Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make cooking classes more accessible
It seems like the norm today that so many people are seeking to improve
their culinary skills through the taking of cooking classes and it is really
no different for those with a disability.
If you are seeking to make your cooking cleass more accessible to this
particular group of clients then here are some tips for you.
1. Make your kitchens more accessible; wider entries to entrances and exits
for those using wheelchairs and walkers.
2. Make your counters easier to reach for those in wheelchairs.
3. Do not make them too wide because those in wheelchairs would need to be
able to reach them.
4. Make sure that your cupboards are easy to reach and that doors are
painted in contrastable and distinguishable colors so that
persons with low vision can easily distinguish them.
5. Make sure that door handles and door knobs are easy to find and easy to
6. Make sure that colors of your kitchen are contrasting. That is, the
color of your floor is different to those of counter tops, drawers, and
7. Make sure that ingredient containers are well labelled.
This should be a good start for you.