Helpful Hints

Setting up files

People with low vision often have a very difficult time sorting out household paperwork.  We all do.  But, imagine how challenging it is if you cannot read the documents, statements and bills.  Handing over your household business to another person is hard and reduces personal privacy.  Besides, it's always best if someone can do a task by him or herself.   

The first step is getting organized.  We suggest printing out large print, 36 point labels on the computer, and stick them on file folders.  Then, add a gooseneck task lamp on top of the file cabinet, directing the light onto the folders.  The folder labels are now much easier to read which makes filing important papers a task which someone who has lost vision can do once again.

 

Thank you to Marion Hamilton, one our occupational therapists, for this article.