How can design work for all people, regardless of disability? How do you design for all people and all needs? An exhibition on Universal Design on display at the National Museum, at Collins Barracks shows how design can be universally accessible. The designs were co-created by students and expert Assistive Technology (AT) users – people with disabilities who are highly skilled in the use of assistive technology. On display is a range of recent student design creations, developed through a process where adults with disabilities and product design students collaborate to co-create design concepts which address daily living challenges. Products on display include :
- Eyebowl - a bowling companion for people with vision impairment
- Financial Friend - helps people use an ATM safely
- Locatr - helps visually impaired people navigate shops & public places
- Rainy Days - a rain cover for wheelchair users
The Exhibition, Universal Design is on display in the Museum’s Four Centuries of Furniture Galleries until June 2017. Admission to the National Museum of Ireland is free. Opening times are Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 2 -2 5pm. Closed Mondays.