[tabi] Re: Ref. programs for pass code security.

  • From: Elizabeth Bowden <elizabeth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:15:38 -0400

Hello Norine
As far as I have seen, most people use the security optionpart the devices.  If 
you needed different information, or want help with research, give me a call.  

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 4, 2014, at 10:15 PM, Norine Labitzke <norine@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sorry to introduce a new topic but don’t know how to do so otherwise; your 
> suggestions would be appreciated.  What  programs have you found for pass 
> code security  that are accessible?  Thanks.  Norine
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Laurie Davis
> Sent: Saturday, October 4, 2014 4:57 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: What's your beef about being blind
> I agree with you, Sila.  I have some usale vision, but see less than you do.  
> Since I need a cane to get around in unfamiliar areas and don’t have much 
> central vision, people think I am totally blind, but that is not true.  It 
> does depend on how much light and contrast there is. 
> I have light perception and can see colors, the more vibrant, the better
> I can read print the size of newspaper headlines.  I can use a CCTV unit, but 
> it would take me about an hour to read a full, regular-size page, which is 
> just not feasible. 
> When I go through buffet lines, I can see a bowl of red stuff, but I can’t 
> tell if it is tomato sauce or strawberries. 
> I prefer to have pets that are solid white or black, or broken-colored 
> (white, marked with black, brown or gray).  If my little red Dachshund I used 
> to have went into the tall grass and leaves, I couldn’t find him, but if the 
> black one did the same thing, I could find her.  I enjoy tropical fish, but 
> they need to be a couple inches long and either the warm colors, black, white 
> or striped contrasting colors. 
> I can see steps going up, as long as there is good light and contrast, but 
> not steps going down.  I will bump into stuff that is not in my visual field. 
> I can’t see anything in great detail.  I wish I could see just a little bit 
> more, because there are some activities I would like to be able to do, but it 
> is just out of reach.
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Sila Miller
> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 8:18 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: What's your beef about being blind
> Well, Mr. and Mrs. McCaul have nailed my #1 and #2 hardships. My close #3 has 
> to do with actually having just a bit of vision. Let me preface just a bit 
> before I explain. I and others have depended upon my tiny little bit of 
> precious vision and I consider myself beyond blessed to have the sight I 
> have. THANK YOU GOD!!! I will continue using it to help myself and others so 
> long as I have it.
> Low vision, partially sighted folks aren't sure which camp they fall into. 
> You can't really "see" but you're not "blind". People understand total 
> blindness but it's difficult to explain to someone what I see much less for 
> them to begin to understand. It's dependent upon light, positioning of light, 
> how tired you are and so on. I used to actually feel like a fraud when I'd 
> pull out my cane.
> Regarding public transit, I still feel a bit guilty using Dial-A-Ride, 
> considering the tremendous overload. However, signs don't mean much to me and 
> if I've never been there, it may as well be in the next county as across a 
> busy parking lot or down the street. How many times has someone said, "over 
> there" or something like that and I've just gone along saying, yep, I totally 
> understand? My cell phone camera, the hand-held CCTV and just gaining self 
> assurance has helped me along but sometimes, I still find myself following 
> the path of least resistance. You know?
> So yes, I’d love to drive, catch someone’s eye across a crowded room while 
> reading their lips or body language but, I’d also love for just 5 minutes to 
> have someone who totally doesn’t “get it” to live inside my head and “see” 
> what I do or don’t…
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Erica
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 8:19 AM
> Subject: [tabi] Re: What's your beef about being blind
> While I certainly miss the driving and the just plain seeing what the heck is 
> around you... 
> when I was asked what I missed/what was the hardest part of being V.I. by a 
> parent who'd recently discovered her infant child had a vision problem, I 
> found myself saying that while visual aids, electronic and otherwise, are 
> wonderfully helpful, there is not one yet which helps with the interpersonal 
> skill deficits a vision problem carries with it: the inability to 
> effectively/consistently make eye contact, the easy ability to recognize 
> someone, the inability to "catch someone's eye" across the room, the 
> difficulty in reading body language. 
> Not to say that, once you've connected with someone, those gaps aren't 
> bridged.... 
> it's getting to that point that's often tricky.
> Erica
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tinetta Cooper <tanetjec@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: tabi <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tue, Sep 30, 2014 7:50 pm
> Subject: [tabi] What's your beef about being blind
> Hi all,
> Another blind TABI user and I were talking today about how blindness is a 
> “bitch”. I’m putting it out there as “What’s your beef about being blind”.
> I’ll start the thread with You can’t see what’s coming at you from any 
> location. For example,you might be walking to a bus stop and a vehicle is 
> speeding up and you might be in peril, or you might be attracting unwanted 
> attention.
> Tell us what’s your beef!
> Tinetta Cooper

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