A visual, tactile labelling system designed with people who are visually impaired to identify household objects with confidence.
"Little things, like this product, make your life so different." - Bernard
What is Band-it?
"When you become blind, your world becomes smaller, and its very frightening at first, but, if you get on and do what you can, things get easier as you go along."
One difficulty can be identifying objects that are very similar in shape and colour to each other, such as bathroom products, items in the kitchen cupboard or fridge, and medicine boxes.
Band-it has been developed over three years to provide a simple, flexible and lo tech solution using distinct colours and shapes to tell similar products apart.
Absolutely wonderful! I’m registered blind and if I’d had things like these 9 years ago things would have been a lot easier. The different shaped ones are brilliant, the colours are so helpful and I can see them all. You could use these on anything!
[The shapes] are not too small, because if they're too small they can be difficult for someone who is visually impaired to handle. Little things, like this product, make your life so different. You feel you've got the reins of your life a little bit, because you feel when you lose your sight you've lost control.
I am hoping that these products will save me from doing my biggest mistake. I sprayed my beautiful dining room table with oven cleaner instead of polish. A very costly mistake!