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The Checkered Eye Project

People wearing this symbol have partial blindness aka low vision.

What Can Sighted People Do?

SPREAD AWARENESS!

Please print the "8 1/2 x 11 poster" or "Pamphlet" * on this site, then bring it to work, show your friends, and fill your family in about what the emblem means. You can also get the poster as a jpeg here

Any citizen can help this awareness effort by printing our “letter to chambers of commerce” and/or “letter to eye doctors”, and passing them along to their intended recipients. 

Businesses can train employees to "Check for the Checkered Eye" and post the  4" round  Checkered Eye awareness sticker.  You may also post business card size booster stickers to remind staff.  Stickers are are free upon request

Our one inch checkered eye stickers are used by doctors and hospitals to be placed on the files of patients with low vision.

Cashiers can read totals for people with low vision.

In restaurants and hotels, wherever possible, render menus, in-room literature (for hotels), or any information your customers may need, in accessible formats, such as Braille, audio, and large print. Here are some guidelines for large print:

  • Use a simple font such as Arial or Verdana or Century Gothic
  • Text should be 18 points minimum size
  • Make your menus or literature letter sized, with page numbers and an index. (If you make the pages oversized, it may draw unwanted attention to your customer as many people with low vision will need to hold it close to their face.)
  • Laminate the front and back cover for protection but, since glare can be a problem, don't laminate the inside pages.

Where overhead menus are used, low vision customers may need extra help.

If forms are required, ask low vision customers if they need help.

COMMON COURTESY IS OFTEN ALL THAT IS REQUIRED. SENSITIVITY TO SPECIAL NEEDS IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED.

 

The downloadable pamphlet is in PDF form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it here.

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