Both Sides of Technology

Donna Jodhan thoughtfully reviews some pros and cons of technology as she experiences it as a blind person.  She has found amazing gadgets that she says have greatly improved the quality of her life. She is sometimes able to find assistance when she runs into technical issues but in some cases she has to go out and get a new gadget because she cannot source appropriate technical expertise.

You may be thinking that it is no different for a sighted person and this is very true but for a blind person it is much more difficult, and why? Because there are fewer people around who possess the knowledge to troubleshoot and problem solve in the access technology arena as well as to fix talking devices whenever they fail to work.

Perhaps in addition to Teach Parents Tech there should be a site / community to help people fix their own devices and software

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