Jerusha's struggles with accessible kitchenware is the start of bringing more inclusive design to the table.
Accessibility improvements in the the kitchen will be a great boost to the independence of many people who live with disability - and there's more improvements to be made if you ask disability advocate and PhD student Jerusha Mather.
A passionate chef herself, her impaired fine motor skills as a result of her cerebral palsy has seen her reach for accessible kitchenware.
Examples of items which are adaptable include:
- cutlery, plates and bowls
- cups and mugs
- utensil holders and utensils - e.g. scissors, slicing tools, can and jar openers
- chopping boards
- kettle tippers
- non-slip products
But these do not always work with success, according to Jerusha.
For many people living with disability, the support the receive from parents or loved ones is not a permanent solution to improving accessibility when it comes to cooking.
Her desire for greater independence in the kitchen motivated Jerusha to start a stronger push for change.
Read Jerusha's full opinion piece via the Sydney Morning Herald website.