In celebration of #NationalBakingWeek (16 – 22 October 2017), Vicky and I decided to create a film demonstrating some of the equipment that is available for people living with a vision impairment to use in the kitchen. It also highlights some of the strategies I use and problems I have when I’m baking.
We decided to bake some muffins as this uses the 3 different types of talking equipment that I have. The film demonstrates the strategies I use for measuring, transferring ingredients and some other techniques that I use, all of which we chat about during the film. It was also an opportunity for Vicky to try completing some of the tasks under blindfold!!
Vicky has been busy editing the film, pulling out the most important elements and reducing its length from a ridiculous 39 minutes to approximately 16 minutes. We’ve split this in to 2 parts, one accompanying this blog and the next one tomorrow.
Part 1 shows us using the talking kitchen measuring scales and talking measuring jug. We chat about how I identify ingredients (the difference between plain and self-raising flour for example) and why I use my fingers more than maybe a sighted person would.
These are the strategies that I use but we would be interested to hear what you think and if you have any better ideas or tips.
Part 2 (VIDA Insight No. 28 – released 19 October), follows on to show the problems with getting the mixture in to muffin cases and how they turn out after being cooked in my talking combination microwave oven.
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Our VIDA Insights...
Following our experiences from delivering our Vision Impairment Awareness training days over the past couple of years, we know that there’s loads more that we could talk about and examples we could have shared. Whilst these won’t be a substitute for our training, they will give you an insight (hence the name!) into our thoughts, observations and experiences from each of our perspectives - Dave’s living with sight loss and Vicky’s from being a sighted person and working alongside and supporting people who have sight loss.