The phenomenon of globalization has made the metropolis increasingly similar. The need to provide goods and services generates attractive patterns to be followed constantly in order to remain on the list of most visited places. The aging of the world population and the high number of people with disabilities has provoked numerous discussions about the specific needs of these people and highlighted how the environments are not prepared to receive them. Thus the concepts of accessibility and universal design are gaining ground in the political, academic and civil setting. Any sensory or motor limitations, as other factors involved in the personal development of the individual directly influence on how the city is perceived. This perception of the environment is cognitive but also affective, because you can not separate thought and emotion. So it is possible to investigate the adequacy and accessibility of a site by comparing their structures and models established as affordable and ideal for a certain group, but also through the feelings and emotions experienced by people in their relationships with the spaces. This research aimed to explore the city of Fortaleza/Ceará/Brazil through the affections of its inhabitants. It was chosen as sample people with visual disabilities that due to a sensory deprivation have a distinct understanding of the metropolis, which is often considered inappropriate or inadequate. For this methodology it was used as the instrument to generate affective maps, developed by Bomfim (2010). Participants were asked to develop a free representation in clay of the city, after which they answered some questions concerning the meaning of what they represented and the feelings aroused by the image created. The responses showed that Fortaleza is not prepared to meet the specific sensory needs of these people, who are consequently disregarded their rights. Although survey participants recognize positive qualities in their city, they gasp with greater allocation of funds for works aimed at attracting foreign investment and tourists, than for the generation of better accessibility for all. The environment can generate as many barriers as possible to the full development of people and meet their needs or not for security, mobility, comfort and autonomy. To meet these purposes it is essential to carry out a plan that considers the peculiarities of the various groups that make its population so that everyone feels included and respected. Thus Fortaleza has generated feelings of not belonging in their residents with visual impairment, since they can not enjoy quality of its positive aspects.