I had to laugh today. After writing about extra large print and braille playing cards a couple of weeks ago, you should have seen me today, busily playing Go Fish with the teeny tiny miniature playing cards one of my grandchildren won. It made me doubly appreciate the extra large print ones as I squinted away. I'd love to blame my mega loss on those small playing cards but it was actually excellent playing on my grandson's part!
Speaking of low vision aids, I noticed an interesting press release this week with a new product that seems perfect for this particular series – especially for those of us caring for elderly parents with poor vision (not to mention all of us baby boomers with aging eye changes).
It's new and I can't guarantee how it works but it does look good and I thought I'd pass on the information, just in case it might prove useful to you. It's called a Pop-up MicroLite. It's a micro-sized L.E.D. light that sticks up on the end of your remote control to illuminate both the buttons and text in dark or dim lighting. You can find out more about it at their website. It definitely looks useful. If any of you give it a try, do let us know how you like it!
While I was researching this intriguing light, I also discovered these cool, jumbo big button universal remote controls.
I bought a similar one for a sweet senior with macular degeneration some time back and she loves hers. I must say, though, these are even nicer than what I got her. I especially like that these jumbo remote controls have lights to make everything show up even better. I may have to add one of these to this year's shopping list as great low vision gifts for the elderly relatives in my family! We just need to make sure they will work with the relative's system and that our sweet seniors are able to adjust to a different remote. My relative did great with hers! How about you?
P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate them very much and read each one. I also do my best to reply to them all but, as you can imagine, there are times (many times, lately :) ) when caregiving needs do not allow for that. Thank you for your patience and your sweet comments.