As blind people perceives spaces in a wider multisensorial way, they are able to detect smells, feelings and other details, which are firstly faded by sight to those who can see. This is why Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL is trying to take advantage of these perceptions, training visually impaired people to be architects and organising workshops to share their experiences with other professionals.
Appart of the different point of view, blind or visually impaired people have their personal experience on how inaccesible spaces are in general.
These workshops are carried out as part of the DisOrdinary Architecture Project which pretends to remove barriers, understanding disabilities as a consequence of the interaction with the environment. The main objective of making all people able of participating in the designing and building processes is to allow them to share their specific needs, improving the functionality of the building for everyone, without forgetting the aesthetical part of architecture.
The cofounder of the project highlights how new generations value more and share these aspects, getting more engaged with accessibility.