[nabs-l] access to Work Out Equipment

Jedi 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.

Respectfully,
Jedi


Original message:
> 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.

> Thoughts?
> Jessica Kostiw
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
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> Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 5:34 PM
> 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.

>> Ashley


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