It is winter in Minnesota and here are a few ideas to help with Assistive Technology and staying independent and active in the cold weather that is already upon us.

  1. Individuals with low vision may want to try a thermostat with large print. One that is available is made by Honeywell There are also talking thermostats available for those with blindness.
  2. If you want to use your smart phone to make a call or take a photo while out in the cold this winter, gloves that are made for touch screens are a must.
  3. Staying mobile on the ice can be tricky. Traction or Ice Cleats can be purchased at sporting goods stores to help you stay upright while walking

Stay warm but stay safe at the same time.

Happy Winter!!!