In-home Independent Living Hacks for the Visually Impaired

In-home Independent Living Hacks for the Visually Impaired

Just a few hacks I use at home to make my life easier as a person with low vision! Don’t forget to subscribe for more insight into life with vision impairment and to learn how you can be more inclusive!

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  1. Hilary Weiner on March 21, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    I’m dealing with a similar issue with my countertops and need to consider this next time I remodel. As for dropped pills, one of my cats is good at finding them and pointing them out. She started doing this spontaneously 😺. I bet you do could learn to help out 😉.

    Thanks for sharing your hacks! Stay strong!

  2. Mose H on March 21, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Bro check out ocugen NR2E3/

  3. Wintara Winter on March 21, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    I want to try living independatly with my visual impairment, but im not sure how to go about it. Any tips and advice to start off that would help me

  4. Chantel Cuddemi on March 21, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    I’m totally blind, and I absolutely hate it when someone sighted moves things around and I can’t find them!

  5. egyptian codes on March 21, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    there is also a website to simulate visual snow

  6. I love my service Dog on March 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    I have an adjustable bed and so it’s got it’s own base I had to buy a new mattress recently and every time I would go to look at the bed frames I would trip over the corner of them it became very apparent that I should not have a bedframe I gotten so used to the kind of size of the bed and where to walk that having a bedframe totally threw me off.

    Those of you that also don’t know there’s a product called halos you can get them on Maxi aids and if you search the net they’ll be there too. A woman hand makes them and she will customize them to any appliances you have they also have standard packs you can buy for your washer dryer and your oven and anything else.

  7. Ms. Paris on March 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Wow !!! I have RP and this video was encouraging❤

  8. Frapps & Scraps on March 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for this video! I need to share it with my family! I keep trying to explain they simply cannot keep moving things especially on the floor- my life is one big trip hazard and I envy your ability to be so independent- thanks for sharing

  9. CazzoneMagrolino on March 21, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    I’m slowly becoming blind and it’s interesting to see that I’ve been already intuitively following every tip you expressed in this video, I feel less alone!

  10. Sean Carolus on March 21, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Hey, i’m a 22yo guy.
    I’m blind in my right eye, partialy in my left and I have 2 questions for you:

    When i’m at other people’s place, they find me beïng "overly cautios" and "wierd". (I.e. feeling the countertop before setting down a glass. Or coming to close into they’re personal space when they’re show a funny meme).
    Did you ever have problems like these, amd how do you deal with them?


    Do legaly blind people have special selfcare routines for sore/strained eyes, headaches or things like that? I found some eyepatches with hyaluronic acid wich realy helps allot for sore eyes and baggy eyelids! Try them

    (Fun thing to poke fun at with sighted friends: the abillaty to find your way in dark places much better than them 😆. Just pretend stumbling around and then suddenly smack the hell out of them bcs they don’t know where you are 🤣🤌)

    All said and done, thanks for the video!

  11. Live Accessible on March 21, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    That’s awesome! Loved the thumbnail. LOL. so TRUE. What a cute dog! I agree with the busy backgrounds though. It’s so difficult to change those things though…. Great video. 👍👍

  12. Cher Browne on March 21, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    I’m recently visually impaired and it’s so nice to meet fellow VIPS. I am learning so much from then. Thank you 🙋

  13. Deaflepuff - Abby on March 21, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    I’m partially sighted (low vision) and I agree on the busyness background is a nightmare to see anything!
    I also need to have things particular set-up order.

    I also rent(ed) apartments and some have busy counters. There are those temporarily wall/counter top paper that can cover the busyness that helped! I also lay out a solid board or thin cutting board/mat on the counter in specific area to contrast things.
    I cannot see clear/transparent cups either, I own transparent glasses but has design on them so I can see whats being poured.

  14. Shawn K on March 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    As the father of a visually impaired child, I cannot thank you enough for this video. I am learning how I can do better for her and you have helped me with that, thank you so very much!

  15. egyptian codes on March 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    the static is neurological it is called "visual snow" even with my eyes closed or in dark sky i see them more the visual snow appears more in dark , while the center of the eyes is not getting light very good it is no light so it = dark and then visual snow is being added to dark parts of the whole image by the brain so the dark parts seems like tv static i have visual snow too so i just wanted to tell you the static is about the brain not the eyes as i readed

  16. A. Corbo on March 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks from the US! Really helpful ideas.

  17. Dee C. Dee on March 21, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    So far minimalistic has not been my goal. I find that I have lots of things lots of places and I can still see them some wet I guess I’m going to keep it that way until I can’t see them. But I did the same thing the young man below said I feel the countertops to make sure I can set my cup down and I fell down I never played port and miss you. All of the things he talked about but I would go a step further in saying that just the general every day things like when I’m filling my coffee cup I found that I can count to 12 at an even pace and it will be near the rim I keep my hand over my food as I put salt or pepper so that it hits my hand before the food and I can feel if I’m getting too much if it’s flowing too quickly. Are use for kitchen help here is a great thing called a rotator. You put the potatoes or fruit or whatever onto these prongs and you slide down the top or another prong holds it tightly in place you were just the blade to the top of the fruit or whatever and you hit go and it spins it and cuts all the outside off into long strings like spaghetti. It’s so easy to peel things with this. It is also great for doing this with you with your low-carb spaghetti you can put zucchini or squash onto the prongs and it will peel the skin into beautiful spaghetti strips. A bump dots or made in heaven I have them on my microwave my stove all of my utensils because then I know I’m pushing the right buttons for the right thing and sometimes it even if it’s just on and off it’s so helpful if you don’t have a butt bump dots look them up on Amazon. Thank you so much for this little tutorial it was very helpful to me and I hope my thoughts are helpful to others

  18. LilTrbo Official on March 21, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    wow nice vid I am also partially blind I also subbed to u

  19. Hazel Hammond on March 21, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    What about getting a place mat and put on your counter so it’s not so busy?