EOS 1450 Blind-Friendly Architecture

EOS 1450 Blind-Friendly Architecture

Wednesdays and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. on Reachout Radio

Embossed printouts such as this floor plan can be read either visually or by touch. Photo: Don Fogg


So you walk into a new building and find that you can't get around. Today Pete and Nancy talk with an architect who is designing buildings that are blind-friendly.

Chris Downey had been a practicing architect for 20 years when he suddenly lost all his vision.  Undaunted, he has continued his work using his new understanding of how people with vision loss experience spaces.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about what is important in designing blind friendly buildings and how he does his work.