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Lesson 15: Dressing for Success and Caring for Your Wardrobe

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In the past, you may have gone to the closet picked out a pair of navy blue capris, a beige sleeveless top, the beige and navy striped sweater that matches, and any of the three pair of shoes that go with the outfit, dressed and left for the day. If you have lost all or part of your vision, you may lack confidence in matching outfits or finding a specific T-shirt to wear with your favorite jeans, or matching colors, or spotting stains. Sorting clothes for laundry may be your concern. You may like wearing cotton that requires ironing, but now you are afraid you might burn yourself. Techniques and suggestions for these and other clothing care needs discussed in this lesson will give you confidence as you incorporate them into your daily routine.

Lesson Goals

  • Shop for new clothes;
  • Identify and treat stains;
  • Sort clothes for laundry;
  • Organize, label, and measure laundry products;
  • Adapt and set the washer and dryer and other tips;
  • Shop for new appliances;
  • Use an iron and ironing board safely;
  • Organize and label sewing materials;
  • Thread two types of needles;
  • Replace buttons and repair hems.

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 Shopping for Your Wardrobe

Hopefully, you are finding beneficial the methods of organizing your wardrobe described in Lesson 9. For example, getting dressed takes less time when your closet is organized by categories, or you've grouped entire outfits together. Identifying garments by texture, design, or altering labels may have increased your confidence when creating an outfit. Perhaps you even purchased a color identifier. Now that you know some techniques for dressing for success, it's time to go shopping!

Clothing styles literally change with the seasons, and you may have some concerns about keeping current if you have limited vision. You may be equally concerned about what styles and colors look best on you. You may already have a friend or two that you trust in helping you shop. If not, find someone whose opinion you trust, knowledgeable about colors and styles, and will truly be honest about how an outfit looks. Many clothing stores employ personal shoppers who are generally helpful. Get acquainted with the personal shoppers in the stores where you shop frequently.

You may find it helpful to get a color analysis that will help you discover which colors look best on you. Having samples of those colors with you when you shop is helpful, particularly because the names of colors change and new colors are created every season. If you experienced vision loss as an adult, you probably have good memories of many colors, but colors you've never seen can be problematic. You might not be familiar with Garden Party Green or Santa Fe Red.

Shopping for clothing is one of those times when you must use your best self-advocacy skills. You know you look good in a blue-red but not as good in an orange-red. When you shop, it's important to know if the sweater in Santa Fe Red is a blue- or orange-red before purchasing it. Ask the store clerk to compare the color to one you know or, when shopping, stick to names of colors you know. Many stores use a color palate that differentiates their clothing from other stores. Once you are familiar with a store's color palate, you might find that Santa Fe Red does look great on you and continue to purchase items in that color.

Shopping online for clothing can also facilitate matching. Many stores have item colors and styles described and categorized on their online store pages. If you are familiar with the brand or store, purchasing items that match, or are fashionable for the season, is just a click away. 

Caring for Your Clothing

Wouldn't it be wonderful if clothing never got dirty, wrinkled, or stained? Some types of fabrics seem to wrinkle before you leave home. No matter how careful you are food will drop on your tie, shirt, or pants, or grease from a car door will get on a jacket sleeve.

When accidents occur at home where stain removers are readily available, you can identify the location of the stain and treat it immediately with a spray, pre-soak, or even a little moistened laundry detergent. This may help prevent a permanent stain later when the item is washed.

Unfortunately, most clothing stains, along with daily dirt marks, occur away from home. Carrying a small stain stick or towelette pretreatment in your pocket or purse means you can apply the treatment as soon as the stain occurs. To make sure you cover the entire area, use overlapping movements and cover a larger area than you think necessary. Club soda, believe it or not, will eliminate a red wine or spaghetti stain and is usually available in a restaurant.

If you are away from home and do not have a pretreatment agent, here are some suggestions for treating a stain later. You can locate a stain that has stiffened the fabric by using your sense of touch when you get home. Some stains are difficult to identify by touch. When these types of stains occur, take careful note of the location of the stain—is it near a button or some other identifying characteristic? If you have a rust-proof safety pin, you can place it in the middle of the stain so you can find it easily when you're ready to apply a stain remover. Always over treat the stained area unless your vision is sufficient to clearly see the stain.

