As Mother’s Day 2022 approaches, here are a few sources of gifts that might be of interest to honor the moms in your life:
For a wide range of gifts, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), offers ideas from its catalog and from online retailers. From the APH, the Talking Cooking Thermometer for the culinary minded or the Color Star Advanced Talking Color Identifier Light Detector and Light Analyzer are among their suggestions. Accessories for iOs devices, Bluetooth accessories, and portable chargers are available from the Harbolt Company. Guidelights and Gadgets catalogs feature gifts like pouches, wallets, and headphones as well as items for dogs, such as toys and leashes. For these and other ideas for gifts and how to purchase them, visit VisionAware’s post on Gifts for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.
Produced for the holiday season, the AccessWorld Holiday Gift Guide includes items that can be considered year round. For the tech savvy, there are accessories like the Plugable Bluetooth Full-Size Folding Keyboard or Kindle Unlimited, where readers can download and read as many books as desired for a monthly fee (for details, visit: Kindle Unlimited sign-up), using the accessible iOs, Android, on Windows Kindle app or a Kindle device. Those who enjoy “experiencing life with all of their senses” may appreciate textured gifts like a soft cashmere-like throw blanket, or slippers. Fragrances and scented gifts are additional options, such as the fragrant Crisp White Linen Reed Diffuser Set or the aroma from the black metal and vintage light bulb wax warmer. More gift ideas and pricing information are detailed on the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) website listing for The AccessWorld 2021 Holiday Gift Guide.
Gifted Blind Artists, Crafters, and Knitters (GiftedBack), “the first e-commerce platform that offers products exclusively made by blind/visually impaired individuals,” features art, music, and handmade gifts. The company, based in San Diego, California, GiftedBack currently features the creations of eight artisans. Their offerings include such novelties as knitted blankets, a heart-shaped jewelry box, and a ceramic bouquet, to name a few. Prices range from $20 to $120. To check out their work, visit the website for Gifted Blind Artists Crafters Knitters.