How making public spaces available to people with disabilities benefits everyone

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:


This article first appeared on 702 : How making public spaces available to people with disabilities benefits everyone


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