Help me make someone's Christmas
December 17, 2011 11:48 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for gift ideas for an elderly blind person.
posted by TungstenChef to shopping (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I volunteer at a hospice, and am looking for gift ideas for a 90 something, legally blind man. He primarily misses being able to read, especially things like the newspaper. He has a tape player and gets books on tape from somewhere, but he doesn't seem to be very happy with the selection. I thought about getting him a cheap MP3 player and loading it with audio books/periodicals. The problem is, with his vision, I don't think he could work the controls on most players.
I'd love any thoughts, there are probably all sorts of devices or services for the disabled that I'm overlooking. His primary interests are sports, especially baseball and basketball. Ideas for other things that could cheer him up over the holidays would be great too. He can't eat most holiday foods because of the sugar, so I'd like to make the season less of a bummer for him.