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Олена Зеленська

Accessibility

25.09.2021

Accessibility is created by a lack of physical barriers and, conversely, the creation of conditions that will help everyone feel comfortable in an environment. After all, sometimes a person who uses a wheelchair or leans on a crutch, simply can not go to the store because of the high curbs or a ramp that is too steep. Accessibility means that a person should be able to use the surrounding space on their own, that is without assistance from others.

Accessibility isn’t just about architectural changes to our surroundings, it also concerns the way we get and share information. For example, we can present information in Braille for the visually impaired or the use of sign language for people who are deaf. Accessibility applies to places of study and work, housing, public institutions, transport, streets – essentially, everything that surrounds us.

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