School of Visual and Performing Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA)
Kelsey K. Phillips
Blind, Braille, Design, Disabled, Graphic Design, Inclusive Design
Graphic Design | Other Sociology
Carty, Breann, "Seeing by Creativity: A Creative Execution Designed to Bridge the Gap for the Visually Impaired" (2018). Masters Theses. 509.
This research explores how design can simultaneously reach people who are visually impaired, along with those who can see, by integrating inclusive design. Research reveals that the visually impaired are frequently overlooked by graphic designers. These findings further show that blind individuals feel excluded from society. The aim of this study is to generate a collection of work that effectively combines visual design and braille to provide visually impaired people with a similar experience to those who are not disabled. To determine the most effective way of combining design elements and braille, experiments within focus groups were conducted. This exploration demonstrates that expanding design to be more inclusive would further showcase the need of the visually impaired to be considered more consistently in visual communication.