Household Gadgets

I really really liked how you wrote up your needs. People that make these devices won’t know what to do unless we tell them.

When baking a cake, it’s fine having talking kitchen scales, but what if oven controls are not accessible?

A New Look Through Old Eyes

Do washing machines and printers count as gadgets?

I’m not sure but, for me, they certainly fall into the category of things that should make daily life easier.

There is one big proviso for the person with low vision and that is that they must be accessible.

The reason I regard them as gadgets is that, nowadays, they have so many features some of which seem gimmicky and which seem to distract from the main function.
After several hours online and limited in store research, I got out my plastic and headed for the high street.

First the washing machine. Faced with a confusing display of white goods, mostly located either too high or too low for examination of their controls with a magnifier, I sought help from a salesman.

I explained my limited vision and my washing machine needs (in no particular order)

1.    Easy to see dials and…

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One evening I had a stroke. Half my sight vanished overnight. Adapting made me grasp how amazing the visual system and brain are. It also taught me to understand disability completely differently and I'm grateful for the lesson.
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