Braille / Tactile Model of the Bridge


Accessibility of the exhibits is being designed into all aspects of the exhibition. A Braille model is being made to allow 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 is drafted in plastic. The final exhibit will be in metal.

 

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