Barrier Free Day
Impaired for a Day Participant Registration
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
There is no fee to participate. You will have the opportunity to attend an informational session and pick up your apparatus on Wednesday evening, May 4th, 5:30pm at DCFA.
You must register to participate. Participant registration closes on May 1st or when all categories are filled.
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.