Designing an outdoor space for a person who is blind

Karen Kim
ARC623 | Fall 2012

This project developed out of a focused interview with a person living with blindness and diabetes. The following are themes that arose during the interview:

• Lack of opportunity to study and learn new things.
• Frustration towards daily life and the future
• Fear of leaving the house and fear of dangerous environments
• Desire to spend more time outdoors

An outdoor space that may support mobility training was identified as a need to improve the interviewee’s life satisfaction.