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Date: 10/23/11 12:45 PM

39 Responses to Blind Man vs. DVD Player

  1. Profile photo of benchurchill
    benchurchill Male 30-39
    23 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Link: Blind Man vs. DVD Player - Tommy Edison demonstrates whether or not a new SONY DVD player is accessible for someone who is visually impaired.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36170 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    "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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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    How did he even install it in the first place?
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    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    I love his humor and laugh about the whole thing! :)
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Am I the only who wonders why a blind man would want to "watch" a dvd?
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    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    seems like a nice man
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    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    He can hear it ....and he wanted to listen to the commentary
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    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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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    i understand where he`s coming from, but seriously, what good does a dvd player do him?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3142 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    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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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    If I had no tongue, I would not complain to the chef that I could not taste the food.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36170 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    What`s next? Blind guy complaining about this 3-D tv?
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    "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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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    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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    asianchamp Male 18-29
    414 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    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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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    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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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    This is kind of like the drive up ATMs having braille on them; neither one makes much sense to me.
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    benchurchill Male 30-39
    23 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    @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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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    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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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    He should of watched the DVD explaining how to use it then.

    <.<
    >.>
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    And why didnt he just read the instructions :P
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    That was a waste of everybody time
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36170 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I want to sneak into his house one night and move all his furniture.
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    sgtstumpy Male 30-39
    59 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    Why the piss would a blind person need a DVD player?!
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    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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    Sock1122 Male 18-29
    274 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 3:47 am
    first
    world
    problems
    srsly
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 5:19 am
    Simbha: He is watching Ray because he is saying "drat you" to all us sighted people.

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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 5:54 am
    "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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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 6:02 am
    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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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 6:04 am
    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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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 6:52 am
    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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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 7:24 am
    Testosterone poisoning, removes all common sense and rots your brain.

    I could reply, but it would get me banned
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    BexyWexy Female 30-39
    63 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 7:50 am
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:13 am
    "including being able to just watch a damn dvd."

    DAMNIT! It`s "listen" to a DVD. get it right!
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    Quaribea Female 40-49
    34 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:28 am
    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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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    So... is this meant for blind people to watch?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    Tommy, your an idiot. (SHHHHHHH!!!! Let`s see if he can read this, on his braille computer,hehehe!)
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    Why is he surprised that a device for enjoying visual media does not cater well to the visually impaired?

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