August 20 2018
Hi there! It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.
Today, I’d like to talk about leisure time.
When playing board games, visually impaired people may find it helpful to use dice that contrast with the color of the board. Black dice are easier to locate on a white board and vice versa. Also, don’t be afraid to substitute larger or color-contrasted objects for game pieces that are difficult to locate. For example, use a thread spool in a color that contrasts with the board for a game piece.
A variety of adapted tools such as large print and raised line rulers are also available.
Public Libraries have a wide selection of books and magazines in electronic formats.
When hand sewing, use a small bowl to keep track of your needle, thread, thimble, etc.
Keep a few needles threaded for quick access or use Self Threading Needles (available from sewing shops).
Adjustable seam guides that screw onto the flat bed of your sewing machine provide a tactile guide to measure seams. People with low vision may find it useful to place a brightly colored piece of tape on the seam guide.
Keep a magnet in your sewing basket to pick up pins and needles.
Many people are not aware of all the recreational and leisure resources available in their own community. Contact your Recreation Department, YWCA, YMCA, Adult Education Association, Church, Women’s Club, Specialty Groups, and Leagues in your area to find out about the programs and activities they offer.
With any leisure time activity, from wood working to knitting, begin with very basic techniques and continue to build on your skills. People with low vision may find it helpful to use contrasting color and/or larger materials, additional lighting and/or magnification. Take your time and remember, a little patience goes a long way!
If you would like to become a member of my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you
will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.
Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes
Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day
Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden
Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.
To contact me, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to respond.
Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.