So after weeks of researching into design and disability, it upsets me to find places that advertise that they’re disabled friendly but actually it’s when you look closely into detail… that’s when you notice the little things that stop it from being accessible.
It could be something as simple as lips on the bottom of door-ways, tables too close together; which restricts passages, door widths, restricting toilet sizes or even floor coverings. – It’s the little things that go unnoticed that make the biggest impacts.
From this, I ask myself… Why aren’t all new and upcoming commercial design put through thorough disabled accessibility standards?
Why aren’t these standards being properly met? – I have underlined the word properly because, after researching into disability and having family that are disabled, it occurred to me that actually with a little bit of consideration and tweaking of plans it can change an interior space drastically and allow users to properly use a space.
So for this blog post, I will be capturing buildings that aren’t accessible and could be further made accessible from a small change. Some of the images of buildings have wheelchair access at the rear of the building… why cant wheelchair users access it from the front like everybody else does?