Colors can seem like such a mystery to those who are blind and they can be tricky to identify for those who have low vision. There is a solution that may be helpful. I recently found out about The Scripor Alphabet. This is a tactile code for colors as braille is a tactile code for letters.
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This is braille for colors. This video gives more details.
I am on a journey to learning braille myself and I would like to learn this code for colors as well. This is also a great tool for those who are colorblind to have a way to access colors.
I hope that this is helpful for many out there. What do you think of this tactile color code? Do you already use it or do you want to learn it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Do you enjoy traveling? Do you find your loss or lack of eyesight to be an obstacle to travel, or has it made travel less enjoyable? Well, today i want to spotlight a company that offers a unique travel experience to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Traveleyes provides independent group travel for people who are blind or have low vision. The unique aspect is that each group is made up of a mix of sighted and blind and visually impaired individuals. The sighted participants help to provide sighted guide and to describe the sights. There is a 50% discount for sighted participants. This allows those who are blind or partially sighted to travel independently without having to rely on family.
Traveleyes handles all of the details including the entire itinerary. Click here to learn more about how it all works.
I have not used this service myself but I hope to be able to do so in the future. I would love to visit England one day and other places as well. Individuals, couples and small groups are welcome. I think it is important that this allows a person who is blind or has low vision to travel independently because they do not have to rely on family or friends to travel and they can go on their own schedule. I know my family would probably not want to fly all the way to England or other far off destinations. This service would give me an opportunity to travel on my own. It is also nice to know that the sighted individuals want to contribute and help guide and describe the sights as they agree to this when signing up for the trip. I would not feel like I was asking for too much or feel like a burden when asking for descriptions or for sighted guide. I think this would make the vacation much more enjoyable for me. It is a great benefit that sighted participants get a discount because they offer a very helpful service.
Click here to learn more about the destinations you can explore with them.
I should add that you should check the site to find out when the tours will be taking place as the pandemic has changed travel rules.
So if you feel safe enough to travel again or when you do feel safe enough you should look into Traveleyes. I hope to take part in one of their travel tours one day.
Fashion and accessibility definitely go together and there has recently been a push to make the fashion scene more inclusive when it comes to people with disabilities. Today I want to tell you about a podcast that will be your guide to accessible style.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and if you are looking for an accessible card for a friend or loved one in the blind or visually impaired community Amber from Braille Creations By Amber has just what you need.
She makes tactile greeting cards for all occasions that include messages in braille. Personalized gifts are the best and when you can make it fully accessible it is even better.
Here are some more of the custom cards with alt text. I still have more to do too! If you have someone you want to send a card to, but you’re not sure what you want to send, or you don’t see something in my shop that catches your eye, contact me! I’m always happy to get creative! pic.twitter.com/Zs6ZoE4ErG