Challenges and Considerations for Travelers Who Have Visual Impairments: What Can You Do to Support Their Independence?

When:
June 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
2019-06-28T13:30:00+00:00
2019-06-28T14:30:00+00:00

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People who have a visual impairment face some unique challenges when it comes to travel. What strategies can they use to bicycle safely? How do they orient and travel in unfamiliar communities? How does signage, lighting and other environmental characteristics affect their use of vision, hearing, and other senses during travel? What do they consider when selecting a travel option? After exploring some of these challenges, we will discuss considerations those designing and supporting travel infrastructures may reflect on so that travel options are user friendly and accessible to those with a variety of visual impairments.

 

 

 

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