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Haier HW90-B14636

Haier HW90-B14636

Haier HW90-B14636 washing machine front

RiDC has assessed ten washing machines for features which make them easily accessible for blind and partially sighted people.

The Haier HW90-B14636 has the following ease of use features:

1. Tactile features

  • This machine has a dial and a power button. All other functions are on the touchpad.
  • The dial to select programmes clicks into place.
  • The detergent tray has raised markings to indicate compartments.

2. Audio output

  • The controls have a loud audible tone.
  • The machine will beep once if you make an invalid selection.
  • The machine makes an audible tone when it's powered on and off.

3. Visual contrast

  • Each programme setting has a corresponding LED next to it that lights up when the dial selects the programme.
  • The touchpad controls have corresponding LED lights on the digital display.
  • There is an LCD digital display.
  • The colour contrast is black on white around the dial, white on black on the touchpad, and yellow on black on the digital display.
  • The font size around the dial and on the touchpad is very small.

4. Simplicity

  • The machine is turned on by pressing the power button. The programme is set by turning the dial. All other settings are accessed using the touchpad.
  • The machine is started by pressing the start/pause button once.
  • The buttons on the touchpad are small and close together.
  • This machine has 16 programmes.

5. Verification

  • The digital display shows the time remaining.
  • The buttons make audible tones when pressed.
  • The dial clicks into place.
  • The programme settings and touchpad buttons all have corresponding LED lights.
  • You can pause the cycle using the start/pause button.

6. Maintenance

  • There are no auto-cleaning programmes or settings.
  • The detergent tray is easy to remove and clean. Its compartments are a reasonable size.

7. Smart features

  • The Haier HW90-B14636 does not have any smart features

See more:
Choosing a washing machine
Features which make washing machines easier to use
Top ten washing machines that are easy for blind and partially sighted people to use

Last updated: May 2019


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