Tip of the Day #22 – How to Make a Microwave Accessible

Today’s tip of the day is a simple and easy way to make a microwave accessible for someone who is blind and visually impaired or low vision. Microwaves are an important tool that most people use daily from heating food to cooking full meals. For someone who is blind and visually impaired or low vision,Continue reading “Tip of the Day #22 – How to Make a Microwave Accessible”

Tip of the Day #19 – High Contrast Light Switch

Locating light switches can be challenging for someone who is visually impaired or low vision due to the poor color contrast of many light switches with the walls behind them. The one-color combo that I see quite a bit is white light switches placed on white walls essentially blending the two. For someone who hasContinue reading “Tip of the Day #19 – High Contrast Light Switch”

How to Walk “In-Step” With a White Cane

Being able to walk “in-step” while using a white cane is a critical safety skill that provides the cane user the most amount of reaction time possible when detecting an object or drop-off with the cane. When walking “in-step” the person’s reaction time is equal to one full step or stride length. However, when walkingContinue reading “How to Walk “In-Step” With a White Cane”