In the built environment, accessibility means designed spaces that meet the needs of people with a wide range of abilities, including those who are blind or who have limited vision. Designing with the blind in mind embraces the movement toward universal design.

The statistical data for persons who are blind or have visual impairments changes daily. This session will deal specifically with how design relates to persons who are blind or have visual impairments as a part of function in their daily lives and in the workplace. We will look at accessibility guidelines and design, materials, and tools that people use in their daily lives to help them. 

PRESENTER:  Ron Davis, RAS

Ron is a Texas registered accessibility specialist and owner of Ron Davis Consulting.  RDC provides plan review services as required by TDLR, which is followed by an onsite inspection of the job site to verify compliance. RDC also offers private consult services to insure compliance with Accessibility laws and prevailing standards. RDC gives back to the Architectural, Interior Design and Construction industry by teaching on accessibility standards.