Ashleigh Piccinino

Lampe, MO, United States

About Ashleigh

Bio

I have been blind all my life, but I will not let that squash my dreams of teaching other blind/visually impaired individuals. That might actually help me though because I believe the blind can lead the blind, at least in this case. As you know that now, I have saved a talk I might use with my students, the one from Ronald McCallum on the technology allowing to read. I might not have spelled Ron's last name correctly, but that's all right. I enjoy the site and am now working on learning the new format, which is much more user friendly with JFW.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ashleigh Piccinino
Posted 4 months ago
Dong Woo Jang: The art of bow-making
I liked this little talk. I thought it was funny although I had no room to put that in the ratings. However, I agree that people should be where they are needed all the time, so I might use this for one of my future classes of blind/visually impaired people. Ashleigh P
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Ashleigh Piccinino
Posted 5 months ago
Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read
I enyed this talk. Ihave been told a lot of things about being blind, but that's for anoth time. I have used technology ever since the 90's whenI was in school. Ilearned Braille, listened to books, and now, worked with Jaws for Windows. Ron is very funny, and his history is very interesting as well! Ashleigh Piccinino P.S. Braille is a lot better than audio anyday,but if you cannot get Braille, audio or human readers will work
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Ashleigh Piccinino
Posted 5 months ago
Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers
I agree aout allthis Blind Driver Challenge! If I were driving a car, I would wantto drive something like this from the imaginators. I have heard about this on "Th Braille Monitor" magizine from the NFB, and Mark Rikobono's challenge, showing right now in fct. I would not imagine doin this, but I would like to try one day. Ashleigh Piccinino
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Ashleigh Piccinino
Posted 9 months ago
Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford: In the key of genius
I did very well on that paper, and I am glad my English teacher "made me" choose one of these talks. Before this class, I had never heard of this site before. Now, however, I will keep it both to remember her by and to comment on/view more talks. As it is right now, I have a bunch of them stored in my inbox for personal use. I also have some songs I would like Derek to figure out, one of these being Harry's Wonderous World. However, I would like it to be played as it really was, not remade. Since he played The Bumble Bee, I think there is no problems with him handling a fast piece in the Harry Potter song. I could probably find Derek's page, post some songs on there, and who knows, I just might post some of what I have played before.
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Ashleigh Piccinino
Posted 10 months ago
Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers
I really enjoyed this talk. I have been hearing a lot about the Blind Driver Challenge from the Braille Monitor, edited by Mr. Gary Wunder. I hope Mr. Wong is right, and we have the ability to drive one day. I kinda hope it's in my lifetime, so I can experience it for myself as well. I think it would be really cool to be able to drive, without assistance that is. As it is right now, I like driving a jet ski with a friend's help, and I wonder if those nonvisual interfaces could be used for things like that, you think?