64 days ago

Special needs students create accessible cooking aid

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Manukau Courier

A south Auckland special needs school is finding ways to help people with disabilities get around the kitchen.

Students at Mt Richmond Special School have created an innovative design for a knife and chopping board.

Teacher Rachel Titchener said the inspiration for the project came during a cooking class.

“There were various barriers to participation such as visual and mobility impairments experienced by some of the students,” she said.

“There were often onlookers as opposed to participators in cooking, so we decided to try and come up with a way that we could remove some of those barriers.”

Titchener said the chopping board design was made with a specific student in mind.

The project was funded by the SouthSci Participatory Science Platform to the tune of $16,350.

The next SouthSci funding round will open in November.

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