Transcript of Clock with Tactile Markings Video

NARRATOR 1: A tactile clock can be very helpful to someone with both hearing and vision loss. It also has a vibrator that vibrates when the alarm goes off.

NARRATOR 2: Paige and Mary in a living room.

PAIGE: I know you were saying sometimes it’s difficult, if you’re baking, you may be sitting in the chair, and the timer goes off on the oven and you don’t hear it.

MARY: Yes.

PAIGE: Well, this little clock has braille on the face, and you just take the cap off of the front.

NARRATOR 2: They remove the plastic cap.

PAIGE: And then there’s braille around the outside, it says 12:00, 1:00; you feel the bumps?

MARY: Yes.

PAIGE: All right, it’s really not braille, it’s just dots. You can set the alarm for an hour, and then, this would either vibrate with a little vibrator that you could put in the chair with you, or it has an audible alarm. I’m going to set the alarm.

NARRATOR 2: She presses a button.

MARY: It’s vibrating, and it keeps my cookies from burning.

PAIGE: That’s right. On the very back of the clock, there’s only one button. If you pull it out, you set the time; if you push it in, then that sets the alarm. And then you would just feel where the hands are on the outside of the clock.

MARY: I was thinking, you know, like when I go on a trip and I need something to get me up when I stay overnight somewhere, this might come in handy.

PAIGE: Yes, it would because it’s very portable. You have an option, you can go with the audio, or you can go with the vibrating.

All right, let’s go make some cookies.

NARRATOR 2: Mary smiles at Paige.