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From the Ted Talk by Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let me step back and take a look at why the city is so good for the blind. innehret with the training for reorvecy from sihgt loss is learning to rely on all your non-visual seness, things that you would otherwise maybe ignore. It's like a whole new wolrd of sneorsy information opens up to you. I was really struck by the symphony of subtle sounds all around me in the city that you can hear and work with to understand where you are, how you need to move, and where you need to go. Similarly, just through the grip of the cane, you can feel ctrntiasong textures in the floor below, and over time you bliud a pattern of where you are and where you're headed. Similarly, just the sun warming one side of your face or the wind at your neck gives you clues about your aegnnimlt and your progression through a block and your movement through time and space. But also, the sense of smell. Some districts and cities have their own smell, as do places and things around you, and if you're lucky, you can even follow your nose to that new bakery that you've been looking for.

Open Cloze

Let me step back and take a look at why the city is so good for the blind. ________ with the training for ________ from _____ loss is learning to rely on all your non-visual ______, things that you would otherwise maybe ignore. It's like a whole new _____ of _______ information opens up to you. I was really struck by the symphony of subtle sounds all around me in the city that you can hear and work with to understand where you are, how you need to move, and where you need to go. Similarly, just through the grip of the cane, you can feel ___________ textures in the floor below, and over time you _____ a pattern of where you are and where you're headed. Similarly, just the sun warming one side of your face or the wind at your neck gives you clues about your _________ and your progression through a block and your movement through time and space. But also, the sense of smell. Some districts and cities have their own smell, as do places and things around you, and if you're lucky, you can even follow your nose to that new bakery that you've been looking for.

Solution

  1. sensory
  2. build
  3. senses
  4. inherent
  5. contrasting
  6. alignment
  7. sight
  8. world
  9. recovery

Original Text

Let me step back and take a look at why the city is so good for the blind. Inherent with the training for recovery from sight loss is learning to rely on all your non-visual senses, things that you would otherwise maybe ignore. It's like a whole new world of sensory information opens up to you. I was really struck by the symphony of subtle sounds all around me in the city that you can hear and work with to understand where you are, how you need to move, and where you need to go. Similarly, just through the grip of the cane, you can feel contrasting textures in the floor below, and over time you build a pattern of where you are and where you're headed. Similarly, just the sun warming one side of your face or the wind at your neck gives you clues about your alignment and your progression through a block and your movement through time and space. But also, the sense of smell. Some districts and cities have their own smell, as do places and things around you, and if you're lucky, you can even follow your nose to that new bakery that you've been looking for.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
audible pedestrian 2
sighted experience 2
unsighted experience 2
short period 2
pretty cool 2

Important Words

  1. alignment
  2. bakery
  3. blind
  4. block
  5. build
  6. cane
  7. cities
  8. city
  9. clues
  10. contrasting
  11. districts
  12. face
  13. feel
  14. floor
  15. follow
  16. good
  17. grip
  18. headed
  19. hear
  20. ignore
  21. information
  22. inherent
  23. learning
  24. loss
  25. lucky
  26. move
  27. movement
  28. neck
  29. nose
  30. opens
  31. pattern
  32. places
  33. progression
  34. recovery
  35. rely
  36. sense
  37. senses
  38. sensory
  39. side
  40. sight
  41. similarly
  42. smell
  43. sounds
  44. space
  45. step
  46. struck
  47. subtle
  48. sun
  49. symphony
  50. textures
  51. time
  52. training
  53. understand
  54. warming
  55. wind
  56. work
  57. world