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Arts and Crafts After Vision Loss

venetian and murano glass beads

Venetian and Murano Glass Beads

Your vision may have changed, but it's unlikely your imagination has! Simple everyday arts and crafts can be inspired by any product, any experience, at any time. Here are some ideas to try if you are blind or have low vision:

  • Continue to seek creative ideas from magazines or newsletters, but use large print or audio media. Seek inspiration at art and craft shows with friends who have similar interests.
  • Join a craft group to gain new ideas in familiar areas, or take a new class at an adult education program to learn a different type of craft.
  • Visit a preschool or elementary art class and have fun with young creative minds that know no boundaries! Teachers are always looking for volunteers and young children enjoy creating—and their enthusiasm may inspire you.
  • Talk about your interests with others. In this way you're giving others an opportunity to exchange ideas with you, and keep up-to-date with current trends.
  • If you are looking for products that you can use in craft projects, see our Craft and Products for Independent Living areas.

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