[nabs-l] access to appliances

Ashley Bramlett bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Wed May 27 02:20:50 UTC 2009


GE, standing for General Electric, makes good appliances.  I might call them 
and see if they make stoves with coiled burners still.
If you don't have GE you probably have Wirl Pool because they are another 
major appliance maker.

Ashley
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>I don't know the name of mine but it is not GE.
> Rania,
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>> Rania,
>> Which company is it?  I have GE at home.  Our stove is also electric. 
>> Like you I just remember
>> how far to turn the knob to get the desired temperature.
>>
>> Ashley
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>> From: "Rania" <raniaismail04 at gmail.com>
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>>>I tried calling my eletric compeny to see if they still would go to 
>>>people's houses and put things on the stoves to make them accessible but 
>>>they don't do that anymore. My stove is electric so i just remember about 
>>>how far to tern the nob depending on how hot I want the burner to be.
>>> Rania,
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Christina Mitchell" <cnaylor073 at gmail.com>
>>> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 8:36 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] access to appliances
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>>>> My stove isn't flat it's a gas stove.  It has a square burner with the
>>>> rough things on it if you know what I mean.  Don't know how to best
>>>> describe it.  My microwave doesn't talk it's one of those microwaves
>>>> that turn versus pushing the buttons.  I have those bump dots you put
>>>> on the stove and microwave.  When I time food I use either my talking
>>>> clock or the kitchen timer that you turn with the brailled dots going
>>>> around it.  And I use a say win for pouring hot liquids.  The light
>>>> appliances you can get them from maxi aids.  There are other companies
>>>> too but I forget the names off hand.  As far as companies making
>>>> stoves I'm not sure about that.
>>>>
>>>> On 5/25/09, Bill <cassonw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> NFB does advocate accessible electronics.  We just submitted the 
>>>>> technology
>>>>> rights bill or at least were triing to.  There is a list of products 
>>>>> that
>>>>> can be made accessible on NFB's website. look for the accessble home
>>>>> showcase.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Ashley Bramlett
>>>>> <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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