[access-uk] Re: washing Machines

  • From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 15:42:42 +0100

Hi Dave.

I have found My Zanussi to be the same.  Both brands come out reasonably 
well in tests.

A good site for info about washing machines from a reliability angle is:

www.washerhelp.com

Regards

Graham
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Taylor" <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:31 PM
Subject: [access-uk] washing Machines


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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