At first glance, a high-tech stair climbing wheelchair might seem like a cool innovation. But for Liz Jackson, it’s another example of what she refers to as “disability dongle.”
Domino’s Pizza Inc. won’t be able to evade a lawsuit claiming it doesn’t ensure blind people can order food through its website and mobile app.
My children’s school, restaurants, aisles and footpaths – I lose count of the times each day I think ‘that would be hard for him’
A new generation of accessible museums is opening the door to people who may find access challenging. They are doing this by using technology in a range of innovative ways.
People need easy access to work and to essential services to live decent, independent lives. Cities need Universal Basic Mobility. It’s a human right.
We are not simply disabled by our bodies but by the way society is organised. It isn’t my use of a wheelchair that makes my life disabled, it’s the fact not all buildings have a ramp.
Luke Anderson has thought a lot about designing accessible spaces. And he’s come to an important conclusion. “It’s not us that have disabilities, but it’s the places we live, work and play that are disabled.”
Mayors around regional New South Wales are getting a glimpse of what it’s like living with a disability while asking residents to point out where their towns are falling short.
Transit users who aren’t physically able to tap a Compass Card at SkyTrain fare gates will soon be able to gain access by using a radio-frequency identification card.
“Our Design -Build approach use Universal Design to the full extent of its possibilities. It is not a question of simply lowering counters or of having hallways 4’ feet wide. It goes deeper into the architecture of the home.”