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Low-Tech Lifesavers: The Lite Cup Night Light

Lite Cup Night Light

The lite cup night light is a handy drinking aid for night time drinks and hydrating in the dark. The built in light and non-spill features make it a useful bedside cup.

At Living with Disability, we like to take into consideration the opinions and experiences of the blogging community and anybody living with disabilities who has discovered a great item that makes their life a little bit easier. We’ve previously discussed products as recommended by Tourettes Hero such as simple wrist straps and life changing weighted blankets and today we’re looking at an item recommended by Danni, found on Twitter as @Dannilion, a blogger who describes herself as ‘quite disabled’ and that ‘finding products that make life easier and increase my independence is very important to me’. With this in mind, Danni wrote a blog post all about her favourite items including the seemingly simple Lite Cup Night Light . At Living with Disability we’d never heard of the Litecup before so taking a closer look at it, we  agreed with Danni, it really is a great product.

Litecup – Night Light and No Spill Cup in One


The Litecup is a clever little cup which features a non spill lid and a light in its base, which comes on automatically in the dark. Brilliant if you’re looking for your drink late at night and avoids the risk of spills. There are many different reasons that this product could be a great addition to your range of kitchen accessories and Danni explains that she likes it specifically because of its non-spill top. This allows her to drink whilst laid down as there are days where she finds it hard to leave bed and we believe many of our readers will recognise this experience. The Litecup comes in a range of different colours so you can pick a lid that suits your personal preference and it’s a great, affordable product which can make drinking much easier and less challenging.

Reviews of the product praise its robust build and ease of use. They also rate how long lasting the light is and how it can be knocked over without causing any spills. The Litecup is a great product which we believe many people could benefit from and we thank Dannilion for bringing it to our attention.

The Litecup is available on Amazon.

 

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Essential Items: Talking Watches

Essential Items: Talking Watches

Living with a visual impairment can make what used to seem very straightforward suddenly very difficult. Simple things like getting out and about and even telling the time can become more difficult and hard to manage without support. However, maintaining an independent and active lifestyle is not something that has to be sacrificed because of partial or even total sigh loss. Thinking back to telling the time, this is of course an essential requirement throughout the working day and the UK’s sight loss and visual impairment charity RNIB have once again created a product which solves this problem. Like with their Liquid Level Indicators and Talking Tin Lids, the RNIB approve products which they believe are able to have a positive impact on the lives of people living with a range of visual impairments. What’s more, their watches range has recently been extended to include children’s models and there are some really great designs soon to be launched.

Talking Watches


The Talking Watches range from RNIB, in partnership with Lifemax strives to provide a range of different and attractive watches for those living with visually impairments. Some products provided for those living with disabilities have the stigma of appearing clunky and clinical but as the photos show, this range of watches are both fashionable and completely suitable for every day use. The watch speaks in a clear, audible voice providing both time and date information when requested and the analogue or digital face of the designs is also clear and large for those who still maintain a degree of sight.

Positive Customer Reviews

Customers who have purchased products from the RNIB talking watches range have been extremely impressed with the results, with customers highlighting that the well designed products are no more expensive than a regular watch but have considerable extra functionality. What’s more, the product range includes designs from the most simple to more complex so you can choose a feature rich model if you like your gadgets or keep it simple if you just want a standard timepiece. Click in the below boxes to purchase your own talking watch from RNIB and look at the whole range.

 

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title SALE – RNIB Talking Atomic Watch – Metallic Bracelet with clasp [Electronics] Atomic Talking Watch With Leather Strap MSF Ladies Quartz Talking Wristwatch on Stainless Steel Bracelet strap with clasp – adjustable Lifemax Talking Digital Watch extra large LCD Talking LCD Analogue and Digital Watch Ladies Talking Watch with Steel Finish – Leather Strap
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Brand 407 Health and Care MSF UK_Kitchens Health and Care Carewear Clothing
Manufacturer 407 Health and Care MSF Limited KDWC.co.uk Health and Care Carewear Clothing
ProductGroup Watch Health and Beauty Watch Kitchen Sports Health and Beauty
ProductTypeName CONSUMER_ELECTRONICS HEALTH_PERSONAL_CARE CONSUMER_ELECTRONICS HOME_FURNITURE_AND_DECOR SPORTING_GOODS HEALTH_PERSONAL_CARE
Title SALE – RNIB Talking Atomic Watch – Metallic Bracelet with clasp [Electronics] Atomic Talking Watch With Leather Strap MSF Ladies Quartz Talking Wristwatch on Stainless Steel Bracelet strap with clasp – adjustable Lifemax Talking Digital Watch extra large LCD Talking LCD Analogue and Digital Watch Ladies Talking Watch with Steel Finish – Leather Strap
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Essential Items: Big Button Telephones

Essential Items: Big Button Telephones

Perfectly Designed for those living with visual and auditory disabilities

The BT Big Button 200

The Big Button telephone is not a new invention and has been developed and redeveloped for many years. Their design is perfectly in tune with what users with visual and auditory impairments require and the latest design has come from BT in the form of the Big Button 200. Exhibited in the New Product Showcase at Naidex 2012, this new BT phone has built upon the original design and perfected it further. Keeping in tune with current affairs, BT have also refined the appearance of the Big Button so it looks a lot less clunky and oversized than it used to. However, all functionality remains the same or improved.

Big Button 200 – refined yet functional

The Big Button legacy has always been to ensure comfortable and easy use of the telephone without any barriers. Large buttons and a loud audio boost option make the product hearing aid compatible and also popular with those living with degenerative visual impairments. The new 200 model has been developed to incorporate all previous features but in sleeker design and also an increase in the gaps between the buttons as it makes selecting a single button much simpler. The 200 model is also equipped with one touch buttons at the top of the new design, meaning you can quick call any numbers that are specifically programmed in as speed dial numbers, great for ensuring immediate access to your nearest and dearest or emergency contacts. Mobile phones are of course more popular and mean you can communicate when out and about but the majority of people still use their landline, especially for longer calls and those that get expensive such as phoning the bank.

The below video shows all the features of a standard Big Button phone, although not specifically the brand new BT Big Button 200 model:

If you’re interested in purchasing the newest big button phone on the market, click in the below box:

We had this tweeted suggestion

@ @ also suggest Trillium Multipurpose phone as it has switch jack at rear to allow one press answer/speed dialling
@DavidHarraway
David Harraway

 

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title BT Big Button 100 Telephone (White) Brand New. Doro PhoneEasy 100w Telephone Twinpack Cordless Big Buttons 20-entry Phonebook 1 Caller ID Ref 100wTwin Hard of hearing Sensory Loss Telephone Dellas 10 Big Button Phone Amplicom Big Button Desk Phone Powertel 49 :Geemarc Telecom, Big Button Telephone Black
price 22.16 66.97 27.99 44.99 31.92
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Brand BT Doro Carewearclothing Geemarc Telecom
Color Alpine White
Feature
  • Easy Grip Handset & Large Buttons
  • Call Indicator Light
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Hands-Free Functionality
Title BT Big Button 100 Telephone (White) Brand New. Doro PhoneEasy 100w Telephone Twinpack Cordless Big Buttons 20-entry Phonebook 1 Caller ID Ref 100wTwin Hard of hearing Sensory Loss Telephone Dellas 10 Big Button Phone Amplicom Big Button Desk Phone Powertel 49 :Geemarc Telecom, Big Button Telephone Black
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