Five Things Every Visually Impaired Person Needs When They’re Out And About

I absolutely love exploring the Country around me, but I think that there’s a few things that every Visually Impaired person needs when they’re out and about, and I thought that I would tell you five of them.

Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling, here’s five things that every Visually Impaired person needs when they’re out and about.

me stood on some grey stone paving in front of a large rectangular window wearing a medium green jacket, a bright blue jumper, a pair of black trousers, and a pair of black Leather boots holding a long red cane, on a light background.

A picture of me holding my Red Cane.

1. Ramble Tag.
Ramble Tag, is a lightweight, Waterproof Armband with two adjustable Velcro straps and a Neoprene Handle that allows a Sighted Guide to keep their Hands free when they’re guiding you. This is perfect for when you and the person who has been guiding you have been Shopping, as it allows you to use your Cane or Guide Dog while they have both of their Hands free to carry all of the Shopping.
2. bPay.
bPay, is a range of contactless accessories that includes a Wristband, a Loop for your Watch or Fitness Tracker, a Key Fob, and a Sticker that makes anything that you attach it to contactless. These are great if you are worried about using your Cash or Credit Card in public, as with Contactless Payment, you can pay for anything under £30 simply by tapping your accessory on the Card Machine.
3. R.A.D.A.R Key .
R.A.D.A.R Key, is a solid Brass Key that has a unique Handle with raised edges and an octagonal design for easy identification, that allows you access to any Disabled Toilets and Changing Areas in the UK under the Accessible Toilets National Key Scheme (NKS). This is fantastic for when you need to use the Toilet, as for some reason the Disabled Toilets aren’t always unlocked and using the Women’s or Mens Toilets isn’t always as easy as it seems.

4. Access Able.
Access Able, is an iPhone & Android App that contains over 75,000 detailed accessibility guides that tells you all about a venues accessibility, including facts, figures and photos so that you can tell whether or not somewhere is accessible for your needs. This is amazing, as it allows you to find out if a place has a lot of Steps, and whether or not there will be any problems with you bringing your Guide Dog.
5. Tile .
Tile, is a piece of Plastic that you can attach to things like your Phone, your Keys and your Cane, and then use their really accessible iPhone or Android App to find them whenever you lose them. This is actually very nifty, as you can also leave one outside your Front Door in something like a Plant Pot, and then use the App to help you find your way Home if you ever get a little disorientated.
There’s a lot more things that every Visually Impaired person needs when they’re out and about, but I thought that I would just tell you five of them.
Are you Blind or Visually Impaired too? What do you use while you’re out and about? Please let me know down below.

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Luke x

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