Daily dirt and perspiration stains can be managed by always spraying a pre-wash on collars; cuffs; the fronts of shirts, pants, and skirts; and all areas susceptible to perspiration. If you wash items of clothing every time you wear them and use this cautionary treatment, you can avoid most permanent stains. It's recommended that you always wash all parts of the same outfit together, so all the parts will remain the same color. Washing will eventually fade colors, especially dark colors. To prevent colors such as red or purple from running and staining other items, wash new clothing separately in cold water, adding a cup of white vinegar to the water. The vinegar will set the red part of the garment and keep white collars or cuffs from turning pink.

Before trying these treatments make sure you know the manufacturer's cleaning recommendations. Some silks, wool, or anything marked "dry clean only" can be damaged by some cleaning agents. Label the hangers of garments that need special cleaning instructions and always remember to return the garment to the same hanger. You can hang the cleaning instructions with the garment or keep a list somewhere else.

Sorting Clothes for Laundry

Adults experiencing new vision loss or blindness frequently find that the most frustrating part of doing laundry is sorting clothes. Try using two baskets or laundry bags to separate light clothing from dark. Knowing which clothes are dark and which are light and separating them daily saves time on laundry day and prevents mistakes such as turning a white shirt into a pink one. Pinning each pair of socks together or using sock-tuckers purchased from a specialty company before tossing them into the laundry basket almost guarantees you will have matching pairs when you remove them from the dryer. If you have several pairs of brown, navy, and black socks that are the same in style, you may find it convenient to wash each color in a separate mesh bag. Even people with low vision who can separate light clothes from dark visually will find it helpful to keep brown, black, and navy colored socks separated. Distinguishing pastels such as blue and green or pink and yellow can be problematic for some folks with low vision; mesh bags can be helpful for these colors as well.

As you develop your sense of touch for identifying your clothing, you will become more confident about sorting dark clothing from light and sorting similar colors. If you are unsure about some items, wash them in cold water and add a cup of white vinegar to prevent anything red from ruining other items. You may have so many T-shirts that it's impossible to mark each in some distinctive way. However, you can mark the ones with white backgrounds by removing the tags. This labeling system will help when sorting laundry.

See the VisionAware Resources list at the end of the lesson for more information on sorting laundry.   

Organizing and Measuring Laundry Products

Having all of your laundry products labeled, organized, and located in a designated place also saves time and prevents mistakes on laundry day. Labeling laundry products is especially crucial since so many come in the same kind of containers as bathroom and kitchen cleaners. Confusing a pre-wash spray with a toilet cleaner, for example, could be costly.

Before losing vision, you may have used the cap of a liquid detergent to measure the proper amount for each load. If you can no longer see the markings in the cap, you might find it easier to use measuring cups typically found in the kitchen. You can designate a different measuring cup for each load size. Place an index finger at the top of the measuring cup as you pour. When you feel the detergent touch your finger, stop pouring. If you have usable vision, try color contrasting measuring cups. Just as it's easier to pour coffee into a white cup, it's easier to pour detergent into a contrasting colored measuring cup. It's recommended that you use a tray in case you pour a little too much. Some people with visual impairments use powdered detergent because they find it easier to scoop than pour the right amount of detergent.

See the VisionAware Resources list at the end of the lesson for more information on measuring laundry detergent.

Adapting Your Washer and Dryer

Although a few labeling suggestions were made in Lesson 9, here are a few more. You may be very familiar with your washer and dryer and need only a few settings labeled. For example, you may not need the water temperature and load size marked, especially if each setting is just a click of the dial. Mark only the fabric cycles (such as delicate and permanent press) that you actually use. Use similar techniques on your dryer. The way you mark your machines depends on your preferences. A thin line of electrical tape or a raised dot at each setting may be sufficient if you can remember what each represents. A raised letter at the end of each line, such as P for permanent press and D for delicate, might prompt your memory. If you have low vision, use color contrasting tape and letters. Improve the lighting in a poorly lit laundry area by installing a fluorescent tube light or another type of direct lighting above the washer and dryer.

