The impact that internet access has on the visually impaired community
A womans face is overlaid with binary code. On either side of her face are digital replicas of a face.Lynette, a recent Huffington Post blogger wrote about the effect the internet has had on her life as a visually impaired person in this article.
Often we take for granted the amount of time, or amount of assistance that we are given by being able to access the internet through our phones, computers and tablets. For Lynette, news would be inaccessible as she can’t read the traditional paper. She would find getting around much harder if Google Maps and other similar maps weren’t able to guide her. Without leaving the house, she wouldn’t know what the weather was and how to dress appropriately.
How has the internet most helped you? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Without the Internet, I wouldn’t be me

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