Making public spaces available for people with disabilities and how this can benefit everyone.
One such example is the curb cut effect, designed for universal access.
The curb cut, a ramp used to allow smooth passage between the sidewalk and the street, was designed in the early forties.
Erky Wood, Director at Gapp Architects & Urban Design, spoke to Azania on the history of the curb cut and why it is important.
We find it so hard as able-bodied people to think about those disadvantaged and it is not until as you say, you have been a parent and you push prams around that you realise how difficult it is.— Erky Wood, Director at Gapp Architects & Urban Design
He says developing sensitivity about the most vulnerable people will help.
Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation:
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