YS Destination & Journey

It’s About the Journey AND the Destination!

How do you use technology to route plan to a destination? How do you use the signage and design features at a transit center to help you plan where you are trying to go and when you will get there? This workshop will focus on teaching and practicing these skills using technology, large print, and tactile maps.

We will start the day at the Pierce Transit Tacoma Dome station. We will discuss route planning and the various transit options available from the Tacoma Dome station. After exploring the station’s accessibility features and how they can help those with visual impairments navigate the environment, the students will create route plans to several locations, including the location where we will all meet for lunch.

After lunch, the group will travel to the Tacoma Museum of Glass, where students will explore creative careers, create useful and beautiful glass works, and learn what it takes to navigate successfully in a light industrial workspace.

WHO

Blind and low vision students, ages 9 to 21

COST

Free! Lunch provided.

WHEN

December 8, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE

The Tacoma Dome Station
424 E. 25th St.
Tacoma, WA

We will meet by the ticket vending machine in front of the East Parking Garage on the Puyallup Avenue side of transit center.

RSVP

To RSVP, contact Jennifer Scheel by December 3, 2018 at 360-999-3138 or jennifer.scheel@dsb.wa.gov.

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