[access-uk] Re: RNIB Sonic Glasses

I'm undecided as whether to try them or not as I am a Guide Dog user and can't 
decide if they will benefit me enough.  As for being self conscious, I can just 
about put up with walking round with one of those small battery powered 
speakers clipped to my collar for my GPS so can't imagine I would want to wear 
goggles.  I did like what I saw of the ultracane though and Ray seemed a good 
idea but I didn't want to lose a hand by holding it so the glasses make a lot 
of sense.      


On 5 Apr 2011, at 15:56, Barry G wrote:

> Hi Jackie - the goggles-type thing was what I was afraid of!!!  I'll still 
> give them a shot though...
> 
> All the best and many thanks,
> Barry
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" 
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> Subject: [access-uk] Re: RNIB Sonic Glasses
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> 
>> Hi Barry
>> 
>> I've tried them out and I think that they are quite good compared to the
>> rest of the vibratory mobility aids like the Ultracane and Ray.  They
>> recognise something you are approaching at head height, and I'm five feet
>> eight.  But the glasses themselves look like goggles.  They are thick
>> plastic, durable specs but are not glam.  I walked with my cane and had them
>> detect overhanging bushes and lamp-posts, not to mention a lorry that was
>> parked in my way.
>> 
>> I felt too self-conscious.  They feel like goggles you would wear if you
>> were working with glass, sand or something protecting your eyes.  A good
>> idea that leaves your hands free to hold a cane, dog and anything else, but
>> not for me.
>> 
>> Kind Regards,
>> 
>> Jackie Cairns
>> J&M Work-Ability
>> 
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>> www.work-ability.co.uk
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>> Barry G
>> Sent: 05 April 2011 11:12
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: RNIB Sonic Glasses
>> 
>> Hi Ibrahim, you comment on the build and wearability of these, and thanks
>> for that.
>> 
>> have you had a chance to try their functionality/practicality/effectiveness
>> yet?  Your impressions would be welcome, as always!
>> 
>> All the best,
>> Barry G
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu 
>> <mailto:ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:46 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] RNIB Sonic Glasses
>> 
>> Hi Everyone.
>> 
>> I've just taken delivery of my RNIB sonic eye glasses, and first
>> impressions are good.  They feel sleek and are solidly built, and although
>> they're made of plastic, they're rugged and durable not to mention quite
>> comfortable.  They have both audio and vibratory feedback and are charged
>> via USB either via plugging the supplied cable in to a USB port on your PC
>> or in to the supplied travel adaptor.
>> 
>> If anyone wants to know more about them, I'd be happy to answer any
>> specific questions, but my general impression and probably a lasting one is
>> that RNIB have yet again come up with a very useful product at a fare price,
>> certainly within the affordability range of most if not all persons who feel
>> they could use a sonic aid but who might be put off by the pricier
>> alternatives.
>> 
>> All the best, Ibrahim.
>> 
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