Susan Fornoff Captures the Dilemma in "Age of Denial"


Even as Universal Design gains popularity this ancedote opening Susan Fornoff's SF Chronicle article captures the tension:

Meri-K Appy can't forget the look on the face of her neighbor, a fit and athletic Baby Boomer, who reacted to the phrase "grab bars" as if someone should have bleeped out the two seemingly innocuous four-letter words.

Read Age of Denial for a look into why it is so essential to differentiate between "accessibility" and Universal Design.

(Full Disclosure: There are no grab bars in my remodeled Universal Design bathroom either!)

(Fuller Disclosure: I had an outstanding deisgner who came up with excellent solutions that unstylish accessiblity products unneccessary.)

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