If you are visually impaired, good
organization is essential for a manageable, safe kitchen.
The items listed here will also help.
will cut up a pie or cake in six equal slices.
Contrasting cutting boards
ensure that food shows up easily. Use a dark cutting board
for light food and a light one for dark foods.
Use Braille or tactile markings
or large print or colors to
mark stove or microwave controls, food, seasonings, or anything.
A liquid level indicator
slips onto a cup or bowl and beeps when liquid reaches approximately
one inch from the top. Battery operated.
A talking timer counts
down the time to prevent food from burning.
An easy to read big bold timer
also keeps track of time.
are available to almost two feet in diameter.
A surprisingly large selection of magnifiers
are available to help you read recipes and food products.
A lighted pepper mill
helps you see how much pepper you're using.
Gold Violin has resumed catalog sales for Lighthouse International,
offering the same high-quality products as before: lighting
magnification devices, adaptive furniture, and cooking and
Ann Morris Enterprises, Inc.
Catalogs available in large print, audio and IBM format disk.
Braille edition is $6. Homemaker and daily living aids for
people who are blind or visually impaired.
Cooking with Feeling ...
and other useful senses
**Deborah DeBord Publisher: National Braille Press, Inc.;
ASIN: 0939173409; Large Print edition (January 31,
1999), Spiral-bound: 307 pages
Deborah DeBord, an experienced blind cook, shares 180 adaptive
culinary techniques for the visually impaired. DeBord's delicious
recipes are adapted from the Moosewood and other gourmet cookbooks
and described in detail. You'll find every adaptive technique
you'll need as a blind cook. Available in braille (5 volumes)
or in large print.
Note: As you might have expected,
cookbook titles written especially for cooks with disabilities
run far and few between, but there are some older titles sold
used through http://www.amazon.com
that sound very useful and interesting:
- If You Can't Stand to Cook:
Easy-To-Fix Recipes for the Handicapped Homemaker by
Lorraine. Gifford, Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House;
ASIN: 0310249805; (June 1973)
- The Wheelchair Gourmet: A Cookbook
for the Handicapped
by Mary. Blakeslee, Publisher: Beaufort Books, Inc.; ASIN:
0825300630; (August 1981)
- Everybody Can Cook: Techniques
for the Handicapped
by Henrietta Baron, Publisher: Special Child Publications;