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Vision loss
makeup mirror

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Name: Anna

Event: TOM@ University 2022


Anna is a woman living with vision loss. She is a makeup enthusiast who struggles with her daily makeup routine as she is unable to see the left side of her face in the mirror. Anna would like to create an affordable, low-tech mirror design that allows her to see the left side of her face to improve the experience of applying makeup. Anna would like the mirror design to allow users to not only apply makeup but also style hair and put on jewelry and be accessible to all people living with vision loss.


Anna's team developed a solid tablet stand that comes with height-adjustable joints and a mirror board to provide extended vision for people with vision loss to apply makeup. The stand works with most tablets or mobile devices with a camera. Users are able to use their device as an adjustable mirror by changing how and where it is pointed at the extended mirror pieces. The design is modular and inexpensive, constructed out of plywood and off-the-shelf materials.

Safety Information

All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM Melbourne event or program.  The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:

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