Dyson Airblade Hand Driers in Disabled / Accessible Toilets.
It set me thinking about how this device might affect a range of people with different access needs, and so sought advice from some people who might be affected, via social networks.
It would seem that some people find using an Airblade in designated accessible toilets a difficult proposition. Some because of being unable to get close enough to use the device from a wheelchair; some because of tremors in their hands and arms which prevented them from easily moving their hands in and out of the airflow; others with children on the autism spectrum said that the noise frightened them.
I have come across Dyson Airblades in quite a few public WC's (as above) and wondered if these had actually ever been tested by disabled people for their 'usability'. I put this question to Dyson via Twitter, but have not yet had a response.
If you have installed one of these recently in good faith in a designated accessible WC, please provide an alternative hand drying method such as paper towels / bin as this should help those who find the device inaccessible.