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Ideas for better home design
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Having good lighting can make all the difference to people with sight problems. The RNIB recommends this inexpensive, portable task light which costs around 20.
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A white sink set into a dark worktop helps to identify it easily. Chopping boards and utensils in bold colours can be useful for improving contrast.
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This wall clock has extra large numbers and automatically adjusts itself to the correct time.
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This kettle tells the user how much liquid is in it by using a synthesised voice
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Bright colours, a variety of tactile materials and the use of sound make this dinosaur especially appealing to children with sight problems.

Changing rooms for accessible design
22 May 04 |  Technology

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