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From the Ted Talk by Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

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But one time I was in onlkaad walking along Broadway, and came to a corner. I was waiting for an audible pedestrian signal, and as it went off, I was just about to step out into the seetrt, when all of a sudden, my right hand was just gpepird by this guy, and he yanked my arm and pllued me out into the crosswalk and was dragging me out across the street, speaking to me in Mandarin. (Laughter) It's like, there was no escape from this man's death grip, but he got me safely there. What could I do? But believe me, there are more polite ways to offer acnsastise. We don't know you're there, so it's kind of nice to say "Hello" first. "Would you like some help?"

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But one time I was in _______ walking along Broadway, and came to a corner. I was waiting for an audible pedestrian signal, and as it went off, I was just about to step out into the ______, when all of a sudden, my right hand was just _______ by this guy, and he yanked my arm and ______ me out into the crosswalk and was dragging me out across the street, speaking to me in Mandarin. (Laughter) It's like, there was no escape from this man's death grip, but he got me safely there. What could I do? But believe me, there are more polite ways to offer __________. We don't know you're there, so it's kind of nice to say "Hello" first. "Would you like some help?"

Solution

  1. street
  2. pulled
  3. oakland
  4. gripped
  5. assistance

Original Text

But one time I was in Oakland walking along Broadway, and came to a corner. I was waiting for an audible pedestrian signal, and as it went off, I was just about to step out into the street, when all of a sudden, my right hand was just gripped by this guy, and he yanked my arm and pulled me out into the crosswalk and was dragging me out across the street, speaking to me in Mandarin. (Laughter) It's like, there was no escape from this man's death grip, but he got me safely there. What could I do? But believe me, there are more polite ways to offer assistance. We don't know you're there, so it's kind of nice to say "Hello" first. "Would you like some help?"

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
audible pedestrian 2
sighted experience 2
unsighted experience 2
short period 2
pretty cool 2

Important Words

  1. arm
  2. assistance
  3. audible
  4. broadway
  5. corner
  6. crosswalk
  7. death
  8. dragging
  9. escape
  10. grip
  11. gripped
  12. guy
  13. hand
  14. kind
  15. laughter
  16. mandarin
  17. nice
  18. oakland
  19. offer
  20. pedestrian
  21. polite
  22. pulled
  23. safely
  24. signal
  25. speaking
  26. step
  27. street
  28. sudden
  29. time
  30. waiting
  31. walking
  32. ways
  33. yanked