On the Architecture Boston Expo:
When it comes to making spaces accessible, the devil is in the details. ABX will feature an interactive exhibit revealing these details, including two ramps, toilet rooms, and kitchenettes, meant to look identical to one another. One will be universally designed and easy to use, while the other will have common design errors (sometimes quite subtle) making it difficult or impossible to use.
ABX attendees are encouraged to navigate through the space with a wheelchair, scooter, crutches, or a cane -- all will be provided. They will be assisted by volunteers with (real) disabilities and members of the BSA Access and Design for Aging committees, who will both ensure that attendees are safe, and can explain the design distinctions that make one side much more user-friendly than the other.