Citizen global launched a new watch model that can be used by anyone, including blind and visually impaired people. This new product was planned and developed together with a variety of potential users, based on the principles of inclusive design. Inclusive-design is about creating products that can be used by a wide diversity of people, whatever their needs or disabilities. This is achieved by incorporating input from excluded minority groups into the product development process.
Citizen model AC2200-55E, an inclusively designed watch for the blind and visually impaired is intended to be easy-to-use for everyone. Designers adopted an inclusive design approach, incorporating the views of a range of potential users from the planning and development stages. (READ MORE )
Traditionally, most watches for the blind or visually impaired suffered from the same two problems: their design was inferior to other watches, and they were immediately identifiable as watches for a very specific demographic.
The brand’s goal is to design a watch that everyone, visually impaired or not, could use and enjoy equally. Thus, the company developed a model that combines high-level design and high-level usability.
|Case / Band||Stainless steel / Stainless steel|
|Case Diameter / Thickness||34.9 mm / 7.5 mm|
|Functions||Cal. 6029 / Accuracy of ±20 sec per month / Not waterproof|
|Manuals||Braille Instruction Manual, Audio CD Instruction Manual|