Demonstrating Viadrop to blind and low vision groups gives us a unique opportunity to learn daily living "life hacks" to increase accessibility and independence at home. It's important to be comfortable in a living space and to be able to do things for oneself. We've got a short list of some of the more common things that our blind/low vision friends do around the house to make things easier.
Pump foam soap dispensers
Using tactile bumps/felt dots to label smooth surfaces
Audio recipes burned to compact discs
Often family favorite recipes are handwritten on index cards or sheets of paper. Blind or low vision cooks can have a sighted friend create an audible recipe book. Create each audible "recipe card" by having someone read the name of the dish, the ingredients list, preparation instructions, etc. The format is great because the recipe can be paused during playback while each ingredient is gathered and each part of the process is done. Record each recipe as a separate audio file and they become "pages" from a recipe book.
We welcome any additional comments that you have for daily accessibility!