If you *actually have* a physical disability, what is it?

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Choose the most severe physical disability that applies to you. Blank vote if none apply.

Hearing impairment (Moderate to severe in one or both ears)
79
8%
Deafness (Profound in one ear)
21
2%
Deafness (Profound in both ears)
24
3%
Muteness
35
4%
Low vision (Correctable to 20/70-20/200)
436
46%
Legal blindness (Not correctable to 20/200)
35
4%
Blindness (Total in one eye)
42
4%
Disabled/amputated arm or hand
20
2%
Disabled/amputated leg or foot
48
5%
Other (specify) (NOT including mental or milder physical disabilities)
210
22%
 
Total votes: 950

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Re: If you *actually have* a physical disability, what is it?

Post by Scarlet Fox » Tue May 04, 2010 10:07 pm

Minister of Gloom wrote:Apparently, as of a few days ago, I seem to have some sort of problem with a medical name in my right ear that I have never noticed before(if you ignore the constant high pitched buzzing sound that I was always sure everybody could hear).
So I guess I am joining your semi-crippled community. Lucky me.
Uh... My ears always make a high pitch noise (somewhat like some TVs make but a bit more subtle), and usually I can ignore it but sometimes at night if I realize the sound's there or think about it, it'll drive me nuts. Is my thing the same thing as yours? 'Cause I assumed it was pretty much the same for others, too.

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Post by Bara » Tue May 04, 2010 10:22 pm

Scarlet Fox wrote:
Minister of Gloom wrote:Apparently, as of a few days ago, I seem to have some sort of problem with a medical name in my right ear that I have never noticed before(if you ignore the constant high pitched buzzing sound that I was always sure everybody could hear).
So I guess I am joining your semi-crippled community. Lucky me.
Uh... My ears always make a high pitch noise (somewhat like some TVs make but a bit more subtle), and usually I can ignore it but sometimes at night if I realize the sound's there or think about it, it'll drive me nuts. Is my thing the same thing as yours? 'Cause I assumed it was pretty much the same for others, too.
The generic name for the condition you describe.

tinnitus

• noun Medicine ringing or buzzing in the ears.

— ORIGIN Latin, from tinnire ‘to ring, tinkle’.

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Re: If you *actually have* a physical disability, what is it?

Post by Scarlet Fox » Tue May 04, 2010 10:26 pm

Huh, so I guess I do have it. That's interesting, though I wear glasses too and the ringing's much less of a bother than they are to me. I wouldn't really call it a bother at all since I don't notice it like 95% of the time. Though others may have it more severely...

Great, I've been hearing it since I read this thread, though. It's giving me a headache! I'll go watch TV to get my mind off it. :)

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Post by Bara » Tue May 04, 2010 10:28 pm

Scarlet Fox wrote:Huh, so I guess I do have it. That's interesting, though I wear glasses too and the ringing's much less of a bother than they are to me. I wouldn't really call it a bother at all since I don't notice it like 95% of the time. Though others may have it more severely...

Great, I've been hearing it since I read this thread, though. It's giving me a headache! I'll go watch TV to get my mind off it. :)
In the meantime don't think about pink elephants... :mrgreen:

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Re: If you *actually have* a physical disability, what is it?

Post by Superflamer99 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:16 am

I have a rather medium case of narcolepsy, I find myself tuning in and out of days for hours at a time. It's very difficult to fall asleep sometimes; my head feels slightly prickled or tingly all the time.

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Re: If you *actually have* a physical disability, what is it?

Post by Caesius » Wed May 05, 2010 1:28 am

Low vision (Correctable to 20/70-20/200) 40 57%
Quit being so blind, people.

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Post by Superflamer99 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:30 am

Caesius wrote:
Low vision (Correctable to 20/70-20/200) 40 57%
Quit being so blind, people.

OPEN YOUR EEEEEEYES, I SEEE... YOUR EYES ARE OPEN.
yeah...I was going to ask, how could legally blind or completely blind people even see the screen?

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Post by Escalator » Wed May 05, 2010 1:59 am

Superflamer99 wrote:
Caesius wrote:
Low vision (Correctable to 20/70-20/200) 40 57%
Quit being so blind, people.

OPEN YOUR EEEEEEYES, I SEEE... YOUR EYES ARE OPEN.
yeah...I was going to ask, how could legally blind or completely blind people even see the screen?

AFAIK, some blind people have text-to-voice programs.

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Re: If you *actually have* a physical disability, what is it?

Post by Caesius » Wed May 05, 2010 2:02 am

Superflamer99 wrote:
Caesius wrote:
Low vision (Correctable to 20/70-20/200) 40 57%
Quit being so blind, people.

OPEN YOUR EEEEEEYES, I SEEE... YOUR EYES ARE OPEN.
yeah...I was going to ask, how could legally blind or completely blind people even see the screen?
I didn't include an option for completely blind people, actually. Just total blindness in one eye.

As for how people with low vision can see the screen, they can probably see it fine at close distances, but clarity deteriorates sharply as they move further away compared to a person with normal vision. Not sure if it's the same deal with legally blind people, but the 20/x measurement only accounts for objects viewed at a distance of 20 feet, not 2. Also, they can set text to be larger on a computer if they have to, and there are other tools for people who are visually impaired, usually under an "Ease of Access" or "Accessibility" menu.
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Post by Superflamer99 » Wed May 05, 2010 2:45 am

Ahhh, okay. Forgive me, I didn't read well enough apparently; it's 4am and I'm not in a good state to think :X

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Post by Caesius » Wed May 05, 2010 3:02 am

By the way, my vision is somewhere between 20/70 and 20/120 uncorrected and I don't need glasses to read the computer screen. Funny how that only just now occurred to me...
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Post by ZwaY » Tue May 11, 2010 6:12 am

I don't know if it counts or not, but pretty much 80% of my right leg below the knee is metal/synthetics after a nasty car accident when I was 19. I also don't have use of my left pinkie (and only the pinkie, surprisingly) from the same accident. Otherwise, I'm fairly normal.

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Post by Nanashi » Tue May 11, 2010 9:46 am

I have low vision. My real problems are my mental illnesses. Major depressive disorder, and Anxiety disorder I have been diagnosed with. I believe I may have a few others though.

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Post by Member22 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:02 am

I also have low vision, my nearsightedness suddenly began when I was 12 and became worse over the years until about 2006, where my prescribed glasses were -3.5 (L) and -3.75 (R). Since then, I have used glasses of the same corrective power, also, I am obliged by law to drive wearing my glasses. But TBH, I am used to it by now and not bothered to go for the Laser eye treatment, one of my friends completely lost his vision in one of his eyes because of that.
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Post by Hamadyne » Wed May 12, 2010 5:06 pm

I have some nearsightedness, enough to need glasses, but I can still read some things from far away. Text on a computer is small enough where I need it, but I can read that from about 2 feet away. Again, not enough to be a serious problem; driving, for one, is fine.

My real disability, however, would definitely be my autism. I'm higher functioning, but I still have some issues associated with it. I have crappy fine motor control, so typing fast or writing coherently is difficult for me. I'm terrible with sarcasm and jokes, almost never 'getting' the source of the joke until it is explained, or if I know the concept behind the joke. Not a real problem, but something that comes up that is a minor nuisance. I also don't use much facial expressions when I talk (remember those "How are you feeling today?" posters?), usually only a happy, neutral, or angry face. On certain occasions, I may make the classic :3 face (Yay, Shizune!). With some practice in my theatre department and my forensics team, I've gotten better at that.
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