Diana Adriano

Graphic Design - BA (Hons)

My major project is an exploration that focuses on wayfinding system for partially sighted citizens. It presents some possible solutions for the three common types of visual impairment–Age-related macular degeneration, Tunnel vision, and Colour blindness. The purpose of this project is to design a linear map, directional, informational, and route signage; that is clear, readable, consistent, and functional; to help make cities accessible for those with sight conditions. There are ways to make design accessible for those with visual impairments, but there haven’t been any design solutions for maps and signage systems designed specifically for their needs. The reason for choosing to try and come up with proposed solutions for these conditions is because this has never been done on a large scale before, and this is an important topic that can’t be neglected. The partially sighted should feel that they are as important as those with total blindness. These solutions are proposals designed to generate a debate - into supporting those with visual impairments within our transport networks.