Preparing your home after a visual impairment diagnosis is a critical first step on the road to eventually thriving with vision loss; don’t wait!
Preparing your home after a visual impairment diagnosis is the first step to eventually thriving with vision loss. Most Associations for the Blind have highly trained individuals who can not only help with making your home more accessible but they can also help with the transition from a sighted world to one less visible.
You may recall a while ago when I had a guest post from Jackie Waters, entitled “Bedroom Organization for the Visually Impaired”. That post reached Zoe Chen, who is a Marketing Specialist with Zoomax. She shared another post from Jackie, which had been created for the Zoomax site.
After a visual impairment diagnosis, it’s important to think about how it will affect your daily life and all the changes that will need to be made to your living space. It may seem overwhelming at first, but if you sit down and make out a list of your daily activities, you’ll be able to see easily which changes need to be made and start working out a budget for any modifications.
Here are some of the best tips to help get you started.
Painting the railings a color that contrasts with the wall will be helpful.
If you have stairs in your home, it will be important to modify them in a simple way to make them a little safer to navigate. For instance, painting the railings a color that contrasts with the wall will be helpful, as well marking the edges of the individual steps with brightly colored tape.
You can read the full post here.
This post was originally written by Jackie Waters from hyper-tidy.com.
Thanks Jackie (and Zoe)!