Access Symbol Works

Posted December 12th, 2014 by Anthony

I was hanging out in the bar with a bunch of folks at SDS last June. One of the party innocently asked, “What do you guys think about the new access symbol business?” Even dead sober I couldn’t help but go on a rant. I knew I had been thinking about how I didn’t like the new active symbol, but I was surprised at my vehemence. The short version is, I think it distracts the disability community from more important activism, and it seeks to personalize the symbol excluding all but the active, paraplegic, manual wheelchair users.

Well, I finally put my thoughts on paper for New Mobility magazine. If you’re interested you can see it at “New Accessibility Symbol is Frivolous”

Article and graphic from New Mobility on keeping the existing accessibility symbol.

Article from New Mobility on keeping the existing accessibility symbol.

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