While many cities have shown efforts to implement accessible design since the 1990 adoption of the American Disabilities Act, more must be done
Statistics show that one in five persons will experience some level of disability that impacts their daily lives.
Millions of Baby Boomers are retiring soon and expecting to live into their 80s.
Most will not be able to drive a car till the day they die.
For that reason alone, we need to ramp up our effort to ensure accessibility – from the grandest concert hall to the most modest city park to the life-affirming rural nature trail to the essential corner grocery.
Anyone, in an instant, can join the disability community. That is why Universal Design and Inclusive Placemaking have an immeasurable intrinsic wealth.