[blindza] Re: An introductory (audio) tutorial

Someone else I spoke to reckons the SANCB might have something along the lines of this at their library and said I should see who I can speak to there, and then maybe I could try record a version of it or something, but let's see...


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy" <mwcathdo@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:00 PM
Subject: [blindza] Re: An introductory (audio) tutorial


       Dear Jacob,

Thank you for your email.

I think you have a very good idea, and I will be to glad to help you to try and put something like that together.

Please keep me up to date on your progress.

Kind regards,

Cathy.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacobk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "BlindZA" <blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 23 July 2008 8:18 AM
Subject: [blindza] An introductory (audio) tutorial


Hi there

Was just thinking this morning after my recent involvement with another newly blind woman that something that might be a perfect starting point would be something like a sort of introductory tutorial for newly VI guys which would maybe just tell them what to expect along the lines of orientation and mobility, living skills/conditions, basic cooking, braille learning etc. etc.

If there was such a thing in written (electronic) format, I could also quite easily convert it into MP3 audio files, or an audio CD, or even on tape, or could even record a real person speaking as such since I've already been using some audio software to record things like the tape aids for the blind tapes onto my computer, record some other sound clips from my KSonar, and even record my own sound effects for my snakes and ladders game, etc. etc.

Did a quick search for something like this on the internet this morning, and didn't seem to find any such thing available for download, and, FWIW, it could also be used for things like getting people going on computers, with devices/gadgets etc. etc., so you could do something like record a sort of instructional audio clip for things like using a pouring sensor, etc. etc., since there are various tutorials out there where you hear the computer speaking in the background while the main person is telling you what's happening. Could really be done for almost any device/gadget. (I know that some of the mainstream things already have their own instructional material, but anyway)

Could very easily put this sort of collection onto tape/audio CD so it would be quite easy for any person to listen to before actually trying to get involved with whatever training/instructional procedure.

This could even include a sort of introductory thing for people who might be getting a guide dog sometime.

Just thought I would ask you if you know of anything like this, or alternatively, we could even try put something like this together or something.

Will also be asking around a bit in case there are already things like this out there that I didn't find this morning, but anyway.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
082 413 4791
'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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