Visual impairments

 

Sudoku set for blind user

Milton Keynes panel were contacted by the husband of a lady who was a talented pianist and artist before becoming blind in her late 70’s due to Temporal Arteritis. She had enjoyed playing Sudoku so we were asked if we could produce a set for her to use.
A tactile 6 x 6 Sudoku set was made using wooden cubes with raised pins to indicate numbers, similar to a set of dice, with larger ‘setting’ cubes so that a puzzle could be set up by the Client’s husband

Game for Blind or Partially Sighted

Following making game consoles for people with disabilities (see other project on Makeability) Essex Central group were requested to make a similar console for blind or partially sighted people by the Essex branch of the charity Deafblind UK. This game console meets that need.

Long Stick with cushioning feature

The Client was a lady, registered blind. She was finding that the shocks that occurred when she hit an obstacle with her white stick were hurting her wrists. The request was for some form of cushioning feature.

MaMa T4CE

The capability to prepare food is a key marker for an independent life but, unless you are going to live on cold food, that means cooking. What could be easier? A temperature sensor and a relay and some bespoke interfacing. Except – ovens, especially built-in ones, are hostile environments for electronics.

Talking Archery Target

A blind child wishes to use archery as a means to improve his ability to use sound as a guide to the outside world and to join in sports activities with his peers. A talking archery target advises him where his arrows have struck and how to adjust his aim.

Wheelchair sun & rain cover

The client’s visual impairment means that he is very suseptible to bright light. The design of his wheelchair means that the usual parasols do not work. A custom tubular steel canopy gives the necessary shade.

Noise box trainer

A teacher needed a device to help blind and partially sighted children to practice their ability to locate and identify sounds.

Large buttons for recliner chair

Our client cannot see and cannot operate the soft touch buttons on the hand controller supplied with a top end recliner chair. I made a holder for the controller that fixes it to the side of the chair and has four large and differently shaped buttons so they can be identified by touch.

Giant Rummikub Board

Following on from the Giant Scrabble Board, we were asked to provide a matching Rummikub game