Tip of the Week

Sitting closer to the television is sometimes more effective than using a distance low vision aid.

Previous Weekly Tips
  • A digital recorder can be used to keep track of short reminders, appointments, phone numbers, etc.
  • Use a bold black pen and write as large as necessary for easier read back.
  • Use an oversized pan or bowl if ingredients need to be stirred, it helps ingredients to stay in the container which reduces clean up.
  • Use a clothes pin or chip clip to keep shoes paired. 
  • Pour coffee into a white cup for increased contrast.
  • Try NFB Newsline to access newspapers; they have an app as well.
  • Face a person with hearing loss when speaking to them.
  • The iCanConnect program can help provide equipment and training for telecommunication devices for individuals who are deafblind.
  • Wear contrasting lipstick when working with a client with hearing loss.
  • Use small safety pins to identify clothing that feels and looks similar to other items in the wardrobe.
  • Hang or fold shirts and pants together to identify matching outfits.
  • When working or playing in your backyard, use a wireless doorbell to help you find the back door; carry the button in your pocket and press the button to hear the location of the door. 
  • Arial font is easier than fonts with serifs for persons with low vision to read.
  • Make reusable labels for food items. When items are used, place labels in a basket. This basket is now the shopping list!
  • Use the sleep button on the talking book player as a timer for tasks that equal 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.