Chapter 1: Accessibility and Assistive Technology
Section 3: AT Sources: Manufacturers, Suppliers, Catalogs
Subsection J: Home Appliances
P.O. Box 212378
800-374-4432 Toll Free
Frigidaire describes universal design features of some of its products and usability features for people with disabilities.
1285 Boston Ave.
800-626-2005 Toll Free
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/.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center
400 Prince George's Blvd.
Upper Marlboro, MD20774
800-638-8556 Toll Free
301-249-4000 Voice 301-430-6180 Fax
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. Direct link: www.nahbrc.org/bookstore/sh0103w.aspx.
Appliance Information Service
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, MI49022-2692
866-698-2538 Toll Free
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.
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Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Public Information Office | Dana Tallon | Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide Editor