Braille / Tactile Model of the Bridge


Accessibility of the exhibits is being designed into all aspects of the exhibition. A Braille model allows visitors with limited vision to touch the outline of the Bridge to obtain a sense of its design and proportions. Light House for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is advising the project on visual accessibility issues.

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Close-up of the tactile model
This model for the blind of the Golden Gate Bridge was casted in bronze.

 

Prototypes of tactile models shown on right. Machine in foreground is used for creating braille text.

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Braille Model of the Bridge from the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
Princeton University civil engineering professor Dr. Maria Garlock explains the Braille exhibit designed by her student, Tara Weigand.