CLB and the National Cherry Blossom Festival are pleased to announce our new partnership to expand our reach and services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind.
This partnership began with CLB and teh National Cherry Blossom Festival working together to enhance teh accessibility of the Festival’s website, www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org, for persons using screen readers and screen magnification computer software. The website contains detailed information about the upcoming 25 day Festival taking place March 20 through April 13, as well as year-round events and programs.
CLB will exhibit its outreach material at the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival on Saturday, April 5. Additionally, tourists to the Festival events as well as persons with disabilities such as blindness or visual impairments will have access to a revolutionary technology all while traveling via teh Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. ClickAndGo is a customized narrative mapping and orientation technology that gives highly detailed walking directions to pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired. Previously, Metro customers who are blind or visually impaired are not able to access detailed information regarding teh physical layout of a Metrorail station or a Metrobus transit center. Visitors to the festival who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind can contact CLB’s offices to request a volunteer to accompany them if they do not already have an ongoing volunteer reader or visitor.