Design with the Blind in Mind

“Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.”

Now this is a quote from Charlie Sheen. And yet it’s still relevant.

This is a good time to remind ourselves that with vision comes responsibility – a responsibility to recognize that we don’t always have the vision we need to solve problems for folks who live outside of our tech-savvy circles.

With the company focus on accessibility, we should view our responsibility to folks with disabilities as not only deeply applicable to our mission to make the world’s information “universally accessible”, but as something also pretty damn close to a source of inspiration for us all.

With that in mind, check out this great TED talk by Chris Downey, a blind former architect, who urges the audience to “design with the blind in mind”.

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