I created the card called QR code card. I tested it by showing staff who work in shops, café, supermarket. They took the card from me for them to read while writing in the QR book or typing on QR device for me and gave the card back to me. I know they did it.
Why I use the QR code card? I am blind. I cannot see where the QR screen are at any shops so I can’t scan it by my iPhone. Only way I could try at the shop counters showing the lamination card I keep in my bag or coat pocket.
I feel more in control to use the QR card. No matter if I go out with Commguides or friends or on my own. I have the control to do this independently.
You may want to try yourself in different ways of communication needs. It depends if you have or not have the iPhone or your iPhone may not work well. It’s best to have back up to use card. I have the message in my iPhone voice mail saying
“hello Heather here. I am deafblind, I can’t hear you talking on the phone so please SMS me and I can read your text by using my braille device thank you”
See photo and text description of a sample of QR code card to the right hand side of text:
Here is a short video of Heather demonstrating how to use the QR card in a Melbourne café.
By Heather Lawson – email: firstname.lastname@example.org