Tim Ferguson Sauder, Brian Glenney, Sara Hendren. Accessible Icon. 2009-2011

Tim Ferguson Sauder, Brian Glenney, Sara Hendren

Accessible Icon

2009-2011

Design Firm
Accessible Icon Project
Medium
Digital image
Credit
Gift of the designers
Object number
1175.2013
Department
Architecture and Design
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Tim Ferguson Sauder has 2 works  online.
Brian Glenney has 2 works  online.
Sara Hendren has 2 works  online.
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The Accessible Icon Project redesigns the decades- old International Symbol of Access. Unlike the previous icon, in which the wheelchair user looks passive and ready to be pushed to a destination, (the new one shows a person in forward motion—(a “driver” in charge of his or her own fate. The designers introduced their version in a street-art campaign, printing it on stickers and pasting it( over older accessibility signs in the Boston area. The redesign has now been officially adopted by some businesses and institutions, and even by such cities as Maiden and Burlington, Massachusetts, and El Paso and Austin, Texas. New York City uses a modified version, with the figure hailing a cab, to denote its accessible taxis.

Gallery label from This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good, February 14, 2015–January 31, 2016

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