Chris Downey

Designing an Accessible City

Designing an Accessible City

Chris Downey is an architect who suddenly went blind in 2008, after surgery to remove a brain tumour. In his TED talk, he shares his “outsights”—insights he’s gained since losing his sight—and uses humour to explain the fears and misconceptions “of moving through the city without sight, seemingly oblivious to the environment and the people around you.”