How I use technology as a blind person! - Molly Burke (CC)


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How I use technology as a blind person! - Molly Burke (CC)

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Comments to the video: How I use technology as a blind person! - Molly Burke (CC)

Ngarangi 3 days ago
It weird because how does she know what sge touching
Lisa Donaldson 5 days ago
I can't even type that fast on my laptop or phone 👩‍💻📱😄😯
Tara Johnston 5 days ago
I use my I-pad and iPhone to help me see thing since I’m visually impaired. A-ple is great for people that are blind And partly sighted
jose hernandez 5 days ago
What a beautiful person. GOD BLESS U!
Elaine Lewis 6 days ago
The background music is distracting,
Oksana Rodriguez 7 days ago
Why is there a lighter
Sandra Girl 8 days ago
She's blind not stupid. :-) (~>_<)~I love you.
A look inside of a blind teenagers life ! 10 days ago
Hi I am Visually impared I have a I-had an use voiceover on it ! What screen reader do you use on your laptop ? Thanks
Hogwarts Tutor 8 days ago
A look inside of a blind teenagers life ! She has a Mac so it would be VoiceOver for Mac OS, which is different and in some ways harder than VoiceOver on iOS
Emilia Bustamante 14 days ago
You are really inspiring ❤️❤️❤️
Minami Kenjirou 14 days ago
I’m writing a story and one of the characters in it is blind you’re helping me so much about understanding the daily life of a blind person and I wanted to thank you so THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!
Jenna Christine 16 days ago
Do you edit your own videos?
Pernille Sofie Aursøy 16 days ago
1:24 thank you, you turned on my siri😂
Brandon Snead 18 days ago
This is great, but the music is distracting. Is it possible to get a version without the background music?
Rich Carreira 18 days ago
Are you really blind?
Tierra Nauman 21 days ago
Please do a video on Android technology
Hogwarts Tutor 20 days ago
Tierra Nauman I’m an assistant ATT and we specialize in iOS as it caters better to accessibility
Dave M. 21 days ago
I just recently got another flip phone. The physical key pad allows me to blind text w/o voice, which is much harder to do with a virtual keypad.
Jun Xia Chew 25 days ago
How do you do make up ? If you're blind
Hogwarts Tutor 21 days ago
Jun Xia Chew you can take classes
Heather Sailes 28 days ago
I’ve been totally blind all of my life, and when I got my last computer, I bought what you might describe is a gently used 2010 MacBook Pro on Amazon back in 2016 to replace my Lenovo laptop that was running windows seven and JAWS professional. I decided to go with a MacBook because at that point, I already had an iPhone, and I wanted my devices to work seamlessly together. Switching from JAWS for me wasn’t without its hiccups, but it was definitely worth it for me. A very good book that helped me with the switch is put out by national braille press, and it’s called Learn To Use the MAC with VoiceOver: A Step By Step Guide for Blind Users. I would advise any blind computer user who is considering switching to the Mac to keep in mind that the Mack OS has a lot of differences from windows, and that they therefore shouldn’t expect what they learned as a Windows user to necessarily apply to the Mac.
Hogwarts Tutor 26 days ago
Heather Sailes this is so true. My dad is an assistive technology trainer and JAWS user (I use ZoomText). We’ve uses iPhones as our lifeblood for a decade, and the point you make is so true. We bought my mom a MAC mini for Christmas last year, and she gave my dad an account to test out Mac stuff to train people on. It’s actually a major learning curve. The gestures for VoiceOver to iPhone and Mac are even different, not just JAWS to Mac. He always tells clients not to switch unless it’s unavoidable, since many people expect VoiceOver and JAWS to be similar. We will have to look into that book, could be a good curriculum tool
coeurenpoche 28 days ago
Hey Molly, I just came across your youtube channel and I have so many questions. I'm afraid to ask them all though because you have probably explained them already in other videos. I was curious though about how the last day of having vision was like. were you awake when you totally lost your vision or did it happen at night while you were sleeping? I was also curious about how you use youtube. do you read all the comments? How do you know which ones are new? And how do you edit videos? I hope I don't come across as rude, that is not my intention at all
Crimson Cheetah 8 days ago
coeurenpoche She lost her vision gradually, so she didn’t really have a Last day of sight. She has a video called The Last Thing I Ever Saw where she goes more in depth on this topic. Voiceover reads YouTube comments, as well as the commenter’s username, the number of days/weeks/months/years that have passed since the comment was posted, and the number of likes and replies it has. As for editing, I don’t know who edits her videos or if she does it herself. I hope this was helpful.