If you have front-loading, energy-saving appliances with many digital controls, you may or may not be able to operate them independently, even if you reduce the number of controls you actually use. It is somewhat difficult to discuss these machines in general because the electronic panels vary so much from brand to brand and appliance to appliance. Depending on your amount of vision, these machines may or may not be accessible. Some models make an audible sound when setting the machines, and others do not. Some models always default to "normal" when a load of laundry is finished, and others do not. The audible models that always default to "normal" when each load of laundry is finished can be operated by someone with limited vision. It's almost imperative to have a vision rehabilitation professional assess your machines and provide instruction in using them with your current vision status.

Now that your clothing is sorted and treated for stains, and your machines are marked, here are some helpful hints you can use while actually doing the laundry. Place a towel or old sheet in front of the washer and dryer in case you drop any clothing on the floor while loading or unloading the machines. Systematically search the tubs of the machines with your hands to make sure they are empty before adding your clothes. Repeat this process when removing the clothes from the machines. Check the towel on the floor for any dropped items before closing the lid to the washer or door to the dryer.

Lesson 4 covered some tools that can be useful to you as you do laundry. When setting a machine that uses dials, use this hand-to-hand coordination by placing an index finger on the raised line or dot of the desired setting, and then turning the dial and aligning the pointer with your index finger. Practice your auditory skills by listening carefully for the washer to finish filling or to stop spinning. Hopefully, your dryer has a loud buzzer to let you know when the cycle is over. Don't forget to clean your dryer's lint trap; it's easy to forget when you can't see.

See the VisionAware Resources list at the end of the lesson for more information on adapting a washer or dryer.     

Purchasing New Machines

When you need to buy a new washer or dryer, carefully examine the dials and operation of the machine to make sure you can operate it independently. On some machines, for example, the pointers on the dials are under a plastic shield that makes them impossible to identify tactilely. As stated above, many of the energy-saving models are impossible to adapt with accessible labels. This is one of those times when a sighted individual who truly understands your needs can be helpful. He or she can describe the panels of various machines and let you try them out before purchasing a machine. The American Foundation for the Blind's AccessWorld magazine reviews the accessibility of a wide variety of large and small home appliances. The AccessWorld article "An Overview Survey of Home Appliance Accessibility" compares some electronic and non-electronic washers and dryers. Apparently, the less expensive machines are more accessible

See the VisionAware Resources list at the end of the lesson to read AccessWorld’s overview of home appliance accessibility.

Adapting Ironing Skills

If you are thinking not many people iron their clothing these days, you are correct. Permanent press and synthetic fabrics make it less and less necessary. Some people, however, really enjoy wearing clothing that is 100 percent cotton or linen. Others like the way ironed clothing feels and looks. Everyone occasionally forgets to remove clothing from the dryer right away. Ironing is a skill that you may want to master, even if you don't need to use it regularly.

Even if you've ironed a lot, you may not have paid much attention to all of the parts of the iron itself. Take a little time to examine your iron now, either tactilely or visually. Notice how the temperature controls are set. If you have low vision, are you able to identify the settings? Some irons have controls that are similar to a clock face. For example, the delicate setting is at one o'clock, and the cotton setting is at six o'clock. You may be able to memorize the positions of the settings. Mark only what you need. Find the water reservoir and note how to fill it. Take special note of the cord in relation to the handle. Is it located at the base of the handle or located on the right or left side? Most new irons have the cord located at the base of the handle.

For people with vision, cordless irons are terrific—you can just pick up the iron by the handle and begin ironing. There isn't a cord to get in the way of what you're doing. However, this advantage is a disadvantage for the majority of people with visual impairments. Anyone with limited peripheral or central vision loss or poor overall vision should never reach out in space for anything, especially not an iron. Even if you don't get burned, you risk knocking over the iron or worse, knocking the iron onto the floor. Later in this section, you will learn the adaptive technique for locating a hot iron and the advantage of having a cord in more detail. For now, know that you can follow the cord with your hand up to the iron. The cord will typically be in a place that does not face the hot surface, so if you follow it, you can find the handle without fear of being burned.

In the past, you may have set the iron on the ironing board before filling the water reservoir. To avoid spilling water on the ironing board or floor, set the iron on a tray on a counter and use a funnel and measuring cup to fill the reservoir. Some irons hold a third of a cup of water, and others hold a half-cup. If you use the appropriate size cup, you will fill the reservoir completely and not spill any water. Once the reservoir is filled, set the desired temperature before plugging in the iron. Be cautious when changing the temperature on a hot iron. There is often not much space between the handle, the temperature setting, and the hot metal part of the iron.

