From the Archives: Design Matters at York St John University


As part of our project to transfer our News Archive to our new web site, we are focussing in this post on partnerships we have forged in the past with major institutions in the UK, such as York St John University.

One of the largest providers of occupational therapy education in the country, York St John University installed a Design Matters accessible kitchen in 2009 as part of its commitment to provide a high quality educational experience for its students.

Accessible kitchen by Design Matters at York St John University

The state of the art accessible kitchen is made from durable materials and is packed with features that showcase the best in inclusive design. It has colour-contrast edges to the doors and worksurfaces that provide good visual cues for people with a visual impairment, and softly shaped handles that are easy to touch and hold.

There are plenty of pull-out storage units and pull-out appliances to see, and the entire kitchen is fitted with high quality hardware and soft-close hinges.

Hob Detail - Design Matters Kitchen at York St John University

This kitchen is a superb teaching resource for the next generation of occupational therapists, and is a significant enhancement to the university’s teaching resources.