Direct Service


Previous Weekly Tips

  • 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.
  • Place a twist tie on the jug handle of the milk to identify it as different from the iced tea jug.
  • Place a rubber band around one of two similarly shaped containers to identify the difference (ex. shampoo and conditioner).
  • Keeping commonly used objects in a specific location helps the identification and locating of that item.
  • When you decrease the distance between a light source and the object to be viewed, the light will increase.
  • Most telephone keypads have a raised dot on the #5 key that can be used as the home key for phone dialing.
  • Light yellow sunglasses help increase contrast.