Microwave Access
Resolution 2015-13
Whereas, several years ago, a microwave oven with speech output was made available for under one hundred dollars by the company which manufactures the brand name Hamilton Beach; and
Whereas, many individuals who are blind or have low vision purchased this appliance; and
Whereas, this particular product is no longer available; and
Whereas, some people who are blind would like to see an inexpensive microwave with speech become available again;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled on the 10th day of July, 2015, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, that this organization urge the company responsible for the Hamilton Beach brand to consider releasing a new “talking microwave oven” in the same price range with at least the same level of accessibility as the former model possessed.
Ray Campbell, Secretary