Hey y'all! Welcome to Part Four of this series, please be sure to check out the others if you've missed them.
Today covers the Bedroom:
Let's use the photograph to explain a good bedroom layout:
1) The bedroom is the one room I feel doesn't need to be well lit as it's usually a quiet place and used for sleeping. But tamps and task lighting and a well lit closet would help greatly.
2) The headboard and footboard are contrasting colors from the walls which helps visually, but not so much contrast with the flooring and a light area rug under the bed may help (and your toes will thank you).
3) The doorway to the bathroom is a little lighter color than the wall but could do with going darker instead.
4) Personally I have light colored curtains and I leave them open just a little bit to help my eyes adjust to the light in the mornings. My eyes "adjust" while I'm sleeping and the morning light gets brighter. If I'm in a place with "black out" curtains and no chance to acclimate to the light change, I sometimes end up with watery, sensitive eyes and I'm walking around with sunglasses in the house, Heh.
Now for a list of low vision products that'll help in the bedroom:
1) Clothing - If it's getting hard to see colors clearly (which can occur with some low vision users), you can use a talking color reader, or audio laundry labels to use with PenFriend (I'll explain more about this awesome product in the next segment of the series)
2) Use a clock with large numbers to see clearly from your spot on the bed. If you prefer you can get a simple large button talking clock instead.
3) If you don't have hearing loss, you may opt to listen to audiobooks instead of reading. Here's a little secret - if you or a spouse/partner is a member of AARP, you can get 10% off Kindle e-Readers, 50% off some eBooks & 10% off print and audiobooks!
4) Organization is important in every part of the home, but it really helps in the closet. Use shoe organizers to keep pairs of shoes together, use double hangers to keep matched sets together, and use baskets for the smaller items such as hats, scarves, belts ans such.
5) For going to the bathroom at night it may help to have a motion detector night light. But after a while, walking to the bathroom (and other parts of the home) becomes second nature.
Well that's it for the Bedroom series! If you use any other adaptations or tools, please comment below!
Please join me in the next chapter where I explore the Office.
Note: Many adaptations in this series can be found in my eBook.
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