Five things for blind visitors to do in Houston
Houston is proud to host the #NFB2023 Convention. We know that means thousands of blind people from across the USA will be here. With that in mind, we offer the following information for your consideration.
Houston is a city with a lot to offer visitors, and blind visitors are no exception. There are many activities that blind visitors can enjoy in Houston, and here are five of the best:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a lot to offer visitors of all ages, and blind visitors will appreciate the museum’s many hands-on exhibits. The museum also has a number of programs and events that are specifically designed for blind visitors.
We know it’s hot, but you can still take a walk through
Hermann Park is a beautiful park in the heart of Houston, and it’s a great place to take a walk, have a picnic, or just relax. The park has a number of accessible features, including paved paths, Braille signage, and audio tours.
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is a great place to learn about the plants and animals of Houston. The arboretum has a number of accessible features, including paved paths, Braille signage, and audio tours.
Take a boat tour of
Buffalo Bayou is a river that runs through the heart of Houston, and it’s a great place to take a boat tour. There are a number of companies that offer boat tours of Buffalo Bayou, and many of them are accessible for blind visitors.
Space Center Houston
This is one of the outings planned for #NFB2023 attendees! Visit the
The Space Center Houston is a great place to learn about the history of space exploration. The space center has a number of accessible features, including paved paths, Braille signage, and audio tours.
These are just a few of the many activities that blind visitors can enjoy in Houston. With a little planning, blind visitors can have a great time in Houston and experience all that the city has to offer.
Here are some additional tips for blind visitors to Houston:
Plan ahead. Before you go, it’s a good idea to research the activities and attractions that you want to visit and make sure that they are accessible. You can also contact the attractions or businesses directly to ask about their accessibility.
Bring a friend or family member. It can be helpful to have someone with you who can help you navigate and get around.
Use public transportation. Houston has a good public transportation system, and it’s a great way to get around the city. You can also use ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft.
Ask for help. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask. There are many people in Houston who are willing to help blind visitors. There are many of them around the hotel and facilities hosting the #NFB2023 Convention.
And always remember to hydrate and wear that sunscreen, y’all!