Previous Weekly Tips
- If you miss reading your local newspaper try Newsline or your state Radio Reading Service. Contact information is available from your state OIB Program.
- Keep confusing the body wash, shampoo and conditioner? Put a rubber band around the shampoo and two around the conditioner. Leave the body wash unmarked.
- Community outreach can help link OIB services and other aging services, providing a more comprehensive experience for your consumer.
- The Confident Living online course from Helen Keller National Center can help you learn about working with adults facing both vision and hearing loss.
- Do you have a question that you wish you could ask someone who understands your OIB challenges? Post a question to the OIB-TAC forum.
- Place rubber bands around cordless phones or remote controls to highlight a line(s) of buttons
- 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.