For many older adults, losing the ability to see well means losing independence. Light is essential to sight. Sight is essential to independence.
We started our research based on IDEO toolkit, HCD, for the first step we wanted to listen and hear to the target users. At AlmaVia San Francisco we interviewed elderly people older than 70 years old in three different sessions. The second interview happened in an affordable- assisted housing in Berkeley. The interviewees were one couple and a single lady over their 70’s. The third interview took place in University Neighborhood Apartment in Berkeley. It was an assisted- affordable housing. The interviewees were People with certain disabilities.