Accessibility is an issue for everyone

Four women using wheelie walkers crossing the roadUniversal design is gradually being understood by individuals in the building industry, and some have taken to writing blog or magazine articles – even if they are a lone voice. Nevertheless, they all extol the virtues of UD as good for everyone. This article from New Zealand by Rosemary Killip, also raises the question of whether the access standards based on people with disability, specifically wheelchair users, is now fit for purpose. Rosemary asks, are the needs of people with wheelie walkers and walking canes the same as wheelchair users, or even pram pushers and delivery trolley pushers? She argues it is time to review these standards with a broader cross section of the community in mind.

This article was posted by Lifemark.