[bct] Re: Reading Books on the Computer

  • From: "Maria" <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 18:15:20 -0500

Hi Lisa,

I have to say that I prefer reading when all of my attention is focused on the 
book, especially if it is a riveting story.  I can read with music in the 
background, or even the TV, but I prefer to read snuggled up in bed or on the 
couch, with no other outside stimuli deflecting my attention.  


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lisa Salinger 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 1:41 PM
  Subject: [bct] Reading Books on the Computer

  This isn't really the most descriptive subject line for what I wanted to say, 
but it's the best I could do while running on limited brain cells.  After all, 
it's Friday afternoon.  (smile)
      I find that the more input I can have at once, the better I like it and 
the more I retain.  Unless I am absolutely riveted, I can't sit and listen to 
an audio book, and even then, the speed is usually cranked up quite a bit.  I'm 
either cleaning, grooming the dogs, eating supper, or doing some other task at 
the same time.  If I'm listening to a book on the computer or BrailleNote, I 
like it best if I'm either doing something as well or if there's background 
music of some kind.  I often read or jot unrelated notes and reminders during 
meetings, and I can pay much better attention than if I simply listen.
      I guess my question is, do you think this is unique to blind people since 
we're not getting the visual stimulation coming in, or is it just one of those 
individual things.  In other words, do I need a chill pill?  (smile)  This has 
interested me for awhile, and I'd be curious to know what others think.

  Lisa Salinger
  Renee, Retired Guide and
  Joie, Guide/SD
  Skype: Joies_Mom

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