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For Blindness Awareness Month

Creative Project Request

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So yesterday my blogger friend Susan of Adventures in Low Vision, and I were having a discussion on October being Blindness Awareness Month and we were tossing around ideas for an awareness ribbon. This discussion got me to thinking why not reach out to this community for help on an interesting design project.

The white cane, is a mobility device that allows its users to navigate the world safely and independently while at the same time it indicates to others that the user has some form of vision impairment. Likewise the icon used as blindness awareness features a silhouette of a person using a white cane.

Before anyone gets all up in arms on ADA guidelines and specifications, what I am about to request is specific to this blog only. I’ve included in this post the reworked International Symbol of Accessibility by the forward thinking Accessible Icon Project. This is an example of how positive change begins.

Reworked International Symbol of Accessibility of a white silhouette of a person in a wheelchair against a blue background.
the Accessible Icon Project

White silhouette of a person using a white cane against a black background.

Since this blog represents style and lifestyle for blind & vision impaired women I wanted to seek assistance in creating an icon of a stylish woman using a white cane. The twist on this image would be the woman using her cane in one hand, while carrying shopping bags in the other hand.

If anyone out there is up to the task of designing a graphic like the one I’ve outlined I’d sure love to hear from you. If you’re not a designer but know of someone who is and could possibly be interested please let me know. Please comment below or reach me directly at boldblindbeauty@gmail.com. ~Steph

Thank you!!

17 thoughts on “For Blindness Awareness Month

  1. It’s a relief I have my sight because I am so not visual. Wish I had some decent aesthetic sense. Great of you to take this initiative, S.

    1. Hey D. How are you? Thank you for coming by. You my dear are so creatively gifted I believe your aesthetic sense would be off the charts.

  2. I love what you’re doing here. Just to chime in, I love the visual impact of the cane and the shopping bags. It’s powerful.

    1. Thank you! I was able to obtain the services of a designer from the post and she will have something for me by the end of November. I’m actually thinking of doing a series called “Women on the Move” out of a conversation I had with the designer. The message behind this blog is the fact that blind people are just people. The new logo will capture this message.

  3. Love this. The modernized ADA logo is so much more appealing to me to the static original. An updated white cane logo would be great.

    1. I love the updated ADA logo. I first saw it last year but I’m not sure if it’s been sanctioned by the ADA. You know, because bureaucratic red tape is far more important than the advancement of societal acceptance.

  4. Steph, it is a worthwhile project and I’m happy you’re doing it. You could contact Jennifer Barrile at her blog http://jenniferbarrile.wordpress.com/ and I’m sure she’d be happy to work on something super cute for you. x

    1. Thank you so much, I will reach out to Jennifer!!

  5. What a great idea! I’ll Tweet and Facebook your post out. Hope you get someone who can assist.

    1. Thank you Deanna, this is so apprecited!

  6. I like it and I think this is a great idea, Stephanae.

      1. I wished I myself had the kind of skill to create something, but I’ll ask others who do and leave it to them. :O)

      2. I wish I could do it as well but I can barely draw stick figures. If you could put some feelers out there I’d really appreciate it. Thank you

      3. I will. Yep, stick figures are us. 😀

    1. Thanks Theresa!! I hope I can get some bites 🙂

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