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.