https://www.duolingo.com/BenjaminHa52870

Going blind :(

I am starting to go blind and want to learn more lessons to go on german. Even now I am having my mom type this for me. :(

With love to all, me

5 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanni0604

I wish you the best in continuing your language learning. I will keep you in my prayers. Best of luck, my friend.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

I am thinking of you. You seem to be one who meets challenges and I have no doubt you will meet this one as well.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarshallWr2

help the cause i have https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28563810 we can make a donation website that can get the blind program started and you popkins can be betatesters for

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

Hello Benjamin!

Sometime one does not need to be able to see to learn a language! Listening and speaking is often times enough! Most languages are primarily spoken. Keep going with German!! Don't falter, someday you will be speaking it fluently I am sure. Another thing is, think of Helen Keller, who was DEAF and BLIND, yet she learned to speak a language she had only heard a little of! Other famous people who went blind are, Andrea Bocheli, listen to his music it is amazing, Best of luck Ben! Keep us all posted on how you decide to learn German! Will keep you in my prayers

WinterSoldier.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaytsky2

https://www.fluentin3months.com/no-limitation/

This woman is deaf and partially blind yet she's studying 5 languages. It's very inspirational. All the best

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mereade
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Hi, Benjamin. I'm sorry to hear such sad news but I am sure you will find a way to keep on learning and enjoying it.

There has been a list of resources recently, but it was mostly for the Spanish learners, even though some of the resources have more variants and hopefully a German one too. Language Transfer has a German course that is purely audio based, there is stuff to choose from on the Deutsche Welle website, and I second the recommendation to find out what organisations helping people with a sight condition access books and similar resources. They usually also have a library of both audiobooks and braille.

I wish you all the best. I know language learners who have succeeded despite even more extreme health conditions. Where there is will, there is a way, even though I am definitely not trying to take your struggles lightly, not at all.

I wish you all the best and lots of strength in the times to come.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lernejano
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I am so sorry. Just know that once you’ve adjusted as best you can then you’ll still be able to learn German by listening and speaking.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chineseblossom22

Best of luck to you . Keep on learning as much as possible. Hope your eyes get better Try using http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/ teachingvi
It is for blind and deaf people. (Lizzieiscool123 offered this)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo
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You can usually set the screen font larger.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estefaniammm
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I hope you can keep on using tools to help you to keep on learning. To use another resource, you can also use Pimsleur audio tracks (I have gone over the first "season" and now at teh beginning of the second and I think is pretty good) :-)

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yetanothername
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I sympathize with you. I used to have great vision, but over the last decade it has deteriorated greatly. I'm not quite going blind yet, but it's often a struggle to read things.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lizzieiscool123

maybe this will help http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/teachingvi. it's an online website for blind and deaf people. I really wish this help i know how hard it is.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chineseblossom22

That’s so sweet!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gretchen764540

Duolingo should be made more accessible so more people can use it.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chineseblossom22

‘Best of luck ‘ to you . Keep on learning as much as possible. Hope your eyes get better

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sunny.duolingo

There are many resources you can use to continue learning languages. I am sorry on what you are going through. Ask your local library if they have some tools to help you.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

I've heard that Outback Vision Protocol is very helpful. Cheers!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/La_Mariette

There is a screen reader called Jaws. My ex-husband, who is legally blind, uses it all the time. It basically reads everything on the screen out loud, and also reads the letters as you type.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamohtSMA
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You might find the audio lessons on “Complete German”, and a variety of other languages offered by languagetransfer.org helpful. I’ve used the Complete Spanish. I only need to hit the space bar to pause the lesson, create my response, and hit it again to get the response from an online student and any correction needed to their answer.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

BenJaminHa52870

phopkins1 posted this it might interest you

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28626877

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meital640
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follow your dreams <3

2 months ago
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