If you’re anything like us, you’ll know that there’s nothing better than giving somebody a gift and watching their face light up with excitement and glee. In fact, this act is even more satisfying when the recipient is a close friend or family member. Here at Speed of Sight, we are all about changing lives and we believe that a simple gift has the ability to make a significant impact. Here are 3 interesting gifts that we’ve picked out with the visually impaired in mind…
People with a visual impairment are able to enjoy reading in the same way as you and me thanks to the abundance of audio books that are now available to purchase. The technology that we are surrounded by helps to bridge the gap between disability and ability as the majority of written books are now available in audiobook format. If there is someone special in your life that loves to read then an audiobook may be the perfect gift you’ve been looking for.
Adapted Cooking Tools
Buying a gift for a person with a visual impairment means taking their disability into consideration without making it their entire defining characteristic. Contrary to belief, blind people love to cook too! This is done with the help of adapted cooking supplies and equipment that come with spoken instructions and physical guides in order to aid the chef and ensure safety at all times. Whilst a visually impaired chef may need some guidance in the kitchen, these tools make a great gift and encourage independence.
Speed of Sight Driving Days
It’s widely accepted that a visually impaired individual will never hold a full driving licence of their own and this prevents people from experiencing something that is often considered a ‘right of passage’ into adulthood. Here at Speed of Sight, our charity driving days are geared towards those with a visual impairment thanks to our adapted buggies. In fact, a place on our Driving Day events makes the perfect gift and giving someone you know a Speed of Sight experience is something they certainly won’t forget anytime soon!
There’s a lot to be mindful of when you’re buying for someone with a disability as a gift needs to be inclusive. The Speed of Sight team offers the opportunity for the visually impaired to feel the wind in their hair as they speed around a race track in full control of our adapted buggies and race cars, and it can make a once-in-a-lifetime gift. After all, we believe that a disability does not equal an inability by any means. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Speed of Sight team today!