Many disabled people can find it difficult to wash their hands at public toilets or even at home. Most sinks are too high and even if the disabled person can reach the sink there can be a struggle to turn the taps on.
Therefore you can imagine my joy when I took my niece and nephew to the toilet at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre and noticed this new modern sink.
It requires no physical strength, has plenty of space underneath for your wheelchair to get as close as possible and there are three options; Water, Soap and Heat which all detect your hands, so as soon as you place your hands under the water option, water will come out then if you move your hands under the soap section soap will come out and you can then dry both hands under the Heat option.
I sincerely hope that such sinks can be made available everywhere and not just at consumer led places and not an exclusive feature.
By Raya Al-Jadir