Ways of seeing

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:10 pm
elettaria: (Beech leaves)
I've been thinking about seeing, and how people with disabilities are part of the social construct of looking and being looked at.

Children look at things and people with unmalicious curiosity, before they're taught by adults not to stare. I think that not staring is primarily about maintaining boundaries and privacy (eye contact is usually taboo on public transport, where you may be pressed so closely to strangers that you can feel the contents of their pockets), but staring is also about wanting to look at something unusual in order to understand it. We don't give real training in how to look at something we find unusual or threatening, and are left with the options of staring invasively or refusing to look. Read more... )
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I just updated ColorfulTabs, and found myself rather irritated by the language being used, which was no doubt meant well but comes off as condescending. I'm curious to know what other folks think. Please do talk about this further in the comments.

[Poll #1480654]
elettaria: (Croton)
The good news: female/female couples given improved birth rights, and a happy response from a couple with two children.

The bad news: 100W incandescent bulbs banned starting from tomorrow. If you need 100W bulbs (I can't tolerate fluorescents due to a medical condition, as is true of many people), go and stockpile NOW.

The ponderings: since blue light stimulates serotonin and suppresses melatonin (i.e. makes us more alert), and orange light allows melatonin to be produced (i.e. makes us sleepy), then why do we persistently associate orange with energy and blue with relaxation?
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
I posted to my journal in August about the problem I'm having with my local pharmacy refusing to print prescription labels that I can actually read. I'm finally getting around to writing a letter to them about it, and here's what I've written so far.

Letter to Boots )

How does this look? Am I getting across what I need and how their current provisions miserably fail to meet my needs, and how legally they're required to make provisions that suit me, rather than telling me, "This is what we provide for people who are visually impaired, if it doesn't suit you then you have the wrong disability"? The one-size-fits-all-disabilities is quite sadly a common approach, and it's really hard to get across that it just won't do. The RNIB legal team are willing to hop in and help once I've got past the first stage of sending this letter. The local pharmacy are trying to palm me off with the excuse that it's not up to them, it's the head office that makes such decisions, but I think I need to be dealing with the actual pharmacy where I'm having the problem.

Cross-posted to my journal, [livejournal.com profile] low_vision and [livejournal.com profile] cfids_me.
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
I posted to my journal in August about the problem I'm having with my local pharmacy refusing to print prescription labels that I can actually read. I'm finally getting around to writing a letter to them about it, and here's what I've written so far.

Letter to Boots )

How does this look? Am I getting across what I need and how their current provisions miserably fail to meet my needs, and how legally they're required to make provisions that suit me, rather than telling me, "This is what we provide for people who are visually impaired, if it doesn't suit you then you have the wrong disability"? The one-size-fits-all-disabilities is quite sadly a common approach, and it's really hard to get across that it just won't do. The RNIB legal team are willing to hop in and help once I've got past the first stage of sending this letter. The local pharmacy are trying to palm me off with the excuse that it's not up to them, it's the head office that makes such decisions, but I think I need to be dealing with the actual pharmacy where I'm having the problem.

Cross-posted to my journal, [livejournal.com profile] low_vision and [livejournal.com profile] cfids_me.
elettaria: (Green lobster coffee cosy)
[livejournal.com profile] codeman38 and I have just created [livejournal.com profile] visual_stress, for anyone who experiences symptoms of visual stress. It's also known as visual processing disorder, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Irlen Syndrome, or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and it takes the form of unpleasant visual distortions or eyestrain when reading, sometimes with headaches or migraine as well. It's commonly treated with colour, for instance in the form of acetate overlays for paper or tinted spectacles. You can read more about it here. There's a strong connection with dyslexia, and some people with processing problems have co-existing auditory processing disorder or other neurological issues.

You don't have to be diagnosed with visual stress to join, just to have difficulties in this general area. People with ME/CFIDS, migraine, MS, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders or ADD/ADHD, for example, often experience visual problems of this nature.
elettaria: (Green lobster coffee cosy)
[livejournal.com profile] codeman38 and I have just created [livejournal.com profile] visual_stress, for anyone who experiences symptoms of visual stress. It's also known as visual processing disorder, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Irlen Syndrome, or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and it takes the form of unpleasant visual distortions or eyestrain when reading, sometimes with headaches or migraine as well. It's commonly treated with colour, for instance in the form of acetate overlays for paper or tinted spectacles. You can read more about it here. There's a strong connection with dyslexia, and some people with processing problems have co-existing auditory processing disorder or other neurological issues.

