A ROSYTH university student has seen through his vision of creating a kitchen for the visually impaired. 

Ross Stewart, 28, has just completed his honours degree in Design and Digital Arts at Napier University, and built a kitchen based off his own design using 109 tactile tiles.

Using assistive technology, the kitchen, named 'Guide Tiles', is designed to make navigation safer with the use of 10 different tile variations on the counter tops.

While some tiles guide the user around the room with their finger, others lead to electrical sockets and raise awareness of being near to an appliance.

Ross was inspired by his mother-in-law, who works with guide dogs, and he was keen to explore whether he could make a contribution to aid the lives of those with impaired vision.

He said: "I've received some great feedback from the visually-impaired community and they've given their criticisms, too! That's the only way you can adapt it and make it better!

"I had two ideas originally but I didn't go with either of them as I wanted to implement my own knowledge rather than learn something new for the project.

"I was given free reign to do as I pleased, and with all the resources available to me, I decided on this in the end.

"To get a feel for things, I did various tasks in the kitchen blindfolded with my partner using ribbons to track my movement. I'll tell you what, making a cup of coffee like that is difficult!"

Ross dedicated the kitchen to his partner, Lauren, and their daughter, Evie, and said he was proud of his achievement and was looking forward to stepping into the real world after university.

"I started uni wanting to be a web designer and I came out making a kitchen! I'm looking for a job now, preferably in graphic design. I'm keeping my options open."