12 Mar '18, 7am

Want to see some real distracted walking? Try getting old.

Want to see some real distracted walking? Try getting old.

Instead of banning distracted walking, they should ban getting old; it is about as useful and realistic. This is Timara, a healthy young student. If she crossed the street in Montclair, California or Honolulu Hawaii wearing headphones or looking at her phone she would be charged with distracted walking. But she is not wearing headphones; as part of my class in Sustainable Design at Ryerson University School of Interior design, she is learning how it feels to be old. Donna Church of Kohler brought all this stuff as part of a discussion of Universal Design. Timara has her ears stuffed with cotton, her elbows and knees velcroed up so that they are harder to move and she has goggles on that reduce her peripheral vision, amount of light and detail of vision. Donna asked if she could see the back of the classroom; Timara responded that she could barely see the front row. Her wal...

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