Tips

Previous Weekly Tips
  • Have consumers who can’t find religious materials in an accessible format? Check out our list of accessible religious materials on our Resources page.
  • Need to find an accessible Apple app? Check out www.applevis.com for accessibility reviews.
  • To make print appear straight on the screen of a video magnifier, place the reading material against the back raised edge of the XY table.
  • Sitting closer to the television is sometimes more effective than using a distance low vision aid.
  • 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.

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