Blind Man vs. DVD Player

Submitted by: benchurchill 5 years ago Tech

Tommy Edison demonstrates whether or not a new SONY DVD player is accessible for someone who is visually impaired.
There are 39 comments:
Male 4,290
Why is he surprised that a device for enjoying visual media does not cater well to the visually impaired?
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Male 2,737
Tommy, your an idiot. (SHHHHHHH!!!! Let`s see if he can read this, on his braille computer,hehehe!)
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Male 2,419
So... is this meant for blind people to watch?
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Female 34
blackcatseye- As someone with 3 blind brothers, and a blind mother who I help navigate through the "non-blind friendly" technology from computers, to cell phones, to dvd players, I find it highly offensive to say, "...see what its like for blind people in Africa for a few weeks." when you obviously haven`t been in either situation. Come back and pass judgement when you have.
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Male 10,339
"including being able to just watch a damn dvd."

DAMNIT! It`s "listen" to a DVD. get it right!
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Female 63
I love all the comments telling him to be quiet and suffer it, or go spend a few weeks in africa, or to put up with the carp that comes with having disabilities.

None of you probably have anything that even impairs you in any degree as this guy does (unless you count the lack of compassion, and just sheer rudeness), when you`ve put up and shut up and spent a week in africa as a blind man, then come back and comment. Till then, it`s not a 3rd world country he lives in, he has the right to expect to be able to live in it, and do exactly the things that you do, including being able to just watch a damn dvd.

Everyone is pushing people with disabilities to try and live "normally" But most of the time they don`t provide the means, including, but not limited to silly things like diferentiating between cash notes. Most people would live normally, but are still reliant on people because of silly things like no braile (and a wide range elsewhere too)
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Male 1,625
[quote]Testosterone poisoning, removes all common sense and rots your brain.[/quote]

I could reply, but it would get me banned
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Male 813
honkeylips, those machines have braille on them because they are the exact same machines that are also located in the lobby of the building. Why would they go and buy a special one just for the drive-thru?
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Female 685
Seriously America, would one of you just slap that guy? First he wants a car, and is blatantly rude when he doesn`t get his way. Maybe he should see what its like for blind people in Africa for a few weeks, then maybe he would learn some manners. Testosterone poisoning, removes all common sense and rots your brain.
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Male 2,552
Am I the only one who just doesn`t like this guy?

The entire world should make everything accessible for the <1% of the world`s population that is blind?
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Male 1,737
"Look at that"

Really? I understand the desire to keep in touch with the world, but this seemed like a waste of time. Unless the point was to get brail instructions into DvD players.
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Male 10,339
Simbha: He is watching Ray because he is saying "drat you" to all us sighted people.

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Male 274
first
world
problems
srsly
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Male 412
He`s not trying to `watch` the DVD; it`s obvious that he would like to listen to the music and dialogue. I`m sure if audio-only versions of all major films were released, he`d be content - but that would be unnecessarily difficult for distribution companies... at least compared to including braille instructions in the DVD packaging.

I notice that he puts Ray on as his first choice; I wonder if blind people tend to like movies/shows with more music in them, such as this one.
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Male 59
Why the piss would a blind person need a DVD player?!
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Male 37,888

I want to sneak into his house one night and move all his furniture.
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Female 2,549
It`s possible for every product producer who print instruction booklet to add the Braille version or atleast make one available for the customers who require them.
Easily fixed and thank him for bringing this to the attention.
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Male 15,510
That was a waste of everybody time
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Male 25,416
And why didnt he just read the instructions :P
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Male 1,311
He should of watched the DVD explaining how to use it then.

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Male 698
Being blind is one of my greatest fear. Without my glasses I am legally blind. Legally blind is slightly better than complete blindness.
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Male 23
@honkeylips Drive-up ATMs have braille because many blind people use taxis to get around and can`t rely on the driver to do the transaction. So, they go to the drive thru and stop the car for the back seat passenger (who is blind) to use the ATM.

Also, blind people can follow stories on TV and in film by listening to the dialogue and music.
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Male 1,586
This is kind of like the drive up ATMs having braille on them; neither one makes much sense to me.
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Female 1,386
If I was blind I`d probably just get a subscription to satellite radio or something and call it good.
I`m not much of a TV person anyway.
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Male 414
the poor guy, I feel really sorry for him watching this. At least he keeps a smile on his face, the trooper.
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Male 934
Here`s what I took from this: being blind sucks over pretty much everything. I`d rather be crippled, deaf and missing an arm than be blind.
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Male 1,053
"Why would a blind person buy a dvd player? At most, he can hear the music, in which case a radio would be just as fine."

Movies have dialogue, and DVD players can also play music CDs.

While I never actually thought about what blind people may buy and try to set up or use themselves, there is something to be said for having braille available especially when so many other languages are included. Yes, there`s additional cost for manufacturers, but a braille version or model may actually bring a manufacturer a new niche market for their products...
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Male 37,888

What`s next? Blind guy complaining about this 3-D tv?
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Male 1,931
If I had no tongue, I would not complain to the chef that I could not taste the food.
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Male 3,412
Next he`ll be complaining that there is no Braille instruction on a video game system.

I understand the complaint but this is what frivolous lawsuits are made of, in the name of "equality".
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Male 5,314
i understand where he`s coming from, but seriously, what good does a dvd player do him?
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Male 171
well its true there are no braille instructions for a dvd player for blind ppl. But then again... Why would a blind person buy a dvd player? At most, he can hear the music, in which case a radio would be just as fine.
Id be more sympathetic if there were no braille instructions on a stereo, since that strikes me as something thats actually useful to a blind person.
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Female 359
He can hear it ....and he wanted to listen to the commentary
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Female 359
seems like a nice man
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Male 153
Am I the only who wonders why a blind man would want to "watch" a dvd?
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Female 359
I love his humor and laugh about the whole thing! :)
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Male 761
How did he even install it in the first place?
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Male 37,888

"OH LOOK!" did the blind guy actaully yell that?

Why didn`t he say "OH LISTEN!" ?

Things that make you go hmmmm?
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Male 23
Link: Blind Man vs. DVD Player [Rate Link] - Tommy Edison demonstrates whether or not a new SONY DVD player is accessible for someone who is visually impaired.
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