(D) Dressing Up (#AToZChallenge 2021)

The blogging from a to Z april challenge letter d graphic is on top center of image. Text below reads yes, a person who is blind or has low vision can enjoy fashion, jewelry and makeup
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Yes, a person who is blind or has low vision is fully able to dress themselves independently. The only exception would be in the task of identifying colors accurately. Yes, a person who is blind or has low vision can be into fashion and jewelry and makeup. The lack of sight is not an obstacle when it comes to enjoying this aspect of life. There are several tips, hacks and tools that make it possible to enjoy all of these things without eyesight. 

Clothing

Clothing is distinguishable by touch, by the style and texture. There are various apps available that are able to identify colors. The apps may not always be accurate so some sighted assistance may be needed for a new piece of clothing but this information could be obtained at the store. Clothing can be labeled with braille labels as well as other methods such as using puff paint to make dots instead of braille. 

Organization is important and someone that is blind or visually impaired is usually very organized as it makes it much easier to find items. I have shared more on this topic here.

Jewelry

Jewelry is a very tactile item in many cases and sight is not needed to appreciate the item. If you are looking for jewelry with an accessible touch check out  Elegant Insights.

All of the items they offer can be engraved with braille. 

Makeup

A person who is blind or has low vision is able to apply makeup independently. Yes it takes practice, and there are tips and hacks to make it easier but it is not an impossible task. 

This video may help you understand.

My theme for the 2021 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is to give an overview of what it is like to be visually impaired. I share some of my experiences along the way as well as examples from others.

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