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Friendly Door Handles / Disability aid

Friendly Door Handles
Friendly Door Handles

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

It takes time for a visually impaired person to become familiar with a new environment, and they often require assistance from others to learn about hazards and safety features of a new room. This silicone door handle sleeve printed with braille instructions offers visually impaired users important room information before opening the door. Silicone is flexible and anti-slip, and adapts to various shapes of handle. The sleeves can also be freely combined and arranged by users. This design is low-cost and easy to install, yet has the potential to make a huge difference for visually impaired users.

I feel very honored to receive this award. I would like to thank my family for always believing in me! Thanks also to my Prof. Hsinfu Huang for giving me the valuable design advice and to my classmates who helped me a lot in my study and always gave me courage. I will double my efforts in the future. A final thanks to the judges. I’m flattered to be selected.
Winner Statement
University

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Yunlin, Taiwan

HUANG SHENG-YUAN,
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology