The Accessible Icon Project is an ongoing work of design activism.
It starts with a graphic icon, free for use in the public domain, and continues its work as a collaboration among people with disabilities and their allies toward a more accessible world.
Our first project that we have embarked upon is called The Community Ramp Project.
With material donations from community hardware stores and volunteer labour from inspired community members businesses with single stepped storefronts are invited to participate and have a custom ramp made at no cost.
The brightly coloured ramps do not present a perfect solution to the problem however they create curiosity and get people talking about this huge design issu.
The project has introduced many to the human right to equal access and has broadened the conversation on this topic.