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Oct. 5th, 2017 12:15 pm
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I went to a garden event recently and there were a few signs with some tips to create a garden for those with (mostly) visual impairments which I thought was fascinating. I wanted to share some of those tips:

-A level, firm surface provides good traction for walkers and wheelchairs. Strong changes in texture at the edges of a pathway help people with visual impairments detect that path's boundaries.

-Gardeners with some visual impairment can see plants with bright, contrasting colors and textures. Plantings of different heights encourage active looking - visitors will see details as well as carpets of color.

-Gardeners with visual impairments can stay on the path by following the sound of crunchy gravel. The sound of wind chimes placed at gates or entrances can also help orient gardeners.

-Soft, felted, or waxy leaves appeal to the sense of touch. Plants like soft lamb's ears and spiky twisted myrtle can be planted in the same garden to create interesting textural contrasts. Some herbs, like pineapple sage and lemon verbena, release their scents when touched. Textured surfaces like railings or brick corners on a path can guide visually impaired gardeners.

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