Is Accessibility Changing?

Accessibility has been an issue for as long as there have been people identified as having needs that are different to most people’s.

In other words, for as long as there have been people.

Because there have always been people with disabilities: impairments, genetic and acquired, that make independently carrying out easy daily life tasks difficult, and difficult things sometimes impossible.

And yet the history of humankind has been one of creating a built environment that best suits people who have no physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric or social disabilities.

The same is true for almost all the products we create and services we provide. Why do we do that? Why do we keep designing... read more