Talking Pegs. Helping people with sight or memory loss
Recommended by the Macular Society these Talking Pegs allow you to record a single 10 second voice message that plays every time you press them. They are magnetic and are ideal to stick on the fridge to remind you to get some more milk or pop one by your phone with a number you may need to remember.
Talking Pegs can be clipped to clothes or clothes hanger to distinguish between black and blue items or what you should wear with it. They would also be ideal on tins in the food store helping someone distinguish the contents,”beans”,”soup”, “rice pudding”,”custard” – some are great with toast- some not. If you cant see the label these help someone to remain independent longer.
Talking Pegs are sold in batches of 6/10/12 making them a little bit of an initial investment. Maybe a support group could purchase them and sell them to members to spread the cost.
I also think they are ideal for someone with dementia to prompt them to take medication, have a drink, phone a family member or just lovely for anyone elderly to have a short message from a loved one.
This short video demonstrates a school based use for them which is less relevant but gives some idea as to how easy they are to use. Childs play.