I’m always learning and RElearning how to get things done as I adjust to living with vision loss. I discover helpful little things, and big things, that become favorites of mine. Favorites that help make day to day life a little bit easier to manage!
I got to thinking… Since Amazon has become a real “GO TO” for me, then why not give them a shout out in case others, who are blind or Visually impaired, don’t know they are accessible with voiceover.
So, let’s get to it! Here are two awesome services from Amazon!
AMAZON PRIME NOW ~ A few weeks ago, I was stressing out about getting to the store for a few items I needed THAT day. You know, chocolate, a bottle of Pinot Noir, a wedge of brie, etc…just some basics! Ha ha! My son told me about an iPhone app that would help me out and calm me down! A two-for-one if you will! You can download Amazon Prime Now and shop for thousands of daily essentials, grocery necessities, or specialty store items. You can order 1 thing or 31 things, as long as you hit the minimum purchase amount, (Currently $20.). They offer convenient 2-hour windows that you can choose to have the items delivered to your front door the same day!! NO transportation required! WOO HOO!
AMAZON PRIME PANTRY ~ “Low priced everyday essentials, in everyday sizes, delivered to your home.” Well, that pretty much says it! You can go online and fill a huge box, and I mean huge, full of things you can find in the regular grocery store and have it delivered to your front door within a couple days. I’ve even received it overnight! Prime Pantry doesn’t have every name brand available… but, there is definitely a little bit of everything. The prices seem to be in line with standard store prices. If the price seems high… I just don’t buy it. One more thing, when that huge ass box arrives at the front door, it’s like Christmas morning y’all! Oh look! I got coffee, shampoo, almond butter, dish soap, protein bars… omg…just what I wanted! Yipee! NO Santa or transportation required! Woo Hoo!
I did need some help to set up the Prime Now app on my phone, and there was a little trial and error period. But, just like anything else, it takes time to learn new things in the wild blind unknown. Lots of time. So, whether you’re legally blind or fully sighted, I hope Amazon makes your life a little bit easier to manage! And remember the best part… No transportation required!!!!
*Note: Amazon services and information are subject to change. Currently, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to use the above services. The shipping/delivery service is only in select areas.