Design meets Disability

This reading presents a dilemma in the design of the products that helped people with disabilities. The text presents a comparison between aid objects that have a different level of social acceptance. While in the design of hearing aids objects discretion is one of the most important characteristics, in the design of eyeglasses fashion is almost a must. My guess to explain this phenomenon is that the more common is the disability and the less impact that it has in the person’s life causes to find “normal” certain aid devices. Another main takeaway of this reading is the importance of considering disabilities in the design process of daily objects. Sometimes a bad design of the simplest can really affect people’s life and right now, due to my knee injury and that I am using clutches, I have been able to perceive the bad design of the simplest thing. I am impressed by how much a friendly disabilities design can make life easier.


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