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Ending image poverty among Blind and low-vision New Yorkers through tactile graphics, 3D models, and Braille
- New York Public Library
- Human Rights
New York is a welcoming and inclusive city for blind people, thanks to world-class transit, vibrant accessible culture, and a talented community of 300,000+ folks who are blind or have low vision. Even so, 70% of blind / low vision New Yorkers are unemployed, and gaps remain in NYC’s accessibility ecosystem. Chancey is a leading advocate for her community as the founder of the Dimensions Project, a free and open tactile graphics and Braille lab housed at the New York Public Library. She started the initiative to teach New Yorkers about accessible images, models and data representations; today it’s a fully fledged, internationally recognized lab helping individuals and New York institutions — museums, restaurants, and transit systems — create graphics, 3D models and Braille materials to support tactile literacy for Blind and low vision New Yorkers.