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Tips for People with Visual Impairment
Personal Care

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Equipment & Appliances
Family and Friends
Handling Finances
Personal Care
Preparing Meals
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Identifying clothing

Organize clothes by locations in closet and drawers. Some items can be identified by texture, style, or by simple things such as shapes of buttons. Identify the color of clothes by attaching a tactile labeling device. Commonly used labels are clothing tags with raised marks and small safety pins placed in the waistband or collar. Use small safety pins to match socks. Pins placed in specific area of socks can be used to determine color. For example, pinning socks at the toe might designate blue and at the heel might designate brown. Pins socks together before washing to keep pairs matched.
 
Sewing

When sewing or mending take advantage of widely used products such as self-threading needles, Velcro fasteners and Stitch Witchery.
 
Identifying medicines

Use many of the same techniques that you use to label food to identify Medicine containers. The different sizes and shapes of the containers may also be of help