is proud to introduce the new and improved Match Makers, a tactual
marking system for visually impaired (color blind, low vision, and
blind) to match and identify items such as clothing, towels, linens,
and products such as food items (canned, boxed, frozen), spices, medication,
and make-up (lipstick, nail polish, etc). Match Makers are easy to
use and can be attached under a shirt collar, on a shirttail or wherever
they are most convenient.
DRESSING IS THE SECOND MOST DIFFICULT DAILY TASK FOR THE VISUALLY
IMPAIRED. Match Makers solves this problem therefore making life
easier. Attaching Match Makers to apparel, the visually impaired can
choose their own daily wardrobe instead of relying on others. Match
Makers also provides the opportunity to expand ones' wardrobe selections.
Makers consist of a plastic cover with large raised dots. The cover
is attached to a brass nickel-plated safety pin. The heights of
the raised dots allow easy and quick recognition of each pattern,
even for Diabetics with a loss of feeling in the fingertips. Braille
reading capability is not required to use Match Makers.
The design of Match Makers is unique in that they are small and
they will stay attached during laundering. There are 17 dot patterns,
which can make hundreds of combinations and covers can be modified
to create a specific dot pattern.
The new Match Makers can be used in two pattern combinations: 1.)
Match by number of dots, 2.) Match by assigning a color to each
Matching by number of dots. Use a 1 dot Match Makers to identify
matching wardrobe items, such as trousers and skirts with shirts
and blouses. Identify shirts and blouses that can be worn with more
than one pair of trousers or skirt by attaching two Match Makers.
Assigning a color. Dots can represent a color. For example:
A Match Makers with 1 dot on the coiled end of the safety pin can
be assigned the color white. A Match Makers with 1 dot on the opposite
side of the coiled end of the safety pin can be assigned the color
To identify products such as spices, canned, boxed, frozen items,
shampoos and medications, attach Match Makers to a rubber band.
Example: A Match Makers with 1 dot identifies canned corn. Match
Makers with 2 dots identifies canned peas.
For safety, Match Makers can be used to distinguish cleaning products
from insect sprays.
The magic of Match Makers is a system that can be personalized to
the needs of the individual. Match Makers are easy for all ages
and give independence, confidence, and self-reliance for the visually
238 Match Makers
17 different dot patterns
(14 of each pattern)
1 large type
Audio cassette instructions
Match Makers kit costs $49.95 plus $5.00 S/H (continental U.S.).
Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and U.S. possessions add $5.00. All foreign
addresses add an additional $12.00 (total $17.00). All orders
must include area code and phone number.
Include your email address and you will be notified by UPS when your order has shipped and the UPS tracking number. (Email addresses are never shared with outside parties.)
Star Tech International
2827 Echo Way, Sacramento, CA 95821
Tel: (916) 488-3480