[nfb-talk] Question about syringe

Judy Jones jtj1 at cableone.net
Fri Dec 26 05:42:12 UTC 2014

Hi, Anna,

If you know the amount required, ask the doctor or a pharmacist to make a 
notch at that level.  You woulddraw the plunger up to and a little past that 
notch to prevent air bubbles.  Then slowly bring the plunger back down to 
the mark, and you have your required amount in the syringe. Notches can 
easily be made with a pocket knife, a file, or other tool that will leave a 
tactile mark.

I am assuming you are asking about a generic syringe for liquids, and not 
anything having to do with loading medicine such as insulin.  There are 
syringes made for people with diabetes, and that can allow for mixed 


-----Original Message----- 
From: Anna Givens via nfb-talk
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:27 PM
To: Blind Talk Mailing List ; nfb-talk at nfbnet.org ; NFBMD
Subject: [nfb-talk] Question about syringe

I am wondering how a blind person uses a syringe.  How can you measure 
liquid in it when you are filling it up, if you cannot see the markings?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Anna E Givens
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