[BCAB] Help with microwaves

Mark Conquer sparkeymarky1979 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 11:04:38 GMT 2013


Another thing you can do is to use bump ons. My recommendation would be a 1 minute dial microwave.

Many Thanks

Mark

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On 15 Feb 2013, at 22:22, <tom.reid21 at virginmedia.com> wrote:

> Hi Phil,
> 
> If you know braille at all, It'll cost you less than fourpence to fix your
> microwave problem.
> 
> I've had my micro for 15 years or so so the model isn't important, but, I
> just marked some sticky braille labels with computer braille numbers and
> symbols for the time and power controlls etc. Stuck them on a standard
> digital microwave and bang.
> 
> Needed sighted help to line up the labels. 
> 
> Best, Tom
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Agent Orange
> Sent: 15 February 2013 15:23
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: [BCAB] Help with microwaves
> 
> 
> A simple enough question: can any of you suggest a microwave which can be
> used by a blind person?
> 
> I've spent the last two weeks researching this and have checked Tesco,
> Sainsburys, Argos, John Lewis, Cobolt Systems, and many other places.   
> 
> The only options seem to be the two talking microwaves sold by Cobolt which
> are fully functioned but somewhat pricy for what they are, or any of a small
> number of standard analogue microwaves with manual dials made by companies
> like Russell Hobbs and Bosch, which are easy enough to use without sight but
> which are at the bottom of the range and so are very small (between 17 and
> 20 litres) and not very powerful (usually around 750 - 800 watts).
> 
> I have not yet found any mid range microwave of say 25 litres and 850 - 950
> Watts, made by a regular manufacturer like LG, Bosch, etc, which has
> physical controls which could be used without reference to a touch pad and
> visual display.
> 
> Has anyone else out there looked into this and come up with something?  Make
> and model number would be much appreciated.
> 
> With thanks to all, and apologies to the moderators if this is not
> sufficiently technology related to qualify for this list.
> 
> Phil
> 
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