my Instagram account you know that I have been busy baking lately.
Lastly, that I can use technology. People are surprised that I can use my laptop, Iphone, Ipad and my Amazon Echo. When it comes to my laptop, I use a program called ZoomText. This program talks to me as I type and navigate my computer. I can change the font color and background. When it comes to my Iphone and Ipad I can either zoom in the screen or use the accessible feature called voiceover. Voiceover reads the screen to me. Lastly, last year I learned how to use my Amazon Echo. This has helped me gain more independence. I am able to access my grocery list right from my Alexa app.