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The DSDC is delighted to announce the award of DSDC Accredited Product status to the AKW SmartCare Lever electric shower. Whilst over a thousand DSDC products have achieved DSDC accredited status, the AKW SmartCare Lever is noteworthy for being the first electric shower to meet the standards required by the accreditation process. 

The DSDC Product Accreditation Process

As the only known formal program of recognising dementia inclusive design in manufactured products, the DSDC’s product accreditation standard provides confidence for designers, specifiers, and carers, when selecting products for environments intended to be age and dementia inclusive. 

Reviews for new products are typically reviewed by three reviewers. This always includes two of DSDC’s professional experts in design, and care, along with a third reviewer selected due to their...