Lily Miskiw 28 days ago
I like how there’s just a lighter on the table in the background
Bushra Jabeen 29 days ago
Molly,you are an even faster typer than me even though I'm not blind😲👍
Kim B 29 days ago
One question I am really curious! How do you edit and do thumbnails? Do you have someone that does this for you? By the way love your motivation I was actually thinking about being blind very often. This might sound harsh but I am honest. I would give up. Thank you for being so strong and inspirational :)
Tataepeach 29 days ago
She's a faster typer than me.and SHE'S BLIND! THAT IS SO COOL!!
Hogwarts Tutor 26 days ago
Tataepeach I’m legally blind and learning the touch typing thing and BOY IS IT HARD AT FIRST
Jessie Prendergast 1 month ago
I’m just curious on how u cute ur hair just out of curiosity xxxxx love u and I’m new to ur channel xx
Claudia Emily Ko 1 month ago
Awesome video Molly, love your channel!
Song's Sonata 1 month ago
Have you ever used a Windows laptop or desktop with Jaws or any other screen reader?
Alexander Remond 1 month ago
Hi Molly! I just watched 3 of your videos and I found out that you are a very funny person, and I like that; At 8:10min you said that you can still read print. How do you do that? I'm curious. Tight hugs for you!
Hogwarts Tutor 26 days ago
Alexander Remond in a general sense, there are dozens of ways a VI person can read print (as someone who is legally blind, I’ve explored a lot of these options). Some people can read larger or darker print. Other times, a magnifier (nowadays an electronic magnifier), CCTV or other camera based device can be used. Secondly, there is a variety of camera and scanner based OCR software systems that can scan print and read it aloud
Aubrie Whitcomb 1 month ago
I can't imagine not being able to see the screen..
Faith Hansen 1 month ago
and i am geting a dog yay i am happy and people bully me to and say hahaha u are blind and thats sad and i go to the teacher to tell what happend but i love yooouuuu
Faith Hansen 1 month ago
oh yea i am blind to so yay i was 2 when this blind thing happned i took typeinh lessons to
Faith Hansen 1 month ago
l love u i am a drawing a pic o you and i really want to meet you but cant go to meet and greet if you that loveeeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuu
amyinmyheart 1 month ago
The music is so loud and distracting, I can't concentrate on the video at all :/
Mateo&Vale 1 month ago
I just stubbled apon your youtube and i am beyond inspired, i will make my youtube channel dedicated to you because i am truly inspired , my boyfriend is a rapper and he is comming up it would be amazing if you gave him a listen and told me what you think i admire you !
Miss Matti 1 month ago
Haha. no do not turn voice over on if you do not know how to turn it off. My old flat mates cat turned it on once many years ago on my Macbook. it went crazy slow and it became very interesting trying to turn it off.
Hogwarts Tutor 1 month ago
Miss Matti HAHAHA. That’s funny. On a similar note, one time in an AV class I needed to figure out what a keystroke on a Mac was to enable the accessibility menu, and I couldn’t remember it, the teacher had no idea either, and there was no internet. Would up calling my dad from my teachers phone so he could look it up (he trains people on apple products and assistive technology so I he would presumably know the keystroke). He sends me the info. I come home to find out that he had just googled it
bannanina ni_jk_ 1 month ago
did she see black or darkness in her eyes cz M confused ???
roby p 1 month ago
Hi Molly, i'm a developer and I worked quite a bit on iOS apps. I want to suggest that you write emails and reviews for all the applications that you want to use and find not optimal in the voiceover support. I know that it comes always very late in the list of priorities, but every time we received a request from a vision impaired person my boss agreed on raising the priority, or i just did it myself, without asking. Thanks for your videos, i'll show them to my mom who could be losing her sight in the next years.
