[access-uk] Re: Slightly Off Topic - Sound Beacons

Ahh, yes you're quite right Peter, actually that has crossed my mind!

Regards,

Tracy.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Logue" <peterlogue@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:44 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Slightly Off Topic - Sound Beacons


> You wrote:
>
> you can atach the tags to your luggage, so when the person giving you
> assistance leaves your case somewhere else in the carriage and you don't
know
> where, press your button and you'll hear where it is
>
> Hmmm. These days, you might have security take it away and have it blown
up.
> Ka ... Boom ... No knickers.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of
> Tracy Lloyd
> Sent: August 11, 2005 10:26 AM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Slightly Off Topic - Sound Beacons
>
> Or how about the electronic locater device available from the Science
Museum
> shop?  It comes with four tags, each of which emit a different bleeping
> sound.  There are four buttons on the handheld device that comes with it,
> each button corresponds to a different tag.  Once you've pressed the
button,
> the tag will be activated and will sound it's bleeping sound.  Of course
the
> sound beacon as I remember it was pretty loud, and these tags are not as
loud
> as that, but they will certainly help someone I think in certain
> circumstances.  They are good for say ataching to the handle of your hotel
> room door so you can easily find your room again.  Just activate the tag
as
> you are coming down the corridor and you'll hear where your door is and
can
> cue your dog in to find it or locate your door yourself if you are a cane
> user.  Also you can atach the tags to your luggage, so when the person
giving
> you assistance leaves your case somewhere else in the carriage and you
don't
> know where, press your button and you'll hear where it is.  They are quite
> useful, but not sure if they are exactly what Mel is looking for, but
thought
> I'd send this anyway just for other folks who may be interested.
>
> Regards,
>
> Tracy Lloyd.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:59 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Slightly Off Topic - Sound Beacons
>
>
> > Mel,
> >
> > What about the dog???  (I've used mine in a garden before.)
> >
> > Also wind chimes are quite effective.  I don't know if you can still get
> > those key rings that respond when you call or clap your hands . . . but
> > it might be worth looking for something simple and cheap like that.  Of
> > course, if you can afford to do so, you might want a fountain in your
> > garden.  The gentle running water is very soothing - and has various
> > other effects too . . ..  A radio strategically placed by the kitchen
> > door might help you in finding your way back from the lawn.
> >
> > I can't think of anything more right now but hope something grabs you
> > there!
> >
> >
> > --
> > Carol
> > carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> > Of Mel Spooner
> > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:10 PM
> > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [access-uk] Slightly Off Topic - Sound Beacons
> >
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > It would seem that RNIB no longer sells sound beacons.  does anyone have
> > an alternative solution for a blind person to orientate themselves
> > outdoors?
> >
> > Mel
> >
> >
> > Mel Spooner
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