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.
- Individuals with low vision may want to try a thermostat with large print. One that is available is made by Honeywell maxiaids.com/the-round-easy-to-see-thermostat. There are also talking thermostats available for those with blindness.
- 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.
- 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 https://www.amazon.com/Yaktrax-Traction-Cleats-Walking-Medium/dp/B0094GO9DA/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1513700292&sr=1-5&keywords=ice+grips.
Stay warm but stay safe at the same time.