The Good Fight

Accommodating people with special needs accommodates everyone

Comic showing people waiting at the bottom of a stair/ramp combo leading to a school as someone shovels the snow.

Person in wheelchair: Could you please shovel the ramp?

Shoveler: All these other kids are waiting to use the stairs. When I get through shoveling them off, the I will clear the ramp for you.

Person in wheelchair: But if you shovel the ramp, we can all get in!

It’s all too easy for we (temporarily) ambulatory people to treat special needs as a secondary concern, but as the comic above points out, accommodating people with special needs accommodates everyone.

(This doesn’t just apply to buildings — if you design or develop software or web pages, keep this in mind!)

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