One of the best parts of being on the Accessible Icon team is to regularly hear how people use the icon to create other advocacy projects and ideas. I recently was sent this animation video made by Shaheen Sheriff for a class project promoting the International Symbol of Access and the Accessible Icon Project.
I personally love how this animation highlights the movement of the icon and the different ways people with disabilities can be active and engaged in their lived environments.
Accessibility has become an increasing problem in historic places such as Italy, Israel, and parts of Africa. Cobblestones, cracked side walks, and lack of ramps make it difficult for people with physical disabilities to travel. A group of operators in Venice decided to do something to help fix this problem.
Where: Venice, Italy
Problem: Currently people in wheelchairs are not able to access gondola rides unless they are carried onto gondolas, which can be dangerous
Solution: To build the first ever automated wheelchair lift on a floating jetty
Picture taken from crowd sourcing site: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gondolas4all-gondola-wheelchair-access
Ever wonder what it is like to feel over-stimulated? Carly Fleischmann shows through video what it is like to experience sensory overload in everyday settings.
Video 1: Coffee shop
Video 2: Walking down the street
3. Video 3: Shopping at a store
Carly Fleischmann created these videos through her own experience. As we know, every individual sees the world through a different lens, which can lead to a different experience than those shown above. The reason I still appreciate these videos are that they highlight important characteristics that are common with those who experience sensory overload:
1. Increased brightness
2. Jumbled noise
3. Sensitivity to certain smells
4. Distracted by individual objects that become the complete focus of the individual