Oh no, its okay and i lost my vision. These glasses help me see color. The goveronment gives them out to us for free.
Hi, I'm Jerry whats your name ?
I'm Freddy. I don't mean to be rude ,but i've seen you around before, Why do you always wear these glasses?
Well, that's really interesting .
Doesn't being blind cause you several struggles such as crossing the street and using the elevator at our school?
well especially in our country, Portugal, blindness is a common thing. For example a bell sound rings when its safe cross the street or they use braille in the street traffic lights and most elevators are voice activated now.
Jerry, isn't education and learning a challenge for you since you need special education, that can be really expensive.
Well actually, since the number of blind people in Portugal is increasing, as a result to diabetes, the government provides kids like me with free special education and the same experiences, education as sighted students and provide us with specialized training techniques and selection of appropriate materials. For example, the curriculum for blind people is the same as for sighted people.
ITs the end of the school day and Jerry made a new friend named Freddy and he's really interested in his impaired vision. Jerry;s really happy.
well actually, there is a rule or law in Portugal that prohibits others in schools to tease others because of disabilities.
so Jerry, isn't it hard because many kids tease you for being blind and having disabilities?
Jerry and Freddy are waiting for the bus and Freddy is asking Jerry some questions.
Well some gadgets include: Shoes that guide you,which make moving easier, they have sensors that tell you what obstacles and things might face him on his way, Dominic Wilson invented them in 2012, Self_ driving cars, William Bertelson invented it in 1961; which make transportation easier and a bionic eye, which helps improve our vision, Invented by Dr. Humayan in august 31, 2016.
so, what inventions have scientists created to help blind people with their disabilities?
The bus arrives-the ride home is an hour long. That's a long time to ask as many questions as he wants.
See, this is another invention that scientists created to help make our lives easier. Its like a crbics cube. It also helps direct us like a GPS. Dominic Wilson also invented them
Your'e welcome and it was nice meeting you too.
Well Jerry, I have to leave but before i do i have one last question to ask you. Why are you always holding that white thing in your hand?
Jerry and Freddy sit down in the bus and start talking more about Jerry"s blindness. Freddy"s really interested.
That's there bus stop and Freddy is talking to Jerry about how science has created several inventions to help blind people
Freddy has to go back home and says goodbye to Jerry
Well, thank you for answering my questions, i learned a lot. IT was pleasure meeting you.