Previous Weekly Tips
- 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.
- Looking to obtain certification? Check out the professional preparation programs listed here. Many programs have scholarships that cover part or all of the tuition.
- Many assistive technology companies offer interest free payment plans for their equipment.
- Check out past Seminars@Hadley for presentations on many topics.
- iFocus videos from Hadley can help someone learn to use VoiceOver for various tasks.
- Apple has a toll-free helpline for individuals with disabilities: 1-877-204-3930.
- Applications for free 411, directory assistance service, is available from most phone service providers. Just ask for their Disability Service Center.