By Jim Melwert
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A visually impaired woman from Doylestown, frustrated at not being able to follow along with exercise videos, has created a series of workouts for the visually impaired.READ MORE: City Officials Urging Drivers To Slow Down As Pothole Season Arrives Early In Philadelphia
Mel Scott isn’t completely blind, but a degenerative disease has reduced her vision to where she can no longer read or watch TV. So following along with most exercise videos became an exercise in futility:
“You know, ‘Watch me, make sure you’re positioned correctly in front of the TV,’ and then they would say, ‘Do ten of these.’ And I’m thinking, ‘Ten of what?’”READ MORE: Philadelphia Allowing Fans To Return To Sporting Events As City Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions
So she started a company called BlindAlive producing Eyes-Free Fitness.
“Everything is well described, so you don’t have to have anyone help you.”
She adds, “It’s very liberating, and it makes you feel good. And sighted people can do it too, it’s not just for blind people, anybody can do it.”MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Forrest Keys, University Of Arizona Student From Huntingdon Valley
For more details, visit: blindalive.com.