Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Blind Selfy Photo with Daniel and Brian

I'm back in Long Beach for Spring 2014 for an another follow-up echolocation training! Since Juan is out of the country, I met up with an another echolocation and perceptual mobility coach at World Access for the Blind, Brian Bushway for the first time!

今回ロサンゼルスでのエコーロケーションのトレーニングは、Brian Bushwayに習うことになりました

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Age Ice Matcha at Japadog in Vancouver

It's a dessert with green tea flavour ice cream on top of fried hot dog bun!
バンクーバーで見つけた変な食べ物、Japadog! これは年とったアイスではなく、油であげたトドック万のバンズに、抹茶アイスクリームを載せたものです。

Reuniting with a Visually Impaired Friend in Vancouver

Reuniting with a visually impaired friend in Vancouver. It has been 2 years since we hang out last time! 春のバンクーバー、視覚障害者の友達、フランス系カナダ人のフィリップと再会。お互い目の症状が悪化したなあ。

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Wonderful Company at Daniel's House

A photo with Juan Daniel and Daniel's friend, Jules. It was so wonderful to spend some time together, for echolocation and MacOSX migration!
Looking forward to meeting again in future!

The Blind MacBook Pro User Trio

After a couple of days of echolocation brush-up training, I was showing how to use MacOSX with VoiceOver. Setting up the blind-unfriendly Mail app as well as finder settings. Still, they feel more comfortable with Windows 7 and JAWS, but their transition have just begun!

Dinner at Los Eduardos

Our favourite Mexican restaurant, to celebrate the echolocation training day is over!

Taking a Break at Johnny Rebbs

After some good tongue-clicking echolocation exercise, we went to Johnny Rebbs for a hearty breakfast!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Echolocation Training with Daniel and Juan

The echolocation Master, Daniel and Juan offered me a brush-up training. Right here, I was told to click at a building's alcove and walk backwards until I don't hear my click sound. I guess I was as far as 250 yards until I can't hear my click sound. Not too bad, but not strong and keen enough!

After this, we walked around the neighbourhood and they told me my perceptual mobility and echolocation has improved since I received my first training 2 years ago!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Daniel Juan and Me with MacBook in a Patio

Daniel Kish and Juan Ruiz exploring with Apple MacOS, I am help them make a transition. Though Windows and screen reader solution is good, I prefer MacOS X and its VoiceOver. Since Apple supports visually impaired and the blind with accessibility features. like VoiceOver, built right into MacOS, the environment for the blind computer users has improved dramatically!We hope Apple won't drop support for VoiceOver and many other accessibility features, even if Apple shareholders push Apple to pursuit the profitability over accessibility.