Museums have a duty to cater to people with a wide range of needs and this includes visually impaired people. This is not a small section of society and it is vital that they are not overlooked.
“The world was never made for people who are sitting down full time,” experiential designer Ben Baker says. “The world was made for people who walk. Everywhere you go, there’s going to be challenges.”
Nearly one in five people have a disability in the U.S., yet most playgrounds aren’t built to accommodate them. However, recently, cities have shifted away from the standard playgrounds of the past in favor of more natural, adventurous, and engaging designs.
In order to restore a sense of normalcy to amputees, scientists at John Hopkins University are working on an electronic skin that allows the wearer to feel touch as well as pain.
“It has been in the hands of so few people, that we don’t know what the truth is yet.”
Anyone who attended the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco could be forgiven for thinking that virtual reality was the only game in town. Virtual reality-centered talks, demonstrations and discussions dovetailed with an expo floor filled with major brands that are convinced that virtual reality’s future is incredibly bright.