As this year’s celebration of the mothers in our lives approaches, here are some card and gift ideas to consider for those who are visually impaired:
Shadows in the Dark, one of the “largest providers of braille greeting cards,” produces cards for Mother’s Day, available for $1.59 each. The company was founded by Philip W. Myers in 1996, who is visually impaired and envisioned going into business with a friend who was blind (and later passed away) to provide a “special service for those who are blind or visually impaired.” A variety of gift items as well as braille business, playing and learning cards, and more are available. For additional information, visit the website for Shadows in the Dark: Braille Cards/Services & Gifts.
The Braille Superstore offers cards with messages ranging from “More Smiles” to “Thanking You” to “Loving Thoughts,” to humorous messages, and more. Each can be customized in braille with personal text and pictures and purchased for $7.95. They also have gifts, such as talking watches and clocks, braille timepieces, housewares, braille keychains, charms, and board and card games. Check out their Mother’s Day Cards for the Blind and Future Aids: Today’s Products.
And be sure to review additional sources listed in previous issues of this Bulletin for Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.