[NFBWATLK] Accessible appliances

Philip Blackmer pblackmer27 at outlook.com
Thu Jun 13 14:17:03 UTC 2019


Hello everybody, to clarify some of the issues I wanted to say that the thermostats that I have are so sensitive to touch that if you just brush your hands on the controls it activates them. Labeling those controls would not be enough. It is entirely possible and all too easy to accidentally activate them and not even know what happened. As for the range there are knobs for the stove top burners, but controls for the coven doesn’t give me any kind of feedback. If I press the buttons to change the temperature it cycles until I release the button. I  can label the buttons so that I can at least find them easily, but it would be all too easy to accidentally change the temperature to the wrong setting and not know what it is set at

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> On Jun 12, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Marci Carpenter via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> Hi Philip,
> 
> It’s not always easy to figure these things out for ourselves. Part of the purpose of this list is to help each other with tips for adapting things in our environment. Judy and Les have some good suggestions. I don’t know that anyone is manufacturing braille overlays for ranges so DIY is probably the way to go. If there’s a certain configuration that you’re trying to figure out accessibility for let us know and others may have helpful suggestions. 
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> Marci
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>> On Jun 12, 2019, at 9:40 AM, Judy Jones via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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>> Regarding accessible range????  Just have it marked for your temps, you don't need an accessible range, if even such a thing exists.  You make your accessible to you.  I have markings for the temps, as mine is a dial range, but I used to have a touch panel.  I brailled little arrows for the up and down.  On those when you press the Start, the oven should start at 350, and each arrow press up or down changes the temp by five degrees.
>> 
>> As for the burners, mostly turning the dial clockwise starts out on high, then moves to low as you move clockwise.  
>> 
>> As for the thermostadt, is there a way to put some common-sence accessibility to it?  Or, is it a smart thermostadt that requires something like Alexa or Google home to run it.
>> 
>> The current thermostadt we have is levers, so was easy enough to mark.
>> 
>> I checked with the Be My Eyes app for initial assistance with the stove when we moved in last year, and I think I just asked someone else regarding the washer/dryer and furnace then marked accordingly.
>> 
>> Judy
>> “Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”
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>> Subject: [NFBWATLK] Accessible appliances
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>> Hello everybody, I need to know if you are aware of any specific accessible thermostats and ranges?  A couple months ago I moved into tax credit housing and they do not know how to get a accessible thermostat! They also don’t know how to accommodate with a accessible range. They are more than willing to work with me, but they need the make and model number for some devices. Any ideas you may have would be greatly appreciated.
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