Breaking Down Barriers is a multi-discipline project seeking to create awareness of the needs of less-able users when interacting with potential designs – whether these are digital (such as apps), physical (packaging, navigational boards etc) or spacial (built environment).
Part of the project therefore focuses on teaching this awareness through the use of specialist equipment that provides an approximation of various disabilities, such as arthritis and low vision. It was the latter, using glasses that mimic poor vision that this worksheet was made for, guiding participants through calibrating the glasses and using them to rate objects such as posters or packaging.
I was also tasked with re-writing the instructions.
The worksheet needed to be simple and engaging to use, so that participants in workshops are able to carry out the task unaided. As such, layout was carefully considered to help guide the user through the steps, whilst the typography clearly signposts important information.