[nabs-l] access to Work Out Equipment

Angela fowler 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.

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
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> 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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