Barrier Free Day
Inform Design by Experiencing Disability
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2107 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
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Participate as impaired for a day: in a wheelchair, on crutches, blindfolded, deaf/mute. This experience is intended to provide each volunteer with a new view to inform their designs for the disabled and to offer a better understanding of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. You may register to participate by clicking here.
The day will conclude with a reception and a panel of the participants to share their experiences. You will not want to miss their reports! The reception is free if you register by May 1st. Cost is $15.00 after May 1.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. See the flyer below.
Descriptions of Impairments
Mobility Impaired: Wheelchair
Ride in a wheelchair for the day on May 5th. Perform your daily routine from within the wheelchair, test restroom clearances, ramp designs, and take public transportation.
Mobility Impaired: Walker or Crutches
Use a walker or crutches for the day. Perform your daily routine using the device(s), test restroom clearances, ramp designs, and take public transportation
Visually Impaired: Blindfold & Blind Stick
Perform your daily routine while using the blindfold and blind stick. At a minimum complete certain tasks while impaired, such as getting from your office reception area to your desk, navigate a restroom, and eat lunch without seeing. If possible, go through your entire day without seeing, and share your experience with us at the happy hour discussion.
Visually Impaired: Vision Goggles
Perform your daily routine with the vision goggles. At a minimum complete certain tasks while impaired, such as getting around your office, navigating a restroom, using your computer with large fonts, and going to lunch in a public place trying to read the menu. Many restaurants do have menus with large print.
Audible Impaired: Earplugs
Perform your daily routine without being able to talk on a phone, pay extra attention in parking lots and while crossing streets. You will realize that you use your hearing for much more than just communication.
Voice Impaired: Silence
Perform your daily routine without speaking. You will need to communicate with texting, drawings, and basic sign language.