Marking Your Appliances

Seeing dials and switches on your stove, washing machine, and other home appliances can sometimes be difficult if you have an eye condition. However, you can use products like a Hi-Mark pen (also known as a 3D pen) or bump dots (small colorful raised dots with an adhesive backing) to create bright, tactile markings that are easy to see and feel; this can help you continue to operate appliances on your own. Take your oven: with a Hi-Mark pen, which creates a raised marking similar to puff paint, you can draw a line at the “off” setting, and at the temperature (such as 350 degrees) you use most often, helping you know where to stop the dial whenever you bake.

See more examples of marking equipment in Your Kitchen and Your Laundry Room.