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Hi All,

 

I wanted to write a quick note to say hi. I'm Zack, a totally blind flight sim enthusiast from the US. I'm only able to play with FSX at all thanks to the add-on community, in particular a lovely program called Its Your Plane. It allows me to control many planes largely by voice command, which while it isn't realistic is probably the closest I'm going to get.

 

I was really into FSX back in 2009 or thereabouts, and have just been bitten by the bug again. I used to love exploring add-ons for ATC and traffic and the like, and need to work on rebuilding my collection. It's a mildly expensive hobby, however. ;) Scenery and so forth isn't very useful for me, obviously, but I adore anything with a big audio component, or that I can use for a more "realistic," experience.

 

I'm hoping to have a fun time around here :)

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Hi Zack,

 

Welcome to AVSIM!  We are honored to have you aboard.  I do not think we have any other members who are blind.  It's a great achievement for you to be able to use FSX even using the It's Your Plane software.  I hope you continue to enjoy flight simulation!  Thanks for posting!

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Hi Zack,

 

Welcome aboard - hope you enjoy your time around here...

:)

 

Regards,
Scott

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Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm very aware that IYP is doing most of the actual "flying," for me, but don't know of any practical alternatives unfortunately. I know some blind simmers seem to actually have flight simulated hardware, though it's possible they have some vision to make such a little more useful. I guess I'll jus keep experimenting and see what I can get working :)

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