[nabs-l] access to Work Out Equipment
fowlers at syix.com
Sat Jun 13 04:34:27 UTC 2009
My treadmill isn't that bad. It's a nordic trac and all the buttons are
actual buttons rather than touch screen junk. Obviously I can't read the
display, but all I really care about is the time as I know what speed I'm
going at by the way in which I pressed the controls. You have the time and
approximate speed and you can pretty much figure the distance. Also, they do
have talking pedometers.
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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] access to Work Out Equipment
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
> 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
>> 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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