AWARD YEAR
2021
CATEGORY
Home
GOALS
Good Health & Well-being, Reduced Inequality
KEYWORDS
kitchen, kitchenware, blindness, Visually Impaired, food
COUNTRY
Singapore
DESIGNED BY
Kevin Chiam
WEBSITE
https://kevinchiam.com/folks-kitchenware-for-the-blind
Folks Kitchenware for the Blind
Cooking tools for blind people
Preparing a meal with convenience, confidence and dignity. Cooking is a challenging ritual for the blind due to the lack of sensory references which are crucial to help them map out the environment. To overcome the steep learning curve, “Folks”, a series of familiar kitchen tools, leverages on natural, sensory feedback and tactile cues to pre-empt and inform the blind such that they can prepare food safely with convenience, confidence and dignity. Even with sight, cooking can be daunting, much less without vision. For the blind, preparing food naturally becomes challenging as they learn to cope with the uncertainties of spills or injuries like knife cuts or burns. Introduced as a system, Folks taps into the adjusted sensory strengths (like touch or hearing) of the blind. The collection consists of 5 products.