Project: Blind Vision

This business is a two-pronged organizational partnership in both the private and non-profit sectors.

Triality,LLC is the business that will develop the technologies, hold all of the patients and intellectual properties while maintaining the operational aspect of the solutions and its technical support for the organizations, businesses and blind end-users who use the technology. The portal will be free to use but there will be membership tiers for a modest monthly fee to access the higher system functions for various consumer use, packages will include options for buying/selling online, education/training, healthcare, custom career/industry workflows and more.

Trialitytech Association is the non-profit entity that will be the culture ambassador and educator making the strategic relationships in the blind community spheres and building awareness of my system and its use. It will instruct other organizations on how to deploy the system and master its use of hardware/software so that it helps them also assist their clients/communities, other organizations can be businesses, schools, governments, other non-profits, groups/individuals and much more.

We design methods and technologies to enable the disabled (specifically, the blind) to access and use information and/or content empowering participation in eCommerce and the Metaverse in a way that promotes 21st century technological equity. My solutions are grounded in established consumer electronic device norms and available streaming data sources making the solution a complete system not just another gadget. I want to provide 21st century standards to accessibility and solve the problem instead of the piecemeal approach that keeps researchers funded and working the problem but little in the way of solving it or getting the tools the blind community needs urgently to stay competitive and informed.

A "Race" is a categorization of humans-
based on shared physical or social qualities into groups
generally viewed as distinct within a given society.

“Triality strives to empower people in the race of the disabled,
using new and modern accessibility standards for the blind.
This is made possible through technology and standards
that are designed specifically to address their needs
used and developed by Triality.”
-Christopher Turner (Founder)

What are the problems faced by blind people?

Lack of Employment
Employment- (Working age adults reporting significant vision loss, over 70% are not employed full-time).

What are the problems faced by blind people?

The Limited Accessibility to Activities
and Information

Information Needs- (Information standards, accessible, real-time/archived, where/how to obtain it, provision in suitable formats and languages).

What are the problems faced by blind people?

Lack of Support
Education- (Mainstream, specialist, and further education institutions).

What are the problems faced by blind people?

People Moving- (Public services, cost, environment).

What are the problems faced by blind people?

The Societal Stigma
Enablement- (Making the most of residual sight
and encouraging independence).

The Mental Connection
Q: How does blindness affect a person's life?

A: Vision loss can affect your physical health by increasing your risk of falls
and your quality of life
, it can also have a big impact on your mental health.

Loss of vision has been linked to-

                                        • Loneliness
                                        • Social isolation
                                        • Feelings of worry
                                        • Anxiety
                                        • Fear
                                        • Depression (Common in people with vision loss) 

Blindness, An Equal Oppurtunity Injustice.

In the US in 2018, the prevalence of disability
for working-age people (ages 21
to 64) was:

  • 17% Native Americans
  • 13.3% Black / African Americans
  • 10.4% Whites
  • 4.3% Asians
  • 9.7% Among persons of some other race(s)
  • The employment rate in the US for this population
    was 37.8%.

(Ages 21 to 64) people with disabilities using data from
the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS).

Employment Injustices This Race Faces.

Full-Time/Full-Year Employment:
In the US in 2018, the percentage of working-age
people with disabilities working full-time/full-year was 24.3%.

(The employment rate in the US for this population
was 37.8% for people with disabilities and 80.0% for people without disabilities.)

Looking for Work:
In the US in 2018, the percentage actively looking for work
among people with disabilities who were not working was 7.3%.

The Injustice Of Poverty.

In the US in 2018, the poverty rate of working-age
people with disabilities
was 26%.

What is the cost of blindness?
Annual costs are $15,900 for persons with vision impairment and are $26,900 for persons blind. These results, particularly the high indirect costs, indicate the need for ongoing efforts to address the needs of this race of people.

The Injustices In Education.

Educational Attainment:
In 2018, the percentage of working-age people with disabilities in the US education attainment:

  • High school diploma or equivalent was 34.2%
  • Some college or an associate degree was 32%
  • A bachelor's degree or more was 15.2%

-The 21st Century Employment Challenges The Race Of Disabled Persons Has to Face-

Employment rates of non-institutionalized working-age (ages 21 to 64) people with disabilities
2018 American Community Survey (ACS).

