The Challenges Faced by Visual Impairments in Buying Clothes and How to Wear Clothes

  • Khairi Asyraf Abdul Karim Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, MALAYSIA


The basis of this project is to make clothing tags using an appropriate font with a braille touch that is specially designed with complete clothing details and a guide to wearing clothes. The purpose of this study is to overcome the challenges of buying and wearing clothing. This study was conducted with an interview method that focuses on the target age range 25 to 35 years in the area of Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
Keywords: Visually Impaired; Vision Impaired; Visual Disorder; Low Vision; Blind; Braille Touch; Clothing Tags


Alicia Aledo. (2002). Tag for Attaching to a Garment Having an Attribute and Identifying the Attribute to a Person Unable to Visually Identify The Attribute. United States Patent, 1-5.

Blindness and vision impairment. (2018). Retrieved from

Dr. Mohamad Aziz Salowi. (2016). Express: Newsletter of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO).

Hinali Shah. (2017, June 5). Student Designs Self-Navigating Fashion Line for the Blind. Retrieved from

Michela Tavolieri. (2018, June 28). Clothing Choices for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Retrieved from

R., Bradley, T., Hopkins, & J., M., Ba. (2000). A study of the influence of visual impairment on the purchase of clothing. The British Journal of Visual Impairment, 79-81.

Raghad Alali. (2017). A Case Study of Visually Impaired Individuals’ Preferences of the Availability of Braille Clothing Labels in Shopping and Selection of Apparel. Applied Sciences and Technology, 6-17.

Rohit C., Khanna. (2018). Estimates of visual impairment and its causes from the National Eye Survey in Malaysia (NESII). Research Article, 1-11.

SA., Rogers. (2010, April 5). 12 Ingenious Gadgets & Technologies Designed for the Blind. Retrieved from Kulyukin, & Aliasgar Kutiyanawala. (2010). Accessible Shopping Systems for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals: Design Requirements and the State of the Art. Article in The Open Rehabilitation Journal, 158-168.
How to Cite
ABDUL KARIM, Khairi Asyraf. The Challenges Faced by Visual Impairments in Buying Clothes and How to Wear Clothes. Idealogy Journal, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 73-78, sep. 2020. ISSN 2550-214X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 dec. 2021. doi: