[access-uk] washing Machines

  • From: "Dave Taylor" <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 15:31:59 +0100

Hi,

I know slightly off topic, but in reply to Graham, try Biko. I've just bought a new one and it's as simple as you can get. You don't even have to move the dial unless you're using a different wash!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:28 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice required regarding up-to-date information on hotpoint washing machine instruction manuals in alternative formats


exactly.  for those that have no difficulties with feeling in fingers
stopping them reading Braille, It is an absolute must I would say. despite
this though, the company should make this information available if you
request it.  The cost is not that much that they could claim it was
unreasonable.  It's a case of finding the right person to speak to at the
company.

I have just been looking into getting a new washer myself and modern
hotpoints seemed to get awful reviews so I hope yours survives until you can
get them to send Braille instructions!!!!

By the way, have you tried looking for PDF instructions on the net?  for
some reason, washer manufacturers don't seem that keen on producing PDF
instructions online but it could be worth a go.

Cheers

Graham


----- Original Message ----- From: "Alexander Shannon" <alexacts2v4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:09 PM
Subject: [access-uk] advice required regarding up-to-date information on
hotpoint washing machine instruction manuals in alternative formats


Hi all,

Please excuse the long subject line, however, I wonder if someone could
advise me on the following

A month or so back my wife and I purchased a washing machine from a local
company who are a Hotpoint sales centre.

When we purchased the machine, I told the company that although I could see to use the machine, we would need Braille instructions so that my wife could use it, although we did not actually need a Braille control panel fitted on
the front of the machine.

I received a call from Hotpoint this Morning saying that an Engineer had
been booked to fit a Braille front panel on our washing machine a week
today, Would we be in. I told the caller that we had not initially ordered
such a panel, but we would accept it if they had already arranged it,
however, we had ordered Braille instructions which the company we had
purchased the washing machine from had informed us were available.

The reply from Hotpoint was to the effect that all their instructions for
the visually impaired were now in audio format.

As We would prefer a Braille copy of the instructions, I do intend to
contact the RNIB transcription service in Tarporley and see if they can
transcribe the instructions into Braille, however, I believe that even they
have gone over to Audio for certain transcriptions these days, but I will
see what they say.

I can see the argument of some companies, their thinking is that not
everyone who is visually impaired reads Braille so it would cost them less
to produce more of their manuals in either audio CD format for normal CD
players, or a CD format that can be played on a computer.  However, If one
wants to read a manual while operating a washing machine, and the manual is only available in an audio format, then a portable CD player and headphones
would have to be used.

What are your thoughts?




Alexander Shannon

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