Symbolizing Accessibility

After half a decade of attempts and a misapplication of the “classic” wheelchair icon, we finally have something that might work as a generic indicator of accessibility – from Apple, of all places.

Joe Clark talks about the need for a symbol for accesibility to replace the wheelchair silhouette commonly in place today. Wheelchairs have nothing to do with computers -- accessibility on computers has more to do with aural and visual difficulties.

thanks xblog.

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Apple design excellence

I'm not sure why the writer seems so suprised that Apple is the one that came up with a good icon for accessibility. Apple has the very best industrial designers in the world on staff, just look at their elegant products.