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Existing signage and architecture don’t meet all needs

Braille signs The ADA requires the placement of braille architectural signs in certain facilities. However, it is often difficult for a person with visual impairments to locate the signs so that they can be useful. Although helpful, braille accessibility serves a small portion of the visually impaired population because many lose their vision as they age and haven’t learned the difficult skill of reading braille. Also signs for marketing purposes such as logos or promotional signage are not required to be in braille. Tactile maps Tactile maps use large print, tactile and braille features etched in metal to describe a geographic area. The usefulness of tactile maps is limited because they are

Audible signage enhances accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is currently celebrating 25 years of removing barriers and empowering people. It is a federal civil rights law that was enacted to enable the more than 50 million Americans who live with disabilities to feel welcome and live more independently. However, it doesn’t go far enough in ensuring that people with visual impairments can navigate and explore buildings with ease and confidence. For example there is nothing contained within the ADA about text speech – a simple but revolutionary advancement that allows people with visual impairments a sense of independence and a chance to experience, even enjoy, their surroundings. To comply with the few provisi

The Value of Inclusive Smart Technology at the Design Level

So often we hear stories of how technology is assisting those with visual impairments, but what we don’t hear is how it’s impeding their accessibility and usability of everyday objects. Take coffeemakers, for example: most, especially the fancy digital ones, are not that easy to operate. While static buttons and interfaces can have braille, smart screens, which are more and more becoming the standard, are constantly changing, leaving braille unfeasible. When it comes to microwaves the same problem exists. People with visual impairments need to make sure that their microwave has static buttons—not smart or touchscreens. Technology exists, and is available to make it much easier, but this tech

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