For safety purposes, unless your ironing board has a heat resistant tray built into the board, set your iron on a counter or table instead of the ironing board itself. Many ironing boards are wobbly, and a bump of your arm or foot could topple the iron if it is sitting and not being used on the surface of the ironing board.

Keep the following suggestions in mind when buying a new board and when ironing.

  • Choose an ironing board with 12- to 14-inch crossbars attached to the end of the legs. The width will help stabilize the top-heavy board.
  • If you have low vision, items are easier to see on a solid (not patterned), medium-color ironing board cover.
  • Always set the board on tile or hardwood floors; avoid rugs and carpet.
  • If you have low vision, make sure you maximize lighting in your work area and minimize shadows. Ceiling lights can sometimes cause your body to cast shadows on your work area, reducing the light you need. Other types of lighting can cause glare and create visual discomfort.

Adaptive Ironing Techniques

Several of the suggestions here will be familiar to anyone who has ironed a lot over a lifetime; they are included to provide a sequence to the process. Practice using a cold iron at first. Although you still have the muscle memory for ironing, you may feel more comfortable working with a cold iron until you gain confidence.

Unless your ironing board has a built-in heatproof tray for the iron, set up the ironing board with the wide end near a counter or table. Set the iron upright on the table, counter, or in the heatproof tray built into the ironing board with the handle facing toward the board and the ironing surface facing away from the board. Throughout this process, the iron should always be returned to this location when you set it down. The cord should be plugged into an outlet that keeps the cord out of the way of your feet to avoid tripping over it or entangling your feet. Consider adding a gadget to the end of your ironing board that keeps the cord off the floor.

Practice these steps for safely locating the iron. With the back of your dominant hand, trail the edge of the counter. When your hand touches the cord, trail up the cord and grasp the handle. Do this several times to develop your confidence. If your ironing board has a built-in tray for the iron, you will trail the edge of the board until you locate the cord, and then trail the cord to the handle. When you return the iron to its designated place, check the counter with your non-dominant hand to make sure there is plenty of room for the iron. To make sure you position the iron several inches in from the edge of the table or counter, place your forearm along the edge of the surface and set the iron down on the far side of your forearm.  

No doubt you are in the habit of smoothing out the wrinkles before ironing something. Use a pillowcase or similarly flat item for practice. As you spread the item out to smooth the wrinkles, pay attention to how it feels. Can you tell when the item is smoother and flat?

Practice the following steps with the cold iron several times before plugging it in and turning it on.

  • Use the grid pattern and overlapping strokes to iron a section of the garment.
  • Let the ironed area cool a few seconds, and then use your sense of touch to see if the area is smooth. If so, continue to the next section of the garment.
  • Always return the iron to its designated place before rearranging the garment.

After practicing a few times with a cold iron, begin ironing with a low setting and gradually increase the heat each time you practice. Review the techniques for plugging in appliances in Lesson 14.

You are probably in the habit of securing one end of the item with your non-dominant hand while ironing. You need to be more cautious and take care to not get the iron as close to the non-dominant hand as you did when your vision was better. Some people wear a glove on the non-dominant hand for more protection.

Learning to depend wholly or partially on your other senses may feel awkward. It may take time to become comfortable with the techniques described in this lesson and to trust your sense of touch for evaluating your work. Fear of the hot iron will eventually diminish, but always be cautious and try not to daydream when ironing.

To eliminate many ironing tasks, apply a wrinkle-remover spray to an item you've removed from the dryer then snap the garment, and the wrinkles will come out. Besides the wrinkle removing spray, there are clothing steamers and other wrinkle removing devices that may eliminate the need for ironing. Check these out online or at your nearest department store.

See the VisionAware Resources list at the end of the lesson for more information on using an iron.

Replacing Buttons and Mending Hems

The objective of this section is to offer a few adaptive techniques for organizing sewing materials, threading needles, sewing on buttons, and making minor repairs such as fixing a hem. It's a good idea to have a multi-compartment sewing kit for organizing and labeling thread, maintaining a variety of needles and needle threaders, accumulating the extra buttons to come attached to newly purchased clothing, collecting stabilizers, and keeping pin/needle cushions, adapted tape measures, straight pins, safety pins, thimbles, sewing scissors, and a ruler with a magnet attached to the end (to find pins and needles you drop) in one place.

