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sightless_sign / Communication Tool


Climbing is one of the suitable sports especially for the visually-challenged as it provides full-body motion. But particular supports and facilities were needed for them to play it.

This is a T-shirt designed for everyone to enjoy indoor-climbing; the visually-challenged can quickly figure out the correct sequence of holds by feeling form-printed and mirror-imaged surface on the T-shirt, using a single hand. it is not only a tactual map, but also a communication tool for the seeing to think their surroundings and difficulties.

I am collaborating with NPO Monkey Magic, promoting sports with the visually-challenged.


Tama Art University

Tama Art University
Tokyo, Japan

Professor Yukio Ota
(designer of emergency exit sign / ISO 6309:1987)

Tama Art University
3-15-34, Kaminoge, Setagaya,
Tokyo, JAPAN 158-8558


Student (Tama Art University)

Student (Tama Art University)
Tokyo, Japan