On Monday September 21st local MP Edward Timpson formally declared open the new sight-loss friendly kitchen which has been installed at the IRIS Vision Resource Centre in Crewe.
Edward Timpson MP expressed his admiration to IRIS for developing it and the South Cheshire CCG for funding it.
Mr Timpson went on to say:
‘What was interesting about the kitchen, was that IRIS has demonstrated that kitchens can be made safe for those with sight loss by relatively small investments.
The IRIS kitchen uses colour contrasts to highlight equipment and distinguish worktops from cutting boards; has easy to use tactile controls on the cooker and taps; employs very effective and cost-efficient lighting, including lights in otherwise dark places like cupboards; and utilises specialist equipment where there is a need.
I was particularly intrigued, by the talking equipment – measuring jugs, liquid level indicators, even a talking microwave.’
The IRIS sight-loss friendly kitchen can be visited free at IRIS Vision Cheshire at 14 Chapel Street Crewe between 9.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday.