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Chris Downey: Design with the Blind in Mind

Chris Downey: Design with the Blind in Mind

Cities are diverse places, home to a rich spectrum of people and lifestyles. Chris Downey, however, believes that there are only two types of people, "those with disabilities and those that haven't quite found theirs yet." Downey, a distinguished architect of over twenty years, lost his eyesight four years ago and found a new way of seeing the world. "If you design for the blind in mind, you get a city that is robust, accessible, well-connected...a more inclusive, more equitable city for all." Hear his story, contrasting his daily life before and after this newly found "outsight."


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Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz
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Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "Chris Downey: Design with the Blind in Mind" 19 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/449481/chris-downey-design-with-the-blind-in-mind/> ISSN 0719-8884