Thursday, April 12, 2007

Accessibility's universal benefit explained

Are you one of those people (not likely BTW if you're a regular reader here!) who want to know why people with disabilities should get all of these accommodations? What's in it for the rest of the people if public spaces are made more accessible? Well, Wayne Trevor, London Underground’s accessibility and inclusion manager, has your answer. Here's what he had to say about the London subway's new accessible route planner: “The new service will be a real benefit for all our customers showing them the best routes through stations for their individual needs, not just wheelchair users, but the elderly, travellers with heavy luggage and parents with buggies, as well as those passengers with visual and hearing impairments. This groundbreaking new service allows all customers to plan in advance ensuring an easier and more relaxed journey, promoting confidence and independent travel on the Tube.”
Better accessibility for people with disabilities means a universal better experience. It just takes some forethought. (Photo of a London Underground tube by Elisa Barbata via


At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the percentage of the world's population that is elderly grows there will hopefully be more support and less furor over accessability measures.


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