You don't have to be diagnosed with visual stress to join, just to have difficulties in this general area. People with ME/CFIDS, migraine, MS, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders or ADD/ADHD, for example, often experience visual problems of this nature.
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
Returning to the blogging for Asus project, they have six computers they'll be lending out. Something that looks like a smaller iMac, a 17" gaming laptop, a 15" personal entertainment laptop, a 14" business laptop, a 12" "Ecobook" laptop in bamboo, and a 10" top-spec netbook, the S101. The last two immediately caught my eye. I already have a nice multipurpose 17" laptop, everyone makes those these days, they do what laptops generally do. It's the possibilities of ultra-small laptops, where it's more of a challenge cramming everything in and getting it to work well, that interest me.

Ecobook on bamboo


Decisions, decisions )

The Ecobook

I felt a visceral tug when I saw this laptop. Part of me took one look and joyously squealed, "Trees!" Like Ursula Le Guin, who prides herself on being "the most arboreal science fiction writer", I have a slight obsession with trees. My desktop backgrounds are always botanical, my quilts are becoming more and more so, and I could tell you every kind of wood that I have in my flat, from the rosewood Bluthner piano to the beech doorknobs on my kitchen units to the cheapie untreated pine bookcases in the hall. Anything which evokes trees is a instant hook-in for me.

I don't spend all my time metaphorically swinging about in the branches, though, so let's look at this a mite more analytically. Read more... )
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
Returning to the blogging for Asus project, they have six computers they'll be lending out. Something that looks like a smaller iMac, a 17" gaming laptop, a 15" personal entertainment laptop, a 14" business laptop, a 12" "Ecobook" laptop in bamboo, and a 10" top-spec netbook, the S101. The last two immediately caught my eye. I already have a nice multipurpose 17" laptop, everyone makes those these days, they do what laptops generally do. It's the possibilities of ultra-small laptops, where it's more of a challenge cramming everything in and getting it to work well, that interest me.

Ecobook on bamboo


Decisions, decisions )

The Ecobook

I felt a visceral tug when I saw this laptop. Part of me took one look and joyously squealed, "Trees!" Like Ursula Le Guin, who prides herself on being "the most arboreal science fiction writer", I have a slight obsession with trees. My desktop backgrounds are always botanical, my quilts are becoming more and more so, and I could tell you every kind of wood that I have in my flat, from the rosewood Bluthner piano to the beech doorknobs on my kitchen units to the cheapie untreated pine bookcases in the hall. Anything which evokes trees is a instant hook-in for me.

I don't spend all my time metaphorically swinging about in the branches, though, so let's look at this a mite more analytically. Read more... )
elettaria: (Chocolate teapot)
It's odd to look back at what computers were like fifteen years ago. When I was growing up, the internet was unheard-of, floppy disks were floppy, screens were green on black, printers were dot matrix, computer games were so basic that they now have retro charm, I was one of the few students at my school writing my homework on the computer, and I did so using a word processor called Wordstar which threw a canary fit every time I inserted a footnote – and footnotes formed about a third of the text when translating Virgil. Or possibly the computer hated the virtuous Aeneas even more than I did.

At uni, I went through a few years of all-nighters in computer labs before getting a laptop of my own via the Disabled Students' Allowance. It was a 14” Toshiba Satellite Pro, with rather nice sound for a laptop. and a trackpoint, or “nipple” mouse, right in the middle of the keyboard. They don't seem to have been very popular, those trackpoints, and looking back they probably didn't have the all-singing all-dancing functions that mice and touchpads today need to have. I did like being able to mouse without taking my hands out of their usual typing position, and you'd think they'd be making a comeback for netbooks, small wireless keyboards and the like. I have to confess that the pointer function eventually went barmy and refused to do anything other than charge off to the top right corner of the screen, but that would probably have been fixable if the uni disability computing services had sorted out the motherboard instead of repeatedly replacing the keyboard.

