[bct] chill pill?

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 15:53:52 -0600

Lisa, I don't think you need a chill pill.  You're just Lisa.  I think
you're right about people who are blind often having more energy that
some people because of the point you made, but I know lots of people who
are blind whom I have either trained or worked with who are quite calm
and would prefer listening to a book with nothing else going on in the
background.  I am one of those.  I cannot concentrate on reading and
listening to music.  One or the other of them usually wins out and it's
more often than not the music.  But that's just my strange mind working.
At any rate, it's nice to hear from someone who operates totally
differently.  By the way, what do you do when you are listening to

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lisa Salinger
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 12:42 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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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