Begin a sewing project by organizing your materials on a tray. Set a needle stabilizer, such as a large cork or a bar of soap wrapped in fabric, in the center of the tray. Place the pin cushion, loaded with lots of straight pins and a variety of needles, in one corner, buttons in another, thread and needle threader in a third corner, and your scissors on the right side of the tray if you are right handed. When you reach for the thread, a needle, a button, or the threader, trail your hand along the outside of the tray to the designated corner to locate what you need. When reaching for the scissors use caution and search for the handle of the scissors. Always return the scissors to the designated place with the blades closed.

Threading a Needle

Although there are several methods for threading a needle, this lesson will describe one method of threading an ordinary needle and one for threading a self-threading needle.

Dental-Floss Threader

The first method describes how to use a dental floss threader to thread an ordinary needle. A dental floss threader is a device used with braces and dentures. They come in small rectangular boxes with 15 or more flossers per box. They are found with other dental products in grocery and drug stores.

This little device is a thin plastic string with a large loop at one end. If your imagination is good, you might think it looks like a tiny, unstrung tennis racket. This method doesn't work with needles with small eyes.

Follow these steps to use a dental floss threader to thread a standard needle:

  1. In the center of your tray, place a bar of bath soap wrapped in a small piece of thin cloth secured with a rubber band or two or three straight pins on the back. You can also use a large cork approximately three by one inch. If you have any usable vision, wrap the soap in a dark material that will contrast with the silvery needle. This will function as your needle stabilizer as you thread the needle.

  2. Remove an ordinary needle from the pin cushion, preferably one with a fairly large eye.

  3. Examine the needle carefully with your fingers and visualize the shape.

  4. Locate the needle's eye: hold the blunt end between your index finger and thumb and rotate it. Two sides of the needle flare out slightly. The flat wider sides indicate the eye. Practice this technique until you can tell the difference. Be patient, especially if you have limited vision. This task requires well-developed tactile skills. If you have low vision, a magnifier that hangs around your neck may provide enough magnification to see the eye. There are lamps with magnifiers built-in.

  5. Stick the sharp point of the needle into the center of the soap or cork. Make sure the eye of the needle is facing to your left and right, not facing you. The soap or cork will stabilize the needle, leaving both hands free for threading. The soap will also keep the point of the needle sharp.

  6. With the index finger and thumb of the dominant hand, grasp the floss threader near the tip opposite the loop. The closer to the end you hold it, the easier it will be to insert into the needle's eye.

  7. With the index finger and thumb of your non-dominant hand, create a vice around the needle's eye. Then push the tip of the threader between the thumb and index finger, through the needle's eye, to the base of the loop. This will let the threader dangle without falling out of the eye while you prepare to pull the thread through the loop.

  8. Unwind a generous portion of thread from the spool and pull at least three inches through the loop of the threader. Grasp the tip of the threader and pull it all the way through the eye, continuing to pull until the three inches of thread falls free from the loop.

  9. You can detach the thread from the spool before you tie the knot or leave it attached until you make the knot.

Self-Threading Needles

Self Thread Needle Step 5

Self-threading needles have this name because they do not require a threader. Instead of the needle being closed at the top of the eye, there is a V-shaped opening. This opening can be located by feeling for the two blunt points of the V, between which the thread is pulled. As the thread is pulled down through the V, it snaps into a small round hole serving as the eye and is secured. This type of needle is fairly easy to use, but you may want to ask a sighted person to make a tactile model out of heavy paper or cardboard so you can feel the shape.

Place the point of the self-threading needle into the stabilizer with the little hole facing to your left and right. Unwind several inches of thread. With your thumbs and index fingers, grasp the middle of the thread with both hands about one inch apart. The thread between your hands will be very taut. Place the taut thread across the V and pull down. You should feel and hear the thread snap into the little hole. Pull the two ends of the thread together and tie a knot.

If your habit has been to use both hands to tie a knot, you may have difficulty without the visual feedback and, therefore, need an alternative technique. Hold both ends of the thread in one hand between the thumb and index finger. Wrap the thread around the index finger at least three times. Rub or roll the thread toward the end of the index finger with the first joint of the thumb. This will create a "snarl" of thread as it rolls off the finger. Grasp the twisted thread between the thumb and index finger and pull it in the opposite direction of the needle to create a knot.

