Choosing Gifts for the Blind

Gifts for the blind may sound hard to shop for, but they do not have to be. You just need to know what to look for and how to look for them. There are different levels of blindness. This term does not necessarily mean the person cannot see anything at all.

Someone may be legally blind and still have some limited ability to see. Knowing the limitations of the person you are shopping for can make your search for the right presents for the blind easier.

Here are Some Thoughtful Gifts for the Blind

Braille Phone

When you need to choose presents, you will find there are very practical and thoughtful devices for the blind that can make daily living a bit easier.  A gift that is functional and easy to use is well appreciated and can make a world of a difference in someone's life. We listed some of the popular items that make excellent presents.

  • Phones for vision loss- These are typically Braille phone models with Braille characters. They usually have larger buttons and can be used by people with total vision loss or extremely poor vision.
Vibrating Watch
  • Clock for vision loss- Features raised Braille numbers.
  • Talking watches- The talking feature lets you know what time it is without having to take a look. There are other models that vibrate instead (vibrating watches)
  • Phones with talking keypads- These models often do not have Braille characters but have a keypad that will speak out the numbers dialed so the user knows what number they actually dialed. These may be useful for those with limited vision.
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Here is What You May Not Know

According to The National Federation of the Blind, there are more than 25 million adults who are considered as blind. The organization also states “We encourage persons to consider themselves blind if their site is bad enough – even with corrective lenses – that they must use alternative methods to engage in any activity that persons with normal vision would do using their eyes.”

With such a high number, it means that most of us know someone with this condition. A loss of eyesight can seriously affect a person’s quality of life, but their loss of vision should not make them feel isolated.

When you need to choose gifts for the blind, you can easily shop for them by looking amongst gifts for disabled for something practical they can use. In some cases the products can even improve their quality of life in the process.

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Related Link

National Federation of the Blind, www.nfb.org




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