Even with limited vision you can prepare meals safely in your kitchen. For this demonstration, we're going to prepare a fruit salad, but the safety tips and techniques provided in this workshop work for every meal.
Good lighting helps will all kitchen tasks. Lighting under the top cabinets brightens the countertop's surface. You can also work by a window to use natural lighting.
First cleaning. If dirt on fruit is hard to see, you can use a strainer to rinse it in the sink. When you're done rinsing, you can check that the faucet is turned all the way off by passing your hand under the faucet. Next, cutting. If possible, have dark and white cutting boards or use a two-sided cutting board that has white on one side and black on the other. If you cut the strawberries using a white cutting board, the contrast makes it easier to see.
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