Just like the sighted, blind people have watches that enable them to know the time, so they will be able to make it to appointments on time or get to meetings, should there be a need. Because the blind are not able to see, the watches either talk, telling the time when a button is pressed, or the time is displayed by means of a Braille interface that has hands on it like a wall clock with hands that the sighted would typically use if they are not using a clock that is digital. Should you be interested in purchasing one of these watches for blind people, the following places is where they can be bought.
The National Federation for the Blind has one of the largest selections of Braille and talking watches of all styles. Some have golden wristbands, and others have only simple ones. These watches can be purchased at reasonable prices, with the average talking watches costing around ten dollars, and the Braille watches costing on average of fifty dollars, as more is done to make them. In order to purchase one from the National Federation for the Blind, you’ll either want to find out the telephone number of your state affiliate and get the necessary information in regards to their store: or, you could also visit the National Federation for the Blind’s national website at www.nfb.org
Maxi Aids is another place that provides a wide range of independent living aids for the blind. Among these independent living aids is a large variety of Braille and talking watches of all styles and colors, so the blind person can look impressive to his sighted peers. Should you want to purchase watches from this place, you can either visit them online at www.maxiaids.com or place a call to them by dialing 1800-522-6294. You’ll want to check back with Maxi Aids often, as the selection is always changing, and there are always good deals that you’ll want to snag up.
Finally, there is good old Radio Shack. Though they do not sell Braille watches, they sell those that talk. The talking watches that are carried by Radio Shack are the simple ones that cost ten dollars. Blind people are very excited that even the talking watches have made it out into mainstream stores. This way, when they are in an emergency need of a watch because the one they have has failed, they can make a quick run like any other out to Radio shack and pick up a talking watch at a reasonable price.
Watches for blind people are just as plentiful and available as are watches for the sighted population. What’s even better is that they can be purchased with little difficulty and at reasonable prices.