Jewellery for the Blind

The jewellery design world aims to cater designs for a range of people and tastes. So I assumed that if i looked up "jewellery for the blind" I would find at least a few. However, the only ones I did find were mostly all still surrounding braille and the already existing ways the blind communicate.

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Silver wedding bands with names Henri(que) and Tita written in braille

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It's shocking, considering that about 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision, yet on the jewellery market there is hardly anything that caters for the visually impaired or even considers them as a possible client.

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There seems to be a gap in the market for jewellery to be designed for the blind or visually impaired, where a more innovative inspiration and interpretation can be taken rather than literal.

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There still seems to be a lack of understanding and sensitive and personal treatment of the blind. All products for the blind are designed mostly for practicality or to help their lives somehow, which yes, is vital but I think rather than treat them like they constantly need help and pity, they, like us, should deserve products for enjoyment and leisure too, something jewellery is made for.

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