[CnD] OT: Making your kitchen accessible??

Debbra Piening debbra.piening at att.net
Sat Aug 6 17:28:08 GMT 2011


Actually, I don't think we're talking about significant costs here,
especially if they're figured in to the price at the outset.  The costs
would certainly be far less than if they have to be added on later.  I
suspect that most people would hardly notice any changes.

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[mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Drew Hunthausen
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 2:35 AM
To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
Subject: Re: [CnD] OT: Making your kitchen accessible??

I agree that if all these features were included on every appliance it would
make it much easier for us blind while at the same time not impacting the
sighted population in terms of usability. The problem that I can see with
this however, is that the sited population would fight the extra expense
included in the purchase of the appliances in order to cover the additional
features that they would never need to use. 


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[mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Jean Hunt
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 8:14 PM
To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org; 'John Kolwick'
Subject: Re: [CnD] OT: Making your kitchen accessible??

In making my kitchen accessible I would really like to see a couple of
things done. First as products are designed and produced Make them
accessible for all people with disabilities. In doing so those who are not
disabled in some way can have a button or switch to turn off the accessible
features. The products then would not have to be tripled in price to market
to those with disabilities. A level playing field folks. Second if the flat
screen is going to be continued in use then provide an overlay which has
Braille, pictures, large print on it to be sold with the item at no extra
cost. And as you have probably heard through the various posts have
electrical appliances emit an sound to indicate on and off as well as lights
for the deaf community and again this does not have to increase the cost.
Next anything that measures more than one increment should be both on the
inside and the outside of the measuring device. Some would say that "Pyrex"
allows for everyone to "see"  the various increments of measurements but the
blind and low vision people are unable to use such markings. Also let there
be a  standard layout of controls so that people do not have to guess  where
something, such as the start indicator (button, switch or spot to push) may
be placed. Further, since the instructions on many appliances are written in
many different languages   let them also provide audible instructions in the
same packaging. It is very discouraging to purchase an product only to find
that you have to wait 4 to 6 weeks to get instructions in an alternative
format. 
I apologize  for the length of this post but these are the things that would
greatly enhance my time in the kitchen and anywhere else in my home :
especially since I live by myself and do not have sighted folks available to
me at a moments or even a days notice. 

Jean Hunt 
Krazyg-ma at sbcglobal.net 
Have a nice sun-shiny day! :) <smile> 

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[mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of John Kolwick
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:02 PM
To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
Subject: Re: [CnD] OT: Making your kitchen accessible??

   Hi, a low cost food/can/package talking identifier


-----Original Message-----
From: cheryl
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 6:40 AM
To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
Subject: [CnD] OT: Making your kitchen accessible??

Moderator approved
Hi,

I am working on a small project and hope you can help.  We have been asked
to gather information on what items in a kitchen people who are blind would
like made accessible.  We are interested in learning what in the kitchen you
would like made accessible and how- speech, braille,or large print etc.
If we can share ideas on this list, I hope after a few weeks to have a rich
collection of information to share.
Thanks in advance for your assistance, I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers,
Cheryl

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