DeafBlind tips #5: Raised dots and Braille labels for appliances

For many years I have used a microwave oven to cook or heat up food. I stick raised dots on to the screen of the microwave on top of the stop and start button. This helps me to feel which dots to press for restart or to stop cooking. Also when travelling anywhere and staying at any accommodation such as motel, hotel or at friends, where there are no raised dots, I find ways to be independent. I bring my own blue tack and make small dots to stick on temporarily. It works well. Your choice whether you prefer to have raised dot or braille labels for your microwave oven. You can buy raised dots or braille labels from the Vision Australia shop through your NDIS funds.

Heather Lawson – dbvheather@gmail.com

Photo description: Microwave with digital in flat pad and there are 4 blue tack dots to attach on the pad so you know where to press on correct place of button. The digital ā€œ90.00ā€ as shown on the right top corner with pad number under the digital clock
Photo description: Microwave with digital in flat touchpad and there are 2 adhesive dots attached on the pad so you know where to press on correct place of button.
Photo description: Microwave with flat touchpad and there are 2 adhesive braille labels attached on the start and reset buttons, as well as two more braille labels on the 1 minute and 10 minute buttons.