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
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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 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.
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.
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