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.
Part 1 (VIDA Insight No. 27) shows us using the talking kitchen scales and measuring jug as well as how I use a tactile approach to my cooking.
Part 2 of the film gets a bit more messy with us transferring the muffin mix in to the individual muffin cases and the problems that this presents. We made our muffins harder by doing lemon curd filling with meringue in the mix to give us lemon meringue muffins (or that is what we had hoped for). Vicky gets her blindfold on for this exercise to appreciate how difficult it is - knowing how much mixture is on the spoon and filling the muffin cases without making a huge mess. I also demonstrate the talking combination microwave oven that I have and we see the final outcome of the baked muffins and how I would tell if they are cooked or not (without eating them).
The equipment that is demonstrated in Part 1 & 2 is from a Norfolk based company called Cobolt Systems Ltd. They manufacture a range of daily living aids and products for people living with vision impairments. You can view all of their products on their website - https://www.cobolt.co.uk/
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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.