[nabs-l] access to Work Out Equipment
loneblindjedi at samobile.net
Sat Jun 13 03:57:49 UTC 2009
I don't know about that, but i do know that Curves has some accessible
equipment. You just sit in it (or stand) and start moving. It's all
hydrolicly controlled. I also know that other gyms have equipment where
you control the weight by putting apin in the right hole. The problem
with that is, which one is the right hole? I suppose one could just count.
> Hey, I apologize, I know this is an old thread. I've been really busy and
> am just now getting to my E mail. I have a question. Does anyone know if
> NFB or ACB has ever tried to push for accessible exercise equipment? It
> seems to me they would make a killing! I don't know about you, but I would
> pay a little extra for a talking treadmill, or elliptical.
> Jessica Kostiw
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> Subject: [nabs-l] access to appliances
>> Hi all,
>> Now a days it seems like more flat pannels out there! Many students live
>> at home when not studying at college in the dorms. For those of you in
>> your own places, a question.
>> How have you made your appliances accessible? All appliances are flat:
>> microwaves, stoves, and ovens. Dishwashers too. These flat touch screens
>> can be labeled so we can use them. Stoves are another problem though.
>> I know there are talking microwaves. Are there other talking appliances?
>> It would be neat to have a talking dishwasher so it could call out to you
>> when your dishes were done!
>> Do you have stoves you can feel the burners? Most stoves now have flat
>> tops! I was at Sears and another store and saw this. I don't think a
>> flat stove would be real safe. I have one at home here and use my vision
>> for it. Its harder to center the pots. When I could touch the burners I
>> touched them before turning on the stove. I centered the pot and then
>> turned the stove on. My point being flat stoves are not as accessible!
>> When they started making flat stoves with flat burners they didn't think
>> of low vision.
>> I have tunnel vision. The burners are not even a different color making
>> it hard to see! You can only see it after the stove is turned on and the
>> burner turns a redish color from the heat.
>> Are there companies that have more accessible appliances than others? If
>> so, which ones? Any out there making the old type of stove where the
>> burners were raised?
>> Just wondering what's out there. If this is a problem, NFB should
>> advocate for accessibility.
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