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Washing machine for visually impaired launched

A washing machine specifically designed to help people living with a visual impairment has been launched by domestic appliances company Miele with development insight provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Features of the washing machine include tactile markings, touch sensors and acoustic indicators, as well as an audio user manual.

Robin Spinks, senior innovation manager at the RNIB, said: ‘Our innovation team works internationally with consumer brands to facilitate the development of inclusive products and we applaud Miele for recognising the needs of our community. We’re very excited about the potential of this product and the changes it might bring to the industry going forward.’

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