Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I need a whack on the head!

So I was commenting on Tina the Turnip's blog, and when I got to the word verification part, I noticed a little handicap sign next to the entry field. Huh? Has that always been there ? I don't think so, it must be new otherwise I wouldn't have noticed it just now. Then for a second I thought maybe it was for 'word vefication challenged' people like me! That would be great! "Aww poor Numbnut, you can't decipher the word vefication ? Aww that's alright just click on this dandy handicap sign and you'll be excused". wouldnt' that have been great ? So I mouse over it and I'm dissapointed to read that it instructs the blogger to type the numbers he hears after clicking on the little handicap button. Then I think : Oh, how nice, they are making it possible for blind people to comment! DUH ! lol Unless they have monitors that simultaneously translate to brail, I'm not so sure. How would they even see the button to click ? How would they know it's there ?

Wouldn't it be cool if they had like brail computer monitors ? Or 3D monitors ? I'm picturing flat screens made out of.... well remember those contraptions we used to press our faces against so that it would be imprinted in the metal spike thingies ? Noooo idea what that was called. Lemme ask Steph if he remembers what they were called so that I can google for an image hehe.

Well, it seems like he doesn't remember what the contraption is called, the oracle doesn't know either (Scott). I just googled for "press your face in little spike thingies" and the results were kind of pornographic... hah! (Told you I needed a whack on the head hehe) Does anyone remember what those things are ? You know what I mean right ? They used to sell them at the It store... They were square/rectangle and you could press your face or your hand in it to give it some cool sort of 3d metal relief ? It was the coolest thing ever when we were kids ? hehe

4 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, yeah, I remember those things... don't know what they were called.

BTW, blind people usually use a program that reads everything on the computer screen to them. It's kind of annoying, actually, because you don't realize how many words there are, for instance, on a webpage that you skim over without reading. The voice-reader thing takes forever!

And I also think the handicapped icon is new. There used to be something you could click on for the same reason, but it wasn't that little icon. Oops, I used the word "handicapped." I think that's non-politically correct now.

crazymrsnancy said...

Ooops, sorry, me too LOL

Scatterbrain said...

I remember those thingys, I know exactly what your talking about, but I don't know what they are called...

Shane said...

HEY! Tina's Turnip ROCKS!!!