Gift Ideas for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Adapted Products and Solutions
Read our Mother's Day Gift guide.
- Having difficulty choosing the right tablet or computer? Read this helpful article on choosing the right computer before making your choice.
- A large display or talking watch is useful, but your friend or loved one should have as much input as possible in the selection.
- A watch or clock that seems "easy to use" for a fully sighted person may not be appropriate for an individual who is blind or has low vision.
- Find out about how to select a watch or clock.
- For cutting, slicing, and chopping, consider purchasing a black and white cutting board and learn how to use it!
- Large print measuring cups and spoons are very useful for cooks with low vision.
- Here are some ideas about measuring that you can share.
More Helpful and Useful Gifts
- A large display or talking calculator, large print address book, or other types of office products are practical gifts.
- Keeping track of money is easier to do with a multi-compartment wallet, along with suggestions for identifying money and some shopping tips.
- Is a friend or family member having trouble telling colors apart? Try the Rainbow Color Reader, a Talking Color Identifier.
- Recorders come in handy for all types of projects, including recording a grocery list or list of medications or conversation with one's doctor. Try the Wilson Digital Recorder.
- Consider purchasing a RNIB Pen Friend for recording instructions, notes, and labels. Audio labels can be used for anything, including managing medications!
- And speaking of medications, be sure to check out VisionAware's feature on devices that can be used to identify medications.
- You can find these products and many more through VisionAware's Helpful Products section, which has links to the AFB product database and well as to specialty catalogs.
- Tip: most of these catalogs or stores have gift certificates, as do many online stores.
- AFB now offers fun mugs, tote bags, t-shirts, and even jewelry embossed with Helen Keller quotes.
- You can find more ideas in our holiday present guide.
- Read the Holiday Edition of AccessWorld to learn more about accessible products.
The VisionAware "Getting Started" Kit
People with vision problems can face the future with confidence when they have access to the right information.
- The VisionAware™ Getting Started kit provides Hope and Help to people experiencing vision loss by assisting them in handling challenges caused by visual impairments.
- The kit can be downloaded in Spanish or English in accessible formats.
- You can also sign up with VisionAware to receive free weekly email alerts for more helpful information and tips for everyday living with vision loss.
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