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In response to comments made about his recent article on Braille watches, Bob Branco wrote:
I wish to respond to a comment made about my article on braille watches. A gentleman referred to the “quality of parts” needed which may justify the higher cost of a braille watch. What additional parts are there, quality or otherwise? You have a few dots put on the watch face, and the lid snaps shut. What else is there to a braille watch that requires the use of a quality part?
In response to comments made about the recent article on Braille watches, Fred wrote:
In the Op Ed page two issues ago and in the most recent issue, there were discussions of Braille watches. Most recently, a reader commented that Braille watches may not be as popular as at an earlier time because fewer blind people are reading Braille.
I want to point out that what we call “Braille watches” really are not Braille. These watches have raised dots around the face of the watch but these dots do not represent numbers but only locations around the clock face. One does not need to be able to read Braille to use a Braille watch. The two activities have nothing to do with each other. To use a watch with raised dots one needs to know the location of 12:00 O’clock, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00. One also needs to know how to tell time on an analog clock; one with hands that point to various points around the clock face.
Sally Ross wrote in to say:
I am behind in thanking everyone for responding to my questions regarding Melatonin helping with sleep cycles. Thank you to everyone who responded. I will be looking into this further.
Sally F. Ross