In today’s tip of the day, I will be sharing with you a systematic and easy way to locate doorknobs or door handles if you are blind or visually impaired. It can be challenging and frustrating to locate doorknobs, especially on new unfamiliar doors if you are unable to see them. But by adding this simple approach, locating the doorknobs won’t be such a pain.
Here is What You Do
When looking for a doorknob use one hand and place it on the door by gently resting the pinky and ring fingers at waist level height. Your fingers should be curled with the palm facing the ground. Next, start from either the left or right side of the door and make a waving motion while your hand is traveling from left to right or right to left. The wave should be about 6 to 12 inches in height with approximately 8 waves for a standard length door. If done correctly there should be a high probability that the doorknob is found.
This technique should work on most doors. However, on some nonstandard doors, it might be necessary to start the technique lower or higher on the door. And lastly, curling the fingers is important because if your fingers are extended straight there is the chance of them getting pinched in a door frame or jammed on the doorknob.
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