Rob Caslick

Pyrmont, New South Wales

Engineer and social innovator

In 2006, a blind woman opened Rob’s eyes to a new world. Impressed by her ability to guide him through a darkened building as part of Milan’s Dialogue in the Dark experience, the engineer and social innovator did a little research into blindness. Rob was surprised to learn that 90 per cent of people who are blind have light perception. So why didn’t public signs take advantage of this? This led Rob to hold an exhibition of backlit brailled signage with raised lettering and then design signs for Vision Australia in Melbourne. With AMP’s support, he has produced moulds and developed a working prototype for his cSigns: “This grant is helping me to market sSigns worldwide and make it easier for people to find their way.”