The basics of walking on city sidewalks may seem like common knowledge, but in reality, many people are unfamiliar with proper pedestrian etiquette. In fact, knowing how to navigate a sidewalk properly in a city setting can be overwhelming, especially with so many variables from transportation options and billboards to many shops and noises. Big cities can be very difficult to navigate, especially if you are from out of town.
Historic buildings face an interesting challenge of becoming ADA compliant when their original builders did not consider accommodating individuals with disabilities or mobility devices. As society has begun to seek ways to become more inclusive, this has extended to historic buildings in order to ensure that every visitor has the chance to experience the sites, landscapes, and buildings.
Scientists have long been warning of climate change and its corresponding challenges for the earth and its inhabitants. But the conversation has rarely focused on what it will mean for people with disabilities, until now.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) changed that with a resolution calling governments to adopt a disability-inclusive approach for climate change solutions and responses.