Category Archives: Design for inclusion

Illuminating Bathrooms

“It does not matter how many carrots you eat, you will face vision changes sometime in your life” Kathy Tinney, my friend, cheerleader and author of this post.

Even if you wear corrective specs, you are unlikely to be donning them when you are washing your face, shaving or putting on makeup. So these principles of design pertain to pretty much everyone.

As a person experienced in vision loss, I found it useful having a magnifying mirror on a collapsable extension arm attached to the wall. I could then bring it right up close to my face. It was attached in place where I could still have light onto my face , without any shadows.

Lighting/illuminating is a design element that contributes to making a bathroom safe to use, both for people with low vision and the elderly. …

Illuminating Bathrooms