Hogwarts Tutor 1 month ago
roby p OMG I love this comment. My dad is a VoiceOver user and assistive technology trainer. There are tons of times where a basic label setting can take one app from being amazing to completely useless with VoiceOver. From little things to even big apps like Uber and YouTube. When there is a dev who actually takes the time to make sure these things are useable, it means a lot (a good example was the game Black Box). Just a suggestion, many don’t know but there are “accessibility testers” who can do testing of apps already out for accessibility on a contract basis.
G- GANG 1 month ago
I’m watching this three years after it’s posted, lol 😜
ラーメン 1 month ago
You type faster than me and I can see the keyboard. That's really impressive.
Kyndree Hager 1 month ago
Anyone here in 2018
Blurry Ev 1 month ago
I once accidentally turned that voice over thing on without knowing what it was,and it took me AGES to turn off xD EDIT: now I know what it's for
SVOCRAZY 1 month ago
Molly, what does your Braille pillow say?
Hogwarts Tutor 1 month ago
This video makes me so happy. I never see people who talk about assistive technology like you who knows what your doing. My father and I both have aniridia, and cataracts. He has it worse and he’d a complete rental detachment on one side. He is now an assistive technology trainer and I assist in the summer. And you talk about VoiceOver, but that’s just scratching the surface. Even stuff like JAWS and ZoomText (I’m a ZoomText user”, are just the start. Most people don’t even know about those, or even OCR, Dragon naturally speaking, or any of the hardware out there. And I agree about how much Apple is so great about their mindfulness when it comes to accessibility. I also use two iPads, a iPhone and an apple watch. (PS is anyone is curious and wants something explained feel free to ask me)
lyra ford01 1 month ago
I don't know how anyone can say anything negative about her videos she's amazing
Alexander Kennedy 1 month ago
is she blind
Keanna Cross 1 month ago
Thank you so much for this video my granny is halfway blind and have a phone I’m definitely going to set this up for her. Keep educating and inspiring!
Lluvia Selenita 1 month ago
I am interested in seeing how it works writing on the phone or the iPad, do you type or read out loud and the phone writes it for you? I understand how you don't need to see the keyboard on the laptop, I don't need it either, but it gets confusing on the phone even when I can see. Also, I think I rather learn how to do it blindly so I don't need to look so much at the screen. I need glasses to see and I feel like my eyes are getting kind of tired for looking so much at the screens and I'd rather give them a rest. So I totally would like to learn from you. Thanks for your videos, by the way, and for educating us. I would like to take the chance to say, since I don't comment so often, that I found another reason for people to think you're faking blind : I learned about this when I was taking SSL classes (to communicate with Spanish deaf people). I realized how we take for granted a lot of stuff when we can do it and we also can misinterpret how we get to do something. I see you moving your eyes and your hands in a way I may think for my self I learned watching other people (I think you may have learn it the same way, right?) and it's a way to communicate that I relate to visual communication, and I get how a lot of people don't understand why you do it. It's ignorance. I find it fascinating to discover all the different realities that coexist and learning how I may think I need my eyes to sense something when I am missing other abilities I am using subconsciously. Anyway, thanks a lot.
barry wiegold 1 month ago
The people that give this young lady a hard time whether she is blind or not need to get a life. SHE IS BLIND.
Lorena Lucero 1 month ago
Thank you for educating us! Very informative!
Arianna Soussan 1 month ago
September in 2018 anyone?
Mia Jade 1 month ago
Definition of a beautiful helpful Girl: Molly😍
Ha James 1 month ago
This is sooo amazing! great video which inspires me, tank you for the video
GamerDwarf 1 month ago
Are their any apps i can use to have something like voice over for android
Sawera Mohammad 1 month ago
Oh so she could see things when she was 8 years old
RRFfanforever 1 month ago
Sawera Mohammad she has always been legally blind but lost her vision completely when she was 14 (though she still has light and shadow perception)
Sawera Mohammad 1 month ago
I'm still struggling to believe this, how does she know her phone is white and pink gold, or how does she know that she's holding her laptop the right way up when she showed us on the screen, how did she get hold of her phone, ipad and watch in a simple move. Like idk I'm so surprised
Athqna 22 days ago
1) Someone probs told her. 2) I'm confused, there's a keyboard 2) I mean you could also probably reach for your phone without looking
Sabouha Saad 1 month ago
I feel later in life im gonna lose most my sight I currently cant see clearly without my glasses i can see blurry and big items only. even with my glasses on i cant see medium fonts 2 meters away So it scares me and its my worst nightmare
Sarah J 1 month ago
Do you cut your Videos by yourself and do you create your thumbnails by yourself?
