Talking Products for the Blind

Talking products for the blind are available to tell time, announce body weight, play music or answer questions.  One of our newest and favorite talking products is the Amazon Echo.  The Echo plays music or announces the latest news with a simple voice request.  “Alexa, play some 50s music.”

Just imagine, you dropped by my house today for a cup of coffee. We are just chatting along gaily, when suddenly you hear something. What’s that noise??

Talking Alarm Clocks – One of our favorite Talking Products for the Blind

Moshi Voice Interactive Talking Alarm ClockReizen Big LCD Display Talking Alarm ClockTalking Digital Alarm Clock and Temperature *Great for the Blind/Low Vision*Talking Big Button Clock with Alarm and Temperature with Loud Voice

Well, our house is pretty noisy sometimes. As I was typing this post, the alarm went off in the kitchen. A lady’s voice is saying “it’s 7:30 a.m.” and she repeats that phrase about 7 times! and the clock beeps, too!

For the legally blind, these talking products are a fabulous necessity! How many times today have you looked at your watch or a clock?  Talking alarm clocks

Talking Wrist Watches – Men

My husband depends on his talking watch all day every day. If he wakes in the night, and wants to know the time, he just pushes a button on that trusty little talking watch.
We always have at least one spare talking watch on hand. Our local jeweler is most helpful for putting in the new batteries.

Talking Wrist Watch w/AlarmFront Button Talking Watch

Talking Wrist Watches – Women

There are also beautiful talking wrist watches for women. These are feminine and practical. Knowing the time of day keeps us oriented – very important for anyone with low vision.

TimeOptics Women’s Talking Gold-Tone Day Date Alarm Expansion Bracelet WatchTimeOptics Women’s Talking Silver-Tone Pendant Day-Date Alarm Watch

Note: always have a backup product for checking the time. I awoke at 3 a.m. one morning to discover my husband was not home! I found him on the nearby driving range hitting golf balls in the middle of the night. It’s a funny story now, but we learned an important lesson that day. Always double check the time with two talking products before you leave the house. Sometimes talking products malfunction if your batteries are running low.

More Talking Products for the Blind for Consideration

If you or someone you know is visually impaired, you may not know about the wide variety of talking products for the blind. These products are not only convenient but often are necessities of independent living.

The Braille Store Talking Measuring TapeTalking Bathroom Scale, BlackLifetime Voice Calendar Talking OrganizerVoice Blood Glucose Monitoring System

My legally blind husband enjoys having a talking scale.  Before the new technology made talking scales available, he would bring the scales to me and weigh, and I would read his weight for him.  Such a simple thing, you say?  Yes, but imagine if every time you wanted to weigh, you had to find someone else to give you the result.

 

PS I will share a little secret, just for you, readers of this blog — Notice in the photo of my husband, he is looking at his watch! He does not have to look at his watch to hear it, folks! In fact, he barely can see the watch itself. I am not sure he can at all. But I insisted on taking a photo of him with his watch, and this is what I got.  His sense of humor keeps us both on our toes!
PPS Yes, he broke his finger — sliding down a sliding board at our 6 year old grandson’s birthday party! The doctor said, “and how old are you?” lol

About jta

South Carolina grandmother who loves to write, dance, and visit with friends and family.
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7 Responses to Talking Products for the Blind

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  2. mukunda22 says:

    I am so glad you are writing this series on Whitey! He really is a study in what it means to live life to the fullest!!
    .-= mukunda22´s last blog ..The Presence Of The Divine: Allow Her To Lead =-.

  3. Joan Adams says:

    Thank you, Kate! Whitey is a character for sure! And yes, we can
    all learn from him!

  4. Joan Adams says:

    Thank you, Michey! All of us from Pendleton went to the same little country school, and looking back, I think we must have had a teacher
    who taught us to write what we felt. My older sister writes too.
    Thank you for visiting and I am glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  5. Joan Adams says:

    Thank you, Alex! To tell the truth, I learned early in this marriage to nod and listen well. lol But the nodding does not work anymore, so yes, from time to time, I speak and am heard!

  6. Alex says:

    Great Story! I have to ask, do you get a word in edgewise?
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..The Link Wheels On The Bus Go ‘Round And ‘Round =-.

  7. kimsworld says:

    Old habits are hard to break. I am sure he spent more of his life looking at his watch than listening to his watch. It would be so natural to look at it.

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