|Signify the Accessible Entrance
I found this sign in an ADA publication.
I like the way
Since working with Beth on this EXCHANGE,
I've been much more conscious of accessible entrance signage -- its
placement, wording, use of arrows, and so on. I have found some really
good examples and some really poor ones. I decided to take some photos.
I'll share them here and you be the judge of which are most effective.
| I've found that a good way to get a sense of
what barriers wheelchair users encounter is to push a baby carriage
or pull a suitcase with wheels (fill it with heavy books). The experience
is helpful whether it's accessible entrances I am considering, placement
of curb cuts, choices of surface material, or angle of slopes and ramps.
There are guidelines for each of these, but for people like myself who
don't use a wheelchair, there's nothing quite like experiencing some
of the frustration wheelchair users have when guidelines aren't followed
or when guidelines are followed but there are better design choices.
Bouncing on brick sidewalks and slogging through carpeting has been
a helpful experience.
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