The devices in this section can provide audible messages stating what a specific item is, or what it contains. Thus pressing a button on the device may identify a tin as "A can of beans" . Some labels attach to the container using magnets.
Talking labels require set-up before use, this may involve pre-recording an audible message and sticking the device to the item to be identified. You will require one talking label for each item you wish to identify.
Some of the labels will not attach to aluminium cans as these cans are not magnetic.
An alternative to talking labels is to use simple methods of labelling, for example, using one rubber band around a tin of beans, two around a tin of rice pudding.1 Or, our section on cooker knob adaptations and turners has a range of tactile labels for identifying household equipment.
For ideas on shopping, labelling and the importance of kitchen organisation, see the RNIB's information on cooking - living with sight loss at home.View references and sources of further information ›
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