Commitment to creating accessible products

At Barkly Basics, we are committed to creating high-quality personal care and essential household products that not only prioritise functionality but also inclusivity.

We understand the importance of accessibility and we are dedicated to ensuring that individuals of all abilities have access to products that enhance their daily lives.

We recognise there is a real lack of accessible personal care essential products such as Hair Wash, Hand Wash and Body Wash as well as basic household products for those with low or impaired vision that are important for independent living.

We recognise the significance of providing options that cater to individuals with vision impairment so we decided to do something about it. 

Our new Low Vision and Braille products incorporate features such as large format text and braille labelling for enhanced accessibility to those with varying degrees of vision loss and blindness.

We are so happy and grateful to be able to produce products to enhance the daily lives of those with vision impairment and to assist independent living. 


According to The World Health Organisation:

  • Worldwide, 285 million people are visually impaired

  • Of these, 39 million people are blind.

  • 246 million people have low vision

  • About 90% of blind people live in low-income countries

  • Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of visual impairment, while cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness.

  • 65% of visually impaired people are over 50 years of age, although this age group comprises only 20% of the world population

  • Top causes of visual impairment: refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma

  • Top causes of blindness: cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.