Cooking and Kitchen Safety

This section is full of practical tips to make cooking and meal preparation safe and easy for people with blindness or visual impairments. Information covers the full range of activities: grocery shopping, kitchen accommodations, selection of appliances, and techniques for measuring, pouring, and cooking.

Practical suggestions for seniors address grocery shopping, setting the table, safety, serving food, and eating out; includes a video on kitchen activities.

Source: VisionAware

Michael McCarty shares tips for cooking with a crock-pot or slow cooker.

Source: Fred's Head blog, American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Practical tips for safety and independence in the kitchen.

Source: Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Tips for parents to promote safety in the kitchen with children who have a visual impairment, hearing loss or mobility challenges.

Source: Home Advice Guide

Ideas for making cooking accessible accompanied by a simple recipe and a video of a brother and sister (both visually impaired) making cookies independently.

Source: Wonder Baby

Independent Living Specialist Ben Chamberlin shares teaching techniques for meal preparation skills for students who are visually impaired with or without additional disabilities.

Source: Perkins eLearning

Helpful hints for cooking and getting organized in the kitchen.

Source: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Features to look for when selecting a microwave for a user who is blind or visually impaired.

Source: Vision Australia

Strategies for pouring liquids neatly and safely.

Source: Vision Australia

Kitchen organization ideas and simple steps for streamlining kitchen chores, written with seniors in mind.

Source: VisionAware