In California, where you can have up to 8 characters, it would read:
So do you know what it means?
Although I like to think of it as "genuinely interested in people."
I'm starting on a sequel to Girl, Stolen. When I wrote that book, which is about a blind girl who is accidentally kidnapped when someone steals her step-mom's car, I was working full time and had a kid in middle school. I had zero free time. So I read books about what it's like to be blind and did research on the Internet.
Now I have the freedom to talk to people. Today I'm interviewing someone who is blind and here are some of the questions I want to ask:
- Do you know Braille? How important is it? How many blind people really know Braille?
- What apps do you use/what do you they do? Can you show me?
- How has your life changed in the last five years in terms of technology?
- Do you cook? How do you see how fine the pieces are when chopping or know if things are done?
- Open the freezer - how do you know what’s in it?
- How do you sweep or keep floor clean and know it is?
- How would you walk in straight line across crosswalk without the cues of the sidewalk?
- How would you find the bathroom in a strange building?
- How would you find your locker at school and spin it?
- Do you do any sports?
- What smells do you notice the most?
- Are there sayings people say all the time, like Love Is Blind or getting embarrassed about “see”?
- What’s one thing people always get wrong about what it's like to be blind?
- What’s one thing people don’t realize?
- What would scare you the most?