RRFfanforever 1 month ago
Sarah J - someone edits her videos for her (I forgot his name but I have heard her mention him before)
Helen D 1 month ago
And do you ever use Siri on your iPhone? Do you find it helpful?
TheMultiGamer 014 1 month ago
She said if you’re blind and watching this.you cant watch if your blind
RRFfanforever 1 month ago
TheMultiGamer 014 obviously that means listening in this case
Maryan 1 month ago
Oh my gosh that background music is terrible. Great video other wise though.
Idontknow WhoIam 1 month ago
I'll be honest I laughed a little when I saw all apple products because they all start with I 😢 my eye phone my eye pad 😢
Heather Y 1 month ago
I'm sorry. This is WAY OUT OF MY LEAGUE. You are brilliant.
Katy Jane 1 month ago
I did not know you could do that on an iPhone. That's pretty awesome!
Ayesha Fatima 1 month ago
I would never be able to have the resilience that you have. I have had a setback with my ear and that messed me up for a very long time. If i had to deal with being blind (or deaf) i would not be able to continue living. Depression would ruin me. I admire you so much for living your life with aplomb.
BLB 1 month ago
you are so coooooool
Rania Cherie Fundi 1 month ago
I just tried this on my iPhone and it’s so cool I just typed Molly Burke 😁 probably not much but I’m really proud
Jasmine Richards 1 month ago
Heyy I don’t mean to be rude but there’s a rly burning question I have how do you know what colours look like and that you like certain colours my brother has a friend who is blind and we were saying how green the grass looks and he then says what is green I was just wandering
Ashley Nay 1 month ago
You don’t look in a good mood
Nebul 1 month ago
Oh my god. I really hope you will get your sight back in the future. Watching this video.I feel so bad for you. I feel your pain and your inconvenience.
Crimson Cheetah 8 days ago
Nebul She doesn’t want her sight back. She’s perfectly happy without it. You don’t need to feel bad for her. This video and the rest of her channel is positive because it raises awareness of disabilities.
coolname 1 month ago
I am very curious about what’s in my iPhone’s settings, so I play around with that a lot, and when I first stepped upon voiceover I just turned it on, and struggled so much to turn it off 😂 It gave me a small tutorial but I still got confused with all the tapping and just whxjwnxjs, I wish I thought about using siri to help me with this but oh well 😂
Angeline Nystorm 1 month ago
This was so interesting I literally had NO idea how blind people get by or how to speak. Like I am so impressed with both you and the technology. I can't even navigate through my hallways if the lights aren't turned on and here you are making and editing videos short of one sense. Incredible.
silver harris 1 month ago
she needs an apple sponsorship
Maya Alemayehu 1 month ago
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Joanne Saunders 1 month ago
Dude that voice over talks to fast 😂 lol thanks for sharing
kristen marie 1 month ago
She looks so much like Cher Lloyd in this video I love it, it’s so interesting learning about how she goes about her day to day life as a blind person
Caitlyn Arnold 1 month ago
Hey Molly!! We used this video as a demonstration in my college Human Computer Interactions class!! I thought it was cool to see you there in my lecture when I watch your videos regularly. Love you!
DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿ 1 month ago
Man, the background music track was turned up _way_ too loud on this video. Wanted to hear VoiceOver in action, but it was impossible. This particular video would have been better with no music backing at all.
DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿ 1 month ago
A little while after making that comment, I got her Part 2 recommended to me (really more of a remake than a part 2), in which she said she followed commenters' suggestions to leave out the music. That video was way more informative since you could hear the devices, and no, it wasn't awkward.
