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Ageing; A Hindrance To Commuting

We are getting older
Problem: Public Transport System

The reality is even worse than what it seems, so here a few solutions to battle this issue.

Solution Number 1: The senior citizens face a lot of trouble in boarding and getting off the bus, the conductors or drivers are expected to guide them.

Solution Number 2: They can be guided on how to walk and hold inside the bus, so that the senior citizens are prevented from hurting themselves.

Solution Number 3: The bus must stop close to the curb.

Solution Number 4: The transport system must react to the demographic changes and be adapted to the senior citizen’s needs.

Solution Number 5: There should be proper initiatives from governing bodies regarding projects for older persons to understand their needs, wishes, fears and normal handicaps/ disabilities. Read more »

Universal design- The seven principles

Principle 1: Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

Guidelines:
1a. Provide the same means of use for all users: identical whenever possible; equivalent when not.
1b. Avoid segregating or stigmatizing any users.
1c. Provisions for privacy, security, and safety should be equally available to all users. Read more »

Universal design for your kitchen

Kitchen for all
Unlike universal kitchens designed years ago, universal design today doesn’t mean boring design, but quite the opposite.

It is important to note that universal design practices are broader than that of barrier-free design, and are in fact universal. Almost without exception, features or flexibility added to a product to accommodate individuals with temporarily or permanently reduced abilities in some areas have proven to be beneficial to users in general. In many cases, more people without a disability will find features useful than the number of people in the original target audience. Read more »