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Need Help Finding Timepieces

Would appreciate any recommendations on talking clocks and watches for my 80+ aunt with macular degeneration. Needs to be low tech and sturdy. Thanks so much. Regards, Kathy

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WATCHES THAT TALK



I AM BLIND ANDD HAVE FOUND A COUPLE OF PLACES THAT HANDLE TIMEPEICES FOR THE BLIND. ONE OF THESE IS"RADIO SHACK".
I JUST BOUGHT A WATCH THERE YESTERDAY. IT COST ME AROUND $11. THAT WAS AFTER TAX AND ALL. THE WATCH IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR NINE DOLLARS AND NINTY-NINE CENTS. I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG THOUGH.
I HOPE THAT THIS HAS HELPED A LITTLE. LEAVE ME SOME MAIL AND I WILL HELP AS MUCH AS I CAN. I LOST MY EYESIGHT THROUGH CAR ACCIDENTSS.

THANKS, HAVE A GREAT DAY, OR NIGHT, ALL DEPENDING UPON THE TIME OF READING.
JAMES
12JAC@BELLSOUTH.NET


My feelings on talking watch



I feel that the talking watch is very important to a blind person or a low vision person and I think you should keep the talking watch because it is very importat to have one.

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talking watch



hello,,,,,,,talking watch is for me a definite practical way ,,,,,Im not blind but a volounteer for three years now ,,,,,,,but I used a talking clock myself.


Go to this web site for a watch.



I was looking for a new talking watch and a cane for myself and found this web site: www.maxiaids.com. It has talking and braille watches as well as lots of other things you may find useful.


another web site



hello,,heres another web site that could help you,,,,,,,,www.independentliving.com,,,it got everything too ,,,,,cool site too


I need help finding the price of an antique braile watch looking to sell




Re:Need Help Finding Timepieces



i am legally blind and wuld like to open a store for this type of watches, do you feel there is a need for this?
mrrf726@aol.com


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I'm totally blind and use a talking watch. Radio shack is pretty good and so is maxi aids. With Maxi you have more of a variety to choose from.


Talking Watches



I sell health books and also talking watches, amongst other things. They are simple: You can press a button and she will tell you the time. You can set it to tell you the time on the hour every hour. That feature can be turned off by pressing a button as well which will beep when you press it. Also, you can have a rooster alarm, which is very loud. The watch will also tell you what time the alarm is set to so you are not left guessing. There is Spanish and English version available. I am working on getting a hold of a bilingual one too!!
I sell them for $25, but if someone from AFB mentions they read this posting I can give it for $15 , with s/p fee of only $2.

AJ :)
healthebooks@yahoo.com
www.geociites.com/cbebooks


Re:Need Help Finding Timepieces-NO to MaxiAIDS!



I bought a Talking Watch from MAXIAIDS for my blind dad. It worked for 7 months -- then, the sound became garbled and it was no longer usable. Called the company and they said their products were only repairable for free for 60 days. No jeweler could fix it since the problem was NOT the battery. The process to get it fixed is ridiculous -- send $15 for an estimate -- goodness, how much will they charge to fix it, how long will it take??? -- the watch only cost $30!! I will NOT use MAXIaids again. --Rosediane Heffernan


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Here is a good site for talking products

http://assistivetechnologyservices.com/shop/Talkin...


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Go to futureaids.com and tell them that Gabriela Robinson reffered, you'll find a variety of watches at very affordable prices and the also will ship for free.


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Re: Need Help Finding Timepieces
Posted by Gabrob on 07/12/2009

I'm sorry the store is called future aids but the website is actually www.braillebookstore.com/


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