Tag: nova scotia

Hitting folks over the head with quick fixes for accessibility

Our friend Milena Khazanavicius runs into things like this on the street. Every. Single. Day.  These obstacles are impossible to avoid for persons who use canes or guide dogs because they do not detect obstacles way above the ground. About 7% of Nova Scotians have some type of visual impairment, which adds up to be about 65,000 people. If […]

Reflections on Wayfinding and Accessibility in Downtown Halifax

This fall, I chose to look at wayfinding systems in downtown Halifax as part of my coursework at Dalhousie’s School of Planning. Wayfinding systems are put in place to make cities easier to navigate for people of all ages and abilities. My project started looking at how a wayfinding system could enhance the tourist experience […]