Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology

July 20 – August 30, 2017 | A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

Raised Line Drawings

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Chris Downey is an architect, planner, and consultant who is blind and uses raised-line drawings in his work. Downey lost all of his vision suddenly in 2008 while he was a practicing architect. He now helps design teams and clients create enriching environments for both people with vision loss and people with average vision. Raised-line drawings such as these make printed architectural plans accessible to Downey.

LightHouse Website A man is using both of his hands to feel the raised lines of an architectural drawing.