Interesting Accessibility Images: Free Matter for the Blind

The way we portray accessibility measures is interesting. I came across this image recently on the USPS website’s section on Free Matter for the Blind (the federal program that allows materials to be sent free of charge-a really interesting program you can learn more about on this webpage from USPS).

Two white icons against a black background: a person walking with a cane and a separate large envelope.

I think this image is interesting because of the way one symbol of accessibility for the blind (a cane) is used to identify another measure of accessibility (access to Brailled materials). The requirements for participating in the program may entail that almost all participants will also have difficulty navigating traditional spaces, but this picture just seems strange to me because receiving written information is separate from navigation. A full body comes into a play in an image that’s about…reading.

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