Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Futurist: Replace endurance design with universal design

New retirement authority PJ Wade has this observation in a Realty Times column about how airports work for people with less than ideal mobility: "Anyone who has visited an airport recently knows the 'physical endurance' design philosophy that persists in today's travel experience: long waits in line, long walks to everything, short distances between seats on the plane. Airport services intended to improve access for travellers with disabilities frequently reveal poor design, inadequate planning and consistent inconvenience." The solution? " Less physical endurance design and more universal design. (Photo via


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