Feeling left out or excluded sucks with a capital S, …especially when you gotta go.
It would be terrific if we could come together and sing Kumbayah and magically melt away barriers that discriminate, alienate and irritate.
Barriers are often unintentional and once we know better, then we feel compelled to do better.
Access by definition means – a right of entry, or, as I like to say, “me too”.
It’s interesting to note that standards known as “Universal Design” began as early as the 1950’s and yet, they are still not widely understood and seldom included in the floor plans of planning.
In a nutshell, Universal Design involves the design of products, environments, and communication to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design.
AS A CONSULTANT I HELP IN 2 WAYS
Teach about the ins and outs of Universal Design and accessibility, and I help people solve access related problems cost-effectively.
Customer Service Training
Design a company or organizational-specific training to ensure inclusivism is woven into customer service representation and this includes the needs of those with various disabilities.