Senator Tammy Duckworth Wants FDR Memorial to Be Accessible for People with All Disabilities
While disability activists won a battle to have FDR portrayed in a wheelchair in his memorial, there have been ongoing problems with the site's design and layout including braille markers that are decorative rather than legible.
SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
The Forgotten History of How Accessible Design Reshaped the Streets
Long before the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 mandated curb cuts at all street corners, 30 years ago this summer, disabled people had pointed to the design of the street as a key locus of their political rights — the sidewalk that stands for being in public space, and therefore in the public sphere.
How Deaf Advocates Won the Battle for Closed Captioning and Changed the Way Americans Watch TV
by Olivia B. Waxman
As captioning advocate Philip Bravin puts it, whenever people “watch captions in noisy environments such as gyms and bars, they have the deaf community to thank.”
SOURCE: Nursing Clio
3D Technologies for Accessibility in Museums
by Carolyn Dillian and Katie Stringer Clary
We wanted to create an exhibit that was tactile, using 3D technologies, because almost everyone wants to touch when they go in the museum.
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