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 How to Use E.A.R.S. Lessons 
 •  List of the subjects the lessons cover
 •  Recommended ways to work with the lessons
 •  Common attitudes about the onset of blindness
 •  Overcoming depression because of sight loss


 The Kitchen Environment
 •  Lighting:  brightness, glare and shadowing
 •  Using contrasting colors to increase visibility
 •  The use of a magnifying glass
 •  Plugging in electrical appliances
 •  General kitchen safety tips with low vision

 Marking the Stove and Microwave
 •  Safely checking the burners for heat
 •  Accurately setting the burners and oven temperature
 •  Marking the controls with tactile dots
 •  Using the tactile indicators
 •  Marking the microwave controls

 Basic Kitchen Skills
 •  Modifying kitchen organization for low vision
 •  Techniques to identify foods and spices
 •  Pouring liquids without spilling
 •  Methods for accurately measuring liquid and dry ingredients
 •  Safely using a sharp knife
 •  Preparing for and cleaning-up a major spill

 Eating Without Embarrassment   SAMPLE INTRO
 •  Locating and identifying items at a place setting SAMPLE LESSON
 •  Picking up and setting down a glass without spilling
 •  Using a fork to identify food items on a plate
 •  Cutting bite sized pieces of meat
 •  Identifying and using the salt and pepper shakers
 •  Eating soup and salad with less of a mess
 •  Restaurant Tips on dining out

 Indoor Mobility
 •  The “trailing technique” for safe in-home travel
 •  Forearm protective positions
 •  Orienting by “squaring off” from a known location
 •  Identifying and using landmarks
 •  Minimizing potentially hazardous situations

 Using a Sighted Guide
 •  What is a sighted guide
 •  Holding on to a sighted guide
 •  Switching to the other side of the guide
 •  Changing directions
 •  You and the guide in narrow places
 •  Going through a doorway
 •  Going up and down stairs
 •  Teaching a new person to be your sighted guide
 Managing Medications
 •  Using over the counter remedies while taking prescription drugs
 •  Using a seven day pill box organizer
 •  Identifying your various prescription bottles
 •  A marking system to identify various drugs and their dosage
 •  Making and using a big-print prescription information notebook
 •  Administering eye drops
 •  Measuring oral liquid medications

 Personal Grooming
 •  Bathroom organization
 •  Tactile marking systems for identifying personal care products
 •  Using contrasting colors to aid with grooming
 •  Bathroom lighting
 •  Using a magnifier
 •  Grooming tips:  shaving, hair, make-up

 Doing the Laundry
 •  Sorting the clothes for consistent organization
 •  Pinning pairs of socks together
 •  Safely going up and down the basement stairs
 •  Accurately measuring detergent and bleach
 •  Marking the dials of the washer and dryer

 Using the Telephone
 •  Dialing the telephone without looking
 •  Making and using a big-print phone directory
 •  Services available for legally blind phone consumers
 •  Large print attachments for the phone
Adaptive Devices & Techniques
  • Video magnifiers - CCTV choices and use
  • Glass lens magnifiers and accessories
  • Maximizing lighting for task at hand
  • Some popular and useful adaptive devices
  • Talking devices
  • Support canes - choosing and using
  • Identifying money and making change
  • Clothing colors - identification and tactile marking
  • Safety devices for ironing clothes

Advanced Cooking Techniques
  • Making a big print recipe notebook
  • Techniques for peeling, grating, chopping foods
  • Useful adaptive devices
  • Techniques for boiling foods
  • Techniques for frying foods and baking foods
  • Simplifying meal preparation and useful gadgets

 Eating Without Embarrassment   SAMPLE INTRO
 •  Locating and identifying items at a place setting SAMPLE LESSON

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