Me the awesome guy 1 month ago
DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿ without music i feel it would have been a bit awkward to watch
Shannon Mott 1 month ago
I was more interested in how you edit like does someone else do it for you or do they have the speech technology for editing too? Sorry if you get this a lot I don’t want to seem annoying or anything I’m just genuinely curious and you’re actually the first blind youtuber I’ve come across. Also I love your videos :) ❤️ xxx
Hogwarts Tutor 1 month ago
Shannon Mott I’m legally blind and took an AV class once. Voiceover works anywhere on the device, in programs, online, etc.
Mobile Ninga 2 months ago
Can u do a collab with simply nailogical? That would be class If your ever at vid con or a YouTube event or in Canada
TANISH EVERSON 2 months ago
My sister is 45 and went blind about 6 months ago. I have been trying to figure out how to keep her connected to with technology and my daughter saw your video then told me that I need to watch. I’m glad she did because this video has given me hope. Thanks
charmedkitten 2 months ago
This has to be the best video I’ve seen on YouTube. Very educational. Thank you so much for posting this
Kayla Padito 2 months ago
Sorry that you are balin
Alexis 2 months ago
I tried this out before watching this and it took me forever to turn it off 😂
Avery McDonald 2 months ago
Was anyone else wondering why there was a random lighter on the table in the corner?
K . J . Mudge 2 months ago
Its a joke how people haven't yet worked out how a blind person uses modern technology I mean isn't it quiet obvious ? If I were the one asking such ridiculous questions I would be embarrassed at my ignorance and my inability to use common sense and lack of imagination.
Khloe Campbell 2 months ago
molly i tried this. i cant use my phone
Okalein 2 months ago
Voice-over sounding like a grumpy animal crossing character 😂
Arie churiwal 2 months ago
May u be blind but u have a super hearing power cuz i can't understand anything it said
Ajay Sawant 2 months ago
gal u so cool i wanna be ua BFF!!
Essie gray 2 months ago
So I never comment on videos, but I was messing around with voice over and it just dawned on me that this feature would be so helpful for not just blindness but dyslexia or any one who just struggles with reading! I never knew it existed till finding molly and now that I know about it I can help my sister who is dyslexic learn to use it. I wanna thank you molly for educating me on this amazing apple feature and I think It will greatly help improve my sisters life in the future!
sofia cruz 2 months ago
You are such an inspirational person i really admire u
Brittany Davis 2 months ago
Go molly xxxx
DRN 003 Cutman Luvr 2 months ago
Remember kid, Please please PLEASE don’t look at the solar eclipse without safety glasses!
Bailey de Ridder 2 months ago
I have so much respect for people like you, I was talking about you with my dad, how great it is you’re not giving up! I love it so much❤️
R̥ͦo̥ͦs̥ͦḁͦl̥ͦy̥ͦ G̥ͦr̥ͦi̥ͦm̥ͦm̥ͦ 2 months ago
what do you see like is it black or just really blurry
blaze229 2 months ago
I might be going blind soon, nice to know I don’t have to throw all my stuff away. Your video was vary helpful. Thanks for your video.
Hogwarts Tutor 21 days ago
blaze229 there’s a lot of resources out there to keep life as normal as possible and get you the equipment and training you need. Even just some basic googling about private or state funded programs in your state can show you so much.
It’s me Keeyonie marie 2 months ago
Molly does it tell you what the picture you are looking at is
Hogwarts Tutor 21 days ago
It’s me Keeyonie marie actually sometimes it can. There are standalone apps that can. But sometimes they’re really inaccurate and it’s funny. My dad teaches blind people to use technology and I help him by testing apps. My favorite thing to do when testing an app that can recognize objects or people is to try and see how badly I can confuse it.
Ne.ne. ASMR 2 months ago
How do you know that's a picture of Santa Clause if.
Daniel Grant 2 months ago
Samsung has a voice over thing just like apples
Hogwarts Tutor 21 days ago
Daniel Grant while the android devices do have it, it’s not as intuitive or refined as apples
Angel Michelli 2 months ago
I’m a blind woman myself Do you have light perception? I don’t have vision or light perception
Amore 1 month ago
She has light perception to a point, and can see a few colors such as purple.
Black Veil Brides Fan 2 months ago
This is so interesting :)