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Teach the world that being blind isn't sad

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  • Selena145666
    Selena145666 0 cheers 2017-11-09 18:58:00

    Привет перейти к веб-камере порезвиться бесплатно http://v.ht/CKgV

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  • hopeslife
    hopeslife Done 0 cheers 2017-09-14 05:36:42

    I've done this!

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  • hopeslife
    hopeslife Done 3 cheers 2017-08-09 17:48:30

    Ok, so I get asked lots and lots of questions all the time. Lol but now I need to ask a question of my own. Why do people ask the same things, over and over, without fail, all the time? When someone read my profile on gab.ai and it says I'm blind at first he didn't believe me. Then he asked if he could ask some questions and I said sure, but let me give you a link to a blog series I did where I answered the most common things people ask. I gave him this link: http://hopesthoughts.blog/2015/10/ that link has 31 days worth of questions in it. Some I answered together, some separately. Apparently, he didn't look very hard because the questions he asked after that were "how do you use the internet?" and "can you picture things if described? Those are both questions I answered in the series.

    October 2015 – Hope's Thoughts
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  • hopeslife
    hopeslife Done 1 cheers 2017-07-09 06:33:27

    My latest thing has been to contribute to this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/6lt6sq/ada_compliance_and_your_website_should_you/ You can read my comments there, (Reddit username is webgurl83.) In short, I don't think people should be worried legally about accessibility. Mostly because if you're designing for mobile friendly, you'll most likely be fine. Not only that but if I can navigate your site, it's probably fine, even though it most likely won't come close to validating.
    I also took the time last week to listen to the American Counsel of the Blind anual convention. Don't get me wrong, there were a few resolutions and positions I disagreed with. I'm Libertarian, so asking for more federal funding for anything is a bad thing! However, it was good to be updated on what lots of companies are doing when it comes to access, and there are more than a few major companies working on it. I invite anyone here to ask me anything! Look at this thread first though, https://www.reddit.com/r/Blind/comments/55wzgp/how_do_blind_people_use_reddit/?st=j4wcdbzc&sh=d9a76938

    ADA Compliance and Your Website — Should You Actually Be Worried? • r/webdev
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  • hopeslife
    hopeslife Done 4 cheers 2017-03-01 07:20:10

    Right now, I'm trying to hip mom to the fact that I don't have non-24. I do however have insomnia, and when I get headaches, sleep is usually out of the question. Lol right now, I have what I like to call "internet I don't want to go to bed syndrome." Lol because I've been up until 2 or 3 for the past couple weeks just looking at things. Here's a Wikipedia article about non-24. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-24-hour_sleep%E2%80%93wake_disorder Some people may think that insomnia is involved in the symptoms of non24. However it isn't and it shouldn't be. Insomnia while staying on a completely normal schedule is not non24. It does involve waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep. You then fall asleep at strange times during the day. A lot of people don't understand how bad my headaches can get, so they think me waking up in sheer pain and not being able to go back to sleep again, because my brain feels like it's going to burst out of my head, is some form of non-24.

    Non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder
    Non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder (non-24), is one of several chronic circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSDs). It is defined as a "chronic steady pattern comprising [...] daily delays in sleep onset and wake times in an individual living in society." Symptoms result when the non-entrained (free-running) endogenous circadian rhythm drifts out of alignment with the light/dark cycle in nature. The sleep pattern can be quite variable. People with a circadian rhythm that is quite near to 24 hours may be able to sleep on a conventional, socially acceptable schedule, that is, at night. Others, with a "daily" cycle upwards of 25 hours or more may need to adopt a sleep pattern that is congruent with their free-running circadian clock, shifting their sleep times daily, thereby often obtaining satisfactory sleep but suffering social and occupational consequences. The majority of people with non-24 are totally blind, and the failure of entrainment is explained by an absence of photic input to the circadian clock. These people's brains may have normal "body clocks", but the clocks do not receive input from the eyes about environmental light levels, as that requires a functioning retina, optic nerve and visual processing center. The disorder also occurs in sighted people for reasons that are not well understood. Their circadian rhythms are not normal, often running to more than 25 hours. Their visual systems may function normally but their brains are incapable...
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  • hopeslife
    hopeslife Done 10 cheers 2017-02-17 00:33:41

    OK, so I posted a link on Facebook to a post about these: https://coolblindtech.com/orcam-glasses-help-the-blind-read-any-printed-material-and-even-recognize-faces/ It's the same link I'm giving you right now. Someone reacted as "sad." I commented that I'm a naturalist that is, I believe God made me the way I am for a reason. However, that doesn't mean I can't use tech to augment things and make life easier. It would be cool if people could get over the misconception that being blind is this sad, bad thing.

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