Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 4: using computers/the internet etc.

How do you use technology?

Probably one of the most common questions I get asked, (besides how I dream and how I watch TV,) is how I use the internet. I use software that reads the screen out loud to me on both my computer, and my iPhone, (the iPhone has it built-in.) Some people use a braille display that can also be used for this purpose, but I don't because I never coordinate between both the braille display and the screen reader.
The questions people always ask are do you use speech recognition? I didn't used to until I started using Siri on my phone. Also they'll ask something like do you have a braille keyboard? I learned to type when I was like 6, so I know how to touch type, however this does not transfer to a touch screen for me. I have to use a Bluetooth keyboard for my phone. When I'm navigating anything, I never use the mouse, (except in certain very rare situations,) using a screen reader on a computer is keyboard only navigation.

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