Sorry for such a broad request but there are just so many differing aids available it is hard to single one type out for special treatment.
As many of us start to have problems with mobility, eyesight, hearing and so on is it worth asking the CHOICE test team to run tests on various disability aids eg walkers, walking frames, shower chairs, toilet chairs, walking sticks, hygiene bottles ie men and women’s urine bottles, bottle opening aids. There are a lot more including hygiene wearables, wheel chairs (powered and unpowered), mobility scooters and carts.
This could be of a huge benefit to many out there looking at what will serve them best for their needs. The issues of reliability, convenience, suitability and so on would be very worthwhile as part of those recommendations and reviews. When testing and looking for items to test contacting various disability groups could also help garner recommendations of what to test and some may even help to supply the test subjects/supplies. Making these connections would perhaps strengthen the position of CHOICE as a non-biased tester of these types of products and even the “first port of call” for those requiring or looking into these aids.
As well as this when mainstream products are reviewed if they would meet or fail a disability need very well/badly could this be added as a filter or a recommendation in the review. This may alert those who are looking at that type of product, of those that meet the need or even those that don’t eg easy to clean, hard to disassemble, too many fiddly parts, easy to hold or pick up are some of the things it would be good to see commented on.