Architecture

March 1, 2009

I came across this place.

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Well, this place has certainly made accommodations for customers with disabilities, right?

Let’s take a more critical look…

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The Message

December 4, 2008

What is the message here?

Handicap entrance in rear.

Handicap entrance in rear.

Voting

October 20, 2008

New York Times article talks about how ballots can be better designed for individuals with vision impairments or limited literacy skills.

Sample Ballot

WTF are these icons???

WTF are these icons???

Restaurant

October 16, 2008

Been busy. Not much time for getting new ideas down with the level of polish that I am comfortable posting. I am tantalizingly close to having a proposal ready to present to my comps committee, though.

So for now, read about this cool restaurant that Sam found.

Walkable neighborhoods

October 1, 2008

Walkable neighborhoods.

To go along with this post.

Community planning

September 26, 2008

Okay, getting to business. This blog is supposed to be about how design can improve the lives of people with disabilities.

I found this blog with the “random blog” button on WordPress.

Planning Livable Communities

While it has never mentions disability, the ideas here are exactly the sort of thing that I am referring to when I talk about “design” as a tool. If we make our communities accessible and comfortable for people with all sorts of disabilities, it just naturally becomes better for everyone. And vice-versa. It’s not an either-or.