Computer Screen is HUGE

RP Truths #036: "Your computer screen and mouse pointer are HUGE." Thanks.
RP Truths #036: “Your computer screen and mouse pointer are HUGE.” Thanks.

This “RP TRUTH” made me chuckle.

As my vision has degenerated, I have started adjusting my ZoomText settings on my work computer to make the cursor larger and colors that contrast more. ZoomText is a program that individuals with low vision can use to adjust the size of things on the computer, contrast or color, size, etc.

The size of everything on my desktop is larger and the font is especially larger. So when a coworker asks me to help with something or when they come to see something on my computer, they often say “WHOA, that’s a REALLY green cursor,” or “WHOA… is that large enough for ya?” They are just trying to joke around, which is fine.. doesn’t bother me. It’s more funny to see their reactions. My boss is really wonderful though because when she shows me things on her computer, she always tries to enlarge them. I am also starting to use the reader on ZoomText more and more and soon will be transitioning to JAWS, a screenreader that most blind users use.

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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