This equipment includes sewing machines with non-standard features, sewing machine controls, needle threaders and stands to secure sewing projects.
There are adaptations and techniques that can be used to enable a blind or partially sighted person to learn, or continue, to sew including:
Dental floss threaders can be used as an alternative to needle threaders and can be easier for a blind person to use.1
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Task lighting such as a desk or floor lamp can be essential for sewing as general lighting from a ceiling mounted light may be insufficient. Task lighting directs light where it is needed for detailed activities like knitting, sewing, or reading. A task light 600mm (2 feet) from a book will give you 25 times more light than a ceiling mounted light that is 3 metres (10 feet) away.3
For more information
Read Thomas Pocklington Trust and RNIB publication Making the most of your sight; improve the lighting in your home
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