Vision impairment

Vision impairment

Supporting BERNINA features

It is important to us that BERNINA customers are empowered, can be independent, and can fully enjoy their creative hobby. Below are some BERNINA products and features that make sewing, embroidery and quilting easier and accessible.

Features and functions that help your vision

Bright sewing light

Bright sewing light

This special sewing light literally sheds light in dark corners. The powerful U-shaped sewing light illuminates the sewing area from three sides with an impressively high light output. Bathing the work table in bright direct light, the light provides glare-free daylight conditions.

Moreover, the sewing light is absolutely shadow-free, facilitating precise, accurate work. Either LED or CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) are used for the different machine models.

 Magnifying Lens Set

Magnifying Lens Set

BERNINA’s practical Magnifying Lens Set sharpens your view of the work area. The set contains three magnifying lenses of different strengths, enabling you to choose the most suitable magnification.

This is especially helpful for precision sewing in tricky places. The magnifying lenses also make lighter work of embroidery, sparing your eyes and reducing fatigue. With a hand holder, you can even use this set as a practical reading lens.

Screen colors

Screen colors

Thanks to the diverse color selection, you can customize your display and background on BERNINA machines, according to your needs.

Seam Guides – help you maintain even spacing

Seam Guides – help you maintain even spacing

The BERNINA seam guides aid your vision and are available in different variations. For example as Right and Left Seam GuideSeam Guide with Scale and Adjustable Guide

Both the Left and Right Seam Guide, which can be mounted on almost all presser feet, as well as the large Seam Guide for Slide-on Table, help to guide the fabric and always maintain the same distance from seam to seam or to the fabric edge.

BERNINA Blogger and passionate crafter Samantha speaks openly about her disability. She emphasizes that the functionality to personalize screen colors ​– although this may seem like a feature that is more for aesthetics ​– is really great for those that may be color blind. They can alter the screen to suit a spectrum they can see.

Furthermore, people with dyslexia often find reading screens with different colors easier. BERNINA helps these people by providing machines with different screen colors.

Easy to follow manual

Easy to follow manual

With every BERNINA machine you will receive a detailed instruction manual with color pictures and illustrations. You will also find these instructions in the BERNINA support section as PDFs, which you can enlarge and search through by keyword. 

Moreover, with the BERNINA App, you will also have quick access to manuals and support information on your phone while being creative.

Video tutorials

Video tutorials

Whether you are a beginner looking for more thorough instructions or an experienced sewer, the many video tutorials for different machines and accessories will help you maximize your sewing expertise.

Built-in tutorials on your BERNINA machine provide information and explanations on different subjects concerning sewing and embroidering and the various stitches directly on the screen.

Needle threader

Needle threader

Needle threading is a breeze for needles between size 70 and 110. The semi-automatic threader makes threading easier than ever. A few simple steps, and the thread is in place.
 

BERNINA - Swiss Tradition and Perfection since 1893

Our sewing and embroidery machines, along with our overlock machines, are precisely manufactured down to the very last detail. BERNINA stands for quality and Swiss tradition for more than 125 years.

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