So when that little laptop finally gave up the ghost in 2004, right in the middle of a raging (and hilarious) trolling drama on [livejournal.com profile] gothic_lit which necessitated hastily ringing up [livejournal.com profile] eye_of_a_cat and telling her how to hack into my LJ account so that she could become a co-moderator, I ended up buying a cheap and nasty laptop from PC World, under the illusion that it would only be temporary as I'd be getting another DSA-funded computer soon. No such luck! )

Last year, this beastie began to make alarming noises suggesting that its fan was unhappy. I cosseted it with a gel cooling mat, not to mention feeding it more RAM and buying it an external hard drive, but I couldn't deny that it was getting elderly. This is the time when netbooks had just exploded onto the computer scene, and I was eyeing them with great interest. I'd previously tried a Psion Revo Plus, a PDA which is a forerunner of the netbook. )

Back to the ailing laptop. Those gel cooling mats really make a difference, and I was hoping to get a few more months of life out of the thing yet. I'd been waiting for netbooks to come out in XP, as I use the RNIB's audiobook service via online streaming, which can only be used with NetPlexTalk, which only works in Windows. The idea was that I would get the 9" EEE for small-computer uses now, try to keep going between it and that dying duck of a 14" laptop for as long as possible while the prices went down and the specs went up on laptops, and eventually get a nice big 17" laptop for my main computer and for watching films on. The netbook could live on my sewing table in the living room, where I could listen to audiobooks while quilting and do the odd bit of internet browsing. Alternatively, [livejournal.com profile] ghost_of_a_flea and I could give up the lazy habit of watching films in bed, keep the larger laptop in the living room, and use the EEE as a nice little bedside computer. Since even a 17" laptop is perfectly fine for carrying around the house, it wouldn't be difficult to swap them around, it's just that having a netbook as well as a laptop would save constantly ferrying the same computer between rooms.

This didn't quite go as planned. At last we come to the EEE PC 900. )

To those of you who do have netbooks, which one do you have and how do you get on with it?
elettaria: (Chocolate teapot)
It's odd to look back at what computers were like fifteen years ago. When I was growing up, the internet was unheard-of, floppy disks were floppy, screens were green on black, printers were dot matrix, computer games were so basic that they now have retro charm, I was one of the few students at my school writing my homework on the computer, and I did so using a word processor called Wordstar which threw a canary fit every time I inserted a footnote – and footnotes formed about a third of the text when translating Virgil. Or possibly the computer hated the virtuous Aeneas even more than I did.

At uni, I went through a few years of all-nighters in computer labs before getting a laptop of my own via the Disabled Students' Allowance. It was a 14” Toshiba Satellite Pro, with rather nice sound for a laptop. and a trackpoint, or “nipple” mouse, right in the middle of the keyboard. They don't seem to have been very popular, those trackpoints, and looking back they probably didn't have the all-singing all-dancing functions that mice and touchpads today need to have. I did like being able to mouse without taking my hands out of their usual typing position, and you'd think they'd be making a comeback for netbooks, small wireless keyboards and the like. I have to confess that the pointer function eventually went barmy and refused to do anything other than charge off to the top right corner of the screen, but that would probably have been fixable if the uni disability computing services had sorted out the motherboard instead of repeatedly replacing the keyboard.

So when that little laptop finally gave up the ghost in 2004, right in the middle of a raging (and hilarious) trolling drama on [livejournal.com profile] gothic_lit which necessitated hastily ringing up [livejournal.com profile] eye_of_a_cat and telling her how to hack into my LJ account so that she could become a co-moderator, I ended up buying a cheap and nasty laptop from PC World, under the illusion that it would only be temporary as I'd be getting another DSA-funded computer soon. No such luck! )

Last year, this beastie began to make alarming noises suggesting that its fan was unhappy. I cosseted it with a gel cooling mat, not to mention feeding it more RAM and buying it an external hard drive, but I couldn't deny that it was getting elderly. This is the time when netbooks had just exploded onto the computer scene, and I was eyeing them with great interest. I'd previously tried a Psion Revo Plus, a PDA which is a forerunner of the netbook. )

