Daniel Martin's story helps us understand who to include in "design that's usable by all people."

And not just in Staunton, VA, but anywhere.

Daniel has been living in a world of total blindness since he was 15 years, after a car accident left him completely blind. Daniel attended a rehabilitation program in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania the summer following his accident, where he learned invaluable life skills, including cane navigation, Braille, and computer assistive technology.

In addition, Daniel has learned to navigate his world by making physical adaptations to his home, as well as incorporating tactile cues to help him complete his meal preparation independently. Daniel offers tremendous insight into how communities can be more welcoming to people with visual impairments, and how his disability is only an element of who he is as a whole person: blindness does not define him.

Location: Staunton, VA, United States


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