BlindNewWorld Challenges Everything You Think You Know about Blindness

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A new social change movement has been created to help dispel the misinformation surrounding the capabilities and limitations of those who are blind or have low vision, and to help sighted individuals learn how to interact with individuals with blindness or low vision.BlindNewWorld, sponsored by the Perkins School for the Blind, aims to improve inclusion of the blind population in society by helping the sighted world become more understanding of and comfortable with blindness.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.