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Labels in braille

Braille labels are a great way of telling the difference between the cans in your kitchen cupboard, the CDs in your audio collection and the seed packets in your green house.

A man using an RNIB PenFriend labeller on a can of food.

Products with braille labels

There are commercially available products that are braille labelled by manufacturers but it is very easy and cheap to make your own braille labels using products available from the RNIB shop as well.

Home and garden

In the kitchen, small braille labels can be added to domestic appliances such as a touch control panel on a microwave. You could also use braille labels on cans and packets and include the use by date.

DVDs can be labelled with just the title or you could include actors, the genre and synopsis. With a bit of time and assistance, card and board games can also be adapted so that everyone can continue to enjoy playing family favourites games.

Outside in the shed you could label containers so that you can tell the difference between the weed killer and plant foods, Flowers and vegetable plants can also be labelled with their names and care instructions.

Find out more about labelling items around the home and garden.

Shops using braille on packaging

Many of the Co-Op own brand goods have basic information, such as the product name, in uncontracted (grade 1) braille on their packaging.

Also, due to recent EU regulation, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly required to include braille for the product name and strength on the packaging of their medicines.

Other ways to label

There are all sorts of ways of labelling items around the home to help you identify them easily. We sell a range of products in our online shop which can help you out.