The Blind Perspective
Posted by mlfiore on 4/18/2011 at 2:01 PM
One of the characters in a story I am writing is blind. Not being blind myself, I would love to start communicating with someone who is completely blind to ask some questions. I want to write this character well.
As I said, I am completely ignorant to what is like to live blind, and am hoping to find someone patient enough to let me ask some questions.
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Re:The Blind PerspectivePosted by Thrill Monster on 4/18/2011 at 2:18 PM
I am blind, but am not copletely blind. The vision in my left eye is 20/690. My right eye, I can't see anything.
Re:The Blind PerspectivePosted by mlfiore on 4/18/2011 at 2:24 PM
I have a lot of questions about guide dogs, (How common are they? What breed are they usually?"), and writing systems (what methods and how they are used)
Re:The Blind PerspectivePosted by Thrill Monster on 4/18/2011 at 9:51 PM
I don't have any experience with guide dogs. For writing, there is something called a BrailleNote and a lot of blind people use talking computers.
Re:The Blind PerspectivePosted by EmergencyRoomNeuron on 4/22/2011 at 7:55 PM
Hey, before I answer anything in detale, I was curious as to why you're putting a blind charector in your story? I'm completely blind and I have a duide dog. There are many things a blind person can us to write, I'll give you names of things and you could look them up. Humanware makes braillenotes and other assistive devices, Freedom Scientific makes pac-mates and jaws, and APH makes braille lights I think. Labs are the most common breed for guide dogs.
Re:The Blind PerspectivePosted by geminifire_22 on 2/8/2012 at 10:08 AM
i am completely blind have had a couple guide dogs and am training to teach others how to use assistive technology and will answer question as long as i am comfortable with the types of questions you ask. if you still need answers my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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