How can I make my domestic appliances easier to use?


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

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

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

You can buy Tacti-Mark or bumpons through the online shop, or through the Helpline on:

For more information on ways to effectively label items around your home, read our factsheet:


Specialised appliances

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

Thomas Pocklington Trust and Rica have produced a great guide called "Choosing cookers, ovens, hobs and microwaves" which is available to download as a PDF:

There is a small charge for postage for a printed Word version. To request this contact Rica directly on:

 For audio or braille formats contact TPT on: 


For more information and advice please contact our Helpline on:

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