From smart glasses with an integrated camera for reading, to apps that offer more independence and freedom, what’s some of the best new technology for people who are blind or visually impaired? Brian Charlson, director of technology at the Carroll Center for the Blind, demonstrates how some of these tools work.
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.