Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Welcome Ramps!

Doorway ramp styled like a welcome mat

It’s accessibility day, I guess. These ramp / welcome mat things go well with the article on cardboard furniture.

"Exile" of "Wrong"

Jim Dwyer, The New York Times - July 29, 2014

It’s the phrase, “the Exile of Wrong Furniture” that hooked me. I can think of so many variations on it that would describe living with disabilities, in a world of full of barriers. The Exile of Wrong Entrances … The Exile of Wrong Sidewalks. Fantastic.

The subject is terrific, too … using cardboard to make custom furniture for disabled kids. It should work for disabled adults as well. I could sketch out a piece or two that would help me out a lot. Like maybe a computer desk, and a properly proportioned chair.