The Americans with Disabilities Act is multifaceted. Creative design, aesthetics, and content push back against the universal design the ADA requires. The complexity of disabilities, along with the need for barrier-free design, often struggles against the artistic license of those who design public spaces, including remembrance areas.
I wanted to share this article with you to highlight the discussions about accessibility that are happening across the country. In creating this tribute to “one of this country’s greatest historical figures with a disability, and a role model to so many […],” the design team installed features the man they are attempting to honor would not be able to access.
There is certain beauty to be maintained, but it must be inclusive of all people with disabilities. The Fehribach Group appreciates this struggle and enjoys bringing parties together to create access for all.