From Braille Art Galleries to Silent Dinner Performances

By: Jana Pijak - Dec 22, 2016
These accessible design innovations range from braille art galleries to silent dinner party performances that are acted out using sign language. Standouts range from accessible transit signals to facial recognition wheelchairs like the one designed by FEEC/Unicamp in Brazil. The wheelchair is easily controlled with just a small movement of the face, head and iris and aims to make day to day life easier for paralyzed or injured individuals.

Additional examples to note range from accessible prefab houses that are designed to accommodate those with physical disabilities along with disabled runner apps like the ones created by visually impaired athlete Simon Wheatcroft and tech giant IBM.

Affordable exoskeletons, stair-climbing wheelchairs and underwater disability pods round off this accessible design list and make movement possible for those recovering from a leg or back injury or those with other mobility issues.