Chapter 1: Accessibility and Assistive Technology
Section 3: Assistive Technology Suppliers and Catalogs
Subsection J: Home Appliances
Frigidaire describes universal design features of some of its products and usability features for people with disabilities.
Braille controls for ranges, microwave ovens, automatic washers and automatic dryers. Braille control panels and instructions for most GE and Hotpoint washers and dryers. Prepared on a custom order basis and installation is arranged free of charge. Electric range knobs available for most GE and Hotpoint ranges, including some older models. Braille type dots are punched in at the factory to indicate oven settings, as well as oven temperatures and surface unit settings. The microwave kit is a Braille pad kit with Braille punched on see through adhesive that can be applied to the touch panels of most GE and Hotpoint microwave ovens. Universal Designs availabe to adapt kitchens to fit the needs of the users. Direct Link: www.geappliances.com/design_center/universal_design/.
Accessible Building Products Directory can be ordered online for free. Click the "Buy Me" button to see the zero charge or the book can be ordered by phone at 800-638-8556. Manufacturer information is provided on appliances, cabinetry, sinks, plumbing fixtures, doors, windows, hardware, ramps, showers, tubs, and many other housing features.
Braille overlays, braille use and care manuals, braille cooking guides, large print manuals and cooking guides as well as audio tape manuals and cooking guides are available for Whirlpool appliances. The adaptive materials are free on purchase of an appliance. Appliances include refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, washers, dryers and microwaves.