23 May, 2018

Curb Cuts - 99% Invisible

Curb Cuts - 99% Invisible:

If you live in an American city and you don’t personally use a wheelchair, it’s easy to overlook the small ramp at most intersections, between the sidewalk and the street. Today, these curb cuts are everywhere, but fifty years ago — when an activist named Ed Roberts was young — most urban corners featured a sharp drop-off, making it difficult for him and other wheelchair users to get between blocks without assistance.

 Roberts was central to a movement that demanded society see disabled people in a new way.

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