Back to the ailing laptop. Those gel cooling mats really make a difference, and I was hoping to get a few more months of life out of the thing yet. I'd been waiting for netbooks to come out in XP, as I use the RNIB's audiobook service via online streaming, which can only be used with NetPlexTalk, which only works in Windows. The idea was that I would get the 9" EEE for small-computer uses now, try to keep going between it and that dying duck of a 14" laptop for as long as possible while the prices went down and the specs went up on laptops, and eventually get a nice big 17" laptop for my main computer and for watching films on. The netbook could live on my sewing table in the living room, where I could listen to audiobooks while quilting and do the odd bit of internet browsing. Alternatively, [livejournal.com profile] ghost_of_a_flea and I could give up the lazy habit of watching films in bed, keep the larger laptop in the living room, and use the EEE as a nice little bedside computer. Since even a 17" laptop is perfectly fine for carrying around the house, it wouldn't be difficult to swap them around, it's just that having a netbook as well as a laptop would save constantly ferrying the same computer between rooms.

This didn't quite go as planned. At last we come to the EEE PC 900. )

To those of you who do have netbooks, which one do you have and how do you get on with it?
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
Now we've got most of your computer in a good colour scheme, let's turn our attention to Firefox. The great thing about open source software is that people can add all sorts of useful things to it. The snag is that not everything gets updated at once. Some of the add-ons I'm about to recommend aren't yet quite as functional in Firefox 3 as they might be, but overall you can still get a very nice set-up, and matters will undoubtedly improve before long. As well as making reading more comfortable, you can also use colour to organise your browser tabs so that it's easier to tell them apart at a single glance.

The standard way to change your colours in Firefox is to go to Tools, Options, Content, Colours. The range of colours is unfortunately small, and I find most of them unsuitable for text or background use due to being too bright. If you tick "Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above", then the browser will show websites as they were originally designed. If you untick that box, then all text will change to a your chosen text and link colours, while everything except for text entry boxes (which will be either white or your OS theme colour) will be the background colour you choose. This isn't as good as it sounds. Websites use different coloured backgrounds and images to assist in navigation and focus attention on certain areas. If you prefer light text on black background, then your problem will be that most websites assume a light coloured background, and any text that was originally coloured may not show up on black, while some text that was originally black may stay black and not show up either. If you prefer dark text on light background, you will probably appreciate having darker areas on the rest of the page to give it definition and reduce glare. The following examples will illustrate this. Click on the images for larger versions.

Changing the colour scheme in Firefox, and why you don't want to do it this way )

Accessibar: the solution? )

Now for something completely different...ColorfulTabs! )

Add-ons that didn't do much for me: Firefox Accessibility, WebVisum, AnyColor )

All of these extensions can be found at the very useful AccessFirefox.org.
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
Now we've got most of your computer in a good colour scheme, let's turn our attention to Firefox. The great thing about open source software is that people can add all sorts of useful things to it. The snag is that not everything gets updated at once. Some of the add-ons I'm about to recommend aren't yet quite as functional in Firefox 3 as they might be, but overall you can still get a very nice set-up, and matters will undoubtedly improve before long. As well as making reading more comfortable, you can also use colour to organise your browser tabs so that it's easier to tell them apart at a single glance.

The standard way to change your colours in Firefox is to go to Tools, Options, Content, Colours. The range of colours is unfortunately small, and I find most of them unsuitable for text or background use due to being too bright. If you tick "Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above", then the browser will show websites as they were originally designed. If you untick that box, then all text will change to a your chosen text and link colours, while everything except for text entry boxes (which will be either white or your OS theme colour) will be the background colour you choose. This isn't as good as it sounds. Websites use different coloured backgrounds and images to assist in navigation and focus attention on certain areas. If you prefer light text on black background, then your problem will be that most websites assume a light coloured background, and any text that was originally coloured may not show up on black, while some text that was originally black may stay black and not show up either. If you prefer dark text on light background, you will probably appreciate having darker areas on the rest of the page to give it definition and reduce glare. The following examples will illustrate this. Click on the images for larger versions.