See the VisionAware Resources list at the end of the lesson for more information on using a self-threading needle.

Replacing Buttons

What kind of project do you have? Are you replacing the waistline button on a pair of jeans or one in the middle of a shirt? Do you have the original button or the extra one that came with the garment? Perhaps you must find a match from your sewing kit. Does the button have two holes, four, or a shank? Certainly, there are numerous types of fasteners, but only these three types are discussed in this lesson. Finally, do you have the color of thread you need? Are your spools of thread organized with the colors labeled? Quality polyester thread is easier to use than cotton. It may cost a little more but frays less than inexpensive cotton.

Sewing on buttons may be easier than you think, especially for a two-hole or shank type of button. If you are practiced with sewing, you are already used to sewing from the undersides of what you're working on without looking. To hold the button in place, you must cover the holes with your thumb or thimble. Two tips may be helpful. Find the original location of the missing button by feeling for threads, small holes, or worn material where the buttonhole has rubbed. Make the first stitch without the button. Pull the thread all the way through the material and then drop one hole of the button over the needle. Now the button is in place before you start to sew. If the missing button was in the middle of a shirt, button up the shirt to align all the buttonholes. Then pull the needle and thread through the material and the buttonhole where the button is missing. When you unbutton the shirt, the needle and thread will be right where it needs to be to sew the new button in place.

You may want to practice on swatches of material to develop your confidence and redevelop or strengthen your muscle memory. If the button that needs replacing is small, then practice can be especially helpful.

Repairing Hems

Many of the adaptations already covered in this section are the same for repairing hems: set up a tray with all necessary materials; match the thread; thread the needle. You will still measure the distance between stitches with your thumb. You will still catch the edge of the garment hem and underneath side of the garment with the needle. Again, you have probably already done a lot of these actions without the use of vision; with practice, you can master the task.

See the VisionAware Resources list at the end of the lesson for more information on sewing.    

Alternatives

Buttons will fall off, hems will come loose, seams will rip, but you may not want to mend everything yourself. A tailor or seamstress can provide alterations, repairs, and replace buttons. The dry cleaners will often replace buttons, and some employ a seamstress. The dry cleaner's cost is usually less than a professional tailor with an independent business. Perhaps you can barter with a friend or family member.


Learning Checks

Which of the following adaptive techniques does not require adding something to a garment?

  1. Braille and large print tags
  2. Match Makers
  3. Removing a label
  4. Rust proof safety pins

Answer: c

Which two items are easy to use to treat a stain when dining out?

  1. Pretreatment towelette
  2. Small amount of moistened laundry detergent
  3. Club soda
  4. Safety pin to mark the spot

Answer: a and c

Which sorting techniques can help make washing clothes more efficient?

  1. Put everything into one basket for easy transporting
  2. Use two baskets, one for dark and one for light clothes
  3. Pin a pair of socks together before tossing them in the basket
  4. Remove the label from colored T-shirts

Answer b, c, and d

If you have low vision, which low vision techniques can best help you use your washer and dryer more efficiently?

  1. Color contrasting measuring cups
  2. Task lighting
  3. Large print letters marking settings
  4. Clear raised dots marking settings

Answer: a, b, and c

Which of the following are safe practices to follow when ironing?

  • Use a funnel and an appropriately sized measuring cup when filling the iron's water reservoir
  • Set the iron upright at the end of the ironing board when not in use
  • Use a cordless iron to avoid tripping over the cord
  • Set the temperature on the iron before plugging it in

Answer: a and d

What items not associated with sewing were suggested to make hand sewing easier?

  • A kit with numerous compartments for organizing buttons, pins, needles, thread, etc.
  • A large cork or bar of soap to stabilize the needle and keep both hands free for threading
  • Adapted tape measure
  • Dental flossers for braces and dentures used as needle threaders

Answer: b and d

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VisionAware Resources

The following links will take you to VisionAware online resources that support this lesson. Please be advised that information in these links may go beyond the scope of this lesson or this course.

Sorting Laundry for Individuals with Low Vision

Measuring Detergent with Vision Loss

Adapting Washer and Dryer Settings

AccessWorld Magazine: An Overview Survey of Home Appliance Accessibility

Ironing Tips for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Using a Self-Threading Needle

Sewing and Embroidery


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