Here are some funeral arranging tips to follow if you're visually impaired.
Choose the casket and the flowers in person
Many funeral homes can help their clients to arrange funerals virtually. They can, for example, let people choose caskets online through their websites and order the funeral flowers online, too. However, even if your visual impairment is mild or moderate, rather than severe, and you can, therefore, see some of the images on a computer screen, you should still choose the casket and the flowers in person.
If you choose the casket in person, you'll be able to notice details that you might miss when viewing it online. For example, you can lift the casket lid and check if it feels sturdy and robust and can touch the lining inside to evaluate its quality. You can also use your hands to examine the casket's wood grain, as well as the robustness of its hardware. This will compensate for the aspects of it which your visual impairment prevents you from evaluating and ensure that you pick a casket that you're content to have your departed loved one laid to rest in.
Similarly, when selecting the funeral flowers, visiting the florist in person will mean you can evaluate the scent of the flowers you'd like to have, even if you're not able to fully see what these flowers look like. You'll then end up with flowers whose scent you can appreciate when they are used to adorn the funeral service room.
Make sure the funeral service room is easy for you to navigate
You may also need to consult with the funeral home staff to ensure that the way that they set up the funeral service room will enable you to easily navigate it. For example, if they have pews in this room and they usually add flowers to the ends of these pews, it might be best to tell them not to do this, as you may struggle to see these flowers when you're exiting and entering the pew you'll be sitting in, and might end up knocking them over or getting your clothing tangled in their stems.
Additionally, if you're doing the eulogy, you might want to ask them to position the pulpit close to the pew where you'll be sitting (if the pulpit is moveable) and to have a staff member nearby, who can guide you to and from it when it's time to deliver this speech.
Reach out to a professional to discuss other funeral arranging measures.