How can I make my domestic appliances easier to use?

There are a number of ways to make your appliances easier to use including:

Labelling

You can label the different functions and settings of your appliances using Tacti-Mark or Bumpons.

Tacti-Mark is a liquid which goes hard when dry and Bumpons are small raised stickers, which are available in a variety of different colours and sizes.

Both can be used to mark a particular button or dial positions, for example where the 30 degree wash is on your washing machine.

You can buy Tacti-Mark or bumpons through our online shop.

Further information on ways to effectively label items around your home, can be found in our Labelling factsheet:

Specialised appliances

There are specialised appliances which have been adapted to make them easier for people with sight loss to use, including talking kitchen equipment, microwaves and thermostats.

Information on choosing an appliance can be found in Thomas Pocklington Trust and Rica's Choosing cookers, ovens, hobs and microwaves guide:

Copies can also be requested by contacting Thomas Pocklington Trust:

For further information and advice contact our Helpline:

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