[nfbwatlk] Oregon looks toiPadto makevoting easierforthose with disabilities, The Oregonian, November 7 2011

Mary Ellen gabias at telus.net
Wed Nov 16 23:02:05 CST 2011

Whirlpool has generally been better than other companies about making their
stoves useful to blind people.  We bought one with a flat top, but it has a
slight difference in texture between the elements and the rest of the cook
top.  That makes it easier to place the pot before turning on the heat.

I've found, though, that the old "tapping the charcoal" method works very
well for finding a hot burner on a flat top stove.  (If you haven't read it,
"Tapping the Charcoal" is a story in a Kernel book by the same name. The
Kernel books can be found on the NFB web site.)

I was afraid of flat top stoves at first, but now I wouldn't want any other


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
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Sent: November 16, 2011 9:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Oregon looks toiPadto makevoting easierforthose with
disabilities,The Oregonian, November 7 2011

Maybe.  And I definitely agree about the appliances.  When our stove dies,
I'm afraid we'blind have a hard time finding one with knobs and regular
burners instead of those flat places on the stoves.  I know they're easier
to clean without the burners, but I still haven't figured out how you know
where to put the pots 
and pans, etc.    Peace,    Debby

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