Technology is a wonderful invention and we are fortunate to be living in the 21st century where so much is available to us.
With the advent of talking products, people who are blind are able to become more independent and self-reliant. The downside of this technology is that it is very expensive and sometimes involves quite a learning curve. A couple of items that are very popular with our clients and members are:
Atomic Clock: This is a talking clock that will speak the time, the date, the inside temperature and the outside temperature. The outside temperature is controlled by a small square block that you can fix securely outside within a short distance from the clock itself. Make sure it’s not in direct sunlight and away from a place where it could be blown away or get wet. You can set it to speak the time every hour on the hour or switch that feature off. Being atomic, that means that you will never have to set it for daylight savings time and back to standard time. It will set automatically. The only thing you’ll have to do is set your time zone and the clock will talk you through that. Tip from the Service Club: when it’s time to replace the batteries in either the clock or the outside block, we recommend that you replace everything at the same time. For some reason the clock works better that way.
Atomic Watch: This follows the same idea as the Atomic Clock except it does not announce anything to do with the temperature. It will set itself for Daylight Savings time and back to Standard time and will announce the date, time and it has an alarm. There are various options for the watch ie. leather or expansion band, black or white face with either black or white numbers, chrome or gold plated surround. These are unisex watches, slightly bulky but keep perfect time.
Braille Playing Cards: This is a regular sized deck of cards with standard print pictures and lettering, but it has Braille on 2 corners (diagonally from each other) with, for example “2 h” meaning 2 of hearts. Many various card games are available in Braille.
Bump Dots: these are plastic or rubber raised dots that stick on surfaces to help people find numbers on keypads and various other things. Common uses for bump dots are on washing machines, tumble dryers, microwaves, computer keyboards, phones, TV controls, refrigerator water/ice dispensers and many more. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. These are cheap and have a lot of uses.
These items are our biggest sellers. Please contact the Service Club if you’d like to purchase any items.