New Accessibility Icon Sparks Conversations About Other Alternative Icons

Published: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:40pm
Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:41pm
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(Sara Hendren & Brian Glenney)
The new icon.

This week, Phoenix unveiled a new icon for disability accessibility. It depicts someone wheeling a wheelchair and will replace the old icon, which showed someone just sitting in a wheelchair.

This is part of the Accessible Icon Project, which is working to make the icon more active. And it’s not the only conversation of its kind happening.

For more on what people are talking about, we turn to Bess Williamson, who teaches the history of design at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

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