Changing the colour scheme in Firefox, and why you don't want to do it this way )

Accessibar: the solution? )

Now for something completely different...ColorfulTabs! )

Add-ons that didn't do much for me: Firefox Accessibility, WebVisum, AnyColor )

All of these extensions can be found at the very useful AccessFirefox.org.
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
So I've already reviewed monitor colour overlay filters, which may be useful if you have eyestrain, dyslexia, Meares-Irlen Syndrome (also called scotopic sensitivity or Visual Stress), eye problems from ME/CFIDS, migraine, or autism spectrum disorders. Now let's look at how you can adjust colour directly on your computer, and how you might like to do so for your visual comfort. This post will cover operating systems, office suites and instant messaging clients, and the next will focus on ways to adjust Firefox. I'll cover changing the size of text and images in another post.

Operating systems - Windows XP and Vista

Firstly, you can tweak your OS. That link gives you an almost bewildering amount of information, so if you want to change the colour scheme, let's start with Windows XP, where there are excellent instructions here. This will set the general colour scheme for your computer, though not for websites (apart from the odd text entry box and such). You can use any colours that you choose, not just the small range of preset colours, although you may be limited in how they relate to each other. If you sometimes use coloured overlays, remember to check your colour scheme both with and without them. There are certain areas where I'd advise against bright colours, such as the text box background (where I use a pale colour), where you will have very large areas, and the message box text (where I use a medium colour with a fair bit of grey in there), which is also used for toolbar menus and can be overwhelming or distracting in bright colours. You may wish to change your colour scheme from time to time to avoid eyestrain. I usually switch between a muted blue and a soft green. With practice, you will probably find out which areas and applications you prefer in bright colours, greys, dark or light colours. If your colour schemes don't quite look right, you can use a colour wheel to make them look more natural. Shade darker colours a little closer to violet, and lighter colours a little closer to yellow, as this is how colours naturally behave with light and shadow (shadows are actually violet, not black). This is probably just cosmetic, but a colour scheme which you like to look at is one that you're more likely to keep. Remember that increasing the text size may change the colours you need, as it may cause the effect of an increase in contrast.

Vista - not as different as you might think )

Macs and Linux )

Microsoft Word )

Open Office )

Trillian )

Windows Live Messenger )
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
So I've already reviewed monitor colour overlay filters, which may be useful if you have eyestrain, dyslexia, Meares-Irlen Syndrome (also called scotopic sensitivity or Visual Stress), eye problems from ME/CFIDS, migraine, or autism spectrum disorders. Now let's look at how you can adjust colour directly on your computer, and how you might like to do so for your visual comfort. This post will cover operating systems, office suites and instant messaging clients, and the next will focus on ways to adjust Firefox. I'll cover changing the size of text and images in another post.

Operating systems - Windows XP and Vista

Firstly, you can tweak your OS. That link gives you an almost bewildering amount of information, so if you want to change the colour scheme, let's start with Windows XP, where there are excellent instructions here. This will set the general colour scheme for your computer, though not for websites (apart from the odd text entry box and such). You can use any colours that you choose, not just the small range of preset colours, although you may be limited in how they relate to each other. If you sometimes use coloured overlays, remember to check your colour scheme both with and without them. There are certain areas where I'd advise against bright colours, such as the text box background (where I use a pale colour), where you will have very large areas, and the message box text (where I use a medium colour with a fair bit of grey in there), which is also used for toolbar menus and can be overwhelming or distracting in bright colours. You may wish to change your colour scheme from time to time to avoid eyestrain. I usually switch between a muted blue and a soft green. With practice, you will probably find out which areas and applications you prefer in bright colours, greys, dark or light colours. If your colour schemes don't quite look right, you can use a colour wheel to make them look more natural. Shade darker colours a little closer to violet, and lighter colours a little closer to yellow, as this is how colours naturally behave with light and shadow (shadows are actually violet, not black). This is probably just cosmetic, but a colour scheme which you like to look at is one that you're more likely to keep. Remember that increasing the text size may change the colours you need, as it may cause the effect of an increase in contrast.

