More social media out-takes... A UK supermarket has decided to introduce alternatives for disabled customers, what for? someone put it in perspective and had a go at the wheelchair logos too!
Anything that gets rid of the 'iconic' stereotypes is welcome. The wheel logo had mixed reception amidst most disabled and quoted as inaccurate and misleading.
It's based on a very dated idea of people with a disability and distorts actual access and support need too as it refers to a minority within the disabled area, which has many variations like the deaf e.g. or the blind etc many of who are nowhere near using a wheelchair or understand how a wider door/ramp helps their requirement.
Even within other areas, they argue about which icon really represents their issue, because degrees of disablement or multi-disabled people won't accept the system logos of them and their own are divisive to a degree. True acceptance/inclusion will emerge when no icons are necessary and access is a norm. Disabled don't look for 'things to help' anymore but a wider mainstream acceptance instead.
They are very political these days and some are annoyed at the image of 'all disabled in a wheelchair'. Even the oldies are annoyed at street furniture with an old codger with a walking stick painted on it, it's about people, not their issue, and society such as it is still hasn't got this message. Why should it make any difference if you cannot see or hear or walk?