The employment rate in the US for this population was 37.8% for people with disabilities
and 80.0% for people without disabilities.

Employment Rate in Pennsylvania- Disability-38.1% / No Disability-81.6%

In the year 2019, an estimated 25.5 percent (plus or minus 0.26 percentage points)
of non-institutionalized persons aged 21 to 64 years with a disability in the United States
were employed full-time/full-year.

In other words, only 4,968,500 out of 19,477,300 non-institutionalized persons aged 21 to 64 years with a disability in the United States were employed full-time/full-year in 2019.

If you have no dependable connection to what’s happening in your world, you can fall victim to it, opportunities pass you by and your personal progress is severely slowed or halted.

Injustice was a much simpler problem to face before the information-age. Now injustice can come in the form of privacy rights, environmental rights, mass social rights & freedoms and currently healthcare rights as we’ve seen in the SCOTUS revoking Roe vs. Wade, these things can and do affect us all in ways we can and cannot yet see. Again, let me emphasize- These things can
and DO affect us ALL no person, thought or expression is safe. No protection from race, class
or creed
is complete and can be eroded if the citizenry can’t stay informed on how they
are at risk and how to do something about it.

Blindness has no bias and strikes all races, it's the enemy of equity as it presently closes avenues to achievement by not being a disability that's progressed much technologically since the invention of Braille. Even Braille sets the blind back as it has no expressions for technology
other than to spell it out a letter or word at a time, to a person who is blind life becomes excruciatingly "linear", lengthy and too often dead ended. When a person loses their sight
after using technology for many years, perhaps in a career or all their lives, there's nothing
to bridge them back to that lifestyle. My system will work to level the performance field by providing the innovative technological collaborations that need to come together in order to achieve true equality in the spaces that should be considered neutral in our lives.
The more capable a society is and has equal access to the same information and content use, the more connective the social tissue when navigating various social strata, something
sorely needed in our nation currently.

When I think of all the blind people in all the world, waiting for something for so long, and we with sight just go on with our lives unknowing that we are leaving a great number of people behind for no other reason then we just don’t care enough. I love a challenge, especially a worthwhile one that can do some good in the world. I'm determined and passionate to see it be done, something that puts more “humanity” in the human-computer interaction equation.

Currently, the blind community has taken businesses to court, in some cases all the way to the SCOTUS suing businesses for not having any solution for the blind to buy their products or services. This is due to the lack of any developed standards a business can depend on to be stable, scalable and manageable at a reasonable cost. I’d be the bridge to businesses being able to service the blind community that would not cause a whole new website to be built or excessive costs to service customers.

What is digital media accessibility?
Media access refers to how digital, web and broadcast content can be used, read or viewed by people with disabilities, particularly those who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf, hearing impaired, or who have a cognitive condition or mobility disability (See ADA “Section 508”). My company would work hard to see as many disabilities negated as far as accessibility to online UI/UX.

I believe, blindness is the enemy of all races and makes achievement much harder than it needs to be. We found that people with blindness disability within the working ages estimated that the overall relative reduction in employment by people with vision loss was 30.2% in the United States. Globally, using GDP we estimated that the annual cost of potential productivity losses of blindness was $410.7 billion.

Developing and implementing strategies to help visually impaired people to find
and keep employment may result in significant productivity gains.

Developing the MOAP (Metaverse/Online Access Portal) I’m carving out a space that will be truly inclusive, moving the blind computer user into the new metaverse of informational, professional and social relationships that comes from the benefit of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality communications exploration. Building new foundations in human-computer interaction and enhancing human knowledge access by providing a means for all to be included is at Triality's essenial ethical core.

Additionally, a blind user is trained in using the system tech, they can also learn how to build VR content shells (websites). This training would be the equivalent of web design using the content from other websites to convert them into the new VR structure my system will use giving the blind a way to earn a living being designers or starting their own online service business.