Vista - not as different as you might think )

Macs and Linux )

Microsoft Word )

Open Office )

Trillian )

Windows Live Messenger )
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
If you have any of the following:

* Blindness
* Partial sight
* Meares-Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity/Visual Stress
* Dyslexia
* Other visual problems e.g. from autism spectrum disorders
* Migraine with visual triggers

then comment here to tell me about your experiences, the adaptations or software you use or are interested in, what it's like surfing the web, what you'd want to know about a computer or computer equipment before buying it, and anything else you think is relevant. You can write on behalf of someone you know too.
elettaria: (Spiral aloe)
If you have any of the following:

* Blindness
* Partial sight
* Meares-Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity/Visual Stress
* Dyslexia
* Other visual problems e.g. from autism spectrum disorders
* Migraine with visual triggers

then comment here to tell me about your experiences, the adaptations or software you use or are interested in, what it's like surfing the web, what you'd want to know about a computer or computer equipment before buying it, and anything else you think is relevant. You can write on behalf of someone you know too.
elettaria: (Default)
Asus, the company who started the netbook craze, have decided that they want to hear more from ordinary users. They've set up a project where six people will get to blog for a month about one of a range of six laptops, ranging in size from a netbook to an equivalent of the iMac. I've long wanted to see something like this, because professional computer reviewers do a sterling job but often leave out so many of the details I'm dying to know. Some of this is quite ordinary – surely I can't be the only person who wants to know how good the speakers are – but much of it is relevant to me as a disabled person.

Why should Asus be interested in the opinions of disabled computer users, I hear you cry? Well, for starters there are an awful lot of us. I've given up trying to keep track of the estimated number of people with disabilities in the UK, mainly due to all the different definitions of “disability”, but 10-20% seems a common range. AbilityNet, a company which helps disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology, tells me that the most common reason people have for seeking help is visual problems, and the second is RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). At this point I'm going to stop and switch terminology, because I think “accessibility” is actually a more useful term right now. This isn't just about people with obvious disabilities, this issue applies to everyone. I'll wager that few people have never made some adjustment to make their computer easier to use, whether it's raising the monitor or getting a more suitable chair.

Quite apart from the 3 million people in the UK who are unable to read standard print... )
elettaria: (Default)
Asus, the company who started the netbook craze, have decided that they want to hear more from ordinary users. They've set up a project where six people will get to blog for a month about one of a range of six laptops, ranging in size from a netbook to an equivalent of the iMac. I've long wanted to see something like this, because professional computer reviewers do a sterling job but often leave out so many of the details I'm dying to know. Some of this is quite ordinary – surely I can't be the only person who wants to know how good the speakers are – but much of it is relevant to me as a disabled person.

Why should Asus be interested in the opinions of disabled computer users, I hear you cry? Well, for starters there are an awful lot of us. I've given up trying to keep track of the estimated number of people with disabilities in the UK, mainly due to all the different definitions of “disability”, but 10-20% seems a common range. AbilityNet, a company which helps disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology, tells me that the most common reason people have for seeking help is visual problems, and the second is RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). At this point I'm going to stop and switch terminology, because I think “accessibility” is actually a more useful term right now. This isn't just about people with obvious disabilities, this issue applies to everyone. I'll wager that few people have never made some adjustment to make their computer easier to use, whether it's raising the monitor or getting a more suitable chair.

Quite apart from the 3 million people in the UK who are unable to read standard print... )
elettaria: (Default)
What are they? Sheets of transparent plastic in a range of five colours (only three for the largest) that you place over your computer screen. One side is matte, one side shiny. The matteness helps reduce glare, which is particularly useful as most monitor screens these days are high gloss.

What are they for? Certain visual problems, in particular dyslexia and Meares Irlen Syndrome, can be improved by the use of colour to reduce the visual distortions and discomfort caused by these visual processing disorders. Eye problems due to ME/CFIDS or autism spectrum disorders may also benefit, and they can be useful for people suffering from eyestrain or migraine. Colour overlays have long been used for placing over printed paper, although as they're very awkward to use on books due to the curve of the page, people usually graduate to tinted spectacles after using the overlays for a trial period to see if colour helps them. These monitor overlays are simply larger versions of the A4 reading overlays, though in a much smaller range of colours. Different people need different colours, it's specific to each person, and the colour needed for an overlay may be different to the colour needed for spectacles. My spectacles are tinted pure blue, but my preferred overlay colour is lime green.

Where can you buy them? Read more... )

Cross-posted to my journal, [livejournal.com profile] migraines, [livejournal.com profile] disabledstudent, [livejournal.com profile] low_vision and [livejournal.com profile] cfids_me.

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