Are child safety products a barrier for disabled adults?
Today is the start of Child Safety Week (3rd- 9th June) and we have been looking at the things that are implemented to ensure children are kept safe. Around the house many things like catches on draws or safety caps on bleach are a great way to ensure the safety of children, but what if a disabled adult is unable to get into these things?
For someone with reduced mobility or strength in their hand, opening a jar can become problematic and painful. An article about how to make packaging more accessible said:
It also spoke about companies who have been leading this accessible movement. Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, which launched last year, was a handset aimed at disabled gamer which included those with reduced fine motor skills. Not only was the product full accessible and inclusive, the packaging was specifically designed to have easy-open mechanisms.
Have you found a particular product difficult as a disabled adult? What tips could you offer the community?
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