by Daniel Parker, RDPFS Intern
Valentine’s Day is coming up in less than two weeks, and including the people with vision loss in your life in your gifts is a great way to show your affection and support. As usual, the Internet is chock-full of ideas, and here are just a few. Many people suggest braille or tactile cards, which can be found in places like Amazon, Etsy, and the Braille Superstore. In addition to these, Paths To Literacy provides information about other creative products, such as tactile and large print books with hearts, “tangible valentines,” cards, and more. The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)’s Family Connect has a list of broader ideas, which, in addition to cards and books, include making sweet valentines and doing crafts with Wikki Stix, Puffy Paint and scented markers. Finally, this post on the Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BOIA) blog takes a different approach, listing many practical gifts ideas for children or adults, such as accessible cooking equipment, magnifiers, audiobooks, technology, and office products. However you choose to honor your loved ones with vision loss, Happy Valentine’s Day!