Accessible Travel Academy
What is accessible travel? How is it impacting society and the economy? Where is it going in... View more
What is accessible travel? How is it impacting society and the economy? Where is it going in the future?
Learn about and discuss trends in the accessible travel industry.
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Reply To: Using the word “accessible”
- MemberAugust 11, 2021 at 10:42 pm
Yes, I totally agree with the idea of the access statement and fully describing (via words, images, video, audio etc) what something is – and isn’t – and then leaving it to the user to decide whether it is sufficient for their needs.
But I’m also interested in the use of a word. There will always be someone’s needs who are not met by an adaptation. Does that mean the word “accessible” can never be used? Is there a threshold (ie fits the needs of 65% of the disabled community)? Though, I guess that is the same as your point on quality… perhaps there are no answers…?
The biggest temptation (for me personally) is social media etc – not for sensationalism, but practicality. Twitter only has 240 characters, and there is a hashtag for #accessible but not #HelicopterWithALiftOnTheSideForPeopleWithLimitedMobilityButCanBalanceByThemselvesAndTransferFromTheirWheelchair-SeeImagesAndVideo hashtag ? And I’m lazy.
But I never want to leave others out, because I know it sucks to not fit a “standard”.
Sorry, rambling now…